Activision Takes Nuketown 2025 Out of Black Ops 2 Multiplayer Rotation
One of the more popular multiplayer maps released for Call of Duty: Black Ops 2, known as Nuketown 2025, is no longer part of the standard online multiplayer rotation, and the playlist dedicated solely to that map has been removed as well.
According to a tweet from developer Treyarch’s game design director, David Vonderhaar, Nuketown 2025 has been removed from the multiplayer line-up through matchmaking when players go online. That means that when you fire up a multiplayer match with other players that’s not a custom game, Nuketown 2025 won’t be available to play.
Of course, this has some players annoyed, if outlets such as Twitter are any indication. Nuketown 2025 was a pre-order bonus reward for many players, so not everyone has access to the map; even still, the small, tight re-imagining of one of the better maps from the original Call of Duty: Black Ops was a fan favorite.
We’ve reached out to Activision for a reason for the change, but have yet to receive a response (we’ll update here when we do). Vonderhaar stated that the map would be available again during special events, like the Double XP Launch Weekend that just wrapped up. As to the reason for the switch, I can only speculate that it might have something to do with the push into e-sports Activision and Treyarch are attempting with Black Ops 2, although that still doesn’t explain why Nuketown 2025 might have been removed from the rotation.
What do you guys think? Is the loss of Nuketown 2025 a major blow, or not so much? Let us know what you think in the comments.