Blog - February 2, 2024

Granblue Fantasy: Is the Relink area locked?

One of the main selling points of Granblue Fantasy: Relinking is the game’s online coop. There are dozens of playable characters with unique skills designed for a group of friends to combine creatively—as long as you can play together.

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However, it’s 2024, so friends are no longer bound by neighborhood, time zone, or even being in the same country. Nowadays, the majority of gamers have friends in different parts of the world and though Granblue Fantasy: Relinking doesn’t officially support it, there are many ways you can play with friends on the other side of the globe.

What is a region lock?

Screenshot of the player character and their dragon companion in Granblue Fantasy: RelinkImage via Cygames

Region locking is quite simple. When a game is region locked, it means that online multiplayer can only be done with other people in the same server region as you. Normally, this is a great thing and is designed to prevent lag during online matches. If you’re in America and your opponent is in Asia in a PVP game, it’s really not going to be a fun time for anyone.

Region locking prevents this from happening, but in a game like Granblue Fantasy: Relinking, does not have any competitive PVP games. This means players won’t care whether their ping is in the single digits or not.

To be Granblue Fantasy: Relinking Locked area?

There has been no official statement from the developers confirming the game is region-locked to only allow online play in the same region of the world, but the unanimous player experience makes it clear that: Granblue Fantasy: Relinking is actually region locked. This means that, technically, you can’t play online with people in different parts of the world, even when trying to play privately in a closed party.

How to skip Granblue Fantasy: Relinkingregion lock of

You don’t need any technical know-how to bypass the region lock. In fact, all you have to do is change your Steam download area to match your friends’ (or ask them to match yours). To change your Steam download area, visit:

  • Steam Settings>Downloads>Download area

Screenshot of Steam's Download Settings menu.Easier than Staples. Screenshot of Dot Esports

Download regions is the first option in the Downloads menu tab, and selecting it opens a drop-down menu with all available regions. As long as you choose same area as a friend you want to play with, you will be able to bypass the region lock Granblue Fantasy: Relinking. Friend no need to reinstall game after conversion; just close Steam completely and then restart after making changes.