Activision Details Call Of Duty Black Ops II Hardened And Care Package Editions

As it does every year, Activision is stepping up to the plate to represent Call of Duty fans dedicated to spending more money on the franchise as an expression of their love and devotion. A pair of images appearing on NeoGAF ahead of an official announcement demonstrates two ways to pay significantly more for Call of Duty: Black Ops II.

While we patiently await word on how much we'll pay for the Hardened and Care Package editions of Black Ops II, we can at least examine the contents of these limited editions. The Special Care package in particular is intriguing. Packed inside the massive box teased via the Call of Duty Twitter account yesterday is your very own hovering attack drone, just waiting for you to figure out a way to weaponise it. And is that a PlayStation 3 theme? Sold?

Meanwhile the Hardened Edition features everything the better one does excepting the box and the attack drone. Oh, and an Xbox Live Avatar prop. Woo.

As Polygon notes, neither package seems to include Call of Duty Elite access, though both include exclusive weapon camo, which is essentially the same thing (only not).

How much would you pay? Expect Activision to answer that question shortly.

Update: Activision has released prices and full details on the Digital Deluxe version for PC:

CARE PACKAGE (Xbox 360/PS3) SRP $179.99:

Call of Duty: Black Ops II Remote Controlled MQ-27 Dragonfire Drone - Command cutting-edge technology, exclusively for this once-in-a-lifetime combat collection. Nuketown Zombies Bonus Map - Battle hordes of Zombies in this beloved 1960s nuclear neighborhood. Nuketown 2025 Bonus Map - Relive the close quarters chaos of this classic fan-favorite map re-imagined in a 1960s visionary depiction of the "model home of the future." Collectible 2-Sided SteelBook - Limited edition game case featuring exclusive artwork. (2) Challenge Coins - Limited edition challenge coins that serve as your key to exclusive digital content. Weapon Camo - Rank-up in style with an exclusive multiplayer weapon skin. (2) Player Card Backgrounds - Liven up any killcam with two exclusive player card backgrounds, inspired by Nuketown 2025 and Zombies. Official Call of Duty: Black Ops II Soundtrack - A digital copy of composer Jack Wall's epic in-game score with Theme by Trent Reznor. Xbox LIVE CLAW Avatar Prop - An exclusive avatar prop, deployable to a dashboard near you. Xbox LIVE Zombies Avatar Costume - Show off your pride with an avatar costume built exclusively for fans of the Call of Duty undead. (PlayStation 3 versions include a dynamic multiplayer theme of the Turbine map as well as a dynamic Zombies theme that shows off Call of Duty: Black Ops II Zombies) HARDENED EDITION (Xbox 360/PS3) SRP $79.99: Call of Duty: Black Ops II Nuketown Zombies Bonus Map - Battle hordes of Zombies in this beloved 1960s nuclear neighborhood. Nuketown 2025 Bonus Map - Relive the close quarters chaos of this classic fan-favorite map re-imagined in a 1960s visionary depiction of the "model home of the future." Collectible 2-Sided SteelBook - Limited edition game case featuring exclusive artwork. (2) Challenge Coins - Limited edition challenge coins that serve as your key to exclusive digital content. Weapon Camo - Rank-up in style with an exclusive multiplayer weapon skin. (2) Player Card Backgrounds - Liven up any killcam with two exclusive player card backgrounds, inspired by Nuketown 2025 and Zombies. Official Call of Duty: Black Ops II Soundtrack - A digital copy of composer Jack Wall's epic in-game score with Theme by Trent Reznor. Xbox LIVE CLAW Avatar Prop - An exclusive avatar prop, deployable to a dashboard near you. Xbox LIVE Zombies Avatar Costume - Show off your pride with an avatar costume built exclusively for fans of the Call of Duty undead. (PlayStation 3 versions include a dynamic multiplayer theme of the Turbine map as well as a dynamic Zombies theme that shows off Call of Duty: Black Ops II Zombies) In addition, the Digital Deluxe Edition for PC contains the following digital items—

DIGITAL DELUXE EDITION (PC) SRP $79.99: Call of Duty: Black Ops II Nuketown Zombies Bonus Map - Battle hordes of Zombies in this beloved 1960s nuclear neighborhood. Nuketown 2025 Bonus Map - Relive the close quarters chaos of this classic fan-favorite map re-imagined in a 1960s visionary depiction of the "model home of the future." Weapon Camo - Rank-up in style with an exclusive multiplayer weapon skin. (2) Player Card Backgrounds - Liven up any killcam with two exclusive player card backgrounds, inspired by Nuketown 2025 and Zombies. Official Call of Duty: Black Ops II Soundtrack - A digital copy of composer Jack Wall's epic in-game score with Theme by Trent Reznor. Call of Duty: World at War Game Download Token - A digital download of Treyarch's classic title, traversing WWII storylines from the Pacific to European theaters of war.

