[Updated] Black Ops 2 – PlayStation 3 Users Hit With Bug Crashes and Broken DLC Codes

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Activision has updated the PlayStation 3 version of Black Ops 2 to include this message upon entering its online multiplayer, mentioning a “soon-to-be-released patch.” Activision blogger Dan Amrich tweeted, “PS3 #BlackOps2 players have an in-game message from @Treyarch that should explain a few things.”

Thanks, Shane Bell.

Amrich also stated, “PS3 #BlackOps2 patch is en route.”

Original Story

PlayStation 3 users trying to enjoy Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 are dealing with a growing pile of issues since it’s launch last Tuesday, November 13.

Earlier, Activision began dealing with reports of matchmaking errors and system freezes, stating that they were looking into both issues and that a fix for system freezes would be present in the PlayStation 3’s first patch.

As it turns out, older “fat” PlayStation 3s are running into even bigger problems.

According to PSLS, a number of users with the original PS3 are reporting errors of a system shut down after a few minutes of playtime. It has forced some to perform a complete restore, even though other games run fine on the same system.

An Activision employee has responded to complaints on Activision Assist, stating that they were focusing on current connection issues, though the two may be tied together. He said,

We are investigating both issues. Ultimately, it could be a connection between the two. All we can ask for is your continued patience while we look into this matter.

You can check out the issue for yourself on YouTube right here.

If that isn’t enough, a number of other PlayStation 3 users are reporting broken Nuketown 2025 or Nuketown Zombies download codes as well.

According to the EU PlayStation forums, a number of users are unable to claim the Nuketown 2025 download code that comes with each first-print copy of Black Ops 2 or the Nuketown Zombies download code included in either of the Black Ops 2 collectors editions.

Oddly, some have been told that their codes have been redeemed elsewhere. Forum member The Bubonic Plague wrote, “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!”

Luckily, Activision has recently stated that they will be giving out replacement codes to those effected. By filling out this form, you’ll be able to redeem your code just in time for Black Ops 2’s first double XP weekend!

Are you one of the unlucky few experiencing any of these issues?

Thansk, VG24/7.