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Ubisoft is giving away Watch Dogs for free

Ubisoft announced earlier this month that it would mark the holidays by giving away a couple of oldies but goodies, first World in Conflict and then after that, Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag. That plan has apparently changed somewhat, but in a good way, because it's added another game to the freebie festivities. 

From now (technically yesterday) until 5 am ET on December 23, the original Watch Dogs is free for the taking on Uplay. Hit up the "Happy Playdays" freebie page, log in if you need to, and the game will be automatically added to your library. And yes, it's permanent, as long as you get it before the offer expires. 

Ubisoft has also changed up the previous giveaways: World in Conflict was originally scheduled to be free only until December 11, while Black Flag was on the block from December 11-18, but both games are now free for the same period as Watch Dogs, so if you missed them the first time around you've got a second chance to make the score.

And if you've already played the original Watch Dogs but haven't yet made a move on the sequel, this isn't a bad time for that either: Watch Dogs 2 is on sale for $20 for the standard edition, $25 for the Deluxe, or $40 for the Gold.   

As lead news writer during ‘merican hours, Andy covers the day-to-day events that keep PC gaming so interesting, exciting, and occasionally maddening. He’s fond of RPGs, FPSs, dungeons, Myst, and the glorious irony of his parents buying him a TRS-80 instead of an Atari so he wouldn't end up wasting his life on videogames.