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Wolfenstein The New Order reportedly torrented over 100,000 times

But large file size deters some from pirating the shooter

The PC version of Wolfenstein: The New Order has reportedly been illegally downloaded over 100,000 times.

The claim comes from copyright news site TorrentFreak, which reports that over 100,000 users completed a full torrent download of the game.


Despite this, it is also reported that a number of users were dissuaded from downloading the torrent because of the game's large file size. The New Order is a 43.65GB download.

TorrentFreak reports on a number of members of torrent site The Pirate Bay posting comments stating that they would rather buy the game than download a torrent of that size.

"43GB, the hell? No thanks, guess I will buy this when the price drops to £29.99," one was quoted as saying.

Another outlined the benefit of downloading via Steam's servers: "I was gonna get this torrent but I saw the size and how long it would take me to download it. I said 'f**k it, I'm getting it from Steam'. Took me two hours to download 40GB including the day one update."

CVG's Wolfenstein: The New Order review called the game "big and ballsy but with the brains to back it up".