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.