Call of Duty: Warzone has had its fair share of seasonal events, from the spooky Haunting of Verdansk to the story-focused Hunt for Adler. Now, two massive and iconic creatures have found their way to Caldera, as Call of Duty: Warzone players can do battle with King Kong and Godzilla.
This Call of Duty: Warzone event has proven to be quite divisive since its release, with streamers and content creators like NICKMERCS and Dr Disrespect criticizing it for a few different reasons. Still, some players are enjoying it, and it as least worth trying out due to the spectacle alone. Before players load into a match of Operation Monarch, though, they will want to keep a few things in mind.
Operation Monarch’s Ruleset
The most important thing to keep in mind about Operation Monarch is that, despite the shocking sight of giant monsters, the main goal is still that of a traditional battle royale mode: being the last team alive. As such, while there are reasons to shoot at the monsters and other players, it could be best to avoid conflict and focus on gearing up for the first several minutes of the match.
Operation Monarch follows resurgence rules, which should be familiar to Rebirth Island players. For those that are not as familiar with the concept, this means that players are able to respawn after a certain amount of time as long as someone in their group is still alive. The surviving player getting kills will speed up the respawn timer, adding a risk reward mechanic to incentivize players to risk a fight. Sometimes, though, it will just be best to hide until the team returns. This mode features 60 players and a smaller portion of Caldera.
Operation Monarch’s unique feature is intel, which can be found through crates and picked up from dead enemies. It can also be acquired from damaging Kong and Godzilla. Collecting intel will fill up a meter like the one seen in the Call of Duty: Warzone LTM Power Grab. As players fill up the bar, they will unlock loadout drops and killstreaks. Once the bar is full, players can command a very special killstreak that briefly gives them control of King Kong or Godzilla.
How The Titans Work in Operation Monarch
The killstreak in question is called the S.C.R.E.A.M. device, and it allows players to use either a Heat Ray from Godzilla or a ground pound from King Kong. Once they have one of these killstreaks, players can mark a spot on the map, telling the creatures where to attack. Once marked, everything in the area will be hit, with these attacks being incredibly effective. Only one S.C.R.E.A.M. device can be used at a time, though, ensuring that Kong and Godzilla are not constantly attacking the player.
At the start of the match and once during it, the two Titans will enter Titan Frenzy. While enraged, both creatures will use a flurry of attacks, with Godzilla spamming his Heat Ray and Kong jumping around the map to damage a number of areas. While players can run away, the group that does the most damage to the monsters will automatically be given a S.C.R.E.A.M. device. Neither creature can be killed, however.
While players can fight and flee from Kong and Godzilla, they will sadly not get to see them interact with one another. This has been criticized by Call of Duty: Warzone players, as the monsters were seen fighting in the reveal trailer and the event used the Godzilla vs. Kong marketing. Perhaps they will do battle at the end of the event on May 25, but as of now players should not be expecting to see the two duke it out when they load into an Operation Monarch game.
The Special Godzilla vs. Kong Bundles and Exclusive Event Rewards
To celebrate this event, three special bundles have been added to the game. The first two bundles focus on Godzilla and Kong respectively. The Godzilla Tracer Pack provides the Godzilla Ghillie skin for Shigenori, which sees him wearing a mask and outfit with some vibrant blue colors. It also provides the Breath of Godzilla Mastercraft weapon, which fires blue Tracer rounds. An LMG blueprint is also included alongside the usual cosmetics like Calling Cards and Emblems.
Wade’s Kong Operator skin is part of a bundle that provides three Legendary blueprints and the skin itself, with the monkey mask instantly making the outfit stand out. The Tracer rounds for two of these weapons are described as “jungle green,” while fans of the Godzilla vs. Kong movie can wield a familiar blue axe named “Kong’s Sceptor.” The final bundle is for Mechagodzilla, and it comes with the robotic lizard alongside two blueprints. Players that purchase any two bundles will get access to some bonus rewards, with a weapon sticker and title being unlocked. Those that purchase all three will get the “Apex Phase Rifle” SMG.
For players not looking to spend their COD Points on these bundles, several rewards are unlocked just for playing. There are eight challenges, and completing all will reward players with the “Ancient Rivalry” Marksman Rifle blueprint. The challenges are as follows.
- Playing Operation Monarch for 6 Hours will unlock the “Ancestral Skull” Charm.
- Using a Kong or Godzilla Killstreak One time will give players the “Ancient Remains” Charm.
- Using a Kong or Godzilla Killstreak Three Times unlocks the “Monarch Eyes Only” Charm.
- Dealing 500,000 damage to Titans provides players with the “Concrete Jungle” Sticker.
- Dealing 135,000 total damage to Kong in Titan Frenzy Events is how players get the “Team Godzilla” Emblem.
- Dealing 135,000 total damage to Godzilla in Titan Frenzy Events gives players a “Team Kong” Emblem.
- Collecting 3,000 Monarch Intel is the goal for the “Skyline Crasher” Calling Card.
- Lastly, placing in the Top 15 twelve times in Operation Monarch will grant gamers the “One Will Fall” Spray.
Call of Duty: Warzone is available now on PC, PS4, and Xbox One.
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