Key Locations for Buried - Call of Duty: Black Ops 2, Zombies

Updated on July 20, 2015

The Giant is one of the exciting new features introduced in Buried. In order to let the Giant out of the jail cell, you will first need to locate the key. The key is relatively easy to identify because of its bright green glowing skull.

In every game, the key first appears right outside the jail cell on a hook. However, if the Giant is sent back to his cage during the game for any reason, he will close the door behind him and it will lock. The key will then randomly appear in one of four locations.

If the Giant receives enough damage from players he will run back to the cell. This can be caused by guns, explosives, and other equipment. Melee weapons will cause the Giant to run faster, but will not send him back to his cage.

Possible Locations of The Key:

  • The Jail Cell
  • The Bank
  • The Saloon
  • The Courthouse

The Jail Cell


At the beginning of each game, the Key will be in the Jail Cell. It can also randomly appear there if the Giant locks himself back inside. The Jail Cell is located in the Sheriff's Office, which is in the corner of the town area across from the Barn.

The Key is hanging on a hook beside the Jail Cell.

The Bank


Another possible location for the key is inside the Bank. The key randomly appears in the same room that has the teller stations that can be used to deposit or withdraw points.

The Bank is located in the center of the town area, beside the General Store. In order to access this particular room of the Bank you will need to drop down from above. Once in the correct room, head toward the employee side of the teller area. The key will be hanging on the left hand side at the entrance into the employees' side.

The Saloon


It's hardest to find the key when it's in the Saloon. The Saloon itself is behind the Candy Store and beside the Gunsmith. Go up the steps after you enter through the main doors of the Saloon. Take a right into the second small room that leads to a balcony. The Key will be on your right hand side as you pass through that room.

The Courthouse


The final possible location for the Key is in the Courthouse. The Courthouse is located across from the Candy Store and beside the Church. As soon as you walk through the main doors of the Courthouse, you should see the key hanging from the bench directly in front of you.

Video: Black Ops 2 Zombies—Buried! All Key Spawn Locations

Other Useful Tips

  • If you beat the Giant back to the Cell, he will not close the door until you leave. If you feed him Booze or Candy you can get him back out without finding the Key.
  • Picking up the Key will cause you to drop Booze, Candy, or the Chalk for drawing Wall Weapons.

More Information on the Giant, Candy, Booze, and Chalk

Here are some other articles I've written about this game that you might find useful:

Learn about tasks you can give the Giant and how to feed it booze and candy.

Learn where to find booze, what you can do with it, and how to find out who's hoarding it.

Learn where to find or purchase candy and what you can do with it.

Learn the six weapons that you can draw, where you can draw them, and how to do it.


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      Isaac 3 weeks ago

      Thanks I made it too 232 =p

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      Adorie 8 months ago

      Thanks I loved it made it to round 34

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      Landen 10 months ago

      Thank you for the help. My brother and I throughly that we could not get him out and play the rest of the game.

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      Viperkills4912 21 months ago

      Thanks mate lerroy is such a sook I've accidentally shot him a thousand times so thank you

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      Chris Mills 2 years ago from Missoula, Montana at least until March 2018

      I just found this article on a site called Encyclopedial. One of my articles was there as well. I just thought I'd mention it. Here is the URL for your article.

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      Frostlost 2 years ago

      This information is valuable to me and my clan.

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      Bitcher who likes this article 2 years ago

      Hello, i am a bitcher, thanks for the help!

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      Tom 2 years ago

      This really helps thanks :)

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      Mya 2 years ago

      Lithos is a really good article if I could I would give the rate to 2000000 :)

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      Scitiplp 4 years ago

      i thank you for the infornation. it helps me :)

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      Edward D. Saterstad 4 years ago from PA

      Your welcome. I think it took me about 30 minutes to find the key on top of the saloon. It was driving me crazy.

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      Bob 4 years ago

      Thank u this guide help us so much it would have been a pain in the bum to find this key on our own Thank you,Bob