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When is Rebirth Island coming back to Warzone Pacific?

Rebirth Island has been added to Warzone again, after an issue caused the developers to remove the map from Warzone Pacific.

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Warzone Pacific Rebirth Island map

Warzone’s ever-popular Rebirth Island map was removed with Pacific Season 1, but the devs confirmed it would make a return. Although Rebirth Island came back for a brief stint, it was removed shortly, before being added back again on December 17.

Warzone didn’t receive a map to replace Verdansk when it integrated with Black Ops Cold War in December 2020. Instead, players were treated to Rebirth Island – a version of Blackout’s Alcatraz.

Rebirth Island quickly became a fan-favorite Warzone experience, but it was removed when Warzone Pacific Season 1 ushered in Caldera. After the devs have confirmed it will return, it came back for a few hours before being removed again after an issue. But since then, a new update has been provided on Rebirth Island’s availability.

Warzone Rebirth Island return date

Rebirth Island returned briefly on December 16, but Raven Software quickly announced the mode was being removed because of an issue that they have detected.

Rebirth Island was added back to Call of Duty: Warzone in a playlist update on December 17.

Rebirth Island was removed after Caldera arrived on December 9, but Raven Software had assured players that it would arrive later in Season 1.

Rebirth Island Pacific changes

Rebirth Island’s ground loot has been switched to Vanguard weapons, and that appears to be the only change made after its reintroduction on December 16.

Rebirth Island has undergone a few changes in the past, including new lighting, a night mode, and the Construction Site being built into the Control Center. We’re not sure what Raven Software have planned with any future updates, but stay tuned to Charlie INTEL for all the details on Rebirth Island.

What happened to Rebirth Island in Warzone Pacific?

Rebirth Island was likely originally removed from Warzone so that the new map, Caldera, was front and center of the game, but had to be removed again while devs “investigate an issue.”

Some players much prefer the close-quarters action of Rebirth Island, so Raven Software will be sure to bring it back as soon as possible.


For more Warzone, you can also check out the best Assault Rifle loadouts for Warzone Pacific, as well as the leaked Attack on Titan bundle.

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Best Shotguns in Warzone: Season 3 ranked list

If you’re looking for the most powerful close-range weapons Warzone Pacific has to offer, here are the best Shotguns for Season 3.

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If you’re looking to get up close and personal in Call of Duty: Warzone Pacific Season 3, here are the five best Shotguns you should be running.

With Warzone players having an arsenal of weapons from Black Ops Cold War, Modern Warfare, and Vanguard at their disposal, there are plenty of options for close-range engagements. SMGs such as the Owen Gun are extremely popular, but for a little more stopping power up close, you can’t go wrong with a trusty Shotgun.

With how many fights occur indoors in Warzone, a Shotgun is a perfect weapon for getting up in players’ faces. We’ve compiled the five best Shotguns that you should run in Warzone Pacific Season 3.

Best Shotgun in Warzone ranked list

Call of Duty: Warzone has 14 Shotguns in total, each suiting unique situations. However, as with all weapons, some are better than others.

We’ve placed every Shotgun from Modern Warfare, Cold War, and Vanguard into a ranked Warzone list.

  1. JAK-12
  2. Streetsweeper
  3. Gallo SA12
  4. Combat Shotgun
  5. Einhorn Revolving
  6. Origin 12
  7. Double Barrel
  8. Gracey Auto
  9. R-90
  10. VLK Rogue
  11. Hauer 77
  12. .410 Ironhide
  13. Model 680
  14. 725

Best Warzone Shotguns

5. Einhorn Revolving

When Warzone Pacific introduced Vanguard weapons to Warzone, the Einhorn Revolving was a truly terrifying sight. However, the powerful Incendiary ammo eventually got nerfed in Season 1 knocking its viability down.

It’s a shame that the Incendiary Ammunition attachment received a considerable nerf but the Shotgun is still powerful enough to crack the top 5 on its own merit.

4. Combat Shotgun

While it looked like the Double Barrel would be Vanguard’s best Shotgun, a Season 1 nerf ended its chances of ranking on top. This opened the door for a different weapon and in Season 3 the Combat Shotgun is Vanguard’s best.

For starters, the damage output of this weapon is absolutely ridiculous and it will surely dominate in tight spaces. Whether you’re clearing Caldera’s various buildings or running across Rebirth Island, the Combat Shotgun is one of the best available.

The Combat Shotgun outclasses the Einhorn Revolving thanks to a faster reload time as well as the luxury of equipping 10 Round Drums.

3. Gallo SA12

Reminiscent of the fan-favorite SPAS-12 from the original Black Ops, the Gallo SA12 packs a punch in all indoor situations.

The Gallo SA12 is so powerful that it was banned from Warzone tournaments. While this was way back in Season 5, it still packs a punch in Pacific Season 3.

It’s especially powerful in solos, as it’ll take out an individual player in only a couple of shots. Thanks to its excellent range it’s also a great option across Caldera.

2. Streetsweeper

Introduced in Black Ops Cold War Season 1, the Streetsweeper is an automatic Shotgun that’s deadly up close.

This weapon will allow you to take out whole teams at close range, and with how fast it expells bullets, you’ll get off several shots before they even know what’s happening. Just be careful of the Streetsweeper’s reload time, however, as it’s exceptionally slow.

1. JAK-12 – best Shotgun in Warzone

Although relatively unpopular, the JAK-12 is an excellent weapon for taking out full squads in the blink of an eye. It has one of the greatest disparities between a pick rate of 0.29% and a K/D of 1.20 in Season 3. This proves that it is massively underrated, and even top players are frustrated by how powerful it is.

