Wolfenstein: The New Order has been pirated over 100,000 times already

Wednesday, 28 May 2014 09:02 GMT By Dave Cook

Wolfenstein: The New Order launched last week and rocketed to the top of the UK game charts, but it seems that the game has been pirated over 100,000 times already.


The critic seemed to mostly enjoy the game, as you can see in our Wolfenstein: The New Order review round-up. I also reviewed it on PS4.

Now, TorrentFreak reports that the shooter has been downloaded illegally over 100,000 times already, and that’s no small feat considering it weighs in at 43.65 gb.

It’s believed that he file size consists largely of uncompressed textures, and TorrenFreak has cited rumours that there’s lots of junk files in there to bolster the file size and deter piracy. We’re not so sure about that one though.

The site even quoted one torrent user as saying, “43GB, the hell? No thanks, guess I will buy this when the price drops to £29.99.”

Another chap said, “I was gonna get this torrent but I saw the size and how long it would take me to download it, I said fuck it I’m getting it from Steam. Took me 2 hours to download 40GB including the day one update.”

While a third guy apparently said, “I have to uninstall like 10 games to play this shit!!”

So it seems people are actually paying for the game instead of going through the slow process of downloading the mammoth file.

Is that quite clever, or not? Let us know what you think below.