UPDATE ONE: Call of Duty: Operation Shamrock and Awe is now live to play and will be available until April, Activision have confirmed.
The new event includes a list of changes, including a new theme for Headquarters, two new weapons and the Leprechaun Hunt Moshpit playlist.
There’s also been a new update made to Call of Duty Zombies mode, as well as a lot of new gear being shipped in Supply Drops.
The full rundown of changes can be found below:
Headquarters will be sporting a St. Patrick’s Day makeover throughout Shamrock & Awe, and Captain Butcher himself will be partaking in the revelry as well. He’ll have two time-limited St. Patrick’s Day collections that will vanish at the end of the event, so be sure to visit him often and kit out your collections.
Additionally, you can find Orders and Contracts throughout Shamrock & Awe that will yield Supply Drops and even weapons. So, make sure you check back with both Captain Butcher and Major Howard often to see what’s on tap.
A Pot o’ Gold’s Worth of Gear
Everyone knows that leprechauns grant wishes, and in Shamrock & Awe someone has been wishing for gear, and lots of it. There’s a load of St. Patrick’s Day gear heading your way, with more than enough green to coat the Emerald Isle from top to bottom. You’ll find themed uniforms, helmets, weapon camos and more waiting for you.
M-38 Submachine Gun: This French-made SMG is perfect for close encounters with a large magazine. It also has the fastest aim down sight in its class.
MG-81 Light Machine Gun: This belt-fed machine gun was originally designed to be used in Luftwaffe aircraft, but it’s just as dangerous on the ground.
Beyond the Green
Call of Duty: WWII is now busting at the seams with gear, and Sledgehammer Games has packed a metric ton in here. In fact, you’ll find loads of gear beyond the St. Patrick’s Day greenery, including new items like weapon charms, along with a slew of new weapon variants, weapon camos, weapon reticles, uniforms, helmets, permanent collections, and more!
A New Nazi Zombies Experience
Multiplayer won’t be the only Call of Duty: WWII game mode to celebrate Shamrock & Awe, as Drostan and his Nazi Zombies crew are ready to drive the undead out of The Final Reich, Groestan House and The Darkest Shore.
The Nazi Zombies in-game lobby will be decorated for Shamrock & Awe, and there are some surprises for players who have keen eyes and know their way around each Nazi Zombies chapter.
Leprechaun Hunt Moshpit
But that ain’t all! Are you feeling lucky enough to catch a leprechaun? Sledgehammer Games has added a brand-new mode into the game, and you’ll need the luck of the Irish to master it.
Leprechaun Hunt Moshpit takes traditional Team Deathmatch, Hardpoint, Kill Confirmed and Domination modes and adds a small twist – a scurrying leprechaun hiding around the map. Players who manage to eliminate this mischievous little sprite are rewarded with the Scorestreaks they have equipped, providing a quick way to change the game.
This mode will be available as a Featured Public Match playlist during the event, and it will sport 2XP from March 16 at 10am Pacific until March 19 at 10am Pacific to help you level up.
Leprechaun magic has produced a reimagined map – Shipment 1944. This is a fast-paced, explosive experience with nowhere to hide, and as a tip you might consider enlisting in the Armored Division or using the Hunker Basic Training before you drop into a match.
Shipment 1944 will debut for Season Pass owners, who will have early access first on March 13, and all players will be able to play the map for free starting on March 16. Plus, it will be still playable after the Shamrock & Awe festivities are over.
Activision have been teasing a new event for Call of Duty fans this week.
The next big Call of Duty WW2 update will be the launch of Operation: Shamrock & Awe, Sledgehammer Games have announced.
Fans are expecting the new event to go live in the next few hours, and to bring next items and themes to the game.
Operation: Shamrock & Awe will likely feature brand new exclusive themed loot, with COD players hoping for a long list of new items.
The same event ran as part of Modern Warfare Remastered last year, including the release of a new revamped map.
Fans can expect increased opportunities to earn weapons, lower duplicate rates, new special orders, rebalanced category reward rates and Armory drops.
It’s all part of Sledgehammer’s drive to improve the supply drop system in Call of Duty WW2.
This will include more themed items in future updates, starting with Operation Shamrock and Awe.
“Be on the lookout for a trailer dropping tomorrow that will show some of the content we’ve been working on the last couple months,” reads a Sledgehammer post.
“With the launch of Operation: Shamrock and Awe tomorrow, which includes some festive St. Patrick’s-themed gear, we felt this was the best opportunity to recalibrate and improve the loot experience.
“We evaluated the entire system and your feedback, with the sole focus of improving the overall quality of item drops and delivery.”
The new Call of Duty WW2 event was included in a new update that was released today on PS4 and Xbox One.
The patch was headlined by new Resistance weapons and uniforms. Likewise, the 9MM SAP is now available to equip in Zombies loadouts.
Below are the major updates to Call of Duty WW2 coming today:
Increased Number of Weapons & Premium Content per Update – We’re adding new ranged weapons, more cosmetic weapon variants, and themed uniforms with a commitment to double-down on these categories moving forward so you’ll be able to get more of the content you want.
More Ways to Earn Weapons – We are offering a variety of paths to obtain the most-wanted weapons and weapon variants in-game as more will be made available via Orders and Contracts, in addition to existing Weapon Collections and Supply Drops.
Lowered Duplicate Rates – We are reducing the frequency of duplicates you’ll receive within Supply Drops to deliver more new content in every drop.
Rebalanced Category Reward Rates – This will ensure you are getting a wider variety of content categories within every drop, which will make the unboxing experience more satisfying (we heard you on what it feels like to get triple duplicate pistol grips).
New Special Orders – We heard your feedback on certain weapons being available only via Common Supply Drops and how hard they are to get. We are moving these into Special Orders so that they are easier to access.
New Categories of Items – You will have more ways to customize your solider and loadout with the introduction of weapon charms, camos, and reticles.
Content Changes – We are removing gold foil calling cards, and won’t be adding new pistol grips to the loot pool.
Armory Drops – We are adding a new Supply Drop type “Armory Drops” which will function a lot like Bribes but can be obtained for Armory Credits to provide yet another way to get the content you’re after.