Call of Duty: Black Ops II
More Black Ops II Problems Plague PS3 As Faulty DLC Codes Frustrate
Written Thursday, November 15, 2012 By Richard Walker
View author's profile

Oh dear... On PC the second Call of Duty: Black Ops II disc was Mass Effect 2. On PS3 the game has been plagued by freezing and connectivity issues, and now faulty pre-order DLC codes are frustrating PS3 players who can't download the Nuketown 2025 multiplayer map.

Disgruntled users affected by the dodgy DLC codes have vented their spleens on the PlayStation forums, where comments like this one from forum user Bubonic Plague have been posted: “I rang Sony and they said that my code had been redeemed in Germany. Activision support tweeted me saying that my code should work. I don’t know who to trust. I’m not bothered with double XP although it would be nice. I feel that £160 on Care Package Edition is now a waste of money and Activision are just milking it!”

Certain users who contacted Sony regarding the faulty Nuketown 2025 codes were told their code had already been redeemed in Germany too, strangely. It's possible that those affected by the faulty codes will miss out on this weekend's double-XP event. Activision has recommended keeping an eye on Twitter for solutions to the issue.

[Via EG]


User Comments
Forum Posts: 5
Comment #1 by OmniOmegaKillr
Thursday, November 15, 2012 @ 09:44:58 AM
(1Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment

Forum Posts: 53
Comment #2 by potato
Thursday, November 15, 2012 @ 09:46:49 AM
(11Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
Told ya it was shit. But you were all like "I've got to waste 200€ to live"

Forum Posts: 586
Comment #3 by Shirokurou
Thursday, November 15, 2012 @ 09:50:07 AM
(0) Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
Again, good thing I wasted my money on AC3's Freedom edition with it's figurine and now didn't have money for any editions of BlOps2.
By winter holiday, hopefully all of this will be resolved and I'll buy it then.

Forum Posts: 1017
Comment #4 by nintendo64X
Thursday, November 15, 2012 @ 09:53:42 AM
(0) Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
Maybe some cruel punk used the codes in germany or something...

My heart to those affected, regardless if anti cod or for, bad dlc is a fate no gamer wants...or dlc in the first place, derp.

Forum Posts: 0
Comment #5 by roza
Thursday, November 15, 2012 @ 09:54:33 AM
(1Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
My sides are everywhere. Way to screw the pooch on this one Trearch. Just stop this shite and Make more Spiderman games OK? THOSE are good.

Forum Posts: 10
Comment #6 by FatalKrouzer
Thursday, November 15, 2012 @ 10:07:56 AM
(3Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
SOOOOO GLAD I didn't buy this garbage.

Forum Posts: 372
Comment #7 by nycking
Thursday, November 15, 2012 @ 10:20:17 AM
(0) Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
Damn this is crazy. A friend of mine almost persuaded me to buy this game. After passing on it he did the same. We both saved our money and many hours of aggravation.

Forum Posts: 7892
Comment #8 by AshtimusPrime
Thursday, November 15, 2012 @ 10:30:29 AM
(0) Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
Jeez, just give the haters their ammunition already.

Forum Posts: 819
Comment #9 by Taktikzade
Thursday, November 15, 2012 @ 10:34:25 AM
(0) Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
For such a huge franchise, all these problems and cock ups upon release are disgraceful !!

I don't think ive ever seen such a problematic release of a game, certainly not of a game of this magnitude.

Luckily my code worked, the only problem i'm getting is connecting to games, which I wish they'd pull their finger out and sort it.

Forum Posts: 500
Comment #10 by jday222
Thursday, November 15, 2012 @ 10:34:51 AM
(0) Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
I love purchasing games that I can't play! Fun! Crap in a box put COD on it and sell it for $60. Weeeeeeeee!!!

Forum Posts: 978
Comment #11 by johnnyhotrocks
Thursday, November 15, 2012 @ 10:43:07 AM
(0) Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
all the so called hate yet we know full well must you lying bastards bought it.
to faced till the end these gamers of today :(

Forum Posts: 2
Comment #12 by SweGabe
Thursday, November 15, 2012 @ 10:52:55 AM
(0) Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
I can almost hear Activision answering by saying "...But the game runs in 60fps."

Forum Posts: 27
Comment #13 by Chrissycooza1
Thursday, November 15, 2012 @ 10:54:36 AM
(0) Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment

Forum Posts: 1052
Comment #14 by Banacheckfps
Thursday, November 15, 2012 @ 10:55:10 AM
(0) Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
This has happen on other platforms too, so glad i got Black Ops 2 it's one hell of a good game. As for some of the troubles that has been sort in less 24 hours, your lucky if that happens with other games. @ 10 you mean put Skyrim on the box let's have it right, @9 again i wonder if you said that about Skyrim? which you could Not play fact. @5 the codes etc have nothing to do with Trearch.

