Pirated Version of Wolfenstein: The New Order So Big That Some Pirates Opt to Buy it on Steam

May 27, 2014 - GamePolitics Staff

According to this TorrentFreak story, the PC version of Wolfenstein: The New Order is so large that some people pirating the game on torrents have opted instead to buy it on Steam. While the information is anecdotal, it could help explain - in part - how the newest action game from Bethesda managed to unseat DayZ from the Steam top-selling games charts for the week of May 18-24.

According to the report, some torrent users have balked at the massive download for the game, which weighs in at 43.65 GB. Some have said that spending several days to download the game is not worth it and that they would simply buy the game via Steam. But not everyone is willing to pay for the game: according to TorrentFreak's figures, the stolen copy of the game has been downloaded over 100,000 times.

You can read TorrentFreak's full report here.

Thanks to Andrew Eisen for the tip.


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Re: Pirated Version of Wolfenstein: The New Order So Big ...

I never buy day0 I wait till all possible DLC is on sale with the game so I can buy the whole thing at once. Painfuly waiting on Batman:AO(own it on steam already just waiting on the GOTYE to buy)


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Re: Pirated Version of Wolfenstein: The New Order So Big ...

Cripes, 43 GB (or possibly GiB, since I don't know how conscientous the source is about that distinction)?  Data caps, here we come!

Re: Pirated Version of Wolfenstein: The New Order So Big ...

They still need to download those 43.65 GB even if they buy it on Steam... This story makes no sense.

Re: Pirated Version of Wolfenstein: The New Order So Big ...

You do not seem to understand how bittorrent works.

Re: Pirated Version of Wolfenstein: The New Order So Big ...

From the Torrent Freak report:

“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,” said user Caxtilteca. “Took me 2 hours to download 40GB including the day one update.”

Part of the problem, especially when the torrents were fresh, is that due to the time to completion there were a tiny amount of seeders (users with the whole game) compared to leechers (those still downloading). The effect of that was highlighted by speed157.

“38 hours later I finally finish my download and have uploaded 122.15 GB,” he wrote.

 

Andrew Eisen

Re: Pirated Version of Wolfenstein: The New Order So Big ...

Er, Activision? Bethseda you mean

Re: Pirated Version of Wolfenstein: The New Order So Big ...

Yep, fixed.

 

Andrew Eisen

 
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