In response to yesterday’s report of Call of Duty: Black Ops II players discovering that the PC discs of their game had somehow been burned with Mass Effect 2 code, Bioware has offered free downloads of their sci-fi saga to the first 50 people who can prove they had it happen to them.
“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,” posted the developer on its official website. “If the universe thinks that you should be playing Mass Effect right now, who are we to argue? In fact, we want to help!”
That help comes in the form of a free PC download of Mass Effect Trilogy to the first 50 people who send a picture of themselves holding the miscoded Black Ops II disc.
“Remember, in order to qualify, YOU must be in the picture, and disc 2 of your Call of Duty: Black Ops II must be visible. Got it? Then send your photo to firstname.lastname@example.org and you could be playing your very own Mass Effect Trilogy in time for the weekend!” writes Bioware.
While the cause of the error remains unclear, it’s nice to see Bioware embracing the bizarre turn of events in good spirits. No word yet on how Activision is taking it. You can get more information about the giveaway at Bioware’s official blog.