Ubisoft had announced earlier this week that Watch Dogs 2 on PC would be free to anyone who logs into their Uplay account during the Ubisoft Forward stream. Unfortunately, some users have reported difficulties while trying to log into their accounts. As a result, it appears that Ubisoft will instead simply give everyone with a Uplay account a free copy of Watch Dogs 2 on PC. So, if you forgot about or missed the promotion entirely, it seems like you’ll get Watch Dogs 2 for free anyway.
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!
— Ubisoft Support (@UbisoftSupport) July 12, 2020
If you’re interested in Watch Dogs Legion but have never played any Watch Dogs games, Watch Dogs 2 offers a great introduction to the stealth action-adventure series. Playing the first game isn’t necessary as Watch Dogs 2 stands on its own, although there are references and connections to the original. Before heading to post-Brexit London in Legion, you’ll be able to explore the San Francisco Bay Area in Watch Dogs 2, a large open-world setting you can traverse on foot or by using vehicles like cars, buses, and motorcycles. You’ll play as a young hacker named Marcus Holloway who has joined hacking group DedSec and is working to expose corruption and crimes committed by a technology company. The game also features both a co-op mode and competitive multiplayer modes such as Hacking Invasion, Bounty Hunter, and more.
Watch Dogs: Legion Gameplay Overview | Ubisoft Forward 2020
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Watch Dogs Legion took center stage during Ubisoft Forward, and we learned that the ambitious open-world adventure will release October 29 on PS4, Xbox One, and PC. Those who purchase PS4 or Xbox One consoles will get free upgrades to PS5 or Xbox Series X when the next-gen consoles arrive this holiday.
Between PlayStation Plus, Games with Gold, Twitch Prime, and other services, there are a lot of free games available to claim right now beyond Watch Dogs 2, so check out our updated guide for the latest freebies.
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