You got my Mass Effect 2 in my Black Ops II!

Call of Duty: Black Ops II was released to much fanfare earlier this morning, but some people who decided to pay to get the boxed retail copy of the PC version got a rude awakening today when they tried to install the game on their hard drive.

Joystiq reports that, according to messages posted on a number of different online forums, some people who used the second install disk of Black Ops II  found that it actually has the content of EA's Mass Effect 2 burned into the disk. That means users can't actually install the game via the game disks.

The good news? All copies of the PC version of Black Ops II contain a Steam code, which means people can simply download and install the full game on their PCs via their Steam account. However, it will likely take much longer than installing the game via the physical disks.

There's no word as to how this might have happened and Activision has not sent out any comment as to how this mix up took place, now how many copies of Black Ops II are affected. However, thanks to the Steam download key, this issue is a mere annoyance rather than a game stopper for PC fans unlucky to get saddled with this issue.

Source: Joystiq | Image via Activision

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13 Comments

warwagon said,

But you do get installation media , which is the hard part. A crack is easy.


Disc 2 of a 2-disc set install media is worthless, they can't install ****.

NeoTrunks said,
They're not even from the same publisher. How the hell did that happen?

Because Activision and EA don't actually make the physical discs. There are only a few companies in the world that actually press discs and many of the publishers use the same company to do their pressings.

It's not unreasonable to think that EA and Activision both use the same company. However, the odds of this wrong disc happening have to be incredibly small.

Because secretly EA and Activision work together behind closed doors creating children wars between COD and BF to make consumers buy either one.

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