The rest of the world never did the idiotic lock on tethering in the first place. that was a US thing. in Europe and the rest of the world, if your phone could tether, you could tether.
ummm how ? don't have a connection or not playing onine, then answer no to the update. and there you go you can play without update. if you're playing online, well then you obviously have to update and you're going to be connected anyway...
Nope, tethering is an extra cost option in the UK.
Part 2 of the video