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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Ascension 7… 15… 1…
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.