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.
Recon for Decon
Contrary to most buildings, the Decon (short for Decontamination) Zone is less skewed toward CQB weapons, as the main shower area has plenty of unobstructed space. Weapons that do well at mid-range, such as assault rifles, are better suited inside this complex, especially when fighting those firing down through the skylights.
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The exterior ascenders found around the Prison Block offer quick ways to reach its roof. Have a few pesky snipers taken residence up here? Use these orange ziplines to get on their level and bring them back down to earth.
Back to the Lab Again
The Bioweapons Lab tends to be a hot drop due to its verticality and abundance of loot. Fighting your way here after an infil? Try working up the cliffs from the Chemical Engineering Factory and sneaking around up the side stairwell.
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.
Engineering a Longshot
The fourth floor of the Chemical Engineering Office has two windows facing south, both of which are great for counter-sniping players on the Water Tower and Prison Block. One of them also avoids a large tree and offers a direct line of sight to the top of the Surveillance Tower, which might be useful for those looking to hit an extreme longshot.
Sparse on Security
Because it’s at sea level and far from most structures, the Security Area could shake out to be a less popular drop point. If the final circle falls far from here and a helicopter cannot be found, consider coming here to clean up on Supply Boxes and loadout items in exchange for a long trip up to more active zones.
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.
Somebody’s Watching Me
Other than the Water Tower, the Surveillance Tower is one of the more popular sniping locales on the map, as it has commanding views over the Prison Block and most of the island’s southern half. If you spot a light shining from this structure, take cover; that’s the bright glint from a sniper scope rather than its beacon.
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.