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Owners Of Black Ops 2 On PC Receive Mass Effect 2 Files

Call Of Duty: Reapers.

Black Ops 2 will most likely be the biggest game release this year. Despite Halo 4′s current grasp on that title, fan bases on Xbox 360, PS3 and PC mean that Black Ops has a much larger install base to sell to.

However, PC gamers who have bought the disc release of Black Ops 2 have run into a surprising error. It seems that the second install disc doesn’t have the Black Ops 2 files on it, but instead the game files for Mass Effect 2 are present.

There have been posts appearing on the official Call of Duty forums and the Steam forums with users reporting the problem. Videos have also started appearing online showing the problem in action. Youtube user Zeroiez has uploaded the sequence in full.

Now, this isn’t a case of Activision promoting an EA product over their own intentionally. Instead it is most likely that both Activision and EA use the same disc manufacturing plant, and somewhere along the line someone has put the wrong files into the system resulting in this error.

PC users can get around the rather strange error by activating Black Ops 2 via Steam and downloading the game that way.

We’ve contacted Activision for a response, and we’ll update should they reply.

Source: CoD Forums/ Steam/ Youtube

17 Comments
  1. Tuffcub
    On the naughty step.
    Since: Dec 2008

    Oh dear, oh dear, and indeed, oh dear. Wonder if EA will respond by giving away free copies of Blops 2:)

    Comment posted on 13/11/2012 at 13:15.
  2. XisTG
    Member
    Since: May 2010

    Oh, this one will be remembered for a while!

    Comment posted on 13/11/2012 at 13:25.
  3. cc_star
    Team TSA: Writer
    Since: Forever

    At least it wasn’t MoH: Warface

    Comment posted on 13/11/2012 at 13:26.
    • Taylor Made
      Member
      Since: Oct 2011

      Ha!

      Comment posted on 13/11/2012 at 13:35.
    • Tuffcub
      On the naughty step.
      Since: Dec 2008

      Oh that would have been priceless – insert COD disks and get MOH :)

      Comment posted on 13/11/2012 at 13:51.
  4. Youles
    Member
    Since: Feb 2011

    That is a huge fuck-up, someone’s getting their P45 for sure! And for the biggest release of the year! :O

    Comment posted on 13/11/2012 at 13:47.
  5. leeroye
    Member
    Since: May 2012

    LMAO, how is that possible.

    Comment posted on 13/11/2012 at 13:48.
  6. Sympozium
    Member
    Since: Aug 2009

    Well least its a better game in its place.

    Comment posted on 13/11/2012 at 13:56.
    • MadBoJangles
      Member
      Since: Nov 2009

      Hahahaha love this comment! :)
      Was thinking the same!

      Comment posted on 13/11/2012 at 14:01.
  7. wirralsman
    Member
    Since: Oct 2010

    Call of Duty: Mass Effect. Theres never been a better time to jump on the COD bandwagon. Will rush out to Tesco and pick up my copy straight away!

    Comment posted on 13/11/2012 at 14:22.
  8. ron_mcphatty
    Member
    Since: Sep 2008

    Priceless! Out of interest does anyone know if the second disc the whole Mass Effect 2 game or just half of that too?

    Comment posted on 13/11/2012 at 14:45.
    • cc_star
      Team TSA: Writer
      Since: Forever

      Just installation files, nothing playable.

      Comment posted on 13/11/2012 at 15:10.
      • ron_mcphatty
        Member
        Since: Sep 2008

        Ah shame, truely a cloud without a silver lining.

        Comment posted on 13/11/2012 at 17:28.
  9. Sab7786
    Member
    Since: Jun 2009

    oh dear haha that’s gotta be their biggest cock up yet

    Comment posted on 13/11/2012 at 15:32.
  10. Sympozium
    Member
    Since: Aug 2009

    Why does it even have Mass Effect data, so odd.

    Comment posted on 13/11/2012 at 16:54.

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