The prices of games on Steam store isn’t the same across the world. Depending on your country’s currency, games may cost you more or less when bought from another country. These price variances can sometimes be dramatic, which has led many players to resort to using VPNs to buy games for cheap from other countries.
This method was in practice for years by players who were looking to save up a bit on video games, but with the recent Steam update it appears like this method has been patched out.
From now on, if a player wishes to change his country in Steam, he has to complete a purchase using a payment method from that country first. This will hinder the players using VPNs to buy games from a different country for cheap, since that process would require the player to get access to a payment method from that specific country.
As mentioned in the Steam update, “If you have moved to a new country, or are living abroad for an extended period of time, you can update your Steam country settings when you complete your first purchase using a payment method from that country.”
From the initial looks of it, there can be no possible way for players to circumvent this system to buy cheaper games unless they manage to gain access to a payment method from that country.
This problem had also previously affected the community marketplaces for games like CSGO, where a recent event dropped the price of case keys drastically when players started using Argentinian VPNs to buy keys for cheap. The exploit was soon patched out by Valve, but the price change persisted for a while.
Published at Thu, 30 Jul 2020 09:06:09 +0000
Riot Games’ tactical shooter VALORANT is about to welcome an all-new agent to their game. The new German agent named Killjoy has a set of abilities which primarily consists of deploying stationary robots and turrets which can be used to gain info, damage enemies or detain them.
Riot has released an official trailer in their YouTube channel describing how this agent works.
As seen from the video, she excels at locking down specific areas of the map without even being present there. Her Alarmbot leaves enemies weak and vulnerable, while her turret can fire at any enemies who enter its 180 degree radius. She can also throw a nanoswarm grenade which becomes hidden upon landing, and can be exploded at will to deploy a swarm of nanobots that damage enemies.
Here’s a detailed list of abilities of VALORANT’s latest agent Killjoy:
Killjoy equips an Alarmbot which can be deployed at will. The bot hunts down any enemies that get in range. After reaching its target, the bot explodes, applying a Vulnerable debuff to the target. She can also recall a deployed bot by holding the ability button.
Killjoy equips a turret which can be deployed at will. The turret fires at enemies in a 180 degree cone. The turret can also be recalled by Killjoy.
Killjoy equips a Nanoswarm grenade which can be thrown by pressing the “fire” key. Upon landing, the Nanoswarm becomes hidden and can be activated by Killjoy to send a swarm of damaging nanobots to nearby enemies.
ULTIMATE – LOCKDOWN
Killjoy equips a lockdown device which can be deployed by pressing the “fire” button. After a long windup, the device Detains any enemy caught in its radius. This device can be destroyed by enemies.
Seeing her kit, it’s obvious that Killjoy will be a tough enemy to deal with. Players across the community have already started saying that this agent is already overpowered even before her official release.
This new agent will officially be available to play in the game from Act II which starts on August 4th.
Published at Wed, 29 Jul 2020 18:07:14 +0000