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.
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.
One Packed Penitentiary
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.
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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.
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.
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.
The Yellow Door
The Headquarters Command Center’s first floor has a locked yellow door; those who have the code could crack open the secrets of Rebirth Island, and might get a reward for doing so… Just remember to pack some CQB weapons to deal with fellow Easter Egg hunters who lurk inside this building.
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.
Always on Time
The Tram shuttles constantly between the top of the Prison Block and a Dockside platform, making it an unconventional sniping location up the island’s east side. However, know that the predictable movement pattern, and the lack of doors and windows, could leave you a sitting duck for trained marksmen looking for a quick pick.
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.