Figuring out how to get Watch Dogs 2 for free doesn’t take hacker skills or some command over code. It just takes a little patience and timing. Just be sure to pay attention to the times as that is key to redeeming your free Watch Dogs 2 copy.
How to get Watch Dogs 2 for free
Even though the game is currently having a free trial on Xbox One and just came to PlayStation Now, the Watch Dogs 2 free copy is only on PC. To redeem it, you’ll need to go through a few steps first. Also no matter what, remember that you won’t get the game until July 13.
First, you’ll need to tune in to Ubisoft Forward, which is the publisher’s E3-like event, that starts at 12:00 PM PT on Sunday, July 12. Look at the above chart to see when it starts for you. However, you can log in 30 minutes before during the show, too, so be sure to watch the event within 11:30 AM PT to 1:30 PM PT. Logging in any time within those two hours should work. Ubisoft says that you should get your free Watch Dogs 2 copy if you “log in with your Uplay account anytime after Trackmania and before the end of the main show.”
But you’re going to have to do more work depending on how you choose to watch the show. The safest way would be to log in to your Uplay account and watch it directly on Ubisoft’s website or through Uplay. This will cut out a lot of the people in the middle.
However, you can also get it if you watch it through Twitch if you go to the right channels and link your account. You can watch it on any of the listed channels below (in addition to, presumable, Ubisoft’s official Twitch channel):
- Call Me Kevin
- Jade Sura
- Rag Tagg
- RT Game Sacriel
- Stacey of Gotham
- The Happy Hob
- Wilbur Soot
However, be sure to enable Twitch drops if you watch through Twitch. To do that, go to this website on Ubisoft in order to link your Twitch and Uplay accounts.
Accept the terms and drops will be enabled. This should mean you are all good to go and get your free copy of Watch Dogs 2 on PC.