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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.
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


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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      • My sleep cycle is already at 1:30am-12pm, I dont need to push it futher in the bad :(

    • I reckon most people can beat this game in a week so you might as well get on a 7 day Uplay Plus trial and play it through there instead

    • +1

      I’ll be up if you’re serious lol

    • +1

      6 - collect underpants

  • Awesome! I missed out of the recent sale but am glad now. Loved the first one so I'm definitely getting right into this one! Love your work dealbot!

  • +6

    Am not sure if this will work, but better than nothing
    1. Logged in uplay, tick on remember me (I use chrome)
    2. Create task scheduler in windows:
    a. Only run when user is logged in
    b. trigger: based on time above
    c. action: start a program
    program: "C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe"
    arguments: uplay.ubisoft.com
    d. save
    3. test if it can run by right click -> "Run", it should open chrome and go into uplay website
    4. Leave pc on at 12 July night

    • I assume you have to click a button or check out for free.

    • Use Cypress.io and crontab in macOS or Linux instead.

  • Isn't this game going to be free on the EPIC store in the coming weeks or so?

  • Not on Epic Games Store? Not interested! ;)

  • +2

    Do I want it? Yes.

    Will I play it? Probably, no.

    Will I still get it? Definitely yes.

    Edit: Just realised I have 4 games on Uplay. All "not played yet", which sounds about right.

  • +1

    According to Ubisoft FAQ page,

    How can I get my free copy of Watch Dogs 2 during Ubisoft Forward?
    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!

    That's 4:30AM to 6:30AM AEST

    • Would it work on the mobile website?

  • Looks like a scam. Can't even login to claim the game. Complete shambles.

  • +4

    Login servers now appear to be down

  • Current time is 4:20am, if you are up around now then may the OZ Bargain force be with you!

    In Uplay there is a "Ubisoft Forward Live Stream" button at the top.of Uplay

    Otherwise I've found it will forward to here:
    https://www.ubisoft.com/en-au/forward?upc-locale=en-US&upc-w...

    …now awaiting for the show to start.
    Note: The game won't arrive until tomorrow. From the FAQs:
    "Your free copy will be delivered the day after the event, on 13 July 2020."

    • +4

      Can't login anywhere, neither the site, the stream page or even the client now.. =(

      • Yep, looks like that now. I prelogged into Uplay which worked a moment ago but now says servers are off. Looks like they've messed this up.(Even their store is off now in Uplay)

  • +3

    For anyone who might regret not logging on to get their free game:

    It's a total shirtshow. Log-in servers are down and people are getting suspended for too many log-in attempts.

    Chances are that they might just give it to everyone who says they tried to log on.

    • +1

      Ubi Forward? More like Ubi Backwards, amirite?

      • Heyooo!! Yeah it's a bit of a clusterfork.

        The best part is that you'll be suspended for an hour if you try to log in too many times. Which means you might miss out on the whole redemption window, since the 1 hour suspension resets every time you try to log in

    • Trying to log in either via Uplay and Ubisoft web site. Not working and miss half the show trying. I sure hope they offer all these rewards later on for those who are unable to log in. As a reward for sitting through there show and getting no reward as promised.

      "A Ubisoft service is currently unavailable. Please Try Again Later"

      https://t.co/MpGUqsyg40?amp=1

  • Hmm.. I didn't have any problem logging in.

    on the left there is a panel with the rewards listed.
    Watch 1 minute: Watch Dogs 2
    Watch 20 minutes: Watch Dogs Legion UbiSoft Forward Jacket (looks like its a cosmetic for the upcoming game)
    Watch 30 minutes: The Division 2 Apparel Cache Key Pack (its a… box.. or something)
    Watch 40 Minutes: Assassin's Creed Valhalla Moonlight (Looks like.. a pendant? maybe?)

    • You might not be logged in anymore, if you logged in before Trackmania started.

      You can check by F5ing on the forward stream page. Chances are, where your username was, it'll say "Log In," which means you've been ejected like everyone else.

      • My first reward just popped up. Says the game is available and "click to claim". Clicking goes to a login prompt which… doesn't.

  • Yep cant log in anymore

    • yeah its broken for me too

  • +4

    wow… can't even log in… ebay plus flash sales vibes… #unobtainium…

  • +1

    holy crap, the whole uplay and ubisoft is down, can't log in and can't go to forums or support whatsoever

  • +3

    Why am I awake?

    • +1

      welp

  • +3

    zzzzzzz we stayed up for this…??

  • +2

    Feeling it with all my fellow ozbargainers that stayed up

  • +2

    Ubisoft is down crap why am i awake for this silly game

  • +2

    Any luck guys?

  • +2

    Their reddit page is getting a ton of hate right now, funny stuff lol

    • Totally forgot to check their Reddit page.

      Let's see what Reddit's weaponised toxicity can do lol

  • +2
    • But doubtful they'll fix it in time.

  • +2

    unobtainium deal. someone wake up jv right now. lol

    • +2

      someone wake up jv right now

      Please, don't.

  • Found this, Ubi know they've messed this one up:
    https://forums.ubisoft.com/showthread.php/2245516-July-12-20...

    Sourced from this:
    https://www.reddit.com/r/ubisoft/comments/hpysd4/cant_log_in...

    OK, Back to sleep I go. Zzzz…

  • Yeah, this is an epic fail. I managed to log in before 4:30AM but it wouldn't register, I'd be logged out if I tried to click anything.

