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How to complete Warzone Operation Monarch challenges: All secret challenges & rewards

Warzone players can unlock free cosmetics by completing the Operation Monarch event challenges, so here’s every challenge and reward.

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Warzone’s highly-anticipated Operation Monarch event brings Titans King Kong and Godzilla to Caldera, but there are also challenges to complete and rewards to earn. Here’s how to complete both the event challenges and the secret challenges, as well as all the rewards you can earn.

Call of Duty: Warzone has featured a handful of crossover events, bringing Rambo and John McClane for the 80s Action Hero event, and Ghostface for The Haunting, and Operation Monarch is the latest to arrive.

Godzilla and King Kong tower over Caldera in the Operation Monarch LTM and players can earn a ton of free rewards for battling them including Calling Cards, Emblems, and the exclusive Ancient Rivalry Blueprint.

Here’s every Operation Monarch event challenge in Warzone Season 3, including the secret challenges, as well as their rewards.

All Warzone Operation Monarch challenges & rewards

There are a total of eight Operation Monarch challenges to complete in the Godzilla vs King Kong event, where players are tasked with damaging Godzilla and Kong, using the new Killstreaks, or placing high.

Here’s every Warzone Operation Monarch Godzilla vs King Kong challenge and reward.

Operation Monarch challengeOperation Monarch reward
Play Operation Monarch for 6 HoursEpic “Ancestral Skull” Charm
Use a Kong or Godzilla Killstreak OnceRare “Ancient Remains” Charm
Use a Kong or Godzilla Killstreak Three TimesRare “Monarch Eyes Only” Charm
Deal 500,000 damage to TitansRare “Concrete Jungle” Sticker
Deal 135,000 total damage to Kong in Titan Frenzy EventsLegendary “Team Godzilla” Emblem
Deal 135,000 total damage to Godzilla in Titan Frenzy EventsLegendary “Team Kong” Emblem
Collect 3,000 Monarch IntelEpic “Skyline Crasher” Calling Card
Place in the Top 15 twelve times in the Operation Monarch Limited-Time ModeEpic “One Will Fall” Spray
Complete all eight Operation Monarch challengesAncient Rivalry SVT-40 Blueprint

Warzone Operation Monarch secret challenges & rewards

Raven Software also teased that there will also be challenges that are separate from the eight needed to unlock the Ancient Rivalry Blueprint, where players can unlock additional Charms, Calling Cards, and Player Titles.

Here are all of the secret Operation Monarch challenges that have been found so far, as well as their rewards.

Secret Operation Monarch challengeReward
Get 3 eliminations with a Flaming Throwing KnifeMountain Dew Godzilla Calling Card
Fly underneath King Kong’s legsGravitational Phenomenon Calling Card
Land an airplane on Godzilla’s headGrudge Match Calling Card
Deal damage to King KongAnts Among a King Calling Card
Deal damage to GodzillaIsland Guardian Spray
Subdue King Kong during Titan Frenzy event Titan S.C.R.E.A.M. Weapon Charm
Deal most damage during Titan Frenzy eventSkull Crawler Weapon Charm
Place 1st in the Operation Monarch LTMTitanus Kong and Titanus Gojira Player Titles

It’s worth bearing in mind that the reward might not correspond to the exact challenge, as in the chaos of Operation Monarch, players had trouble figuring out exactly what they did to trigger the reward.

The first secret Operation Monarch challenge has been set by Mountain Dew, where you just need to eliminate three enemies with a Flaming Throwing Knife to unlock a unique Calling Card. If you haven’t bought it from the store, we recommend picking up the ground loot version and using it on downed enemies.


For more Warzone, be sure to check out the 10 most popular guns and why the BAR is Warzone Pacific’s most underrated Assault Rifle.

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Warzone players call for major LMG buffs as Assault Rifles dominate meta

Warzone players are sick of Assault Rifles dominating the meta so are calling for LMGs to receive major buffs.

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Although supposed to be long-range powerhouses, with a few exceptions, LMGs have never broken into Warzone’s meta for long. Claiming that LMGs have no identity, players are calling for major buffs.

Although weapons come and go from Warzone’s meta, how the guns behave has almost always stayed the same. Players always stick with a long-range weapon with low recoil and a large mag size, and a lightweight SMG with a fast TTK.

The long-range weapon has almost always been an Assault Rifle or an LMG that’s been built to act like an Assault Rifle, and players are growing tired of it. With a couple more Warzone Pacific seasons left and Warzone 2 on the horizon, players are calling for major LMG buffs so they’ll have their own identity.

Although a couple of LMGs such as the Bruen Mk9, MG82, and Bren have made their way into Warzone’s meta, the class as a whole has never come close to the popularity or efficiency of Assault Rifles.

