Assassin's Creed II will be free on uPlay (PC) this Tuesday, April 14th.

https://twitter.com/ZhugeEX/status/1248922147285807104

Link to the giveaway - https://register.ubisoft.com/assassins-creed-2/

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Thanks for the info. It looks like they have given away 1, 3, 4, and Unity in the past, but I am missing this one.

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and syndicate on epic

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Yes, I have that as well.

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They gave away first one? Damn, it seems I missed it(

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They must have because I have never paid for an Assassin's Creed game :)

On that note, I have also never paid for a game on Uplay.

Edit: I tried searching to find out when it was free, but I can't find anything, so I don't know how I got it. I have never purchased or traded for a Uplay game. I have also never purchased a product that came with a free game.

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I only have 3, Unity, and Chronicles China (got them for free). Guess I missed out on 1 and 4

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You got it from the Assassin's Creed Humble Bundle back in 2017. Whether you purchased it yourself, got it as a gift, or traded with someone, that's the source from which you acquired it.

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That is possible since it was in the $1 tier. I use to trade a lot of leftover bundle games, but I keep a history of all my trades and I don't have it listed. I also don't remember ever trading for something outside of Steam keys. That could be it though.

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They didn't, not sure where AllTracTurbo got it from.

AC Syndicate (Epic), AC Unity, AC 4, AC 3 & AC China have been given away free at some point.

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I have it written on my list of owned games, but I'm not sure how I got it. I have never paid for or traded for Uplay games. I am trying to verify that I own it, but I don't currently have Uplay installed and I'm not sure where to check on their site to see a list of games. It keeps saying "Ubisoft Club is not available at the moment. Please try again later." when I try to view my owned games.

Edit: I installed Uplay and verified that I do own the first Assassin's Creed game. I don't know how I got it, but I do know that I didn't pay for it. I have never purchased a game on Uplay, I have never traded for a Uplay game, and I have never received a free game on any platform that came bundled with a product purchase. It must have been free at some point.

I tried searching to find out when it was free and I can't find anything about the first game ever being given away for free, so I'm not sure how I got it.

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It was never free, no idea how you got it. Maybe a gift from someone, give away on some other site or you got it here somehow.

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It was in the $1 tier of a Humble Bundle in Jan 2017. I don't have a record of trading for it and I don't remember ever trading for anything other than Steam keys, but it's possible that is how I got it since I use to trade a lot of leftover bundle keys.

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Assassin's Creed Bundle
https://www.steamgifts.com/discussion/FUE6L/humble-bundle-humble-assassins-creed-bundle-uplay-only
Pay $1 for:
Assassin's Creed
Assassin's Creed Chronicles: India
Assassin's Creed Chronicles: China
Assassin's Creed Chronicles: Russia

Beat the average for:
Assassin's Creed Liberation HD
Assassin's Creed III + Assassin's Creed® III Tyranny of King Washington: The Infamy (DLC)
Assassin's Creed II Deluxe Edition

Pay $15 for:
Assassin's Creed Unity
Assassin's Creed Brotherhood.

Also, for freebie promotions:
https://www.steamgifts.com/discussion/iKs6B/free-assassins-creed-unity-uplay
https://www.steamgifts.com/discussion/6FKGY/ended-free-assassins-creed-brotherhood-uplay
https://www.steamgifts.com/discussion/90447/free-assassins-creed-directors-cut-edition
https://www.steamgifts.com/discussion/oFgmq/free-assassins-creed-iii-uplay-only

and the Chinese oriented one (where AC2 apparently had an English language workaround):
https://www.steamgifts.com/discussion/KoZr0/free-3-games-available-again-uplay-spring-festival-welcome-dog-happy-new-year

(Did I miss any?)

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I had that up there, then removed it 'cause I thought it was a trial version (due to the url and lack of any details in the thread). Whoops.

So, ignoring newer (2017+) AC games, I guess that means only Liberation and some DLCs/Expansions (which I'm including Freedom Cry under) are the only ones not freebied or T1-bundled so far [after this current promotion]?

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I got it from that promotion, it's still in my library and a friend played it using my account, so I can confirm isn't just a trial version

About the rest, yeah I think you're right

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Oh, wait, no. Looks like Syndicate, Rogue, and Revelations are still missing?
This series seriously has too many titles in it.. :P

And cool. Not sure whether or not I missed that promotion or not. I really need to go through and play the series at some point (especially now that I'll have an English version of 2 on-hand), but it's a bit intimidating for a completionist-minded gamer such as myself. :P

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Free AC II (China Only or VPN) was for Chinese New Year I believe
Free AC Brotherhood (Korea Only or VPN)
Free AC 3
Free AC China
Free AC 4 (Black Flag) is the full version not trial, I completed the entire game after that date.
Free AC Unity after the burning of Notre-Dame
Free AC Syndicate (Epic but will unlock on Uplay)

were never free:
AC (I don't care what that Amazon thread says)
AC Revelations
AC (5) Rogue

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AC (I don't care what that Amazon thread says)

I mean, it says "$5 Amazon credit, can be spent on several games, the OP recommends you spend it on AC" :P
Iirc, the $10 amazon credit thread similarly started by recommending Civilization 5, though it was updated to include additional games after.

were never free:

Putting aside Odyssey and Origins, what about Liberation? The context in this nesting wasn't strictly to freebies, so I didn't explicitly mention it in the post above, but it should also have not have gone free yet.

