Fan outcry returns Nuketown 2025 to Black Ops II

Treyarch yanks 24-7 Nuketown 2025 playlist, but brings the map back in Chaos Moshpit after outrage from users.

Treyarch has reinstated the Nuketown 2025 map to a public Call of Duty: Black Ops II playlist after yanking it at the end of the Double XP launch weekend. The map was part of the preorder-exclusive Nuketown 2025 / 24-7 playlist, which was closed last evening.

"Double XP weekend is official [sic] over," Treyarch design director David Vonderhaar tweeted last night." That means Nuketown 2025 / 24-7 is as well. I know. Right? Don't kill the messenger."

Vonderhaar said Nuketown 2025 / 24-7 would return for special events and reminded users that they can always play it with friends in Custom Games. However, fans were not too pleased, and called for the map to be returned to a public playlist. Just hours later, Vonderhaar acquiesced.

The Nuketown 2025 map has returned to a new playlist called "Chaos Moshpit." However, the map is no longer on a 24-7 repeat cycle. It is mixed in with other maps like Carrier, Cargo, Expressed, Hijacked, Slums, and Standoff.

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tightwad34
tightwad34

Anyone else think of Fallout when you saw the screen pic?

fa11en1134
fa11en1134

one more thing...  yes, they are trying to say "we've heard the pleas of our fans/gamers..."  but its a load of bs.  yes, they added it to server rotation but they know that's not what people wanted. we wanted 24/7 nuke. and we need dedicated server support.  not a crap console port

fa11en1134
fa11en1134

what about the people that paid extra for the digital deluxe version with the nuketown advertisement as incentive?  and what if a lot of people bought preorder or digital deluxe for holiday gifts?  little timmy is gonna open up his present super stoked to!!!!!! not play nuketown as advertised???  the map being good or not is a matter of personal opinion, the fact that they advertised the map as a selling point with no notice of a limited time period that it could be played is a lie and false advertising.  this is a matter of principle.  ive already filed a case with the BBB and a complaint to activision/treyarch.  I suggest everyone else to do the same if u feel ripped off or lied to...

Warlord_Irochi
Warlord_Irochi

Mass effect's 3 ending... TERA's blood effectsin the European version... this case...Companies seems to be more concerned about fan's reaction nowadays. That is good in general; a lot of companies seem to live completely disconected from the final costumer.

rswsc0407
rswsc0407

I seriously don't understand why everyone's getting all worked up about Nuketown, the map is absolutely terrible, there's absolutely no strategy needed for that map at all. If the map was more than just 2 or 3 backyards, the main street area and the 3 or 4 bulidings you can go into if you want to try to snipe, I might like it a little better.

 

Also for the people who keep saying they lied about it being a pre-order bonus, you do realise that only the first batch of games shipped will have the code, pre-ordering it just guarenteed that you'd get it.

itchyflop
itchyflop

mine wont even run most of the time, i get a disc read error, like the previous cod (not black ops) if it does get going my system overheats and i get one game out of it !! 41 quid well spent, my other games work fine, with battlefield occasionally freezing. I fkn hate cod, but this i enjoyed for a day until it fkd up. i now have charging issues with my pads and recognition too. if anyone can help i would be eternally grateful

LoganDaDestroya
LoganDaDestroya

This is why the game needs player-controlled servers/games - so people can lookm around for what map and game type they want to play rather than being subject to whatever "playlists" Treyarch sets up.

jchristenberry
jchristenberry

I just want it available on Hard Core.  Its always irritating that not all the maps or options are available on Hard Core play styles as they are on Core.

Chillietheghill
Chillietheghill

they gain no money, seeing as its about how cheaply they can run the servers on that crappy product. I've been playing cod since 2007 mw1 golden years of cod. And Im stopping with mw3. It's a cash cow. when you make a product that's about how cheaply you can run the servers. And not about the quality of gaming you lose the point of why you started making the game int he first place.

StephenSays
StephenSays

I can't tell you how fast i would have returned this game if i couldn't play on that map.   Nuketown has a strong communnity and i thank them for voicing there distress to treyarc to bring it back.  Head quarters and domination.

Chow_Yun_Fat
Chow_Yun_Fat

I want Firing Range back!! Nuketown and Firing Range are my two favorite maps from any COD game!

AsianSalvation
AsianSalvation

i love this game, its so fun! bring back nuketown 24/7!

Rivboets7
Rivboets7

I don't own this game but taking out the favorite(at least from Black Ops 1) and only letting people play it on 2x weekends and special events seems unfair to me.

victorlamy
victorlamy

THIS is fucking stupid. i played 4(?) games in "chaos" moshpit and i didn't see nuketown once. wtf is the point of that when you can just put it in regular map rotation?

 

 

jets78
jets78

what i dont get is nuke town was supposed to be a game stop pre order exclusive yet every single box that wasnt pre ordered had a code  wow talk about bs. nuke town was supposed to be in a future release map pack for black ops 2 for every one else now no one will be able to play on the map at all unless they play mosh pit for a few hours and prey to see the map lol!! way to go activision thats why you guys are the best at being the worst.

 

Shewgenja
Shewgenja

Well, that's a hell of an asinine thing to do.

greenbnut
greenbnut

Where was the "fine print" when I pre-ordered this bull***t of a game?

 

Thermador446
Thermador446

Nuketown was the only good map in BO. Pretty bad when Activision is screwing people out of the only reason to buy their game.

