The source on this one is a little vague (“some dude” on Facebook, but it sounds like this may be coming out of the ongoing GameStop managers conference), but images of what seem to be the Call of Duty Black Ops 2 special editions have appeared over at NeoGAF.
Assuming of course that these are real, and they look pretty plausible, the Hardened edition will come with a steelbook edition of the game, a copy of the soundtrack, the pre-order-exclusive Nuketown 2025 map, a Nuketown map for the game’s Zombies mode, an avatar prop and costume (on 360) or two themes (on PS3), two “limited edition challenge coins”, as well as exclusive in-game weapon camouflage and player card background options.
The Care Package edition adds in a remote controllable model of the quadrocopter drones from the game, and a giant toolbox to keep it in, on top of everything from the Hardened edition.
The most interesting and obvious omission is any kind of Elite membership in either package. Either Activision are hoping that MW3 buyers forget about their auto-renewing subscriptions (ker-ching!), or are just hoping that the content from the first cycle will be enough to entice people to resubscribe outside of the special editions. Maybe the whole leak is actually coming from Activision to see whether people bite without Elite included before they officially confirm its inclusion (or not). Who knows!
These special editions will likely be available alongside the regular edition on November 13th. An official statement from Activision is likely just around the corner.