How to play Asphalt 9: Legends now before its official release

Asphalt 9 Legends

In this guide you’ll learn how to play Asphalt 9: Legends before most other people using a simple VPN app.

Asphalt is the mobile racing equivalent of Need for Speed, Ridge Racer and Gran Turismo. Fans of possibly the best mobile racer have something to be excited about, Asphalt 9: Legends is about to be released.

If you’re eager to play Asphalt 9: Legends before most other people in the world then you’re in luck. Well, at least if you’re an iOS user who owns an iPhone or iPad.

Asphalt 9: Legends has been released as a “soft launch” in the Philippines. What this means is they’ve released it to a specific country to ensure everything is running smoothly and see the reception the game receives.

The good news is you can download and play Asphalt 9: Legends right now and play from any country in the world.

Step 1: Change your iTunes account location

Asphalt 9: Legends has been released in the Philippines only so you’ll need to change the region of your iTunes account to even be able to download the game in the first place.

There are two methods to doing this. You can either change the region of your current iTunes account or you can create a completely separate iTunes account.

Method 1: Changing your current iTunes location

To change your iTunes region you’ll need to follow the instructions below. You can of course follow the same instructions to change it back to your original region.

On your iPhone or iPad go to the Settings area. In settings select iTunes & App Store. Select your Apple ID and then click to view it using View Apple ID.

iTunes Store

You now need to sign in with your regular Password. Now select Country/Region.

Scroll through the list and locate the Philippines and select it. You’ll need to enter an address in the Philippines. You can either search Google for a valid one or use a site such as FakeAddressGenerator which will create one for you.

Enter the details of your fake Philippines address.

Once you’ve entered and confirmed your address details your iTunes account will now be a Philippines one.

You should be able to search for Asphalt 9: Legends in the iTunes store or you can use this direct link : http://itunes.apple.com/ph/app/asphalt-9-legends/id805603214?mt=8

You’ll still need a VPN app to play so read further down this guide in Step 2.

Method 2: Creating a whole new iTunes account

If you don’t want to change the region of your usual iTunes account then you can create a whole new one.

To do this you’ll need to go to the Settings area on your iPhone or iPad.

Select the big option near the top that allows you to Sign-Out. You’ll want to ensure you’ve backed up any contacts, photos and reminders just in case, while they should already be linked to your original account when you sign back in we wouldn’t like you to lose anything important.

iPhone Apple ID

Next, you should select the Sign-In to your account option. Then select Don’t have an Apple ID or forgot it?.

You’ll need to verify your new account with a phone number which can be from any country. When you’ve made your new account visit the App Store and sign-in. You’ll need to provide address details so using the FakeAddressGenerator will come in handy again.

The account doesn’t need to be a Philippines one as you can change it later using the details explained in Method 1.

Once you’ve done that download Asphalt 9: Legends from the App Store or use the direct link.

Step 2: Playing the game using a VPN app

Now you’ve got the game downloaded and installed on your iPhone or iPad you’ll need to get a VPN app to play it.

The game remains region restricted so unless you’re in the Philippines you’ll see this message:

Asphalt 9: Legends Region Lock

To bypass this block you’ll need to get yourself a VPN that allows you to alter your online location.

You’ll need to get a VPN such as VyprVPN, IPVanish or ExpressVPN. They all have Philippines “servers” which are critical for playing Asphalt 9: Legends anywhere else in the world.

VyprVPN is probably the best bet because they offer a free 3-day trial but any of the three providers above are suitable.

Simply sign up for one of their services and then download their VPN app from the Apple App store. Once the VPN app is installed run it and log in. You’ll then need to select their Philippines server and press Connect.

Once you’re connected you can launch the Asphalt 9: Legends game and you’ll be able to play anywhere in the world before most other people.

Christopher Seward

Author: Christopher Seward

After 25 years of using the internet, Christopher launched one of the very first VPN comparison websites in 2013. An expert in the field his reviews, testing and knowledge have helped thousands of users get the correct VPN for their needs.

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