Zelda fans go wild as people get their hands on Tears of the Kingdom one day early – here’s how


SOME Zelda fans are showing off their copies of Tears of the Kingdom one day before release.

These are completely authentic copies of the game that fans paid for.

Tears of the Kingdom will have Zelda’s biggest ever map.

The game has already been pirated, as players share spoilers all over the internet.

However, the copies that are currently out in the wild are legitimate versions of the game.

The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom is expected to be one of the biggest releases of the year.

Hype for the game has reached new highs, with some choosing to camp out on the street for three days waiting for the release day.

The official release day is Friday, May 12, 2023, and those who have already downloaded it will be able to play at midnight.

However, some are playing even earlier than this, due to the hype that is surrounding the game.

Retailers often stock up on physical copies of games that are expected to have a huge release.

Players expect to receive their games on launch day to play, and if their orders are delayed, they often cancel the order.

Delayed shipping is a massive hit for many retailers as customers will then choose to go with another store.

That’s why retailers prepare shipping in advance and try to ensure that everyone receives their copies on time.

However, this can never be a guarantee and often retailers air on the side of caution.

This means that some customers will receive their games slightly before release.

That seems to be the case here, and many people are posting to social media the pre-ordered copies they have received a day early.

This isn’t unusual and slight errors like this feel destined to happen.

Earlier this year, one German retailer ended up sending out copies of Hogwarts Legacy a week before its eventual release date.

Written by Georgina Young on behalf of GLHF.