If you’ve played any of Treyarch’s
Call of Duty games the past few years, then no doubt you’ve most likely played on Nuketown — possibly the most famous multiplayer map in the franchise’s storied history.
For those wondering, it seems Nuketown will once again be coming back in
Call of Duty: Black Ops 3! This little nugget of info has been leaked by non-other than the official Brazil PlayStation Store, which cites the map as a pre-order bonus. In addition to being renamed “Nuk3town,” the map is said to have been redesigned to accommodate Black Ops 3’s new movement system.
Get the bonus NUK3TOWN map. This map, which is among the fan favorites, was completely redesigned to highlight the new chained motion system based on momentum of Treyarch, providing battles full of adrenaline.
The Brazil PlayStation Store has since yanked the store listing and evidence of the
Black Ops 3 Nuketown confirmation as of press time. While we’re tagging this as a “report” for now, it seems highly likely that Nuke3town is indeed coming to Black Ops 3.
In case you needed more proof, back in May 27, 2015, a fan tweeted an image of Nuketown to
Black Ops 3 Studio Design Director David Vonderhaar and said, “Gone but not forgotten,” to which Vonderaar replied with, “Says who.”
While not an outright confirmation, Vonderhaar’s tweet heavily suggests that Nuketown being playable map in
Black Ops 3 is something that’s on the table even back then.
We’ve reached out to Activision and will update the story once we’ve gotten an official statement on the matter.
For those who’ve played the
Black Ops 3 beta, how do you think Nuketown will work with the new Specialist abilities and new movement system? Do you even want the map to come back at all?
Brazil PlayStation Store via CharlieIntel]
Call of Duty series
Ranking the Best and Worst of the Call of Duty Series
15. Call of Duty: Black Ops: Declassified
It should come as no surprise that
is at the bottom of this list. Many thought Call of Duty: Black Ops: Declassified Call of Duty could help save the struggling Vita, but this terrible game managed to do more harm than good. Read Heath's excellent review to find out why Declassified was everything wrong with the gaming industry.
14. Call of Duty: Roads to Victory
The PSP showing for
Call of Duty didn't fare much better than the Vita version. It was a glitch-filled title with poor artificial intelligence. It was the last Call of Duty release before Modern Warfare would change the genre forever.
13. Call of Duty: World at War – Final Fronts
World at War - Final Fronts is the only PS2 Call of Duty title to release after Modern Warfare. As such, it was unfortunately a cash-in on the series' new found success. Thankfully, most had already moved onto PlayStation 3 or Xbox 360 by the time this released.
12. Call of Duty: Finest Hour
Call of Duty: Finest Hour was the console version of the first Call of Duty game. It wasn't nearly as polished or as well received as its PC brethren, but it did succeed in getting the series onto consoles for the first time. It is hard to imagine that Call of Duty was once purely associated with PC gaming!
11. Call of Duty 2: Big Red One
Treyarch, who is now beloved thanks to the
Black Ops series, had a rocky start with the franchise they are now associated with. Their first Call of Duty game was a version of Call of Duty 2 for consoles. It received good, but not great reviews as it was not nearly as good as the PC original.
10. Call of Duty Classic
The original PC release that kicked off the series with a bang finally got a proper console outing in 2009. While its gameplay had clearly aged, this is still a great version of the game. It just can't hold a candle to the later games that were so much better.
9. Call of Duty 3
Call of Duty 3 was one of the launch titles for PlayStation 3, and it was an easy recommendation. Treyarch developed one of the best World War 2 shooters of all-time, and it is still fun to go back to. Just know that the genre has changed a lot since 2006.
8. Call of Duty: Ghosts
Everyone was excited to see how Infinity Ward was going to top the
Modern Warfare series. Sadly, they haven't done so yet. Instead, we got which was pretty much a disappointment in every area. It was a game caught between console generations, and one that wasn't compelling in single-player or multiplayer. It wasn't a bad game, but it failed to live up to the series' high expectations. Call of Duty: Ghosts
7. Call of Duty: Black Ops 2
A lot of people absolutely love
. It tried a lot of innovative new ideas with its Strikeforce missions and branching campaigns, but they were good ideas that were not implemented very well. The popular Zombies mode returned, and the multiplayer was a blast. But the underwhelming single-player left a lot to be desired. Black Ops 2
6. Call of Duty: World at War
Call of Duty 4 revolutionized console shooters, it felt like such a step back going back to World War 2. Despite this disadvantage, Treyarch still managed to create a great game in . It featured a fun cooperative campaign, some amazing sniping missions, and introduced Zombies to the World at War Call of Duty crowd for the first time. Plus flamethrowers are just plain awesome.
5. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
didn't quite live up to the high expectations that the first two games set, but it did serve as a proper ending to one of the greatest gaming trilogies ever made. Infinity Ward couldn't be expected to innovate an entire genre with every release, but Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Modern Warfare 3 did feel a little too much like fans had seen it all before.
4. Call of Duty: Black Ops
is one of the most beloved games in the series and for good reason. The campaign was thought provoking, and provided some of the best twists in the series. The multiplayer was top notch, and the popular Zombies mode was brought to a new level. Call of Duty: Black Ops
3. Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare
After the downer that was
Ghosts, it felt great to see get the series right back on-track. The exoskeletons made the characters more mobile as ever which only enhanced the gameplay. Its single-player featured an interesting story and an amazing performance by Kevin Spacey. Advanced Warfare Advanced Warfare is the best the series ever played.
2. Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
launched the series into mainstream status. This innovative game featured one of the most intense, cinematic campaigns ever seen in a console shooter. It felt like you were playing an action movie! Throw in the game's stellar multiplayer, which changed how progression was handled in pretty much all of video games, and you have the most influential first-person shooter since DOOM. Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
1. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 was the perfect refinement of the evolution that was Call of Duty 4. The campaign was better, multiplayer was even more polished, and Infinity Ward introduced the best mode in the series' history - Special Ops. Special Ops, which was inspired by the Mile High Club mission in Modern Warfare, was a set of small challenge levels that could be played cooperatively. It was the most fun that the series ever offered, and hopefully it will make a comeback soon!