Upcoming Ubisoft promotion lets fans snag Assassin’s Creed IV for free

It turns out that 2017 happens to be the 10th anniversary for not one but two different Ubisoft properties, and the company is celebrating by offering two corresponding games entirely for free for a limited time, one of which happens to be the pirate-themed Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag.

As Ubisoft announced in this recent blog post, 2017 marks the 10th anniversary for both the Assassin’s Creed franchise (the very first Assassin’s Creed game was released in November of 2007) and the popular real-time strategy title World in Conflict. Therefore, those who are signed up to Ubisoft’s free Uplay service will be able to download free PC versions of both World in Conflict (and its free Soviet Assault expansion) and Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag via the Uplay client during the following timeframes:

  • December 4-11 – World in Conflict + Soviet Assault
  • December 12-18 – Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag

Once a Uplay user adds one or both of the above games to their Uplay PC library during each game’s respective time period of being free, the games are theirs to keep indefinitely. There have been several newer Assassin’s Creed releases since Black Flag, but the naval-focused Assassin’s Creed adventure is still considered to be one of the stronger entries in the franchise, not to mention one which helped usher the series into the current generation of gaming.