Just go in to settings and change your console location. If you are purchasing the game, you must do the region change before you make the purchase. If you are using gamepass, it will work whether you’ve already downloaded or not.
I already purchased the game.
I heard some say, that I should uninstall, change region to Australia and then download it again. Then it should work, but since I haven’t tried it before and won’t be able until the 5th, I wanted to hear if someone here have had any experience.
I used to buy games from hong kong store to play 8 hours early but It doesnt work if you didnt purchase the game from that regions store. Deleting the game and re downloading it from australia wont unlock it at the australian release time.
I never tried this trick with ultimate game pass, I really hope it unlocks at australian time when I change my region.
from what I read yesterday from gears is it releases 5th sep -usa, 5th sep aussie/nz, 5th sep uk/ europe, if it is the 5th sep in a region/country, that is when it gets released no matter what date it is anywhere else
It’s stupid we have to do this region change stuff to unlock early when we’re in the region where the damn game sells the most in the first place. Why screw us over and unlock for NZ 16 hours early? Unlock worldwide simultaneously so we all logon at the same moment. Nobody care if the 50 people who bought the game in NZ are technically waiting an extra 16 hours. It’s not fair to let everyone else play early and expect others to sit here with their thumbs up their ■■■■■.
If you’re not changing region, you might as well watch someone stream the whole campaign while you wait so you can go straight to online modes. I don’t care about campaign anyway, so that option doesn’t work for me.