UK “Cod for CoD” Black Ops 4 Deal Ends Poorly

Ahead of the launch date for Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, UK restaurant Harry Ramsden’s announced an interesting deal for local gamers. In partnership with Uber Eats, customers who purchased a £7.99 fish and chips meal through the service would also get a free copy of Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 with their order. If you think that sounds like something that would go poorly, you’d be absolutely right.

Social media lit up minutes after the deal, which was apparently advertised to last all weekend, went live. Angry customers were showing out of stock notices, and worse, orders that were canceled minutes after being accepted by the Uber Eats app.

Harry Ramsden’s later tweeted out a response to the matter, stating that the promotion sold out, and that a “small number of gaming enthusiasts were initially left disappointed” by a technical error, presumably related to those canceled orders.

In speaking with Eurogamer, a representative of the restaurant company pointed to Uber Eats, and Uber Eats responded with a statement describing the deal and noting that customer complaints were being investigated.

According to Eurogamer, the outlet was told that there were only 40 copies of Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 in circulation as part of the deal, with each participating restaurant only having around 13 copies each.

[Source: Eurogamer]