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All Warzone Pacific Season 2 map changes: Caldera & Rebirth Island

Here’s everything you need to know about Warzone Pacific Season 2 Reloaded’s map changes for Caldera and Rebirth Island.



Warzone Operators on Rebirth Island

Warzone Pacific’s Season 2 update brings some highly anticipated map changes to Caldera, with Rebirth Island receiving “substantial changes” via the Reloaded update. Here’s every map change arriving in Warzone Pacific Season 2.

Warzone’s Caldera map arrived with mixed reviews, with some preferring the bright, picturesque landscape, and others unimpressed with the POI distribution. Raven Software are continuing to evolve the map though, overhauling a location into a new POI and adding underground bunkers in the Season 2 update.

Here’s every map change arriving in Warzone Pacifc’s Caldera, as well as a look at the revamped Rebirth Island Reinforced.

Warzone Caldera map changes

Chemical Factory POI

Chemical Factory in Warzone Pacific Season 2

Warzone players noticed that the refinery between Mines and Docks looked different on the minimap, and the devs teased that the location would be overhauled in Season 2. We now know exactly what that change is, with the refinery now becoming Chemical Factory.

The devs explained that it will have a similar layout to the previous location, but with “several notable differences.” There will be enemy soldiers protecting the facility, as well as “a trap that can be sprung in the central building.”

Chemical Factory on Warzone Caldera map

The devs said that players who loot Chemical Factory will “will walk away with more valuable loot on average,” so expect more Legendary Chests and Cash here.

We’ve marked Chemical Factory on Caldera’s map so you’ll know exactly where the new POI will be located.

Chemical Weapons Research Labs

Chemical weapons research labs in Warzone Season 2

There will also be new underground Chemical Weapons Research Labs appearing in Caldera, with seven to be discovered around the island.

The devs said that some players may have already found the lab locations, but they’ll be marked on the map with a yellow circle. Inside, you can find “phenomenal Loadout items, which may include Gas Masks and Nebula V Ammo.”

These seem to be high-risk, with the devs confirming that there’s only one way out. Make sure to get out before the gas closes, and watch out for players camping the exits.

Warzone Rebirth Island map changes

Rebirth Island has seen few changes since its arrival in December 2020, but Warzone’s devs have delivered a major revamp to the fan-favorite prison island with the Warzone Season 2 Reloaded update.


Stronghold POI Rebirth Island

Rebirth Island’s Security POI will turn into the Stronghold POI. As its name suggests the location is designed as somewhat of a fortress with very few paths to entering the deepest point.

The devs whished to improve on one of the least popular areas of Rebirth Island, “This POI was one of the least popular in the old Rebirth Island, so we wanted to breathe new fresh air into this area to bring players in a more engaging destination with other areas to fight for around the map”.

Stronghold will feature an “extended checkpoint gate, a new radar building, and a Redeploy Balloon” which is sure to make a popular landing spot following the update.


Docks POI Rebirth Island

Players will now be able to visit two boats on either side of Rebirth Island that the devs added for conceptual purposes, “We had this island with no boat!” One of these boats will be located at a brand-new POI called Dock. This new area was once known as Shore but has now undergone a major revamp.

Of course, both of the boats will be full of prime loot so they’re sure to be highly contested areas. This will place a new focus on Rebirth Island’s shoreline as teams may view the boats as an ideal starting point.

Other Rebirth Island changes

Prison Courtyard Rebirth Island

Alongside these two new POIs, the Prison Courtyard has also received a makeover. In an attempt to make the area less of an instant death trap, the devs decided to add some cover by way of a fortified walkway.

You’ll notice less open space in that area which will increase survivability. Alongside the walkway, players will also benefit from a few green tents positioned between the walkway and the Prison.

For more, you can check out when to expect the next Warzone Double XP event or how Warzone players are divided over the Battle Royale and Vanguard Royale modes merging.

Source: Call of Duty Blog

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Genius Warzone trick completely counters getting stuck by Thermites

Getting stuck with a Thermite in Warzone usually means certain death, but a genius trick is allowing players to survive a fiery demise.



Warzone Caldera thermite trick Season 3 Reloaded

Getting stuck with a Thermite has traditionally meant a swift death, but if you react quickly, this genius Warzone trick will allow you to survive the tricky situation.

While most Warzone players will be trying to figure out how the meta has changed following the Season 3 Reloaded update, one player has made a discovery that could be useful to players with quick reflexes.

Warzone’s Lethal Equipment options can prove difficult to handle in enemy hands. Perhaps none are as frightening as the Thermite, a piece of Lethal Equipment that can down you in seconds. However, a genius Warzone trick has revealed the ultimate counter for enemy Thermites.

Trophy System in Warzone Pacific

Thermite is designed to stick to any surface on impact and burn whatever it touches for a short period of time. When stuck to a Warzone Operator, Thermite usually burns through armor and knocks the player down, setting up an easy kill.

Up until Season 3 Reloaded, getting stuck with a Thermite meant certain death, but a clip posted to the Warzone subreddit demonstrates a genius trick for escaping death by Thermite.

