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Ubisoft’s giving away games if you buy The Witcher 3 from uPlay

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PC gamers hate any sort publisher-mandated DRM solution that isn’t Steam, and they generally hate using other launchers and digital shops – especially uPlay and Origin. There’s a pretty compelling reason to buy The Witcher 3 from uPlay if you haven’t got the game yet though; Ubisoft is giving gamers a few extras.

First off, according to uPlay the Witcher 3 will activate through GoG, so it should be the DRM-free version and won’t require uPlay to be running for the game to work. You will, however need uPlay for the games that Ubisot is giving away free.

In the US, people who buy The Witcher 3 from Ubisoft’s digital stores will get Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag, The Crew, Watch Dogs and Child of Light for free. That’s three full AAA games, and one indie-ish (and the best of the lot) for the price of nothing. The deal is a little different in European regions though with the free games on offer perhaps appealing more to euro-centric tastes.

European Witcher 3 buyers get Black Flag, Might and Magic X Legacy (SE), Might and Magic Heroes V: Shades of Darkness, Anno 2770 and the underappreciated Splinter Cell: Blacklist.

It’s a pretty nice deal, though because we’re lumped with Europeans, we’d have to buy the bundle and pay Euros. 60 Euros is a heck of a lot of Randelas.

Beyond that, it all seems like a bit of desperation from uPlay – like they’re screaming for people to please use our platform!

Last Updated: May 21, 2015

70 Comments

  1. Ranting Raptor

    May 21, 2015 at 11:33

    Hahahahahahahahaha. Nice try Usuck. If I’m buying the game I’m buying it off GOG.
    Hahahahahaha. Oh man. Such a crap attempt to DRM a DRM free game

    Reply

  2. Hammersteyn

    May 21, 2015 at 11:34

    • Ranting Raptor

      May 21, 2015 at 11:37

      This this this this

      Reply

  3. Deceased

    May 21, 2015 at 11:36

    This is what I’m talking about!!!

    Oobi nooo, Oobi what are you doing?! Oobi, STAHP!!!

    Reply

    • Ruqi

      May 21, 2015 at 11:37

      I have a sneaky suspicion that you’re Ryanza.

      Reply

      • Deceased

        May 21, 2015 at 11:39

        U wot Mate?! O.O

        Reply

        • Ranting Raptor

          May 21, 2015 at 11:39

          Someone about to get rekt!

          Reply

      • Deceased

        May 21, 2015 at 11:39

        I’m just kidding, naw I’m not bro, to I do miss his rants 🙁

        Reply

        • Ruqi

          May 21, 2015 at 11:41

          Hehe, alright. 😀

          2 posts today just “felt” like something he’d say. Maybe it’s just this Witcher news without him. It’s not the same.

          Reply

          • Deceased

            May 21, 2015 at 12:00

            As stated, I miss his rants…

            #comebackryanzawemissyou

          • Admiral Chief's Adventure

            May 21, 2015 at 12:03

            I miss the rants, I don’t miss the attacks on the readers.
            #ModeratorNightmare

          • Deceased

            May 21, 2015 at 12:14

            He might have been a tad bit eccentric, sure, but the passion he put into those rants man, I don’t think we’ll see it again in a long ass while 🙁

          • RinceTheElfRoot

            May 21, 2015 at 12:12

            Nah. @disqus_9cSvSQWBZf:disqus makes sense in his wording 😉

  4. HairyEwok

    May 21, 2015 at 11:37

    Loooool desperate times call for desperate measures i guess

    Reply

  5. Ranting Raptor

    May 21, 2015 at 11:38

    hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahhahahhahaha

    Reply

  6. Ranting Raptor

    May 21, 2015 at 11:38

    Hoooooooooooohhhh….Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaaha

    Reply

  7. Ranting Raptor

    May 21, 2015 at 11:38

    *tears start streaming*

    Reply

    • RinceTheElfRoot

      May 21, 2015 at 12:12

      You okay buddy? 🙂

      Reply

      • Ranting Raptor

        May 21, 2015 at 12:18

        ….. I’m… I’m all… good….. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

        Reply

  8. Ranting Raptor

    May 21, 2015 at 11:38

    hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha oh man…. hahahahahahahHAAAAAAAAHAAAAAAHAAAAAA

    Reply

    • Captain JJ Browman

      May 21, 2015 at 11:46

      I’m loving this.

