Zelda: Tears Of The Kingdom Pirates Unwittingly Download Potential Malware To Emulate It Properly
The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom pirates are unwittingly downloading a potential malware in order to emulate the game in a non-broken state.
Users on Reddit are reporting that pirates have been downloading a potential malware in order to emulate The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom properly. According to one user, the modded .exe file of the game, which is said to improve scene depth and cloud rendering when running on the Yuzu emulator, was apparently updated from Belarus.
As per the Reddit user, someone ran the executable for the duration of an hour, during which it sent 32 bytes of data to an IP address belonging to an ISP based in Belarus. However, the evidence to support the possibility of this being a malware is inconclusive. It may have been nothing more than a TCP connection between the host and remote machine, considering an IPv4 address alone is only 32 bytes. Other users have reported running the modded .exe file fine without getting any connection to Belarus on their network monitor.
Regardless, we urge our readers to steer clear of piracy and potential malwares, and wait for the game’s official release on May 12, 2023. Additionally, we recommend that fans ought to be cautious of potential spoilers being circulated around the internet.
Previously, it was reported that The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom will be receiving DLC at some point in the future. The official website for The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom contains a reference to unannounced DLC. Scrolling to the bottom of the page shows a number of footnotes, among which is the mention of DLC for the game.
The footnote states that the full version of The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom will be required in order to use its DLC. It is also clarified that the aforementioned DLC will be sold separately. Therefore, this isn’t referring to any free DLC that the game may also receive in future.