There's Warzone XP in King Kong's crown jewels

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Operation Monarch, the latest live event in Call of Duty: Warzone, is the kind of crossover you'd expect from Fortnite. It adds King Kong and Godzilla, though the two behemoths aren't real interested in battling each other. They seem to have come to a "let's you and him fight" agreement and spend most of their time targeting players, the tiny soldiers who scurry around the island trying not to die, occasionally plinking away at the monsters to earn some intel points and weapon XP. It's more fun to watch than play, as Morgan put it.

Players will find their own ways to have fun, however, and one bold soldier did so by jumping a helicopter, flying it into the Eighth Wonder of the World's upper thigh region, and farming Warzone XP using the helicopter blades. Yes, as the player in question put it in a Reddit post that was first flagged NSFW then removed by the humorless mods of r/CODWarzone, "You get XP for tickling Kong's sack."

If you actually tried this feat yourself, you'd probably explode first. Getting close to King Kong, let alone flying a fragile helicopter into his swimsuit area, is a surefire way to get smashed to bits. And even if you pulled it off, there are better ways to earn XP since Operation Monarch gives double weapon XP and could just shoot him with whatever gun you want to level up.

So is it worth all the risk just to manscape King Kong's particulars? Probably not. Is it funny that someone did? Yes, absolutely.

Jody Macgregor
Weekend/AU Editor

Jody's first computer was a Commodore 64, so he remembers having to use a code wheel to play Pool of Radiance. A former music journalist who interviewed everyone from Giorgio Moroder to Trent Reznor, Jody also co-hosted Australia's first radio show about videogames, Zed Games. He's written for Rock Paper Shotgun, The Big Issue, GamesRadar, Zam, Glixel, Five Out of Ten Magazine, and, whose cheques with the bunny logo made for fun conversations at the bank. Jody's first article for PC Gamer was about the audio of Alien Isolation, published in 2015, and since then he's written about why Silent Hill belongs on PC, why Recettear: An Item Shop's Tale is the best fantasy shopkeeper tycoon game, and how weird Lost Ark can get. Jody edited PC Gamer Indie from 2017 to 2018, and he eventually lived up to his promise to play every Warhammer videogame.