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How to get the Warzone 2 Nuke: How to win instantly with the Tactical Nuke

How to complete the Champion's Quest and get the Nuke in Warzone 2.0

Want to know more about the Warzone 2 Nuke? Nukes are one of the most exciting killstreaks in Call Of Duty's yearly multiplayer, but now you can Nuke the map in Warzone 2. The chaos this brings to Warzone 2's battle royale is unquestionable, so it's no surprise many players are desperate for details on how to access this destructive game-ending weapon.

In this guide, we'll explain exactly how to get the Nuke in Warzone 2, detailing every step you need to take to embark on the Champion's Quest contract that will unlock the Tactical Nuke for you in-game.

Check out our ultimate beginner's guide for Warzone 2.0. Join vid bud Liam as he gives you all the tips and tricks you need to survive within Warzone and DMZ.

The Warzone 2 Nuke is certainly real, as was confirmed during a stream on Friday, 18 November 2022 in which Stellarmoves, OpMarked, and Wagnificent were the first to launch the Warzone 2 Nuke.

The question is: how do you get it? We'll show you exactly how to unlock the Nuke in Warzone 2.0 below.

How to get the Warzone 2 Nuke

The Warzone 2 Nuke involves many steps, which will take you several matches to complete even if everything goes according to plan.

Here's how to unlock the Nuke in Warzone 2:

  1. Win 5 matches in a row in Warzone 2.
  2. In your 6th match, find the Champion's Quest contract on the map and activate it.
  3. Collect the three nuclear elements marked on the map.
  4. Wait for the bomb site to appear.
  5. Deposit the nuclear elements and arm the bomb.
  6. Defend the Nuke for 2 minutes.
Three soldiers in Warzone 2.0 crouch atop a hill and pose in front of the camera.

After achieving a 5-match win streak in the Warzone 2 battle royale mode, load into a new match and you should see a message pop up on screen that reads "Champion's Quest Available".

This then directs you to the Tac-Map, where you should spot a golden Warzone logo somewhere in Al Mazrah. This marks the Champion's Quest, which is a special contract that allows you to get the Nuke.

After activating the Champion's Quest, a contract tracker will appear on the left side of the screen with four circles. After a short amount of time, the first circle will show a chemical symbol, which will then also appear on your map. Follow this map marker to find the first of three elements that you must gather to construct the Warzone 2 Nuke. After finding the first element, it will proceed to mark the next one on your map.

You will be marked on the map with a large golden crown while you're holding one of the elements needed to construct the Nuke. This makes you visible to all other players in your lobby. The elements also seem to disrupt your map (similar to the effects of a Counter-UAV), making it much harder to track where you're going.

If you manage to collect all three elements, it will then pop up with a new message telling you to "Wait for bomb site reveal". After a few minutes a large radioactive symbol should appear on the map showing you the location of the bomb site.

Head to the bomb site and deposit each of the elements. If you manage to survive the onslaught of players who're presumably hunting you at this point and deposit all of the elements, you can then arm the Nuke (this acts like defusing a bomb in Search and Destroy).

After arming the Nuke, defend it for 2 minutes and it will eventually detonate, killing everyone on the map and giving you a Champion's Domination Warzone Victory.

That wraps up our guide on everything we know about the Warzone 2 Nuke. If you want a fighting chance of getting the Warzone 2 Nuke, you'll need to use the best guns in Warzone 2. To find the weapon that suits your playstyle best, make sure to also check out our Warzone 2 weapon stats table.

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