Watch Dogs 2
Watch Dogs 2’s Ubisoft offer for free if you watched today’s Ubisoft Forward stream was meant to be a tempting little sweetener, but things broke down. The servers are apparently overloaded, which means that not only were many unable to log into their Ubi accounts and be eligible for the giveaway, but some people are also complaining that all failed attempts caused their accounts to be automatically disabled. Welp. It looks like it will take some repairs, but Ubisoft has at least said that people who were unable to log in will receive the gift.
Ubisoft Server crash
“We are aware of an issue currently affecting login to Ubisoft accounts and we are working to resolve it,” said Ubisoft support when the broadcast began. “We apologize for any inconvenience caused and appreciate your patience.”
Rewards to all
A short time later, they came back saying “Don’t worry! We’ll give the rewards to all of you, even if you couldn’t log in correctly.” Without knowing exactly how they are tracking eligibility, I couldn’t tell you how effective or generous it will be. The best result would be that everyone with an Ubi account can claim a copy. The gifts were due out Monday, so we should see it soon.
If your account was locked during Ubisoft server hell, you will probably want to contact support to fix it. Sympathies
If you try, Watch Dogs 2 is pretty good. After the hilariously hilarious grim tone of the first game, Watch Dogs 2 has a more fun Hacking vibe, so it’s weird that it pushes you to murder people. See our Watch Dogs 2 review for more information on this.
Throughout this Dogging, Ubisoft announced the Watch Dogs Legion release date of October 29. They lifted a previous embargo. In recent weeks, numerous Ubisoft employees and studios have been accused of sexual harassment, abuse, and discrimination by colleagues and members of the public. The company has promised to investigate reports and correct its culture. Three other executives resigned today following the allegations.
Whatever you call it, head over to our E3 2020 label to learn more about this summer’s explosion of game ads, trailers, and miscellaneous marketing. Our E3 broadcast schedule will tell you what to see and when. Check out all the PC games on the PlayStation 5 show and everything on the PC Gaming Show, for starters.