Treyarch’s Game Design Director, David Vonderhaar, has hinted that the fan favorite map Nuketown could be returning yet again in Call of Duty: Black Ops 4.
Is a Black Ops game really a Black Ops game if it doesn’t include the legendary Nuketown map? Many people would argue that it isn’t.
Small, compact, and full of close-quarters action, Nuketown first appeared in the original Call of Duty: Black Ops game and was an instant hit with the online community.
Such a hit, in fact, that a special event gametype was created, called Nuketown 24/7, where players could quite literally play nothing but Nuketown for 24 hours a day.
Black Ops 2 featured a slightly revamped Nuketown, Nuketown 2025, which was once again so popular that a Nuketown 24/7 event was created and “Nuk3town” in Black Ops 3 even managed to make the tiny map work with wallrunning and jetpacks.
We’ve even seen a Nuketown Zombies map and now, with Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 due to release on October 12th 2018, David Vonderhaar has taken to Twitter to hint that it will be returning yet again.
Remember that time you made Nuketown. Oh. Right. Remember that 2nd and 3rd and ...
— Lord Vonderhaar (@DavidVonderhaar) May 20, 2018
The official community reveal event for Black Ops 4 took place on May 17th and seemed to go down well with fans of the series.
Everything from the boots on the ground gameplay to the “Blackout Battle Royale” should make for a game that is enjoyed by both hardcore Call of Duty players and the more casual online gaming community.
The potential return of Nuketown, though somewhat predictable at this point, is yet another nod from Treyarch towards the Black Ops loyalists which shows they don’t plan to stray too far from their roots.