Call of Duty: WWII’s new in-game event ‘Operation Shamrock and Awe’ is now live and will run March 13th – April 3rd.
The St. Patrick’s themed event launched with the latest WWII update 1.11 and is packed with special weapons and weapon variants, gear, collectibles, and more.
The Headquarters in-game has been fully redecorated as flags, wall-paintings, and character costumes all now have a St. Patrick’s flair to them.
The event has also brought with it two brand new weapons, the M-38 Submachine Gun and the MG-81 Light Machine Gun.
The guns look absolutely fantastic when paired with the new themed camos, reticles, and weapon trinkets that players can match with new uniforms and helmets.
All of these items can be obtained through Supply Drops and Orders and Contracts in the Headquarters.
Among these new additions, the meaning of the secret ‘Shipment 1944’ logo that had been appearing in the PS Store early has been revealed to be a remake of the classic Shipment map from CoD: Modern Warfare.
There has also been a new game playlist added called Leprechaun Moshpit.
The playlist will include all of the usual game modes such as Team Deathmatch and Domination but the unique twist is that there is a secret leprechaun hiding around the map and whoever can eliminated him will get scorestreaks.
The full release and trailer for Operation Shamrock and Awe can be viewed below or on the Call of Duty website here:
Call of Duty: WWII’s Operation: Shamrock & Awe community event has arrived! Wear your green and feast your eyes on what is heading your way from the team at Sledgehammer Games now through April 3.
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.
The Wearin’ o’ the Green
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.
And speaking of weapons…
Two New Weapons
With so much new gear available during Operation: Shamrock & Awe, it might be easy to miss the two new weapons buried amidst the St. Patrick’s Day festivities. But give them a look, because either one could make a great addition to your loadout.
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.
Log on to Call of Duty: WWII now to participate in the Operation: Shamrock & Awe community event before the shenanigans come to a close on April 3. Good luck and sláinte chugat!