Destiny Xbox One Digital Download £30.50 change region to Hong Kong
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Destiny Xbox One Digital Download £30.50 change region to Hong Kong

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Found 29th Aug 2014
On Hong Kong Xbox live store:
Destiny pre-order download: approx £30.40 (HKD 390)
Destiny Digital Guardian Edition: £43.60 (HKD 559)

This is for Xbox One preview members, who can change their location to Hong Kong in the settings. Please note that although Microsoft has indicated you are okay to buy things from different regions, there is no guarantee that their stance on this won't change. (Its a good deal but you've got to trust a corporation's ethics... and its Microsoft...) Given that warning please enjoy the discount if you're up for 5 minutes of fiddling with the settings.

1) On home screen push the START button, the button with three lines (the menu button?) That one!
2) Select SETTINGS
3) Select SYSTEM
4) Change locality to HONG KONG
5) auto restart
6) go to xbox store and buy Destiny 390 HKD - 30.40 approx)
7) select pay with credit card (PAYPAL doesnt work) and use your normal card. need a postcode in HONG KONG and a phone number, i used the postcode given in OP and the phone for the HK university ;)999077 and a Hong Kong phone number, 2921 2222.
Wait for the download to finish on our slow as UK connections. DONE

Remember everyone who did this last time was banned from xbox live
- StevenBrown

Ignore previous comment - this method has been being used on Amazon, XBL and PSN without issue for a while now.

Also, you don't need to be in the preview programme in order to change your locality.
- zedlor

Please stop asking for invites, as Zedlor notes you don't need to be in the preview program.

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Nice. Definitely would have done this had I not pre-ordered it using the Gamestop deal. Hopefully this will continue for future games :-)

Can anyone confirm this method works? Seeing as the Digital Guardian Edition is £85 on the Xbox store here this seems like a massive deal.

I changed my region to US for Titanfall - worked fine.

Good find op

its a great deal, but doesnt it state in the MS T&C's that you are not allowed to create a fake billing address? I'm very tempted but dont want to be caught out. Especially with the scale of which people are doing this type of thing now.

can anyone on the preview program send me an invite?

ta.

Xbox name is my user name

Is that what's required...preview invite?

tempted as Metro is £15 on HK store has anyone tried this? thanks

Original Poster

Axpro

Can anyone confirm this method works? Seeing as the Digital Guardian … Can anyone confirm this method works? Seeing as the Digital Guardian Edition is £85 on the Xbox store here this seems like a massive deal.


I used it, downloading at 18% now. Lot of people confirmed on the Diablo 3 thread which I've been playing all week from HK store.

wishy100

its a great deal, but doesnt it state in the MS T&C's that you are not … its a great deal, but doesnt it state in the MS T&C's that you are not allowed to create a fake billing address? I'm very tempted but dont want to be caught out. Especially with the scale of which people are doing this type of thing now.


this worries me too a little bit, but I have a fake billing address for the US anyways, so it makes hardly any difference to change it to HK. But I think the scale is a good thing, I'm sure over 200,000 people across Europe all have to use US store with fake billing address because Xbox hasn't 'officially' launched in those countries so they don't have an xbox store. If that makes any sense...

wishy100

its a great deal, but doesnt it state in the MS T&C's that you are not … its a great deal, but doesnt it state in the MS T&C's that you are not allowed to create a fake billing address? I'm very tempted but dont want to be caught out. Especially with the scale of which people are doing this type of thing now.



Yep, it is against the terms of service, you could get your account banned and lose all your games.

I wish people would stop posting about this, it's surely going to result in the loophole being closed - we don't need a new topic for every game!

Original Poster

Emera1d

can anyone on the preview program send me an invite?ta.Xbox name is my … can anyone on the preview program send me an invite?ta.Xbox name is my user name


invited you, will take a while for Microsoft to register it though, please be patient. I guess this deal is more helpful for people who are in the program already. Inviting takes a little while so would be helpful if everyone just invited one or two people. I'm done inviting for the week.

As people have noted in previous deals. The Xbox One has not yet been launched in Hong Kong and you are entering details that could be classed as fraudulent, against the xbox terms of use.

Be aware of the risks!

I grabbed Diablo 3 from the hk store. I used my address but had to use a hk postcode and phone number. all worked fine.
22gb downloaded in 40 minutes, not all of us have 'slow uk internet connections'
Hopefully this thread doesent turn into a 'please invite me to the preview program' thread.
The September update started rolling out to all today.

Can someone please invite me to the program? Gt: Aesthetxz

Chatted to Xbox Support about this. The agent I spoke to wouldn't explicitly say yes or no as to whether this was against the rules/T&Cs/ToS. All they said was "do it at your own risk" which is BS from someone supposed to be official support. Don't think I'll risk it. Too much to lose on my account.

Please could i also get a invite. why is it only Xbox One preview members that can buy this if we all can change our location?

