Season 3 of Call of Duty: Warzone Pacific and Vanguard release on 26th or 27th April 2022 depending on your timezone. There are a plethora of changes, four new weapons, a shiny new battle pass and more to look forward to. However, the Operation Monarch event, featuring iconic Titans of the Monsterverse, Godzilla and Kong, will release at a later date and time.
In this article, we focus on Warzone's Operation Monarch, including the exact release date for this limited-time event, the expected release time, the first trailer and gameplay details.
Warzone Operation Monarch release date and time
Before the official announcement, there were multiple teasers for this massive crossover event. Lead studios Sledgehammer Games and Raven Software, in addition to Treyarch and Toys for Bob, came together to kick off this monstrous season, and we are excited to see Kong and Godzilla on Warzone Pacific's Caldera map.
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The release date for Operation Monarch is 11th May 2022. This is a limited-time event but at the time of writing, no end date has been revealed.
The expected release time for Operation Monarch is around 09:00 PT (02:00 UTC), as with other huge updates to Warzone.
Preparing Caldera for Operation Monarch
While Operation Monarch only releases on 11th May 2022, the release of Warzone Pacific Season 3 on 27th April sees some big changes to Caldera.
Players can see signs of large creatures, ancient artifacts, runes and Monarch Research equipment and facilities in preparation for Operation Monarch.
Check out the first image of the new Caldera POI, the Monarch Dig Site below, where you can "rummage through abandoned excavation equipment, tents, and massive skeletons for Supply Boxes and other items."
There are also updates to Runway, Peak and Lagoon POI in Caldera in preparation for Operation Monarch. Players are urged to explore these areas and uncover secrets and hits of what's to come.
With something shaking underneath the island, we can expect more intel on the secrets of Caldera as we get closer to Warzone Operation Monarch's release date of 11th May.
Activision also notes there will be another "Rebirth Island twist on the classic Warzone mode."
First Operation Monarch details and trailer
At the time of writing, actual gameplay details for Operation Monarch are scarce. One voice in the trailer notes that: "The fight is beyond the scope of any of our conventional munitions. We must forge something new, and these weapons are our only chance for survival."
We expect this to be some kind of collaborative community effort in order to stop the monstrosities that have awakened on the Caldera map.
Check out the first trailer for Warzone's Operation Monarch below.
Activision further hints at gameplay details for Warzone Operation Monarch: "A top-secret armoury is open for all Operators during Classified Arms, the third season of Call of Duty: Warzone and Vanguard launching on April 27. And they will need all the power they can get their hands on to combat Godzilla and Kong, laying siege to Caldera later in the season with the limited-time event, Operation Monarch."
So there you have it, the exact release date and expected start time for Operation Monarch during Warzone Pacific Season 3, and the first details as well as a teaser trailer for this massive event featuring Kong and Godzilla!
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