Call of Duty: Black Ops 2's Nuketown 2025 map, which was handed out at various retailers as a pre-order incentive for the title, has had its playlist removed from the online multiplayer portion of the game.
The map, which is a remake of a popular battleground from the original Call of Duty: Black Ops, does not show up in the rotation of any of the other, standard online playlists. The Nuketown 2025 24/7 playlist was the only way for players to find other players through matchmaking, and earn experience points for online play — now, anyone who wants to play on Nuketown 2025 will have to set up a custom game, which does not award experience.
Treyarch game design director David Vonderhaar broke the news to players on his Twitter account, seemingly acknowledging that it would be an unpopular decision.
Double XP weekend is official over. That means Nuketown 2025 / 24-7 is as well. I know. RIGHT? Don't kill the messenger. +— David Vonderhaar (@DavidVonderhaar) November 19, 2012
Vonderhaar later tweeted that the playlist could come back "for special events." We've reached out to Activision to find out why the playlist was removed in the first place.
Update: In a follow-up tweet, Vonderhaar said that the map could "probably eventually" be added to other playlists.
@progentactics Yeah. Probably eventually. We are talking that over internally.— David Vonderhaar (@DavidVonderhaar) November 19, 2012
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