In November 2012, Activision released Call of Duty: Black Ops II, the sequel to one of the series’ most loved entries. As with previous installments, developer Treyarch created and released a Nintendo version of the game, for the then-new Wii U system. However, one oddity was that while other versions of the game received a free multiplayer map for pre-ordering, the Wii U edition didn’t, at least not until now.
Players today were greeted with an update to the game, totaling to around 230 MB. Upon launching the game’s multiplayer, the game informs players that Nuketown 2025 has been added to the game, and that the Wii U version’s first-ever double XP weekend is set to begin on August 8th at 10:00 AM PDT. Interestingly, neither Activision nor Treyarch had given any prior indication to the update or event. Treyarch has since tweeted a message implying that the double XP event is intended for all versions of the game, but has not commented specifically on the Wii U version.
Despite being late and unannounced, the update and double XP event will hopefully drum up a few additional players for the weekend. If you have Black Ops II for Wii U, or any other platform, let us know in the comments below if you’ll be participating in the event.