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Warzone Vault Keycards: How to open the Nakatomi Plaza vault

Here's how to find Vault Keycard 1, 2, and 3, and how to open the Warzone vault in Verdansk.

A sniper in Warzone, with Nakatomi Plaza in the background

 This content is no longer available in-game following the removal of the Verdansk map and the discontinuation of support for this version of Warzone.

Who put that massive tower there? Nakatomi Plaza sprung up from the ground in downtown Verdansk back in Warzone’s Season 3 Reloaded update during the Black Ops Cold War era. This huge point of interest offered up more than some 80’s nostalgia and a lovely high rooftop from which to snipe.

Nakatomi Plaza actually hid a cash-filled vault within its walls. It didn’t take long for players to figure out how to get inside and get their hands on some very tasty rewards in one of the best battle royale games. While the steps to open the Nakatomi Plaza vault were not quite as arduous as they were to open similar secret rooms and bunkers in the past, it was not as easy as strolling up and knocking politely.

You could open the Nakatomi Plaza vault using one of three Vault Keycards, and there were different ways to get each one. While any of the keycards could open the vault to get some of the rewards, there were three safety deposit boxes inside which needed each of the three keycards to open.

Unfortunately, following the removal of the Verdansk map when support for Warzone’s Black Ops Cold War integration ended, this vault is no longer accessible. That doesn’t stop it from being a great past event though.

How to get Nakatomi Plaza Vault Keycards in Warzone

To open Warzone’s Nakatomi Plaza vault, you needed to grab at least one of the three Vault Keycards. There were three separate methods of getting these keycards.

Vault Keycard 1

Vault Keycard 1 was obtained by completing one of the new contracts added to the game for the 80’s Heroes event. The contracts were called ‘Unfinished Business’, and were located in the area surrounding Nakatomi Plaza, and acted the same as Scavenger contracts. You had to locate and loot three crates nearby, and on the third and final box, Vault Keycard 1 would drop for you.

Vault Keycard 2

Vault Keycard 2 was obtained by completing the in-game mission that triggered when you dropped into Nakatomi Plaza. This involved disarming C4s that were planted around the top of the building, and the locations of these C4s were shown as you dropped in. Some were on the rooftop, while others were located on the floor below the rooftop.

Whoever disarmed the final C4 would be the lucky recipient of Vault Keycard 2.

Vault Keycard 3

Vault Keycard 3 was obtained by triggering the Deal Gone Bad event in the underground parking lot. On the bottom level, you could find a truck with a table and radio device in the back – walk up to it, interact, and the event would start.

AI henchmen would then spawn in two waves. Defeating them all and the much stronger boss henchman at the end dropped Vault Keycard 3.

How to open Nakatomi Plaza vault in Warzone

Once you had any or all of the keycards, you had to head up to the 31st floor of Nakatomi Plaza. The easiest way to do this was to ascend the lift shaft from the bottom floor up to the 30th floor, then take the stairwell up to the 31st.

Once there, there was a large gold logo set onto a waterfall wall, and opposite that were some big boxes with four TV screens on top and a silver, curved door. By walking up to the box with the TVs on top, the prompt ‘Unlock Vault Door’ appeared. Interacting with it, the silver door used to slide open, revealing loads of delicious rewards.

Nakatomi Plaza vault rewards

Inside the Nakatomi Plaza vault, you could find lots of cash lying on the ground, along with a couple of loot crates that would drop things like Self-Revive Kits and scorestreaks. In Plunder, there was even more cash than in the traditional BR modes.

Also within the vault were three safety deposit boxes. Each of these was opened with a specific keycard, and each offered different rewards.

Vault Keycard 1 opened a safety deposit box containing extra cash and Specialist Bonus tokens, which awarded you all Perks without having to get your loadout drop.

Vault Keycard 2 opened a safety deposit box containing extra cash and an Advanced UAV.

Vault Keycard 3 opened a safety deposit box containing a Contraband weapon blueprint.

This was a really tough easter egg to fully complete. While getting one Vault Keycard was relatively simple, doing all three within the same match was a tall order, so we suggested prioritising one Vault Keycard per game.