What Can I Do if My CD Key Is Not Working?
There is nothing more frustrating than buying a video game and not playing it because the CD key isn’t working. Here we go through the common mistakes and issues you will encounter and how to deal with them.
You just bought a game or have a gift card, discount code, or CD key, and the code isn’t working. It’s okay, breathe, relax, and follow these easy steps to get your key working.
Double check your Key.
Sounds obvious, but sometimes in our eagerness to type it in and get to our games, we can miss a number or letter.
Is that a 0 (zero) or O?
When checking, it’s good to make sure that you’re typing in 0 (zero) or O (letter) when needed. Recheck every letter and number. Still unsafe? Hint: Copy-Paste out of known words!
Game Key is Region Locked.
When we see a low price for an incredible game, we sometimes jump straight in and buy it. Remember to check the region that you’re buying for, as it does matter.
How to Redeem a Code
Below you can find a list of key stores and publishers on how to redeem or activate codes on specific platforms and what to do if your code does not work.
How to Activate a CD Key on Battle.net
How to Redeem a Code for the Bethesda Launcher
How to Download and Activate a CD Key on Epic Games
How to Activate Gamesplanet Discount Code?
How to Redeem a Gamivo Discount Code
How to Activate a CD Key on GoG
How to Redeem an HRK Discount Code
How to Redeem Instant Gaming Discount Code
How to Redeem a Kinguin Discount Code
How to Redeem a Code from Microsoft Store on Windows 10
How to activate a Game Code for Nintendo Switch
How to Redeem a Promo Code for Oculus on PC
How to Activate a CD Key on Origin
How to Activate a CD Key on Rockstar
How to Activate CD Keys on Steam
How to Activate a Ubisoft Game on Ubisoft Connect
How to Activate a CD Key on Uplay
How to Activate a Wii U Game Key
How to Activate a Code on Xbox One
If you have followed the previous steps and you find your game key, discount code, cd key, or gift card not working, please do check out the article below on what to do next.
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