Modern Warfare’s JAK-12 acts very similarly to Cold War’s Streetsweeper but has the advantage of a much faster reload. In addition, it was also proven to be the fastest-killing close-range weapon available in Warzone at the moment.

If you plan on pushing buildings with a whole squad camping inside, the JAK-12 could be the perfect Shotgun for you.


For more loadout guides check out the best Assault Rifles in Warzone Season 3.

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Warzone 2 reportedly set to introduce bag system & new armor vest mechanic

Renowned leaker Tom Henderson claims that Warzone 2 could introduce a bag system for looting as well as a new armor vest mechanic.

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Industry insider Tom Henderson claims that Warzone 2 could introduce players to a bag system for looting purposes much like Escape from Tarkov. The same report also suggests that the sequel will come with a new way to store armor.

On May 20, Tom Henderson published a Warzone 2 report which revealed various details that could be coming to the battle royale. While players are already excited by leaks of classic MW2 maps being involved in Warzone 2, they also got word of the potential inclusion of Pro Perks.

Henderson’s report highlighted several exciting new features that are rumored to make their way to Warzone 2. Among these new features is a bag system for looting as well as armor vests that are similar to what players had in Black Ops 4’s Blackout.

Warzone 2 rumored armor vests explained

It seems the devs have decided to combine the current armor system in Warzone with the previous armor system in Blackout. In Blackout, players were tasked with searching for one of three levels of body armor that would increase their overall health.

According to Henderson, “players will need to find a tiered armor vest in order to equip armor plates,” in Warzone 2. If leaks are true, players can expect both armor plates and a version of body armor, aka armor vests, in Warzone 2.

The report claims that there will be three tiers of armor vests, and each tier will hold one more armor plate than the previous tier. Furthermore, “your armor vest does not break, but your armor plates do.” These claims suggest that plating in Warzone 2 will abide by a similar structure to the familiar Warzone system.

Bag system reportedly coming to Warzone 2

Another interesting aspect of the report was the suggestion that Warzone 2 could adopt a bag system, with similar functionality to that of Escape from Tarkov’s. Henderson stresses that the bag system is in early development and far from finished as a new feature.

Once again, it seems there will be different bag tiers, with the higher tiers carrying more loot. Rumors suggest that bags could carry killstreaks, ammo, and weapons, making them a vital aspect of surviving until the endgame.

Here’s a rough example from Henderson’s report detailing how the bag system could work:

Example of how the Bag System works (not accurate numbers).

  • Ammo – Takes up 1 Slot
  • Killstreaks – Takes up 4 Slots (2 by 2)
  • Assault Rifle – Takes up 6 Slots (2 by 3)
  • Sniper Rifle – Takes up 8 Slots (2 by 4)
  • Tier 1 Bag – 10 Slots (2 by 5)
  • Tier 2 Bag – 15 Slots (3 by 5)
  • Tier 3 Bag – 20 Slots (4 by 5)”

Based on the size of the bag, players will have to strategically decide which items to carry. In addition, those familiar with Tarkov will know that you can flip items to allow for maximum storage space within the bag. Henderson claims that “at this moment in time, you cannot “flip” weapons to add to your bag as they can only be placed horizontally.”

With Modern Warfare 2 reportedly set to include a Tarkov-like mode called DMZ, don’t be surprised to find a similar version of the bag system in both games.


With several of these features drawing from Blackout, it’s no surprise that Henderson suggested Warzone 2’s map is more like Blackout than Verdansk or Caldera.

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Warzone 2 leak reveals major Pro Perk return details

A classic CoD feature looks set to return in Warzone 2 as leaks suggest Pro Perks will make their way to the sequel.

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A new leak has backed up claims that Pro Perks from 2009’s Modern Warfare 2 will return in Warzone 2, explaining how they’ll work in the highly-anticipated sequel to Call of Duty’s battle royale title.

Warzone 2 rumors and leaks are beginning to pick up steam as multiple reports have surfaced during the week of May 16 that share possible details about the sequel. It seems the battle royale will be drawing heavily from past CoD titles, as classic Modern Warfare 2 maps are supposedly making their way to Warzone 2.

It turns out those maps might not be the only inclusion from 2009’s Modern Warfare 2, with a new leak suggesting Pro Perks could be a brand-new feature in Warzone 2.

Renowned Call of Duty leaker and industry insider Tom Henderson’s report released on May 20 revealed various Warzone 2 details. The report shed light on a new interrogation feature as well as a possible bag system for looting.

For those interested in new features, Henderson also stated that “Pro Perks were on pre-determined classes during the recent Warzone 2 playtests.” It seems a recent Warzone 2 playtest revealed the appearance of Pro Perks in the battle royale.

In Modern Warfare 2, Pro Perks acted as boosted versions of standard Perks. These superior versions essentially add another trait to the standard version of the Perk. For example, the Commando Perk increased melee distance, while the Commando Pro Perk increased melee distance and made players immune to fall damage.

Before you get ahead of yourself and dream of the perfect loadout with Pro Perks equipped, Henderson stated that “it’s not entirely clear whether or not Pro Perks will be able to be used on your Loadout as you might need to loot and use them in order to get an extra edge.”

Henderson goes on to explain that one way of obtaining Pro Perks will be to loot Strongholds. Finding Pro Perks in-game as an extra advantage could add a new layer of strategy to Warzone 2 gameplay.

We’ll keep you posted once we know more about how Pro Perks will be integrated into the game.


For more Warzone 2 news, check out how Henderson also claimed that Warzone 2’s map is “more like Blackout” than Verdansk or Caldera.

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