When is Rebirth Island coming back to Warzone? Release date and features

When is Rebirth Island coming back to Warzone? Release date and features
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Call of Duty fans have been wondering for ages exactly when Rebirth Island is returning. The good news is that, after being gone for a fairly long time, the pacific battleground is returning in Season 3. Here you will find the exact release date for when Rebirth Island is coming back to Warzone to coincide with the start of Modern Warfare 3 Season 3.

While there are plenty of other maps players can enjoy, Rebirth Island has always been one of the most popular. Just like the best loadouts, gamers enjoy the experience that the map has to offer for the Resurgence Mode. The map hasn’t been a part of Warzone for a long time, and players have been wondering when it will return. When is Rebirth Island coming to MW3? We’re here to let you know.

Warzone Rebirth Island release date

The release date for when Rebirth Island will come back to Warzone is April 3rd. This coincides with the start of Modern Warfare 3 Season 3 as outlined by Activision’s blog post overview.

Activison previously confirmed that Rebirth Island would be coming back to the franchise. It was previously only known that it would return before the end of 2024, but now we officially know it is coming back a couple of days after April Fools.

A view of the Rebirth Island map in Call of Duty
Image via Activision

Warzone Rebirth Island features

Below is a list of changes and features introduced to Rebirth Island as it returns to Warzone with the start of Modern Warfare 3 Season 3:

  • Same POIs but more weathered
  • Island is occupied by the Konni Group
  • It’s now developed by Beenox
  • Submerged and new shoreline access points
  • Swimming and underwater combat
  •  Biometric Scanners
  • Smart Displays
  • Weapon Trade Stations
  • A new Resurgence Champion’s Quest
  • Variable Time of Day that changes the atmospheric mood but not the visibility of the action.
  • Infil Strikes where the Water Tower, Lighthouse, and even the Prison roof are destroyed as your infil begins.

If you cannot wait for the return of the popular battle royale map, you can check out an interactive tac atlas overview of the map. This overview lists all of the POIs and provides a detail explanation of them all.

A long history of Rebirth Island

While the Rebirth Island Resurgence map may have been released in 2020, the location has been a part of the series since November of 2010, when Call of Duty: Black Ops first released. This makes the location over a decade old.

Rebirth Island was originally removed from the line-up when Warzone 2.0 launched. Fans had been pleading with Activision for its return, and we only have to wait a few more days for it to come back.

That’s everything you need to know about when Rebirth Island is returning to MW3 and Warzone. Be sure to check out the best perks for MW3 to dominate the battlefield, and the best killstreaks in MW3 to know the best advantages you can get in-game.

MW3 Rebirth Island FAQs

Why was Rebirth Island removed?

Rebirth Island was removed from the Resurgence maps line-up when the jump was made from the first Warzone to Warzone 2.0.

Is Rebirth Island coming in Season 3 of MW3?

Yes, Rebirth Island is coming to Warzone following the start of Modern Warfare 3 Season 3 on April 3rd.