Reddit user IonlyPlayAOE3 explained why LMGS have a “sh*t identity” in Warzone, laying much of the blame on Vanguard weapons’ ten attachments. They explained that an Assault Rifle can do everything that an LMG can, especially by holding at least 60 rounds.

They hope that LMGs will have much more of an identity in Modern Warfare 2 and Warzone 2, where Assault Rifles should “struggle against LMGs in long-range to ultra long range engagements.”

Many players agreed, wanting an Assault Rifle to become a middle ground between LMGs and SMGs. “They should lose to LMGs at range, and lose to SMGs up close, but be a decent middle ground,” explained Shielo34.

However, some worried that buffing LMGs would just make them replace Assault Rifles in the meta. Instead of giving LMGs straight buffs, some suggested lowering Assault Rifles’ magazine size.

Warzone players were starting to catch on to Season 4’s UGM-8 LMG and its burst-fire barrel, but the devs were quick to nip that in the bud with the June 30 update. With the NZ-41 now nerfed as well, we’ll need to wait and see how the post-nerf UGM fits into the Season 4 meta.

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Warzone’s best attachments received major nerfs in June 30 update

Warzone’s most popular weapon attachments received notable nerfs in the Season 4 June 30 update patch, and could shake up the meta.

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Warzone Pacific Season 4 received a plethora of balancing adjustments in the June 30 patch, with some of the best attachments in the game getting significant nerfs.

The June 30 Warzone Pacific patch brought a ton of weapon balancing changes in Season 4, including a nerf to the popular NZ-41, which the developers felt had become too overpowered over the last season.

Other weapons like the H4 BlixenMarco 5, and UGM-8 were also changed in the update. Warzone players will be encouraged to alter their usual loadouts as the best attachments have also been nerfed.

Warzone Pacific Season 4’s June 30 update patch included nerfs to the Lengthened ammo type, MX Silencer muzzle, and M1941 Handstop underbarrel. These attachments are popular choices on Assault Rifle loadouts.

The MX Silencer and Lengthened ammo type boost your weapon’s accuracy and bullet velocity respectively. The June 30 update gave both of these attachments received a 3% reduction in muzzle velocity.

Meanwhile, the M1941 Handstop underbarrel’s recoil control has been changed to 3.5% down from 4%. While this seems like a minor change, it can actually greatly affect your loadout’s effectiveness in combat.

Since the MX Silencer, M1941 Handstop, and Lengthened are all popular choices for multiple weapons, it’s extremely likely that these attachment nerfs are going to greatly impact Warzone players’ loadout builds.

While the update brought various nerfs to different weapons and attachments, it also featured buffs to Vanguard’s Warzone weapons, as the 3-LineKar98k, and Type 99 all received an increase in bullet velocity.


For more Warzone content, check out how to unlock the “new Roze” Night Terror Florence skin as well as this genius trick to instantly get Loadout Drops.

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Warzone expert reveals genius trick to instantly get Loadout Drop

Getting a Loadout Drop early is key to surviving Warzone’s early game but there’s a way to get your loadout in a matter of seconds.

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Getting your loadout as soon as possible is vital to winning in Call of Duty: Warzone and pro player IceManIsaac has revealed a genius trick to getting your loadout in seconds.

Loadouts are what sets Warzone apart from all of the other battle royale games. Getting your own custom weapon gives a massive advantage over those with ground loot, so getting a Loadout Drop as soon as possible is key to winning.

It can be tough to get your Loadout Drop in the chaos of the early game, but a clever strategy from streamer IceManIsaac can get your team a Loadout Drop and free UAV in seconds.

To instantly get a Loadout Drop in Warzone, all players need to do is land on a Top Secret Contract in Fortune’s Keep. This will starts a random Contract such as Supply Run, Scavenger, or a Bounty, and you’ll get a whopping $8,000 as well as a UAV.

IceManIsaac explained that the Supply Run won’t task you with traveling across the map like in Caldera, it’ll actually be pretty near, so you’ll be able to land on it in a matter of seconds. A loadout only costs $7500 dollars so you can buy the loadout straight away and have a free UAV to see any approaching enemies.

While doable in Solos, this strategy works best in squads. If one player picks up the Contract and the rest float in the air to complete the task, the process will be even quicker. Even if it’s a Bounty, all of the players can land on top of the target and it won’t matter if they die in the process because of the Resurgence mechanic.

Fortune’s Keep is pure chaos in the early game, so securing yourself a loadout before anyone else will be sure to set you up for success.


For more Warzone, be sure to check out how players have abandoned Rebirth Island in favor of Fortune’s Keep.

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