Assassin's Creed Unity needed to increase server capacity years after launch following the giveaway

It appears that players have been taking full advantage of Assassin's Creed Unity going free for a week—so much so that the Unity servers were taken down for maintenance a few hours ago, in order to increase the server capacity. 

Earlier this week, Ubisoft announced that, along with donating €500,000 to help with the restoration of Notre-Dame, it would give away Assassin's Creed: Unity for free, giving players a chance to experience the game's faithful representation of the historic cathedral. 

The maintenance happened at 7AM UTC. If you haven't had a chance to grab it yet, you can download Unity free via Uplay or from the Ubisoft Store. Additionally, if you were unfortunate enough to have purchased the game immediately before the announcement, Ubisoft has said that it will refund purchases made through the Ubisoft Store after 2 PM EST on April 15.

Cheers, Twisted Voxel

Sarah James
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Sarah started as a freelance writer in 2018, writing for PCGamesN, TechRadar, GamingBible, Red Bull Gaming and more. In 2021, she was offered a full-time position on the PC Gamer team where she takes every possible opportunity to talk about World of Warcraft and Elden Ring. When not writing guides, most of her spare time is spent in Azeroth—though she's quite partial to JRPGs too. One of her fondest hopes is to one day play through the ending of Final Fantasy X without breaking down into a sobbing heap. She probably has more wolves in Valheim than you.