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.
10 best guns in Black Ops Cold War: Ranked List
Treyarch’s CoD: Black Ops Cold War has a big arsenal of weapons, and we’ve picked our top 10 best guns and ranked them too.
There are so many different quality guns for Call of Duty players to master in Black Ops Cold War. So we’ve decided to pick out the 10 best guns in Season 6 and rank them to find the absolute best.
Black Ops Cold War has a pretty extensive catalog of guns for players to test out and see what works best for them. Since the game’s inception, we’ve been treated to the Streetsweeper, Groza, and MAC-10 in Season 1. The FARA 83, ZRG 20mm, and AMP63 in Seasons 2 and 3, the MG 82 LMG and C58 Assault Rifle in Season 4, the EM2, and TEC-9 in Season 5, and to round things off – the LAPA, .410 Ironside, and Grav in Season 6.
With all these additions there is now almost an overflow of Assault Rifles, SMGs, Tactical Rifles, Shotguns, LMGs, and Pistols to pick from. So we’ve taken it upon ourselves to sift through the expansive array of guns and rank the top 10 weapons in Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Season 6.
We’ve also ranked the 10 best guns in CoD Warzone too.
Best guns in Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War ranked list
Before we delve into a deep look at the elite guns that Treyarch has to offer, we’re first going to do a rundown of every weapon in the game and rank them. Let’s be fair, some of Cold War’s weapons are must-have and must-use, whereas some are simply not worth your time.
Here’s every main weapon in Black Ops Cold War ranked:
- Krig 6
- KSP 45
- AMP 63
- Swiss K31
- FARA 83
- Milano 821
- Stoner 63
- OTs 9
- Gallo SA12
- .410 Ironside
- MG 82
- FFAR 1
- ZRG 20mm
- DMR 14
- Hauer 77
- LW3 Tundra
- Nail Gun
- Type 63
- Pelington 703
- Cigma 2
CoD: Black Ops Cold War best guns in Season 6
10. FARA 83
The FARA has remerged in Warzone as a viable contender for the game’s best AR, and as such, people have remembered how effective it can be in Cold War.
- Read More: Best FARA 83 loadout for CoD: Cold War
Its fast fire rate helps it to perform very well in Treyarch’s shooter, and it can still barrel its way through a couple of players in no time at all. Whilst there are most certainly better AR options in the game, the FARA is always worth trying out.
9. Swiss K31 – Best Sniper Rifle in Black Ops Cold War
- Read More: Best Swiss K31 loadout for CoD: Cold War
It possesses the usual damage and range that comes with a dominant Sniper Rifle, but with the added bonus that its ADS time is very short in comparison to other Sniper Rifles. Not only is it perfect for a quickscoping loadout in Cold War Season 6, but it’s effective for any sniping opportunity. The Swiss is phenomenal.
Here’s a quick guide on how to unlock the Swiss K31.
8. AMP63 – Best Pistol in Black Ops Cold War
Although probably the least-used weapon on this list due to its unlock parameters, the AMP63 is a great little weapon to use.
- Read More: Best AMP63 loadout for CoD: Cold War
Its automatic fire nature allows it to barrel its way through ammo and give you a big advantage if you’re accurate. Its only minor setback is that its range suffers in comparison to ARs and SMGs, but if you’re in a small-to-medium-sized map, then equip the AMP63 and you’ll be pleasantsurprised.
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It’s always been a calm, cool, and consistent killer, and it took people a while to start realizing how good it actually is. Also, don’t forget to check out its exclusive, secret attachment that Treyarch provided with the Season 5 update.
6. KSP 45
Practically reborn in Season 2 of Cold War, the KSP 45 went from being an afterthought to the most powerful burst weapon in the game.
- Read more: Best KSP 45 loadout for CoD: Cold War
Realizing that it wasn’t being used, Treyarch did the right thing and buffed all aspects of the KSP 45. With nerfs to the M16 and AUG, the quick, powerful barrages from the KSP 45 make it far more deadly than it once was. If you enjoy the feeling of successive bursts of bullets with accuracy, then the KSP 45 might just be for you.
No one has ever questioned the AK-47’s overwhelming power as each bullet can rip a hole through space and time itself. For all its power, it can be a handful to control thanks to its haphazard recoil.
- Read More: Best AK-47 loadout for CoD: Cold War
Nevertheless, it still retains its aura of destruction and skilled players can effortlessly make it look like one of the best weapons in all of Black Ops Cold War. If that wasn’t enough, the AK-47 received yet another buff in the Cold War Season 5.
The race for the top meta weapon in Black Ops Cold War Season 6 is a close one. The EM2 just falls short of the top three, but you could easily roll with the EM2 in your main loadout and drop stupidly-high kill games.
- Read More: Best EM2 loadout for CoD: Cold War
It’s another relentless, pinpoint-accurate weapon that if you fire first with then you’ll have a great chance of prevailing, at any range too. It doesn’t take long to unlock either as you only need to reach the free Tier 15 of the Battle Pass to own it. It will be interesting to see if Treyarch makes any significant changes to the EM2.
