"Pakistan nuclear power plant. Battle for control of the nuclear cooling tower and the surrounding facilities."
— Map description
Meltdown is a multiplayer map that appears in Call of Duty: Black Ops II. It is a nuclear power plant, located in Pakistan. It features five main sections, the first two being the reactor chimneys, third and fourth being the two-story reactor controls, and the cooling fluid disposal area. The map encourages medium-range engagments overall.
A pink box of donuts can be found in the building near the Militia spawn. This is a reference to "The Simpsons" due to the fact Homer Simpson works in a Power Plant and often eats donuts at his workspace.
A film poster with the title "Meltdown" and an image of one of this map's cooling towers can be found throughout the campaign. Like most film posters it contains developer references, in this case level designer Adam Hoggatt amongst others.
A small room providing quicker access to the cooling tower side of the map from the Militia spawn point.
Upstairs of the control room building. The large window in the center overlooks the center of the map.
The center of the map, providing access to all four major areas of the map (cooling tower, outflow, control room, and administration) from the top, and a tunnel allowing quicker access from one spawn-facing end to the other.
The cooling outflow, providing an alternate route around the map with longer sightlines.
The interior of the cooling tower.
Downstairs of the administration block.
Upstairs of the administration block. It mirrors the control room, providing a line of sight to the center ramps and the control room building.