Do US game keys work on games that are region locked?

by GunCann. Posted on Aug 02, 2020    1    3


An example: I currently reside in Japan and a certain Steam game is not available for sale in the country, trying to access the Steam store page shows "Page does not exist".

Can a US version of the Steam key work on my account? I have seen several legitimate third party key sellers, including Humble and Fanatical state that the keys they sell activate in my region, but I am unsure about that.

Can anyone provide some explanation on how this works?


Comments

sendaislacker 2

You need to set your country to the US store if you want to activate those keys. It used to be easier but steam changed it recently.

I'm in the same boat. We can't even get the new Phantasy Star online here.

satoru1111 2

No it wont