Do you want to score a cheaper G2A Minecraft game? Here’s everything you need to know about G2A Minecraft: How to buy, redeem and use.
What is G2A and How Does It Work?
G2A is an online marketplace specializing in the reselling of gaming and other software specifically redemption or activation keys.
It does not buy or sell products by itself, but provides the platform, and acts as an intermediary between the buyer and the seller. It works much like eBay or Amazon.
Is Minecraft Available on G2A?
Yes. You can buy Minecraft on G2A.
Where Does G2A Get The Keys?
Third-party sellers sell their game keys via G2A. Some of these sellers are wholesalers buying the game in bulk from the developers. Others are gamers who have acquired the games through bundle promotions but don’t like everything in the bundle so they sell off the other titles.
How to Buy Minecraft in G2A?
To buy Minecraft in G2A, search Minecraft in the search bar on the home page. The page results will show the available products for sale. Make sure to choose the right version for the right platform, and the correct region. Add to your cart and enter your email address. Click continue to payment and add your payment information.
After paying for your order, you will receive your keys in your email. If that was an “Instant delivery” offer, you should get them in a few seconds. If that was an “Up to 24h delivery” offer, you will receive the keys as soon as the seller sends them to you.
How to Redeem G2A Minecraft?
To activate your Minecraft Key, go to the Minecraft redeem page. Enter your code in the appropriate box and hit the submit button. Log on to your Microsoft account when prompted. On the succeeding page, you will see the code you entered in the field. Make sure everything is correct and then click on next.
After redeeming your Minecraft code, you’ll be sent to the page where you can download the game. Hit download and follow the instructions.
Is it Safe to Buy Minecraft in G2A?
G2A had some issues regarding some sellers buying software keys using stolen credit cards. This could result in the buyer losing access to the game, as well as the original developer getting chargebacks for illegal purchases.
Since the issue came out, G2A has implemented stricter verification measures for sellers and safeguards for buyers. It also has committed to pay developers 10 times the money they lost on chargebacks for proven cases.
As of this time, buying Minecraft in G2A is generally safe.
Still, like in any online marketplace, buyers must do their due diligence before transacting. Always read carefully the product description. Check the seller’s profile just like you would during some other online shopping and choose only those who have a good reputation and a lot of positive feedback.
Is It Legal To Buy Minecraft in G2A?
Yes, it is legal to buy Minecraft and other games in G2A. As already mentioned, most of the games and software on G2A are sold by large-scale wholesale sellers purchasing keys in bulk and selling them on G2A at some profit.
Even second-hand games are perfectly legal. This is no different from buying other second-hand goods. The developers/publishers already received money for the games when it has sold for the first time. And the games being sold in G2A have not been used or activated.
Why Are The Games Cheaper in G2A?
The games and other software on G2A are generally cheaper because they were either bought in bulk or they are unused second-hand games.
Where Else Can I Buy Minecraft Activation Codes?
You can also buy Minecraft digital codes on Amazon. Other online stores and marketplaces such as cdkeys and kinguin also sell Minecraft digital codes.
What Are The Accepted Payment Methods in G2A?
G2A accepts Visa and Mastercard credit cards, Paypal, Skrill and many more. Payment options will vary across regions.
What is G2A Plus?
G2A Plus is a membership subscription program for G2A Marketplace users. When you subscribe to this program, you an additional discount on already discounted items. You will also get a free game each month from a personalized game box designed just for you on top of your discounts. The monthly subscription is $2.39.
What Else is Sold In G2A?
Aside from video games, sellers also offer software, gaming gift cards, top-up cards, Downloadable Content, in-game bonuses and gaming subscriptions–as long as they are based on an activation key or a unique link.
What is G2A Direct?
G2A Direct is a program for game developers and publishers. Those under the program will be able to sell their creations to millions of users on the G2A Marketplace. G2A only gets a 10.8% commission from each sale.
Aside from that, developers under this program will also get a 10% “developer fee” commission from third-party sales of the keys for the games that they own. This means that each time someone buys a game from some other seller, the developer also earns from that sale. They earn twice for the same key.
Can I Get A Refund for A Game I Already Activated?
Once you activate a digital product key on your Steam account (or any other platform), the game is permanently linked to it and the process cannot be reversed. Since the key has been redeemed and cannot be used again, the seller may not able to give you a refund. Some sellers may make an exception but you have to contact the seller directly.
How Would I Know if I can activate a product in my region or country?
Check the info section under the product name. It will tell you if you can activate the product in your country based on your location.
Can I get a refund on Steam for a game bought on G2A.COM? No. Steam’s Refund Policy applies only to games bought on their store and not to keys purchased on G2A.COM.
What is Kinguin? Kinguin is an online marketplace for games just like G2A.
Can you get banned in Steam for using CD Keys? As long as you got your keys from a legitimate source, you won’t get banned.