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Switching Xbox Live regions has always been a pain to do, but now help is at hand thanks to a new region switching web app that is currently in beta.

Microsoft is currently testing a region switching web tool which can easily move your entire account to a different region at the touch of a button. NeoWin has a screen-grab of the tool which you can view here. Region switching can take up to six weeks using the app–as a security precaution–and can only occur once every three months.

The switch will see your gamertag, Microsoft Points balance, Xbox Live Gold membership time, and Achievements carried over, however, you will lose some region-locked data in the switch, such as region specific subscription services.

Will you make use of this app once it is out of beta? Share your thoughts below.

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Matt is one of the longest-serving members of the EGMNOW team. An ability to go many hours without sleep and a quick wit make him ideal for his role as associate editor at EGMNOW.com. He often thinks back to the days when the very idea of this career seemed like nothing but an impossible dream. Find him on Twitter @mattyjb89

Xbox Live Region Switching Web App in Beta

Switching Xbox Live regions has always been a pain to do, but now help is at hand thanks to a new region switching web app that is currently in beta.

By Matthew Bennett | 01/3/2013 06:40 AM PT

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Switching Xbox Live regions has always been a pain to do, but now help is at hand thanks to a new region switching web app that is currently in beta.

Microsoft is currently testing a region switching web tool which can easily move your entire account to a different region at the touch of a button. NeoWin has a screen-grab of the tool which you can view here. Region switching can take up to six weeks using the app–as a security precaution–and can only occur once every three months.

The switch will see your gamertag, Microsoft Points balance, Xbox Live Gold membership time, and Achievements carried over, however, you will lose some region-locked data in the switch, such as region specific subscription services.

Will you make use of this app once it is out of beta? Share your thoughts below.

0   POINTS
0   POINTS



About Matthew Bennett

view all posts

Matt is one of the longest-serving members of the EGMNOW team. An ability to go many hours without sleep and a quick wit make him ideal for his role as associate editor at EGMNOW.com. He often thinks back to the days when the very idea of this career seemed like nothing but an impossible dream. Find him on Twitter @mattyjb89