Here’s How Ubisoft+ Works, And How You Can Play Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla For Cheap

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Here’s How Ubisoft+ Works, And How You Can Play Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla For Cheap
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Ubisoft+ is the latest game streaming service on the market and it’s bringing the best of Ubisoft to the table. For $19.95 a month, PC gamers can subscribe to the service and gain access to over 100 Ubisoft games including new releases like Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla and Watch Dogs: Legion. Currently, it promises brand new Ubisoft titles on launch day for subscribers alongside season passes, DLC and other expansions you’d normally have to fork out extra for.

In essence, it’s a rebrand of uPlay+, Ubisoft’s first attempt to penetrate the game streaming market on PC. Now, it’s got a shiny new name and a whole bunch of new features and games on offer.

If you subscribe to Ubisoft+ now, you’ll be able to play through both Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla and Watch Dogs: Legion for $19.95/month — there’s no discount for half-year or yearly subscriptions — as long as you can somehow squeeze both of them into a massive gaming month. If you’ve got some spare time and you just want to play through Valhalla, it might be worth it to hunker down and spend the month as a gnarly Viking warrior without having to pay the full $68 retail cost.

The current Ubisoft+ library includes massive franchises like AnnoWatch Dogs, Far Cry, Beyond Good & Evil, Assassin’s Creed, Might & Magic, Prince of Persia, Rayman, The Settlers, Trials and the entire Tom Clancy game lineup. There’s some all-time classics, and the service gives you a chance to download and play through them all as long as you’re subscribed.

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Image: Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla

In even better news, the majority of Ubisoft’s biggest upcoming titles will land on Ubisoft+ at launch. That includes Immortals: Fenyx Rising, the Prince of Persia: Sands of Time remake and Far Cry 6. If any or all of these games are on your list, the $19.95 monthly fee might be worth it.

There’s a lot of game streaming services currently on the market in Australia from Xbox Game Pass to Apple Arcade, but if you’re a fan of the work Ubisoft puts out, it really is a solid deal. Ubisoft’s library is impressive, and with over 100 games on offer the new service nearly rivals Xbox Game Pass for choice.

To subscribe to the service and browse the full game library, visit the ANZ Ubisoft+ hub.

Comments

  • I dunno, I’d be much more tempted if Ubisoft games weren’t so damn big, I’m still playing Odyssey a year later and didn’t have to pay even close to a year’s worth of Ubisoft+ for it. I expect I’ll do the same with Valhalla so would much rather buy it outright and own it forever.

    • I agree. And if you can wait a couple of months, you’ll pick up their games at a fraction of the price. I picked up Far Cry 5 (with Far Cry 3) for around the cost of 1 months subscription and it took me more than a month to finish it both of them (actually never finished FC5).

    • On the flip side, I played about my fill of Watch Dogs Legion (like… a week), so I’m damned glad I played it through Ubisoft+ instead of shelling out a box price for it.

      Not bad for a demo system, I guess?

      • Yeah, as many of us discussed elsewhere Legion is alright… But man I’d probably be fairly disappointed if I paid full price for it.

        And now with the same month of Uplay+ I’ve started playing Valhalla… Which in comparison to Legion I’ve been massively enjoying from the word go. Great game thus far.

        • Yeah, I actually started to hold off on diving too deep into Valhalla because all I could think through the starting sequence is, “This is going to look crazy good on my TV with the PS5.”

          Also, I suspect my partner might like to see the intro too. I’ve read on the ubisoft store that ubisoft connect means that progress is transferrable cross-platform? I won’t be mad if I have to restart, since I’ll be a lot more competent, but I’m pretty interested in whether they actually meant save games or if they just meant progress toward the rewards.

          • Taken at face value I’d assume that means progression of Ubisoft Connect things like their Achievements are cross-platform… Not the save games.

            This is of course not having read what you’re referring to, but I’m only questioning it largely because it’d absolutely be the first I’ve heard of cross platform saves through Ubisoft Connect.

  • Sub services are not worth that price in general just based on how they work. ie. Wasn’t interested in AC:Origins on launch and only purchased it then they had it for $30(complete edition) on their app. Finished in about a week for 99% completion. It’s getting very much to the rate that everyone is just farming money instead of providing enjoyable games.

    • err..if you finished it in a week, could you not have just got uplay+ for a month, saved $10, and then had 3 weeks to try out any other game in their library for nothing? -assuming you don’t want to replay Origins again at some point of course.

    • Anyone who can 99% Origins in only one week must have been playing it for 12+ hours per day. I’d say you definitely got your money’s worth.

  • I generally smash through games very, very quickly, so I often find that uPlay+ (or is it Ubisoft+ now?) is often a worthwhile investment for myself. Instead of having to pay $150 or whatever, for Watch Dogs Legion’s ultimate edition, or $179.95 for AC Valhalla’s ultimate edition, I can pay $20 and get them for an entire month, at which point I’m usually done with them.

    Obviously it doesn’t hold a candle to having a permanant (well, relatively) copy, but its hard to ignore value-wise given the savings.

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