In response to the recent fire that devastated Notre Dame—one of the world’s oldest and most iconic cathedrals and iconic part of France’s national history—French video game publisher Ubisoft is offering a free PC copy of Assassin’s Creed Unity (normally $40) for a limited time. The offer will last from April 17 until midnight on April 25.
Ubisoft is hoping this free offer will spread awareness about the restoration fund and encourages users who take the company up on the free game offer to donate to the reconstruction effort.
How to Get Your Free Copy of Assassin’s Creed Unity
First, follow this link.
Sign into your Ubisoft account (or create one if you don’t already have one).
Click “Add to Cart”, then check out.
Follow the on-screen instructions to complete to order.
Once you’ve wrapped up the transaction, you’ll be be gifted a free copy of the game to your Uplay account. You’ll need to download or launch Uplay in order to install it.
On top of the option to add the game to your collection, the store page also has a link you can click to stream the game for free as well.
While there are numerous Assassin’s Creed games with single-word subtitles that start with the letter “U”, Unity is the one set in Paris during the French Revolution, and Notre Dame features prominently in the game. Admittedly, Assassin’s Creed Unity didn’t get the most favourable reviews when it launched originally, but many of those were due to technical issues (and some unconvincing arguments about why the development team neglected to add playable female characters to the multiplayer mode).
Regardless, the sentiment behind the offer is a noble one (and free is free). The deal only lasts for through midnight on April 25th, so hop to it.