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[PC] Free - Watch Dogs 2 @ Ubisoft

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Edit - register here to claim the game. It appears available for everyone.

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.
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Update from Ubisoft: Don't worry! We'll be giving out the rewards to all of you, even if you were unable to log in successfully. Sit back and enjoy the show!

Game can be claimed for free as part of the Ubisoft Forward show. The show can be watched on Youtube, Twitch and Mixer.

Announcement

Don't forget to log in with your Uplay account anytime after Trackmania and before the end of the main show to claim a free copy of Watch Dogs 2 on PC, and to get a chance to answer trivia questions and win some rewards for a variety of Ubisoft titles.

To actually claim the freebie, you will need to login in to your Uplay account anytime after Trackmania is shown to kick off the pre-show and the main show ends. This will be the only way to claim the game for free.

Mod 12/7: Ubisoft FAQ

Join us for Ubisoft Forward on 12 July 2020, between 18:30 UTC and 20:30 UTC, to claim your free copy of Watch Dogs 2!

= AEST Time 4:30am - 6:30am (UTC +10)

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  • +12 votes

    This is awesome. Wd2 was an amazing game

    Going to be tough to snag one in that time slot though

    • +3 votes

      WD 1 was better.

      • +9 votes

        I think I preferred the characters/atmosphere of 1 but the mechanics and world detail of 2. 2 feels like it has so much more to do (probably too much) and there's a heap more stuff to interact with. Missions seem a lot more detailed and creative. Playing as a group of social "hacktivists" can be a bit cringey at times and I definitely prefer the troubled, gruff vigilante in number 1 (even if the gruffness was sometimes a little OTT :P)

        • +4 votes

          That’s what got me about 2, way too much cringe in the characters. The more serious nature of 1 had the better story. Gameplay, sure 2 beats it.

          • +1 vote

            @DisabledUser214631: Agreed. Watching trailers of Watchdogs:Legion makes it seem like they may have reconciled the good parts of both games so let's hope :)

      • +3 votes

        Agree to disagree. I played 2 before 1 and loved it. Played the whole thing, though not the overpriced Ubi DLC.
        Sadly that meant that when I tried to play 1 shortly afterwards I found it clunky and sub-par. Aiden was a pretty generic gruff wooden protagonist with generic revenge motivation and an accompanying lack or charisma.
        In the end due to frustration (I think it was poor controls? it's been awhile!) the WD1 disc and case went on a frisbee ride across the room and bounced off a wall. Which signified its retirement.

        Still, 2 was great fun.

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      Wait so you've already played it (and own it)? Why would you want a free copy again?

      • +1 vote

        probably for a friend or new account or he had it on console and wants it on pc too…

  • +3 votes

    Always love a free game but believe it or not I've only been playing Warzone the past 3 months or so.

    • +1 vote

      I feel that, and I was never even a huge COD fan hey but I'm still playing every other day

      • +2 votes

        Same… Waiting for Cyberpunk and in the mean time, playing warzone…
        PM if yall wanna group up.

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          Yeah nice, I'll send you my Bnet details when I get on the PC later tonight

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          I hope cyberpunk delivers.. I hate when they overhype a game and it's crap… I'm also waiting on Star Wars Squadron, already pre bought it.

          • +2 votes

            @lucas001: I trust CD projekt than EA

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            @lucas001: I hope so too though I'm losing faith since the gameplay videos look boring as hell

            • +2 votes

              @ChillBro: As much as we love CDPR, the game's getting overhyped pass any expectations it can hope it achieve, its not healthy, need to lower them to high but not no man sky levels guys, you'll only be disappointed on release.

              • +1 vote

                @dbmitch: One way to level your expectations is to think about Fallout 4, to me that's the perfect comparison.

                That game has plenty of mechanics, quests, and locations. However, what it has in quantity it lacks in quality. For instance, I would contrast it to something like Uncharted 2, which doesn't have much quantity but has really high quality.

                With that said, after a poor start, it took me a while to adjust to Fallout 4, and before I knew it I had explored most of the map, did so many sidequests, and made a highly architectural settlement. So yeah, hours and hours, of medium fun.

