Lock and reload with this week’s update to Season Two of WarzoneTM and Vanguard. Scout and conquer Rebirth Island Reinforced, prepare for a new mission across the Alps, and look for two new weapons and additional Bundles in the Store.
New Weapon, Modes, Map Updates and More Locked in for Season Two Reloaded
Season Two Reloaded for Call of Duty: Vanguard and Warzone is set to reinforce the fight. From a new mode featuring vehicular combat to Rebirth Island’s biggest update since its launch, Operators may need to call for backup even with all of Task Force Yeti on the scene… and as the smoke clears, you may even find the OG known for going under “deep cover” Snoop Dogg.
The action will begin in both games following two updates: one for Vanguard at 9 AM PT on March 22, and one for Warzone at 9 AM PT March 23.
Here’s what you can expect with Season Two Reloaded, presented by Sledgehammer Games, Raven Software, Treyarch, and Beenox:
- Rebirth Island Reinforced. Perseus’s reconstruction of their island significantly altered several points of interest, including Stronghold, and added a new one known as Dock.
- Three Modes Given New Life. Payload, Blood Money, and a new Resurgence Solos mode will be featured in weekly playlists alongside classic Rebirth modes.
- Get Weapon Blueprints, Tons of XP, and New Features. The Rebirth Reinforced Event offers rewards for the entire community, including Weapon Trade Stations and in-game events for Rebirth Island.
Rebirth Island Reinforced — Biggest Map Update Since Original Release
As Operators trained up through Iron Trials, Perseus has begun reconstructing Rebirth Island’s security measures from the shorelines inward. And while the sun shines brighter on the island — Operators will notice sunnier and clearer skies — the better visibility is clouded somewhat as you learn to navigate around brand-new areas.
With two ships docked in harbors, a Stronghold completely revamped, and the prison yard developing underneath the iconic — and repainted — water tower, this is Rebirth Reinforced.
As the lowest-lying point of interest with few multistory buildings, the Security Area may not have been the most popular drop spot on Rebirth Island when it was first introduced. However, with Perseus’s reinforcement project, this area – now known as Stronghold – features two new structures that could shake up the island’s meta.
The first is an extended checkpoint gate, complete with a set of garages, an administrative building, and a walkway over the main booth. Expect to find plenty of Supply Box and item spawns, as well as opportunities for close-quarters engagements.
The other is a radar building (replacing the lone communications tower) on a raised circular concrete platform. Towering over the security area, this comms station includes an observational deck with great sightlines out to the Base Camp and Living Quarters areas to the northeast.
Supply Ships Drop Anchor, One at New Dock POI
Over dangerous waters at the Factory and the helipad near the Control Center, two large supply ships have arrived.
With no crew in sight, Operators can explore the top and bottom decks of these ships for items and Supply Boxes. One of them is just outside the main Nova 6 Factory. The other is in a brand-new point of interest: Dock, which extends the concrete helipad near the Construction Site out to the cargo vessel.
Both ships can be accessed by walking across the gangplank, via parkour across shipping containers, or by flying down from nearby structures, such as cranes.
Fight from these areas by climbing up to the ship’s accommodation or by taking a risky ascent to more exposed higher ground, which could offer better sightlines to adjacent areas on the Docks or the northern Lookout area.
The Prison Yard, Water Tower, Redeploy Balloons, and More
The revamped Stronghold and docked ships are not the only changes to Rebirth Island:
Head to the main Prison Yard to see it partially reinforced and the construction materials being used on it, which can be used as cover or as platforms for jumping onto the guard wall walkways.
Operators will also notice a completely repainted water tower with Perseus’s flags flying proudly off its sides.
Those looking for height across the island can find that Caldera’s Redeploy Balloons made their way to select spots around Rebirth Island. They are functionally similar, albeit with a shorter ascender cable to properly balance how much ground one can cover with them across the island.
There are plenty more places and features to explore on Rebirth Island following the update… but that’s up to you to find out!
Three New and Returning Modes, Reinforced
In addition to the familiar Resurgence and Mini Royale modes, Operators will be able to drop into three new experiences coming to Rebirth Island: Rebirth Resurgence Solos, Rebirth Payload, and Rebirth Blood Money.
Rebirth Resurgence Solos
Built off the popular Rebirth Resurgence modes since the island’s debut in 2020, Rebirth Resurgence Solos allows any mercenary to drop into a fast-paced respawn-enabled deathmatch for sole survival.
In this Solo variant, Operators will have their Rebirth meter already activated. This means they will have a free life before needing to earn score for additional respawns. Just like in standard Resurgence, earning kills, completing Contracts, and simply staying alive recharges this Rebirth timer.
The Rebirth timer deactivates after a subsequent Circle Collapse, setting up a final free-for-all showdown where only one Operator can fly away from the island victorious.
Rebirth Payload and Rebirth Blood Money
Two other modes expected to enter the Rebirth rotation should be familiar to Warzone veterans: a Plunder variant known as Blood Money and an objective-based mode called Payload.
Blood Money works just like Plunder, except that Operators are guaranteed a significant payout for Kills even if their target has little to no money on them. Grind those weapon levels and keep redeploying with your squad in this hectic mode.
As for Payload, this team-based mode will see Operators escort or attempt to stop trucks while they travel on a set path on Rebirth Island. Rebirth Payload will be a 12v12 experience, allowing up to three full squads a side to fight across three preset routes for objective supremacy.
Want a Legendary LMG Blueprint, hundreds of thousands of XP, and even more new features for Rebirth Island?
The Rebirth Reinforced Event, set to launch at the start of Season Two Reloaded, is the latest community-based experience where your actions on Rebirth Island actually contribute to Perseus’s rebuild.
Like previous events in Warzone, Operators can complete participation challenges to earn new cosmetic items. Conquer all of them to earn the Legendary “Toxic Heavy” LMG Blueprint, custom-configured for mid- to long-range fights.
On top of these regular objectives are Community Challenges; these larger tasks invite the entire Warzone community to drop into Rebirth Island.
The first of these is just earning kills on the island. If the entire community earns enough kills following the update, those who participated will automatically receive 25,000 XP and unlock the use of Weapon Trade Stations on the island.
Weapon Trade Stations allow an Operator to give up their weapon in exchange for one of lesser quality plus additional items, depending on the original weapon’s rarity. These items can include Cash, equipment, Armor Satchels, Self-Revive Kits, Killstreaks… or even a Specialist Token.
There will be three more Community Challenges following this first one, each granting tens of thousands of XP and additional features like Communication Stations, Armored Transport Vehicles, and even [[REDACTED]].
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