The nuke event has finally started in Call of Duty: Warzone, and this live event works a little differently than those in the past. There are multiple components, which are being staggered over the course of Wednesday and Thursday. The first part of the event has already came and gone, but you can see the full event schedule below:
Operation Rapid Sunder Details And Timing
April 21: noon PT / 3 PM ET to 2 PM PT / 5 PM ET
- April 21: 2 PM PT / 5 PM ET to 9 PM PT / midnight ET
- April 21: 9 PM PT / midnight ET (April 22) to noon PT / 3 PM ET (April 22)
- April 22: noon PT / 3 PM ET to 1 PM PT / 4 PM ET
Operation Rapid Sunder started earlier today, but many players encountered server queues and other issues. This is unfortunate, since this portion of the event is only available for only two hours, making it impossible for some to experience the event or get the Calling Card associated with this portion of the event.
The Nuking of Verdansk
If you missed the first part of this event, here is a recap: the standard playlist was replaced with a singular option, The Destruction of Verdansk Part 1. When spawning in, there was some special Zombie-esque music playing, with players being equipped with guns right off the bat.
Once you’re in, you’ll play the match as normal, although there was an increased number of the undead. An onscreen pop-up alerted all the players about containment protocol being level 4, and players being advised to find shelter. This was accompanied by voiceover about zombies and the need to follow the protocol. If and when you die, you were returned as a zombie to hunt other players.
After a period of time, more dialogue was heard about how someone “need[s] to end it” and a “nuke inbound” warning appeared at the top of the screen. Following this, the match ended and cinematic trailer played showing the contain protocol reaching 100%. A Russian officer then declares that “Verdansk has fallen” as a nuclear missile is seen flying through the air to strike Verdansk, ending in a huge explosion and a mushroom cloud.
After this scene, you were then booted back to the menu and awarded XP and special Containment Protocol calling card. You could have replayed the event once completed.