Can you download games early if you use a VPN?

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  1. RemixDeluxe
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    I did this years ago with Fallout 4 and I was able to play the game 12 hours early by connecting to Australia. I'm doing it again here and I checked the store on my browser and the countdown is still the same from my own timezone and I cleared my cache and cookies.

    Can anyone confirm if this still works? Maybe they have fixed this loophole since then.

    I'm positive this trick has been fixed since I last tried it. The game would be available now according to Austrailia time but I still got "1 Day left"
     


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    what game, from where
     
  3. Armadillo

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    Steam I assume.

    Last I checked it still works with Steam. Are you sure it has a regional release time? A lot of Steam games recently have just had one global unlock time, rather than regional times, probably to cut down on early unlocks.
     
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    The game I'm referring to is Yooka-Laylee on Steam, I didnt mean to hide that.

    The odd thing is there isnt even an option to preload the game so maybe its not even on their server yet until the game's launch date.
     
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    Didn't work for me with an aussie exit point...
     
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    Thanks for checking. Just to be sure you should check the steam storepage from a web browser first then use the steam client. The timer will not always show correctly from the client but download anyways (in my experience.)
     
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    Yooka layla is apparently a global unlock time. So no early unlocks.

    Apparently unlocks globally at 00:00 UK time and no preloads.

    https://www.reddit.com/r/YookaLayle...kalaylee_will_be_available_on_steam_at_12_am/
     
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    Pre-loading and unlock time is down to the devs/publisher.
     
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    Ya I was lazy and did just the browser anyway. Didn't feel like firing up sockscap just for steam or diverting all my traffic through my vpn.
     
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    I've watched Playtonic's Twitter and people who received kickstarter codes (like me) are getting to play it right now on their consoles. PC gamers get the short end of the stick for some reason.
     
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    What I don't understand is why they would release it on a Teusday.. That's cruel in and of itself.
     
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    I thought using a VPN to circumvent regional locks on Steam was an instant VAC ban? I didn't know it was feasible to use a VPN on Steam.
     
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    citation needed
     
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    Edit: Redacted post, never mind. I don't care.
     
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    Edit: Ninja'd, my bad :ph34r:
     
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    "If you do this, Valve may terminate your access to your Account."

    This does not mean instant-ban.. VAC bans are permanent and irreversible. The fact someone could accidentally forget they are using a vpn does not warrant a VAC ban.
     
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    Valve don't care about VPN usage unless it's to purchase stuff at a cheaper price. They don't just throw out account bans because you were connected with a vpn.