Copies of Dead Island 2 are available now, ten days before its official release, so maybe it’s time to start muting keywords if you’re wary of spoilers.
After nearly a decade of waiting for Dead Island 2, we’re just a week and a bit away from its release on April 21st. That long wait is about to be over for some lucky players, like an eBay seller. somehow managed to get their hands on the game early, with at least one person already playing and sharing their thoughts on the game so far.
As reported by GamesRadar+, Redditor Marcellius-the-3rd shared an image on the Dead Island subreddit showing that they’ve already got their hands on the game. According to them, the copy comes from a “guy on eBay” who had “a bunch of copies”. Twitter user bryce690 seems to have found the eBay seller2007marquiss, which has apparently sold ten copies of the game so far.
If the listing is legit, and it looks like it is, that means at least nine more people will soon have their first copies of the game and will likely start sharing screenshots, videos, and thoughts over the next nine days until it releases. It’s unclear whether the eBay seller bryce690 found is the same one Marcellius-the-3rd obtained his copy from, but if so, it would lend credence to the listing as legitimate.
While it looks like the release date hasn’t been cracked yet by retailers and that the first copies are only limited to this eBay seller, if copies are already being found and sold there, it looks like it’s only a matter of time before we start to see more popup from different storefronts in coming days.
As we always recommend whenever a 1st date breaks, if you’re interested in keeping Dead Island 2 a surprise to yourself, it might be time to start muting keywords and avoiding the game’s Reddit page, as those with previous copies are likely to share screenshots and videos as soon as they can.
Thankfully, Marcellius-the-3rd hasn’t shared any spoilers from his time with the game thus far and has only shared some of his impressions of the first few hours. If the wait for Dead Island 2 is looking even longer now that others are playing it, you’ll be happy to hear that Marcellius has been fairly positive about the game so far, specifically calling out the gore system and combat as its two main strengths.
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