I have a code for additional content on a Playstation game, and I want to know whether it is still valid, but I don't want to redeem it for myself.

If I enter it in the Playstation Store (on PS3, PS4 or the website), does it get redeemed to my account automatically, or can I enter it without redeeming? If it gets redeemed automatically, is there another way to check if it is valid?

  • Is there a reason you believe it is not valid? – Frank Jun 24 '14 at 15:57
  • @Frank I have the experience with Assassin's Creed 4 that the special edition code was only valid until march (which was only mentioned in fine print). I'm thinking about selling a game and don't want to advertise that it inclues a pre-order code if it ends up not working, and I want to make absolutely sure that it is still valid. – Kodama Jun 24 '14 at 15:59
  • Chances are pretty good that it's expired. These things exist in a database that will just check an expiration date against the current date. I can't confirm this, but it only makes sense. In any case, I've never heard of such a tool, and wouldnt trust any of them that I see online due to being probable phishing sites – eyeofthehawks Jun 24 '14 at 16:00
  • @eyeofthehawks I'm not really looking for a tool, but rather I want to know if I enter the code on the PSN, if I can still step back from redeeming it, but see that it is still valid and could ultimately still be added to another account. I can't try it myself, because I don't want to end up adding it to my account by accident. – Kodama Jun 24 '14 at 16:06
  • What game specifically you are talking about? Because expiration date for codes is usually known for most of the games. – Petr Abdulin Jun 25 '14 at 1:53

The only way to check code is by trying to redeem it. After entering the code, if code is valid, there will be confirmation step, and you can cancel the operation. If the code is invalid or expired it will be rejected immediately with error message.

  • Thanks, the confirmation step was exactly what I wanted to know. :) – Kodama Jun 29 '14 at 22:22

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