EA urges fans not to download Cracked Skate 4 game test

Electronic Arts urges fans not to download the leaked version of the ongoing Skate 4 closed game test.

The playtest lets some players test out a very early version of the upcoming Skate game, but it was only live for a few hours before hackers managed to crack the game and start streaming it online.

“We are aware of an earlier version of the game that was distributed without our permission,” EA said in a statement. “This release is from September 2021 and was never intended for external use. While we understand that you are eager to get into the game, we encourage you to be careful when downloading files from unknown sources ( and remind you of the potential consequences of braking EA’s Terms of Service).”

These consequences could include the banning of all EA products.

EA is encouraging players who want to play the game early to sign up for the playtest, which is still ongoing. Other invitations should be sent out soon; players can register here.

This cracked version of the playtest build follows a pair of leaks last week. The first detailed several aspects of the game, including its setting and mechanics, via text. The second revealed footage of the game in action.

The Skate game in question has yet to receive an official title or release date. It’s in development at EA’s Vancouver-based studio, Full Circle.

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