I’m not a multiplayer guy myself, but I know of Nuketown—the most popular multiplayer map in Call of Duty: Black Ops. Now word comes that that the map is being reimagined and will be included in Call of Duty: Black Ops II… if you pre-order at participating retailers of course!
Haven’t played the original Nuketown? It takes place in a typical U.S. suburb that has been hit by a nuclear weapon. At the end of every match held on Nuketown, a nuclear bomb goes off. One of the reasons players like this match so much are because the variety of spots to hide, as well as a fun Easter egg: shoot the heads of all the mannequins in the playable area in under 15 seconds and you get treated to the Rolling Stones’ song “Sympathy for the Devil” (according to the Call of Duty Wikia).
Here’s a look at some gameplay from some random players on YouTube:
The new, reimagined map is called Nuketown 2025.
Black Ops II will be out November 13. For those living under a rock, part of the game takes place in Afghanistan in the 80s, and the rest in a near-future warzone. As excited as fans seem to be for Nuketown, I’m more excited for the branching storylines myself. (In Blops 2, you’ll actually be able to choose between different approaches for certain scenarios. For instance, you can decide to be a sniper covering your crew, or you can go in “hot” and attack the enemy full on.)
You can learn more at Black Ops 2 Website.
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