How to activate Xbox Game Pass, Live Gold, and Gift Cards in Namibia

We have all had our fair share of problems when trying to activate Xbox digital product codes. This article will guide you through the activation process for anyone living within Namibia.

This article will be divided into 3 parts. The first showing where these product codes can be bought. The second will demonstrate how to prepare your account to accept these codes, and how to activate them. The 3rd part will show some error codes that you may experience and how to fix them.

Background

Xbox codes can only be activated in the country from which they have been bought. 

Alternatively, you can purchase them directly from the Xbox store. However, using a Namibian bank card often leads to a declined purchase.

We can solve this issue by spoofing the location of the device that is activating the code. This can be achieved by using a VPN.

Where do you purchase a digital code?

The two places which we would recommend you to purchase your codes from are:

  1. Prepaid Gamer
  2. and Zeropoint Concepts

Why choose Prepaid Gamer?

  • Immediate access to the digital code

Why choose Zeropoint Concepts?

  • We will permit you temporary access to a South African VPN free of charge. This will ensure that you can activate the code within Namibia.

How do you activate the Code?

Now is a good time to mention that you will need a device that can run a VPN to activate the code. It can be a Windows computer, android phone, iPhone, or macOS computer. View the list of supported devices here.

Step 1: Change your Xbox account location.

Ensure that your Xbox account currency is denominated in South African Rands. You can easily see this by heading to the Xbox store on your Xbox and noting the pricing in the store. If games are in Rands (e.g R100.00), you are ready to proceed to the next step. If they are in a different currency, e.g £9.99, you have to change the location of your Xbox. Follow these steps to change the location/region:

Change your country/region on your console

 

Step 2: Download ProtonVPN

Go to protonvpn.com/download-windows and click the “Download ProtonVPN” button.

After the download is complete, click on it to start the installation.

Accept the Request

Click “Next”

Click “Next” again

Click “Next”

Click “Install”

Click “Finish”

You will then be presented with a login screen. When you purchase a code from our website, and we have received the payment, we will email you the digital code along with temporary credentials to ProtonVPN. Use these credentials to log onto ProtonVPN.

Once logged in, type “South Africa” into the search box. Then hover over the south african flag, and click on connect.

You will now be connected to a South African server.

Step 3: Activate the code on Microsoft’s website

Go to redeem.microsoft.com

Enter you Xbox email and password. It is extremely important to use your Xbox account details. The digital code will be linked to the email that is entered here.

If you are redirected to your account page, visit redeem.microsoft.com again.

Enter your 25-character code into the box. Ensure that you are logged into the correct account (as highlighted by the yellow box) and click on “Next”.

Follow the on-screen instructions and the code will be linked to your account.

Step 1: Change your Xbox account location.

Ensure that your Xbox account currency is denominated in South African Rands. You can easily see this by heading to the Xbox store on your Xbox and noting the pricing in the store. If games are in Rands (e.g R100.00), you are ready to proceed to the next step. If they are in a different currency, e.g £9.99, you have to change the location of your Xbox. Follow these steps to change the location/region:

Change your country/region on your console

 

Step 2: Download ProtonVPN

Go to protonvpn.com/download-android and click the “Get it On Google Play” button.

 

 

You will be redirected to the Google Play store. Install and open the app.

 

In ProtonVPN, click “SKIP”

 

You will then be presented with a login screen. When you purchase a code from our website, and we have received the payment, we will email you the digital code along with temporary credentials to ProtonVPN. Use these credentials to log onto ProtonVPN.

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Once logged in, click on “Map” and click on the triangle over South Africa.

 

Click on “Connect”

 

Accept the connection request by clicking “OK”

 

You will now be connected to a South African server.

Step 3: Activate the code on Microsoft’s website

Go to redeem.microsoft.com

Enter you Xbox email and password. It is extremely important to use your Xbox account details. The digital code will be linked to the email that is entered here.

 

If you are redirected to your account page, visit redeem.microsoft.com again.

Enter your 25-character code into the box. Ensure that you are logged into the correct account (as highlighted by the yellow box) and click on “Next”.

Follow the on-screen instructions and the code will be linked to your account.

To be completed – Refer to android section for now.

To be completed – Refer to windows section for now.

Errors you may experience

This code can’t be redeemed. It was purchased in a different region from your account.

This error occurs when the redemption country is different to the country in which the code was purchased. Please ensure that the VPN is connected to a South African Server.

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