How the limited-time event in Warzone works.
The Hunt for Adler intel in Warzone is part of a limited-time event alongside the launch of Season 3.
By finding three contracts in Farms, Factory and Summit, you can unlock a Tortured and Rescued Adler skin to use both in Warzone and Black Ops: Cold War.
Though the challenges seem straightforward on the surface, between the way they’re designed and reports of them not working at launch, means the whole process is not as easy as you think.
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Where are the Factory, Summit and Farms Adler intel locations in Warzone?
Though the blurb for the event asks you to “use the location depicted in the current slide as a clue to where you can find intel”, you’re not finding a specific collectable as last year’s Intel challenges, such as Hunting the Enemy. Instead, these are a type of contract which spawns close to where these locations are being hinted at.
Thankfully, you don’t have to rely on the images at all – you can simply view where they are on the map by looking for the Adler icon.
First, lets work out broadly where you need to look. Here is where you can find the Factory, Summit and Farms locations in Warzone:
It’s within these locations you will find these Adler contracts. They tend to spawn around the same place each time – for example, to the south-east in Factory, and on the bridge in Summit – and there will often by more than one (in our experience, up to five – though a reported issue right now is few, if any, spawn at the Farms).
You need to land here, grab the contract, and open the chests it points you to in sequence. Open all three, and the Intel is complete.
That is in theory – but there are a few snags to make things difficult.
Warzone Season 3 is now live! For a limited time you can find Adler intel locations. Elsewhere, there are new weapons to earn – such as the PPSh-41 and Swiss K31. You can also read up on how to master last season’s weapons, including the Sykov, ZRG 20mm, R1 Shadowhunter, LC10 and FARA 83.
How to complete each Adler intel contract, and contracts not working suggestion
The best way to complete each contract is to open the map as soon as the match begins. Now zoom in on the above location, and find the Adler Intel, represented by the Adler head icon. As with any other contract, you can tag up to three at once with L1 / LB.
Now get to one of these as soon as possible. The difficulty with these challenges is as soon as they are picked up, they are gone – so you have to be quick off the mark. Since these contracts are very popular, you’ll be fighting off other players as soon as you land. In our experience, some contracts can hang around for a few minutes – so if you can’t get to one in time, divert and aim for another.
It may also help to be in a team, as if you do manage to get a contract but then die, it’ll continue to be active for your team mates.
From there, the process is technically fairly straightforward – open each chest in sequence. But there is another snag; at launch, there are numerous reports of Intel not tracking and completing. This means if you do manage to get to one of the above locations in time, and get all three to secure the Adler clue, then it might not count.
Our advice for these Intel contracts at launch? Wait a few days before attempting them. Not only will the issues with them tracking be hopefully resolved with a patch from the developers, but it should hopefully mean fewer players will be fighting over these Intel locations since more will have completed them.
Otherwise, you can also unlock the Adler skin by completing the other three challenges on the event page if you own Black Ops: Cold War, which includes killing 25 enemies revealed by your Spy Plane, H.A.R.P. or Field Mic, 25 kills while on a killstreak using the Assassin Perk, and completing seven games on Yamantau. Arguably it’s more of a grind, but they are likely more dependable to complete – at least for the time being.