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Wolfenstein Multiplayer Leaked

Yesterday id Software's Peter Sokal jumped on the official Wolfenstein community forums and said that a build of the Wolfenstein Multiplayer beta was leaked and is now being distributed illegally. He said that the leak is in violation of the NDA, and warns that Activision's legal hounds are taking the matter rather seriously.

"Same applies here on the forums," he said. "If you mention that you have acquired this build, you are openly admitting to illegally obtaining the build and will be banned straight away. You have been warned."

He goes on to explain that the leaked build doesn't reflect the final, consumer-ready version of the game despite any footage, screenshots, and comments posted on the forum or elsewhere on the Internet. "There’s nothing we can do about it now except continue working on the game," he added.

After taking a quick glance at Mininova and The Pirate Bay, the multiplayer beta is indeed circulating the torrent scene, roughly weighing around 600 MB. Naturally, curious gamers may feel inclined to check out the leak despite the NDA, however fans should be wary of downloading potentially damaging viruses and malware in the process.

The final version of Wolfenstein is expected to ship on August 18 here in the States, and August 21 in Europe.

  • ca87
    very sad one for id Software and Activision.....
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  • Kaiser_25
    Sucks for ID...they need to keep a tighter leash on their people..security leaks like this can easily cost millions.
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  • dman3k
    Ummm... why would they care this much about the leak? Isn't this free publicity and advertising?
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  • kingnoobe
    This isn't gonna cost them anything. If anything it'll make people to go want and buy the game if it's any good. And to play online isn't a simple thing so those that do will probably know and understand what a beta is.

    Once this game goes online they'll have servers that do key checks and things like that. And if you havn't realized this yet you can't get past those. Well you can but only by playing on pirated servers which has even more hackers then normal.
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  • Dekasav
    Since the game is unfinished, if people play it and don't like things (that may very well be changed in final version) it's bad publicity. Unfinished products usually aren't that great.
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  • thepetey
    kingnoobeThis isn't gonna cost them anything. If anything it'll make people to go want and buy the game if it's any good. And to play online isn't a simple thing so those that do will probably know and understand what a beta is. Once this game goes online they'll have servers that do key checks and things like that. And if you havn't realized this yet you can't get past those. Well you can but only by playing on pirated servers which has even more hackers then normal.
    Agreed. +1 ^
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  • visa
    From what I've heard on the community forums, they've made the game into a CoD clone? That's a real shame...

    I think they would probably care about the leak if the game, especially the multiplayer, isn't any good. If you look in their community forums that seems to be the overall sentiment. It's a real shame considering how fun the multiplayer for RTCW and ET were.
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  • visa
    From what I've heard on the community forums, they've made the game into a CoD clone? That's a real shame...

    I think they would probably care about the leak if the game, especially the multiplayer, isn't any good. If you look in their community forums that seems to be the overall sentiment. It's a real shame considering how fun the multiplayer for RTCW and ET were.
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  • amnotanoobie
    visaFrom what I've heard on the community forums, they've made the game into a CoD clone? That's a real shame...I think they would probably care about the leak if the game, especially the multiplayer, isn't any good. If you look in their community forums that seems to be the overall sentiment. It's a real shame considering how fun the multiplayer for RTCW and ET were.
    Proves Dekasav's point, now you already have a mindset before you even see a review of the actual finished product. Other people may already consider not buying it, even if the final intended product actually turns out to be great.
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  • mystoccowgod
    an unfinished product 12 days before release? ...
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