Previously they stated, that any game (gift) which was bought in Steam Store will not have any regional restrictions to add to the library and play (it is well known that CD keys usually have various restrictions on activation and playing). Actually steam support still claims that gifts will not be region locked, but it is not true, there were several solid confirmations that restrictions exist.
Right now you should be aware of following gifts.
Max payne 3 Pre order 1 (CIS) – sub id 14524 The gift has following parameter in its cdr record:
onlyallowrunincountries = AM AZ BY GE KZ KG MD RU TJ TM UZ UA LV LT EE
which means it can not be runned outside CIS countries
Max payne 3 Pre order 1 (RU) – sub id 14623 with parameter
onlyallowrunincountries = RU
which means that it will be playable only inside Russia.
Also note, that there is another gift with the same name (Max payne 3 Pre order 1 (RU)), but different subscription id ([fusion_builder_container hundred_percent=”yes” overflow=”visible”][fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column type=”1_1″ background_position=”left top” background_color=”” border_size=”” border_color=”” border_style=”solid” spacing=”yes” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” padding=”” margin_top=”0px” margin_bottom=”0px” class=”” id=”” animation_type=”” animation_speed=”0.3″ animation_direction=”left” hide_on_mobile=”no” center_content=”no” min_height=”none”] 14100). It is not locked, but Max Payne 1 & 2 form this gift will contain russian language pack ONLY. It was available to purchase in Russia till 12 of May. From this moment only restricted version (sub 14524) is available for Russians.
Other region locked gifts:
- Confrontation Russian (sub id 13915) (playable only in Russia)
- Ridge Racer Unbounded (RU) (sub id 13946) (playable only in Russia and CIS countries)
- The Witcher 2 (RU) (sub id 13944) (playable only in Russia and CIS countries). Note, that there is another gift with the same name and different sub id without any restrictions. It was available to buy in Russia and CIS till 27 of March.
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