Copies of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare appear to have been received in the wild, according to some reports. It's unclear if Call of Duty: Modern Warfare's street date was broken or if copies of the game were illegally taken, but it does appear that the game is out there. Perhaps more importantly, Modern Warfare's campaign is said to be playable in physical copies that have been released early. Those looking forward to playing Modern Warfare might want to be wary of online spoilers.
Most reports appear to be sourcing a Twitter post from user VonGarcon. VonGarcon apparently gained access to many copies of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and is trying to sell them for $250 apiece via his DMs. They're even selling copies for both PS4 and Xbox One. To prove they have the game, they posted a short recording of what looks to be Call of Duty: Modern Warfare gameplay from a 2v2 custom private match. The video appears real, as a Modern Warfare installation bar progresses on the top corner of the video.
A separate person on Reddit is claiming that a friend has a copy of Modern Warfare and that they're already playing. Apparently, by disconnecting the console to the internet, the player will get a prompt asking if they want to go offline. Selecting this will apparently grant the player access to the game, including its campaign. This information hasn't been entirely verified, however, so it should be taken with a grain of salt.
Many are claiming that the leaks are either faked or that Modern Warfare is much more limited in access than some have said. Those claiming the leaks are entirely faked have noted that the gun shown in VonGarcon's gameplay video hasn't been confirmed. But that's been refuted, with many claiming the gun shown was confirmed via advertisements for skins. Those claiming that the campaign isn't actually accessible have a more valid argument, as no campaign gameplay has been shown so far. Also, Call of Duty: WW2 required a patch before allowing access to its campaign, showing Activision's locked the content before.
The game is very much real! $250 per copy my home girl said... modern warfare early pic.twitter.com/ra0uBJ1uOy— Von (@VonGarcon) October 18, 2019
With only six days left until Call of Duty: Modern Warfare releases across all platforms, players won't have to wait long to experience the game for themselves. Having the street date broken and seeing gameplay shared online is never fun. But at the very least it seems like the leakers aren't going overboard sharing leaked information. That might change as more people gain access to the game, however. It's, at the very least, worth being wary of social media for the next week.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare releases October 25 on PC, PS4, and Xbox One.