If you’re trying to complete the Desperate Measures story mission in Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War, then you’re going to need to know the poison cabinet code. Basically, you’re going to need to slip into the KGB HQ, grab General Charkov’s keycard, poison him, and then escape before anyone knows what happened. Seems simple, right?
What is the Poison Cabinet Code?
The poison cabinet code is 16-75-60. Simply enter the code and you’ll be able to get the Nova-6 poison and drop it into General Charkov’s drink without a problem. If you don’t know where the poison cabinet is located, simply head into the HQ and go down the east staircase. You’ll need to use your lockpick ability to get past the locked door and you’ll find the office area ahead of you.
Keep an eye out for the patrol guard roaming the area and then slip into Kravchenko’s office (which will also need to be lockpicked). Once inside, you’ll see the poison locker. If you want to actually find the code, you can do so by interacting with his computer and reading the Nova 6 logs. Read the first entry to get the three chemicals needed to make Nova-6: Sulfur, Rhenium, and Neodymium. You can then match those with the periodic table that’s near the poison cabinet which will reveal that the periodic numbers make up the poison cabinet code, 15-75-60.
Now simply head back to the main area and ask the guard to speak with General Charkov. In the dialogue, you’ll see an option to use the poison. This will ensure that the guard will give both you and the general a drink, which you can poison when he isn’t paying attention. However, the General will drink from your cup instead, so be sure to switch them when he isn’t paying attention!
It’s also worth noting that getting the poison cabinet code is only one of the four possible methods of getting the bunker key. You can also reprogram the keycard, frame Charkov, or persuade a prisoner. It doesn’t really matter which option you choose, so feel free to do whatever your heart desires.