This is a split board - You can return to the Split List for other boards.

Has anyone tried activating a steam that region restrictive

  • Topic Archived
You're browsing the GameFAQs Message Boards as a guest. Sign Up for free (or Log In if you already have an account) to be able to post messages, change how messages are displayed, and view media in posts.
  1. Boards
  2. PC
  3. Has anyone tried activating a steam that region restrictive

User Info: kryptonsson

kryptonsson
5 months ago#1
How high is the risk. Does it get added to your list. I'm curious. I was gift a key but has region restrictions. The key is starring at me... "Open the box"
Hey Hey PC game erryday

User Info: SilentHawk29

SilentHawk29
5 months ago#2
Can't be activated without a VPN. And they'll either remove the game or your account most likely.
Steam - SilentHawk29 || Z170-A, G1 GTX 1080, i5 6600K, 16GB 3000MHz DDR4
My car (on fire): http://i.imgur.com/ZoeZJ1b.jpg

User Info: kryptonsson

kryptonsson
5 months ago#3
SilentHawk29 posted...
Can't be activated without a VPN. And they'll either remove the game or your account most likely.


So tempting... So lock or remove my account meaning I lose all my games?
Hey Hey PC game erryday

User Info: Mushroom87

Mushroom87
5 months ago#4
kryptonsson posted...
SilentHawk29 posted...
Can't be activated without a VPN. And they'll either remove the game or your account most likely.


So tempting... So lock or remove my account meaning I lose all my games?


Why not make another account just for that game?

User Info: kryptonsson

kryptonsson
5 months ago#5
Never really thought of that. Its one game though and on top of that i'd have to log in and out the steam account when I'm switching over.
Hey Hey PC game erryday

User Info: rpgian

rpgian
5 months ago#6
To safely activate iirc

Go to your account set your region to the same place (Russia) . Be on a vpn from that place, enter a BS address.

Copy paste over the gamekey you bought elsewhere on the cheap (if it's $20 usd, odds are it's about $6 usd for Russians- they will make markup, so maybe 9-10 for you)

Begin the download while connected to vpn. Don't need to remain on it, enjoy.

To actually purchase

Region to blah, vpn to blah, the hangup for most people is payment. You need a payment method that reflects a russian account/billing address - that's the security measure. It's not *that* hard to do, but I'm not going to blab about it because I don't want to kill a working thing, so if you can't figure it out, pay the small markup.

User Info: mucloud

mucloud
5 months ago#7
kryptonsson posted...
SilentHawk29 posted...
Can't be activated without a VPN. And they'll either remove the game or your account most likely.


So tempting... So lock or remove my account meaning I lose all my games?

Yup most likely if they find out they will do both so it's not worth it.
Corsair Carbide 540 White W10 64bit ASRock AB350 Pro4 AMD RYZEN 7 1700X 750Watt Thermaltake PSU Patriot Viper Elite 16GB RAM XFX Radeon R9 390 8GB

User Info: Utinil

Utinil
5 months ago#8
I did it with one game (borderlands 2) when it first came out. I used a russian key (with a VPN) the game is still in my library and have no issues. I have close to 100 hours played on it. I do not need the VPN to play it, only for the initial activation.

User Info: kryptonsson

kryptonsson
5 months ago#9
Anyone know if thats the case for Marvel vs Capcom infinite
Hey Hey PC game erryday

User Info: stav8

stav8
5 months ago#10
kryptonsson posted...
Anyone know if thats the case for Marvel vs Capcom infinite


This I'll like £8 on Cdkeys.com anyway
NZXT Stormforce 240:16GB DDR4 RAM:Core i5 6600k: GTX 1060 6 GB: 2TB SSHD:2TB HDD:128 GB SSD:AS ROCK Z170 EXTREME 4; CORSAIR 750W: THERMALTAKE 3.0 LIQUID COOLING
  1. Boards
  2. PC
  3. Has anyone tried activating a steam that region restrictive

Report Message

Terms of Use Violations:

Etiquette Issues:

Notes (optional; required for "Other"):
Add user to Ignore List after reporting

Topic Sticky

You are not allowed to request a sticky.

Update Topic Flair

You are not allowed to update this topic's flair.

  • Topic Archived