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Warzone Season 3 Operation Monarch: Godzilla vs King Kong event release date, LTM details, challenges & rewards

Godzilla and Kong are set to arrive in Warzone as part of Season 3’s Operation Monarch event, so here are all the details.

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Warzone’s developers revealed new information about Godzilla and King Kong’s arrival in Caldera as part of Season 3’s Operation Monarch event. Here’s everything you need to know about the Godzilla vs Kong event, including the release date and what to expect.

Following the Warzone Pacific Season 3 update finally arriving, we not only got a ton of new patch notes with weapon and map changes, but we also received more details on this season’s main attraction, Operation Monarch.

This Season 3 event involves both Godzilla and King Kong, and not just as Operator skins. Now that we have more details on this event, let’s unpack the details.

Warzone Godzilla vs Kong Operation Monarch release date

Warzone’s Operation Monarch Godzilla vs Kong event will kick off on May 11 at 9 AM PT / 12 PM ET / 5 PM BST, two weeks after Season 3’s launch. The mode will stick around until May 25, so make sure you get on and experience the Titans in action while you can.

The Titan-themed event brings a brand new way to play the game, which will create exciting gameplay opportunities. Let’s get into the details of how it will work.

What is Operation Monarch in Warzone – LTM explained?

Call of Duty Warzone’s Operation Monarch is a “special limited-time event featuring the iconic Titans of the Monsterverse, Godzilla and Kong.”

Operation Monarch will bring a brand new limited-time mode for Quads. This mode features a Resurgence ruleset and when players first drop-in, “A smaller section of Caldera will be marked for the first safe area.”

Once on the map, players must search Supply Boxes, special drops, and fallen enemies for Monarch Intel. This intel will “charge a special meter that unlocks items such as Killstreaks and Loadout Drops, along with a unique and powerful Titan Killstreak reward for filling it up completely.”

Meanwhile, Kong and Godzilla will be wreaking havoc on the map, and at the start and during the match they will enter a Titan Frenzy phase, where they become very aggressive. Dealing damage to the Titans will also reward players with Monarch Intel.

During a Titan Frenzy, players can either withdraw or attack. “The squad who deals the most damage to either Kong or Godzilla during a Titan Frenzy will automatically receive Monarch’s special S.C.R.E.A.M. Device. “

This device is essentially a killstreak that allows players to order an attack from either one of the Titans. Players can choose either Kong’s ground pound or Godzilla’s Heat Ray breath. Players can direct this attack at any point on Caldera.

Operation Monarch challenges & rewards

During this Limited-time mode, players will also be able to gain some new rewards by completing a set of eight challenges:

  • Play Operation Monarch for 6 Hours: Reward – Epic “Ancestral Skull” Charm
  • Use a Kong or Godzilla Killstreak Once: Reward – Rare “Ancient Remains” Charm
  • Use a Kong or Godzilla Killstreak Three Times: Reward – Rare “Monarch Eyes Only” Charm
  • Deal 500,000 damage to Titans: Reward – Rare “Concrete Jungle” Sticker
  • Deal 135,000 total damage to Kong in Titan Frenzy Events: Reward – Legendary “Team Godzilla” Emblem
  • Deal 135,000 total damage to Godzilla in Titan Frenzy Events: Reward – Legendary “Team Kong” Emblem
  • Collect 3,000 Monarch Intel: Reward – Epic “Skyline Crasher” Calling Card
  • Place in the Top 15 twelve times in the Operation Monarch Limited-Time Mode: Reward – Epic “One Will Fall” Spray

Completing all of these challenges will earn players the special “Ancient Rivalry” Marksman Rifle Blueprint.

The blog also hints at “secret rewards for the brave (or just plain reckless), so experiment with both monsters and see what you can find…”

Monsterverse Calling Cards

There are also some new exclusive Calling Cards that players can get for free to celebrate the development of Operation Monarch. In order to get these Calling Cards, follow these steps:

  1. Visit Monsterverse.com and enter your e-mail, preferably the one that your Activision Account is tied to.
  2. Look for a code in your email then visit callofduty.com/godzillavskong 
  3. Log in with your Activision Account, enter your code when prompted, and claim your rewards!
  4. The items will be in your inventory the next time you start up the game.

Godzilla and King Kong Warzone Operator skins

The devs also showed off a couple of the Operation Monarch Operator skins we can obtain in Vanguard and Warzone for the event.

These Operator skins give players Godzilla and Kong-themed outfits, with masks resembling the two titans. There are three Tracer Pack Bundles:

  • Tracer Pack: Godzilla Reactive Mastercraft Limited Time Bundle
  • Tracer Pack: Kong Limited Time Bundle
  • Tracer Pack: Mechagodzilla Limited Time Bundle

Further, those who purchase two of these bundles before June 13 can also get a free “Godzilla vs. Kong” Weapon Sticker and “Superspecies” Player Title. Those who purchase all three of the bundles get this and a Legendary “Apex Phase Rifle” SMG.


For more on Warzone Pacific Season 3, check out how Warzone players are furious with “broken” Owen Gun & are demanding another nerf.

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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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