It seems that with the launch of the new Sniper Elite 3 game last week that over 7,000 Sniper Elite 3 Steam keys have been stolen and made their way back into retail and online stores.
The 7,050 Sniper Elite 3 Steam keys have now been revoked by Steam leaving those that have purchased the keys needing to return them to the supplier for a full refund.
The latest in the Sniper Elite series Sniper Elite 3, launched on June 27th in Europe and will launch on July 1st in the US. The games develop Rebellion has posted an article over on the Steam store and offered the “Target Hitler” DLC pre-order incentive free to all those affected by the stolen keys.
“As a developer,”-“Rebellion are happy for you to purchase the game anywhere you see fit and support price competition in the PC market. We have in no way targeted any specific vendors (who may have also thought these keys were legitimate), just this one set of keys.
“All we can suggest if you have been affected is to please contact your vendor and first ask for a replacement key, and then contact us for the free pre-order DLC if you are successful.”
To be eligible for the Sniper Elite 3 upgrade you will have to follow the following these instructions by Friday 4th July:
1. Email [email protected] and include the following information:
– Receipt or proof of purchase from the original (blocked) vendor.
– The original (blocked) Steam key you were sent.
2. We’ll process your request and get back to you as soon as we can. Please be patient – this is a manual process and it may take some time!
All the best Rebellion