While plenty of folks were beyond excited to see Ubisoft’s new line-up of forthcoming games revealed during Sunday’s Ubisoft Forward digital showcase, there was a secondary reason many people tuned into the livestream.
Sure, it was exciting seeing all that new footage on Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla, Watch Dogs: Legion and an official cinematic trailer for Far Cry 6, don’t get me wrong. Yet I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t also very excited to get my free copy of Watch Dogs 2, an excellent game that was being handed out to everyone watching the stream live. Yet as the Ubisoft server maintenance team will no doubt confirm, things didn’t exactly go down well on the night.
Which makes sense, given that millions of people were logging into Uplay at once, all clawing at the feet of a free game. One would have expected Ubisoft to have planned for such a colossal amount of traffic to their game launcher and yet the servers were sadly not up to the task, as just a glance at the live chat for the stream revealed a trend of #Can’tLogin. Clearly not wanting to disappoint fans and annoy anyone that was just there for Watch Dogs 2, Ubisoft has done right by everyone and extended the giveaway offer by two days, meaning that we in South Africa now have until 08:00 on Thursday morning, 16 July, to claim our copy of the excellent open-world action game.
The process to acquire it is really straight forward too. All you need to do is head over to this page and register using your Uplay details. If you don’t have a Uplay account…well, you’ll need to have one of those in order to claim the game. To do that, head on over to here, download the installer and make an account. Uplay isn’t exactly known as being a good store but Watch Dogs 2 is definitely worth the little extra bit of run around.
Once you’ve made your Uplay account, log in to it and return to the registration page linked above. Plug in those same Uplay details and you’ll be marked down for a free copy of Watch Dogs 2. Now all you need to do is wait for the game to show up in your library and you’re free to download it and play it to your heart’s content.
(Source: The Verge)