Fallout 4 is one of the most highly anticipated games of this fall, coming a full five years after the release of the last game in the series, Fallout: New Vegas. Fans have been hungry for more Fallout, and with the game's release little more than a week away the excitement surrounding the title is nearing its peak.
Unfortunately, new gameplay videos have been leaked that contain potential spoilers for early portions of the game. These videos aren't the only leaks to plague developer Bethesda Game Studios, either; it seems like there are more screenshots and game information showing up online with each passing day, and some of these leaks aren't exactly making fans happy.
The Fallout 4 gameplay videos were posted to Pastebin by an anonymous uploader, and as of the time of writing are all still active. There are four videos in total, showing off gameplay features including the use of the Pip-Boy, combat, weapon options, and exploring the overall world of Fallout 4. The videos are rumored to be from the Xbox One version of the game, unlike recently leaked screenshots that supposedly came from the PS4 version and show a lack of shadows for distant objects when compared to the trailer released at E3.
Of course, all of this comes alongside additional leaks that were originally posted on Spanish-language forum ElOtroLado.net (and summarized on Reddit); these leaks supposedly reveal a number of gameplay and character creation details, including new perks and ways of interacting with other characters.
These leaks are a bit of a double-edged sword for fans, revealing details and footage from a highly-desired game but also potentially spoiling a few surprises. In the case of the PS4 screenshots, they also have some fans wondering whether there is a bug in the game that's causing the shadow problems and whether that bug will have a patch ready for release day. While none of the leaks give away massive plot spoilers, they do reveal details that Bethesda may not have wanted made public.
Of course, some might say that there's really nothing wrong with all of the leaks. They don't reveal anything major, and they give fans a hint of what to expect. This could even be to Bethesda's benefit if the gameplay videos and other leaks serve to get fans more excited about the game. Still, Bethesda is likely hoping that no additional leaks surface in the next week as the company prepares for the game's launch.
Fallout 4 is scheduled for release on November 10, 2015.