COD Black Ops II Hardened and Care Package Editions [NeoGAF via Polygon]


Comments

    I think my favourites are "Weapon Camo" and the "Player Card Backgrounds".
    Because let me tell you, I've been wanting an exclusive in-game gun skin for years.
    And snazzing up killcams? Best. Just let me grab one of those online gif makers that let me add sparkles and stuff, and I'm good!

      Until my playercard is a gif of Christopher Walken dancing to Weapons of Choice? No sale.

        I would probably settle for a giant image of male genitalia, because that way, whenever I kill someone, it will zoom into a giant image of a penis, as is the standard of high-class humour on the internet today.
        Pip pip, jolly good.

          That, my friend, would be a true "hardened" "package".

            ... I'm afraid I don't understand your meaning, sir.

              he's talking about your penis comment, here in the US sometimes referred to as"your package" and hardened,well i hope you can pick up on that one, lol

        And of course, the internet does not disapoint:

        http://www.deviantart.com/download/90189663/A_Christopher_Walken_GIF_by_dantephreak.gif

        More Walken:

        http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lh5sje0t9L1qbuztgo1_250.gif

    I'm not planning to rush for this game, but why is there no mention of PC for anything other than digital deluxe?

      This announcement is only for the collectors SKUs. The standard editions have already been announced for all platforms. PC is only getting the digital deluxe in addition to the standard version.

        Wow, as a PC player I'm glad I wasn't really keen to grab a special edition :|

        ...or a normal version :P

      Yeah that annoys me that the PC users have been left out of these fancy packages everytime when it comes to CoD, I don't get it, there's some pretty cool stuff on offer & I know some people who play exclusively on PC would love to have these, but they can't because they don't have a console for whatever reason but they would justify the cash for these packages if they were available.

        I'm thinking due to a lot of pc users hack, and causes them to make numerous patches throughout the year, they said screw the pc world? just my theory

    Where can I buy this for a non ebgames overinflated price?

      Hardened edition seems to be a EB Exclusive for the Australian release unfortunately and my guess is the care package edition will cost the same everywhere in Australian stores so you're best bet is probably a UK/EU import =/

    can't believe this doesn't come with Elite.. and if it does but it doesn't clarify.. that's f'n stupid - because it's the only thing stopping me from pre ordering from EB. $108 for hardened including Elite seems good. Did MW3 hardened edition come with Elite?

      Yeah the Mw3 did - thats how I had it, hardly used it at all I wish they just stayed with all the information/statistics being IN-GAME like Blackops 1 though and I only liked elite for the Map Packs.

      Difference is that the hardended edition for MW3 was $158 if I remember correctly

      Yes MW3 did... which is how I ended up with it.

        hmm strange that Treyarch haven't included it - i'd say perhaps not as many people will get Elite for blops2 now, but people sure love their zombs. plus Treyarch make a lot better games

    Much better package then MW3.

      i can't agree more, i hate Elite, it's stupid. The DLC idea is good but all the MW3 DLC is terrible imo. MW in general is terrible for stats, blops was pretty good with the combat record.
      $158 yeah that would work out, "Details about ELITE integration with #BlackOps2 will be coming next month. Stay tuned" was just RT by Vonderhaar so Elite will not be included.. $108 doesn't seem so good anymore...

    UI will get this only for the soundtrack. Been a Reznor fanboy for decades, so its an easy decision for me.

    Once again PC users get shafted. I've been playing CoD on PC since the first one.

    Fuck you, Activision. Fuck. You.

    I'm not sure I'll be getting Black Ops 2 yet so while these look pretty amazing I think my tolerance for paying hundreds of dollars for a gadget with my game began and ended with MW2's Night Vision Goggles.

    I'll get hardened at best, and that's if there's any leftover stock on the first payday after launch since I probably won't preorder.

    Still. Cool stuff.

    meh I am happy with the digital download for PC, although we miss out on whatever the challenge coins can offer. I want to know the required PC specs.....I hope my machine can run it

    P2p servers or server based?

      Good question. Black Ops 1 famously reintroduced a server browser so we can hope.

    JB Hi-Fi have the Care Package Edition listed as $227! That is ridiculous

    I for one did not know they were offering a Black and Decker toolbox with it

    already sold out under 24 hours in australia
    activision didnt make enough every store I have called there not happy with them at all.

      ozzy. did u find a shop with any?

    all pre order stores received a msg this morning to not sell the care package- sold out aust wide!

    I pre ordered months ago, like 3-4 months ago and went to eb games today to find out that my pre order got upgraded to the care package edition because i put so much money down on it already.. Worked in my favour after being told that it was already sold out and I thought I had to order the hardened edition lol.

    Care package sold out on the first day. I can gaurentee you that 90% of the people buying it are not gamers.

    So, I have been searching this up for a while and I can't seem to find any place to order the care package in Australia. Someone help ?

      ^what he said

    My EB Games store accidentally got my name down for TWO care package edition because I went in again to put more money down but the guy put it as another order. It's a win for me seeing as though it sold out and the profit from the second order will pay the difference with the first making it as cheap as a Hardened Edition for me.

    is the black ops 2 hardened edition sold out for ps3 at eb games anyone ...? :)

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