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Yes Titanfall does work in South Africa

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Good news Soldier

We all by now know that Titanfall is not officially on sale in South Africa due to what EA is claiming is less than ideal network connections to the servers in Europe. But what in reality is a side effect of the CPA complaint. 

Well a lot of people have been asking over the last few days whether or not Titanfall would work in South Africa and how many hoops would you need to jump through to get a copy?

We can now answer both of those questions.

To get a copy of Titanfall all you need to do is buy yourself an Origin code for the game. Unfortunately you can’t use the local Origin store as the game has been removed from there. However our friends over at Evopoints are selling codes right here. You’ll receive a pre-order key, which will re replaced with an actual origin before the European release date. We have, however tested the final keys, and the game is busy downloading right now. 

So once you buy a code just open your Origin and redeem it by clicking on the Origin menu item and redeem code.

That’s it, I’ve personally done this with my South African Origin account this morning and it’s busy installing.

Oh and you don’t need to worry about region locking as Respawn have already confirmed to our old editor Nick de Bruyne that the system has no built in region locking.

So do we hate EA enough to not play this excellent game because it’s not officially being launched here or am I going to be seeing a bunch of you on the battlefield come Friday?

Add me on Origin: LazygamerZA

In closing, yes you can play Titanfall in South Africa and you don’t even need to jump through any real hoops. Meaning the only people losing out here are the retail stores and local media.. why local media? Well EA canned their planned marketing campaign didn’t they so we all lost income this month which destroys our souls.. but hey at least I can go shoot things again.

Last Updated: March 11, 2014

68 Comments

  1. justlikemo

    March 11, 2014 at 07:15

    but evopoints say they are out of stock 🙁

    Reply

    • Gavin Mannion

      March 11, 2014 at 07:22

      they are their now

      Reply

      • justlikemo

        March 11, 2014 at 07:43

        yeh just had a look again, yes it is, probably server must have been busy or sumfthin

        Reply

      • SlasherZA

        March 11, 2014 at 07:44

        [Grammar Nazi Sarcasm Mode]

        There, Their, They’re…

        [/Grammar Nazi Sarcasm Mode]

        Couldn’t resist 🙂

        Reply

        • General JJ the Fett

          March 11, 2014 at 08:11

          Theiyere*

          Reply

          • Admiral Chief in Vegas

            March 11, 2014 at 08:15

            LOL

          • Willem Swanepoel

            March 11, 2014 at 08:20

            Hier, daar, hulle, julle, daar so, hier so ?

          • General JJ the Fett

            March 11, 2014 at 08:21

            Hiedaarsohulle

          • Skoobaz

            March 11, 2014 at 08:34

            You fogot ” ‘ “..somewhere…

        • DrKiller

          March 11, 2014 at 08:58

          Hope I can help 🙂

          Reply

  2. General JJ the Fett

    March 11, 2014 at 07:15

    Interesting.
    So. What’s happening outside the world of Titanfall these days anyway?

    Reply

    • Exalted Overlord Geoffrey Tim

      March 11, 2014 at 07:25

      DARK SOULS 2

      Reply

      • Wraith

        March 11, 2014 at 07:43

        PC release only at the end of April… :'(

        Reply

        • justlikemo

          March 11, 2014 at 07:44

          Diablo III Reaper Of Souls

          Reply

          • justlikemo

            March 11, 2014 at 07:45

            StarCraft II Legacy of the Void

          • General JJ the Fett

            March 11, 2014 at 08:03

            Did not know that. Now you’ve got me super excited.

          • Wraith

            March 11, 2014 at 07:48

            Been really enjoying that since the latest patch. Loot system is 100x better.

      • General JJ the Fett

        March 11, 2014 at 08:03

        Yea yea

        Reply

      • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

        March 11, 2014 at 08:41

        The only game that matters in my humble opinion! Every day I pray for the return of RTS or JRPG domination. Let the FPS die already. No more Brogaming!

        Reply

        • BacchusZA

          March 11, 2014 at 12:48

          You shut your dirty mouth!!!

          Or at least shush until The Division & Destiny are released, then you can carry on 🙂

          Reply

    • justlikemo

      March 11, 2014 at 07:46

      gettin the boys a psp for their birthday

      Reply

    • Skoobaz

      March 11, 2014 at 08:36

      Star Citizen!!!

      Reply

      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        March 11, 2014 at 08:40

        Just hit $40 mil. BOOM!

        Reply

        • Skoobaz

          March 11, 2014 at 09:58

          Holy Shyte!!! That truly is incredible. I still need to opt in…

          Reply

  3. InsanityFlea

    March 11, 2014 at 07:23

    Still not buying it.

    Reply

  4. KingKappie

    March 11, 2014 at 07:23

    And if i want to play on my xbox? LG forgetting the not so master race again! sad face !

    Reply

    • Pieter Kruger

      March 11, 2014 at 07:33

      The game itself has no region locking so if you have a US/UK account you should be fine!, That being said I can’t find it on the store yet (UK account) ????