                CyberPunk is going to be the same. Fallout 4 was probably the last best game Bethesda made themselves, so CD Projekt Red won't automatically make something more compelling. And the Fallout lore was pretty fleshed out before they made 4, so their development would've been a lot easier. And F4 came loaded with bugs on day 1 which was slowly patched, I kinda expect the same from CB2077 (so save often). And F4 got many fan mods, some for graphics, some for gameplay, and some for new content-missions. I also expect CB2077 will follow suit. And there were a decent amount of DLC's for F4 and CD Projekt Red said they're dedicated to it.

                So yeah, CB2077 = Fallout 4 (but first-person, better graphics, and situated in a different cyber universe).

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        Same, never played a BR and COD before.

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    Do you need to be logged into the Uplay platform app? Or just Uplay account ? Cos I can login while I'm at work, but not at home.

    • +2 votes

      Past giveaways have been either or. The client still uses their website. Will just have to be logged in.

  • +4 votes

    a good way to set reminder for this one would be to subscribe to youtube channel and hit the bell icon for all notifications.. this way when show starts u will see notification on ur phone app..

    • +1 vote

      but you will be asleep

      • +56 votes

        If you are sleeping at 4:30am then you are not a real gamer, and don't deserve a freebie such as this. Sort your life at man.

        • +15 votes

          haha, my apologies boss

  • +17 votes

    Here are the correct times for the Ubisoft Forward show:

    Ubisoft Announcement

    Show starts on 13th July in Australia at the following times.
    Lord Howe Standard Time: Pre-show 4:30am, Show 5:30am, Post Show 6:15am
    Australian Eastern Standard Time: Pre-show 4:00am, Show 5:00am. Post-show 5:45am (QLD, NSW, ACT, VIC, TAS)
    Australian Central Standard Time: Pre-show 3:30am, Show 4:30am. Post-show 5:15am (NT, SA)
    Australian Western Standard Time: Pre-show 2:00am, Show 3:00am, Post-show 3:45am (WA)

    Mod: Comment edited/updated 8/7/20

    • +5 votes

      Going to emphasize that these times are for Monday July 13th. People may see 12 July on all the American-centric Ubisoft pages and get 4am in their heads.

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      Wrong. Pre show starts at 3:30am AEST, main show starts 5am AEST. Your AEST was totally going by DST an hour ahead.

      Look it up on this chart here. 10:30 AM PDT = 3:30 AM AEST.

      https://24timezones.com/difference/pdt/sydney#gref

  • +1 vote

    I almost bought this a few days ago on Steam 😂

  • +2 votes

    Remember Watch Dogs Legion?

    Well, thanks to this deal, I do now.

  • +13 votes

    Gotta wake up at 4:30am to claim this? Unobtainable!

    • +1 vote

      Gotta wake up BRIEFLY at 4:30am, start the stream, and go back to sleep to claim this? Obtainable!*

      *Assuming all that needs to be done is start the stream.

      • +11 votes

        Sadly not everyone can fall back asleep, Always been a bad sleeper. If I even open my eyes, the odds of me going back to sleep are very low no matter how few hours i have already had. But working from home means, i could wake up early and then just have a nap after lunchtime.

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          Hire someone on Fiver!

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            @guitarit: Never heard of Fiver, is that like the other site where you can hire ordinary folk to do oddjobs?

        • +2 votes

          Work out the key presses/mouse clicks before hand so you don't need to open your eyes……. 😂

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            @db87: Dont laugh, I actually do this sometimes for turning off the TV etc if i crash as i know if i open up or move too much, i am wide awake again. LOL

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              @lonewolf: There was some genuine reasoning behind suggesting it too! Haha

              Although I can fall asleep in about 10 seconds flat and halfway through a coffee so I'm not normal in many ways.

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              @lonewolf: Could it be possible to run some timed web script thing to automate this?

    • +3 votes

      Pfft, too cold to get out of bed at 4:30am to do all these. Pass.

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    Is it a typo or is it actually at 4am or 4pm???

    • +1 vote

      nope its legit 4am or in the AM timeslot - "Ubisoft Forward, a summer celebration of Ubisoft’s upcoming lineup of games and content, is right around the corner! The event will stream live on ubisoft.com/Forward on July 12; here’s everything you need to know to join the celebration, including how you can claim a free copy of Watch Dogs 2.