One of the most interesting, if not the most interesting, guns in our top 10 list. The TEC-9 is classified as an SMG, yet it’s completely semi-auto.
- Read More: Best TEC-9 loadout for CoD: Cold War
However, with some different attachments, the firing nature of the weapon can actually change, even becoming a burst-fire SMG like the KSP 45. Even in its semi-auto form, the TEC-9 is ridiculously effective and efficient. Couple that with a decent-sized mag, and the TEC-9 was a terrific addition to Season 5.
2. LC10 – Best SMG in Black Ops Cold War
The LC10 has usurped many guns to become one of the most-used weapons in the game and dominate in Black Ops Cold War.
- Read More: Best LC10 loadout for Black Ops Cold War
After repeated calls for it to be nerfed, the LC10 was finally brought down a notch at the beginning of Season 5. But it’s still a fearsome weapon that can outperform virtually every other gun in the game – that’s how insane it is.
Its piercing shots are matched by relatively high accuracy, and it’s a gun with few drawbacks. After being nerfed a bit, the gun fell out of contention for a while, but now it’s back and as destructive as ever.
1. Krig 6 – Best Assault Rifle in Black Ops Cold War
If you know your CoD: Black Ops Cold War, then you probably knew what was coming. That’s right, the Krig 6 takes the top spot because it’s a weapon without any flaws. It’s one of those rare firearms that feels absolutely unbeatable.
- Read More: Best Krig 6 Loadout in CoD: Cold War
Once you’ve progressed the weapon’s level and reduced its vertical and horizontal recoil, then you have your own ridiculous laser. It’s insanely efficient, very strong, stupidly accurate, and is quite simply the best weapon in Black Ops Cold War Season 6.
Make sure to take a look at our best Black Ops Cold War loadouts too!
Image Credit: Activision / Treyarch
When does Cold War & Warzone Season 6 end? Vanguard Season 1 start date
Black Ops Cold War and Warzone Season 6 is set to make way for Vanguard Season 1, here’s everything we know about when it will happen.
Black Ops Cold War and Warzone Season 6 is beginning to wind down, with Call of Duty: Vanguard on the horizon. We break down when the final BOCW and Warzone season ends, and the first Vanguard chapter starts.
Cold War & Warzone Season 6 end date
The sixth season of Black Ops Cold War and Warzone is due to end on Thursday, December 2, 2021.
Season 5 ended on October 7, the first Thursday of the month, and it appears that Season 6 will follow the same while sticking roughly to the two-month structure that Raven and Treyarch used previously.
As mentioned earlier, there will be no Reloaded update this time around in order to make way for the long-awaited arrival of Vanguard integration into Warzone.
This isn’t to say that Black Ops Cold War will be forgotten, as Modern Warfare has still received content updates in the last year.
Vanguard Season 1 start date
We’re expecting Season 1 of Vanguard, both in the standalone game and Warzone, to kick off in early December.
Cold War Season 6 ends on December 2, 2021, but there could be some transition time between the two like there was between Modern Warfare Season 6 and BOCW Season 1.
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Vanguard will have been out nearly by this point, making it the ideal time to bring in the new Warzone map and WW2 weapons set to drop with the first season, as well as the long-awaited introduction of anti-cheat.
We’re still awaiting official confirmation on when Vanguard Season 1 will begin, so be sure to check back here for future updates.
That was everything we know so far about the transition from Black Ops Cold War into Vanguard later this year.
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When is the next Cold War & Warzone Double XP event?
We have the dates and times for the next CoD: Cold War and Warzone Season 6 Double XP event to help you rank up weapons and Battle Passes.
With so many Prestige levels, different weapon levels, and Battle Pass levels in Cold War and Warzone in Season 6, it’s only natural to want more XP. Here’s when the next CoD Double XP event is going to be.
XP has been a vital component of Call of Duty’s multiplayer for many years. It’s the quintessential upgrade mechanic that allows you to increase your in-game level and provide you access to better gear and attachments.
It’s now time for another one where players will be able to level up all of the new content at a much faster pace.
How to get Double XP in CoD: Cold War & Warzone Season 6
It’s been announced that Call of Duty’s next Double XP promotional event will be for Warzone and Black Ops Cold War and will officially start on October 22 and end on October 15 with a second Double XP Weekend taking place between October 29 and November 1.
What time does CoD: Cold War & Warzone Double XP start?
Here’s a full list of the Double XP event’s start time & dates in some of the key timezones:
- EST – 1:00 PM
- CST – 12:00 PM
- PST – 10:00 AM
- GMT – 5:00 PM
These special Double XP Events usually occur during a weekend, as it naturally gives players the most free time as it’s away from school hours and generally when people are off work.
This will be a great way to level up the new Season 6 Battle Pass to earn the new Grav Assault Rifle and .410 Ironhide Shotgun weapons and get them ready to use in all of your future Cold War and Warzone battles.
Also, check out all the details on Call of Duty: Vanguard, including its release date, gameplay, and more.
Image Credit: Activision / Treyarch / Raven Software
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