Watch Dogs 2 FREE! On PC! During Ubisoft Forward event!
Yes, it’s time for another free game, and this time, it’s Ubisoft’s Watch Dogs 2 on PC.
But how to claim this game?
UPDATE: Well, as anyone watching Ubisoft Forward will know, the system wouldn’t let you log in during the show, so as the post-show confirmed, “Don’t worry! We’ll be giving the rewards to all of you, even if you were unable to log in successfully. Sit back and enjoy the show!”
So, don’t panic!
Further update: Since Watch Dogs 2 was still trying to charge for it in Uplay, I just googled ‘Ubisoft Forward’ and it gave me this link. Going there, it told me:
- “Register Here To Claim Your Ubisoft Forward Rewards
Thank you for tuning in to Ubisoft Forward!
After registering you will soon receive your free PC copy of Watch Dogs 2 in your Uplay PC library. The other in-game rewards will soon await you directly in the related games.
Void where prohibited by law or regulation. Participants must be 18 or older at the time of entry. Ubisoft may offer alternative giveaways, when necessary”
And from what I read elsewhere, Watch Dogs 2 should turn up in Uplay at some point on Monday July 13th… and it has! So go into Uplay, look under “My Games” (I had to quit out of Uplay first, and restart it), and then you can install it!
First up: what is this game about?
In 2016, ctOS 2.0, an advanced operating system networking city infrastructure, was implemented in several US cities to create safer, more efficient metropolises.
Play as Marcus Holloway, a brilliant young hacker living in the birthplace of the tech revolution, the San Francisco Bay Area. Team up with Dedsec, a notorious group of hackers, and expose the hidden dangers of ctOS 2.0, which, in the hands of corrupt corporations, is being wrongfully used to monitor and manipulate citizens on a massive scale.
With the power of hacking and Dedsec by your side, launch the Hack of the Century, take down ctOS 2.0, and give freedom back to who it belongs to: the people.
Hacking is your weapon: Hack into the city’s infrastructure, every connected device, and everyone’s personal database. Take control of drones, cars, cranes, security robots, and much more. Hack your enemies and bystanders alike – manipulate them in different ways to trigger unpredictable chains of events. Every person, any vehicle they might drive, any connected device they possess can be hacked.
So, how to claim this game for free?
Ubisoft is hosting Ubisoft Forward this Sunday, July 12th from 8pm BST, which is a livestream event that will showcase the company’s upcoming releases and more.
They’ll unveil more footage for anticipated titles such as Watch Dogs: Legion and Assassins Creed Valhalla. Ubisoft’s upcoming battle royale game, Hyper Scape, will also make an appearance during the show.
A number of new game announcements and surprises are expected to be revealed throughout the stream, yet no specific details have been given. Viewers who log into their Uplay account during the event will be granted a free copy of Watch Dogs 2 on PC. You’ll also be able to have the chance to answer trivia questions and win some rewards for a variety of Ubisoft titles.
Check out the Watch Dogs 2 trailer below:
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