View Full Version : Russian / Chinese Language Lock

02-12-2017, 20:19
CIS, CN and maybe some other versions as well are locked out from using English language. When you open Steam Page in this region it says "Purchases made in this region will only receive the Russian and Simplified Chinese languages.".

This is unacceptable, I don't want to play the game in any other language, other than English. Why doesn't Ubisoft at least make this version available for purchase in our region? We don't even have the option to pay more to get access to the original language and stuck with CN/RU instead.

There was a same issue with The Division, and Rainbow Six: Siege. Ubisoft is the only company that uses this practice of language locking. They don't seem to understand that Russian or Chinese may not be native language for everyone living in CIS/CN, some people might even just be here for work or other thing and not know the language at all. Or maybe some people just don't want to play in Russian.

There also doesn't seem to be any way around it AFAIK, as "Global" version wouldn't activate on RU/CIS account and vice versa. Not so "Global" anymore, huh?

RU TL;DR: Если купить игру в России, нельзя выбрать английский язык.

02-15-2017, 03:13
If you happen to live in China or any of CIS region countries, not only you are locked from using English text/menu (thanks for including English voice), but your matchmaking is locked to those who has RU/CN version. Meaning very long queue times even if you live in one of those countries, but if you move somewhere else and try to find a game with this version, you will almost certainly will never be able to.

I need to emphasize that Ubisoft doesn't even give us the option to buy higher priced version, we're stuck. Ubisoft also doesn't seem to realize that not only Russian speakers live in that region. There are countries in CIS that doesn't even have Russian as official language. Nevertheless, they are stuck to only playing with Russians.

I have refunded the game as soon as I found out about it. If they don't respect us so much to put us in reservations, they don't deserve my money.

If you try to open support ticket about the issue they will either close the issue without answering or say there is nothing they can do.

This is for any version you buy in this regions. Steam, Uplay, Retail - all the same. No way around it.

TL;DR: RU/CN version is locked to only play with players who has the same version.

Posted a review on steam so it gets more visibility: http://steamcommunity.com/id/nyakze/recommended/304390/

02-15-2017, 09:59
Доброго времени суток!

Посмотрите пожалуйста "Правила форума" п/п 1.12: http://forums-ru.ubi.com/showthread.php/15-%D0%9F%D1%80%D0%B0%D0%B2%D0%B8%D0%BB%D0%B0-%D1%84%D0%BE%D1%80%D1%83%D0%BC%D0%B0

По теме, если честно не обращал внимания на данный момент, вечером мб посмотрю ради интереса.