    Afterwards, I just keep getting the wait symbol and nothing ever happens with the login or it comes up with a login in error. Even tried to create a new account, no luck, can't log in.

    At least if you try to login through the uplay program on PC it makes it pretty clear, "A Ubisoft service is unavailable. Please try again later".

  • There's also this link, https://register.ubisoft.com/watch-dogs-2/en-US , but still can't login

  • i cant login…

  • forums are down now as well

  • Everything is down. Going back to sleep.

    • Agree… thanks for nothing Ubisoft.

  • +1

    The good news here is that due to the login problems, my guess is everyone will be getting the game for free.

    I'm hoping there will be some kind of process where you notify Ubi to tell them you tried to log in so they can credit you with the game. I'm always up at 5am, and couldn't log in, but I'm hoping this is the case for those who couldn't make it in the timeslot.

  • +1

    What a bunch of morons. I'm so sick of these promos where they don't prepare for the load of traffic. What do they honestly expect.

    They better just make the game free for everyone now.

  • screenshot it all off to bed will send email today and see what happens zzzzzz

  • give up

  • +1

    Try the twitch stream, when you connect the ubisoft account it still doesn't login but when you refresh the page it shows as connected. Not sure if it'll work properly but I gave it a try anyways.

  • Twitch link not working

  • +3

    From the Youtube stream spamchatspam:

    4:58 AM
    Ubisoft North America
    ​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!

  • +3

    Saw this on the YT chat

    ​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!

  • I finally managed to get in through the ubisoft's own webstream login panel.
    Was in incognito mode incase any of my adblockers or whatever were causing issues.

  • +7

    Official confirmation

    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!

    https://twitter.com/UbisoftSupport/status/128239668245454438...

    • Interesting, wonder how they'll know who was trying. I don't see them giving this away to everyone as they'll make no money.

      • I don't see them giving this away to everyone as they'll make no money

        Ubisoft makes lots of money doing things other than selling WD2.

        They'll likely make WD2 available to claim for everyone for the next 24 hours or something, since so many people had login issues.

  • +1

    I went to sleep early for this?!

    • Well that was a waste of time, I'm going back to sleep.

  • +2

    Managed to login!!!! I'm not sure as to how I claim the game though. The store doesn't work/load

  • Oh hell another Ubisoft Forward in the future. Hope they get prepared for the influx of users to there site next time.

  • +1

    "Due to high demand, this page is temporarily unavailable. Please come back later to claim your free copy of the game. "

  • Due to high demand, this page is temporarily unavailable. Please come back later to claim your free copy of the game.

  • That was a lovely waste of time, watched the entire thing without being able to login.

    • It seems like they'll be handing out rewards to everyone with a Uplay account, even if they didn't login. There's an image in the corner of the ubisoft website saying:

      "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!"

    • +1

      Great work Ubisoft! Most missed the first half of the show trying to login before UBI got around to telling us that we will get these rewards anyway. For there technical screw up of not being able to login and no need to keep retrying.

  • +1

    Can't log in. Just vague "Don't worry, everyone will get a key". What a fail. Going back to sleep 🙄

  • Sit back and enjoy the show!

    I am and the show is titled "Trainwreck: Ubisoft" by Dewey, Cheatem Scruem & Howe.

  • +1

    the best part is when they removed the "login" option from their website stream due to so many attempts being made and likely crashing their auth servers haha

  • +3

    UBIsoft CEO is creepy as, he should be the new Fallout 6 villain

    • Almost every conference and live demo that ubisoft have had for as long as I've watched them - so around 10 years - they've always been stuck in the uncanny valley when they talk about their games.

  • +1

    Ubisoft Marketing: Watch Dogs 2 sort of just came and went - people didn't really have a reason to love or hate it… for any reason. It wasn't something that people lost sleep over.

    Ubisoft Forward: Hold my beer.

  • In was unable to login in time. Didn't try very often after I saw the announcement there was an issue. Wonder how they will identify people?

    • I assume they typically keep track of failed log-in attempts, but I imagine the server issues would affect that too. I'm thinking they'll just give a window where anyone can claim it.

  • +13

    UPDATE 5PM EST: We hope you enjoyed Ubisoft Forward! The issue with our log in services should now be resolved. We are sorry that we were unable to fulfill our rewards drops in real-time during the show but we will be rewarding everyone with a Ubisoft account with the goods we planned to distribute during Forward as soon as we can. We'll update you as soon as we can with more details on the rewards, even if you were unable to log in successfully during the event. We appreciate your patience!

    • +3

      Everyone? Great. Because this promo was irritating. They should never run anything like this again. The timing was WAY too specific

      • I misread your sentence as "…. this porno was irritating."

        :-S

      • More like a competition than promotion!

  • +3

    okay, glad i didn't get up for this…
    just created a Ubisoft account now.

  • -2

    Not free yet?

    • Read a few comments above. It was between 4:30-6:30am but Ubisoft had issues so they're giving everyone with an Ubisoft account Watch Dogs 2.

      • +1

        I wonder if they'll include Farcry New Dawn and Assassin's Creed Odyssey in that too (they were the giveaways during the trackmania pre-show).

        • +2

          They were only giving away single use codes for these games. I tried a few and no matter how quickly you entered these game codes in Uplay they would always already be claimed.

        • Sounds like it:

          we will be rewarding everyone with a Ubisoft account with the goods we planned to distribute

        • If you watched on their English /forward page or on YouTube, then you had no chance to claim those keys. Twitch and the French pages were about a minute ahead.

      • +1

        Didn't see that coming… haha

  • +14
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