Black Ops 2 Care Package without Elite, premium zombies

Following on from the excitement regarding Nuketown zombies, Activision and Treyarch have just confirmed the special editions that will be available for Black Ops 2. Players will be able to choose from the Care Package or Hardened Editions, but fans may be unwilling to part with the extra cash upon hearing that there is no access to Call of Duty Elite included.

As expected though, there are plenty of other goodies to tempt you away from just the standard edition. If you haven’t pre-ordered Black Ops 2 yet, you now have the option of the Hardened Edition which costs $80 or the Care Package Edition for hardcore collectors that will set you back a cool $180.

You may remember the remote control RCXD car that Treyarch offered with the Prestige Edition of Black Ops 1. Now the developer are taking one step further and into the future, by offering Care Package buyers a working remote control quadrotor drone. Officially known as the MQ-27 Dragonfire Drone, it is fully functional and we imagine you’ll be able to cause a little bit of mischief when taking one of these out for a spin or into a neighbor’s window just for fun.

The Care Package edition also comes in a rather over the top giant box, obviously to emulate the care packages that you get on multiplayer mode. Aside from the quadrotor drone, there is also access to the Nuketown 2025 multiplayer map and exclusive access to the Nuketown zombies map, as previously mentioned.

That now means that Activision has done the unthinkable in making a premium zombies map only available to those who pay extra, leaving those who pick up the standard edition drooling over YouTube videos. Hopefully the zombie map that is included on the standard disc is still substantial enough to satisfy gamers, otherwise we could be seeing Activision come in for considerable criticism.

Then of course there’s the fact that neither the Hardened or Care Package editions come with a subscription to Call of Duty Elite. When you are willing to fork out $180 for the premium edition, you would think a goodwill gesture from Activision to throw in Elite would be their way of saying thanks for the support, right?

That doesn’t appear to be the case though and we can already see that many of you won’t be buying it if Elite isn’t included. Take a look at the images here to see what else is included in the special editions and let us know if you will be buying the Care Package for Black Ops 2 or not.

Waste of money, or decent value in your opinion? Do you agree with the general feeling that Elite should be included?

Written by Alan Ng

Alan has been working for Product-Reviews since 2009 and became the Editor-in-chief in 2014. He has a passion for technology, the latest mobile phones and gadgets, and the gaming industry. Alan is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and completed a B.A in Commercial Music in 2008. While expressing a keen interest in all areas that PR cover, you'll usually find Alan in the gaming section, where he'll be keeping enthusiasts up to date on all the latest news and reviews for consoles and PC.

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HamtonicPhylip Dana MasonAre yuou serious?Pablo VelazquezAperson Recent comment authors

For folks who jumped on the COD bandwagon with MW3 the carepackage may seem like a hell of a a deal. However after going through this a few years back with MW2 and thinking the nightvision goggles were the best thign ever to only use them a few times and then pack them away. Neither the the hardened or carepackge editions of this game seem that enticing to me. Honestly the only reason I got the hardened version of MW3 was due to the fact that the promised dlc were included. In the end I think I’ll just be buying… Read more »

Phylip Dana Mason

Bought my copy of Care Package edition! seems it will be a very limited production! FINALLY a short in numbers Collectors Edition that not anyone can get their hands one!

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so were expected to pre-order at the more expensive price then pay for a crap toy on top of that and then pay for an elite subscription afterwards which if you add it up could cost almost £150 (english) for a game and a few extra maps do they want to take the piss anymore, especially seeing is im on ps3 cant see anyone i know with a ps3 buying anything over than the game the dlc is always rubbish and the “exclusive” stuff will be boring after a month anyway, Call of Duty is definetely on the way down… Read more »


The bonus maps womy be on disk because you get the codes for them on the coins


I will be purchasing the care package edition as I am an avid R/C Helo pilot but I am not bothered about elite as, yes I am elite because of MW3 Hardened Edition (as it was free), but I wouldn’t waste £40 a year to get nothing usefull, plus the maps came out for everyone in the end, mw3 has had 3 collection drops that are still cheaper to get without elite. One of the big features in elite you have to pay for is stat tracker, keep a watch on how well your doing, big woop BF3 does that… Read more »

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