So, as some of you (mainly fellow Belgians) probably know, buying lootboxes with an account that has its place of residence set in Belgium isn't possible. A vpn doesn't seem to change this, as it doesn't seem based on ip. Using a vpn to make a fresh account that has its place of residence outside of Belgium also isn't really a fix, because new account can't pay for gifts with credit cards. They can only use prepaid cards.
Now, the obvious solution here would to change your own accounts place of residence to NotBelgium. But you need to contact support to do so. In their lootbox article, WG kinda seems to imply that they might be okay with you doing so:
Due to legal restrictions, Holiday Ops boxes will not be available to purchase in Belgium. However, players from Belgium will still be able to accept them as a Gift, when purchased by players from other countries. You can verify your Place of Residence at the bottom of the Premium Shop , by clicking on “Europe (your language)”. If your Place of Residence is not up-to-date*, FOLLOW THIS LINK to contact Player Support. *Example: You created the account while in Belgium, but you currently live in Germany.
But, on their support website, there's also this:
Support will verify your current Place of Residence.
This has me a little concerned if I come knocking to change my place of residence but don't have the necessary proof, WG might ban my account or something, which obviously wouldn't be very nice. Have any of you tried doing this before?
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