Ubisoft Servers Got Hit Hard After Assassin’s Creed Unity Giveaway

A lot of people wanted to play the five-year-old game

We just brought you news about Ubisoft’s €500,000 donation to the reconstruction of the Notre-Dame Cathedral. But, that wasn’t the only important news as, outside of the fact that Assassin’s Creed Unity actually featured an incredibly accurate digital reconstruction of the Notre-Dame Cathedral, Ubisoft decided to offer it up for free so that everyone has a chance to explore the Cathedral as it was originally built. Well, as it turns out, so many people took Ubisoft up on their offer that hosting server for the five-year-old game was so overwhelmed that Ubisoft had no choice but to upgrade it. The servers were taken down early April 19th and were down for a few hours to upgrade that server capacity.

The upgrade to the server took place at 7AM UTC but has finally wrapped up now, so if you’re looking to start playing today, you should be good to go. If you haven’t had a chance to get your copy yet, you can head over to Uplay and download it from there or go directly to the Ubisoft online store. And, if you – for some reason – just so happened to purchase the game just before it was being offered for free, Ubisoft has agreed to refund and purchase for the game that was made after 2PM EST on April 15th.

Assassin’s Creed Unity Cinematic Trailer

Simon Carpenter
Simon Carpenter
Simon Carpenter works as an indie game programmer by day and pro gamer by night. He joined the Addicted to Play Team in October of 2019 and has found his home away from home. His favorite games include The Legend of Zelda, Metroid Prime, and Call of Duty.


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