Warzone’s newest map “Rebirth Island” drops with the launch of Season 1 for Black Ops Cold War.
Rebirth Island features tense trios and quads gameplay on an insland, much smaller than Verdansk. The map offers 32 unique points of interest, all worth visiting to get the full experience of the island. Since this is a reimagining of Blackouts Alcatraz map, the flow of the map will feel familiar, while also bringing brand new experiences to players.
At the center of the island lays a large prison, and across from the prison to the north lays a massive Nova 6 bioweapons factory. Explore the map and uncover the truth. Here’s a rundown of all 32 points of interest.
1 – White Shed & Jetty
2 – Bioweapons Labs
The bioweapons lab is a three story, sturdy building with plenty of sightlines and secrets. This is one of the tallest buildings on Rebirth Island, so take advantage of the rooftop angles it offers.
3 – Decontamination Zone Building
A large concreate structure with plenty of combat inside and outside. Large open rooms with railing and pallets as cover. Will be a hot spot at launch due to its advantageous position for quick rotations to Bioweapons lab or the Prison Block after looting up.
4 – Chemical Engineering Factory
5 – Chemical Engineering Office
4 story building divided into lower and upper floors that can be accessed via a small bridge. This area will be a familiar sight for players who played Blackout in Black Ops 4.
6 – Hilltop and Water Tower
The king of Rebirth Islands’ sniping positions. Once on top, you’ll have the ultimate view of other players at a high vantage point. Just be on the lookout on your way up, since you’ll be completely exposed to enemy fire.
7 – Power Room and Lookout
8 – Recreation Yard
A wide open area for medium – long range gunfights just outside of the main prison. Be sure to watch out for incoming fire from the rooftops as you cross through this area.
9 – Terrace and Morgue
The Terrace and Morgue area is located outside of the Recreation Yard and gives staircase access to the main level of the prison. Use the Morgue as a building to lay low in, or travel to the external staircase attached to the prison to access a rooftop ascender.
10 – Chemical Engineering Power Station
11 – Prison Block (Basement Level)
Located below the Prison is the Showers, Tunnel and Electrical Room. Loot down here to be protected from any surprise attacks from afar, and escape via one of the Tunnel ladders to the cliffs outside the Prison.
12 – Prison Block
Located in the middle of Rebirth Island is the main attraction – The Prison. Explore 2 large main floors, complete with a cell block, infirmary, cafeteria and catwalk. Additionally, the rooftop is also available for looting and serves as a solid sniping position.
13 – Warden’s Entrance
14 – Supplies, Helipad & Watchtower
Looking for ammo? This area is ideal for some extra loot when traveling across the main road outside the prison. Has a chance to spawn a Helicopter by the shore.
15 – Communications Office
16 – Harbor Warehouse
Located near the shore is a 3 story warehouse with plenty of loot, but scarce cover. Each floor must be accessed via its own entrance. You cannot travel between floors from the inside.
17 – Construction Site Sheds & Jetty
18 – Construction Site
Before Rebirth Island was raided by the CIA, this was slated to be the final building on the Island. Now, it just lays unfinished.. and dangerous. Watch out for fire from surrounding buildings, as the cover is minimal. Be sure to watch your feet while walking around here too, you may just find yourself falling down a hole….
19 – Headquarters Surveillance Tower
A tall tower attached to a beautifully furnished command office. CQC fights will be the focus in here, with the victor claiming control of the tower vantage point.
20 – Headquarters Command Center
The communications center of the island, used to send broadcasts back and forth to Russia. This building has 2 circular floors that gives a call back to the design of the Satellite tower on the Black Ops 1 map “Array”. The roof also gives a good counter-sniping position to those on top of the main prison.
21 – Headquarters Garrison
22 – Staircase & Garden
23 – Factory
The largest building towards the shoreline lies this 3 story factory, complete with a basement and accessible rooftop. All floors are connected via a large main staircase. The main floors are filled with computers, and the basement is more of a wide-open storage area. Be sure to bring a trusted SMG, Shotgun or Assault Rifle with you here.
24 – Dockside
Perhaps one of the lowest areas of the island, the Dockside gives plenty of cover while looting around the shipping containers, cranes and barrels. If you’re feeling daring, take the Tram Car from here to the roof of the prison block to get right into the center action.
25 – Base Camp
A large assortment of tents and medical stations laying at the bottom of a hill by the Headquarters. The cover is scarce, but the density of loot spawns in such a small area may be worth the tradeoff, if you go in guns blazing.
26 – Living Quarters Number 9
27 – Living Quarters Row
A series of 4 small apartments in close proximity. Each building should supply enough loot to get a player started. In quads, this will easily provide for your entire squad, assuming you are not followed here.
28 – Shipping & Receiving
Located near the shore on the south end of the island sits a small Shipping & Receiving building with 4 rooms. This spot may see less action at launch, so if you want a rather peaceful drop, here’s a good bet.
29 – Switchbacks, Storage & Jetty
30 – Security Area Crater
A massive explosion sent a security convoy flying to their demise during the CIA raid on the island. The crater is large enough to be used for cover, and the flipped vehicles are solid pieces of cover during a firefight.
31 – Security Area Communication Station
32 – Security Area Watchtower & Helipad
A small area with limited loot locations. The real prize here is the chance for a helicopter spawn. Don’t be surprised if you come in contact with several other teams if you attempt to land here when a helicopter spawn is active.
