– Unless you happen to be in the country whose currency you were planning to use. In that case you can go straight ahead because it’s totally legal to spend the currency of the location/country where you’re at when you make the purchase. Hope that helps.Yes, it is legal. However, to stick with the Steam Subscriber Agreement, I’d recommend switching back to your home country’s store after returning home from the UK, and to not use your Netherlands payment method (ie. credit cards) as it is against the SSA to purchase from a store that you’re not in. (ie.
Is it legal to buy Steam games from another country?
– Unless you happen to be in the country whose currency you were planning to use. In that case you can go straight ahead because it’s totally legal to spend the currency of the location/country where you’re at when you make the purchase. Hope that helps.
What happens if you buy a game on Steam from a different country?
There shouldn’t be an issue buying from your usual steam store (with your usual currency) while on vacation. Steam doesn’t allow that trick, anymore. You cant *casually* switch your store’s country without backing it up with proof of new address. Thanks a lot for clarifying it!
Is it illegal to buy games from other countries?
Replies (5) Digital games are region-free, meaning you can buy and play from a country even if you don’t live there, providing you have a valid method of payment.
Can you get banned for changing Steam region?
Yes, Steam can technically ban you for using a VPN to change the store region in order to buy cheaper games.
Can I buy games from other countries on Steam?
So unless you are moving permanently (or for a loooong time) to another country and prove it to Steam, you need to buy from the US store I’m pretty sure. Yeah, you need to show them your visa or prove of residence or just buy with a valid payment method from that country.
Can I buy a banned game on Steam and play it?
No. But Steam is aware that the game (license) is region restricted and it may be a crime in your country for them to allow you to play it. So while in theory if you buy a banned game, when you go back home and set your country back the license would be restricted.
Is it possible to buy games on Steam in Saudi Arabia?
I dont know if you could just buy in the Saudi Arabian store without a problem. Usually Steam requires a real adress and a payment method registered to the country the store is registered to. Some games are region locked and can only played in another country with a VPN.
Are games bought in India region locked on Steam?
Some games are region locked and can only played in another country with a VPN. which is violating the Steam Subscriber Agreement, sure. Thanks everyone. Games bought in India are most likely region locked.