Ubisoft store currently down as everyone tries to grab a free copy of Watch Dogs 2

Written by Chad Norton on Sun, Jul 12, 2020 9:12 PM
System Requirements Optimum 1080p PC Build Low vs Ultra Screenshots GPU Performance Chart CPU List That Meet System Requirements GPU List That Meet System Requirements

The official Ubisoft Forward livestream aired tonight, giving us 30 minutes of gameplay for Assassins Creed Valhalla as well as an official world premiere trailer for Far Cry 6. However, last week it was announced that anyone who logged into the Ubisoft Store during the livestream would be able to claim themselves a free copy of Watch Dogs 2. And it seems like the traffic has hit the storefront hard as the Ubisoft store is officially down.

Currently it doesn't seem like they'll be coming back on anytime soon, but it's unclear whether Ubisoft will extend the time period as many were unable to claim their copy of Watch Dogs 2 so far.

Surely companies like Ubisoft should be equipped to handle situations like this? Especially since they had the time to prepare as well as past experience with the Epic Games Store servers going down after everyone tried to claim a free copy of Grand Theft Auto 5.

Did you experience issues with the Ubisoft Store today? Were you able to bag a copy of Watch Dogs 2? And what did you think of the event overall? Let us know!

Our favourite comments:

they announced on twitter that it will be available even if u didn't log in

Ryo12912

UPDATE: [Ubisoft created a new link to claim all promised rewards] (https://support.ubisoft.com/en-US/News/000056669/Ubisoft-Forward-Rewards) Apparently they will be in your inventory by tomorrow, at around the same time as when stream started today.

AssassinKID

Login or Register to join the debate

Rep
136
Offline
04:32 Jul-13-2020

UPDATE: [Ubisoft created a new link to claim all promised rewards] (https://support.ubisoft.com/en-US/News/000056669/Ubisoft-Forward-Rewards)
Apparently they will be in your inventory by tomorrow, at around the same time as when stream started today.

10
Rep
18
Offline
06:53 Jul-13-2020

Sweet Thanks Mate!!

1
Rep
6
Offline
10:12 Jul-13-2020

Cheers AssassinKID appreciated it mate

1
Rep
9
Offline
22:56 Jul-12-2020

WD2 is not a game I would go for, even if its free....

5
Rep
58
Offline
admin approved badge
08:00 Jul-13-2020

Why? it wasn't that bad...

2
Rep
9
Offline
14:31 Jul-13-2020

I've played it, but it's the same as the first one, only new thing is Drone,mini car ...
story is ok, I liked WD1 story....

0
Rep
159
Offline
admin approved badge
09:18 Jul-13-2020

enjoy being that close minded.

3
Rep
80
Offline
admin approved badge
09:27 Jul-13-2020

whats close mided there?

0
Rep
-10
Offline
22:30 Jul-12-2020

Didn't expect anything. Didn't get anything. I still thought they would at least announce something new what I didn't know about. Far Cry 6 existence was obvious even before leaks so I wouldn't call it NEW or surprise. So another sequel to franchise which had game last year. They are mostly just moving between AC, Watch Dogs, Far Cry, Division, The Crew. Far Cry 6 had good trailer, but I expect next trailer will change atmosphere to "f around open-world". They simply can't make more serious game so I have doubts that trailer represents game's mood at all

0
Rep
272
Offline
admin approved badge
21:55 Jul-12-2020

Watched the stream, but didn't care much about anything beyond Far Cry 6 and Watch Dogs (because LONDON!!!). Valhalla looked alright, very much like Witcher 3 in play style, but as I'm not a big AC buff - I might pick it up on a sale.


As for the WD2 giveaway - Ubi stated that they will give people the game later. THIS PAGE is probably where the giveaway will happen

3
Rep
22
Offline
21:46 Jul-12-2020

i tried for 20 min while watching the stream. somehow connected my twitch to uplay (kept trying to login) for the loot drop. didnt get anything. trailers were cool though. hope they give out the game later on as the stream of done and still dont have the game.

0
Rep
405
Offline
admin approved badge
21:23 Jul-12-2020

I'm honestly quite surprised by this. I have seen WD2 on sale for extremely cheap several times, but now that it's completely free everyone wants it. I don't really care, free or not, doesn't really pique my interest.

1
Rep
80
Offline
admin approved badge
21:33 Jul-12-2020

there is just a lot of pirates out there that would like to play multiplayer like majority of people i know out there dont buy games and when they do its extremly rarely

0
Rep
272
Offline
admin approved badge
22:27 Jul-12-2020

That would be because you live in eastern Europe. I'm originally from somewhere there too, so piracy was a big part of everyone's life. In the UK, however, things are quite different. The wages are much higher, so people can, generally, afford things they want. I went from 100% game piracy to almost none these days.

1
Rep
9
Offline
22:51 Jul-12-2020

I don't care if I have it or not, if I like it or not, basically if it's free I take it.


Anyway, my guess is they were giving the standard edition... And season pass is 8$ at the moment. So all content for 8$ is not a bad deal.

3
Rep
6
Offline
10:16 Jul-13-2020

I agree Neseri. I got the 1st one when they gave it away, so why net get the second one too.

0
Rep
10
Offline
21:17 Jul-12-2020

they announced on twitter that it will be available even if u didn't log in

3
Rep
105
Offline
00:42 Jul-13-2020

really? i tried to log in multiple times and when i could finally log in the game was at 80% discount, not free

0
Rep
80
Offline
admin approved badge
21:16 Jul-12-2020

welp its already old news, they will give everyone copy of watch dogs 2 or so they say and servers are already fixed

0
Rep
58
Offline
admin approved badge
21:30 Jul-12-2020

store is still offline here, i get an error msg only :P

1
Rep
80
Offline
admin approved badge
21:48 Jul-12-2020

store yes but atleast games are playable

0

Can They Run... |

Core i7-10750H 6-Core 2.60GHz GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile 16GB
| 60FPS, Medium, 720p
Core i5-4440 3.1GHz Radeon HD 6670 v2 Gigabyte OC 1GB Edition 16GB
| 60FPS, High, 720p
Core i3-1005G1 2-Core 1.20GHz UHD Graphics 630 4GB
| 30FPS, Low, 720p
Core i5-10400F 6-Core 2.90GHz Radeon RX 560 4GB 16GB
Ryzen 5 2600X 6-Core 3.6GHz Radeon RX 5600 XT Gigabyte Gaming OC 6GB 16GB
100% Yes [1 votes]
| 60FPS, High, 1080p
Core i7-10700 8-Core 2.90GHz GeForce RTX 2060 6GB 16GB
| 30FPS, Medium, 1080p
Ryzen 7 4800H 8-Core 2.9GHz GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Mobile 16GB
| 60FPS, High, 1080p
Core i5-9300H 4-Core 2.4GHz GeForce GTX 1650 8GB