With EA's big reveal of Battlefield 4 just a few short hours away, you'd expect the multinational publisher to be a little more careful when it comes to site security. It seems that someone left the door unlocked, letting a handful of gumshoe gamers in to snoop around.
What they found: Three promo screenshots for the game, none of which were meant for public consumption just yet.
The images popped up on Twitter a few hours ago, sending FPS fans into a frothing state of anticipation (and prompting a high-level of bird appreciation).
With the original source traced back to a blog.battlefield.com subdomain, the pics were quickly confirmed to be legit - or close enough that it didn't matter any more.
The official Battlefield 4 reveal is scheduled to hit Wednesday during GDC, with the game itself anticipated to arrive on PC, PS4 and Microsoft's (unannounced) new console in holiday 2013. Current-gen versions have not been ruled out.
Jimmy the Geek