When you unlock a piece of a content for a game, it’s only natural to assume that you’ll have access to it for as long as you play said game. Well, apparently Activision feels differently, as today they announced via Twitter that the popular Nuketown 2025 is being removed from Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 matchmaking.
Access to the map and its playlist was given out as pre-order incentive for Black Ops 2. While the map will still be accessible via custom games, those looking to still play the map while earning experience or in randomly matchmade games are pretty much SOL; Activision says they may put the map back onto online playlists as part of future special events, but as of right now, your ability to play Nuketown has been… well, nuked.
I know a lot of CoD fans who put up money early just so they could guarantee their access to the Nuketown 2025/24-7 playlists, so it’s not surprising that this announcement has already been met with a lot of anger within the CoD community. This move by Activision is completely without precedent and I can’t for the life of me figure out why they would want to limit players like this. Activision has yet to issue an official statement regarding the matter.