How to create a shortcut for AC3 without starting up Uplay?

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#1 Posted by UCF_Knight (6863 posts) -

I received a free copy of AC3 with my gpu but it's tied to Uplay. Whenever I load up the game it just starts Uplay, and then I have to click 'my games', click 'AC3', then click 'Play' which is a bit more tedious than simply clicking a shortcut.

Is there anyway to bypass Uplay? I'm fine with it running, I would just prefer not to use the actual client to access the game. Every shortcut from the download simply leads to the Uplay client.

For those that have AC3 through Steam, is Uplay necessary? If not, I may actually consider buying AC3 on Steam way down the road when it's on sale to avoid this issue. Unless someone here has an idea..

#2 Posted by ShadowDeathX (10611 posts) -
It always uses uPlay. uPlay stores your saves in the cloud, in addition to locally. Your achievements and uPlay points are counted up as well. It is only like 2 seconds that see the uPlay client every time you boot up the game. Not a biggie.
#3 Posted by bonafidetk (3820 posts) -
I dont think its possible to avoid starting uplay when playing AC3.
#4 Posted by BPoole96 (22792 posts) -
The Steam version also launches UPlay, so buying that is essentially double DRM
#5 Posted by kraken2109 (13030 posts) -

It's the same with Far Cry 3 (Which I bought from Steam).

Annoying, but i don't think there's a way around it.

#6 Posted by ionusX (25715 posts) -

It's the same with Far Cry 3 (Which I bought from Steam).

Annoying, but i don't think there's a way around it.

kraken2109

there isnt. its like trying to play a a valve game without using steam.. gl man. unless your a dirty pirate!