      Reply

  9. WitWolfy

    May 21, 2015 at 11:40

    That Witcher Trilogy is actually a sweet deal.

    Reply

  10. Ranting Raptor

    May 21, 2015 at 11:41

    hhhhhooooooooweeeeee that’s some funny shiz right there! ahahahahahahahahahahahaha

    Reply

    • Hammersteyn

      May 21, 2015 at 11:45

      So no?

      Reply

      • Ranting Raptor

        May 21, 2015 at 11:49

        you got it 🙂

        Reply

  11. The Sten

    May 21, 2015 at 11:43

    Thats….actually a pretty good deals. Pity about it being uplay though

    Reply

  12. kuuu(UMAR)rrrr

    May 21, 2015 at 11:44

    • Hammersteyn

      May 21, 2015 at 11:45

      I c wat u did thar

      Reply

      • kuuu(UMAR)rrrr

        May 21, 2015 at 11:48

        Gracias 😉

        Reply

  13. Uberutang

    May 21, 2015 at 11:44

    Pity I have all those give away games 🙁

    Reply

  14. Blood Emperor Trevor

    May 21, 2015 at 11:44

    Ubisoft… Nobody likes Uplay. NOBODY. Just stop it now, drop it, put all the Steam achievements & stuff back. Yes everyone will laugh at you and say I told you so but that’ll only be for a short time, and in the long term isn’t that better than constantly hearing WE HATE UPLAY.

    Reply

    • Captain JJ Browman

      May 21, 2015 at 11:45

      This is s funny.
      This is proof that everyone hates Uplay.

      Reply

    • Deceased

      May 21, 2015 at 12:07

      I’d actually have respect for Oobi ( and might call them by their original name ) when they finally do this…

      It would be like, they tried something, listened to the people playing their games, and took ( what I would assume ) the logical route… Presently, it’s almost as if emotions are standing in the way of them being seen as a decent publisher -> EA already made the mistake, why would Oobi not learn from it, I cannot fathom it 🙁

      Forcing me to install UPLAY just for the sake of playing their latests games does not a decent publisher make ( in my eyes )…

      Reply

      • Captain JJ Browman

        May 21, 2015 at 12:10

        Me too. Take away Uplay and I’ll buy more of your games Oobi. It’s that simple.

        Reply

    • Hammersteyn

      May 21, 2015 at 12:13

      It’s like that one kid that no one wants to play with and the mom has to bribe other kids with cookies but my mom put out Marie biscuits so it never worked…. I mean the other kids mom.

      Reply

  15. Captain JJ Browman

    May 21, 2015 at 11:45

    So they need to use a game from another publisher to get rid of their own games?
    or
    They need to give away some of their games because no one wants to buy The Witcher 3 from the shitty Uplay.

    Reply

    • Blood Emperor Trevor

      May 21, 2015 at 11:46

      And obviously the French are sticking it to the US again by giving them The Crew.

      Reply

      • Captain JJ Browman

        May 21, 2015 at 11:47

        😀

        Reply

  16. Ranting Raptor

    May 21, 2015 at 11:47

  17. Captain JJ Browman

    May 21, 2015 at 11:48

    “AAA” games.
    The lolz

    Reply

  18. Captain JJ Browman

    May 21, 2015 at 11:49

    I’ll take Child of Light and that Splinter Cell any day.
    But I would rather pay full price and have it on Steam or Galaxy than use Uplay.

    Reply

    • Deceased

      May 21, 2015 at 12:08

      How to upvote multiple times?

