Battlefield 1 (Xbox One) - £36.50 (potentially £16.62) @ MS South Africa
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Battlefield 1 (Xbox One) - £36.50 (potentially £16.62) @ MS South Africa

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Found 21st Jun 2016
Hi all,

I pre ordered Battlefield 1 standard edition this week, so putting the info on here after a few pm's requesting it.

Thanks to the guides in misc, the most simplest way (which will work for anyone with no messing about or VPN's required), is detailed below.

Firstly, you want to purchase R800 in vouchers for the South Africa Microsoft store. The game itself will cost you R799 (£36.50) or R719.10 (£33.24), depending if you have EA Access or not (10% discount if you do have EA Access).

The best place to get them from instantly is prepaid gamers. The R600 vouchers for R590 have just come back into stock, so you want to add both of these to your basket.

R 600- prepaidgamer.com/r60…rd/

R 200 - prepaidgamer.com/r20…rd/

Which is £36.50 in total (depending on the card used, you may be charged a small £1ish fee for conversion - but there are lots out there which don't charge for this type of transaction).

Once purchased, you'll get access to the codes immediately for redemption.

Redeem the codes here:

account.xbox.com/en-…ode

Once redeemed, they will go into your South African wallet, so you can then purchase the game direct from this link (ensure you sign in to see your price, as it will be cheaper if you have EA Access):

store.xbox.com/en-…dd2

That's it, your game will be purchased using your SA wallet with no messing about with VPN's, foreign addresses etc.

The deluxe edition is available as well for an extra £7 or so, but imo, not worth it - especially if you have EA Access & get the 10 hour early access anyway.

Now, if like me you game share with friends/family, the cost of this game is effectively halved again (£16.62 each) - as it will be accessible via both consoles using different gamer tags at exactly the same time.

The info for setting this up is below:

hotukdeals.com/tag…680

Enjoy

If you use this site and pay in USD$ then its even cheaper. Use a revolut card. evopoints.co.za/
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can you gameshare items purchased from a foreign account on a UK account?

would one of you not need to be logged onto the foreign account to play?
Edited by: "paulj48" 21st Jun 2016
paulj48

can you gameshare items purchased from a foreign account on a UK account? … can you gameshare items purchased from a foreign account on a UK account? would one of you not need to be logged onto the foreign account to play?



​yeah you can. all that matters is that the both accounts are set as home Xbox on your console.
paulj48

can you gameshare items purchased from a foreign account on a UK account? … can you gameshare items purchased from a foreign account on a UK account? would one of you not need to be logged onto the foreign account to play?



Yes you can, I always purchase from foreign stores using my 11 year old UK account - I game share with a friend of mine who has no issues either.

Read the game share guide, it's pretty simple to set-up.
Edited by: "ChrisUK" 21st Jun 2016
How does half of 36.50 come out as 16.62? Voted hot anyway. Decent price if you're a digital fan.
Edited by: "aaronmcc" 21st Jun 2016
aaronmcc

How does half of 36.50 come out as 16.62? Voted hot anyway. Decent price … How does half of 36.50 come out as 16.62? Voted hot anyway. Decent price if you're a digital fan.



£16.62 is the cheapest this could be between 2 consoles, with the buyer having EA Access (£33.24 / 2) - hence "potentially cheapest price" - it's the price I effectively paid
When you redeem codes on Xbox site do you need it to be set to South Africa? Before?
ChrisUK

Yes you can, I always purchase from foreign stores using my 11 year old … Yes you can, I always purchase from foreign stores using my 11 year old UK account - I game share with a friend of mine who has no issues either.Read the game share guide, it's pretty simple to set-up.



​do you have a link for game share guide?
Snakeyes646

When you redeem codes on Xbox site do you need it to be set to South … When you redeem codes on Xbox site do you need it to be set to South Africa? Before?



It shouldn't matter as the codes relate to a SA wallet - feel free to be looking at the SA version of the game before redeeming the codes though to ease any concerns.
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Not a fan of this 'potential price' heat grabbing nonsense.
Everything is potentially half price if you go halves with someone.
cookie2015

​do you have a link for game share guide?



It's at the bottom of the deal post mate.
Okay this is awesome, can't be fussed with the vpn and foreign address mumbo! Heat added op! Now to ask the other half if I can buy it!
DexMorgan

Not a fan of this 'potential price' heat grabbing nonsense. Everything is … Not a fan of this 'potential price' heat grabbing nonsense. Everything is potentially half price if you go halves with someone.



Most people who have Xbox one and gold surely game share? With a family member or a friend. Cheaper games is better isn't it?
DexMorgan

Not a fan of this 'potential price' heat grabbing nonsense. Everything is … Not a fan of this 'potential price' heat grabbing nonsense. Everything is potentially half price if you go halves with someone.




Hence why the "price" is £36.50, with the added info that this can be game shared.

No tricks going on there mate, all the info is in the title & detail of the deal.

I'm not really bothered about heat or virtual fans tbh, these deals rarely generate much heat (in fact most go cold with the PS or physical game fan boys) - it's for information to those who will benefit from it (mainly digital loving game sharers).
Edited by: "ChrisUK" 21st Jun 2016
Snakeyes646

Okay this is awesome, can't be fussed with the vpn and foreign address … Okay this is awesome, can't be fussed with the vpn and foreign address mumbo! Heat added op! Now to ask the other half if I can buy it!



