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How to open Black Sites in Warzone 2 & earn free Weapon Blueprint reward

Black Sites are a new mechanic in Warzone 2, so here’s how to open them and claim the free Weapon Blueprint in battle royale.

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Strongholds and Black Sites are new domains in Warzone 2 and they feature high-tier loot and loadouts. Our guide will show you how to open Black Sites to claim a free Weapon Blueprint reward as well.

Call of Duty: Warzone 2 feels very different from the original title due to the influx of AI and AI-controlled locations.

Although these bots were everywhere at the Call of Duty Next event, they’re resigned to just the Gulag, Strongholds, and Black Sites in Warzone 2.

Clearing out Black Sites is an important aspect of Warzone 2 as they’re a reliable way of getting your loadout and some valuable in-game items.

Here’s how to open and clear Black sites and earn the free Weapon Blueprint reward.

What are Black Sites in Warzone 2?

Black Sites are areas in Warzone 2’s Al Mazrah that are more dangerous than a Stronghold, giving players who clear them out even more valuable in-game items and their loadout.

They contain stronger AI that will look to take you out at all costs, making them very risk and reward endeavors.

Black Site Key location in Warzone 2

Before you even get a chance to open a Black Site in Warzone 2, you’re going to have to find yourself a key. This isn’t the easiest task in the world as it will require you to defeat all of the AI in a Stronghold and defuse a bomb.

Doing so will grant you a Black Site key which is used to open one of these more dangerous areas. If you arrive at a Stronghold after another team has cleared it out then you won’t be able to get a Black Site key, but you’ll be able to grab some loot and your loadout.

How to open Black Sites in Warzone 2

Warzone 2 player in al mazrah map

Simply, use the Black Site key that you obtained from the Stronghold and open the Black Site like you would a normal Stronghold building in Warzone 2.

Expect to contend with some high-tier AI as well as real players who are looking to grab your plunder once you leave the Black Site. Not only that, but a Juggernaut is likely to step into your path as well.

Free Weapon Blueprint reward with Warzone 2 Black Sites

Successfully clearing a Black Site by eliminating all of the AI will reward Warzone 2 players with an exclusive Weapon Blueprint – the Phantom’s Call Vaznev-9k loadout.

Plenty of other free Blueprint rewards were up for grabs in the original Warzone, and we expect even more to incorporate into the game as the seasons go on.


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