Call of Duty goes green as part of St. Patrick’s Day

Admit it: you'd love a Shamrock Shake right now.

There’s an old saying that goes something like “Everybody’s Irish on St. Patrick’s Day.” It’s the one day of the year when no one will mock you for eating Lucky Charms straight out of the box on your lunchbreak. Or for arguing that all the office water coolers should be swapped out for Shamrock Shake dispensers. Or for announcing that you’re not only running for president of the official fan clubs for Colin Farrell, Hozier, and Saoirse Ronan, but doing so simultaneously. Again. Get ready then to go green with Call of Duty.

Game developer Activision has announced that it’s come up with a St. Patrick’s Day game mode for CoD: Black Ops Cold War. And as disappointing as this will be to the wags amongst you, there are no potato guns. The good news is that you’ll be getting a full week to embrace your love of all-things Irish. Or, more accurately, Irish-themed weapons of esports war.

The CoD St. Patrick’s Stockpile goes live at 10 a.m. Pacific on March 11, and then stays up until March 18. As every Enya, U2, and Jonathan Rhys Meyers fan knows, St. Paddy’s Day takes place on March 17.

Amongst the stockpile weapons up for grabs as you go green with Call of Duty will be a Wee Lad assault rifle and Shillelagh LMG. Also included in the special St. Patrick’s pack will be a Lucky Frag sticker, Pot O’ Gold charm, and Battle for the Riches calling card.

Gather shamrocks during battle!

Those doing battle will be able to gather up shamrocks that have been dropped by the enemy, and then collect points by carrying them to the Pot O’ Gold. Looking at things from a defensive standpoint, shamrocks left behind by fallen teammates can be used to prevent enemies from piling up combat points.

Unfortunately, there will be no plastic green bowler hats, plastic green beards, angry leprechauns, or six packs of green beer on offer. Dare to dream though.

Mike Usinger once took the better part of two years to finish Grand Theft Auto. Over the course of his career he has written about everything from eSports to music to movies to travel.

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