Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 map 'Nuketown 2025' - a fan favourite - has been pulled from online multiplayer playlists.
Update: Treyarch has reinstated Nuketown 2025 due to "popular demand" in a new "fast-action playlist in the Bonus category called Chaos Moshpit". Game design director David Vonderhaar said the Chaos Moshpit playlist has Carrier, Cargo, Express, Hijacked, Slums, Standoff, and Nuketown 2025 in the rotation.
Vonderhaar said Treyarch has no current plans to introduce Nuketown 2025 in the regular playlists as it would "fragment matchmaking really poorly at this stage". However, "it will be back as a single map playlist for Double XP weekends or other events. It's how we've always done it."
Original story continues: Posting via Twitter, game design director David Vonderhaar confirmed, "Double XP weekend is official over. That means Nuketown 2025 / 24-7 is as well. I know. RIGHT? Don't kill the messenger."
Essentially, this means that the Nuketown playlist has been removed, and the map has not been put into circulation with other maps in regular playlists.
In a subsequent post, Vonderhaar goes on to explain that Nuketown 2025 will only be back for "special events".
"Nuketown 2025 / 24-7 will be back for special events. You can always play it with your friends in Custom Games," he said.
The Nuketown 2025 map - a remake of Black Ops favourite Nuketown - was offered as a redeemable DLC map to those who pre-ordered the game and, was assumed to be permanently available for online play, not as an 'events-only' temporary map.