Forum Posts: 0
Comment #15 by spursfan29
Thursday, November 15, 2012 @ 10:55:38 AM
(0) Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
I like the fact that all the fan boys were slating M of H Warfighter for a day 1 fix at least their servers work. £35 for ELITE spend that money well Activision and Tryhard (oh sorry should be Treyarch)

Forum Posts: 819
Comment #16 by Taktikzade
Thursday, November 15, 2012 @ 11:16:22 AM
(0) Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
@14 - I don't like Skyrim mate so I don't know what you're babbling on about !? Skyrim isn't my type of game, I find it boring and a drag to play, that's just a few things I don't like about it.

And correct me if I'm wrong but I don't think anyone opened up there Skyrim case after purchasing it and pulled out a copy of The Devil Wears Prada so, my point still stands...

Forum Posts: 128
Comment #17 by pobert06
Thursday, November 15, 2012 @ 11:31:52 AM
(0) Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
I got my code working once I brought up Live Chat Support. Gave my PSN account and email and I got told that I need to keep putting in my code. So I did, and what do you know? I got it the first try after 2 days. I don't know what they did but each year both developers for Shitivision keeps shitting on the PS3 version.

Forum Posts: 38
Comment #18 by CRAZYCANADIAN72
Thursday, November 15, 2012 @ 11:35:02 AM
(0) Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
Wow!I'm glad I kept my wallet closed on this game.

Forum Posts: 469
Comment #19 by hammy2011
Thursday, November 15, 2012 @ 11:47:53 AM
(0) Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
i was having problems with my code but finally got it redeemed today thank goodness all i need now is for the game to work online properly

Forum Posts: 108
Comment #20 by Callam001
Thursday, November 15, 2012 @ 12:09:51 PM
(1Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
i want to complain about this. but in a couple of days there will probably be another problem. so i might just let them all build up then rage about it

Forum Posts: 7170
Comment #21 by DarkStar83x
Thursday, November 15, 2012 @ 12:10:38 PM
(0) Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
Yet people still support this garbage every year.

Forum Posts: 1141
Comment #22 by luxxx
Thursday, November 15, 2012 @ 12:45:26 PM
(0) Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment

Forum Posts: 3
Comment #23 by Me Love Cars
Thursday, November 15, 2012 @ 12:50:14 PM
(1Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
Awaiting a response from Activision on the subject of "WHY THE BLOODY HELL AREN'T MY CODES WORKING?" Hoping to get something back soon. :P

Forum Posts: 3
Comment #24 by Me Love Cars
Thursday, November 15, 2012 @ 12:52:49 PM
(1Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
Sorry, I meant "Sony." :D

Forum Posts: 1318
Comment #25 by BAMBAM
Thursday, November 15, 2012 @ 01:08:21 PM
(0) Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
everything worked for me with my hardened edition didnt get my dlc pass yet but seems I should give it some time with all this drama

Forum Posts: 327
Comment #26 by Cromag2
Thursday, November 15, 2012 @ 01:50:33 PM
(0) Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
I just wish the Lobby would work, DLC is not even on my radar for things wrong with the MP yet...

Forum Posts: 1887
Comment #27 by WINAS3
Thursday, November 15, 2012 @ 02:06:28 PM
(0) Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
Holy shit! How in the world did M.E. 2 get inside the Blops 2 game box for PC, do both EA and Activision use the same distribution warehouse or something?

Forum Posts: 2434
Comment #28 by Eternalchaos72
Thursday, November 15, 2012 @ 02:07:38 PM
(0) Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
my brother has been havin problems with zombies, everytime someone leaves the match it restarts the whole match again, then it glitched when he got stuck in the lava and the zombies just froze. had to force reset on the console. treyarch need to get there finger out and patch it.

Forum Posts: 60
Comment #29 by Bill
Thursday, November 15, 2012 @ 02:12:14 PM
(0) Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
this is becoming Max Payne 3 type disappointment for online play............

Forum Posts: 586
Comment #30 by Shirokurou
Thursday, November 15, 2012 @ 02:14:55 PM
(0) Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
Srsly, though the haters are in full-throttle.
But I wish more devs would actually pay more attention to developing on the PS3 and make not as buggy as it usually is.

Forum Posts: 24067
Comment #31 by mjc0961
Thursday, November 15, 2012 @ 02:24:59 PM
(-1Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
How about an article about how AssCreed Liberation destroys your saved game and makes you start all over? If you're going to inform gamers about broken games they shouldn't buy, start hitting more of them.