Thanks
Edited by: "polly69" 29th Aug 2014

extratom

invited you, will take a while for Microsoft to register it though, … invited you, will take a while for Microsoft to register it though, please be patient. I guess this deal is more helpful for people who are in the program already. Inviting takes a little while so would be helpful if everyone just invited one or two people. I'm done inviting for the week.



cheers dude!

could someone please send an invite to me - Bearded Marvel.

Thanks

Amazing how many people come on here to post it's not worth risk.

It's pretty obvious it's a risk.

Please can someone help me out with a invite. gamertag is dontbesocross

cheers

Edited by: "polly69" 29th Aug 2014

Can I please get an invite : rathofvenom

Can someone invite me to the Xbox One Preview program? Been dying to be invited for ages! My gamertag is MyLipsAreToxic ..Thanks x

I've really wanted to do this for diablo but I'm not in the preview programme

any chance of an invite to the preview programme as well? would be much appreiciated. my gamer tag is BarbedBrett thanks

chicaned

Can I please get an invite : rathofvenom



Youve been a member over 2 years and your very first post is to ask for something, good luck with that

If people have invites for the preview program it would be much appreciated to get one, gamertag: pumpykin116

I will owe a favour to whoever want to help a long time member out.

Axpro

Chatted to Xbox Support about this. The agent I spoke to wouldn't … Chatted to Xbox Support about this. The agent I spoke to wouldn't explicitly say yes or no as to whether this was against the rules/T&Cs/ToS. All they said was "do it at your own risk" which is BS from someone supposed to be official support. Don't think I'll risk it. Too much to lose on my account.



Lol. Official support = customer service rep = Call centre worker.

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Axpro

Chatted to Xbox Support about this. The agent I spoke to wouldn't … Chatted to Xbox Support about this. The agent I spoke to wouldn't explicitly say yes or no as to whether this was against the rules/T&Cs/ToS. All they said was "do it at your own risk" which is BS from someone supposed to be official support. Don't think I'll risk it. Too much to lose on my account.



Lol. Official support = customer service rep = Call centre worker.[/quote]

they told me you will not get banned for this but the game might not work

Hong Kong don't use post codes do they?
I have changed my region but when I put my correct card details in but change the post code and phone it doesn't accept the payment. Any ideas?
Cheers

£15 for the Metro Redux bundle, be silly not to. Cheers for the share!

Hi, Sorry I maybe being an idiot but I can not find Destiny in the HK store

Original Poster

demolitiondoc

Hi, Sorry I maybe being an idiot but I can not find Destiny in the HK … Hi, Sorry I maybe being an idiot but I can not find Destiny in the HK store


Lol you're not an idiot i had to bing it. Just say xbox bing. then type in destiny. or even say xbox bing destiny to your kinect.

Also I won't post any more of these xbox one change location deals as its against xbox one Terms of Service, and the risk involved seems to upset a very vocal section of the userbase. Its a strange kind kind of anger people feel when someone else is taking a risk and getting a better deal than yourself because you are worried (perhaps justifiably so) to take that risk.

I will continue to use cheaper xbox one store because surely digital prices SHOULD be cheaper than retail based on costs. Like I said previously I doubt MS will ban this many users but I have close friends who were affected by the banhammer three years ago.

For those of us that want to give it a go,,,, I am having trouble having the payment taken, What HK details do you put in, am I correct in putting in my real address?

Spoke to microsoft they said it is perfectly fine, however you cannot change your locality back for 120 days

extratom

Lol you're not an idiot i had to bing it. Just say xbox bing. then type … Lol you're not an idiot i had to bing it. Just say xbox bing. then type in destiny. or even say xbox bing destiny to your kinect.Also I won't post any more of these xbox one change location deals as its against xbox one Terms of Service, and the risk involved seems to upset a very vocal section of the userbase. Its a strange kind kind of anger people feel when someone else is taking a risk and getting a better deal than yourself because you are worried (perhaps justifiably so) to take that risk. I will continue to use cheaper xbox one store because surely digital prices SHOULD be cheaper than retail based on costs. Like I said previously I doubt MS will ban this many users but I have close friends who were affected by the banhammer three years ago.



thanks

Can anyone add me to the preview program please? My gamertag is the same as my username.

nathan1454

I grabbed Diablo 3 from the hk store. I used my address but had to use a … I grabbed Diablo 3 from the hk store. I used my address but had to use a hk postcode and phone number. all worked fine.22gb downloaded in 40 minutes, not all of us have 'slow uk internet connections'Hopefully this thread doesent turn into a 'please invite me to the preview program' thread.The September update started rolling out to all today.

Are you able to change your account back to uk???????

yeah just done mine, couldn't get the payment to work

Can anyone invite me to become a preview member?

GT: DharmaDan

cory224

Spoke to microsoft they said it is perfectly fine, however you cannot … Spoke to microsoft they said it is perfectly fine, however you cannot change your locality back for 120 days



Sure that's for 360 and the migration tool/option





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