Loop Hero Developers: Russian Players, You Can Pirate Our Game

Loop Hero developers have recently encouraged their players to “raise the pirate flag.”

Four Quarters, the indie Russian game developer responsible for the surprise hit Loop Hero, is encouraging players to pirate the game if they are unable to purchase it legally. This was the result of the broad range of sanctions imposed on Russia since its specialized military operations in Ukraine in late February.

How to Download Loop Hero

Loop Hero players in Russia and fans all over the world have been wondering how to download Loop Hero due to the imposed sanctions of the U.S. on Russia. They are currently unable to purchase Loop Hero through Steam or the Nintendo Switch’s eShop.

Loop Hero‘s Russian developers encouraged their players that if they are unable to purchase the mystical role-playing game, they can simply pirate it.

As reported by Engadget, Four Quarters wrote, “It is not known when all this will end, therefore, in such difficult times, we can only help everyone to raise the pirate flag (together with vpn) and share the most popular distribution on the rutracker”.

Four Quarters encouraged its players to “raise the pirate flag” and even included a downloadable link of the game via BitTorrent and the Russian torrent site RuTracker. 

Steam and Nintendo have temporarily stopped accepting payments from Russian customers, effectively excluding the entire country from their respective inventories and marketplaces.

According to Kotaku, it was later revealed that the Loop Hero developers are not able to cash in any payments from their players’ purchases. The financial halt comes from Visa and Mastercard pulling out of Russia in participation in the U.S. sanctions against Russia.

Loop Hero‘s loyal fan base initiated another means to support the Russian developers directly. However, Four Quarters stated, “We are very grateful for your support, but the truth is that everything is fine with us, send this support to your family and friends at this difficult time.”

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