How to unlock the Bruen

You are a video game enthusiast and, lately, you have been having a lot of fun in the Verdansk areas , the region where the frenetic battles of Call of Duty Modern Warfare / Warzone take place , the famous chapter of the equally famous first-person shooter series.

Speaking of which, you’ve heard of an interesting weapon for your loadout, called Bruen , but you haven’t quite figured out how to get it. No problem: I’d say you’ve come to the right place! In the course of this tutorial, in fact, I will explain to you just how to unlock the Bruen .

In case you were wondering, this weapon is available in various versions, so I will dwell on all the procedures in the case. I will also not fail to quickly describe what his “path” within the game was. What do you say? Ready to get started? Come on then: you just have to take some free time and follow the quick instructions below. There is nothing left for me to do, except wish you good reading and have fun!


  • Preliminary information
  • How to unlock the Bruen Warzone
    • How to unlock the Ember in Call of Duty Warzone
    • How to unlock the Bruen MK9
    • How to unlock the Bruen MK9 quickly

Preliminary information

Before going into the details of the procedure on how to unlock the Bruen , I think it may interest you to know more about this weapon present in Call of Duty Modern Warfare / Warzone.

Well, the Bruen MK9 falls into the category of light machine guns . This weapon was originally introduced in Season 3 of the game, which began on April 8, 2020 and ended on June 11, 2020 with the arrival of Season 4.

Many players believe that the Bruen MK9 is one of the most powerful weapons in the Activision title. There are those who say they are better off with this light machine gun than with the Grau , but obviously personal tastes come into play here.

In any case, the Bruen MK9 was initially considered really too powerful and it is for this reason that it was weakened (or “nerfed”, in nerdy terms) during Season 5 . More precisely, ranged damage has been reduced .

However, the arrival of Season 6 , which began in late September 2020, brought with it an improved version of the Bruen MK9 , called the Ember , which features greater accuracy and much more mobility , despite losing something in terms of control. Furthermore, it must be said that during Season 6 it is still possible to unlock the “basic” variant of the weapon.

In short, despite the weapon having been “nerfed”, the Bruen MK9 is still very much coveted by the players and all COD Modern Warfare / Warzone fans want to get it, especially in its Ember model.

However, unlocking this weapon is not easy and I understand, therefore, that you need more information on this. The goal of this tutorial will therefore be to provide you with all the information you need to get the Bruen.

How to unlock the Bruen Warzone

After briefly explaining what the Bruen is and what “path” the Bruen has done within Warzone, I’d say it’s time to get this weapon. Below you will find all the relevant information.

How to unlock the Ember in Call of Duty Warzone

If you are wondering how to unlock the Bruen on COD , you must know that the method that can get you the strongest version of this weapon, called Ember in the Italian version of the game ( Firebrand Bruen in the English one), involves you solving a puzzle .

Yes, you got it right: there is a mystery around a particular building located in the Downtown area , which you can easily spot at the start of the game (there is really a huge writing above the areas), via the map (on PS4 you can open it by pressing the touchpad of the pad) or by identifying the huge stadium (Downtown is the “city” nearby).

The building of interest to you is located in the central area of ​​Downtown and is the one with a dome on the roof. I advise you to go down to the foot of this building at the beginning of the game, immediately entering the door with the two golden lions that “protect” it.

Once inside the building, take a look at the paintings hanging on the wall. To the left of the entrance is a woman with a green shoulder bag , whom I will call Duchess for convenience .

On the wall in front of her, but across the room, is a picture of a man with coats of arms on his chest , whom I will call general .

As you enter the corridor on the left , you will notice the presence of other paintings. On the wall in front of your character there are two identical paintings, representing a kind of haunted house (Halloween) .

As you turn around, you will instead notice the painting of a man with his hand in a fist holding what appears to be a sword .

To his left, you can find another drawing depicting a man on horseback and, next to him, a sort of triumphal arch .

Returning to the initial room, you will notice that there is a corridor in the center. There are other paintings here, but I advise you to leave them alone. Instead, go to the corridor on the right . Here, on the wall to the right, you will notice the presence of two paintings. The first represents a house with a roof in the shape of a “triangle” .

The second, on the other hand, shows a house surrounded by greenery , a country house .

Also, on the other side of the wall, there is an empty box , but there is a downward sloping nameplate . Here lay the picture of a bearded gentleman not seen in the other paintings. Then you will understand why I’m telling you, but for now just try to remember it.

In any case, all the paintings I have shown you have a plate at the bottom. The latter will be useful for the puzzle, but first it is good to associate a single letter to each painting , so that it is easily recognizable.

Below I list the paintings present and the letter I have decided to associate with them.

