Valve continues to fight against the abuse of regional pricing on Steam. As reported by SteamDB, the platform has introduced a restriction on changing the country in the settings. From now on, players can update their location no more than once every three months.
It's been a year since Valve made it mandatory to complete transactions on Steam via a country-specific payment method after setting a different region. Both changes are most likely related to the practice of using VPNs to buy games at lower prices reserved for residents of selected countries (for example, in less affluent markets). Formally, the method has long been incompatible with Steam's terms of service, so using it can have unpleasant consequences for the user. Not that this deterred bargain hunters, if Valve decides to introduce more restrictions.