I’ve had my bit to say about Nuketown 2025 being a pretty poor pre-order incentive but even in my wildest cynical dreams I didn’t expect Activision / Treyarch to pull a stunt like this.
The news was confirmed via Twitter with the game designer over at Treyarch, David Vonderhaar, tweeting
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
But don’t panic you can still play Nuketown 2025 in a custom game with your friends where you won’t be able to rank up or play competitively..
So yeah maybe you should panic.
It’s a shoddy move by Treyarch and I’m sure they communicated this in some form or another before this happened but it isn’t really acceptable.
I realise they are removing it from the rotation so that non-pre-order people aren’t going to be affected but that is exactly why I said it was a stupid pre-order incentive in the first place.The backlash over this move is going to keep growing and I predict now that Nuketown 2025 is going to become available for everyone either for free or at a small cost.
In the meantime, it seems they’ve added the map back in to rotation.
Treyarch has added a new Black Ops 2 called “Bonus.” The mode within the playlist, “Chaos Moshpit,” says that it’lll feature “small maps with a variety of game modes,” including Nuketown 2025.
“Chaos Moshpit” also includes the maps Carrier, Cargo, Express, Hijacked, Slums, and Standoff, Treyarch multiplayer boss David Vonderhaar tweeted.
I'm cranky, arrogant and ever so amazingly annoying but when you get to know me you will also realise I'm honest and incredibly good at describing myself... now pass me that beer