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The day many Xbox fans asked for has finally arrived. Microsoft announced that Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 is now available on the Xbox One via backward compatibility.
Being that it is a backward compatible title, anyone who owns a copy of Black Ops 2 for the Xbox 360 can play it for free. These folks can simply insert the disk into the Xbox One and then let the console download and install the game. Those who do not own Black Ops 2 can buy it for 50% off during the Xbox Spring Sale. Xbox Live Gold Members can buy the game for 60% off through April 17. Black Ops 2 is $24.99 standard, so those discounts will definitely save users some money.
— Xbox (@Xbox) April 11, 2017
For those who may not know, Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 was one of the biggest entries in the franchise. It arguably distils everything audiences love about the post-Modern Warfare Call of Duty into one perfect package. The series took somewhat of a downturn after Black Ops 2 for many long-time Call of Duty fans. It can be argued this was the last “great” Call of Duty game. It is because of this reason that so many fans have asked for it to be included in a backward compatible title.
One interesting thing to note about this announcement is that Black Ops 2 will be playable on Project Scorpio. It is unclear how it (or any other backward compatible title) will benefit from the added horsepower of the Scorpio at this time. However, it is good to know that if you plunk down money for Microsoft’s upcoming mid-gen upgraded console that you’ll be able to play Black Ops 2 and any other backward compatible Xbox 360 games on it.