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When you bought a physical copy of your most anticipated PS4 game and found out that the game does not support your preferred language nor will you get any DLCs on it when you’re back in your comfortable crib… this might save yourself the trip back to the game store.
Games are published worldwide based on regions by publishers. Yes, the games are usually compatible with all PS4 from different regions but if you’re worried about region locked DLCs, Updates and Patches or supported language, you will need to look out for a certain region indicator before your purchase.
Certain games are released in different regions due to language and censorship which may not be appropriate if released in that region. Thus, games are released in batches dependent on regions. As seen in the pictures above, you might notice at the bottom back corner of your physical copy – a certain globe with a number on it. The number indicates which region the game is released.
R0 – ALL
R1 – Bermuda, Canada, United States and U.S. territories
R2 – The Middle East, Western Europe, Central Europe, Egypt, French overseas territories, Greenland, Japan, Lesotho, South Africa and Swaziland
R3 – Southeast Asia, Hong Kong, Macau, South Korea and Taiwan
R4 – Australasia, Central America, the Caribbean, Mexico, Oceania, South America
R5 – The rest of Africa, Former Soviet Union, the Indian subcontinent, Mongolia, North Korea
R6 – Mainland China
As seen in the pictures above, the games are from Region 2, 4 and ALL. You will also be able to find the languages that are supported in the game at the back of your physical cover. That way you can make sure that the game you bought is tied to your region so that you can download any updates or patches that supports your game.
This is especially important for your PSN codes as well. Because PSN codes are locked to the country that it is bought from – it must match the country of the PSN account. This also applies to DLCs and it must match the region of the PSN account and the region the game was bought from.
Hope this helps!
There are differences in local accounts and PlayStation Network (PSN) accounts.
A local account is just a name to identify a user on the PS4. A PSN account is an email + password combination to that identifies you on Sony's servers.
In your special case let's say you got two local account:
both without any linked PSN account. And you got two PSN accounts:
You can now link one PSN account to any of your local accounts. But in this example only the local account linked to [email protected] will have the PS Plus subscription. So you would have to link both local accounts to [email protected] to get PS Plus on both local accounts. But such a link isn't permanent - you can always log off a PSN account and log back in with another one. That's how you can share games between different PS4 systems (it's allowed and possible on three different PS4 systems at the same time).
Type “ipconfig” in the Command Prompt, press Enter….You can check what your NAT type is easily enough :
To Change NAT to “open” from “strict” usually involves port forwarding of specific ports through your router or gateway. Remember that if you’re trying to get Open NAT on more than 1 PC / Console on the same network it is not possible. You can have two or more PCs with Moderate NAT but not with NAT type Open.
PS4 requires these ports to be open: Port 80 (TCP), Port 443 (TCP), Port 1935 (TCP), Port 3478-3480 (TCP), Port 3478-3479 (UDP). You should reset your router by plugging out of the power supply then connect your PS4 to the Wireless network or via Ethernet cable and test one of your favorite games.
The port numbers used to connect with the PlayStation™Network servers via the Internet are: TCP: 80, 443, 465, 993, 3478, 3479, 3480, 5223, 8080. UDP: 3478, 3479.
NAT Type 3: The console’s connection to the router is restricted due to specific security protocols not being bypassed for the sake of the PS5.
The NAT type failed normally because of the network issues, such as the incorrect network settings or the network firewall problems. At present, you can’t manage the NAT type status directly by your PS4 settings, and you need to change the NAT type by the router settings.
Sometimes due to the built-in firewall of the router, you will need to open ports. You may do this by either doing Port Forwarding or Port Triggering. Once the ports are successfully opened, the NAT Type will change to Open or Moderate.
Yes, using a VPN will bypass NAT, so it will most likely change your default NAT type. If you already have a Type B NAT, using a VPN won’t change a thing, as it will still be a moderate NAT after you establish a secure connection.
TL;DR answer: you can change your NAT type by using a VPN like Speedify to bypass NAT restrictions of your Internet connection, leaving you with NAT Type 2 | B | Moderate. Use Connectify Hotspot to share the VPN connection over Wi-Fi or wired Ethernet.
You can configure the NAT settings as required.