Operation Monarch – Call Of Duty: Warzone gets a monster-sized update

Operation Monarch poster
Will they be just skins or can we fight Godzilla? (pic: Activision)

Activision’s battle royale, Call Of Duty: Warzone, is about to get one of its biggest crossovers to date – literally.

Call Of Duty: Warzone is being prepped for its third season and will feature an event dubbed Operation Monarch. The update will involve monster movie legends King Kong and Godzilla, who both met on the battlefield last year in Godzilla vs. Kong.

There’s no concrete information besides the launch date of May 11, with the two titans’ appearance in the games not being expanded on outside of small teases. The official website does show off three new skins, although whether this is the extent of the crossover is still to be confirmed.

However, Season 3 of Warzone also coincides with the next Call of Duty: Vanguard update, as the two games will both be getting the Classified Weapons update too.

Warzone and Vanguard Season 3: Classified Weapons update

The new update, Classified Weapons, drops on April 27. This will come to both games, but Operation Monarch is a Warzone only event.

For those playing Warzone, Season 3 will bring a new gulag to fight in, as well as new trials and a new point of interest: Dig Site.

The official website does give a little insight into some new skins coming for Operation Monarch, including skins revolving around Kong, Godzilla, and Mecha-Godzilla.

Operation Monarch Skins
Oh no, they’re just going to be skins, aren’t they? (pic: Activision)

For Vanguard itself, a slew of new weapons is being added to the game, which you will be able to earn via the battle pass. A fresh 100 level battle pass is being added, alongside new operators to play as.

Mateo Hernandez is a sniper, while the two others, Florence Carter, and Kim Tae Young, are the close-quarters counterparts.

These three characters will be available during Season 3, with all three also playable in Warzone.

Vanguard will also have three new maps added, including a movie map called Mayhem. During the season, Vanguard will also introduce a sci-fi themed map called Sphere.

Warzone and Vanguard Season 3 – new weapons

New Mayhem map in Call of Duty
The new map looks like a lot of fun (pic: Activision)

Either unlockable by buying them outright in bundles or by completing different challenges, Call Of Duty’s next line of weapons include:

  • a new sledgehammer that can be unlocked by an upcoming challenge
  • M1916 marksman rifle to tie in with Mateo, the new operator
  • Nikita AVT, an assault rifle that is described as ‘the fast firing assault rifle in Vanguard’
  • H4 Bixen, a sub-machinegun that has little information on it, tying in with the ‘classified’ bit of the new update

Call of Duty: Vanguard Season 3 zombies update

Handled by Treyarch, the team behind the Black Ops games, the zombies mode in Vanguard is a little different to previous entries. Vanguard allows you to bring in all the weapons you’ve earnt via the battle pass into the game, giving you the edge from the outset, rather than having to scavenge for yourself.

Vanguard will also see 20 new challenges for players to take on during the duration of the season.

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