Is Call of Duty hinting at the return of Rebirth Island?
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Rebirth Island could return to Warzone along with fan-favorite sniper, Tweets suggest

Rebirth reapers might be making their return.

In the brief history of Call of Duty: Warzone, there have been a few different maps and variations of the game.

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Throughout its lifecycle, players have enjoyed certain eras of the battle royale much more than others. While everyone has their own opinion, most agree that one specific Resurgence mode map, and one particular sniper rifle meta, were the best time to play the game. Now, an emoji-eye tweet from the official Call of Duty account might be hinting at a return in Modern Warfare 3‘s Warzone Season 3.

Rebirth Island could return in Season 3

On Sunday, March 24, 2024, the official Call of Duty Twitter account randomly replied to two very old videos from popular streamers and players. One was from Call of Duty League caster Maven, to which the CoD Twitter simply replied with the eyes emoji. Warzone fans who saw it immediately started breaking down the clip, which was posted on May 25, 2022, to figure out what the tweet was hinting toward.

As we approach the end of Season 2 in Modern Warfare 3, the developers obviously want to start revealing new content. What better time than now? That’s why they’ve replied to Maven’s tweet while he’s playing on Rebirth Island, a fan-favorite map modeled after the real-life Alcatraz prison. It originally came out in Blackout, the battle royale in Black Ops 4, but gained immense popularity during the early days of Warzone. Many players exclusively played it over the big map modes, but other Resurgence maps have just not been as fun to play.

But that’s not all that was similar about both clips to which Call of Duty replied.

Is the KAR98K returning to Warzone?

We’ll admit, that this part of the theory is a little more of a stretch than Rebirth Island’s return. After all, the map is now live in Warzone Mobile, and there have been rumors swirling of its return for quite some time. But is the popular bolt-action sniper coming back to the game? The KAR98K has been in many iterations of Call of Duty over the years, but it was also one of the best weapons to use in the early Warzone days.

It had incredibly fast aim-down-sight speed, didn’t affect movement speed much, and could one-shot down with a headshot from just about any distance. Although we doubt that kind of power will return since snipers have been nerfed so much, fans are still excited to see the KAR98K make its debut in Modern Warfare 3. Both clips the Twitter account replied to were using the sniper rifle, so it’s certainly a possibility.

Lastly, both tweets Call of Duty responded to contained the phrase ‘rebirth reaper’. Could this be hinting toward something too? Or was it just an easy way to search for tweets of clips from Rebirth Island? Time will tell, as Season 3 is set to begin in early April.


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Tim has been playing games for over 25 years and tries to play as many as possible to completion. From FPS games, survival horror, RPGs, and platformers to soulslikes, he likes to dabble in everything. He's also played every Call of Duty title since Call of Duty 2 came out in 2005. His favorite games of all time include Banjo-Kazooie, Gun Star Heroes, Bioshock, God of War Ragnarok, and far too many more to choose.