Call Of Duty: Black Ops Cold War: Nuketown '84 Map And Double XP Event Are Live
The new version of the classic Nuketown map is now available in Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War, and you can rack up double XP while you try it out.
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War has been available for less than two weeks, and already it's getting a new multiplayer map. Nuketown '84, an updated version of the classic Nuketown map, is now live as a free update for all players, as is a double XP event that spans both multiplayer and Zombies modes. You can check out both on PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and PC following the release of the new Cold War update.
Nuketown '84 is functionally quite similar to the version of the map that longtime CoD players will know and love. But it's gotten a makeover, as you can see in the screenshots and trailer below. You can also get a look at an overhead map that shows the major geometry of the nuclear testing site.
The Double XP event include both 2XP and 2X Weapon XP. Double XP will last through November 30, so you have plenty of time to rack up experience while trying the new version of a classic. And, as noted above, this also applies to Zombies, so you'll benefit even if you don't dabble in PvP multiplayer.
You can also claim a Nuketown-themed weapons pack for free simply by logging in before December 3. That pack includes a "Last Stop" shotgun blueprint, weapon charms, an emblem, and a calling card.
"It's reasonable to expect updates to Cold War at a steady clip. Weapons will be tweaked, issues will be patched, and gameplay will be balanced," Kallie Plagge wrote in GameSpot's Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War review. "Zombies has a strong foundation and may very well be improved further by potential updates, but the gap between multiplayer and the Warzone ecosystem is too wide to be bridged by small tweaks. Zombies is a good co-op time overall, but multiplayer falls flat, leaving the strong campaign to do most of the heavy lifting."
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