Not only did Call of Duty: Warzone Season 3 recently begin, but Operation Monarch is also set to start very soon. This event will see Godzilla and Kong engaging in one of their legendary battles on the island of Caldera, with part of the map modified to feature massive monster skeletons so that it feels like a good home for the event. Regardless of how fans feel about seeing Godzilla vs. Kong in Call of Duty: Warzone, Activision and Raven Software are going all in on the crossover.
As part of this event, two new Operator skins came to Call of Duty: Warzone, with one based on each of the creatures. These skins see Operators donning a King Kong and Godzilla mask, with the former wearing a red jacket and the latter donning a vibrant blue ghillie suit. Though these skins are par for the course, as Call of Duty has gotten some truly ludicrous cosmetics over the years, the Godzilla skin in particular is being blasted since it makes the game harder to play.
Call of Duty: Warzone’s Godzilla Skin Puts Players at a Disadvantage
Aside from some players simply being against unrealistic Call of Duty cosmetics and not wanting to see them at all, there is a legitimate concern with how the skin functions in-game. Unlike the King Kong outfit, Call of Duty: Warzone’s Godzilla skin features glowing blue accents for the ghillie suit and Godzilla mask. While this is meant to be a neat touch that closely resembles the fiery blue attacks wielded by Godzilla, it instead makes its wearer significantly easier to spot.
This is not a new issue for the game, as the Attack on Titan skin received criticism for the exact same reason. Gamers can see players using these outfits from a distance, making it easier to kill them from afar. Likewise, wearers of these skins are unable to hide in foliage or lurk in dark corners of buildings, as they can be instantly spotted due to the bright colors on their skin. While nerfing the colors of these outfits could be a solution, Godzilla losing his glow would make the skin much less special.
This seems like a problem in many battle royale games, as the Rick Sanchez skin from Fortnite had a similar issue due to its cel shaded art style. Players using Rick would instantly stand out no matter where they were on The Island, with the look drawing more attention and gunfire than a normal skin would. The big downside with these easily noticeable skins is that players are spending a good bit of money to acquire them, and while they may like the aesthetic of these cosmetics, they would likely be more wary of their purchase if they knew the skins would make it harder to succeed.
Call of Duty: Warzone players will need to spend 2400 COD Points for the Godzilla Operator bundle, with the Godzilla skin for Shigenori obviously being the main attraction. While gamers get a new finishing move, a fancy emblem and calling card, and some themed blueprints, having the main draw of the bundle be flawed in such a way is problematic. Not only will less gamers want to buy the bundle once they find out about this issue, but those that already have the skin and are let down could be less likely to purchase future cosmetics.
With the Mecha Godzilla bundle having a similar flaw, there could soon be complaints about that skin as well. For the record, not everyone will be bothered by standing out more, as some gamers search for gunfights in Call of Duty: Warzone and want to be seen. For those that prefer a stealthy approach as opposed to being aggressive, though, the Godzilla skin might be something to avoid.
Call of Duty: Warzone is available now on PC, PS4, and Xbox One.
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