The Ascent Champ: How To Get To Grinder Carnage Cage

Vlad Susanu Written by Vlad Susanu
August 7, 2021

The Ascent Grinder Carnage Cage, or the Carnage Cage in The Grinder, is a location you’ll have to reach for The Champ side-mission, the video game developed by Neon Giant.

Since Ascent The Champ is one of the 28 side-missions available in the game (see the full list here), completing it is mandatory; however, the Grinder Carnage Cage is a tricky location, meaning that you may need help getting there.

Therefore, we’ll fully cover The Champ side mission in the guide below because this is also one of those missions that can be easily missed.

Let’s start with some general facts and FAQs. 

What Is The Champ?

The Champ is a survival side mission in The Ascent.

When Should You Start Champ Mission?

The recommended level for this side mission is 18, so you can start it when you are close to the quest giver, but it requires access to The Grinder and some quality gear to survive a trial.

What Do You Get For Completing The Champ?

For finishing this side mission, you’ll get 26.000 XP and 16.000 Ucred.

Where To Find The Grinder?

The Grinder is a district or map section on Tier Warrens.

It is found north of No Man’s Land, northwest of Stimtown, and west of The Edge.

Where To Find The Carnage Cage?

The Carnage Cage is located in the northwesternmost corner of The Grinder.

Where To Find Humble Ivan (The Champ Quest Giver)?

Humble Ivan is found in the bathroom of Dirty Dive pub in Stimtown.

You can see the pub’s location on the map below, as well as Humble Ivan in the said bathroom.

Look for him on the right side of the pub as you enter.

How To Get To The Grinder Carnage Cage In The Ascent

Assuming you already unlocked The Grinder, after you talk to Humble Ivan, you’ll need to get to the Carnage Cage.

Exit Dirty Dive pub and open your map.

If The Grinder map section is uncharted (unlikely), then you’ll need to progress through the game’s story and play more main missions until you get there.

Most likely, though, this area is revealed on your map, so call a taxi and travel there.

Now, make sure you track The Champ mission in your journal, then head to the objective marker on your map.

Eventually, you’ll reach a bridge you’ll need to extend.

This is the trikes part of this side mission.

To extend the bridge and enter the Carnage Cage, look around for a control room like the one in my screenshot.

The Ascent Grinder Carnage Cage Location

Get inside and interact with the console by the CorpSec desk.

This will extend the bridge, and now you can enter the Carnage Cage.

On the other side, you find Kaiser First (pictured below). Talk to him, and you’ll start a trial.

The Ascent Kaiser First Location

Surviving The Carnage

The Ascent Carnage trial you’ll need to complete is actually quite accessible because you’ll only face Ferals which are the easiest mobs in the game.

Because the recommended level of this side-mission is 18, you’ll soon notice that you are OP, so there is no need to worry about this too much.

One thing you can do, however, is to combine this side mission with the Double Charge mission if you did not complete it yet. 

This way, you’ll shoot two birds with one stone.

After you are done with the Carnage Trial, just return to Humble Ivan in Stimtown and claim your rewards for The Champ mission.

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Founder and Senior Content Producer at GameClubz, Vlad is the former CEO of and He's been playing video games since 1994 and likes keeping up with the latest releases, increasing his collection of PlayStation trophies daily.

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