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New Warzone Rebirth Island Reinforced map: POIs, release date, features

Warzone devs officially revealed the new Rebirth Island “Reinforced” map that is set to drastically alter the fan favorite prison island.

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Rebirth Island as we know it is getting a major revamp alongside Warzone Pacific Season 2 Reloaded. Raven announced changes that will shake up the map by introducing new POIs like Stronghold and Docks.

Warzone players have been enjoying what Rebirth Island has to offer since the start of Warzone Season 2. It seems every day a Warzone pro is testing a brand-new Rebirth Island loadout which speaks to the map’s popularity among casual and pro players alike.

With Warzone Season 2 Reloaded right around the corner, Raven confirmed the arrival of Rebirth Island Reinforced, a revamped version of Rebirth Island.

Here’s what you need to know about Rebirth Island Reinforced including the release date, new POIs, and new features.

Rebirth Reinforced release date

The devs have stated that the new Rebirth Island map will arrive on March 23 with the Warzone Pacific Season 2 Reloaded update. Expect the update to go live at 9 AM PT / 12 PM ET / 4 PM GMT on all platforms.

When Warzone Season 2’s roadmap was released prior to the new season’s major update, Rebirth Island fans were drawn to the mention of map changes and it seems like the wait is almost over.

Rebirth Reinforced new POIs

Thanks to Beenox and Raven Software, players will receive an updated version of Rebirth Island. The devs have used player feedback to tweak the Rebirth map and there are bound to be some exciting new POI additions.

Rebirth Reinforced Stronghold POI

Stronghold POI Rebirth

What Rebirth Island fans knew as Security on the southern tip of the island will soon be known as Stronghold. The new POI seems to have a long road that leads up to a fortress-like building which explains the name Stronghold.

Given how isolated the area is and how there’s really only one way to reach the rear position, it will likely prove to be a difficult area to infiltrate. On the flip side, the power positions could prove to be excellent as enemies funnel up the stretched road to reach you.

Rebirth Reinforced Docks POI

Docks POI Rebirth

Another interesting addition is the inclusion of the Docks POI. Although Rebirth Island had a Dockside area, we can clearly see that Rebirth Reinforced has a vital Docks POI on the West side of the map.

Of course, the standout feature of this new POI is a massive boat that could be seen on the image of the map. Interestingly enough an identical boat can also be found on the East side of the map near the Factory POI.

Aside from new POIs, players could expect various cosmetic changes, “Head to the main Prison Yard to see it partially reinforced and the construction materials being used on it, which can be used as cover or as platforms for jumping onto the guard wall walkways.”

Rebirth Reinforced features

Weapon Trading Station

Weapon trade stations Rebirth Island

One of the most interesting changes coming to Rebirth Reinforced is the addition of the Weapon Trading Station. These stations are similar to buy stations but instead of purchasing items like gas masks with a dollar amount players will be able to use their weapons as currency. 

Essentially you’ll be able to trade weapons for items like Self-Revives, Gas Masks, etc. This unique feature will also make its way to Caldera later this year, “Weapon Trade Stations allow an Operator to give up their weapon in exchange for one of lesser quality plus additional items, depending on the original weapon’s rarity.

Redeploy Balloons

By now, most Warzone players are familiar with Redeploy Balloons thanks to Caldera and they’ll be making their way to Rebirth Reinforced as well. We already know that Redeploy Balloons are excellent tools for repositioning across the map.

With the prison island being so small it will be interesting to note how they’re used in comparison to the massive battlefield of Caldera, “with a shorter ascender cable to properly balance how much ground one can cover with them across the island.”

Rebirth Reinforced modes

Rebirth Island new modes

Rebirth versions of Payload and Blood Money will be coming to Rebirth Island as the devs believe it’s a good fit for the small map. Blood Money is a Plunder-like mode that provides players with “a significant payout for Kills even if their target has little to no money on them”. this is likely going to be a great mode for grinding weapon levels.

Meanwhile, the Payload mode will task players with either escorting or attempting to stop an armored truck on Rebirth Island. Players will be split up into two 12 vs 12 teams in order to complete the objective.

Finally, players will also receive Rebirth Resurgence Solos which will allow them to test their skill alone. “In this Solo variant, Operators will have their Rebirth meter already activated. This means they will have a free life before needing to earn score for additional respawns”

New design for Rebirth Island

At the start of Warzone Season 2 Reloaded, players will be treated with the Rebirth Reinforced Event. You will have the chance to earn a Legendary LMG Blueprint, a ton of XP, and more new features. One of these features is the previously mentioned Weapon Trade Stations which will be active during the Rebirth Reinforced Event.

The devs have promised Community Challenges that players will work towards, “The first of these is just earning kills on the island. If the entire community earns enough kills following the update, those who participated will automatically receive 25,000 XP and unlock the use of Weapon Trade Stations on the island.”

That’s about everything we know about the new Rebirth Reinforced map arriving with the Warzone Season 2 Reloaded update.


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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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