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The Nuketown 2025 map has been returned to a public playlist after being unceremoniously removed after the end of the Double XP launch weekend.

The pre-order bonus map was found in the Nuketown 2025 / 24-7 playlist, but this was closed last night.

"Double XP weekend is official over," Tweeted David Vondehaar. "That means Nuketown 2025 / 24-7 is as well. I know. RIGHT? Don't kill the messenger."

This caused a mass outcry of Black Ops 2 players calling for the map to be reinstated to a public playlist, with Vondehaar stating on Twitter.

"Nuketown 2025 / 24-7 will be back for special events. You can always play it with your friends in Custom Games."

The fact that almost no one plays Black Ops using custom games – you can't earn XP - appeared to be lost on the Treyarch game design director.

However, player outcry proved too much to ignore and a new playlist featuring Nuketown 2025 - Chaos Moshpit - was introduced. In addition to Nuketown 2025 the new playlist includes Carrier, Cargo, Express, Hijacked, Slums and Standoff.

The downside of the new playlist is that players can no longer sit and play Nuketown 2025 all day, with other maps being in the rotation.

Source: @DavidVonderhaar

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Bloody daft to use it just as a "special event". We aren't getting the full game we have paid for, regardless if it was a pre-order incentive.
Posted 14:59 on 20 November 2012


A massive middle finger to everyone who bought it in week one:

First off, Nuketown was a PRE ORDER INCENTIVE yet all first print copies included the code for Nuketown and they didn't even try to hide this fact as I could still 'pre order' the game the day before release. So it's unfair that those who pre ordered it in May got the same as people like me, who picked it up on release day without pre order.

Secondly, you cannot even use the map now. It isn't much of an incentive if you can't play the map in normal playlists. A map so popular in one game, that they bring it back for its sequel and you can't even play it easily?

I think you'll have shot yourself in the foot, Activision, when you try to do pre order incentives like this again. Although, while you're at it my card number ends in 0123 so take this piss some more.

/ rant
Posted 14:32 on 20 November 2012

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Release Date: 13/11/2012
Developer: Treyarch
Publisher: Activision
Genre: First Person Shooter
Rating: PEGI 18+
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