      Reply

      • Exalted Overlord Geoffrey Tim

        March 11, 2014 at 07:50

        Releases on Friday in the UK.

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        • Pieter Kruger

          March 11, 2014 at 08:09

          Aaaaaaaaargh!, Got so caught up I completely forgot about that!! No probs, will sink my teeth into Project Spark on the Xbone for a while!

          Reply

  5. SmurFyZA

    March 11, 2014 at 08:05

    Thanks Gavin for the information. I am on the verge of buying it, The price is a bit high though. Considering I was going to pay under R300 via Kalahari

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  6. Admiral Chief in Vegas

    March 11, 2014 at 08:15

    So I got feedback from Kalahari yesterday, and that I’m getting my refund!!!! YAY.

    BUT NO YAY, since I STILL DON’T HAVE MY MONEY BACK

    Reply

    • General JJ the Fett

      March 11, 2014 at 08:16

      Jeez. It’s been, what, three weeks?

      Reply

  7. Bobk81

    March 11, 2014 at 08:22

    Just got mine, now, to just wait for the proper key!!! Awesome, thanks guys

    Reply

  8. BuildOurTitansZA

    March 11, 2014 at 08:24

    We got our code from http://www.kinguin.net. A little more expensive but they have availability.

    Reply

  9. Willem Swanepoel

    March 11, 2014 at 08:27

    50 gb download … hot damn!

    Reply

    • Nick de Bruyne

      March 11, 2014 at 11:12

      No, its around 21GB download and around 48GB installed Respawn said.

      Reply

      • Gavin Mannion

        March 11, 2014 at 13:50

        my download said 50gb.. maybe that explains why it is going so fast though?

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        • Nick de Bruyne

          March 11, 2014 at 14:14

          I remember the Beta being the same. It seemed like it had some unholy speed going behind the update. Like 1.2MB a second on a 6mbps line. So its showing progress for half the size of the stated size yeah. No idea why they do that

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  10. DiceAir

    March 11, 2014 at 09:13

    can’t wait to hear what lazygamer say the experience is like

    Reply

  11. Guest

    March 11, 2014 at 09:14

    I’m just a little concerned, even reading through the steps in the article.
    I’ve purchased the game through them but have received some strange “key”.
    If I understand it correctly, I’m going to receive another key?

    If someone would be so kind as so to help a naabie.

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    • Estian Hough

      March 11, 2014 at 09:16

      Nevermind 😛

      Reply

      • Bobk81

        March 11, 2014 at 09:24

        Yes, buying through EVOpoints, you will get a UK code, so we need to wait till they email us that code hopefully Thursday otherwise Friday.

        Reply

  12. ThisIsBullShlt

    March 11, 2014 at 09:24

    Is it really worth it though? No South African servers and the nearest being Europe (if this is a COD re-skin [spoiler: it is] then latency is going to be a big deal). 6v6 and massive graphical issues because it was made mediocre to play on multiple platforms. Is this 2003? EA bit me once with BF4 and now that DICE are finally making up for EA’s aggressive money hungry dev cycles we’re supposed to believe that this game they’re not even willing to support in our country is going to work out fine?

    Also: They don’t have region locks… YET. Good luck trying to get your money back when they implement that.

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    • Gavin Mannion

      March 11, 2014 at 09:43

      They won’t region lock.. there is no logical reason for that.

      Also the reports from local beta testers is that the game played well

      Reply

      • Craig

        March 11, 2014 at 16:54

        i was one of those beta testers. and ping was +-200 ms. For a FPS normally thats a problem but this one it didnt seem laggy at all. I was really disappointed that it was cancelled here in South Africa. At least now i can get it, thanks for the article 🙂 BTW all the servers are hosted in Microsoft Azure, so there is 0 chance that we will ever get South African Servers as we do not have the local infrastructure to support a Microsoft Datacenter (It requires two independent power companies at a minimum), and yes Microsoft have looked at it.

        Reply

  13. michael

    March 11, 2014 at 09:54

    If one gets titanfall on xbox 360, obveously an illegal copied game running on a chipped xbox will the game still work? IE does titanfall block south african IP’s or anything like that? or will the game run…

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  14. StoneCold

    March 11, 2014 at 09:54

    For what it’s worth, Evopoints isn’t out of stock, I pre-ordered via EFT less than an hour ago. So those that still want secure a key, do so now!

    Reply

  15. Rags

    March 11, 2014 at 10:26

    For all those willing to play a fast paced MP fps at 200ms+ Good luck and enjoy annoying everyone else 🙁

    Reply

  16. LAblak22

    March 11, 2014 at 10:36

    Conspiracies. We has ’em.

    Reply

  17. Draeka

    March 11, 2014 at 10:47

    any idea how long it takes to before I receive the key after purchase ?

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    • StoneCold

      March 11, 2014 at 11:08

      Didn’t you receive the email that said you’ll receive your actual Origin key via email on or before 14 March ?

      Reply

      • Draeka

        March 11, 2014 at 11:15

        got it like 10 mins after i posted

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        • StoneCold

          March 11, 2014 at 11:25

          Cool, no problem.

