Well this is certainly embarassing. It seems some people who purchased Call of Duty: Black Ops II for their Windows PCs didn’t get what they paid for. Their $59.99 isn’t complete. This discovery was made when people decided to install the game on their computers. When the time came to put in the second install disc, they found it contained Mass Effect 2 instead of the second part of the Call of Duty: Black Ops II install files.
Here’s what happens. When people insert the second Call of Duty: Black Ops II disc, which even says it’s Call of Duty: Black Ops II on the label, it comes up as Mass Effect 2. The installation can’t be completed, because the second disc only has data for Mass Effect 2. This, my friends, is a perfect example of an epic fail.
The real tragedy is, the people who have Mass Effect 2 thanks to this mix-up can’t play it. They don’t have a product key needed to activate it. So that second disc is completely useless.
On the plus side, people who purchased a physical copy of Call of Duty: Black Ops II can still install it while they wait for Activision to fix this mess. Take the product key that came with your physical copy of Call of Duty: Black Ops II and enter it into Steam. Steam will accept it and will start downloading the full game, sans Mass Effect 2 to your hard drive.
The real question is, is this Call of Duty: Black Ops II and Mass Effect 2 incident a simple instance of production error, or a larger part of a global Reaper conspiracy. Watch the skies!