Black Oops 2: Some retail copies have shipped with Mass Effect 2 as the second disc

Tuesday, 13th November 2012 13:04 GMT By Nick Akerman

Many gamers have waited a long time to get their mitts on Black Ops 2. Treyarch’s title finally released overnight, but some PC users have experienced a frustrating few hours with the game. Well, with a game. It seems some retail copies of Black Ops 2 have shipped with EA’s Mass Effect 2 in place of the second disc.

Both the Reddit and Steam communities have erupted in displeasure.

One user highlighted his distress with a YouTube video (NSFW):

Has anybody else experienced this?

Cheers, PCGamesN.



  1. YoungZer0


    #1 2 years ago
  2. Timurse

    I would defend Treyarch and say that it’s not their fault and even barely Activision’s. It’s the factory making DVDs for them. But as always here goes the main question which always comes to my mind while playing almost every modern game: IS THERE ANY FUCKING Q&A THERE?! So they didn’t get the retail copy, didn’t install it on their computers just to ensure that everything is ok?

    #2 2 years ago
  3. lama

    so this is a real story? wow!
    i saw this in the forums just a moment ago but i thought it was a joke!

    #3 2 years ago
  4. alterecho


    #4 2 years ago
  5. Pytox

    @2 this is what activision qa department is like


    #5 2 years ago
  6. Hunam

    It’s not exactly world ending. It’s a steam key anyway so they can download the rest of the game.

    But yeah, this is a huge fuck up. More so because well… Activision are selling EA’s property. This is going to be hilarious.

    #6 2 years ago
  7. Antimensch

    @2 and 5: Well, I think this mistake took place at the manufacturing-side. It seems that not all copies are fucked up and therefore they prbly checked one copy back at the office and everything’s fine. Seems like they chose the same manufacture like EA did before and at sometime during the production some – indeed very funny – person changed the “to be pressed on the dvd”-build.

    #7 2 years ago
  8. Ireland Michael

    Ell Ooh Ell.

    #8 2 years ago
  9. ManuOtaku

    Imagine if instead of mass effect was battlefield 3 or the new medal of honor, that would took the cake here.

    #9 2 years ago
  10. Mike W


    #10 2 years ago
  11. jon_

    Mass Affect 2? Lovely

    #11 2 years ago
  12. Greek God

    looool this is amazing xD

    #12 2 years ago
  13. wickedcricket

    ahahahaha TAKE THAT COD FANS!!!!

    #13 2 years ago
  14. ZeGerman1942

    at least they get one good game :)

    #14 2 years ago
  15. MadFingerz

    haha this is almost surreal. I wouldn’t be surprised if it’s the work of a successful troll. I know, most likely not, people make mistakes, but that isn’t quite as funny.

    #15 2 years ago
  16. stevenhiggster


    #16 2 years ago
  17. freedoms_stain

    BLOPS2 is a Steamworks game though, right? You can fire the activation key into Steam and download the data, the discs are coasters anyway.

    #17 2 years ago

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