Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 Resurrects Nuketown, But Not As You Remember It

The fan-favorite multiplayer map is making a comeback, but with some big changes.


As rumored, Call of Duty: Black Ops III will indeed see the return of one of Call of Duty's most famous multiplayer maps, Nuketown, Activision announced today. But developer Treyarch is making big changes.

For Black Ops III, Treyarch has "re-imagined" Nuketown for the game's 2065 setting. As you can see in the image below, this is not the Nuketown you remember--and it's not spelled the same way, either. This map is known as "Nuk3town," and it's available with "launch copies" on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.

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A revision to the design of Nuketown is not altogether surprising, as the series has evolved quite a bit in the area of traversal in recent years. Nuk3town aims to retain the essence of Nuketown, while also changing as needed to make use of Black Ops III's new movement mechanics.

"We carefully adapted the design of the map to make sure that it fit with our new movement system, but to also make sure that we retained the spirit and the fun that made fans fall in love with it in the first place," Treyarch boss Mark Lamia said in a statement.

Nuketown was first seen in the original Black Ops from 2010 and then again in 2012's Black Ops II, where it was known as Nuketown 2025. The map also appeared in Black Ops Declassified as Nukehouse.

Activision made a point to say today that Nuk3town will be available exclusively on current-generation consoles and PC. It looks like PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 players are out of luck.

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