Forum Posts: 163
Comment #32 by Peskens
Thursday, November 15, 2012 @ 02:57:53 PM
(0) Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
Only PS3 has always the problems with those games, maby is a weird and strange system.

I Hope GTA 5 will be good at the release date.

Forum Posts: 730
Comment #33 by JayKorai
Thursday, November 15, 2012 @ 04:38:15 PM
(0) Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
Glad I don't like COD, didn't waste money on getting a game that was broken. :)

Forum Posts: 63
Comment #34 by roogog
Thursday, November 15, 2012 @ 06:52:54 PM
(0) Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
Love the series but this shit is ridiculous.can do a dam thing and how long will it take to fix? Piece if shit.I got the hardened addition and I feel as if they should be paying me or even getting it at this rate.not been able to use my redeem codes from the coins as there is nothing in the pack to say where I need to go

Forum Posts: 1041
Comment #35 by JuggernautClone
Thursday, November 15, 2012 @ 07:18:37 PM
(-1Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
Honestly, the shit the goes on with CoD isn't NEARLY as bad as this "communtity" of haters it has. You all expect each and every CoD game to be perfect out of the box every year. You have been proven wrong every year. So why do you keep expecting it? I love Black Ops 2 despite it's faults, but everyone here needs to set their expectations for ANY game a hell of a lot lower, toherwise you'll just be a grumpy old person complaining 24/7.

No game will ever be perfect. Not CoD, BF, MoH, ME, Halo, GTA, The Elder Scrolls, Killzone, or any other game out there. The closest one would be Minecraft since it's just a random indie game for fun, but even it's not perfect. I expect a shit ton of dislikes for this comment, but that just proves that your angry at me for throwing the truth in your face.

Forum Posts: 1
Comment #36 by whiplash308
Thursday, November 15, 2012 @ 07:24:15 PM
(0) Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
Still unsurprising.

Forum Posts: 128
Comment #37 by PeterSmith82
Thursday, November 15, 2012 @ 07:51:30 PM
(0) Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
Glad I gave up COD after MW3. I know how gamers feel though. PS3 gamers of Darksiders II had issues downloading Abysmal Forge DLC. After 2 weeks we got our DLC. People just need to stop buying COD every year like me and spend $60 on anougher game.

Forum Posts: 2
Comment #38 by adamb216
Thursday, November 15, 2012 @ 07:57:48 PM
(-1Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
game is still good regardless. way better than MW3 was

Forum Posts: 17
Comment #40 by LilBayArea
Thursday, November 15, 2012 @ 08:43:07 PM
(0) Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
Blops number two, did you expect anything different after mw3??

Forum Posts: 82
Comment #41 by Ravlar
Thursday, November 15, 2012 @ 09:40:25 PM
(0) Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
Call of Duty: Mass Effect 2 haha, now that is a major issue

Forum Posts: 3
Comment #42 by iAreWinnar
Thursday, November 15, 2012 @ 10:21:00 PM
(0) Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
Remember when game developers finished developing their games BEFORE they released it? Those were the days...

Forum Posts: 0
Comment #43 by Noel
Thursday, November 15, 2012 @ 11:23:48 PM
(0) Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
I love to hear bed things about call of duty. I will sell my souls to the devil just to see this franchise disappear forever, but as long as there's mindless monkeys that will buy the same old shit every fucking year, I don't see the point and besides im sure the devil plays it to he's another dumbass. Let the hate mail begin :) hahaha

Forum Posts: 0
Comment #44 by Noel
Thursday, November 15, 2012 @ 11:28:37 PM
(0) Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment

Forum Posts: 70
Comment #45 by Psx0005
Thursday, November 15, 2012 @ 11:43:43 PM
(0) Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
And the yearly re-iteration of a severely tired franchise brings with it more of the same: problems. Surprising? Not really LOL

Forum Posts: 148
Comment #46 by Lu81NL
Thursday, November 15, 2012 @ 11:52:57 PM
(0) Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
puck all the haters. go duck a sick

Forum Posts: 1570
Comment #47 by The_Dark Knight
Friday, November 16, 2012 @ 12:50:09 AM
(0) Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
@3 I did the same thing...

Forum Posts: 5
Comment #48 by elvisliveson
Friday, November 16, 2012 @ 01:35:45 AM
(0) Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
ive had problem with codes from hardened edition for nuketown 2025/zombies. been trying them since ive had it and kept saying invalid or expired code. then on a whim last night at 11.30 i tried it and it worked. better late then never, just keep tring

Forum Posts: 25
Comment #49 by dementedlullaby
Friday, November 16, 2012 @ 04:22:47 AM
(0) Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
My code worked fine and my online works fine. I guess I should feel blessed lol.

