Black Ops II PC users finding Mass Effect 2 second disk

Some users unable to complete installation of retail copies of latest Call of Duty because second disk is in fact EA's 2010 RPG.

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Some gamers who purchased a retail copy of the PC version of Call of Duty: Black Ops II have been unable to complete installation because the second disk is not Treyarch's shooter. Rather, it is rival Electronic Arts' 2010 role-playing game Mass Effect 2.

The issue has been reported by users on the official Call of Duty and Steam forums, as well as from gamers on Reddit. The cause of the error is unclear, though it appears to be related to a mistake made on the game's production line.

Representatives from Activision and Electronic Arts were not immediately available for comment.

Call of Duty: Black Ops II launched today for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC. It is a sequel to 2010's original Black Ops, which is the best-selling series entry to date, moving more than 25 million copies as of August 2011. A Wii U release will follow day-and-date with the system on November 18, with a PlayStation Vita game Black Ops Declassified also shipping November 13.

For more, check out GameSpot's review of Black Ops II.

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chaseonbase1982
chaseonbase1982

all I got to say is just plain wow! I picked up my copy @ best buy here in arkansas. I was so excited that I can finally play. so I decided to play a little borderlands 2. while the game was installing. I checked back and it instructed me to install disc 2. I thought I was crazy it kept telling me to put the disc in so I read the label and it said disc 2. then mass effect popped up.. Im thinking WHAT THE HELL!!! I did a little web search and found this to verify my sanity. we all should get free DLC map packs for life for pain and suffering.. lol

tgwolf
tgwolf

Lol, gotta' love that little shot at Black Ops users!

gamefreak215jd
gamefreak215jd

Scene1:David Mason and his team are fighting in LA.Suddenly a loud noise comes from the sky.And then a huge metallic squid drops down.Then strange looking aliens carrying energy weapons.And then Commander Sheperd and his team.

Mason:What the fuck are you doing here?!

Sheperd:You tell me!!

nintendians
nintendians

how did that happend, activision and ea uses the same people for all their packages?

BrYaNq93
BrYaNq93

Conspiracies man! Am calling it right now, EA sent in a spy to sneak in copies of ME.  Its EA's way of apologizing to fans for sh** production value.  

 

EA 1 Activision 0 ;P

genjuroT
genjuroT

I borrowed black ops 2 from my roommate today and after awhile I started feeling sad. I played for about 5 hours and got a 2.8 k/d on my record. The game felt like a chore and I was just going through the typical cod motions. I enjoyed it a little bit, but i'm not paying $60 for it. There's nothing new that modern warfare 1,2,3,and black ops 1 didn't have. I played them all and they ALL feel the same. They should ADD something NEW. I'd give them so many great, yet simple, ideas. Add knifing animations, add player customization(even for factions so u don't confuse sides),add perks that add CQC abilities(if you backstab someone you can hold them as a shield or "threaten" them for player locations-like an instant free uav) I can go on forever...anyway...Nothing new and I do not recommend it.

toddx77
toddx77

Ha funny how both EA and Activison couldn't be reached for comment.

unnamed475
unnamed475

Payed for crappy game, got a good game!

lilnazar
lilnazar

You should be happy, you got a better game.

Devil_wings00
Devil_wings00

People still buy retail copies of PC games? lol

 

All Joking aside what hilarious f-up ;p One of the weirdest things I've heard about in a while.

ImpliedBunny
ImpliedBunny

Can't wait to see who gets fired over this one...

Lamachina
Lamachina

it would be more fun is it was gamestop employees tampering with the merchandise again

steelmouth
steelmouth

it would have been funier if it was BF3 on the other disk

xXrebel666Xx
xXrebel666Xx

I refuse to play FPS on consoles any more, but treyarch aren't helping make that decision any easier with crud optimazation/ textures and then giving people the wrong game all together. Seems like a lack of care :/

HiImUPSMan
HiImUPSMan

EA just pulled a blackops on activision.

Paul2004
Paul2004

Lmfao, thats one way to feed the competition !. This is one hell of a screw up and Biowares response was utter class, who are we to argue indeed XD

DXbuddie
DXbuddie

LMFAO! way to go treyarch, not only did you fail because you made another black ops game. you cant even put the right games in the case... however, i bet the people were much happier at finding a fun game like mass effect 2 in the case instead of black ops 2

DiscGuru101
DiscGuru101

Once in a while you will see even weirder disc/box mix ups than this..

Th3R3t4rD
Th3R3t4rD

I encountered a WiiU version of Black Ops 2 on my Ps3 case. Don't believe me? Search my youtube channel "GermanicMexican", and you will see how crazy this is. 

bongsyas_23
bongsyas_23

Activision is spying on Bioware products

deltamirage
deltamirage

How does something like this even happen. Interesting situation to say the least.

UnwantedSpam
UnwantedSpam

Well, somebody fucked up big time. How the hell do you manage to get a game from your competitor on your own game's disc anyway?

 

Unless EA has somehow manage to perfect their satanic black magic...

GONtheSKYLORD
GONtheSKYLORD

Never heard of retail version before but we would never have a problem like this with the digital version.  Just sayin bro.

petez34
petez34

So people, run out and buy the Mass effect 2 game for 20$ to get COD. LOL probably thats all it's worth. haha

Pete5506
Pete5506

I fell bad for the gamers that were looking forward to playing their new game but this is just funny. 

HybridKing
HybridKing

Has anyone else laughed at this today or am I the only one?

AyatollaofRnR
AyatollaofRnR

Perhaps someone wanted to get COD fans to play a good game instead. 

leikeylosh
leikeylosh

That was a big troll, but would be bigger if the second disc  would contain one giant 8gb AVI file with Mass Effect 3 ending.

larkin-54
larkin-54

well its a better game anyways haha

Kaz32
Kaz32

The bad thing about this is for the people that don't have Mass Effect 2, it's not going to be worth anything anyway because it's just 1 disk out of 2.

foxrock66
foxrock66

Hey, better than actually having COD in the box

myungish
myungish

I'm just confused to how a game from a rival publisher got spliced into the case. I would maybe understand if it was another of Activision's games. Freaky stuff.

pacpuf7249
pacpuf7249

 @BrYaNq93 remember when R-Truth was a heel and said "It's a conspiracy!" in a funny and epic way? you should have said it like that.

toddx77
toddx77

@Devil_wings00 I like buying retail for games that get linked to a DD service because installation is faster and I can get the boxes autographed at conventions.

DukeLazyNEET
DukeLazyNEET

 @DesertLynx83 I died laughing. I rather Mass Effect 3's horrible ending than the entire Call of Duty series after COD 4.

gamefreak215jd
gamefreak215jd

 @DesertLynx83 I really should have bought COD on day one.An awesome  opportunity lost.Badly needed the previous ME games.Definitely one of my biggest regrets,:(

bicelis
bicelis

 @DXbuddie That doesn't seem like a Treyarch fail. They don't have ME2 discs lying around you know, those are RIVAL games. The company responsible for packaging and burning dvds is the one that messed up and they will probably pay dearly. 

psx_warrior
psx_warrior

 @GONtheSKYLORD

 True dat. Unfortunate that at&t screwed up our move and couldn't turn dsl on at our new address.  You never know how dependent you are as a gamer on the internet these days until you don't have it.  I'm posting this while connected to my android phone.

NSaiyer
NSaiyer

 @Venatorcruiser  @HipHopBeats If only there was a gaming platform that had better performance and better graphics for their games than consoles...oh wait.