In Call of Duty: Warzone 2.0, Strongholds and Black Sites appear primed to be prominent features of the series' flagship battle royale experience moving forward.
While both Strongholds and Black Sites appear randomly throughout Al Mazrah — as well as boast dozens of AI soldiers unafraid of gunning players down — Black Sites are considered to be the more dangerous of the two and offer a permanent "Phantom's Call" Vaznev 9K weapon blueprint reward and other more valuable in-match items for those who clear them out. However, unlike Strongholds, Black Sites do require players to have Black Site key to gain access to them.
Here's a breakdown of how to get a Black Site key in Warzone 2.
How to Get a Black Site Key in Warzone 2
In Warzone 2, Black Site keys are given to the first team that completes an active Stronghold. The first team to reach a Stronghold must defuse a bomb before time expires. Otherwise, the objective is to clear a specific amount of enemies; both AI Combatants and enemy players count.
There are a total of 77 different Strongholds on Al Mazrah in Warzone 2 Battle Royale. However, of those 77, just three of them will be activated in one match. This takes place at the end of the first circle collapse, and all three of the activated Strongholds will be marked on the map and in-game. As such, it's not a matter of finding where they are, but if any of them are nearby.
Once players pick up a Black Site key, its Black Site will be marked with a skull icon and contains considerably tougher enemies, including a unique Juggernaut boss. The reward for completing a Black Site includes the aforementioned permanent weapon blueprint, legendary-tier loot and a permanent UAV of the area surrounding the Black Site until it is in the circle collapse.
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