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Warzone players call for major changes to broken Rebirth Reinforced respawn system

Warzone Pacific players are calling for the developers to change the overpowered respawning in Rebirth Reinforced.

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Warzone Season 2 Reloaded brought a major update to Rebirth Island, but players are asking the developers to make some major changes to the respawn protection system in Rebirth Reinforced.

When the Warzone Pacific Season 2 Reloaded update went live on March 23, it brought Rebirth Reinforced, the biggest update to Rebirth Island since its original release back in December 2020.

The new map changes include brand-new POIs and Weapons Trade Stations. However, players are frustrated with the respawn system that allows enemies to come back and kill you with no way to stop them.

Warzone's Rebirth Island map

Spawn protection is a system that prevents players from immediately getting killed over and over in Warzone. Reddit user ‘Danbuys’ stated that the spawn protection on Rebirth Island makes enemies too powerful.

They claimed that the enemy’s spawn protection allows them to break shields while players can’t damage them back. The Redditor wrote: “It’s way too long and allows a literal invincible enemy to drop on you at Mach 10 speeds during a firefight and down you.”

One user replied: “I think the worst [thing] about this is when you start shooting someone in the sky and deal barely any damage. They land on you while you have to reload or don’t have enough bullets left to finish the kill, and they absolutely gun you down using the Diamatti.”

Many of the commenters agreed that the Rebirth Reinforced spawn system needs a rework. One player shared a suggestion: “I think it should be as soon as you fire a bullet while dropping in, spawn protection should end.”

This change would grant you a fighting chance against respawning players. The current system deactivates spawn protection after pulling a parachute a second time to keep players from spamming bullets on their way down.


For more Warzone, check out all Golden Vault locations in Warzone’s Rebirth Island Reinforced and how to use Deployable Buy Stations in Warzone.

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Warzone 2 map & Modern Warfare 2 DMZ map revealed by leak

A new Modern Warfare 2 leak claims to show off the brand-new map that will feature in both Warzone 2 and the Tarkov-inspired DMZ.

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Industry insider Tom Henderson claims to have recreated Warzone 2 and Modern Warfare 2’s ‘DMZ’ map, showing its general layout and POI locations.

A ton of leaks and rumors surrounding Modern Warfare 2 and Warzone 2 have dropped over the past couple of weeks detailing Warzone 2’s new mechanics, the classic Modern Warfare 2 maps arriving as POIs, and the DMZ’s marketplace with tradeable items.

Now, after leaker TheMW2Ghost showed a portion of the map that will reportedly be shared between both Warzone 2 and the Escape from Tarkov-inspired DMZ, Tom Henderson has recreated the full map showing its POIs.

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Rather than showing off an in-game image of what they claim to be the DMZ and Warzone 2’s map, Tom Henderson has revealed “what the official Warzone 2 map currently looks like via a drawing.”

In this drawing posted to Try Hard Guides, we can see that the map is set to be on the coast similar to Verdansk, featuring coastal POIs that could use the swimming mechanic that Henderson previously leaked.

While this drawing doesn’t reveal the size of the map, Henderson said “it does seem bigger than that of Verdansk and Caldera, especially considering if the grid reference is accurate.”

Tom Henderson recreation of Warzone 2 map

Henderson has also marked the portion of the map that TheMW2Ghost previously showed off. Their map didn’t give a ton of detail, but it shows what appears to be roads or train tracks passing through the map. Also, there’s a large river cutting through the middle of the map, with a lake on the eastern side.

There are a few icons on TheMW2Ghost’s drawing, but we’re not sure what they mean. The locks could indicate the Strongholds that both YouTuber NerosCinema and Henderson claim will allow players to get their loadouts, but there’s no guarantee.

Previous leaks have indicated that this map will be based in Central America, taking inspiration from Medellín, Colombia, but the recreation doesn’t confirm this one way or the other.

Of course, this is just a leak for now so there’s no guarantee that this is what Warzone 2 and the DMZ’s map will look like. We expect to hear more from Activision and Infinity Ward later this year, so stay tuned.


For more Warzone, be sure to check out everything in the Season 3 Reloaded update, including the new Serpentine Perk.

Image Credit: Activision / Tom Henderson via Try Hard Guides

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What is Warzone’s Serpentine Perk: How it works

Warzone Season 3 Reloaded will bring the Serpentine Perk to help players counter snipers. Here’s how the Serpentine Perk works in the BR.

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Warzone Season 3 Reloaded is almost here, with the next major update to arrive on May 25. The update will bring the Serpentine Perk into the game, so here’s how the Perk works in Warzone.

On top of the new H4 Blixen SMG and the Underground Transit System, Season 3 Reloaded is set to introduce a new Perk to Warzone. The Serpentine Perk is from Vanguard and it has the potential to shake up the Perk meta in Season 3 Reloaded.

