Game Of Thrones season 8 episode 2 leaks ahead of broadcast and fans are mad
Game of Thrones season eight episode two has accidentally leaked before it was due to be broadcast, with some Amazon Prime users managing to get a sneak preview over in Germany.
According to website Winter Is Coming, fans of the HBO show were left stunned when the brand new episode automatically began playing after they’d finished watching premiere installment Winterfell, alerting others to the news on Twitter and Reddit, as well as posting evidence in the form of photos.
‘I’m currently watching episode 2, Amazon Prime in Germany is the source of the leak,’ wrote one, while another added: ‘F*** F*** F*** #GoT 8×2 has been leaked online. I hate hackers. I saw sth I shouldn’t have seen. It ruined me.’
Many fans of the show have begged others not to share spoilers on social media, prompting all of us to switch up our social media settings and make use of our mute buttons.
For those of us who are terrified about accidentally stumbling across a spoiler, we’ve got a trusty guide on how to avoid them.
This is the second Game of Thrones glitch to hit the fandom since the show returned last week, with subscribers of streaming service DirecTV receiving a notification to the premiere four hours before its official return time.
The franchise is certainly no stranger to leaks, with a number of them taking place during season seven.
Spoilers for how the show will come to an end remain firmly under lock and key though, with pretty much just bookies odds on who will survive to go by.
Showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss have reassured fans that the final season won’t spoil anything coming up in George RR Martin’s books too, telling Entertainment Weekly: ‘The show has become so different [in recent seasons] that people will have no way of knowing from watching what will or won’t appear in the books.
‘And honestly, neither do we.’