How to unlock the Swiss K31 in Warzone & Cold War Season 3
Here’s how to unlock Black Ops Cold War and Warzone Season 3’s fast-firing bolt action Sniper Rifle, the Swiss K31.
Black Ops Cold War and Warzone Season 3 will be introducing a new sniper, the Swiss K31, so here’s how you can get your hands on this new bolt-action rifle.
Season 3 of Black Ops Cold War and Warzone has officially been revealed. On top of new maps and Operators, players can bolster their arsenal with new weapons – the legendary Ballistic Knife, classic PPSH, and the all-new Swiss K31 Sniper Rifle.
The Swiss K31 follows Season 2’s ZRG 20mm Sniper Rifle, but appears to be the polar opposite. While the ZRG is heavy, powerful, and slow, the K31 is described as having “exceptional accuracy, as well as fast rechamber and aiming speeds with a large ammo capacity.”
Here’s how to unlock this new, fast Sniper Rifle in Cold War and Warzone Season 3.
Swiss K31 unlock requirements in Cold War & Warzone Season 3
Players can get their hands on the Swiss K31 Sniper Rifle by simply reaching Tier 31 in the Season 3 Battle Pass. And if you miss out on it in Season 3, it will be available later through a challenge.
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You don’t have to pay anything either. The weapon is included as part of the free version of the Battle Pass, so simply play games, rack up Scorestreaks, score Warzone Victories, and you’ll have your hands on it in no time.
This is the second weapon you’ll unlock in the Battle Pass, as the PPSH will be unlocked at Tier 15. These weapons aren’t all there is though as the Ballistic Knife will also be included when the season begins, likely locked behind a challenge.
Following Cold War’s integration with Warzone, the K31 will be available in both battle royale and multiplayer. The devs described how, “Aggressive sharpshooters will be in their element with this new rifle, whether it’s sniping out in the wilds of Warzone or pushing forward on objectives in Black Ops Cold War.”
The Kar98k has long dominated Warzone as the aggressive sniper, but it’s possible the Swiss K31 will take its spot in the sniping meta.
Image Credit: Activision
Cold War devs respond to issues with PlayStation 5 controller
If you’ve ever had issues connecting your PlayStation 5 controller to your PC to play Cold War, then this dev response should clear it up.
One of Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War’s devs has cleared up an issue regarding the use of PlayStation 5 controllers on PC.
PCs are normally very accommodating when it comes to supporting different controllers. Whereas the conventional setup revolves around a comfy mouse and keyboard, most PCs allow users to mix and match.
In the same way that you can use a game controller to play CoD: Mobile, you can also play Black Ops Cold War using different PlayStation and Xbox controllers. However, a complaint about the use of PS5 controllers on the PC version has prompted a response from Treyarch.
He recently engaged in a back-and-forth with a Black Ops Cold War player who was dissatisfied about the game’s reported inability to cater for PlayStation 5 controllers.
The original question asked, “Will you guys ever fix controller input on PC? Trying to use my PS5 controller on Cold War but it won’t let me change it. It’s locked.”
An ensuing exchange took place to try and reach the bottom of things until Josh found out some vital information regarding PS5 controllers on PC.
So for the time being, PC players are unable to play CoD: Black Ops Cold War using a PlayStation 5 controller.
We are still only a few months removed from the release of the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X, so it’s understandable if additional controller compatibility hasn’t been at the top of the priority list.
It’s safe to assume that by raising this query, PC players with PS5 access can expect to be able to use their PS5 controllers on PC sooner rather than later now. In the meantime, CoD players can still enjoy the new Season 3 content in the normal way.
Image credits: Treyarch / Sony
How to unlock PPSH-41 in Cold War & Warzone Season 3
The fearsome PPSH-41 SMG is being included in CoD: Cold War Season 3, and this is how you’ll be able to wield this dangerous weapon.
A returning legend is coming to Season 3 of Black Ops Cold War with the PP-SH41. The devastating SMG can rip enemies apart in seconds, and these are the unlock requirements for it in Call of Duty.
It’s almost like Christmas Day when the next season of content is announced for Call of Duty. After the official Roadmap for Season 3 was revealed, one tasty proposition is the forthcoming return of the PPSH.
The SMG has tore up CoD games for years with its insanely-high rate of fire, and it could be a legitimate meta-changer for Cold War and Warzone Season 3.
PPSH-41 unlock requirements in Cold War & Warzone Season 3
Nothing has changed in this regard for Season 3, and players will be pleased to know that the PPSH can be in their loadouts very quickly.
To unlock the PPSH-41, players will simply need to reach Level 15 in the Battle Pass. Don’t want to pay for the Battle Pass? Not a problem because just like with the MAC-10 from Season 1 and FARA-83 from Season 2, the PPSH is a free Tier for players to earn naturally.
There are no pay-to-win elements here, and everyone will be able to unlock and use the SMG when they’ve reached the required level.
Also, because the same XP is tied to both Cold War and Warzone, the good news is that you can unlock the PPSH-41 on either game. So you can pick your poison and choose which game will be easier for you to get to Level 15 quicker.
The PPSH-41 has featured in many previous Call of Duty games including the original titles, World at War, and most recently, the Black Ops titles.
Season 3 of Black Ops Cold War and Warzone will go live on April 22, and players can get stuck into unlocking the PPSH-41 as soon as possible!
Image credits: Treyarch
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