Skip to main content

Here’s how to get a free copy of Ubisoft’s Watch Dogs 2

Ubisoft will give away free copies Watch Dogs 2 — you just have to watch the company’s next event.

Players must stream Ubisoft Forward, which takes place at 3 p.m. ET on July 12 , while logged into their Uplay accounts. They also have to watch on Ubisoft’s official Forward site, though Twitch, YouTube, and other outlets will stream the event as well. The free copy is only available for PC.

The 2016 open-world action-adventure game follows Marcus as he sneaks and hacks his way through a digitized San Francisco in an attempt to take down a corrupt, citizen-harming hacking system.

Watch Dogs 2 was a well-received game, scoring 82 out of 100 on review site Metacritic for the PlayStation 4 version. Many reviewers said it was an improvement over the first game, which could feel clunky and one-dimensional. It sold well in the U.K. and was in the top 10 in the United States sales charts in its first week. The game has sold 10 million copies since its release.

“As open-world games go, Watch Dogs 2 provides something that feels a little bit unique in terms of story and gameplay. Its emphasis on hacking as a means of solving problems is unlike any other title of similar formula, and its satirical, comedic but less-heavy tone makes it feel like a more upbeat Grand Theft Auto game,” Digital Trends said in its review of the game.

Ubisoft Forward will showcase upcoming games, including Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla, Watch Dogs: Legion, Hyper Scape, as well as a “few surprises,” according to Ubisoft.

The event will be Ubisoft’s most accessible ever. “The stream will not only be subtitled in multiple languages, but also shown with American Sign Language on the official Ubisoft Forward page, so tune in there for all the available options, and watch it your way,” the company said.

Like many other online gaming events this summer, it’s a new way to drop announcements following the cancellation of E3 due to the coronavirus pandemic. It will also feature preshow and post-show segments, more closely mimicking the experience of an in-person event.

The preshow kicks off at 1:30 p.m. and will provide news on Ghost Recon Breakpoint and Just Dance 2020. The post-show will offer a deep dive into Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla, a show match with Hyper Scape, active trivia, and giveaway opportunities.

Editors' Recommendations

Jon Silman
How to turn off those pesky Epic Games Store achievement pop-ups in Alan Wake 2
Saga fights off a Taken in Alan Wake 2.

Alan Wake 2 is out today, and it's already shaping up to be one of 2023's most talked-about games. Launching to high critical acclaim, it's currently available for PC, Xbox Series X/S, and PlayStation 5. If you plan on playing it on PC, though, you'll have to do so through the Epic Games Store, as it's not available on Steam. If you're unfamiliar with the platform or haven't played many games through it, here's something you'll want to do before starting: get rid of the app's obnoxious achievement notifications.

Like most platforms, Epic Games Store has its own achievement system. Whenever you clear one in a game, you'll get a big banner at the top of the screen and a loud, cloying ding accompanying it. That's easy to live with in a game with a handful of achievements, but considering that Alan Wake 2 has 66, you'll be seeing it a lot if you leave it on. The survival horror game is a maste rclass in atmosphere, so that ding can be a real mood killer in its most dramatic moments.

Read more
How to get every ending in Lords of the Fallen
The Lords of the Fallen undead scene.

Soulslike games love to have multiple endings that are just as cryptic and mysterious as the overall story is to unlock. Lords of the Fallen borrows this same idea in addition to the huge swath of weapons and gear to hunt down and experiment with. It will be tough enough for most players to just reach the end of this punishing game, but for those who are looking to go the extra mile, there are multiple endings with very specific requirements that lock away some very appealing rewards. The process of getting a new ending is far more difficult than answering a question or choosing a dialogue option at the end of the game. It will take quite a bit of preparation, so we'll detail exactly how you can get each ending in Lords of the Fallen and what it will give you.
All Lords of the Fallen endings

There are three unique endings you can unlock in Lords of the Fallen known as the Radiance, Inferno, and Umbral endings. All three are tied to a Trophy/Achievement, plus unlock a new class.
Radiance ending
We'll start with the most basic ending that you will probably get by default. The Radiance ending is unlocked if you cleanse all of the beacons, which is your explicit goal, and then move along the main path and beat all the bosses.

Read more
How to change suits in Spider-Man 2
Spider-Man soars through the air in a biomechanical suit in Marvel's Spider-Man 2.

Everyone knows the iconic Spider-Man suit. The red-and-blue spandex uniform has been iterated on and altered hundreds of times over the course of decades, leading to some similar and some very different designs. Spider-Man 2 introduces Venom and the symbiote suit to the mix as a plot point, but there are almost 70 total suits from various comics, shows, and movies to unlock and wear between Peter pParker and Miles Morales. Unlocking them is one thing, but changing between them, and their new styles, is another. With this guide, you will be able to change your spider style as fast as our heroes when duty calls.
How to change suits

Once you've snagged your first additional suit and used some Tokens to unlock it, changing between them is a breeze. Simply open your menu, go to the Suits tab, and highlight the one you want to wear. If you want to switch between Peter and Miles, simply hit L2 or R2 to cycle between the Spider-Men since each has their own unique set of suit options. Press X on the suit you want to wear and -- bam! -- your Spider-Man is now decked out in a new style. However, that's not all. Many suits have additional styles you can unlock by spending some Tech Parts. These give you three additional color options for that specific suit to further customize your look.

Read more