post on Steam
announces that what are being called stolen keys for Metro
are being deactivated (thanks
what Deep Silver is saying about this:
We have been made aware of illegal
stolen keys being sold by an unofficial key reseller.
These keys have been obtained illegally from the factory where physical key
printing had taken place prior to the announcement of exclusivity with Epic
Games, due to the criminal nature of these keys, all unlicensed keys have been
deactivated and activation / download of Metro Exodus without the executable
file is no longer possible. In addition, the software will be removed from the
Steam library of any players using an unauthorised code. The keys being sold on
this platform are stolen goods, and are therefore illegal.
If you have been affected we strongly recommend you contact the seller who sold
you the unlicensed key and demand a refund.
The only supported key sellers for Metro Exodus were Humblebundle and the Razer
Metro Exodus will return to Steam after 14 February 2020.