Call of Duty: WWII‘s new Operation: Shamrock and Awe seasonal event brings with it a reimagining of one of the franchise’s most famous- and smallest- multiplayer maps.
Originally leaked on the PlayStation Store and posted to Reddit, the name of the event’s Shipment 1944 content had fans speculating about the return of the iconic Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare multiplayer map, Shipment. As it turns out, it is exactly that, introducing the exceedingly close-quarters action of Call of Duty 4‘s most memorable map to the frontlines of Call of Duty: WWII. The map is live for season pass holders today, March 13th, and will drop for everyone else on March 16th. By the luck of the Irish, the map will remain playable in the game after the event concludes.
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In addition to the return of a classic map, the Operation: Shamrock and Awe event is overloaded with St. Patrick’s Day content to celebrate the holiday. The game’s multiplayer Headquarters has been fully kitted out in green, as will players who take advantage of the event’s selection of special uniforms, weapon camos, and more. Two new weapons have also arrived in the event, namely the M-38 Submachine Gun and the MG-81 Light Machine Gun.
The game’s multiplayer isn’t all that’s getting the St. Patrick’s Day make-over. WWII‘s Nazi Zombies survival mode has had its in-game lobby redesigned for the holiday, and there are even some festive surprises to be found in the different survival maps.
Finally, a twisted new multiplayer mode has joined the fray. Leprechaun Hunt Moshpit takes the game’s traditional Team Deathmatch, Hardpoint, Kill Confirmed and Domination modes and hides an elusive leprechaun somewhere on the map. Those that manage to find and eliminate the creature will earn all the Scorestreaks they currently have equipped, providing distinct incentive to find the little bastard. Playing the mode in the game’s Featured Public Match playlist will reward 2XP from March 16th to March 19th.
The Operation: Shamrock and Awe event is live in the game right now, and will run until April 3rd. While some of the content will disappear when the event ends, the map and weapons are here to stay, along with select camos and other bonuses. Check out the event’s official launch trailer below.
In other Call of Duty news, Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 was recently announced. The game is slated to launch on October 12th, with a full reveal set to show off the game on May 17th.
Source: Call of Duty