Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Conviction

Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Conviction

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How to redeem '3rd Echelon' map - [DEPRECATED; GAMESPOT REMOVED THE PAGE]
By Hobbilis
UPDATE: I'm sorry to inform you that GameSpot has removed SCC Event page. It probably occured during their upgrade to the new layout and design, therefore you are no longer able to redeem the serial key for "3rd Echelon" map anymore.

Here I will guide you through the painless process of obtaining an additional map for you Deniable Ops and/or Co-op/Multiplayer map called '3rd Echelon' that can be only reedeemed with a code ingame.
   
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Step 1: Creating an account on gamespot.com
Ok, so first thing you'll want to do is, go to https://www.gamespot.com and register there for an account.

Step 2: Bypassing gamespot's regional restirictions
Alright, after you have verified your account and successfully logged in. Now you want to go to any proxy hosting web site.

Reason for you to do this is because gamespot has a regional lock, meaning anyone with an IP that is not in a IP range for US or UK can't reedeem the code from their site. You would end up getting a message saying something like "Thanks for your interest. Unfortunately, this offer is not available in your region.". By using proxy server, it will 'confuse' gamespot server to think you are from where ever the proxy server is and the Gamespot website (or any other website) won't be able to tell what your real IP address is.

Originally posted by wikipedia:
If the destination server filters content based on the origin of the request, the use of a proxy can circumvent this filter. For example, a server using IP-based geolocation to restrict its service to a certain country can be accessed using a proxy located in that country to access the service. Likewise, an incorrectly configured proxy can provide access to a network otherwise isolated from the Internet.

Anyhow, go to http://proxy.org/ and on the right side pick any proxy server website that has 'US' in it's name. Like seen here.



I'll go with http://www.schoolgood.info/index.php for the sake of this tutorial.


There you'll see a browser bar that is located near the bottom of the page. Just copy paste this in that bar:

http://www.gamespot.com/event/codes/splintercellconviction-pc/

after you've copied it into the search bar, click 'Go' and now you'll be 'disguised' in your new IP.
Step 3: Reedeeming your code
We are almost done.

So, now that you are browsing gamespot with a proxy server, just log in to your account and it should show you the code for your '3rd Echelon' map. If you are having trouble with logging in and then navigating back to the page where the code will show. In the upper left corner there is a search bar so you can always copy/paste the link I provided earlier to navigate to that page after you've logged in. I hope what I'm saying is clear.



The code shown above was already reedeemed, it was used to for demonstration purposes.
Step 4: Redeeming map in-game
And we are at the end :)

When you get in-game to main menu, go to Extras > Exclusive Content > Redeem Code > Type in code > Click ok > Once you get a positive answer that you have successfully redeemed an item CLICK on it. Because if you don't click on it, it will be in a LOCKED state. So you want to click on the '3rd Echelon' map in the list and it'll retrieve (download) the map for you so you'll be able to use it now.




Thanks for reading this, and have fun! :)



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48 Comments
Jff007 Mar 17 @ 2:50pm 
Can confirm it's not on the Steam version. Unfortunate, since apparently the Steam version also misses bug fixes that the UPlay version has.
Jff007 Mar 16 @ 10:48pm 
So, the 3E HQ map is now on the Steam version? I have it on my 360 version but would love it on here.
Aryudsoh Dec 29, 2020 @ 8:59am 
I looked in the Exclusive Content menu like the screenshot in the guide but it doesn't appear there (not does the silenced shotgun). However it does actually appear as a selectable map and the shotgun is selectable too in the weapons menu. Strange how it's different in the guide but at least the content is there. Thanks for the reply.
Freiheitsw. Ludwig v. Liberty Dec 29, 2020 @ 3:05am 
Have you already looked in the ingame menu "Exclusive Content" to see if you can unlock the level there?
Otherwise you can move your save files to another folder, start the game and then check whether the level is unlockable.
Aryudsoh Dec 28, 2020 @ 11:55am 
Purchased and installed the Uplay version but same as Steam version. Is this because I had the Steam version associated first? Seems to use the same save file too.
Freiheitsw. Ludwig v. Liberty Oct 23, 2020 @ 2:46pm 
I asked UbiSoft politely if they could unlock the content for everyone. I don't think I'll get a meaningful or even positive reaction / answer, but at least I tried.
https://forums.ubisoft.com/showthread.php/2282529-3rd-Echelon-map-and-other-quot-exclusive-quot-content

If you are using other social media channels, such as Twitter, you can ask them just as politely on those.
OrangeMatty Oct 20, 2020 @ 5:50pm 
@Fry McFly Yep, I guess you're right! lol.
Freiheitsw. Ludwig v. Liberty Oct 20, 2020 @ 11:34am 
"...for some unknown reason..." Because UbiSoft!
OrangeMatty Oct 13, 2020 @ 8:42am 
@ThePlayaJam I never actually owned it on Uplay until today and it turns out what I read online back then about it being in the Uplay version was correct as the Third Echelon map is included as well as the SPAS-12 shotgun. So if anyone reading this wants the complete version of this game then just buy it on Uplay as the Steam version doesn't include those two pieces of exclusive content for some unknown reason...
ThePlayaJam Mar 17, 2019 @ 1:17pm 
@Hobblis. There's actually one more way to get this map. This map isn't included in the steam version. But I can 100% verify @OrangeMatty's statement that this map is indeed included in the Uplay version. (The one that doesn't require steam to run.)