Treyarch had a 24/7 server running the map continuously, and it was by all accounts rather popular with fans of the game, which was released last week. The studio’s David Vonderhaar has stated this evening that the playlist will be ending, though. And soon.
“Double XP weekend is official over,” he said. “That means Nuketown 2025 / 24-7 is as well.” It doesn’t sound like it was his decision, though. “I know. RIGHT? Don’t kill the messenger,” he added. He also said that the 24/7 playlist will be back for “special events,” though.
Gutted? Well, according to Vonderhaar “you can always play it with your friends in Custom Games” although obviously you won’t get any XP for doing so.
Loyal pre-order customers are rightly disgruntled by this, especially after such a short run – a matter of days. Quite why they couldn’t feed Nuketown into normal rotation for those with the map is anyone’s guess.
Update: Apparently, they’ve bent to pressure and added a small maps rotation called “Chaos Moshpit” which contains the Nuketown map. Vonderhaar has tweeted “You killed the messenger, but I still fight for the users. RT to #bringbackNuketown2025 and we will add to a small maps moshpit,”
The full map rotation for the new playlist is Carrier, Cargo, Express, Hijacked, Slums, Standoff, and Nuketown 2025.