Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 was released yesterday and it seems that a few fans who got a retail copy of the game on the PC were treated with a pretty big surprise when they inserted the second disc into their computers. Instead of continuing the installation, the disc prompted a new installer for Mass Effect 2.
While the issue isn’t that wide spread and customers can still use the registration code to download the game via Steam, BioWare and Electronic Arts have decided to take advantage of the mix up and promote their recent Mass Effect Trilogy.
“Rumor has it that about a thousand customers who purchased Call of Duty: Black Ops II for PC today were also treated to a surprise copy of Mass Effect 2. If you were one of the affected, chances are you thought it was a mistake, but we prefer to think that it was an omen, and when the universe talks, you should listen,” the companies said on the BioWare blog.
As such, EA and BioWare have decided to offer 50 free copies of the Mass Effect Trilogy to Black Ops 2 users who’ve been affected by the issue.
“If the universe thinks that you should be playing Mass Effect right now, who are we to argue? In fact, we want to help! The first fifty fans affected by this phenomenon to send us a picture holding their special disc 2 will receive a code for a free PC copy of Mass Effect Trilogy.”
Those who got an ME2 disc in their Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 PC package should send the picture to firstname.lastname@example.org and the studio will get in touch with you.