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The Warden's Key is an obtainable part in Mob of the Dead. It is necessary to obtain all of the plane parts.

The key can be located either above the Warden's Office or Cafeteria entrance. Electric sparks can be seen on the wire from which it is hanging. To obtain it, the player must enter Afterlife, jump through an Afterlife entrance high on the wall and shock the nearby electric panel, which will lower the key and disable the electricity surrounding it. The key can then be grabbed when out of Afterlife.

The key returns in Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 as a part of the Spectral Shield, where it is obtained by killing the Warden.



  • The Warden's Key hanging above the player is a reference to how correction officers at Alcatraz would hang their keys from the Gun Gallery so they could be safely and quickly transferred between guards on the lower floors.[1]


  1. Alcatraz Island audio tours
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