If it's not independent retailers breaking the release date of God of War Ragnarok, it's Sony itself! @RasheedaASmith on Twitter has posted in response to a Wario64 tweet that they received the God of War Ragnarok PS5 console bundle from Sony (via a PlayStation Direct order) instead of one containing Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2. The user shared a picture of the outer box, proving they do indeed have the official bundle in their hands.
This isn't a special edition version of the PS5 console or anything; it's literally just a standard system with a code for God of War Ragnarok inside. Since it's a code for a digital PS5 version, we presume it'll translate into a pre-order for the game off the PS Store if it's redeemed before release day on 9th November 2022. No leaks should come out of this slip-up, phew.
Over the weekend, Santa Monica Studio shared a statement with the community asking fans to mute keywords and phrases to try and limit any spoilers they might see. The developer itself is trying to "limit the exposure of unsanctioned footage", but it knows this is the internet so knows it "cannot catch everything". No key details should get out through this unfortunate leak, but continue to stay alert and be careful with your online browsing.