Whoops! Some Retailers Ships Black Ops 2 With Mass Effect 2 as Second Disc

Nov 13, 2012 09:10 AM EST | By Luke Caulfield

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In cases like this, I'm truly not sure whether to laugh or cry. Since I didn't happen to me, I'll go with "laugh."

According to PCGamesN, one of the most anticipated titles of the season was released with a major goof. PC versions of Treyarch's Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 seems to have shipped with EA's Mass Effect 2 in place of Black Ops 2's second disc. Thankfully, the problems only hit a select few customers, not hundreds of tthousands.

While the second disc is necessary to complete installation, the mix up isn't an end of the world type error. Players with the Mass Effect disc in place of their Black Ops 2 disc can save their new Call of Duty experience by entering the serial number on the box into Steam's product activation window to activate the game. Throw in some patience, and everything can still work out.  

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Now, how exactly an Activision title shipped with an EA title, and an outdated one at that, remains to be seen, but it's likely due to an error on the manufacturer's side, and not Treyarch, or Activision's goof. As of yet, no company has commented on the goof.

Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 sees players assume the role of Alex Mercer's son, David. As indicated by the trailer, the game is set in war-torn Los Angeles in the year 2025, and the People's Republic of China has invaded Los Angeles due to a global struggle involving rare earth minerals. At the same time, a terrorist by the name of Raul Menendez manages to infiltrate the miltary network to take over hundreds of the U.S's own automated drones, using them to attack its major cities. Sounds a bit far fetched, but it's really not.

Players will take a trip back in time where they'll meet a younger version of Menendez, and see how events of the past shaped him into the man he becomes.

Goyer said of Menendez, "Menendez is a multidimensional human being. That was the first place we wanted to start. We wanted players to understand the emotional conflict at the core of Menendez's actions, so we have players meet Raul Menendez as Alex Mason in the late 80's."

About one third of the game will be played as Alex Mason, seeing and understanding how this monster was created, to see what the monster is capable of.

While players will play as David throughout Black Ops 2, his father Alex will make an appearance, as will Frank Woods. Players will be able to make choices throughout the game that will affect the story, including a variety of endings.

Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 is out now for PC, PS3, and Xbox 360, with a release to follow for Nintendo's Wii U.

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