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"Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 – Zombies": Key Locations of Buried

Outside of my day job as a project manager for a construction company, I am an avid gamer with a great passion for "Call of Duty."

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.

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


Isaac on February 24, 2018:

Thanks I made it too 232 =p

Adorie on June 28, 2017:

Thanks I loved it made it to round 34

Landen on May 17, 2017:

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

Viperkills4912 on July 01, 2016:

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

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Frostlost on June 27, 2015:

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Bitcher who likes this article on June 12, 2015:

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

Tom on May 18, 2015:

This really helps thanks :)

Mya on April 01, 2015:

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Scitiplp on October 19, 2013:

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

Edward D. Saterstad (author) from PA on July 06, 2013:

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

Bob on July 06, 2013:

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