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.
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.
Out on the Yard
Whether you come here for the Buy Station or in search of some Loadout Boxes, be prepared for a fight when travelling through the Recreation Yard. With zero cover on the yard itself, only your precise aim and equipment use can help you exit in one piece.
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.
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.
King of the Hill
Rebirth Island is filled with uneven terrain; its highest elevation point is at its center, with the Security Area, Factory, and Docks all located barely above sea level. During any and all infiltrations, know that fighting uphill will often leave your squad at a disadvantage, so plan those drops accordingly.
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.
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.
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.
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.