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 Pacific changes
- Why was Rebirth Island removed from Warzone?
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 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.
Image Credit: Activision / Raven Software
FaZe Swagg reveals “overpowered” Warzone Pacific Welgun loadout
FaZe Swagg has revealed the perfect loadout attachments to make the brand-new Welgun SMG “overpowered” in Season 1.
FaZe star Kris ‘Swagg’ Lamberson tested out Warzone’s brand-new Welgun SMG, calling it “top-tier” and building an “overpowered” loadout for it.
The Gunsmith system allows the Welgun to be built for a number of different playstyles, and top streamer FaZe Swagg has revealed how to make it “overpowered” with the right loadout attachments.
But the one weapon standing out is the brand-new Welgun. In a YouTube video titled “The new Welgun SMG is overpowered in Warzone,” FaZe Swagg explains why.
Using the Welgun along with the STG, Swagg dropped 30 kills, helping his squad rack up over a hundred kills in Caldera. “This gun is top-tier, no question,” explained Swagg. “And overall, 100% you should unlock it.”
Swagg said the Welgun “melts with the right build,” so we’ve got his full class set up below.
FaZe Swagg “overpowered” Welgun loadout
Swagg’s YouTube video doesn’t reveal his full Welgun loadout, so here are the attachments he was running during his January 13 stream.
- Muzzle: Recoil Booster
- Barrel: 120mm Gawain Short
- Optic: Slate Reflector
- Stock: Removed Stock
- Underbarrel: Carver Foregrip
- Magazine: 7.62 Gorenko 48 Round Mags
- Ammo Type: Hollow Point
- Rear Grip: Polymer Grip
- Perk 1: Unmarked
- Perk 2: Fully Loaded
Swagg boosted the Welgun’s fire rate by combining the Recoil Booster and 120mm Gawain Short barrel, allowing it to kill enemies much faster. And he discovered that running iron sights gives you a reflex, so he opted for the Slate Reflector instead.
For magazine and ammo, Swagg ran the 7.62 Gorenko 48 Round Mags to hold extra bullets and the Hollow Point ammunition which increases the damage dealt to limbs, making it much more forgiving.
The rest of the attachments are to improve the Welgun’s mobility and accuracy, with the Unmarked Perk which helps to conceal your position on the mini map.
You can also check out Call of Duty’s devs responding to the issues affecting both Warzone and Vanguard.
Image Credit: Activision / Mavix
CoD devs respond to frustrations over performance in Warzone & Vanguard
The Warzone and Vanguard devs have officially responded to the abundance of issues with a statement to the community.
Call of Duty issued a response to all the performance issues players are currently experiencing in both Warzone and Vanguard.
Along with the mid-season update for Warzone and Vanguard, which introduced loads of new content such as the Welgun and a variety of buffs and nerfs, the devs have now issued a detailed response to the community’s frustrations.
There have been a lot of issues in Warzone and Vanguard since the two games were linked, but it’s great to actually get some detailed communication from the devs in response to the issues that players have been experiencing.
Here’s what they had to say.
In Call of Duty‘s latest tweet titled “A message to our community,” the developers conveyed just how hard the team is working at providing fixes to a variety of issues.
The post contained details of the latest implemented changes and known issues being worked on for both Warzone and Vanguard.
In the short message, the developers make it clear that the team is “hard at work addressing the issues that are being experienced across Vanguard, Warzone, and Modern Warfare. Updates are being deployed as quickly as possible.”
When it comes to Warzone some of the issues mentioned as ones that they are working on include:
- Console performance
- Invisible skins
- Buy Stations
These issues, especially the Buy Station freezing problems and console performance have been at the center of recent player frustrations in the community.
Just this week players were clowning the number of issues on console, so it’s great to get confirmation that the devs are working on fixes.
As for Vanguard, there have been quite a few issues that players have been disappointed with, especially as recent updates haven’t exactly eased player frustrations with Incendiary Grenades.
The post mentioned an abundance of issues that the dev team is working on:
- Weapons & Equipment
- Shotgun nerfs and smoke reduction.
- Attack Dog fixes.
- Cold Blooded and High Alert.
- Accuracy of Quick Play filters and diversity of maps.
- Party-disconnect issue
- Dedicated server pause feature.
It’s clear that the Call of Duty developers are working on having better communication with the players. This is definitely a step towards that, but up next is for these updates to be complete.
We’ll be sure to update the community on when these fixes have been issued. For now, check out why players are praising Warzone’s latest playlist update.
Image Credits: Raven Software / Activision / Sledgehammer Games
Warzone devs secretly changed a Perk and nobody noticed
The Warzone devs made a slight change to one of the Perks, which almost went completely unnoticed until players recently picked up on it.
Players have picked up on a change to one of Warzone’s Perks that barely anyone noticed, which some are stating is due to the stale Perk meta.
However, players have picked up on a change to one of Warzone’s Perks that went completely unnoticed since the Vanguard integration, which may not be a surprise to players when they find out what Perk it is.
Reddit user Cream-Shpee highlighted the Perk change over on the Warzone subreddit with the title: “The Perks meta is so stale nobody’s even noticed that Spotter got renamed.”
Spotter, now named Engineer, isn’t the most popular of Perks in Warzone, especially as the Perk 3 category is dominated by Amped and Combat Scout. This is most likely the reason players haven’t noticed the name change, or as the Redditor puts it, players didn’t notice because the “Perks meta is so stale.”
Although it isn’t a massive difference, it’s still pretty hilarious that not many players actually realized the name had been changed.
One player agrees with the Perk meta being stale, stating “I reckon you could remove 70% of the perks and no one would even notice.”
It’s a shame that some Perks hardly get picked, as most of them actually offer some interesting gameplay changes. However, it’s difficult to pick Perks that just aren’t as strong as the ones everybody else in the lobby is using.
Perhaps we will see some changes to Perks in Warzone Pacific’s future to spice up the meta.
For more on Warzone, check out when Season 2 will be releasing.
Image Credits: Raven Software / Activision
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