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What is Region lock and how does it affect you!

 

When you pre-order it is listed under the pre-order page as a warning that there is a region lock alongside with what region you are currently in. It looks like the following:

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The information will be different depending on which region you are currently in. Speaking of these regions, there are three regions for the pre-order region lock. Let’s discuss them below:

 

  • CIS Region (RU and post-soviet states or Ex- USSR states): Purchases made in this region works only in CIS countries.
  • EU Region (Europe): Purchases made in this region will allow you to launch the game anywhere in the world. You can also upgrade to this region at any time by going back to the pre-order page (Make sure you are logged in). There will be upgrade button under the package you want to upgrade to.
  • Other Region: When you check the warning section you will see your region is ‘’Other (US, ET, AUS, etc.)’’. There will be an abbreviation in brackets next to ''Other'' and this is for clarification purpose. You only need to consider that you are in the region, ''OTHER''. Purchases made in countries outside of EU and CIS countries; all goes to this region and this version of the game can be launched anywhere in the world except in Europe regions.

 

Few notes to consider:

  • Make sure you are not using a VPN when making the purchase because this might lead you to purchase the wrong region version.
  • If you get the wrong region, you can upgrade to EU version at any time through the pre-order page (Make sure you are logged in).
  • Region locks do not mean you cannot play with other regions or on other servers. It only means that your game can only be physically launched/run in that region.
  • If you travel a lot, EU version is the way to go.
  • If you get ‘’208 - bad user region’’ when logging into the game. This is due to owning the wrong region version of the game. The solution is to upgrade to EU version.

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