The new Game of Thrones episode doesn’t air until a few more hours but it appears that the episode has already been leaked online. It turns out that the Game of Thrones season 6 episode 5 was leaked online and has since spread rapidly across torrent and online file sharing sites. Apparently the leak came from HBO itself, as the episode was available for viewing last night on HBO Nordic which is available to people in Norway, Finland, Sweden, and Denmark.
The screenshot you see above shows that the episode went live ahead of time on HBO Nordic. It didn’t take long for people to record the episode and spread it online.
Once something is online and it spreads rapidly across the internet, there’s really nothing that can be done to stop it from spreading, so by now quite a lot of people have already watched Game of Thrones season 6 episode 5.
This is nowhere near as drastic as last season’s massive leak but with the story at a pivotal point, any leak can prove to be disastrous for fans who want nothing more than to just avoid the spoilers until they see the episode for themselves.
HBO Nordic has since removed the episode from its website but given that the copies have been floating around online for a few hours now, there’s no stopping it now.