Raven’s Senior Creative Director Ted Timmins explained that the Season 3 Reloaded update would bring Vanguard’s Serpentine Perk to allow players to counter Sniper Rifles

What is Warzone’s Serpentine Perk

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Warzone’s Serpentine Perk reduces incoming damage from bullets, explosives, and fire by 20% while sprinting.

Warzone players are already speculating that the Serpentine Perk will be a powerful and popular choice in the Perk 1 slot. Essentially, the Perk will make players harder to kill while they’re on the move.

Although Sniper Rifles received a major change in Season 3, where only a handful can now one-shot to the head at any range, the Warzone team wants to see more counterplay, and this is where the Serpentine Perk from Vanguard comes in.

Similar to how High Alert counters Dead Silence, Raven’s Ted Timmins expects Serpentine to counter Sniper Rifles, by limiting the chances of getting killed by a long-range Sniper bullet while you’re running around Caldera.

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A Call of Duty blog released on May 23 also confirmed that “a snake indicator will pop up after hitting someone who has Serpentine.” This clear feedback will allow the shooter to adjust and decide whether to continue firing or reposition.

Plus, Serpentine will arrive as ground loot in Season 3 Reloaded. Raven didn’t want players to feel like they had to give up their favorite Perk to use Serpentine. Timmins thinks that players will have the opportunity to grow to love it over time, and might give it a permanent spot in their loadout if they find unexpected success with it. 


The Warzone Season 3 Reloaded update will hit the battle royale on May 25, and in the meantime, you can check out what High Value Loot Zones are in Warzone Season 3.

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Warzone expert reveals the “most overpowered” loadout for Season 3

Warzone expert WhosImmortal reveals his best loadout for Season 3 which possesses an “interesting” combination of weapons.

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Popular Call of Duty: Warzone content creator WhosImmortal has shared what he believes is the “most overpowered” loadout for Caldera in Season 3.

With Warzone Pacific Season 3 Reloaded going live soon, introducing some new content such as the Underground Transit System on Caldera, many may still be wondering what the best loadout is for Season 3.

Overkill is one of the most popular Perks in the game, but since the Snipers were drastically nerfed and are about to get worse with the Serpentine Perk, many have been wondering whether it is worth using.

Luckily, WhosImmortal has revealed his “most overpowered” loadout for Warzone Pacific Season 3 which doesn’t require Overkill.

WhosImmortal Warzone Pacific Season 3 loadout

The Primary weapon WhosImmortal has chosen for his most overpowered Warzone Pacific Season 3 loadout is the STG44.

The STG44 is obviously very dominant at the moment, as the content creator states that the “TTK is great, but the control is also great…which is why it’s essentially the best Primary in the game right now,” especially with these attachments:

  • Muzzle: MX Suppressor
  • Barrel: VDD 760mm O5B
  • Optic: G16 2.5
  • Stock: VDD 27 Precision
  • Underbarrel: M1941 Hand Stop
  • Magazine: 7.62 Gorenko 50 Round Mags
  • Ammunition: Lengthened
  • Rear Grip: Polymer Grip
  • Perk 1: Nerves of Steel
  • Perk 2: Fully Loaded
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The most interesting aspect of the loadout is the secondary, the AMP. WhosImmortal states that he usually uses the Owen Gun, which has been one of the most popular weapons in Warzone Season 3. However, for this loadout, he’s opting for the AMP from Black Ops Cold War, which is an interesting choice as it’s not a gun that’s associated with the meta.

The Warzone content creator states that it’s great for this loadout as a “pocket SMG,” and although it won’t kill as quickly as the Owen Gun, “it’s got great mobility and it can do well up close.”

WhosImmotal opts for the following attachments on his AMP in this loadout:

  • Muzzle: Agency Suppressor
  • Barrel: 6.4″ Task Force
  • Laser: Tiger Team Spotlight
  • Magazine: STANAG 30 Rnd
  • Rear Grip: Serpent Wrap
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The main benefit of running the AMP is that it’s a true Secondary, allowing players to choose a different Perk 2 such as Restock, Tempered, or even High Alert instead of Overkill. This means that players can focus on engagements much earlier without having to wait for their second Loadout Drop.

The Perks WhosImmortal has chosen for this loadout are:

  • Perk 1: Cold Blooded
  • Perk 2: Restock
  • Perk 3: Amped

Amped is important as it allows you to switch weapons faster to finish off kills when you’ve emptied a clip. Cold Blooded is a great counter for Combat Scout, and Restock keeps you loaded up on Equipment.

It’s definitely worth giving this loadout a try if you have the attachments to do so, as WhosImmortal was able to get his personal best in kills for Caldera with it.


If you’d like to try this loadout, but need to level up the STG44 or AMP, check out when the next Double XP event is to help you out.

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