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Treyarch shows off behind the scenes creation of Nuketown

Published: 16/Dec/2018 17:55 Updated: 16/Dec/2018 18:05

by Vincent Genova


Call of Duty Developer Treyarch released a new video series that gives a behind the scenes look at one of the most popular video game franchises of all time.

The series, called Declassified, started off with a look at the development history of an iconic map in FPS history, Nuketown.

Since its appearance in the original Black Ops, Nuketown has been a part of every Black Ops release as a multiplayer map and was even redesigned for Zombies.

In Black Ops 4, Nuketown features on its own island in the Blackout mode, in addition to Multiplayer.

Adam Hoggatt, Senior Level Designer at Treyarch and creator of Nuketown, explained how one of the most popular maps in video games started with a random email.

“An email came out from [David Vonderhaar] saying, ‘Hey what if we make a small map based on those nuclear testing towns?’ I started getting ideas in my head instantly,” said Hoggatt.

Black Ops producer Miles Leslie was apparently not in the original email chain, because he was not aware of the Nuketown concept, saying, “Adam came in and was like ‘hey I made this map,’ we didn’t ask you to make this map. Why did you make this map?”

Thankfully, the Miles and the team immediately recognized the potential of Adam’s concept anyway and Nuketown was born.

Adam and Miles would go on to explain the changes to Nuketown throughout the development process, like adding the bus and van in the middle of the map, as well as adapting the map to the jetpacks of Black Ops 3.

The complete Declassified episode can be found below.

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First Black Ops Cold War competitive ruleset announced: modes, maps and bans

Published: 21/Nov/2020 2:54 Updated: 21/Nov/2020 3:08

by Alex Tsiaoussidis


Activision-Blizzard has announced the first set of Black Ops Cold War competitive settings ahead of the Call of Duty League 2021 season, with more tweaks and changes expected to come as time goes on.

Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War has officially released around the world now. There’s still a couple of months until the next Call of Duty League season is expected to kick off though, with a full schedule yet to be announced.

However, to get the ball rolling, a list of all the competitive settings has been revealed. Naturally, it sets the rules for the upcoming season and includes everything from maps and modes to more nuanced things such as restrictions and bans.

Keep in mind, though, that these rules aren’t permanent. They are subject to change as time goes on and feedback from players is taken on board. Still, they have to start somewhere, and the first draft will serve as the foundation ahead of the upcoming season.

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The Call of Duty League is governed by a set of rules and regulations that are subject to change.

Competitive Rule Set V1.0

Maps & Modes:


  • Cartel 
  • Checkmate 
  • Crossroads
  • Garrison 
  • Moscow

Search & Destroy: 

  • Checkmate
  • Crossroads
  • Garrison 
  • Miami 
  • Moscow 


  • Checkmate 
  • Garrison 
  • Moscow

Restricted Items:

Primary Weapons: 

  • All LMGs 

Secondary Weapons: 

  • All Shotguns 
  • All Launchers 
  • All Special Weapons 



  • SWAT 5MW Laser Sight
  • Ember Sighting Point 


  • Dual Wield 


  • Stimshot
  • Decoy


  • C4
  • Semtex
  • Tomahawk 

Field Upgrade

  • Proximity Mine
  • Field Mic
  • Gas Mine


Perk 1

  • Paranoia 
  • Forward Intel

Perk 2

  • Tracker 


  • Danger Close 


  • Combat Bow 
  • Spy Plane 
  • Counter Spy Plane
  • Care Package
  • Sentry Turret
  • Air Patrol 

These competitive rulesets are always subject to change. These are only the baselines rules as well: the Gentlemen’s Agreements that players form between each other will also be in place.

If and when that happens, the list will be updated to reflect those changes. For more information, you can visit the official Call of Duty League site here.