          Reply

  18. Christo Jackson

    March 11, 2014 at 13:30

    even so it was cheaper at my local BT games even cheaper than on origin itself…

    Reply

  19. Estian Hough

    March 11, 2014 at 14:52

    I’m a little worried about my purchase now actually… I don’t know if I made a retarded mistake.
    I bought the game at Evo and got all the necessary emails and whatnot, so I’m waiting for them to send me my actual Origin key…
    I’m worried that when I bought the game I did select South Africa as a country on Evo’s site… will this prevent me from getting the game?
    Or is the location just saved on my account for their (Evo’s) site?

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    • VampyreSquirrel

      March 11, 2014 at 14:58

      I believe that’s just for Evo’s use.

      Reply

  20. Gareth Stanford Todd

    March 11, 2014 at 15:59

    A question with regards to members who already pre-ordered the game through Origin is there a means of making our codes work “regionless” per say?

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  21. r3drox

    March 11, 2014 at 16:57

    Real bummer for us in East Africa is we actually had better pings than my friends in SA did. We just happened to share the same store with SA where the game got removed (prices in Rand and everything). Regardless if they add an Azure server in SA or not we will still end up using EU servers over here anyway (our connections to SA suck donkey balls). Glad the third party key purchase option works though.

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  22. Shadow

    March 11, 2014 at 22:53

    Guys, use vpn connection to Europe or America or even Proxy server. Open up Origion website and Walla now u can order and pay for it. By the time you log into your Origion client the game will be waiting.

    Enjoy

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  23. chris_slootjie

    March 12, 2014 at 02:11

    After the game is done preloading just use vpn to enter the game (use usa location) and then disconnect vpn once the game starts. Game performs pretty well actually.

    Reply

  24. R4ziel

    March 12, 2014 at 07:57

    I played up to about lvl 28 last night (waaay past my bedtime) and for all the people that say its a COD reskin or it wont run well with a high ping, maybe you should actually play the game to understand how much fun it is… but any way, moving on.

    My ping was constantly around 200-250, but I was not really checking it the whole time as the game is so much fun and you barely notice the ping problem. You do however realize it in close quarters or when you run around a corner and the oke seeing you feels like he is super quick, well he has that bit of an advantage. There is lag yes, but does it detract from the game or feel like COD with 200ms ping? Most freaking definitely NO!

    I loved every single second of playing last night, and I have to say, if you havent played it, you should find a buddy who has it and try it out, its really something different!!

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    • chrislongfield

      March 12, 2014 at 09:09

      Dude I agree the game is awesome. Fast paced and fun you dont really notice the ping, other than COD that’s more competitive. Add me on Origin: chris_longfield

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      • R4ziel

        March 12, 2014 at 09:13

        I enjoy having the Titans and the chaos that ensues when you jump around a corner and there are 2 Titans battling and your caught in the middle hahaaha. You dont get that in COD!
        I played all the CODS up to ghosts, except MW 2 and MW 3 and it has really become a tedious either I shoot you or you shoot me, there is no more fun (for me) in it, its too monotonous, Titanfall brings back that “Oh Crap what have I done!” Moments and that for me is what makes this awesome. Now imagine playing it with <50 ping!!

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  25. Doc

    March 12, 2014 at 11:46

    Bought my code yesterday, downloaded at 2.25Mb was finnished when I got out of bed this morning, Thanks guys now I will be owning on (laggy) int servers as was the case with beta
    thanks again for the work around

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  26. Xelus

    March 14, 2014 at 12:08

    As posted before, it isn’t gamer’s fault that all of this happens, but development in SA is bad, technology wise and generally. Heck the lines we get now, the rest of the world had for the past 5 – 7 years.

    New things to us, are old things to the rest of the world, unfortunately it will be getting worse. We’re one of few countries in the world with the most expensive “everything”. Maybe a local server would be nice, but would it be beneficial for both sides, not quite.

    Heck International companies are retracting from SA with the biggest reason being, technology is ancient, and things here are far more expensive than they should be. Look around at what is happening here. The chances that many of us here would’ve done the same as EA if we were in their position, is very likely.

    It isn’t being paid for with ceaser’s coin, but with soldiers’ blood. It is the community that pulls on the short end, not the cats at the top.

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  27. Athanassios Lahanis

    March 19, 2014 at 16:29

    Dont get any keys from Evopoints, the game does not work at all, you will be waiting for ever in a matchmaking loop, and you wont be able to get a refund.

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    • Exalted Overlord Geoffrey Tim

      March 19, 2014 at 17:38

      I just played a game minutes ago. Used an evopoints key. Try switching between west and North europe. servers.

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      • Athanassios Lahanis

        March 19, 2014 at 22:36

        How long does it take you to fine and get into a server ? Cause i have tried both EU servers and a US server and i still wait 10 – 15 mins and nothing happens or i get “You have lost connection to EA”, so am i just an unlucky customer to this crap ?

        Reply

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