Ubisoft Replaces Its Rewards Program, But It's Unclear What's New

Ubisoft Club lets you earn rewards, discounts, and more by playing the publisher's games.

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Ubisoft today announced Ubisoft Club, a new rewards program that seems to be awfully similar to its existing Uplay program.

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As explained in the video above--the only information the company has shared about Club so far--playing Ubisoft games on any platform allows you to earn XP and the extremely generic-sounding "Units." Units can be used to unlock new in-game content, gain access to betas, or earn discounts on Ubisoft's store.

What isn't clear from the video is that Ubisoft's Uplay service already allowed players to earn XP and Units that can be used to unlock wallpapers, in-game content, and other rewards of relatively little significance.

Purchasing discounts with Units appears to be the biggest component of Club (even though that, too, isn't new), but the extent of the discounts is rather limited. Here are the six offers currently listed on the Club website, which confusingly alternate between percentage discounts and specific prices:

It's unclear how long these offers will be available for or how often they'll change.

We've followed up with Ubisoft for more details on Club and what it means for the existing rewards program. In the meantime, you can sign up using your Uplay account here.

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Ubi-score, U-points....

They go with Units....for shame.

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From What I've Seen, Uplay Is Only A Problem For PC Gamers. Sucks For Them, lol.

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Uplay nothing.

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Hahahah, WHAT? Why would anyone ever want to join a Ubisoft club?? They really have a bloated perception of how their fans perceive them, don't they?

Them and EA with all of their dedicated platforms, DRM and services. They aren't MS, Nintendo, Sony or Valve. They are 3rd party publishers. We don't want your brand-specific shit services.

Not as big a slice of the pie as they like to think.

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Uplay sucks I hate playing ubisoft games and it keeps telling me I need uplay when I am not interested in signing up for it.

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So... you get rid of the really stupid and COMPLETELY UNNECESSARY Uplay system... just to rebrand it and release it again?

wtf ubisoft...

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Remove Uplay that is reward unto itself

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The Crew 50% off / Far Cry 3 80% off - nearly every retail store.

Nice work Ubisoft, giving discounts that most retail stores already do on old games. The only difference is you didn't have to play your games first.

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@DrDuncs: Both those games are on Uplay for $29.99 now, so it's 50% and 80% off that, not $60. $6 for Far Cry 3 is a pretty good deal.

Much as I hate to defend UbiSoft after dealing with a broken HOMM 6, which was thanks to Uplay, incidentally. And they took 8 months to fix it.

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The reward I pretend is not having to use UPLAY.

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"Ubisoft Replaces Its Rewards Program, But It's Unclear What's New"

Ubisoft Replaces Its Rewards Program, But It's Unclear What's the Point

FIFY

Their whole rewards thing has always been garbage.

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They should have their own version of Google Maps so you can spend units on fictional radio towers to unlock more of the map.

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how about replace Uplay with something better?

that shit is broken

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@adam4897332: how about ditch the DRM

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@adam4897332: Better yet replace it with nothing. Hope they're patching this out of all their old games. You know they ain't tho.

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@7tizz: If you gonna put your game on steam,don't force people use your fucking Uplay,

I don't need 2 devices between me and my game.

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@7tizz: I can vouch for him. For one the chat system in the overlay is broken. It sounds like it's still in a beta version or something. I have to turn my sound all the way up and still barely hear people. And two sometimes I just want to just use steam voice chat but for some reason when I accept or invite someone on Uplay it automatically opens up voice chat lol> Broken!

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@7tizz double loading times on farcry 3 sp while syncing with irrelevant crap I wouldn't care about. YES, in Single Player even while using Offline mode with Uplay. Made me pirate Farcry 3 after finishing the registered-legal version to play the game again with no 40 sec loading times.

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@santinegrete: 40 seconds oh no :o must pirate all games cant stand loading times....?

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@7tizz: well, it's your experience against mine. And mine will keep me far from Ubi.

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@7tizz : don't use indirects attacks on me pal, what I told you is my experience purchasing Farcry 3 and using it with U-Play. The scoped magnum reward wasn't worth the pain in the neck. Don't play the jerk card.

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@7tizz: Played the Rainbow 6 beta?

Disconnect all the time,loading bugs,poor server,had to use god damn unstable Uplay.

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@adam4897332: Oh yeah that's another thing match making for online games can be out of sync sometimes between game and client.

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@adam4897332: That was a games problem not uplay i think.

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@7tizz: And some people are obvious plants and apologists. You online gatekeepers need a new script.

Your old one is pretty obvious and transparent.

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@7tizz: I don't get why you're defending a system that essentially is a second barrier between you and your game (the first being steam). you can't even play a ubisoft game while being offline. no one likes DRM.

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@zilwiz: Sorry I overreacted,I loved Ubisoft games so much.AC series is the first AAA games that I played,I bought every game of them.But they just not doing well now...

So sad :(