Legend of Zelda: Breath of The Wild Gets Pirated Days Before Launch, Causing Major Leaks

Kotaku

Kotaku

There is no question that the excitement for Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is palpable at this point. Hype in anticipation of the latest installment of the franchise has reached a fever pitch. And for fans looking not to have anything spoiled for them, the Internet was a minefield of potential spoiler content. But things just took a massive turn for the worse, as large portions of BOTW have been pirated off Nintendo's servers. This includes almost every aspect of the game including items, enemies, bosses and cutscenes.

As reported by Kotaku: "Late this month, some fans discovered that they were able to briefly download Breath of the Wild-related files directly from Nintendo’s servers. While Nintendo reportedly took the files down, they were available for long enough that they’re now all over the internet."

Kotaku

Kotaku

It's worth noting that this is not being reported as a hack, or theft, as users were able to directly download the BOTW content straight from Nintendo's servers. 

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