Friday, August 8, 2014

Call Of Duty: Black Ops 2 Wii U Gets Free Nuketown 2025 DLC!?

In one of the most random updates for a Wii U game, Activision has just patched the nearly 2 year old Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 and included the Nuketown 2025 multiplayer map (the zombie themed DLC map Die Rise is also included). This is an odd yet appreciated move considering it was 100% free DLC but Wii U fans are scratching their heads over this update for such an old game. Earlier this year, a similar free update added the Freefall map to Call of Duty: Ghosts but that was a bit more timely considering the game was only about 6 months old at the time.

The inclusion of this update as well as the Call of Duty: Ghosts update earlier in the year could be a result of Activision actually paying attention to HOW Wii U fans play Call of Duty multiplayer. While not a massive audience, I can vouch for the dedication of CoD Wii U fans considering the nearly 2,500 - 3,000 players who consistently play Black Ops 2 even to this day. Players on Sony and Microsoft's consoles tend to play the current Call of Duty title in massive numbers until a new one comes out and then jump ship for the next best thing (similar to the Madden franchise) whereas Nintendo players tend to stick with a CoD game for a much longer time and remain dedicated provided the game is a quality port (it should be noted that Treyarch does a great job of bringing the CoD series to Nintendo consoles). While I don't expect a sudden surge of free DLC content for Wii U Call of Duty, this kind of support may reflect a better understanding by Activision on how to better support Nintendo moving forward. Of course this could also be a random fluke and things will be back to normal (third party's spitting in the face of Nintendo fans) by the next game release. What are your thoughts on this random update?

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