Ubisoft Shows PC Gamers Love With Free Assassin's Creed IV and World in Conflict

PC gamers get an action adventure and RTS treat in celebration of ten years for Assassin's Creed and World in Conflict.

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The Assassin's Creed and World in Conflict franchises are both celebrating anniversaries and Ubisoft has decided to celebrate with some free schwag for PC gamers. Both of the games have been around for ten years and unfamiliar players can get hands on a couple of the best entries in the series with free copies of Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag and World in Conflict.

Black Flag is arguably one of the best entries in the Assassin's Creed series, placing players in the shoes of pirate-turned-assassin Edward Kenway. The game introduced ship combat to the usual formula and gave gamers the pirate game they'd been craving. World in Conflict is an RTS that takes place in an alternate history where the Soviet Union invaded the US in the late 1980s. At launch, the game was noted for its engine that allowed for highly-destructible environments. 

The link for the free copy of World in Conflict is live now on the Ubiblog and, after logging in, you'll have the game added to your Uplay library. Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag will be free starting on December 12 at 6 a.m. PT and will remain so until December 18 at 2 a.m. PT.

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    December 5, 2017 10:50 AM

    Charles Singletary posted a new article, Ubisoft Shows PC Gamers Love With Free Assassin's Creed IV and World in Conflict

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      December 5, 2017 10:52 AM

      Ass Pirates was pretty good

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        December 6, 2017 1:30 AM

        It’s the best in the series IMO, even compared to the excellent Ezio ones.

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          December 6, 2017 1:35 AM

          I went through all the AC games up to Black Flag. Bought it years ago and got started but dropped off for whatever reason.
          I should get back to it and just blow through the main missions

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            December 6, 2017 3:50 AM

            Yeah man, it's still amazing fun.

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      December 5, 2017 12:32 PM

      Two great games! WIC can really scratch that RTS itch for anyone that missed it.

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        December 5, 2017 1:21 PM

        We totally need to get a shack battle set up for that. When I was doing QA on the game I loved when we would do multiplayer stress tests and you would see five or six nukes going off across the map all at once. Even the beefiest computers we had would pretty much grind to a halt at that point.

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          December 5, 2017 2:19 PM

          Hahaha. I think my comp chugged a fair bit on it back then too. I was probably running an 8800GT i think with an AMD 64x2 *ooooooOOooo* hahaha

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            December 5, 2017 11:54 PM

            I'm not sure of the hardware specs that we had for the high end systems, but I know they were probably out of reach for even the most dedicated hobbyist at the time. Even with a fairly modern system, maxing everything out and running the demo still brings my system down below 30 frames occasionally. Beautiful game, apparently horrible optimization. That said, I am still going to set up a Shackbattle for it.

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      December 5, 2017 1:26 PM

      Time to get you some free arse, rye snake!!!

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      December 5, 2017 7:48 PM

      Nice... replaying Black Flag in 4K sounds like a good way to spend a weekend or three.

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      December 6, 2017 4:43 AM

      Cool never played pirates