What are Strongholds in Warzone 2?

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Warzone 2 brings plenty of new features to it ever-popular battle royale match type. This includes plenty of new vehicles, unique locations, and an original map.

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Another significant addition to CoD’s latest battle royale mode are the presence of Strongholds. If you want to find out more about these imposing structures and their inclusion in this latest title, then we’ve got you covered.

Here’s all that you need to know about these enemy controlled buildings in the game.

What are Strongholds in Warzone 2?

Strongholds are enemy AI controlled areas found within Warzone 2 maps that contain useful Loadouts for teams willing to clear them out. However, these locations only become accessible to operators after the first circle collapse. Once available, they will then be marked by large green castle icons on your map.

If you happen to be the first group to arrive at a Stronghold, you’ll not only be tasked with clearing it out but you’ll also have to defuse a bomb before time expires. Once you’ve finished these objectives, you will be free to take any of the items that you can find. Additionally, your team will be given a Loadout Crate and a temporary UAV of the surrounding area afterwards.

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Be wary, though, as enemy combatants may also enter the Stronghold at any point, which only adds to the difficulty of clearing these areas out. With this in mind, we recommend heading over to a Stronghold as soon as it’s available to avoid unnecessary competition.

Warzone 2 also contains the more elite variant of these areas called Black Sites. These contain enemies that are doubly difficult but reward operators with greater items, such as a permanent Weapon Blueprint.

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