Watching Ubisoft’s E3-alternative event entitles you to a free game as long as you have a Uplay account.
Ubisoft is one of the big games publishers opting to replace E3 this year with its own digital event. It’s called Ubisoft Forward, and PC games can grab themselves a free game by watching it.
I doubt most people need an incentive to watch a free event showcasing a number of forthcoming games, but every little helps. As Polygon reports, Ubisoft Forward is being live streamed on Sunday, July 12 at 3pm ET (pre-show starts at 2pm ET) and the free game on offer is Watch Dogs 2. In order to qualify for the free game, which is the PC version only I’m afraid, you need to have a (free) Uplay account and be logged in when watching the Forward stream. That’s it.
There’s actually quite a few YouTube channels you can watch the stream using and still qualify for the free game. They are all listed on the Ubisoft FAQ. If you prefer to watch using Twitch, then Ubisoft says to ensure your account is setup to receive Twitch Drops as also detailed in the FAQ. Whichever method you choose to connect through, expect Watch Dogs 2 to be delivered to your Uplay account on July 13.
The IGN video included below contains a number of predicitions for Ubisoft’s event, and we’re hoping for fresh details regarding Assassin’s Creed, Watch Dogs, Far Cry, and Splinter Cell titles that may be in the works. As there’s a new generation of console hardware launching later this year, Ubisoft should have some big reveals lined up and must-have titles in the works to help convince us all to transition over to the PS5 and Xbox Series X.
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