Valve has removed Sniper Elite 3 from the Steam libraries of a large number of players who purchased stolen keys from unlicensed vendors, developer Rebellion reports.
A total of 7,050 Sniper Elite 3 Steam keys were stolen and given to resellers, who then passed them on to unknowing buyers. Neither Rebellion nor publisher 505 Games saw revenue from the sale of these keys, and Steam revoked access for users with stolen keys when informed.
While affected players will have to seek refunds directly from their chosen vendors, Rebellion is offering the "Target Hitler" pre-order DLC for free to anyone who can provide proof of purchase of an illegitimate key. The offer requires an e-mail submission and receipt from the blocked vendor, and ends on July 4.