  • Duchess(green shoulder bag) – D ;
  • General(chest crests) – G ;
  • Haunted House(Halloween) – H ;
  • Man with sword(fist) – P ;
  • Man on horseback with triumphal arch– A ;
  • House with a roof in the form of a triangle– T ;
  • Country house surrounded by greenery– V ;
  • Missing Framework(man with beard) – M .

Now that you have analyzed the paintings in the building and associated quick references to them , it is time to get involved with the puzzle.

Go back, therefore, to the entrance of the two golden lions and, jumping over the furniture on the right (entering the building), you will notice the presence of a keypad on the wall to the left and a computer on the desk to the right. At this point, go to the keypad and interact with it using the button that appears on the screen (eg square on PS4 ).

Now, you will need to enter a passcode . The latter is a secret, but it can be found by combining the numbers found in the burnt subway stops. It is useless to waste too much time: the code to enter is 2179 .

Once you have entered the code, turn around and immediately go to the computer , interacting with it (eg square button on PS4 ). In this way, you will see parts of the pictures you analyzed previously appear on the screen , followed by additions / subtractions and red Xs .

Make a quick note of the diamonds involved and the numbers . For example, if a fist appears on the screen , that part of the picture appears in that of the man with the sword , while if a green bag appears it is the painting of the Duchess . Therefore, write down, perhaps on a sheet of paper, the associated letter and the operation involved (eg P-1, D + 2).

Pay no attention to the red Xs . The latter simply act as a “divider” . If only the red X appears after the image , there is no operation to do, while if an addition / subtraction appears, write it down. For example, if it appears the green bag of the Duchess followed by a red X , notes only the letter D .

Once you have noted everything down (you can also interact several times with the computer to start the video), exit the code entry screen , go in front of the paintings involved, the ones that have appeared on the screen, and look at the plate at their base. Here you will find Roman numerals . Each painting has an associated number.

For example, if on the Duchess ‘s plate there is written VI , write down the number 6 next to the letter D and any addition / subtraction . If the computer showed you the duchess’s purse and then a +2 , the first number you have to write down and use in the final sequence is 8 , as 6 + 2 is equal to 8. If, on the other hand, you had no addition / subtraction for this frame, the number to be used in the final sequence is 6.

Continue like this for all the frames , in the order indicated by the computer , and return to the latter, in order to enter the code . If you have done everything correctly, you will have a four-digit number (eg 8437). Therefore, interact with the appropriate buttons on the PC keyboard to enter the aforementioned number.

Pay attention to insert, in the first four boxes at the top, the upper part of the figures , while in the lower part the lower part . Let me explain: a 4 is not shown in a complete way, but in two parts, the upper and the lower. To recompose the 4, you must therefore put its upper triangle at the top and the other part of its visual representation in the lower box .

Doing this for all the numbers , then typing first the upper parts of all four digits and then their lower parts, you will see a message appear on the display confirming that you have solved the riddle .

I know: in this first attempt you will probably have failed, as as soon as you enter the code in the keypad the doors close and the building is flooded with a noxious gas that kills the player in just over 2 minutes .

Don’t worry: this is normal, as very few manage to complete the challenge on the first try. I have tried it several times myself, starting many games in Battle Royale, returning to the Downtown building, until I almost know it by heart, and finding the character’s corpse several times (after returning from the gulag).

In any case, the important thing is that you understand the mechanism: you go down to the correct building , interact with the keypad , enter the code 2179 , look at the computer , write down the pictures and add / subtract , look at each other. the plates of the right panels, write down the results of the related operations (or just the number of the plate, in case there are no additions / subtractions), go back to the computer and type the upper parts of the code digits first and then the lower ones .

Yes, it is a bit difficult, especially due to the limited time, but I assure you that as you try it will get easier and easier, until you can complete this part of the puzzle without too many problems, just like it is. happened to me.

Either way, once the puzzle is solved, the Downtown building will open its doors and you can exit. The first thing I recommend you to do is take a vehicle , as you have to go as quickly as possible to the airport , more precisely to the latter’s metro station .

The building is on the right of the largest one in the area. You will recognize it by the green canopy . Of course, you will need to be careful of other players .

Then go down the entrance stairs and go to the right , opening the double door at the end.

Here you will find a terminal with two green screens . Approach and use the button that appears on the screen (eg square on PS4 ) to bypass the computer , which you can now do thanks to the fact that you have solved the puzzle.

Go back to the waiting room of the train, exiting the double doors, and look at the luminous sign indicating the direction of the train. If there is a sign that looks “hacked” , the right train is about to arrive. As soon as it arrives, get on it . If everything is correct, inside the train you will find Manteinance (and not Lozoff Pass or other locations). You may have to wait a while for the right train to arrive.

