For those who bought Black Ops II for PC retail, your second disc might contain Mass Effect 2. An EA game on an Activision disc, it's a sight that many will not see for quite awhile. This did not affect everyone who bought the game retail, only a small group. For those with the same issues, it's suggested to install the games via Steam using the CD keys.
Exactly how an EA game ended up in an Activision case is uncertain, but it’s possible the two publishing giants contract the same company to produce discs, and there was a disc image mixup at the factory. We’ve reached out to Activision for comment.
So far the error seems to have affected a relatively small number of people, but if you’re one of them your best bet is to use your CD key to download the game directly from Steam instead. I hope your internet is up to the task.
Meanwhile, we’ve got Martin hard at work playing the real Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 for our review. He’s just gotten to the bit where you meet Garrus.