Tuesday, November 7th 2017

Ubisoft Giving Away Free PC Copies of Watch Dogs

If you've always wanted to play Watch Dogs but didn't feel like buying it, your prayers have been answered. Ubisoft is feeling festive for the holidays and decided to give away free copies of the game. The offer is valid for the PC version and runs from November 7, 2017 7:00 AM to November 13, 2017 10:00 AM. To claim your copy, go to this page and sign in with your Ubisoft account. The game will be added to your library. Enjoy the freebie!
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42 Comments on Ubisoft Giving Away Free PC Copies of Watch Dogs

#1
Chaitanya
And the DRM will shutdown the game as it wasn't purchased.
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#3
FreedomEclipse
~Technological Technocrat~
Its a game that has many flaws but you cant complain if its free.
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#4
u2konline
FreedomEclipse said:
Its a game that has many flaws but you cant complain if its free.
what flaws?
thesmokingman said:
Just how sad is this?
a good game going free, why is that sad?
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#5
thesmokingman
u2konline said:
what flaws?

a good game going free, why is that sad?
It's a pretty crappy game, its an ubi game should be no surprise. Its sad in that it was one of their halo games and how the mighty fall. It's not sad that its free, its sad how their big ones fall.
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#6
Vario
thesmokingman said:
It's a pretty crappy game, its an ubi game should be no surprise. Its sad in that it was one of their halo games and how the mighty fall. It's not sad that its free, its sad how their big ones fall.
It's no RainbowSix 3: Ravenshield.
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#7
xkm1948
How to add it to your steam library tho?
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#8
u2konline
thesmokingman said:
It's a pretty crappy game, its an ubi game should be no surprise. Its sad in that it was one of their halo games and how the mighty fall. It's not sad that its free, its sad how their big ones fall.
I love the game, its even better than part 2 IMO. But that's just me.

xkm1948 said:
How to add it to your steam library tho?
You can't .
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#9
outlw6669
It looks like they are already out of keys; at least that is what the German uplay shop is telling me :(

Edit:
for some reason, signing into the shop using Edge allowed me to grab a key.
Odd behavior, but nice to get a free game!
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#10
FYFI13
Put it on Steam and I’ll buy it, not touching until then. Even for free.
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#11
FreedomEclipse
~Technological Technocrat~
FYFI13 said:
Put it on Steam and I’ll buy it, not touching until then. Even for free.
Its already on steam. Its been on steam for years. Reviews are quite mixed aswell.
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#12
P4-630
The Way It's Meant to be Played
Already bought it on dvd years ago.....:ohwell:
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#13
neatfeatguy
P4-630 said:
Already bought it on dvd years ago.....:ohwell:
I bought a copy of the game on DVD some time back, but I haven't gotten around to installing it or using the keycode/activation the DVD has tied to it. I basically now have a free copy I just tied to my Uplay account and now I still have an unopened DVD copy.....

I've heard the game wasn't as good as we were lead to believe, but I always wanted to try it. I'll get around to it eventually.

FYFI13 said:
Put it on Steam and I’ll buy it, not touching until then. Even for free.
Doesn't matter if you bought it on Steam. You still are required to have Uplay if you want the game to run. Much like any recent Assassin's Creed game or Tom Clancey game or FarCry game..... Sure, you can buy the game through Steam and launch it through Steam, but Uplay has to run and verify your game key/code through Uplay and against the Uplay servers.

It doesn't matter if you buy the game through Steam or Uplay. Steam is just a verified seller for Ubisoft games.
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#14
P4-630
The Way It's Meant to be Played
neatfeatguy said:
I bought a copy of the game on DVD some time back, but I haven't gotten around to installing it or using the keycode/activation the DVD has tied to it. I basically now have a free copy I just tied to my Uplay account and now I still have an unopened DVD copy.....
Nice!
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#15
bug
I wish web sites wouldn't automatically parrot everything marketing throws them. Ubisoft isn't giving anything away for free, they're just trying to get more users enrolled in their proprietary platform.
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#16
FYFI13
FreedomEclipse said:
Its already on steam. Its been on steam for years. Reviews are quite mixed aswell.
Sorry for not being clear. It is on Steam, but you’re still required to create Unisoft account and use their uPlay launcher/store.
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#17
INSTG8R
FYFI13 said:
Sorry for not being clear. It is on Steam, but you’re still required to create Unisoft account and use their uPlay launcher/store.
LOL might as well ask for BF1 on Steam. Your type always make me laugh. :rolleyes: Go on and tell me what’s wrong with Uplay. I can tell you who has faster downloads among other things, it’s not Steam.
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#18
lexluthermiester
thesmokingman said:
Just how sad is this?
Very. I'd rather pay for a game that is DRM free, than have a free game with DRM.
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#19
FYFI13
INSTG8R said:
LOL might as well ask for BF1 on Steam. Your type always make me laugh. :rolleyes: Go on and tell me what’s wrong with Uplay. I can tell you who has faster downloads among other things, it’s not Steam.
I wish BF1 was on Steam. Just trying to keep my OS nice and clean. There’s no need for each game developer to have it’s own shop/launcher, we’d end up with hundrets of apps otherwise.
And I don’t know which of them is faster but Steam can fully utilize my 240Mbit/s download speed which is great IMO.
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#20
Upgrayedd
bug said:
I wish web sites wouldn't automatically parrot everything marketing throws them. Ubisoft isn't giving anything away for free, they're just trying to get more users enrolled in their proprietary platform.
Is there a non-proprietary platform? Lol wtf.
Uplay is free and the game is free. What are you bitching about?
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#21
Upgrayedd
INSTG8R said:
LOL might as well ask for BF1 on Steam. Your type always make me laugh. :rolleyes: Go on and tell me what’s wrong with Uplay. I can tell you who has faster downloads among other things, it’s not Steam.
Lol ikr. If all these people were spending millions of dollars on software development of their own I'm sure some wouldn't like Valve taking %30 for publishing on Steam.
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#22
StrayKAT
Funny, since I got Watchdogs 2 for free as well....yet still haven't played.

I can't complain about free though. As a courtesy, I won't trash their games here :p
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#23
INSTG8R
FYFI13 said:
I wish BF1 was on Steam. Just trying to keep my OS nice and clean. There’s no need for each game developer to have it’s own shop/launcher, we’d end up with hundrets of apps otherwise.
And I don’t know which of them is faster but Steam can fully utilize my 240Mbit/s download speed which is great IMO.
I’m on 500 and I’m usually getting that same as you too from Steam. Uplay pegs out max always, same with Origin.
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#24
StrayKAT
Those uplay and origin apps are pretty small. And it's not cancer lol. Just turn off auto start and you'll be fine.
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#25
yotano211
I cant complain since I got it free from a contest that I won about 2 years ago, the game is still trash.

I will complain on Watch Dogs 2 which is pure shit, the game will use up about 80% of my processor and I have a 7700k running at 4.6hgz. I am complaining because I got it free with a used SSD that I bought from someone, I could have sold it and recovered some of the cost of the SSD.
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