What a rude awakening for those Call of Duty Black Ops faithful. Early buyers of the game, those that stayed up wicked late to get the game at the stroke of midnight in hopes of getting an edge on the rest of the Call of Duty community, are finding that the second disc on the PC version is showing up as Mass Effect 2. Which, obviously, is not Call of Duty: Black Ops 2.
How could the EA published Mass Effect 2 data come anywhere close to the Activision treasure that is Call of Duty? Reddit user Vager says that, “If people are wondering how an EA game can be on there. The games industry share disc manufacturers. Someone there probably screwed up and put the wrong game on the disc.” It seems almost too absurd to happen, but we’ve reached out to a disc manufacturer to verify how often that occurs.
Fans are a bit irate and have taken to forums to express their confusion and disdain.
Lanfear1 on the Call of Duty community forums said, “It’s kind of annoying. How does something like that happen? I love Mass Effect 2, but how does ME2 files get on a BLOPS2 disc?”
w6kd from the same forums said, “Same here. It’s a COD BO2 disc face, but it’s been mastered with Disc 2 from Mass Effect 2. So f***ing glad I stood in the freezing cold at midnight to get this on release day.
Omega_Scythe from the Steam Forums said, “I am also currently experiencing this problem, and have no idea what to do about it. If this is a case of someone putting the wrong data on the disk, Activision is in for a ♥♥♥♥storm of epic proportions.”
The problem is easy to fix, if a bit time consuming. Chuba2, a savior in the Call of Duty forum, says, “Launch steam, look at your main game page and at the bottom click “+ add game”, put in the serial number on the box and steam will download and install it. Job Done.”
And just like that you can be on your way to enjoying the heck out of Call of Duty: Black Ops 2.