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