God of War Ragnarok leaks have been swirling the internet for a few weeks already. This being after the media got their hands on the game two weeks ago ahead of the global review embargo this week. Sadly, while those early leaks were taken down and managed, God of War Ragnarok leaked at retail this past weekend.
For some reason, a Target in the United States listed God of War Ragnarok for sale a whole two weeks before the game’s release. A handful of gamers purchased the game which has resulted in a huge number of videos and screenshots appearing online. These leaks are above and beyond anything we have seen in the past and gamers haven’t shied away from posting the biggest spoilers from the upcoming game.
God of War 2018 director Cory Barlog expressed his frustration regarding the leak stating that the situation is “just so disappointing”. He followed up by saying that “this is not at all how any of us at SMS (Santa Monica Studios) wanted things to go.
Cory also suggested that Activision did things right by simply using an installer launcher on the latest Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2. If you missed it, the PS5 version of the game only had a 70MB file on it. Users can’t access Modern Warfare 2 without downloading the entire game online. Cory says that he can see the benefit of doing things like this. He posted the tweet below in reference:
you know, right now, I can really understand the benefit of having just an installer on the physical disc.
— cory barlog (@corybarlog) October 29, 2022
Santa Monica Studios has since released a statement regarding the God of War Ragnarok leaks too. The studio confirmed that the game has leaked and that players around the world should tread carefully if they don’t want the experience spoiled for them.
God of War Ragnarok is set to launch on 9 November. The review embargo drops this week on 3 November at 17:00.