Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 pre-order bonus details

Activision has been encouraging users to pre-order Black Ops 2 since, well, since before the game was actually announced. "Pre-order now" banners were slapped all over the Black Ops 2 website that accidentally went live hours before the official reveal.

Now they're stepping up their game, revealing the incentives that will be offered to players who pre-order the game through North American game retail mega-giant, GameStop.

The pre-order bonuses will be launched in four different waves. Right now, a pre-order will earn you a two-sided poster, as well as a Modern Warfare 3 prestige token. 

However, nobody yet knows what those bonuses will be. In the retail pre-order war GameStop, Walmart, Best Buy, and Amazon are constantly vying to convince potential buyers to pre-order through their outlet. GameStop's new gambit is the old "mystery box" routine. 

With such a huge amount of money on the line with the impending launch of Black Ops 2, we're betting the other retailers have their own plans in motion as well.


  • drake-wayne - May 9, 2012 8:20 p.m.

    Can't wait! No second chance! I love these games, mostly the guns. I just got a M4 like in the game and they have a bunch of other guns from different games.
  • Manguy17 - May 3, 2012 2:04 a.m.

    activision have money to spare, I think the first 5000 sales should include a quadrator
  • Dman3981 - May 2, 2012 7:34 p.m.

    I don`t understand the point of pre ordering now when we have no idea about all the pre order bonuses or even what the other editions are like.
  • gazzc - May 3, 2012 12:47 p.m.

    Never mind no idea about the pre order bonuses, we have no idea what the game is like yet. With so little details released you would have to be a mindless fanboy to pre order it at this point in time.
  • litaljohn - May 3, 2012 2:04 p.m.

    mindless fanboys i think is a bit of an extreme. Hell what is the one common factor that has been going non stop since the original modern warfare? ..... that the games add very little and some go so far as to say each game is practically a cut and paste of MW1. That said preordering seems like less of a gamble when given the track record, and if you love mw3 and are still ranking up, you get a prestige token without having to hope nobody copied your doritos code at the store before you bought a bag. that said though, i agree that its smarter to see all the other incentives, but i can't fault gamestop for the promo already to try to lock in preorders. there's also a group of people who fear losing out big time on content given what happened with the last treyarch title that will now preorder to ensure they can get whatever version they are looking for. ( many people tried making the argument that the special editions where sold out because they didnt preorder when they went to buy the game. although thats in reality on them. more editions were readily available for months and restocked. they basically were just complaining they couldnt get what they wanted the exact second they wanted it and couldnt wait a week. seriously the people who complained about the original zombie maps went far beyond the point of sanity four months before they were eventually released, only to swap with "exclusive" rage kids)

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