Kong and Godzilla, two titans ready to lay siege on Caldera during Operation Monarch on Call of Duty: Warzone.
The developers have given us a quick guide on what they have in store in this latest collaboration of titanic proportions.
The Monster of All Battles is here
From May 11 to May 25, Call of Duty: Warzone Operators can stand toe-to-toe with Kong and Godzilla in the Operation Monarch limited-time mode.
This mode shares a name with the Operation Monarch event, which offers rewards for participating in matches, collecting Monarch Intel, completing challenges, and even buying limited-time Monsterverse Bundles inspired by Godzilla vs. Kong.
Operation Monarch is a true celebration of the Monsterverse and Godzilla vs. Kong within Call of Duty. Those who already got their hands on Classified Arms in Call of Duty: Warzone and Call of Duty: Vanguard know how massive the stakes are. Monarch is counting on us to help them quell these monstrous forces — this is the intel you need to save Caldera.
Check out the Operation Monarch Launch Trailer below:
Despite fighting in battles across multiple continents, Call of Duty Operators never faced two colossal threats like Kong and Godzilla before. And despite popular belief, these two creatures are our allies against a greater threat.
“Neither Kong nor Godzilla are villains,” said Sam Rappaport, Legendary’s Director of Interactive Media, who hopes these two monsters can help shore up his scary K/D ratio. “The Monsterverse has ‘Protector’ and ‘Destroyer’ Titans, each with a biological imperative to battle for dominance. While we do see these ancient rivals go toe-to-toe in Godzilla vs. Kong, both are considered ‘Protector’ Titans. However, when provoked by other Titans or humans, there is no stopping their rage.”
These two Titans are enraged in a Frenzy, you will need to know the following:
- Monarch Designation: GODZILLA
- Scientific Classification: TITANUS GOJIRA
- Height: 393 Feet
- Known Attacks: Heat Ray Breath, Tail Swipe, Dorsal Slice
- Tail Length: 582 Feet
- Top Tail Swipe Speed: 89 MPH
- Underwater Cruising Speed: 40-50 Knots
- The volume of Roar: Up To 174 dB
- Blood Volume: 530,000 Gallons
- Tensile Strength of Bone: 3,000 MPS (Megapascal)
- Heat Ray Energy Yield: 315 Trillion Joules
The King of the Monsters has risen from the darkest depths of the ocean to unleash his devastating breath and thunderous roar on unsuspecting shores.
No one — not even the secretive monster defense agency Monarch — knows why Godzilla is so enraged, attacking cities around the world.
His latest target is Caldera, patrolling around the island and using his Heat Ray Breath haphazardly.
This deadly beam of energy appears as several red circles on your minimap after it lights up Godzilla’s scales with an icy-blue glow. Just like a Precision Airstrike, it is best to avoid his line of fire; although he does not purposely target Operators, those who accidentally end up in his destructive path will have mere seconds before getting blasted.
- Monarch Designation: KONG
- Scientific Classification: TITANUS KONG
- Height: 337 Feet
- Known Attacks: Quake Slam, Fin Breaker, Aerial Axe Slash
- Punch Strength: Approx. 4.2 M (Magnitude on Richter Scale)
- Tensile Strength of Bone: 2,800 MPS (Megapascal)
- The volume of Roar: Up to 170 dB
- Top Arm Swing Speed: 62 MPH
- Top Bipedal Running Speed: 78 MPH
- Top Quadrupedal Running Speed: 104 MPH
- Preferred Diet: Foliage, Bamboo, Mire Squid
The ruler of Skull Island is now all-powerful, his strength forged in the fire of combat, after decades of defending his territory from nature’s most dangerous creatures.
Kong has developed an epic brawler fight style, using quick feet, aerial traversal, and sheer feral strength to confuse and disorient his opponents.
Although his main domain is Skull Island, Kong is here on Caldera. Is he here to defend this island from Godzilla? Or did Godzilla sense him arriving in Caldera first as the true aggressor?
No matter the explanation as to why he is here alongside Godzilla, Kong will leap and jump around the island. His patterns could be considered predictable, but figuring out where he could land requires further on-the-ground research from Operators.
Operation Monarch – Limited-Time Model Intel
From the initial drop to the final circle, what can Operators expect in the Operation Monarch limited-time mode?
