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How to open the Nakatomi Plaza vault in Warzone

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Call of Duty: Warzone is embracing its inner 80’s action movie by adding Nakatomi Plaza from Die Hard. You’ll be happy to know that Nakatomi Plaza is true to the movie, with all the rooms, vents, and little details looking quite authentic. With that said, Warzone included a brand new vault in Downtown Verdansk that needs to be opened with a Vault Keycard only found at Nakatomi Plaza. 

This is far from an easy task with multiple players or teams fighting over an entire vault and three different safety deposit boxes that can be opened inside. Don’t you worry, this is the complete guide to opening the Nakatomi Plaza vault in Warzone, including instructions for how to find all three vault keycards.

Unfinished Business | Vault Keycard – 1

Unfinished Business has three different contracts players can grab at the start of every game. These contracts are limited and will not respawn, so you have to make sure you’re one of those players or teams that collect these three coveted Unfinished Business contracts. If you miss out, you miss out.

To unlock the Vault Keycard – 1 in Warzone, you have to collect the Unfinished Business contract and open the three following crates located on your map. Unfinished Business is a reskinned Scavenger contract, so nothing’s different aside from the reward of earning the Vault Keycard – 1. As with any of these Vault Keycards, you can then open up the vault located on the 31st floor of Nakatomi Plaza.

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Hostile Fire | Vault Keycard – 2

Just like Die Hard, there are multiple C4s armed on the roof of Nakatomi Plaza. While the movie’s hostages are non-existent in Warzone, danger is still present, with an attack helicopter guarding the C4 instead. The C4 starts its countdown once players enter Verdansk at the beginning of the game. It’s a safe assumption that if you’re unable to disarm the four C4s on the roof of Nakatomi Plaza within the two-minute countdown, you’ll probably explode.

The C4 takes a while to disarm. Expect to die attempting to disarm the C4, either by the hand of other players or by getting shot down by the attack helicopter above. This is a high risk, high reward play. Hostile Fire is also a shared event, meaning that the entire game is collaborating to disarm the C4. While there are four that need to be disarmed, only the last one will drop the Vault Keycard – 2 to the Nakatomi Plaza vault. If you’re unable to be that hero, you can hunt down and kill the player who took the Vault Keycard. As mentioned above, go to the 31st floor and collect your loot!

Here’s a tip: the Cold Blooded perk makes you invisible to the attack helicopter guarding the C4. Without the perk, it will fire at you, leaving you no option but to shoot it down. If you blow up the helicopter above Nakatomi Plaza, it will drop a golden crate. The drop consists of a handful of weapons, one of which will be a random legendary gun.

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Deal Gone Wrong | Vault Keycard – 3

Deal Gone Wrong is for players who enjoy dealing with hordes of enemies. This method has the most shooting of the three, and also has the most money to pick up. Players can start this event by going to the second sub-level basement garage of Nakatomi Plaza, and starting the event located in an open truck in the middle of the garage. This truck is different from the rest, because the back is open and emanates a golden glow coming from a computer console set up inside. You walk up to the console, and a prompt will ask you to start the Deal Gone Wrong event. Make sure you have plates and ammo for this event, because it will be hectic.

Once you trigger the beginning of this mini-event, you’ll need to clear two waves of enemies to drop the Vault Keycard – 3. This is very similar to previous zombie events prior to the switch to retro Verdansk. While the enemies are unspectacular and prove to be a minor threat, wave two unleashes a reskinned version of a juggernaut, called Brute. Once you break through the Brute’s armor, there will still be a fair amount of health you’ll need to shred through, so keep firing away. When the Brute dies, it will drop piles and piles of money for you to collect.

The only way for players to earn the Vault Keycard – 3 is to defeat all enemies. The Vault Keycard will drop as soon as you kill the last enemy. Others can contribute to the minor event, and steal the Vault Keycard from you, so be mindful of other players or squads trying to sneak off with the reward.

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Opening the Nakatomi Plaza Vault

All three paths lead to the same destination. The location of the vault is on the 31st floor of Nakatomi Plaza. As mentioned above, you can open the Nakatomi Plaza Vault in Warzone the moment you collect a Vault Keycard. Each Vault Keycard opens a different safety deposit box in the Nakatomi Plaza vault, so don’t feel you need to spend the entire game finding the three different cards.

Inside, you’ll find stacks of cash depending on the game mode you’re playing – Battle Royale or Plunder – ranging from $100k to $1mil. You will also find killstreaks, legendary guns, and other fairly strong items to use within the vault. The safety deposit boxes also provide additional loot depending on the route you took, so make sure you grab that too.

Be careful when you open the vault! Warzone tells the lobby that the vault’s open, so you might get jumped looting Nakatomi Plaza. As of right now, Nakatomi Plaza is the best loot location in Warzone. You should have better gear than the other players after looting through the vault, so hopefully your gameplay can back it up! Yippee-ki-yay motherf**ker!

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Aja Jones

Writer from Toronto, Canada. Can taste the difference between Coke and Pepsi. Learned how to play drums through Rock Band. Named after a Steely Dan album.
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