Call Of Duty's Godzilla Vs Kong Event Sounds Like A Wild Ride
There's a monster mash of epic proportions on the way to Call of Duty: Warzone, as the upcoming Operation Monarch crossover brings Godzilla and King Kong to Caldera. While this already had the dreaded stank of the Krampus Christmas event on it, the first details pretty much tease the same.
Taking a leaf out of the Fortnite bible, Call of Duty is leaning heavily into its pop culture crossovers. Following in the footsteps of the Attack on Titan crossover and (randomly) Snoop Dogg, we've got another strange union parachuting onto the map. Raven Software isn't "monkeying" around with this one.
What Is Operation Monarch?
Named after the shady government organisation from Legendary Pictures' Monsterverse, Operation Monarch recruits Warzone teams as its own grunts to take on these might monsters. Godzilla vs Kong came out last year, and while a sequel is on the way, you might question how this fits into the World War II theme of Warzone's current season. Don't worry, we're asking the same.
As revealed by the official Call of Duty site, Operation Monarch kicks off today (May 11) and runs through until May 25. That means you haven't got long to play the limited-time event, which might be good news for those who already want to see Godzilla and Kong wiped from the map. The Operation Monarch LTM drops 60 players into Quads mode and pits them against each monster.
Godzilla circles Caldera, firing his heat breath to create hotspots that will appear on your minimap like precision airstrikes. At the same time, King Kong can be found jumping around the map to crush players and vehicles that get in his way. In typical Warzone style, last squad standing is the victor... but it's not that simple.
What Have Players Said About Operation Monarch?
It all sounds very hectic, but at the same time, you have to try and inflict as much damage on them as possible. The team that causes the most harm will be awarded a S.C.R.E.A.M. device killstreak that lets you direct either Godzilla or Kong to attack a specific point on the map. You can also earn a S.C.R.E.A.M. device from filling your intel meter.
With continued rage-quitting from Warzone players, could Operation Monarch be the final straw? When CoD Twitter asked us to defend Caldera, one irate gamer wrote, "Yeah I am not defending the indefensible the game is awful that's why I don't play it anymore. Just let them destroy the entire map. I've seen better Minecraft maps in all honesty." Another grumbled, "Yea I'm not gonna redownload this." If this wasn't enough, the mode confirms that Godzilla and Kong aren't even villains. Pfft, where's the evil Godzilla from the 1998 movie?