Well, hopefully eventually we'll manage to get all the AC games for free. It's rather impressive how many they've managed to churn out since the first game released in 2007.. :P

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You also needed to have spend money on Amazon before, and then you got a coupon you could use on several things.

Putting aside Odyssey and Origins, what about Liberation? The context in this nesting wasn't strictly to freebies, so I didn't explicitly mention it in the post above, but it should also have not have gone free yet.

I didn't include them because you didn't. I think Americans could have gotten Odyssey for testing Stadia or something I don't recall very well. Origins was never free though. https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2018-12-17-you-can-get-a-free-pc-copy-of-assassins-creed-odyssey-via-googles-project-stream

I didn't consider "Assassin's Creed III: Liberation" since it's originally a handheld title and spin-off. But you're correct that it wasn't free before either.

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Man, I really missed out with Odyssey, there.
..but it's an AC game, there'll probably'll be more chances at it in the future. :P

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Do you have any idea to remove the Chinese version, and get the free version now?

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The new license activated fine for me, no special actions necessary.
I simply right clicked on the Chinese version and set it to Hidden.
Now, as desired, I have one game showing in Games and one in Hidden.

If you're confused as to which is which, just click the Download button.
Prior to it installing anything, it'll ask you to select language;
The Chinese one will show Chinese, while the English game will show English.

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through the link it just gave me an error, I installed uplay and apparently it worked

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Do you have AC 1 in other platform?
When you buy Ubisoft games on another platform you have to link them, after that they appear as owned in Uplay

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No, the only Assassin's Creed game I own anywhere outside of Uplay is Syndicate that was free on Epic.

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I have Brotherhood as well, and don't think I paid for it

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Brotherhood was free for Korea only "normally" which is why I initially didn't mention it, but you probably activated it with a VPN.

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and Brotherhood was given away too

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Two was given away free for chinese people, and you were able to redeem it with a VPN, but no english langauge lol. So at least this way we will get the English version.

I think all the AC games that I own (well besides origins and odyssey (well got that free from the stadia promotion) I've gotten free. I must have missed out on the first AC game since I only own 2 (chinese version), 3, 4, unity, synd, china, brotherhood.

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The first game was never given away for free.

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Where do you got brotherhood for free

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I don't really remember where I got it for free, but it must have been free since I never bought any of the ac games besides origins so it had to come free from somewhere and I don't think I got it through humble monthly?

edit: after looking it was free to chinese people as well and I think maybe it was the same where it was stuck in the chinese language - I think for past two maybe three chinese new years theres been an AC title given away: First I remember was AC2 and then maybe it was last year (dont think there was one this year with corona?) was the brotherhood one.

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It was free on Uplay.

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It was free for Korea only, but some people used a VPN to get it.

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True Story

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I hope it is a global giveaway.

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There is a link in OP that says its global.

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LOL I have all the AC games on my wishlist, but I haven't bought a single one yet (I have played them on PS3 before, so...). Funny thing is, I already have over half of the series on Uplay because of the freebies xD

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if you have participated in google's project stream, you should have odyssey too.. only thing you'd be missing is origins

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Seems that Syndicate, Rogue, and Revelations were never bundled/freebied, and Liberation was never bundled below BTA.
I'm missing all four of those.. and, shoot, Brotherhood as well; Looks as though it was removed from my account?

And I just found out there's no way to remove games from account, so I hope the old Chinese AC2 doesn't interfere with this new promo at all.. :X

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I know it's not the same, but Revelations was given for free in a special bundle with AC1 (or the other way around, can't remember). I saw it in retail stores, don't know if that applied to any digital bundles.

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I was aware of the Ezio Auditore Pack/The Ezio Collection (AC 2 + Brotherhood + Revelations) and the double pack (with Revelations & Brotherhood), but neither of those had any of the games as a "freebie" nor included AC1. They also make inherent sense, given that they base on having the same protagonist (whereas the first game had a different one).

That said, I did find the promotion you were referring to, though it took some effort.
Seems as though it was a limited release bonus for the PS3 version:
https://www.mcvuk.com/business-news/retail/assassins-creed-revelations-includes-first-game-for-free/
https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2011-09-20-ac-revelations-ps3-includes-first-ac

I found user comments confirming the promotion wasn't available for the PC or Xbox versions of the game.