      Tune in to the dedicated Ubisoft Forward stream starting at 10:30 AM PDT with a packed pre-show and free rewards."
      https://news.ubisoft.com/en-us/article/41nS5f7EjNSB9Hi7CwSuV...

      its 10.30am in pacific time. The Pacific Time Zone (PT) is a time zone encompassing parts of western Canada, the western United States, and western Mexico.

      • +2 votes

        And it's 4am on MONDAY the 13th July. Don't get caught out reading 12 July and getting up early a day too soon.

  • +30 votes

    I would rather pay for this game than wake up at 4.30 AM

    • +2 votes

      Yeah stuff it i'm not getting up at 4 AM either just for a computer game. And then you've got to wait until around 5:45 AM any way because they give out the game around the later part of the show.

      This is only good for people who live in the USA.

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    aww man… 4am on a Monday.

    • +3 votes

      As usual it more suits people in the USA being at 10:30 AM PDT.

  • +3 votes

    If you read the announcement properly it says that Watch Dogs 2 is to be given away before the end of the main show. So it's in the main show itself. And it says that the main show doesn't start until 12 PM PDT. That's at 5 AM AEST when the main show even starts.

    So really don't waste your time getting up at 4 AM for the preshow as the game isn't going to be given away in that. It's the main show at 5 AM AEST you need and you've even got to wait until around the end of it too. So don't get confused you don't need to actually get up an hour early.

    Still i'm not going to be up at 5 AM.

    This would have been better if it was say a 24 hour giveaway to be respectful for peoples who don't actually live in the USA. But it seems that they think that the world revolves around the USA.

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      log in with your Uplay account anytime after Trackmania and before the end of the main show to claim a free copy of Watch Dogs 2

      • +1 vote

        What time window is that?

  • +1 vote

    OK so the preshow starts at 3:30 AM AEST and the main show starts at 5 AM AEST. Because 10:30 AM PDT = 3:30 AM AEST and 12:00 PM PDT = 5:00 AM AEST.

    How this deal description is claiming preshow starting at 4:30 AM AEST?. You're wrong as i think that may be DST, not AEST.

    So you're all going off the wrong time going by the deal description timing.

    • +1 vote
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        Can't be right. Annoncement states 10:30 AM PDT is when the preshow starts.

        Look up this chart PDT to AEST (Sydney) time conversion. 10:30 AM PDT = 3:30 AM AEST. Check all the other time conversions they all point to 3:30 AM AEST. And the main event show is starting at 5 AM AEST.

        https://24timezones.com/difference/pdt/sydney#gref

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        Says 4AM AEST pre-show in this video
        https://youtu.be/2YS8k_aHyv8?t=17

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          Inconsistencies there. Ubisoft Australia on Youtube claiming the preshow starting at 11 AM PDT. Yet the official announcement is stating 10:30 AM PDT is when it all kicks off. I would go by the official announcement rather than some mistake on a Youtube video.

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      Dealbot is trying to keep all the free games for itself. Get 'em!

  • +1 vote

    Dammit its going to be a struggle getting out of bed at that time

  • +1 vote

    Can't I just log in before I sleep and leave it logged in?

    • +1 vote

      unfortunately the wording is very clear that it will only apply if you login during that period of time, which sucks for us.

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    i wonder how this works exactly. do we just need to sign in to uplay and be online in the friendlist and we can go back to sleep? the show isn't playing on a ubisoft site so how could they know who's watching or not. If there's a time limited code revealed in the stream I'm sure someone will post it up somewhere like on reddit

  • -1 vote

    Use a VPN peeps, that way you can sleep in :P

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    Not sure what's with all the hullabaloo when most of you would be wide awake trawling thru the OzB pages at that time anywayz.

    Hate to be a wet blanket. ;)

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      Nah. I find it very difficult to wake up at 5 AM in the morning. 5 AM AEST being 10:30 AM PDT when the actual main event starts according to the official announcement.

      So i don't know what this blah blah about getting up at 4:30 AM AEST. There's no need to. It all starts at 5 AM during the main show.

    • +1 vote

      wet blanket is exactly what we need to stay awake at that time!

  • +1 vote

    "log in with your Uplay account anytime after Trackmania"

    I'm interested but could you clarify what it means by after Trackmania? I don't even have Trackmania.