The clip shows how a player stuck with a Thermite is saved from its clutches by throwing a Trophy System. The key factor here is that the Trophy System was thrown after the player got stuck with the Thermite, which proves that Trophy Systems can destroy Thermites after they stick to players.

As the player who posted the clip explains, “You can clearly see the hitmarker the trophy gives off when it detonates a lethal, point here being I didn’t know it can save a guy from certain death like this dude here.”

Several players in the comments claimed that they had no idea this was possible and that they’d look to add the trick to their repertoire, “gonna have to remember now to throw a trophy if I have it on me and get stuck lol.”

It seems keeping a Trophy System by your side could get you out of a tricky situation if used correctly.

For more Warzone content, check out how a Warzone expert predicts a buffed AR will make a comeback in Season 3 Reloaded.

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Incredible Warzone 2 art uses leaks to reveal what new map could look like

With the help of leaks, one Call of Duty fan has developed an image of what believe the Warzone 2 map could look like.



warzone 2 verdansk map

After various leaks and even the reveal of Modern Warfare 2, one creative fan in the community has developed fan art of what the Warzone 2 map could look like.

Call of Duty fans have received a lot of new information on both Modern Warfare 2 and Warzone 2 over the last month. As well as leaks surrounding Modern Warfare 2, we also got new details on the Warzone 2 map, including leaks surrounding the potential POIs.

One CoD fan took these leaks and created some incredible art for what the Warzone 2 map could look like if the leaks are accurate.

call of duty blackout map

Reddit user EMADALDEN221 made their own Warzone 2 map based on the POI leaks that suggested some classic MW2 maps such as Quarry and Highrise could be included.

The recreated map images we’ve seen so far haven’t been as detailed as this one, and although this is just a creation by someone in the community, it’s based on leaks from reliable sources.

The design created by the Reddit user shares similarities to Verdansk, and those who aren’t fans of Caldera may be happy about this. For starters, the map is not an island, but rather a part of a much bigger bit of land.

The fan-made map definitely has more of a Blackout vibe, with bright colors and a focus on greenery, which wasn’t seen too much on Verdansk.

We’ll have to wait and see how accurate this depiction is when Warzone 2’s map is officially revealed.

For more on Call of Duty, check out the full cast list so far for Modern Warfare 2.

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JGOD explains why his H4 Blixen loadout is meta in Warzone Season 3 Reloaded

Top Warzone YouTuber JGOD explained how the new H4 Blixen fits right in the SMG meta and gave his recommended loadout.



JGOD and H4 Blixen SMG in Warzone

The H4 Blixen SMG is brand-new to Warzone Pacific Season 3 Reloaded, and it’s already set to shake up the meta. Top Warzone YouTuber JGOD has explained why his loadout is a meta pick.

On top of all Warzone Season 3 Reloaded‘s major weapon balance changes, new squad HUD, and Underground Transit System, it introduced the H4 Blixen SMG, also referred to as the Carl Gustaf M/45.

Although the H4 Blixen currently has a frustrating glitch where it has a fire delay after sprinting, reloading, using equipment, and plating, the devs have confirmed a fix is in the works. YouTuber JGOD believes that after it’s fixed, the Blixen has the time to kill stats to join the SMG meta.

Warzone player using H4 Blixen SMG

JGOD revealed how the Blixen has the TTK stats to compete with all of the meta SMGs such as the Armaguerra, Owen Gun, Welgun, and the Type 100. Describing it as a “high damage weapon,” he compared its TTK to these meta builds and discovered that it fits right in.

JGOD explained how it’s right in the middle of the SMG meta, where there are some weapons that kill faster but are harder to control, and others that are easier to control but don’t kill quite as fast.

If you’re bored of the other Vanguard SMGs or can’t quite find one that suits your playstyle, unlocking the H4 Blixen will be worth your time.

JGOD meta H4 Blixen loadout

  • Muzzle: Recoil Booster
  • Barrel: Jonsson 9″ RMK
  • Optic: Slate Reflector
  • Stock: Removed Stock
  • Underbarrel: Mark VI Skeletal
  • Magazine: 7.62 Gorenko 54 Round Mags
  • Ammo Type: Lengthened
  • Rear Grip: Polymer Grip
  • Perk 1: Fleet
  • Perk 2: Quick

For the most part, JGOD’s H4 Blixen loadout is the standard build for Vanguard SMGs. Combining the Recoil Booster with the Jonsson 9″ RMK damage barrel vastly increases its time-to-kill, and the other attachments are for recoil control and mobility.

You do have a couple of options, though. He explained that you might be better off with the 7.62 Gorenko 36 Round Mags when playing Solos and Duos, as you’ll only be taking on one or two players at a time.

Ammunition choice is also flexible, where Lengthened, Hollow Point, or Subsonic are all viable options. These ammo types will make the Blixen’s range either a little bit better or a little bit worse, and Subsonic will hide your shots from the minimap.

For more on Warzone, be sure to check out why players are desperate for Raven to nerf the game’s most popular weapon — the STG44.

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