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Yeah, that might be it, since I had a PS3 at that time. Again, it's a long time ago, and my memory is spotty anyway :D

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Well, I mean, it'd still be relevant to you. If you've got the game on one platform, you wouldn't really need it on another, right?
I mean, unless that first platform is Epic, of course. ..We're still hating on Epic, right? :P

I'm still miffed about that time I rebought Tales of Maj'Eyal on Steam despite already owning it on GOG..
..nevermind then later finding out it had been bundled. x_x

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Well, I see Steam as my main platform, so ultimately I want to own all games there. I just recently bought South Park: Fractured But whole on Steam, without realizing I already had it on Uplay ^^

And yeah, f*** Epic ;P

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Meanwhile, I see GOG as my main platform, despite basically having not used it at all for the past 3 years. :P
Steam really has way too much of an edge over other platforms.. Meanwhile, I won't use Epic until they use a tenth the money they spend on making games available for free, on fixing their bugs, their terrible* support, and their shoddy** launcher.

* Really, my experiences there were pretty amazingly bad. Imagine if Steam Support swapped their "Bots pretending to be Human" for "Douchey humans" but provided just as little "support". Still not as bad as the support that Hex outsourced to, which flat out insulted and attacked you when you contacted them [and stands as one of the three worst support teams I've ever encountered], but it's definitely terrible support by normal standards.

** This one puportedly, as I haven't used it myself, only read reports and seen screenshots; That said, I first used Steam back in 2003, and didn't end up using it seriously until this [5th] account back in 2014/2015, when Valve finally fixed the previously terrible library and store interfaces (via separate but closely timed updates). So I already know I can't tolerate lousy clients, even if my experience with Netflix and Amazon Prime hadn't already made that emphatically clear to me. Nevermind how critical I am of poor interfaces in the games I play. So yeah.. that's a big one, for me, even if it's less significant in severity than others have indicated.

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And I just found out there's no way to remove games from account, so I hope the old Chinese AC2 doesn't interfere with this new promo at all.. :X

It shouldn't, Uplay allows you to activate the same game several times on your account. I have "Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon" twice on my account because of that.

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I know Origin is that way [I think I ended up with three copies of Bejeweled somehow?], wasn't sure about Uplay. Good to know. ^.^

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Hmm do you think it will be the delux version ?

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There is a link to the twitter feed in OP which leads to an article.

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Ah thanks a lot, I looked but was Chinese, never bothered to check the 2nd link.

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it's a link to a German deals website!

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Well.... Recently i bought bundle with this game in UPLAY in sale to finish my collection. Atleast i have revelation and revolution hehe. BTW they should give away first AC1 because thats the last AC that missing in my library XDDD

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And also the first AC is only one AC that is dubbed in my language. DAMN I gonna buy it in next sale.

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Well, it was an opportunity to get AC1 free, but it wasn't an official promotion for any specific game, any more than other Amazon store credit offers were. The real issue is that it was Tier 1 bundled (as quoted earlier in the thread), which may be considered comparable to freebie'd on Ubisoft's end of things.

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where is the free? still cant find it..

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Probably too early. Should happen in 5 to 8 hours my guess.

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hmmm thanks.. its 13 PM in my region

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That is a crazy time you are living in, my PM usually goes to 12 max here.

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Here I am staring down 15 PM like a madman

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It lists a start time of 11:00 on the 14th.
The possible timezones are France (where Ubisoft's HQ is), Germany (as the linked promotion is based in German contextualization), or the NA western timezone (as that's a common starting point for promotions, as most US divisions are headquarted in California, including Ubisoft's).

We also know that 11:00 can only apply to "AM" for the first two options, as Europe (rather reasonably) utilizes the much less confusing 24 hour format. Likewise, Germany and France share the same timezone, which further simplifies things.

Thus, we end up with three likely possible start times, which I'll be relating to the time I'm making this post:
18 minutes from now (French or German time)
7 hours18 minutes from now
or
19 hours 18 minutes from now.

In all likelihood, it'll probably be up in 18 minutes, given how heavily the data points favor the first time slot. This is further supported by the fact that the Rayman Legends thread (which is tied to the same promotion) was posted at a time of day that'd be 4 hours 18 minutes from now, which would only fit to the first of the time options (assuming a consistent start time between promotion offers).

tl;dr version: Anyone reading this may want to check the Ubisoft site in some minutes. :P
My guesses for URL would be one of https://register.ubisoft.com/assassins-creed-2/ or https://free.ubisoft.com/
There's also https://news.ubisoft.com/en-us/category/play-free to follow.