At this point, staying for a few seconds inside the train, there will be a short loading and you will be transported to an area of ​​the map that is at the top left of Dam .

If you arrived late, the gas zone that closes the Battle Royale map may have already reached this corner of the map and therefore your character may not survive . Unfortunately, in this case you will have to start over and do the puzzle again in another game.

Here goes a bit of luck: if the area closes at the top left of the map, you have more time to finish the puzzle and reach this area. If, on the other hand, it closes in other parts, you have to try to solve the puzzle at the speed of light , run in the subway and take the right train .

In any case, once you arrive in the “maintenance” area with the right timing, get off the left side of the train, cross another train and open the double door on the left . Here you will find, on a table , the project for the Ember , or the upgraded Bruen MK9.

Pick up the weapon with the appropriate button (eg square on PS4 ) and that’s it. You have unlocked the weapon and can already use it in this game. If you have some time and the area is not “picking you up”, I recommend you take a quick tour of this maintenance area, as there are also chests and other interesting items .

To get back “in the game” and try to win it, you can interact with a special terminal in this maintenance area, which will take you back to the map where you can meet the other players.

Once the game is over, you can insert the Ember into one of your weapon loadouts . To do this, go to the main COD Warzone screen, go to the WEAPONS tab and change one of the solutions you usually bring into the game.

So choose one of the available slots , go to the light machine guns section and look for the Bruen MK9 . After that, move to the right and tap on the Armory box . Perfect, now you just have to select the Ember and the latter will be part of your loadout, which I remind you you can get through the special crates present in the Battle Royale.

Interesting information: with the method I explained to you, you can insert the Ember in your loadout even without having unlocked the “basic variant” of the Bruen MK9. In short, I listed this procedure before you compared to that of the “standard” model because by doing so you can obtain, within a few hours of play, the most powerful variant of the weapon.

How to unlock the Bruen MK9

As for the “base model” of the Bruen MK9 , things get even more complicated (actually it depends on what kind of players you are, since for some the enigma of the Ember could be more complex).

In fact, to unlock this variant, you need to complete a specific game request, that is to kill 3 enemies in the vicinity of the smoke using a light machine gun in 15 different games .

In short, here there is very little to say: to unlock the “base” model of the Bruen MK9, you have to complete this challenge , which could take a long time and many games to complete. You probably now understand why I explained to you earlier how to get the more powerful variant.

However, as you may have seen if you’ve tried to figure out how to unlock the Bruen MK9 in COD Warzone Season 5 , the availability and method of unlocking the game’s weapons can vary constantly. In fact, it is a title that is always being updated and, for this reason, I recommend that you take the information in this post as purely indicative , since the mechanics may vary.

How to unlock the Bruen MK9 quickly

How do you say? Would you like to unlock the Bruen MK9, perhaps in its most powerful variant (Ember), as quickly as possible ? No problem, I’ll tell you how to do it right away!

Well, in this case my advice is to focus on the enigma that I explained to you in detail in the chapter related to the Ember . In fact, in my view, this is the fastest way to get the weapon, since it can be completed in a single game , obviously doing all the operations on time.

In any case, since the puzzle and the ride to the airport must be done very quickly to be able to get the project of the Firebrand Bruen (Ember) , I would like to give you some tips that could help you carry out these operations more quickly. .

First of all, you need to know that the puzzle code changes with each game, but the position of the diamonds remains the same . This means that you can take photos of the latter with your smartphone , in order to remember where they are and immediately associate the image that appears on the computer with the right picture.

Also, I found that, at least during my games, the images that appear on the computer are more or less always the same .

  • Triumphal arch: painting of the man on horseback;
  • Fist: painting of the man holding a sword;
  • “Haunted Tomb”: painting of the haunted house (Halloween);
  • Green bag: painting of the duchess;
  • “Shuriken” coats of arms: painting of the general;
  • Green plants: painting of the country house;
  • Triangle roof: painting of the house with this roof;
  • Face of a bearded man: missing painting, the one with the nameplate facing down.

Typically these are the associations and memorizing them could save you a lot of time. Also keep in mind that when you activate the puzzle other players cannot enter the room , but there may be someone waiting outside when you finish .

Sure, you have a second chance by winning the gulag , but since you have to get to the subway as soon as possible, you better run away and look for a vehicle . In short, now you know everything there is to know about Bruen in Call of Duty Modern Warfare / Warzone.

For the rest, since you are a fan of Activision’s Battle Royale, I suggest you take a look at the page of my site dedicated to Call of Duty , where you may find other interesting tutorials.


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