First, they are advised to have a full Quad team; it will be a 60-player match with a Resurgence rule set. A smaller section of Caldera will be marked for the first safe area, and outside of one massive twist, the rules are simple: Be the last team standing.
On the ground, players will find Monarch Intel via Supply Boxes, special drops, and fallen enemies. Use this to 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. Warzone veterans will be familiar with this special meter through the classic Power Grab limited-time mode.
While collecting intel and eliminating enemies, Operators will need to watch out for Kong and Godzilla. Dealing damage to them will award additional Monarch Intel, and while they usually don’t get too aggressive, they will be dangerous during a Titan Frenzy.
At the beginning of an Operation Monarch match, and at another point during it, Kong and Godzilla may become enraged and recklessly attack. This is known as a Titan Frenzy.
After receiving a Titan Frenzy alert, an Operator has two options: tactically withdraw (run away) from these dangerous creatures or attempt to suppress them by dealing direct damage.
The squad that 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, a Killstreak that grants its user one of two powers from the Titans: a Heat-Ray breath from Godzilla or a ground pound from Kong.
Limited Time Unlock Guide
Besides the glory of surviving a battle royale against two Titans, the limited-time mode ties directly to the Operation Monarch limited-time event.
This event contains eight challenges — complete all eight to receive a special “Ancient Rivalry” Marksman Rifle Blueprint:
- 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
Operators can use any weapons against the most powerful Titans in the world. Here are the three Monsterverse Bundles inspired by Godzilla vs. Kong available during Operation Monarch:
Tracer Pack: Godzilla Reactive Mastercraft Limited Time Bundle
The Call of Duty Warzone Godzilla Tracer Pack contains nine items, including a Legendary “Godzilla Ghillie” Operator Skin for Shigenori and its other marquee item: the Heroic “Breath of Godzilla” Mastercraft Weapon Blueprint.
Outside of shooting cool-blue tracer rounds, the “Breath of Godzilla” can be phenomenal against Kong. Its extended magazines and low recoil help deliver consistent damage over time without too much aim adjustment. Against a target that jumps and stomps around, being able to keep a weapon steady with little effort can be crucial to success during a Titan Frenzy.
The other weapon in this Bundle, the Legendary “Awakened Alpha” LMG, is an overall menace against squads and monsters. Use it within a few dozen meters of your target to get reliable damage output.
Tracer Pack: Kong Limited Time Bundle
The Kong Tracer Pack includes a Legendary “Kong” Operator Skin for Wade and other items, is where you will find three Legendary Weapon Blueprints: the “Temple of Kong” Sniper Rifle and “Skull Island Shaker” SMG, both of which shoot jungle green tracers, and “Kong’s Scepter.”
While awesome, “Kong’s Scepter” has limited range and is more recommended to be used against Operators. Whereas the “Temple of Kong” and “Skull Island Shaker” are loaded with extended magazines and built to deal consistent damage to either Titan at a reasonable range.
Specifically, the “Temple of Kong” can be a great weapon against Godzilla. Given that he is off the shoreline, this weapon’s extended range helps an Operator output great damage at a distance. And as a Secondary Weapon via the Overkill Perk, the “Skull Island Shaker” helps keep nearby enemy Operators at bay during Titan Frenzy attacks.
Tracer Pack: Mechagodzilla Limited Time Bundle
As much as we love Kong and Godzilla, we know the power of the Destroyer Titans and Apex Cybernetics combined can be enough to deal significant damage to the Protector Titans.
Whether you long for King Ghidorah’s return or want to use the latest and greatest Apex technology for humanity’s sake, the Mechagodzilla Tracer Pack has two ranged weapons built for taking on Titans.
Both weapons feature rapid-fire attachments, with the “Cybernetic Destroyer” Assault Rifle able to pierce the thick defenses of Kong and Godzilla at midrange. The “Neural Uplink” SMG favors a bit more close-range action, for those unafraid to step up to beasts that stand over 300 feet tall or full squads that are distracted trying to “befriend” monsters.
And remember: getting multiple Operation Monarch Bundles before June 13 gives you additional rewards.
Call of Duty players who purchase any two Bundles to receive the exclusive “Godzilla vs. Kong” Weapon Sticker and the “Superspecies” Player Title. Grab all three, and you’ll receive a Legendary “Apex Phase Rifle” SMG, one that could make a colossal statement in close-quarters engagements.
Call of Duty Warzone is available on PS4, PS5, Xbox Series X|S and PC.