Don't ask, she'll only want you to take her out to compensate
ChrisUK

Don't ask, she'll only want you to take her out to compensate



I know! I had to go watch that Alice through the looking glass other day with her so she can do this for me, that movie wasted 2hrs of my life!
Snakeyes646

Most people who have Xbox one and gold surely game share? With a family … Most people who have Xbox one and gold surely game share? With a family member or a friend. Cheaper games is better isn't it?



Most people share a cake (those who don't are excluded from the example).

Imagine the potential on this
BuzzDuraband

Most people share a cake (those who don't are excluded from the example). … Most people share a cake (those who don't are excluded from the example). Imagine the potential on this:D



Ordered, thanks
ChrisUK

Ordered, thanks



You're most welcome.

I've voted hot on the price. The potential is there, it's just slightly misleading from the offset.
To let you know. U can't use uk credit cards such as recolut anymore for non uk purchases even with VPN.
what payment will work as revolut and my bank won't work
BuzzDuraband

Most people share a cake (those who don't are excluded from the example). … Most people share a cake (those who don't are excluded from the example). Imagine the potential on this



But the price is in the title and the price in brackets is a potential price for select Xbox owners... All I was saying is the title is not misleading.
castley1

To let you know. U can't use uk credit cards such as recolut anymore for … To let you know. U can't use uk credit cards such as recolut anymore for non uk purchases even with VPN.



I wrote the original guide mate

I know you can't, hence why this method now involves purchasing gift cards. It's a 5 min job & takes the issues out with regards to VPN & the dreaded PRB error.
Got the deluxe early enlisted version for a little more, thanks op.
derbree

what payment will work as revolut and my bank won't work



Read the detailed guide in the OP, you can buy the gift vouchers with any card who's issuing bank uses 3D authentification.
Snakeyes646

Got the deluxe early enlisted version for a little more, thanks op.



I looked into this, what did it work out extra, about £7 ? With having EA Access & the 10 hour early access I didn't feel it was needed (for me anyway!).
ChrisUK

I looked into this, what did it work out extra, about £7 ? With having EA … I looked into this, what did it work out extra, about £7 ? With having EA Access & the 10 hour early access I didn't feel it was needed (for me anyway!).


I had spare credit on my SA funds totally forgot
It's a good price for those who game share, not bad price if you want the digital version.
ChrisUK

I wrote the original guide mate :)I know you can't, hence why this method … I wrote the original guide mate :)I know you can't, hence why this method now involves purchasing gift cards. It's a 5 min job & takes the issues out with regards to VPN & the dreaded PRB error.



BuzzDuraband

Most people share a cake (those who don't are excluded from the example). … Most people share a cake (those who don't are excluded from the example). Imagine the potential on this:D


Great. Now I want cake...
Snakeyes646

[But the price is in the title and the price in brackets is a potential … [But the price is in the title and the price in brackets is a potential price for select Xbox owners... All I was saying is the title is not misleading.



No. The price is always going to be £36.50 regardless of how many people chip in to purchase it. The title is worded to indicate that the price could be potentially £16.62, which it can't be.

Now had the title stated "potentially £16.62 when game sharing" then it would have been a lot clearer.
If you have EA access £36.74 On USA Store store.xbox.com/en-…033

Edited by: "Mac007" 21st Jun 2016
Since when did Revolut stop working for foreign market purchases? That's a right pain...
The_Hoff

Since when did Revolut stop working for foreign market purchases? That's … Since when did Revolut stop working for foreign market purchases? That's a right pain...



It's been on the decline over the last couple of months, it stopped completely about 3 weeks ago by all accounts.
ChrisUK

It's been on the decline over the last couple of months, it stopped … It's been on the decline over the last couple of months, it stopped completely about 3 weeks ago by all accounts.



Weird... I purchased Overwatch quite recently from the Korea store using it. Is this a Revolut change or a MS change? Anybody aware?
I'm trying to do this I've bought the points but it's not showing my south Africa wallet it's asking for card payment don't know what to do? please help I have one very stressful partner atm
Snakeyes646

When you redeem codes on Xbox site do you need it to be set to South … When you redeem codes on Xbox site do you need it to be set to South Africa? Before?



​​​I'm trying to do this I've bought the points but it's not showing my south Africa wallet it's asking for card payment don't know what to do? please help I have one very stressful partner atm
Nikki32

I'm trying to do this I've bought the points but it's not showing my … I'm trying to do this I've bought the points but it's not showing my south Africa wallet it's asking for card payment don't know what to do? please help I have one very stressful partner atm



Are you doing it on your Xbox or Xbox.com website? Rather do it on the Xbox.com website, and make sure you're in the South African region. Use this link to set your region to SA on the website: http://www.xbox.com/Shell/ChangeLocale?targetLocale=en-ZA

Then redeem the codes and try purchase on Xbox.com
got so far but it's asking for billing info for south Africa? don't know how to get to my wallet?
The_Hoff

Weird... I purchased Overwatch quite recently from the Korea store using … Weird... I purchased Overwatch quite recently from the Korea store using it. Is this a Revolut change or a MS change? Anybody aware?



I queried it with Revolut today, they said they are aware of a problem & are looking to address it shortly. All may not be lost on that front
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