Treyarch has released a new trailer for Call of Duty: Black Ops 2. The trailer shoes a new addition to the Zombies game mode—the Nuketown map. It shows a derelict and burned down Nuketown that is suffering through a zombie apocalypse. If the trailer is anything to go by, the map still follows the 'town of the future' style from the 50's, more commonly referred to as Zeerust. The Nuketown Zombies bonus map is available as part of the Black Ops 2 Season Pass.
Back in November, Treyarch had pulled the Nuketown 2025/24-7 playlist from the game's matchmaking options. The playlist was part of the pre-order bonus for the game, which also included a double XP weekend. The news was confirmed on Twitter by the game's design director David Vonderhaar. “Double XP weekend is official over. That means Nuketown 2025 / 24-7 is as well. I know. RIGHT? Don't kill the messenger,” he tweeted. After seeing the outcry from fans, he tweeted, “Nuketown 2025 / 24-7 will be back for special events. You can always play it with your friends in Custom Games.”
To replace this, Treyarch has added a new playlist to the game's matchmaking options called the Chaos Moshpit. Much like the Nuketown 2025 playlist, the Chaos Moshpit playlist is only available to those who pre-ordered the game. The playlist has the maps Carrier, Cargo, Express, Hijacked, Slums, Standoff and Nuketown 2025 in the rotation.
Earlier this month, it was revealed that Black Ops 2 had crossed the $1 billion mark worldwide in just fifteen days. Comparatively, Modern Warfare 3 had taken sixteen days to hit the mark. Just a day after its release, Black Ops II had crossed the $500 million mark. For the sake of comparison, one of the biggest games for the Xbox 360, the recently released Halo 4, saw about $220 million in sales on its first day. However, this could be attributed to the fact that Halo 4 is an Xbox 360 exclusive release, whereas Black Ops II was released for all gaming platforms.
The future is black for Nuketown
This is par for the course when it comes to sales of games in the Call of Duty franchise. In 2011, Activision had reported $400 million worth of sales for the last year's Call of Duty game – Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3. The Call of Duty series has always seen record breaking sales since the release of Modern Warfare 2 back in 2009.
Activision had released an update for the game last month that fixed a number of bugs and allowed the FOV to be increased by up to 90 degrees. Other fixes in the patch include a fix for the horse falling through the world in Afghanistan when playing on CPUs with 4 or more cores and a fix for cases of 'Connection Interrupted' in multiplayer while loading into a match.
Publish date: December 13, 2012 5:09 pm| Modified date: December 19, 2013 5:43 am
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