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CoD Mobile devs confirm classic Nuketown will return in the future

Published: 15/Feb/2021 13:40

by Connor Bennett

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The Call of Duty Mobile devs have teased a return for the classic Nuketown map as some fans have had enough of the new, winter-themed version. 

Call of Duty Mobile has become incredibly popular with longtime CoD fans because of how it takes fan-favorite features from classic releases and puts them all into one melting pot.

The game isn’t just a nostalgia-fest, though. The developers have worked on adding some unique features, map, and other things, so that parts of it feel fresh and new too.

Though, some fans just can’t get away from playing their favorite maps. And that includes the classic Nuketown map, which has made way for a winter version in the last few updates.

Nuketown Russia in CoD Mobile
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Nuketown Russia, or Nuketown Winter, has been in CoD Mobile since December.

When will classic Nuketown return in CoD Mobile?

With the darker, winter months arriving in the real world, a wintery Nuketown map was added to CoD Mobile, and has struck around beyond January and the first update of 2021.

During their February 12 Community Update, where the devs went over a few upcoming changes, and addressed the possibility of a Prestige mode, they were also quizzed whether or not the normal Nuketown will return soon.

“Yeah, we’ll likely have that map returning in the future and especially as we move further and further away from the Winter seasons,” they said. “We had Classic Nuketown there for more than a year, so we don’t mind giving Nuketown Russia some time to breathe on its own too.”

CoD Mobile devs message on Reddit about Nuketown
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The devs answered questions about normal Nuketown on Reddit.

Nuketown Russia has only been around since mid-December, so a few more weeks of it being in the rotation seems plausible.

The devs might have new themes for the upcoming CoD Mobile seasons where the snow and bitter cold of a winter Nuketown doesn’t fit, and it makes sense to rotate the classic Nuketown back in at that point.

Though, we’ll just have to wait and see as to when that will be.

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Why Clayster flipped off CDL on-broadcast during Royal Ravens matchup

Published: 24/Feb/2021 4:13 Updated: 24/Feb/2021 4:14

by Brad Norton

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James ‘Clayster’ Eubanks flipped the bird to the Call of Duty League moments before the New York Subliners took on the Royal Ravens. Here’s why the veteran was all too frustrated before his latest matchup.

As players got settled into the lobby for the second week of CDL action in 2021, something clearly ticked off NYSL. There was visible frustration from the players before they kicked off the opening map.

Coming off a difficult 0-3 loss to the Los Angeles Thieves a week prior, the lineup was looking to rebound with a bang. Before they got their boots on the ground, however, a key moment from the previous week was broadcast for the world to see.

The CDL stream revealed Clayster’s heated comms after the disappointing loss. This private matter shouldn’t have been aired at all, according to Clay, let alone moments before their next match.

So, he took out his frustration the only way he could: flipping the bird on-stream.

“I had complained last time about showing my cam when I was super upset with my team,” he explained. “So I was pretty upset with them airing my after-match comms.”

Despite the 0-3 scoreline, NYSL’s series against the LA Thieves was one of the closest all week. The Hardpoint came within nine points, SnD went to a round 11, and Control went the distance as well.

Understandably, Clayster was fairly heated after the extremely close series that very well could have been a 3-0 in their favor.

“That was really bad guys,” he said in the now-public aftermath. “I don’t know what the f*** I watched. That was so stupid. We’re up 5-3 in the Search and we can’t close it out?”

This moment was captured on the broadcast last week but the comms were only just revealed today. Frustrated with the CDL running it without permission, Clayster stuck his middle finger up the next time his camera was on-stream.

“It was basically a nice little screw you before the match,” he said.

“I don’t appreciate that. I’m going to be having a talk with the league. If they’re going to make us sit here, I think it’s a little unprofessional to use the comms in the video. Especially right before we play a match.”

The NYSL vs Royal Ravens series begins at the 1:31:50 mark below.

While the video could have brought the team down, they didn’t let it get to them. NYSL dominated the Royal Ravens to rebound with a lopsided 3-0 win in Week 2.

If the League does try to punish Clayster, it looks like he’ll be alright: the official Subliners account tweeted “we’ll pay his fine” in response to the situation.