New Warzone Rebirth Island Reinforced map: POIs, release date, features
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
- Rebirth Reinforced new POIs
- Rebirth Reinforced features
- Rebirth Reinforced modes
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
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
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
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.
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 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”
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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Source: Call of Duty Blog
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