Twitch streamer Matt “StaysafeTV” shared a revealing moment on his show yesterday after finding out that the release date of the new installment of World of Warcraft had been accidentally leaked on the homepage.
Matt and other users discovered the bug when the website revealed the game’s release date. When he responded to the website programmers’ error, he was confused.
Catching the situation, the streamer exclaimed:
“This is so damn.”
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Twitch streamer accuses Blizzard of falsely revealing upcoming title’s release date
While streaming, StaysafeTV was observed viewing the game’s online website, which showed the release date of World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King graphically on the home page itself. The date, as seen, was September 26, 2022.
Without thinking much, the 32-year-old continued broadcasting until one of his viewers informed him that the date display was initially an error. He quickly realized that it was a technical error.
After refreshing the page, the broadcaster noticed that the date was gone. He asked rhetorically:
“So the idea is they didn’t want to put the date on the site and I when they updated it they removed it and now it won’t be here anymore?”
After seeing the date removed from the page, the American streamer continued:
“They removed it. Oh my god, Blizzard, that’s such a shit! Oh my god! Wow! Wow! They didn’t want us to know. They actually leaked it. That guy (the programmer) always gets fired !Fire him, fire this guy.”
The game was eagerly awaited by many fans. Regarding the game, Blizzard President Mike Ybarra said:
“We are excited to revisit one of the most beloved eras in Warcraft history with Wrath of the Lich King Classic. The original release of this expansion brought many improvements to the game along with a timeless villain and an epic story.”
Fans react to accidental data leaks
Viewers of the streamer gathered to share their opinions. The clip was shared on the popular subreddit r/LivestreamFail, which has since received many comments.
Many users commented on the game and what they thought of it. Here are some comments shared under the LSF post:
Some users also pointed out that the whole leak might just have been a marketing strategy:
Although the game’s leaked release date was September, players can still enjoy the beta version since it has been available since June.