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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare isn’t slated for release until October 25 (or late in the day on October 24, depending on where you live), but ahead of that, it seems early copies of the game are beginning to appear in the wild. The game’s physical edition for PS4 and Xbox One are printed on discs, and those discs have to make it to retailers in time for launch.
Given the size and scale of a Call of Duty release, it’s expected that some discs would get into players’ hands ahead of time, and that is exactly what seems to have happened this week.
Reports on social media reveal that copies of Modern Warfare’s PS4 edition have gone out early for some reason. What this means for Call of Duty fans is that it’s a good time to be extra careful online to avoid spoilers, if that matters to you.
It’s not clear how or why the early copies of Modern Warfare came out ahead of time. In 2011, two masked men armed with tear gas and knives hijacked a truck near Paris and fled with its cargo, which contained around 6,000 copies of Modern Warfare 3.
The new Modern Warfare, which is a reboot of sorts of the 2007 game, is coming to PS4, Xbox One, and PC. Recently, Activision talked about how progression will work and revealed a new Fortnite-style battle pass. Additionally, the company announced exactly when the game’s servers go live.