Black Ops Cold War has arrived and its a glorious experience heading back to familiar territory.
This year's Call of Duty is a continuation of the original Black Ops story and set just a few years later.
As we explore the familiar ground, we'll also get some familiar maps; Nuketown is coming to multiplayer!
Here's what we know about it!
Nuketown 1984 will arrive in Black Ops Cold War on the 24th November as part of a pre-season content drop; we're expecting the new map to be available at 6pm GMT.
The new map will launch alongside a Double XP and Double Weapon XP event that will last from the 24th November (6pm GMT) until the 30th November.
Considering the game released with just 8 multiplayer maps, it's a great thing for Treyarch to bump that up to 9 just two weeks after launch.
End Game Cinematic
Check out the video that will play when a match of Nuketown 1984 ends courtesy of TailsDoll711.
Watch "mp_nuketown6_endgame_movie" on Streamable.
Here are some early screenshots of Nuketown 1984 in multiplayer.
Check out the mini-map for Nuketown 1984 below.
Overall, it seems to be identical to how it has always been with no real new introductions in terms of structures or blockades.
Photos via @TailsDoll711
Nuketown Weapon Bundle
An interesting Nuketown weapon skin has been revealed and it looks glorious!
So what's included?
- “Last Stop” Epic Shotgun Blueprint – With this Weapon Blueprint, any enemy who dares to challenge you in close quarters will know it’s the end of the road. This configuration includes a 21.6” Paratrooper Barrel, a 6 RND Tube Magazine, a Milstop Reflex Optic, and a Commando Assembly Stock. When combined, these attachments give the shotgun a faster fire rate, better damage range, increased ammo capacity, slightly quicker speed when aiming and shooting, and a clearer sight picture — all the ingredients needed for a great secondary weapon.
- Six Weapon Charms – These six mannequin Weapon Charms are a perfect fit for any long-time Nuketown fan. Pick your favorite well-sculpted hunk – “Chad,” “Thad,” or “Vlad” – or a flawless friend – “Karen,” “Sharon,” and “Bobbi McDaren” – to give your favorite weapon more personality.
- “Test Subjects” Sticker – Let your enemies know you’re ready to go nuclear with the “Test Subjects” sticker, which can be slapped onto most weapons in the Gunsmith.
- “Nuketown Legend” Emblem and “Omnibus” Calling Card – Spruce up your player profile with some classic Nuketown imagery through the “Nuketown Legend” Emblem and “Omnibus” Calling Card.
The History Of Nuketown
This version of Nuketown will be almost identical to the original.
As one of the smallest maps in the game, it was often a fan favourite due to its chaotic and exciting gameplay.
Nuketown was given an overhaul for its reintroduction in Black Ops 2, 3 and 4.
Nuketown in Black Ops 2, also known as 'Nuketown 2025', took the "Mid-Century modern style home" and brought it into the future with a 1960s retro-futuristic "Home of the Future" theme.
It was available for free at launch for those that pre-ordered the game, purchased a launch copy, or purchased the Hardened edition or the "Care Package" limited special edition of the game.
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When it appeared again in Black Ops 3, Treyarch took the futuristic concept and cranked it up to 10.
Renaming it 'Nuk3town', it was available to users that pre-ordered the game before being made free in March 2016.
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Black Ops 4, however, took a different direction and went with a Russian Winter theme for the map.
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