Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Nuketown '84 map is live

Update: Nuketown '84 is live in Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War, bringing a retro punk twist to the iconic map from the original Black Ops. The new and revamped 6v6 Nuketown map is free to all Black Ops Cold Wars players, and in celebration, Activision is giving the Nuketown Weapon 10-item bundle to anyone who's played the game since launch or buys it before December 4. Check out a detailed breakdown of the rehauled Nuketown '84 right here, straight from Treyarch and Activision.

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The Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Nuketown map drops next week, and it's bringing the iconic map back with a retro twist. Check out the trailer above, and read on for more.

Nuketown '84 will be released on November 24 and it's bringing a brand-new '80s vibe, from rampant graffiti to mannequins dressed like they're extras in the Stranger Things mall scenes. You'll be all too familiar with the map's layout: two houses on either side of the map providing some higher vantage points, two dangerous backyards, and some vehicles in the middle. But it's the design of these well-known elements that will surprise you.

This version of the iconic Nuketown map looks more like a haphazardly thrown together practice area, with tons of exposed plywood and structural damage. And I must stress the abundance of graffiti, because there's just so damn much of it. It's like Nuketown '84 was abandoned and taken over by The Lost Boys. I dig it.

To celebrate the arrival (and makeover) of the iconic Black Ops map, anyone who played Black Ops Cold War since launch or anyone who buys the game before December 4 will get the Nuketown Weapon 10-item bundle for free. Here's what you'll get in the bundle:

  • "Last Stop" epic shotgun blueprint
  • Six weapon charms
  • "Test Subjects" sticker
  • "Nuketown Legends" emblem
  • "Omnibus" calling card

Keep in mind that when Black Ops Cold War Season One begins, Call of Duty: Warzone will transition to include its content, so all of your weapons from the aforementioned pack will transfer over.

Check out our Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War campaign review and our Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War multiplayer review for more. 

Alyssa Mercante

Alyssa Mercante is an editor and features writer at GamesRadar based out of Brooklyn, NY. Prior to entering the industry, she got her Masters's degree in Modern and Contemporary Literature at Newcastle University with a dissertation focusing on contemporary indie games. She spends most of her time playing competitive shooters and in-depth RPGs and was recently on a PAX Panel about the best bars in video games. In her spare time Alyssa rescues cats, practices her Italian, and plays soccer.