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.
Best UGR loadout for Black Ops Cold War
The UGR is a brand-new SMG in Black Ops Cold War, so here’s our best compelte with Attachments, Perks, and Equipment.
The UGR is a brand-new SMG in Black Ops Cold War, and players can’t wait to try it out in multiplayer matches. Here’s our breakdown of the best UGR loadout to run in BOCW.
Even though CoD Vanguard is now in its third season, and Modern Warfare 2 is arriving this year, support for Black Ops Cold War is still going strong. After a huge Zombies patch on April 25, Treyarch have now added a remastered version of the Jungle map, as well as a new weapon.
The UGR SMG is an interesting close-range option, as it’s an “underwater rifle modified for improved land performance.” It doesn’t have the bullet velocity to take enemies out at distance, but it’s formidable in close-quarters combat.
If you’re looking to run it in multiplayer, you’ll need to know how to make the most of it. Check out our best UGR loadout for Black Ops Cold War.
- Best Cold War UGR loadout attachments
- Best Cold War UGR Perks & Equipment
- How to unlock UGR in Black Ops Cold War
- Best alternatives to Cold War’s UGR
Best Cold War UGR loadout attachments
- Barrel: 12.8″ VDV Reinforced
- Underbarrel: Spetsnaz Grip
- Magazine: Explosive Flechettes
- Handle: GRU Elastic Wrap
- Stock: KGB Skeletal Stock
We kick things off with the 12.8″ VDV Reinforced Barrel to seriously boost the UGR’s bullet velocity and damage range. The UGR is severely lacking in both departments, but this attachment makes it far more competitive in longer-range battles.
Next up, we went for the Spetsnaz Grip to keep the recoil in check and make it far easier to control. Then we chose KGB Skeletal Stock and GRU Elastic Wrap for a decrease in sprint-to-fire time and ADS speed, allowing you to get shots earlier while rushing around the map.
Many were surprised to see that the UGR comes with explosive rounds, so we couldn’t resist equipping Explosive Flechettes to our loadout. Aside from the obvious boost in overall damage, they also increase ammo capacity which is vital in a fast-firing weapon.
Best Cold War UGR Perk & Equipment
- Perk 1: Flak Jacket & Tactical Mask
- Perk 2: Scavenger & Assassin
- Perk 3: Ghost & Ninja
- Lethal Equipment: Semtex
- Tactical Equipment: Stimshot
We think the UGR is still effective with only five attachments, so we’re equipping Greed Wildcard to use extra Perks in each slot in BOCW multiplayer matches,
Flak Jacket and Tactical Mask are incredibly important in the first slot, as they’ll keep you protected from incoming explosives and Gas Mines, which can be frustrating when running and gunning.
Next, we picked Scavenger to make sure you never run out of ammo, as well as Assassin to keep the Scorestreaks rolling in. In the final slot, we recommend Ghost to stay invisible on enemy radars, as well as Ninja to help with flanking, which you’ll want to do a lot of with the UGR.
In terms of equipment, Semtex is an easy-to-use lethal, while Stimshot will give you a handy health boost when things get tough out there.
How to unlock UGR in Black Ops Cold War
To unlock the UGR SMG, players must kill an enemy revealed by their Spy Plane, UAV, or Field Mic with an SMG in 15 different completed matches. If you’re not a big multiplayer fan, it can be earned in Zombies by eliminating 1000 enemies while using an Epic rarity or better SMG.
You can also bypass the challenges altogether if you don’t mind spending 2,400 CoD Points on the new Lazar bundle.
Best alternatives to Cold War’s UGR
Black Ops Cold War has some powerful SMGs if the UGR isn’t working for you. The TEC-9 and LC10, in particular, remain incredibly strong in multiplayer matches and rank as two of the best weapons in the entire game.
For more, be sure to check out the best UGR loadout to use on Caldera in Warzone Pacific Season 3.
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How to unlock UGR SMG in Cold War & Warzone
Here’s everything you need to know about the new UGR SMG including how to unlock the weapon in Cold War and Warzone.
Treyarch continue to release new weapons for Cold War and the latest is the UGR SMG based on the APS underwater rifle that will be making its way to both Cold War and Warzone. Here’s how to unlock the UGR in Cold War and Warzone.
Although Vanguard is now in Season 3 and 2022’s Modern Warfare 2 has been announced, Treyarch are still releasing content for 2020’s Black Ops Cold War. Alongside a ton of Zombies changes that arrived with the April 25 update, Treyarch confirmed the classic Jungle map and a brand-new weapon would arrive in the “coming weeks.”
On May 6, the new UGR SMG made its way to the game alongside a remastered version of the Jungle map. Here’s how to unlock the UGR in Cold War and Warzone.
UGR SMG in Cold War & Warzone
Those who played Call of Duty: Ghosts may recognize Cold War’s new UGR SMG as it’s based on the APS underwater rifle that appeared in the campaign. The in-game description says it’s a “full-auto submachine gun” and an “underwater rifle modified for improved land performance.”
The weapon is projectile-based with quite a low bullet velocity, so you won’t be beaming enemies at range with ease. Players were also surprised to see that it comes with explosive bullets.
How to unlock UGR in Cold War & Warzone
Players can unlock the UGR by killing an enemy revealed by your Spy Plane, UAV, or Field Mic with an SMG in 15 different completed matches. You can also unlock the UGR in Zombies if you eliminate 1000 enemies while using an Epic rarity or better SMG.
The new UGR SMG has the same unlock challenge for both Cold War and Warzone, so it’ll be up to you to decide which game you’d like to complete it in. In addition, you can also receive the UGR straight away by purchasing the new Lazar bundle for 2,400 CoD Points.
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Treyarch confirm Jungle map remaster & new weapon arriving in Black Ops Cold War
Black Ops Cold War devs Treyarch have confirmed a new long-range weapon and Jungle map remaster coming soon.
Treyarch have confirmed brand-new content is on the way for Black Ops Cold War, including a new weapon and remastered version of the classic Jungle map.
Now, Treyarch have announced more new additions that they have planned for Black Ops Cold War in May and beyond, including a long-range weapon and a remastered version of a classic Call of Duty map.
Cold War Jungle map remaster release date
Treyarch confirmed that the remastered Jungle map will make its way to Black Ops Cold War on Friday, May 6. The new map hit the game at 10:00 AM PT / 1:00 PM ET / 6:00 PM UK.
Treyarch originally confirmed their plans for brand-new Call of Duty content in a blog post on April 14, including the addition of the classic map Jungle. When the map hits the game on May 6, players will be able to jump into a Jungle 24/7 playlist.
When this map first made its debut, it consisted of a ruined village and military base near a river in the middle of a Vietnamese jungle. Players could take advantage of its many slopes and ladders to move quickly between levels.
Jungle won over players with its impressive layout and was added to other CoD titles like Black Ops III and Black Ops 4. Now, a remastered version will be added to Cold War’s standard 6v6 playlists in a new update.
New Cold War weapon
Adding new weapons often shakes up the meta of CoD titles, so we can expect major changes after this new content drop arrives.
For more Black Ops Cold War, be sure to check out Treyarch confirming that Cold War won’t receive more Zombies maps as well as the leaked Scythe weapon and its unlock requirements.
Image Credit: Activision / Treyarch
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