It’s no secret that the Prison Block will be the focal point for action on Rebirth Island, only getting less popular if the circle decides to roll over it. Expect flanks from all sides within this massive complex, knowing your loadout’s strengths to deal with threats in whatever floor you fight through.
Reinforcements by the Boatload
Due to its size, Rebirth Island is prime for multi-party engagements, particularly when playing the Resurgence game mode where respawns can lead to lone wolves diving back in for revenge. If your squad does not want to get overwhelmed, try waiting for fights in progress to settle, then pick off the remaining survivors and collect the spoils of war for yourselves.
The Base Camp near the Living Quarters has plenty of tents and portable stations to take cover within from those on top of the Surveillance Tower, Prison Block, or on top of the Living Quarters buildings. They also may contain Supply Boxes and various loadout items, making it a worthwhile stop as you head up the island.
Although it may seem trivial, learning which cells are open in each hallway within the Prison Block can help your squad build your loadouts up in the early game and, more importantly, prevent ambushes. The cells are just big enough to fit an Operator, making them prime for close-quarters combatants squatting in wait for an unsuspecting target.
Confusion on the Assembly Line
Other than the Prison Block, the Factory is the most complex area on Rebirth Island given the number of entry points on all its floors. Listen closely to footsteps that may be from levels above and below you, and prepare to strike with a close-quarters weapon when navigating this tricky interior layout.
Need a less conspicuous way into the Prison Block? Head to where the Shore is marked on your Tac Map to find a tunnel into its basement. You’ll pop up right in the Showers area, which has a staircase up to the main cell block where plenty of action can take place.
Circling the DZ
If your squad gets a helicopter, know that the map’s boundaries stretch out a few dozen meters off the shore. Flying out over the water could offer some unique sightlines for a sniper to pick enemies off buildings. However, should your helicopter go out of commission, prepare to aim for land.
Quays for Finding Leftover Items
The short concrete jetties around the island might contain some leftover loadout items or Supply Boxes, with one at the island’s northern tip even having a chance at being a Buy Station location. Check all of these small outlets if you’re looking for items when surrounding structures are picked clean, but beware that these areas are dead ends surrounded by dangerous waters.
A Scenic Trip Up the West Coast
Rebirth Island’s west road from the Construction Site past the Harbor up to the Bioweapons Lab is less busy than the east in terms of structure. Consider travelling up and down here to potentially find some leftover Supply Boxes, especially if the vehicles and Buy Stations don’t appear along this road.
No Safe Harbor
Given its proximity to the northern labs and engineering buildings as well as the Prison Block, the three buildings that make up the Harbor can be popular drop points. Stay close to the shoreline to avoid glances from snipers on the Prison Block, and prepared to pack CQB weaponry to deal with threats in any of the three buildings.