Edit: Guess it won't be up in this time slot after all. :S

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well its 11h17 in france right now (im french) and its not on, so we can sayt its not french time zone (unless they are late)

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13.05pm here and still showing as 9.99

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You all so excited =) just wondering how many will play it actually

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me ofcourse.. replayable

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Just finished syndicate, bought origins with the epic coupon for 5€, so I'm hoping I can now install that on my SSD since it was unplayable on my secondary HDD (didn't have the space to install more)..

Definitely plan on finishing the entire series, remember finishing this one on a pirated version ages ago

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I'm playing it right now. Holds up quite well.

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Holds up quite well.

As per my comment below, are the controls any better than AC1, then?

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In my opinion, yes. That said, it has been a very long time since I fought the controls of AssCreed 1, but so far, AssCreed 2 handles like most AssCreeds. A lot of unintentional parkour, and some loose detection boxes, but it's not as bad as I remembered it being. Plus, Ass 1 is far less forgiving IMO, than any of the future instalments.

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Mm, yeah. For the first game the movement is erratic and oddly tanky, interactions are erratic (I never know when I'll shove or "gentle push" someone..), parkour/etc associations are unreliable [as you noted for AC2], and the control layout design is needlessly clunky.. So if the later games are just a bit more refined and a bit more forgiving, then that'd be enough to relieve a significant amount of the exhaustion the first game evokes (though the games would probably still be rather lacking, by broader considerations).

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Depends on if I can ever get through AC1 or not. Those controls are decidedly bad. I mean, not Witcher 1 or Trigger Man bad, but definitely bad when compared to any standard above "normally only found among the torture methods of the nine circles of hell."

I hear the controls get slightly better, starting with AC2, though?
Further, I hear they finally got "playable" with Odyssey, even. :P

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I don't remember the controls being very bad for Assassin's Creed 1, I did play the game when it came out though. They did greatly simplify the climbing in later games though. Witcher 1 controls work pretty well, I think most people get confused by the way combat works though.

I'd argue Tomb Raider games have far worse controls, or at the very least very unfortunate camera changes. Oh let's change the angle of the camera mid jump, now you don't know which buttons to press...

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there's how many hours

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not sure as no timezone is mentioned other than ''11:00, 14th april'' but could take few more hours

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For all countryes??? When in spain?

Thank you!!! 😻

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Ya decía yo que a mi no me salía.

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gracias por avisar!

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yes, its global.. try the updated link

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The best ass creed

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Is it free now?

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While I may not have gotten the start time right, it appears that both of the URLs I guessed earlier (https://register.ubisoft.com/assassins-creed-2/ and https://free.ubisoft.com/) do actually direct to the promotion. ^.^

I mean, just for those looking for a shorter URL option. Though it looks like the register.ubisoft link also allows you to claim the game via browser, while the link you provided seems to require loading the Uplay client (or at least, it didn't give me the same confirmation of claiming the game that the other link did, and simply promoted loading the client instead), so there may be some extra utility benefit to the register.ubisoft URL.

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Yes, it is.

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Claimed it just now. Try your luck, guys.

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Attention! All people who does have any Assassin's Creed on Steam. Do not ever get additional Uplay copy. Why's that? it will make conflict. Steam version still uses Uplay and create game in Uplay directory. And You would have problems and issues with that.

I had Assassin's Creed III for 20 years Celebration or something like that. Then I bought AC3 at Steam. Maaaaaaany years later. And that's caused problems. With DLC and even opening the game. The game crashed 90% of times. 9% of times it has no audio. And when I contacted support to delete the wrong copy (Celebration one) and they told me how to activate DLC's right way (because logical way =/= right way for Ubi), it just corrupted my 90%+ save of AC3. And I was so mad I stopped playing at all.Almost every mission with perfect score. You can guess that I was at the end of the campaign too.

So If You, by any chance, have AC2 on Steam, do not activate that copy. It can (but it's not necessary) cause troubles.

I just want You to not get the issues I had with it. 3 weeks of contacting support, DLC activation problem, then save file corruption...

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Went into uplay scrolled down to free games and added there. If you have uplay installed this is probably the easiest way.

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Try it via Uplay client

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Только что забрал в библиотеку, всё доступно.

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Here's a proper link:
https://store.ubi.com/ie/game?pid=56c4947f88a7e300458b4690

However, here's the steam page https://store.steampowered.com/app/33230/Assassins_Creed_2_Deluxe_Edition/
It looks to me as if the free is inferior version and if you bind it to your uplay account then it will cause conflicts with the steam version if you ever buy it.
Plus, having it on steam might be better idea if something ever happens to uplay or ubisoft. Valve will give you copy of the game because you will have it on steam.

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I got problems when tried to get the game on the store page you pointed to. It just started Uplay and opened a panel "Activate key" where I should type an activation code.
So... good link for me is https://register.ubisoft.com/assassins-creed-2/

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does not appear in my library

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where's the game ?

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ALL GOOD

Your game is activated on your Uplay Library.

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