A few weeks ago we covered the news that Alcatraz would be returning to Warzone. The season one roadmap of Black Ops Cold War mentioned a "Warzone Classified Experience," which contained redacted words, with one of the words translating to "Island." This can be extended to "Rebirth Island," also known as Alcatraz Prison Island.
Before Black Ops Cold War release, it was suspected that a Nuke Event would take place in Warzone, transitioning into a new map with the integration of Warzone and Black Ops Cold War when it was released. Since we never got the Nuke Event for the Black Ops Cold War launch, whatever event is planned is certainly going to be in early 2021.
Recent leaks have further solidified our beliefs that Alcatraz may very well be returning to Warzone, along with the long-awaited Nuke Event. A renowned data miner named CODColdWarNewz (on Twitter) recently leaked calling cards, emblems, and icons associated with the Nuke Event and the Rebirth Island.
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— Call of Duty Leaks (@CODColdWarNewz) November 30, 2020
🚨MORE LEAKED ☢️NUKE EVENT/REBIRTH EVENT☢️ CALLING CARDS AND EMBLEMS! pic.twitter.com/0agS2Hh72l
— Call of Duty Leaks (@CODColdWarNewz) December 1, 2020
Alcatraz, or Rebirth Island, was a bio-weapons testing site during the 20th century. The players visit the same island in Black Ops 1 during a mission called 'Rebirth.' There, scientists studied and manufactured lethal diseases such as a lethal bio-weapon called Nova 6 gas in Black Ops 1.
As mentioned before, players have suspected a map changing nuclear event for quite some time now. If you've completed the Bunker 11 easter egg in Warzone, you will also be familiar with the nuclear warhead in the bunker. There is also a big red button that resembles your typical nuclear missile launch button.
Furthermore, if you have visited Bunker 10 in Warzone, you can see a full-fledged nuclear missile inside.
Another consistent leaker named BlackOpsLeaks (on Twitter) posted an image of the Rebirth Island in Warzone.
ALCATRAZ IS BACK BABY
— Adi Source | Black Ops Cold War Leaks (@BlackOpsLeaks) December 2, 2020
A nuke event and Alcatraz's return looks like it will take place sooner rather than later, but not when season one goes live. It will be anytime after season one since we do not see anything related to an event on season one's roadmap. We will know more once the season starts!