We reported earlier that the much touted Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 pre-order bonus, the Nuketown 2025 multiplayer map, was being removed from the game’s multiplayer playlists.
However, predictably, following the massive fan outcry at this decision, and the negative PR it was eliciting, David Vonderhaar looked to appease the fans by tweeting “You killed the messenger, but I still fight for the users. RT to #bringbackNuketown2025 and we will add to a small maps moshpit.”
It seems that the very vocal public backlash coerced Treyarch into bowing to the pressure as they are now reintroducing the Nuketown 2025 map back into the multiplayer.
Nuketown 2025 will henceforth be included in the ‘Chaos MoshPit’ public playlist. However this new playlist isn’t all Nuketown 2025, all the time, like the map’s original playlist. The ‘Chaos MoshPit’ includes a number of smaller Black Ops 2 maps, along with an assortment of game modes. In addition to Nuketown 2025 the new playlist will includes the maps: Carrier, Cargo, Express, Hijacked, Slums and Standoff.
Treyarch wisely responded quickly to the extremely negative feedback this decision earned from fans and went about providing a token of goodwill by adding it back into a multiplayer playlist. However, some fans will still be clamoring for the reinstation of the standalone Nuketown 2025 playlist so that they don’t have to sit through map rotation in order to play their favorite map.
The repercussions of this debacle may be that fans think twice before pre-ordering a new Call of Duty game solely on the promise of bonus content.
Let us know in the comments whether this has changed how you feel about future pre-order bonuses for Call of Duty games.
Article from Gamersyndrome.com