There’s being a dedicated fan, and then there’s crowdfunding a billboard to get a Black Ops 2 Zombies map remaster.
Many fans saw Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 as the peak of the long-running series. Without question, it was one of the best multiplayer experiences of the previous generation.
But where Black Ops 2 really shines is in its Zombies gameplay, and one dedicated fan misses it dearly. So dearly, in fact, that they’ve put up a billboard to inform Treyarch of that fact.
Recently, YouTuber JohnyJ25 has been campaigning for the return of his favorite Zombies map. There’s no doubt that he’s going above and beyond to see his goal accomplished.
For several months now, JohnyJ25 has been attempting to get Treyarch to remaster ‘Die Rise’, a popular map in Black Ops 2’s Revolution DLC.
“It goes without saying, but Die Rise is the greatest map of all time,” claims JohnyJ25 in his campaign video. “It’s unrivaled in its verticality, its commitment to M.C. Escher-style map design is masterful.”
He’s got a custom “Remaster Die Rise” face mask, he’s posting about the remaster daily, and now JohnyJ25 even has his own billboard.
Crowdfunding a Billboard for Black Ops 2
Over the last few months, JohnyJ25 has been collecting money for a billboard and finally, he’s accomplished his goal. Raising over $5,000, the YouTuber is now the proud owner of a billboard directly outside of Treyarch’s studio.
The billboard itself reads: “Hey 3arc! Remaster Die Rise!” It then contains a list of donators that helped make this dream a reality.
Whether or not this crowdfunded project leads to a Die Rise remaster, we’ll have to wait and see. There’s no chance that Treyarch hasn’t heard the voice of the fans right now though.
In the past, the developer has seen fit to remaster over 10 Call of Duty Zombies maps. Even in Black Ops Cold War, players will be returning, at least initially, to “Nacht der Untoten”.
And although the billboard didn’t end up labeling Treyarch as ‘cowards’, it still leaves a powerful message to the developers. Perhaps the company will see fit to reward the community’s efforts, making JohnyJ25 go down in history as having impacted Black Ops Cold War’s production.
Right now, Treyarch is keeping relatively quiet on the subject of Black Ops Cold War Zombies. However, their ongoing multiplayer Beta test reveals that Cold War players want SBMM changed more than any other issue.
There’s certainly a gap in the market for Call of Duty right now though. According to reports, players are having less fun in Warzone Season 6, which means that Black Ops Cold War is coming at a perfect time.