How to get Warzone 2 Vondel Gulag Key to skip 1v1: Secret guard easter egg

Joseph Pascoulis
warzone 2 operator being grabbed by the vondel gulag prison guardActivision

Players have found a new Warzone 2 Easter egg for Vondel’s Gulag which allows them to escape for free, here’s how to do it.

With Season 5 on the horizon, Warzone 2 players have had plenty of time to enjoy the new map that debuted in Season 4, Vondel. The Season 4 Reloaded update introduced battle royale to the map after a long stint of Resurgence, allowing players to experience the classic last-man-standing mode on the new map.

This introduced a new Gulag to the game for Vondel, which has an extremely similar layout to the original Warzone’s Verdansk prison Gulag.

Players have noticed that there’s an Easter egg with Vondel‘s Gulag which allows them back into the game without having to win the 1v1. For those interested, here’s our guide on how to escape the Gulag on Vondel for free using the Gulag Key.

Overview of the Vondel Battle Royale Gulag including one of both respawn areas and the central structureActivision
Vondel’s Gulag in Warzone 2 holds a secret escape Easter egg.

How to get Warzone 2 Vondel Gulag escape key

Here’s how you can get the Warzone 2 Vondel Gulag Key to skip your 1v1 and head straight back into the match for free:

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  1. Once you are in the Vondel Gulag, you need to be waiting for an opponent in the area outside of the map.
  2. While you’re in this area, walk around the halls until you find a prison guard AI in an orange jumpsuit with a white gas mask on.
  3. Start punching the guard, but beware, as two hits will see you downed and then you have to wait until your 1v1.
  4. Fight and dodge the guard’s attacks until they die.
  5. Once you eliminate the guard, a pop-up will inform you if they dropped a Gulag Key.
  6. If they did, look on the ground where the Jailer died and you will find the key.
  7. Pick it up and it will free all of the prisoners in the Gulag.

It’s important to note that you will not get a key every time you kill a prison guard, and it’s currently unclear what the chances are of the Gulag Key dropping after eliminating one.

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Some speculate that you need to kill both Jailers, as two spawn in the Gulag. Others believe the Gulag Key has a rare chance to drop, but either way, it’s worth trying.

Well, there you have it, that’s how you can get the guard key in Warzone 2 Vondel’s Gulag to skip the 1v1 and get back into the match for free.

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After graduating from the University of Southampton, Joseph joined CharlieIntel as a Games Writer after a short stint of freelance journalism. Joseph enjoys most genres of games and will play anything that sparks his interest, but his expertise lies within the FPS category, specifically Apex Legends. If Joey isn't writing about games, then he's most likely playing them. You can contact Joseph at [email protected]