Today we are going to explain how to setup a proxy on the Xbox Store. The goal? Being able to redeem game codes that are region locked.
Some Xbox Store digital codes are region locked, meaning you can only redeem those if you are in the right country. Let’s say you have a game code and you try to redeem it on your console, PC or smartphone and it always gives you an error, it can be that the code is wrong, used or because it has got a region lock rule by IP address checking.
For the Xbox One you have a recent example with the Gears of War Ultimate Edition , where Microsoft had a promotion with it giving you the whole GOW Xbox 360 games for free, this included Gears of War 1, 2, 3 and Gears of War Judgement Xbox 360 games that you can play on your Xbox One using the new backwards compatibility feature.
If you are not in the United States, some of those codes wont work, since are region locked for USA.
What to do then? Easy.
Step by Step solution:
Download HotSpot Shield ( you can google it )
Run the application and be sure “United States” is selected as the country for the proxy, normally it shows up as default country.
Go to xbox store and then try to redeem it again.
There is also another proxy solutions like this that we will post in the future, so stay tuned.