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I'm wondering since I recently found out that a crappy censored version of Cyberpunk 2077 will be releasing here which kind of kills my hype for the game.

So, is there any way to get around that? Like, if I were to buy the game in a different country would I get the good version? Or would I still get the crappy version since I'd still be downloading it here? And even if I were able to get the good version, would they patch it and make it crappy if I were to change my store region back or something like that?



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It used to be not too bad but these days, it's a lot harder to change regions due to people abusing regional pricing.

https://support.steampowered.com/kb_article.php?ref=6627-QSNM-5276

Now steam does have a refund system so as long as you aren't a new user, you can try it with a vpn and see. Now because this is one of those shitty cases... You could lets say buy the game and also yar it day 1 since there won't be any DRM with Cyberpunk. Make sure to use vpn for that too.



             

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Captain_Yuri said:
It used to be not too bad but these days, it's a lot harder to change regions due to people abusing regional pricing.

https://support.steampowered.com/kb_article.php?ref=6627-QSNM-5276

Now steam does have a refund system so as long as you aren't a new user, you can try it with a vpn and see. Now because this is one of those shitty cases... You could lets say buy the game and also yar it day 1 since there won't be any DRM with Cyberpunk. Make sure to use vpn for that too.

Changing regions won't be an issue. I can have a friend buy the game on my account in the UK using my UK bank card.

I'm just wondering if that's enough. ie. since the game would have been purchased in the UK but downloaded in Japan, will I get the UK version or the crappy Japanese version?



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Ka-pi96 said:
Captain_Yuri said:
It used to be not too bad but these days, it's a lot harder to change regions due to people abusing regional pricing.

https://support.steampowered.com/kb_article.php?ref=6627-QSNM-5276

Now steam does have a refund system so as long as you aren't a new user, you can try it with a vpn and see. Now because this is one of those shitty cases... You could lets say buy the game and also yar it day 1 since there won't be any DRM with Cyberpunk. Make sure to use vpn for that too.

Changing regions won't be an issue. I can have a friend buy the game on my account in the UK using my UK bank card.

I'm just wondering if that's enough. ie. since the game would have been purchased in the UK but downloaded in Japan, will I get the UK version or the crappy Japanese version?

I believe the region is locked to the account and not physical location so  I think you would get the UK version. Don't quote me on that though.



             

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Captain_Yuri said:
Ka-pi96 said:

Changing regions won't be an issue. I can have a friend buy the game on my account in the UK using my UK bank card.

I'm just wondering if that's enough. ie. since the game would have been purchased in the UK but downloaded in Japan, will I get the UK version or the crappy Japanese version?

I believe the region is locked to the account and not physical location so  I think you would get the UK version. Don't quote me on that though.

ugh, it's annoying. Why can't they just have different product IDs or something so you know for sure which version you're getting.

Guess I'll find out come November. And hey, Steam has refunds for 2 weeks, so if it doesn't work I can always just refund it.



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