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Well it’s another week, and hey look at that! It’s another dose of free games from the Epic Games Store. I swear at this point I’ve got enough games to be worth $1000, and we’re still getting more!
Ubisoft have now officially revealed how to claim your very own copy of Watch Dogs 2 for completely free, as well as a selection of in-game rewards for upcoming games, even if you didn't watch the livestream yesterday or were unable to login to the store during the time after the store crashed.
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.
Ubisoft is holding their very own E3-style event this Sunday with Ubisoft Forward, and they’ve just released the line-up reveal video below to tease us all with what they’re going to show. Not only that, but they’re offering a free copy of Watch Dogs 2 if you login to your Uplay account during the show, plus a bunch of trivia questions that can earn you some various rewards.
Ubisoft has got a little carried away with the US Independence Day celebrations. Over in the US of A, they were busy fighting off a telepathic alien invasion celebrating their acrimonious split with the British Empire on July 4th, and to celebrate this Ubisoft added bonus fireworks celebrations to Watch Dogs 2. Only they weren’t just a neat little extra. They were planned to run from June 29th through to July 10th, and their booms and bangs are audible across the entire map, constantly, during every night cycle. Those still plugging away at Watch Dogs 2 unsurprisingly found it pretty annoying, forcing Ubisoft to remove the 4th of July fireworks due to a number of noise complaints.
Ubisoft has just dropped the huge content-filled 1.13 patch for Watch Dogs 2, cramming in a bunch of new features which were previously exclusive to the season pass. This includes 2v2 multiplayer spread across three different game types, online races, armored truck raiding events, and a paintball gun.
There’s nothing that makes laugh more heartily than a developer being forced to renege on their awful DLC plans. With Watch Dogs 2, Ubisoft tried to have its cake and eat it, charging $60, having a season pass, and creating DLC-exclusive multiplayer content. Sometimes this just doesn’t work out, and it’s meant Ubisoft has been forced to totally overhaul its Watch Dogs 2 DLC plan in order to prevent the online player base from fragmenting.
Ubisoft has dropped an obscene 14GB update for Watch Dogs 2, adding new areas and generally prepping things for the upcoming DLC. Tucked in amongst all this was something far more interesting however. Ubisoft has tweaked the ending for Watch Dogs 2, adding in a new scene which appears to heavily hint that Watch Dogs 3 will be going across the pond and will be set in rainy old London, England.
Ubisoft has dropped a major performance update for Watch Dogs 2, tackling a number of issues and optimising performance to ensure higher frame rates for PC players.
It seems everybody loves T-Bone. Or, Ubisoft does at least. It wasn’t enough he got his own expansion for the original Watch Dogs; he’s back in January in the first DLC for Watch Dogs 2. It was originally due this year but it got delayed to January 24th. In the meantime we’ve got the first trailer for the Raymond ‘T-Bone’ Kenney DLC, which includes some sort of killer bus with a digger attached to the front, or “T-Bone’s Customised War Machine’ as Ubisoft puts it.
This is it, the big one. After nine grueling rounds which has seen nine great games knocked out, only three remain. It's time for a (festive) battle to the death in the 12 Games of Christmas 2016 Grand Final. Only Watch Dogs 2, Battlefield 1 and Civilization VI remain. All absolute giants in their respective genres, and all undeniably good games. So get voting for your favourite. It's now or never or in the 12 Games of Christmas Grand Final, and there's also a free game up for grabs.