In yet another shocking lapse from HBO, their premium show, Game of Thrones, found itself to be a victim of piracy. The much anticipated second episode of Game of Thrones season 8 got leaked to certain torrent websites and has been downloaded and watched by many. If you remember, the last season of GoT has also suffered from the same issue when a couple of episodes got leaked online before the season even got an official airing. Game of Thrones Season 8 Episode 2 Full LEAKS on Torrents Ahead of Official Airing; Fans Tired of HBO’s Lack of Anti-Piracy Measures – Read Tweets.
Along with the leak of the episode, some BIG SPOILERS also made its way to social media. Thankfully, there were no deaths in the episode, but one big reveal that got ruined was an unexpected sex scene between two fan-favourite characters. So if you are adamant to watch the official episode of Game of Thrones 8 Episode 2 through official means, kindly avoid Twitter, Instagram and Facebook by all means.
With the new leak, fans of Game of Thrones are wondering how lax the security is at HBO. Considering this is the final season and there are some high expectations riding on it, there are also higher possibilities of the show getting pirated. So why HBO never amped their precautions is something we can never know. Anyway, with this lapse, HBO has given more fodder for the trolls to make jokes and memes on them. Game of Thrones 8: Ed Sheeran Fans, Did You Spot This Easter Egg About His Cameo in the First Episode of Final Season?
— Ram Katwal (@iam_ram12) April 21, 2019
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— Baran Sanlier (@BaranSanlier) April 21, 2019
#GOt episode 2 leaked all over the place.
— Marv! (@TungstenMarvie) April 21, 2019
— Wayne Brian (@waynebrian7) April 21, 2019
Episode 2 has been leaked.
A rare footage of HBO trying to prevent leaks: 👇🏾 pic.twitter.com/jA7USKoHmS
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— Mohit Sahay (@SahaySaab) April 21, 2019
— Odia (@Odia__) April 21, 2019
Security checks by HBO#GameofThrones
Leaked again 😂😂😂 pic.twitter.com/TUUa4D8qEk
— Sachin Deshmukh (@SachinDeshmukh_) April 21, 2019
— Mahmmoud (@LazyMahmmoud) April 21, 2019
We would still say there is minimal damage done since the battle-heavy episodes lie ahead. With this leak, let's hope that HBO will out in more measures to stop any further such failings from their end. Game of Thrones Season 8 Episode 2 will officially air on Hotstar in India on April 22 at 6.30 am.