Franchise veterans are familiar with Nuketown, but in 1984 it turns out that the original proving ground for the planet’s most powerful bomb had a sister site, which was lost in time until a few curious travelers have made it their own site. sanctuary.
As a precursor to the start of the first season of Black Ops Cold War, Nuketown ’84 is now available free to all players, continuing the tradition of bringing one of Call of Duty’s most iconic multiplayer locales to the game. 6v6 map rotation.
Nuketown ’84 is a fast-paced, frenzied 6v6 map set in a nuclear testing ground modeled on an idyllic American neighborhood.
While the layout may seem familiar to fans of the original Black Ops iteration of Nuketown, this particular location in the Nevada desert has been designated “Site B.” In 1954, Site B was prepared for “the great test,” but a last minute government budget decision downgraded the site. For 30 years, this Nuketown lay dormant … until 1984, a group of social misfits traveling through no man’s land discovered the site and made it their home. Decorating the site with graffiti and various garbage collected during their travels, they transformed this picturesque cul-de-sac into a personal desert refuge from a world filled with wars, anxiety and “The Man.”
The main feature of the map is the two iconic model homes facing each other at opposite ends of the dead end: a teal to the west, which has the iconic Nuketown sign on the front, and a yellow to the east. .
Apart from their faded paintings layered with graffiti, each home has a spacious living room to greet you by the front door. Follow the stairs to the second level or cross the kitchen at the back, which has an exit to the backyard and another to open the attached garage with another route to the rear.
Take the stairs and you will find yourself on a landing looking for the remains of a study room, which leads to either a bedroom facing the dead end and a rear balcony with a staircase leading to the rear lawn. In the courtyard of each house you’ll find what was once the garden, which serves as the initial spawn point in team play modes, as well as a small shed that can be used as a cover. Longtime Nuketown fans will feel right at home.
A graffiti-laden school bus and a delivery truck with an open cargo hold occupy the otherwise open street in the center of the map. At the end of the cul-de-sac to the north is a bucket of rust parked on the lawn of a third house with crates stacked towards the yellow house. In front of this house, after the bus and the truck, you will find a 4 × 4 among sandbags with a little bit of tar before the closed entrance.
Basic Strategies for Nuketown ’84
Besides having the right weapons, success in Nuketown ’84 hinges on aggressive tactical play and a keen sense of map knowledge. In game modes where respawn is enabled, always keep an eye on the enemy’s provenance so you know when to advance or take cover behind your current location.
In both houses, SMGs, shotguns, and melee weapons will come in handy. Garages provide a more isolated point of attack towards enemies in the middle, with easy evasion to the front or back when you need to get out quickly.
Assault and tactical rifles work well in the middle and backyards, where mid-range lines of sight dominate. They’re also great for shooting out of either house, although you can fight without a strong close-range save when an enemy charges up the stairs for revenge.
Other points of interest include the long sightlines along the sides of the map and around the 4 × 4, where you can position yourself near the vehicle to take cover and take out enemies that are pouring in from the paths immediate left and right as well as those that descend the center.
10 Tips for Dominating Nuketown ’84
ten. Problem in CQB Paradise. While it can be tempting to equip an SMG and shotgun to get closer to the enemy match after match, the Rifle and LMG categories have their own advantages. Maintain your distance from the operators using close-range weapons that dare to travel to the middle of the map, or aim for either house where they are ready to dominate intruders.
9. Hip fire. On a map where you will often find yourself suddenly face to face with an enemy, it may be best to configure the weapons for better hip fire accuracy. This way you will have a chance to land the first panic shot before you finish the job by aiming the sights.
8. Bring a launcher. The fence behind either house provides a safe haven for attacking Aerial Scorestreaks. Equip a launcher and aid your team – and your Scorestreak progress – by taking out enemy threats. Expect a lot of them.
seven. The RC-XD: a hidden gem. Considering the limited space on Nuketown ’84, this low-end Scorestreak could be an invaluable tool in turning the tide of battle. Expert drivers can even find a way to quickly get that rc car across the map safely and have a devastating surprise attack.
6. SAM turret deployed. If you want to support your team without taking your eyes off the field, consider the SAM Turret Field Upgrade. It’s not as consistent as a launcher, but it can do a lot of work against enemy Air Scorestreaks in the allotted time.
5. Grenades galore. Equipment pieces of all shapes and sizes are to be used freely on Nuketown ’84. Even smoke grenades can be put to good use, hiding your movement in the middle when you need to rush across the map.
4. Don’t forget your mask and jacket. It doesn’t matter if you’re aiming for slain weapons or dropping a lot of mortals yourself, the Flak Vest and Tactical Mask perks are almost essential when infiltrating Nuketown ’84. Leave them out of your cargo at your own risk of explosive death or frequent disorientation.
3. Hit the bridge! On such a small and frenetic map, there are bound to be a handful of players using proximity mines in the hopes of killing unsuspecting enemies. If you ever do trigger one, crouch down to avoid taking fatal damage.
2. On the ledge. There is a small ledge that protrudes just below the second story window of each house. This can be used to get a better angle of mid-map action, or you can climb from the outside as another way to counter a sniper in a chamber.
1. Speed is king. Nuketown ’84 is designed for aggressive play. If you are generally a more cautious player, this is the card to get out of your comfort zone. Keep pushing to tip the scales until you see how aggressive play can be the best defense of all.
Purchase Black Ops Cold War and log in by December 3 to receive the Nuketown Weapon Pack.
Although small in size, the Nuketown ’84 map promises to host plenty of furious battles. And with the new Nuketown Weapons Pack already available in Black Ops Cold War, Operators can prepare to go nuclear and start fighting their way to victory. We’ll see you online.