You may have been happily slaying fools on the Nuketown 2025 24/7 playlist since launch but today the playlist was taken down by Treyarch. No more Nuketown 2025 in Black Ops 2 for you, my friend.
Many, many people pre-ordered Black Ops 2 in order to get the exclusive pre-order bonus map, a remake of the most popular map from Black Ops, thinking that it would be in the regular playlists or have its own permanent playlist. Well, Nuketown 2025 is not in the regular playlists and it won’t have its own permanent playlist.
So why include Nuketown 2025 as a bonus map if people can’t play it in the public playlists? Well, Treyarch said that Nuketown 2025 will only be back for special events and that “you can always play it with your friends in Custom Games”. Really, Treyarch? You have some pretty pissed pre-orderers who thought that they would actually get to play the map for longer than a mere 6 days post-launch and on ‘special events’! And, who wants to play in private matches just to be able to play a certain map? Nobody!
There is hope, though. When asked if Nuketown 2025 would be made available in the regular playlists, Treyarch’s David Vonderhaar replied: ”Yeah, probably eventually” and that it is “being talked over internally”.
[Update] Treyarch have realized what a bad move removing the pre-order bonus map from the game altogether would be and have made Nuketown 2025 available in a public playlist again via the ‘Chaos Moshpit’ playlist.