Forum Posts: 27
Comment #50 by Chrissycooza1
Friday, November 16, 2012 @ 05:24:39 AM
(0) Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
My Hardened Edition code is knackered as well how will Activision know who's codes are fooked? is there some kind of register or something you have to sign to say it doesn't work? Im not on Twitter nor will I ever be so its not as though I can say on there.

Forum Posts: 53
Comment #51 by potato
Friday, November 16, 2012 @ 06:56:52 AM
(0) Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
@50 probably activision and treyarc don't know anything about how this is happening. I personally think that it's the new ps store working shit. Go figure

Forum Posts: 22
Comment #52 by HEMSTAR
Friday, November 16, 2012 @ 08:02:20 AM
(0) Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
My friend got a 13 digit code, now thats fucked.

Forum Posts: 10
Comment #53 by whitesox30pk
Friday, November 16, 2012 @ 11:31:15 AM
(0) Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
What's with all the hate? Black Ops 2 is already a hell of a lot better than MW3. Every game has its flaws at the beginning, and they will be fixed by the end of the week.

Forum Posts: 11
Comment #54 by JayredTheSaint
Friday, November 16, 2012 @ 01:21:10 PM
(1Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
For a game that has improved so much from the last one, there are quite a few major issues with it. Sad to see. I'll still pick this up eventually, once they've fixed everything.

Forum Posts: 31
Comment #55 by EpicLoots
Monday, November 19, 2012 @ 11:16:26 PM
(-1Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
the game is meant to break you PS3, why do you think sony has so many PS3 sales? Sony already said new games will probably break your old PS3, time to buy the new ones kids.

Forum Posts: 12
Comment #56 by gillanaut
Saturday, November 24, 2012 @ 11:37:39 AM
(0) Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
I got one of the Mass Effect discs in the PC copy i got for my brother... Is it really THAT hard to get things right??

Forum Posts: 6
Comment #57 by Crotchie
Friday, November 30, 2012 @ 01:00:05 PM
(0) Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
i sure hope this dosent happen to me.

Forum Posts: 1
Comment #58 by Ironic Timing
Sunday, December 09, 2012 @ 03:50:00 PM
(0) Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
The only issues I've experienced are some random connection issues online occasionally, and the online definitely seems to lag more and feel no as smooth (the animations stutter and "jump" much more). Twice my PS3 froze after being "Disconnected from Server" and I had to force reset my PS3, which then had to run a scan to make sure the PS3 wasn't messed up, since it "didn't shut down properly before".
Other than that, I don't have any major issues online. My Nuketown 2025 code worked just fine the first time I tried it. Just bear in mind though that I got the game after it was already out for nearly a week, so things could have just been fixed up a bit by the time I bought it.
Aside from online mode, I find the campaign to be very "unpolished". There are little glitches and odd things all over the place. The animations don't seem smooth at all... like online, the animations and movements of other characters on screen jump a bit and stutter. Like the damn game is "lagging" and I'm not even playing online. Ridiculous.
Oh...AND the campaign is completely ridiculous, with a storyline full of cliche, uninteresting characters; corny, predictable events; and a storyline full of plot holes and just doesn't make a shit of sense.
I miss the old Call of Duties (up to and including the first MW), where the storylines where much more realistic, down to earth, practical, and believable. Even the first MW was fictional and not based on any actual historic event (like the WWII CODs), it felt believable and down to earth. But the storyline and plot in MW2 and MW3 is just completely ridiculous, way over the top, and ridiculous. It went from being extremely realistic, authentic war being video game versions of over-the-top, unrealistic, cheesy, corny, and cliche Hollywood action movie.

Forum Posts: 204
Comment #59 by KindredCampbell
Wednesday, December 26, 2012 @ 11:29:17 AM
(0) Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
Haters HATE ....lmao

Forum Posts: 7
Comment #60 by EPC
Tuesday, January 01, 2013 @ 06:24:11 AM
(-1Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
I know of how to get a boost in your Zombies and Multiplayer ranks, e-mail or add me to PSN and I'll fill you in... Easy 100% risk free

Forum Posts: 6
Comment #61 by billyoatmeal
Tuesday, January 15, 2013 @ 05:21:31 PM
(0) Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
@32 Rockstar also spends time on their GTA games. I'm sure that game won't come out glitchy.

You need to register before being able to post comments.


Game Info


US November 13, 2012
Europe November 13, 2012
Japan November 22, 2012

Resolution: 480p, 720p, 1080i, 1080p
Sound: Dolby Digital
Players: 1-4
Online Players : 2-16
ESRB: Mature
You need to log in or register to use MyTrophies.
Related News




You need to log in or register to rate games.

User Score is based on 240 user ratings.