Warzone fans surprisingly love upcoming Rebirth Island destruction

Warzone fans surprisingly love upcoming Rebirth Island destruction
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Jack Marsh


18th Apr 2024 16:44

From the moment that Fortune's Keep was rolled out again into Warzone, players feared the worst for the state of Rebirth Island, as the destructive elements of the Resurgence maps proved to be messy, at best.

Rebirth Island did arrive in its whole and complete state and has been a breath of fresh air since its arrival, but the trailer did indicate that there will be some destruction to the map over time, and Alcatraz as we know it was getting a future breakout.

But despite worries that this gimmicky explosion will ruin Rebirth Island, new leaked footage of the map post-airstrike has been revealed, and fans actually like it.

Rebirth Island leaks suggest new destroyed map is actually good

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Woah. Call of Duty fans are happy, this is a first. I myself am partial to a good whinge about unnecessary map changes. But this new airstrike on Rebirth Island appears to only be targeted at the watch tower, rather than the prison roof and it might just be removing the map's most hated camp spot.

A leaked video has shown that an airstrike will land on the map as players drop from the ship, but rather than a big crater being found, it will simply take out the water tank, which will collapse almost perfectly.

In the video, the leaker lands on the fallen tower which will spiral up like a ramp, but will no longer have a sniper tower at the top, and will instead serve as a quick jump-up into the courtyard from those rotation POIs on the outskirts.

Warzone fans finally like a map update


Surprisingly, we've not seen a map update that has been praised this much since Warzone opened up the roof of Stadium in Verdansk.

"I like this, it makes water tower campers not annoying," said one fan in a popular comment on Twitter.

Another added, "I like this," before dropping a penny in the wishing fountain to try and get the adjacent lighthouse removed too. "Now they just need to do it to the other tower permanently," they said.

Others even mocked the fact that there is harmonious praise, having grown so used to criticism in years gone by.

"I think I really like this change, it's a weird feeling I'm so used to hating it," a third added.

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It's a nice breath of fresh air for Warzone fans to have some subtle, yet needed, changes to the maps, which the live-service model seems to have ignored since Verdansk moved on.

Jack Marsh
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Jack Marsh
Jack is an Esports Journalist at GGRecon. Graduating from the University of Chester, with a BA Honours degree in Journalism, Jack is an avid esports enthusiast and specialises in Rocket League, Call of Duty, VALORANT, and trending gaming news.
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