Nuketown 2025 Map Removed from Call of Duty: Black Ops 2's Multiplayer Playlist, but Will Return

By Luke Caulfield , Updated Nov 19, 2012 04:30 PM EST

As Call of Duty: Black Ops 2's double XP weekend fades from view, so too does the pre-order incentive map Nuketown 2025 from multiplayer rotation.

Anyone now wishing to still play the map will have to set up a custom match through multiplayer, meaning, no XP for online play.

News of the map's dropping came way of Treyarch's game design director David Vonderhaar, who acknowledged decision's potential for fan disappointment, tweeting, " Double XP weekend is official over. That means Nuketown 2025 / 24-7 is as well. I know. RIGHT? Don't kill the messenger." After the eventual disappointment set in, Vonderhaar did follow up the announcement with another tweet, saying, "Nuketown 2025 / 24-7 will be back for special events."

Treyarch first announced the Nuketown 2025 map as being available through pre-order of the special editions back in July. Translation, if you bought the "Hardened" or "Care Package" editions, you get the map.

The map is a remake of one of the Call of Duty franchises most popular map, Nuketown, which first appeared in Call of Duty: Black Ops. One of the smallest maps, it focused on close quarters combat, and was a bit claustrophobic. Despite the small adjustments to the new map, combat likely won't change too much in the "new" map. 
Nuketown 2025 will also feature as a bonus map in Black Ops 2's zombie mode, which is great for any zombie fans who like the old '50's look. It promised to "deliver a heightened level of exciting game play, especially for all multiplayer fans."

Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 is out now for PS3, PC, Xbox 360, and Nintendo's new Wii U.

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