July 25, 2021

Ubisoft extends Watch Dogs 2 giveaway after Uplay meltdown

In a year without E3, Ubisoft dangled a big carrot to coax PC gamers to tune into its Ubisoft Forward games showcase on Sunday: a free copy of the fantastic Watch Dogs 2 if you logged into Uplay while the event was being held. Well, while the event ...

In a year without E3, Ubisoft dangled a big carrot to coax PC gamers to tune into its Ubisoft Forward games showcase on Sunday: a free copy of the fantastic Watch Dogs 2 if you logged into Uplay while the event was being held. Well, while the event itself went off without a hitch, you can’t say the same for Uplay.

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Ubisoft’s PC platform absolutely melted under the load, greeting gamers with a “A Ubisoft service is currently unavailable. Please try again later� message when they tried logging in. The errors started before Ubisoft Forward’s stream began, and continued until long after the stream ended. I know, because I was one of the people frantically trying to claim the game, to no avail.

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