Say what you will about Call of Duty’s outlandish choices for crossover events over the past year, but someone needs to appeal to 45-year-old action movie parents. It looks like Warzone is upping things this time around: the real Nakatomi Plaza from Die Hard was cute, the Rambo and Judge Dredd skins were cool, but what about Godzilla and his best friend King Kong?
That’s right, the stars of Godzilla vs. Last year’s Kong will make an appearance in the Caldera during next month’s Operation Monarch Warzone event. Activision announced the event on Twitter yesterday with a flashy trailer. “The battle begins on May 11th,” the announcement reads.
Hold on to your… everything. THE MONSTER OF ALL BATTLES is coming 😱 #OperationMonarch is live on May 11th. pic.twitter.com/W217v7J8DqApril 21, 2022
The battle itself remains a mystery, but if Monarch goes like previous Call of Duty events, there will likely be a limited-time mode where Godzilla and Kong appear and fight each other while everyone else watches. Monarch is just a part of Season 3 of Warzone Vanguard: Classified Arms. Also in the works for Warzone are some new points of interest, a new perk, another gulag map, and the return of Iron Trials.
Monarch will also be offering three new premium packs inspired by King Kong, Godzilla and Mechagodzilla. No, the clothes don’t turn you into a giant lizard or gorilla, but they do turn you into some sort of human/lizard/ape hybrid. As someone who had no interest in looking like John McClain or Rambo from the ’80s, I have to admit that the King Kong outfit is calling to me.
And that’s pretty much it for Warzone’s script this season. It seems that Warzone updates have gotten more sparse as the months have gone by, and there’s probably a good reason for that. Activision announced earlier this year that Infinity Ward is hard at work on a Warzone continuation built from the ground up on the engine that will power the next Call of Duty.