Sad to say that most games these days get leaked ahead of release on torrent sites and sad to say, Black Ops 2 is the latest victim. This year's Call of Duty title has both its PC and Xbox 360 version leaked a week ahead of its official release.
We, of course, won't link to where you can get them illegitimately, but based on reports, the 8.14GB file for the Xbox 360 version is indeed the real deal.
Of course, not everyone playing the game now is pirating it. Just last week, we reported on some retailers breaking Black Ops 2's release date. If you're one of the lucky few who managed to get hold of legit early copy, then consider yourselves lucky, as Treyarch and Microsoft won't be banning your account anytime soon. It's those who use play the pirated version that gets the banhammer and with due reason.
The fact that Black Ops 2 gameplay is now sprouting all over YouTube hasn't escaped Game Design Director David Vonderhaar. Speaking on Twitter, Vahn tweeted that he's glad that people are excited to play Black Ops 2, and that legit gameplay streams will be coming soon. Not only that, he also thinks those who are live-streaming early "could at least be good at it."
If you are going to live-stream the game early, which I don't remotely recommend, you could at least be good at it. 😛
I'm really glad people are excited for the game. Legit streams coming up later this week and early next. Watch this space.
If you want to see some of that pre-release footage inhabiting various channels right now, why not give this four-minute zombie gameplay a watch?
So, there you have it, straight from the man himself. Just wait just a few more days for legit streams to be online. Also, if you're excited to play the game, just wait a few more days instead of pirating it. Not only will your account most likely be banned, but I'm guessing Treyarch will initiate a stat/rank-wipe once we're near Black Ops 2's November 13 release date.