Game updates from another region? Is it safe?

Discussion in 'Wii U - Hacking & Backup Loaders' started by thekarter104, Dec 1, 2016.

  1. thekarter104

    thekarter104 GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

    Mar 28, 2013
    United States
    Hello everyone.

    So I know that you can install games safely from another region (same Brazilian method?)
    But what about a game update? For example a JPN game update on a EUR Wii U?

    Wii U USB Helper said you have to use your own region, otherwise it won't work, but I wonder if it's true and safe for no bricks, since some VCs are available outside your region Wii U...

    I really appreciate the help.
  2. Ne2buntu

    Ne2buntu Advanced Member

    Feb 6, 2016
    games updates works without any modification ! U can update any content (brazilian game, out of region game, etc...) with the official method (in the WiiU menu)
  3. mackem

    mackem GBAtemp Regular

    Mar 19, 2006
    So if you:

    Install a USA game onto a PAL Wii U hard drive
    Load Mocha
    Load game

    If the game needs an update, it's ok to download and install it?
  4. nexusmtz

    nexusmtz GBAtemp Maniac

    Feb 17, 2016
    United States
    Assuming you mean to ask if you can simply allow the update, yes, that works (as long as you're not blocking the update server using filtered DNS), and nobody's been banned for doing it. However, your download request (at least on regular titles) includes your console ID, so Nintendo could easily match the system to the region if they wanted to.
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