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      It's probably the base Trackmania game. They gave that away on Epic Games.

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        So what do I need to do? Play Trackmania a bit then quit and wait for the show to start to claim the WD2 ?

        • +1 vote

          Ahhh. They are not giving away Trackmania.

          You've got to log onto your Uplay account after they start playing Trackmania on the live stream and before the end of the main event show ends to be able to claim the free Watch Dogs 2.

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            @hollykryten: Yeah I just googled a bit and this is correct. Thanks I appreciate it!

            "Tune in to the dedicated Ubisoft Forward stream starting at 10:30 AM PDT with a packed pre-show and free rewards. The Ubisoft News team and friends will be playing Trackmania live on stream…"

          • +1 vote

            @hollykryten: fyi i just hopped onto uplay a minute ago and noticed trackmania is free.

    • +2 votes

      side note: I just logged into uplay client and noticed that Trackmania is free. in case you're interested :P

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        cheers mate

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        haha. great thanks. added to my collection

  • -1 vote

    Watch dogs 2, no thanks games world maps like the size of need for speed the new one.

    Gives us the crew 2

    • +1 vote

      Already got Crew 2 on PS4. And yet i hadn't played it yet.

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        Dam, you lucky duck.

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      wat

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        https://images.app.goo.gl/sgAEABZe35dGrfWe7

        Tiny map. Probably the tiniest in game history.

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          That's only one part of it. So what you states is not correct.

          This web site states that all the game is the whole USA. Wouldn't that then be one of the biggest maps in game history?.

          https://thecrew-game.ubisoft.com/the-crew-2/en-us/game-info/...

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            @hollykryten: Yup the crew 2 is huge, crazy crazy huge.

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              @DisabledUser317324: Yep. It would take you ages playing that game.

              I would have been all over it if Uplay was giving away Crew 2 instead.

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                @hollykryten: Yup the crew 2 is huge, crazy crazy huge. You can fly a plane, ride a motorbike, drive a car (obviously) surf the ocean by boat. It's like driver sanfrancisco.

                You can drive in San Francisco in crew 1, and 2 even Miami.

                Watch dogs 2, ahh so tiny.

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                  @DisabledUser317324: Ahh i thought you meant that tiny map is all that Crew 2 had to offer.

                  Crew 2 basically offers you the whole USA which is crazy. You'd be there playing it all year long and still wouldn't finish it.

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                    @hollykryten: No idea why crew 1 or 2 not labelled mmo car game.

                    Anyways if take that over watch dogs 1 and 2 combined.

    • +1 vote

      You know Watch Dogs isn't a racing game, right? A game focused on high speed driving is going to need a lot more road than one where you spend a lot of time on foot.

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    What are the chances that we would even be able to log in due to the server load they would be experiencing at that time?

    • +2 votes

      Probably even the live video stream will go down due to being crushed by too many watchers trying to get Watch Dogs 2. What chance have you got.

      They should have just given the game away during a 24 hour promo like some other companies do. And yet the way they have it there's only a very narrow window of time to be able to claim it. And if the server goes down during the very narrow time frame there goes your chance.

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        I'm hoping it goes down during their promotional event. They would try to save face by offering for free to everyone within a different time period then. I honestly can't sacrifice my sleep for a videogame I might never play. To hell with Ubisoft if this is all they can do.

    • +1 vote

      Aaand it's timing out already

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    Although I'm up at 0430 everyday bar Sunday, THIS Monday is my RDO, is it really worth it??? Might have to put in a big gaming session and just worry about sleep on Monday. Haha

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      Wouldn't that RDO be perfect then, since you can sleep in for the rest of the day?

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        Moreso that I'm usually already playing catch up on sleep from waking up at 430am every other day. 🤦‍♂️

  • +1 vote

    I got the collector's edition a while back, comes with props and shit. Really enjoyed this game.

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    Is it from 4:30 am to 5:45 am only?

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    1 - find someone on ozb who is gonna stay up for it
    2 - make a new uPlay account (or change the password on your main)
    3 - give account details to redeem for you and pay them a $5
    4 - change password
    5 - profit

    Im stuck at step 1 xD

    • +1 vote

      Or just set an alarm on your Xiaomi or Pixel phone, wake up, get the game, go back to sleep and save $5?