Treyarch Removes, Restores Black Ops II Map Nuketown 2025

Imagine this scenario: You preorder your favorite game on the promise that you'll receive free DLC. Just a week after the game's release, after you've already played the game and installed said DLC, you find that the DLC is no longer available for play. According to the developer and publisher, the DLC was indeed free, but would only be available for "special events."

Such is the situation that Call of Duty: Black Ops II players faced when a fan-favorite map 'Nuketown' was removed by the developer from the game's playlist.

"Double XP weekend is official over. That means Nuketown 2025 / 24-7 is as well. I know. Right? Don't kill the messenger," announced Treyarch Game Design Director David Vonderhaar via his Twitter.

The 'Nuketown' map was promised to be a preorder and Collector's Edition bonus, inciting fan ire. The feedback was so vehement that Treyarch has restored the map.

The 'Chaos Moshpit' playlist was added to Black Ops II as a concession to fans. It includes smaller game maps, including 'Nuketown.'

"You killed the messenger, but I still fight for the users. RT to #bringbackNuketown2025 and we will add to a small maps moshpit," stated Vonderhaar after the developer relented.

The 'Chaos Moshpit' playlist includes, besides Nuketown, "Carrier, Cargo, Express, Hijacked, Slums, Standoff… in the rotation."

 

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  • We only made 500 million in the first day, we need to make more by charging for that map now.
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  • $60 for Black Ops 2. $50 for the Season Pass (you get all 4 DLC's) or 4 DLC's at $15 each. They make their money.

    I pre ordered it, stood in line for an hour at my local Best Buy and stopped playing 3 days later. Unfortunately I bought it for PC, can't resell. Oh well. Looks like I'll be buying BF3 after all.

    Edit: Why is my comment being rated down? Because I'm giving my honest opinion on a game? Makes perfect sense to me.
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  • We only made 500 million in the first day, we need to make more by charging for that map now.
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  • Unless you're in the 12-18 yr old group with an outdated console your a complete idiot if you wasted money on Fail Ops 2 and should be shunned forever!
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