Nuketown is the Single Worst Map in FPS History

Loot Ninja writes:

"I think Call of Duty: Black Ops is a great game. I am thoroughly enjoying the multiplayer as it I think it is the best effort in a CoD game thus far. However, the pock mark on the face of this game is Nuketown. The concept of having a map at a 1960′s era Nuclear Testing Site is a great idea. The map itself has great detail, creepy mannequins, a doomsday clock, and even Easter Egg mailboxes from in-game characters. Despite all this, playing on Nuketown is by far the worst thing about Black Ops multi. Here is why."

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RedDead4959d ago

It wouldn't be so bad if the spawn system wasn't so F**ked up

fiercescuba4959d ago

I wrote this piece because the map itself has potential. The idea is really cool. The spawn system really makes it a disaster.

FragMnTagM4959d ago

I never ever lose on that map when I have my team.

If your whole team is farther than the back of the house, the enemy team will spawn behind you. If you keep two people in the back two in the house and two near the vehicles, they won't spawn behind you.

DarkTower8054959d ago

Its actually my favorite map of the game, as I assume many others as well. Every time it comes up in the rotation it gets played at least 4 times in a row. Sure, the spawning sucks, but what do you expect from such a tiny map.

Nuketown is pure chaos and adrenaline, which I like. If you're a camper or perfectionist who strives for perfect kdr, then I can see how this map might aggravate you.

BakedGoods4959d ago

The map is the worst in FPS history because of...the spawn system? It's really not the map that's the problem then is it?

Sounds like the sensational title is just 'f0r teh hitz'.

-Alpha4959d ago

Fixing the stupid spawn system is the top priority for TA apparently so hopefully everything gets ironed out

frostypants4959d ago (Edited 4959d ago )

Why did they make it so small? It could have been sweet if it covered, say, a full block, instead of just 2 houses.

As it is right now it's obvious that it was designed in a day. It feels like a bad user-content map from an FPS 15 years ago.

Focker4204959d ago

Its definitely my favorite map of the game, but yes the spawns are ridiculous. They're fine on team tactical though. I wish they'd do like a 5 or 6 person free-for-all with the layouts from the wager matches. Oh and I wish they'd give me experience points for playing the wager matches. Kind of stupid that they don't.

mzm1194959d ago

sounds like sour grapes.. you must suck

wsoutlaw874959d ago

i hate that map its to small for that many players. Theres nothing to it and that allows people to camp the entire time and still get kills

DORMIN4959d ago

I like the design and style to it, the CoD spawning system not so much.

You hear they Activillian and Treyarch? FIX YOUR F*CKING SPAWN SYSTEM

frostypants4958d ago (Edited 4958d ago )

On the contrary, people who like this map tend to suck on the real ones. They like it because it makes getting kills so easy.

I'd bet that there's a high correlation between people who like this map and people who quick-scoped in MW2.

mzm1194958d ago

frosty.. it's easier to get kills and it's easier to be killed. If I play well and win a FFA on a normal map it's usually in the 30-8 range. If I play well and win a FFA on Nuketown it's more like 30-20. It's a different style of map, that's all.

I find it tests my reflexes much more than the normal, tactical maps. There is no where to hide.

Sarcasm4958d ago

I have to agree, I always stop if this map is picked. I think it has something to do with the stupid spawning. I cant recall how many times I've spawned, ran forward, and then 2 enemies spawn right behind me and kill me. It's highly frustrating, and people keep voting for it!

Millah4958d ago

I love the map, it's the spawns that is the problem. Nuketown is just pure chaos, which is a nice change from modern campfare 2. I agree however that certain kill streaks should be limited on this map. Chopper gunner needs to have either a shorter duration in air (since it's impossible to shoot down when you're spawn killed), and the machine gun needs to have either limited ammo or an overheat period.

Otherwise I have tons of fun on the map.

olLANDSHARKlo4958d ago (Edited 4958d ago )

exactly, no where to hide, hence you can't camp. I love the map, campers will not.

f7897904958d ago

The spawn system isn't that bad. It's a small map and some bad spawns are expected.

I want you to remember Rust. The map with a high point in the center that held noobtoobers raining grenades down on spawn points directly below it. That was the worst map ever made.

NecrumSlavery4958d ago

The first few minutes of Nuketown are fun, but after everyone spreads out and the spawning goes haywire, everything turns into a huge shitshow.

I don't remember an issue this bad in Rust, and that was half the size.

other than that it's a really cool map. I know they went for a simple little map, but honestly it would better if they made the map(that side area) open, so they can clean up some of the sanity.

AAACE54958d ago

I hate to say it, but it was the first map I played in multiplayer and was unimpressed! I was scared all of the maps would be that bad! Luckily they aren't!

AndrewRyan4958d ago

But I find the map fun, there is constant action, and you have to think alot about where you should be going and where the enemy team will be spawning. 70% mental, 30% skill.

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JsonHenry4959d ago

Yeah.. I think that if the spawn system was a little better about NOT putting you next to/in front of other players this map would not be so bad. I actually like the map. But not when it is 5 deaths in a row within a second of spawning. LAME.

r1sh124959d ago

Yea the spawn system is bad, but I think they have designed it the way they have to avoid spawn traps.
the problem with the new system is people tend to spawn very close to the person that killed them.
This actually is a decent map, a little too camp friendly but if you have a good team and make sure the other team cannot spawn behind you its easy wins and kill streaks.
I went 108 - 19 on this map playing demolition, we just spawn trapped them and made sure they didnt spawn behind us.

frostypants4959d ago

"This actually is a decent map, a little too camp friendly but if you have a good team and make sure the other team cannot spawn behind you its easy wins and kill streaks."

Translation: if you spawn camp the enemy it's not so bad.

This is the DEFINITION of a bad map.

Shackdaddy8364959d ago (Edited 4959d ago )

It wouldn't be SO bad if people didn't vote for it over and over again until you leave the lobby....

It just gets annoying after 5 times inna row...

I usually dont get spawn camped a lot unless I play domination. Then its just ridiculous.

Sticks n' Stones is really good on this map BTW(at least for me it is)

Super-Brad4959d ago

You can just quit that match and re-join the other hundreds of games.

BrianG4959d ago

@ Above

I wish I could have played a match the other day. My bro picked it up and I wanted to try it out. Tried for 10 mins to get into all different match types, and when I finally got in a team death match the lag sucked.

I have a good connection, wired and wireless, over 10mbps download. So I don't know if they fixed those issues yet, haven't played it since.

gaden_malak4958d ago

I like the map. It's fast and furious in Free-for-all. I get high scores, though never win.

But I agree doing it over and over in a row is annoying. But thankfully its easy to get another game.

BloodyNapkin4959d ago

The spawns for this map is fine, cause it would be to easy to spawn trap a team on this board. Cause you can chuck a grenade almost all the way across the board.

They will fix spawns then everyone will cry the are getting spawn trapped by a bunch of partied noobs.

wsoutlaw874959d ago