EA uses BitTorrent to distribute Warhammer beta


Further legitimization of the BitTorrent protocol, with news that EA will use (well, is using) it to distribute the Warhammer Online: The Reckoning beta to gamers. Included in the game’s documentation is links to various “make the most out of BitTorrent” guides, including one created by TorrentFreak.

Blizzard has been using BitTorrent for World of Warcraft patches forever, so it’s not like EA is the first company to embrace the protocol.

Oh, and the beta has actually made its way onto public trackers, including the Pirate Bay. Of course, without proper login credentials, you’d be downloading more than 9GB of data for absolutely no reason, save some sort of private server.