      Reply

  19. Ranting Raptor

    May 21, 2015 at 11:49

    ok… Ok…. I am calm… I am a leaf on the wind…… I am cal…… HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

    Reply

    • Captain JJ Browman

      May 21, 2015 at 11:49

      XD

      Reply

    • Deceased

      May 21, 2015 at 12:09

      😀

      Reply

  20. Captain JJ Browman

    May 21, 2015 at 11:53

    Uplay has no friends, so now it’s trying to buy them.
    Didn’t Richie Rich teach you anything?

    Reply

  21. Ranting Raptor

    May 21, 2015 at 11:53

    Ok ok. Cool. Ubisoft…. I tell you what. I’ll buy Witcher3 from you…… *PGGFFFFHHHHHH* No not really hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha

    Reply

  22. GoodSamaritan

    May 21, 2015 at 11:55

    i don’t wanna sound like a hater, but i’ve never met anyone who liked Uplay, ever! I’ve got some of their games and unfortunately i’m forced to use it, but i’d never buy someone else’s game on this platform. And CDProjekt have their own shop and it’s very good and comfortable to use. Btw they also have an online shop for old games, so check it out

    Reply

  23. Kensei Seraph

    May 21, 2015 at 11:57

    The Illuminati are trying to recruit me! O_O

    Reply

    • Captain JJ Browman

      May 21, 2015 at 11:58

      If Uplay is the Illuminati then we definitely have nothing to worry about. 😀
      They’ll try to buy a new world order, but no one will want their money.

      Reply

      • Kensei Seraph

        May 21, 2015 at 12:04

        No, @John Frank:disqus replied to a comment of mine on the Casey Hudson joining Microsoft article about wanting me to join his Illuminati.
        So I flagged it.

        Reply

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      May 21, 2015 at 11:59

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      Reply

    • Blood Emperor Trevor

      May 21, 2015 at 12:03

      Look on the bright side, it could have been Scientologists.

      Reply

    • Hammersteyn

      May 21, 2015 at 12:14

      BANNED!

      Reply

  24. Ranting Raptor

    May 21, 2015 at 12:02

  25. Ranting Raptor

    May 21, 2015 at 12:02

  26. Ranting Raptor

    May 21, 2015 at 12:03

  27. Ranting Raptor

    May 21, 2015 at 12:04

  28. Captain JJ Browman

    May 21, 2015 at 12:07

    At least we can rest well knowing that the new Rainbow Six will be like the classics, only better.
    No wait, they’re raping that too.

    Reply

  29. Ranting Raptor

    May 21, 2015 at 12:10

    • Kensei Seraph

      May 21, 2015 at 12:12

      Oh god that’s disturbing.

      Reply

    • Admiral Chief's Adventure

      May 21, 2015 at 12:18

      Nee dude, ontspan nou!

      Reply

  30. MakeItLegal

    May 21, 2015 at 12:17

    mmmm…what tactics is this ?

    Reply

    • Captain JJ Browman

      May 21, 2015 at 12:17

      It’s desperation.

      Reply

  31. Dutch-Trevor Matrix

    May 21, 2015 at 12:26

    E-toll… U-play… Ain’t nobody want that shit!

    Reply

  32. rollingmol

    May 21, 2015 at 20:26

    New low dlc announced… What you mean it bugged . internet responds : Downgraded.! All gaming news are about 1080 p are the best thing since Mario sprouted a tail. Yup we got the dance down . fudge load shedding is messing with me.Wilson is that you Wilson 🙂

    Reply

  33. UltimateNinjaPandaDudeGuy

    May 22, 2015 at 10:17

    JEEZ! That was a damn good deal!

    Even being that good I still don’t want to deal with uPlay… It sucks SO much balls!

    Reply

  34. Patrick Gotch

    June 19, 2015 at 22:07

    Hahahahahahahahaha. Awesome try Usuck. If I’m purchasing the experience I’m purchasing it off GOG.

    iPhone spy without jailbreak

    Reply

  35. ban make

    August 28, 2015 at 20:23

    The Witcher 3 is my favorite game. I play it. Its very exciting. Hope buy this from you.
    Witcher 4 release date, features wishlist, fan-made trailer and lots more…. visit.. http://thewitcher4news.com

    Reply

  36. Akira Khan

    July 25, 2017 at 21:06

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