Watch Dogs 2 giveaway failed as users were unable to login, here is how you could still get it.
Ubisoft’s login system failed as gamers tried to bag a free copy of Watch Dogs 2, so the company promises anybody can get one.
Watch Dogs might have been a strange, confused game that didn’t wind up delivering much more than a Ubisoft version of GTA with some magic thrown in (or hacking, whatever), but Watch Dogs 2 was a much more interesting take on the hacking-based open world game, with a broad, effective look at power, race and technology in the bay area. I do still wish that the game had been able to fully commit to this open world hacking game and remove guns entirely, but I suppose, at the end of the day, you’ve still got to have some guns in there.
Ubisoft is clearly giving away Watch Dogs 2 to build hype for Watch Dogs: Legion, which we’re bound to see more of today. It takes place in a near-future fascistic London, and it doesn’t have a primary protagonist: instead, you assemble your band of revolutionaries from skilled members of the general populace. Both the setting and the multiple character idea make it easier to reconcile the whole guns thing, but the developer has also said that it’s trying to build out significant nonlethal options as well.
Is it still claimable?
We were told that if we logged into our Ubisoft accounts to watch the company’s Ubisoft Forward event Sunday, we could score drops of a free copy of Watch Dogs 2 and more. But stymied by an inability to login, gamers naturally took to social media to complain. Ubisoft eventually decided to just give it away to anyone who registers.
Ubisoft subsequently posted in its forum and on Twitter that it’ll still be giving out the rewards. All you have to do is register on the site and the company will add it to your library.