MxAa
MxAa

lol we can't play the map we were promised... hilarious... nice treyarch... guess there was extremly fine print on that preorder notice.

bmart970
bmart970

I have no idea why they would only bring it back for special occasions. I preordered. I want what they promised for the preorder.

Fayt0
Fayt0

Im starting to really question these guys...Why not just put Nuketown on the Public Playlist?

cursealoud
cursealoud

Nuketown is just for XP whores. No one even really plays in MoshPit, so it's obvious why they put it in that playlist. Hijacked seems like the new Nuketown except you can fall off the boat. I put some hrs in the game, but there's a few things I dislike because it doesn't make sense. I dont understand why I must lose perk to add an attachment to a gun I already have equipped? If you use 3 wildcards, they won't even let you carry a gun unless you release all lethal and tactical grenades. Basically you're running around naked

Jaxith
Jaxith

I don't play the game, but I did see the commercials...  Bait and switch is not cool.

poemann79
poemann79

let me say i played in the bonus chaos moshpit all day pretty much not one time did i play in nuketown. so yet again fail, nuketown is not back. you want the gaming community happy just have nuketown only available for those that want to play cause seems their is a high demand cause they woke up the dead pulling that map yesterday. i say when something is not broke just don't even bother trying to fix it LEAVE IT ALONE. the people were happy you had a decent turnout of a demand for it obviously just bring it back like that no other maps joined to it and let us play in piece. "if you do this, we will play." JUST SAY'N. 

thereal-15-cent
thereal-15-cent

The maps in BOII are crap. I can't blame them for recycling a map from the original game.

Printul_Noptii
Printul_Noptii

this map is horrible !!! Why do people love it so much ?

mrsniper83
mrsniper83

@ohaidere you sir are a troll and you deserve to be treated like one.

Nintyfan95
Nintyfan95

Does this mean it will go public?

huerito323
huerito323

People who love Nuketown are bad players. It's the only map they can go positive and get more than 20 kills. It's so easy to get kills on that map it's not even funny. Why should they have a playlist with one map? You Nuketown people aren't special and you can't get everything you want. I'm glad it doesn't have its own playlist anymore.

LGAR2000
LGAR2000

I'm curious  was I the only one who got this map and didn't pre order it? I bought it at Wal Mart, anyone else?

shingui5
shingui5

So glad i didn't pre-order this game.

 

Can't stand Nuketown.

Gamer3344
Gamer3344

Damn I miss sniper only in Black Ops 1 on PC, as much as I played Nuketown 2025 It's nothing more than a chaos, Hijacked is a successor of it.

SolidTy
SolidTy

COD9 : BO2 1st party problems, looking forward to COD10 : MW4 problems one year from today.

DrizztDark
DrizztDark

guys they put the map back on the list, so lets stop raging about it... Was is a bone head choice to do that it the first place yea.. But it's corrected and we can all stop hating on the company cause it makes money for the games they release that entertain you lives for hours on end. If you don't like it well get creative and open up your gaming company. You know you can do that it America still just requires a lot of time, money and hardwork but the haters of game devs cant seem to stop playing their games long enough to make moves Just hate all day from a keyboard Kinda sad....

DrizztDark
DrizztDark

@tgwolf good god stfu... I actually have the game as well as every other cod and the maps IMO are pretty damn cool. Nuke town is just the most efficient map for racking up kills/points and should be in the random votes on maps Do you have a opinion? Of course... But people on game sites seem to have problems distinguishing what's a opinion and whats just plan out trolling/hater

glassesboy
glassesboy

I don't understand this... I don't have BO2 btw... you pre-order the game to get Nuketown right, so i thought it was going to be in public playlists? Is it not? What sense does that make?!!!! Nuketown was the most popular map on BO, and now it's like they gonna feed the CoD fans this map on "special occasions"??? wtf is that?!!!I've never seen shit like this before. They're basically holding the most popular map for ransom. Well done Activision, well done.

 

Yes I realize they added the map on this mosh pit playlist, and making it seem like they did people a favor...that's still BS. The map should be in every game mode, excluding GW.

tgwolf
tgwolf

If this map is everyone's preference, why not make all the others good enough if they don't want all the players on one server...?? Unless this is just another reflection on the inferiority of this genre of game...

senseless_dj
senseless_dj

Why so much buzz over nuketown? I remember playing on this little awesome map in blops 1. Then Activision learned its popularity and in blops 2 they made the follow-up map a preorder exclusive. How pathetic!

shadow580
shadow580

I think Nuketown looks nice but that's about it. I've never understood why people enjoy playing it. It's a complete clusterfuck where you cannot even walk 5 steps without being blown up by a killstreak. It needs to be at least twice as big as it is right now.

ziproy
ziproy

Hmmm a big video game publisher acting unethically......

mrsniper83
mrsniper83

Nuketown is the best map on here, was silly for them to take it away like that.Did they think people was not gonna say anything about it.

AmnesiaHaze
AmnesiaHaze

 how stupid is it to give us something just to take it away on the next day :D

MetaMods
MetaMods

It's remind me if you buying a car, and next day car dealer told you hey your leather seats only good for 24 hours now we going take away from you

MetaMods
MetaMods

hmmm when is last time I bought a COD? Ok COD 1, 2, United Offensive, Modern Warfare 1 and 2. So yea activision keep release the games while I save my money to buy another game

cboye18
cboye18

Who knew this would've happen eventually?

 

 

Voltron9000
Voltron9000

I'd rather they fix the spawns and the hit dection, and maybe do something about the horrible lag.....