This is a basic guide to start your journey on video game piracy! Starting at trusted sites, game installtion, and an explanation on why direct downloading games is popular and accessible.

Client Install

QBittorent is an open source bittorrent client. To install it, navigate to and proceed using the installer

VPN Install

There are many trustworthy vpn’s and we will be using NordVPN in this guide

Head over to click install for windows and follow the installation process. You can gain an account through hgen.

Piracy Sites + Guide

There are a lot of torrent trackers, but today we will focus on 1337x as it is a general tracker. Go over to and search what you want and I would suggest clicking the one with the most seeders. Next, click “magnet download” and it should prompt to open your qbittorrent . Then you want to chose where you want to choose the download directory and let it finish downloading.

Exceptions: Do not use 1337 for most software or games! Head over to our resources page for specialized trackers.


Many newbies to piracy won’t know what seeding is and why it’s so praised in the community. Torrents are used instead of the file being downloaded from 1 source(ddl). When someone releases a torrent it will rely on you who has the file to help share that file via p2p (peer 2 peer). This is how corporations can’t get rid of torrents as there is no centralized source. However, if a torrent has no seeders, you cannot download that torrent as there is no one hosting that file anymore, the more seeders there are the faster a torrent will be (to a certain extent).


You always want your VPN to be on while you are torrenting.