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Sharrowyn
01-31-2017, 09:30 PM
doenst Steam require UPLAY to play an UBisoft game?

iTzBigRed1
01-31-2017, 09:42 PM
yes

Sharrowyn
01-31-2017, 09:57 PM
ok so All PC players, whether STEAM or Direct UBI purchasers will be pooled together for matchmaking?

Kinda an important decision, as I want to be able to play with the largest selection of players.

blueberry_deer
01-31-2017, 10:16 PM
ok so All PC players, whether STEAM or Direct UBI purchasers will be pooled together for matchmaking?

Kinda an important decision, as I want to be able to play with the largest selection of players.

yes. the way purchasing a uplay game on steam works is that you buy it via steam, then you activate the key given to you from steam on your uplay account, launch it from steam, then it launches from uplay. you still play with everyone on PC

Sharrowyn
01-31-2017, 11:20 PM
yes. the way purchasing a uplay game on steam works is that you buy it via steam, then you activate the key given to you from steam on your uplay account, launch it from steam, then it launches from uplay. you still play with everyone on PC

thanks lots

so it really doesn't matter where I want to purchase from

supitza
01-31-2017, 11:30 PM
thanks lots

so it really doesn't matter where I want to purchase from

The Uplay store has a 20% off coupon you can get for 100 Upoints (or whatever they're called), so you can get it for 48 moneys($/Eur/whatever) instead of 60. On the other hand, Steam allows you to refund your preorders until release day, also 14 days after purchase or after less than 2 hours of playtime. Also, Steam has customer service.

Sharrowyn
02-01-2017, 12:13 AM
hmmm so what is recommended for PC players?

iTzBigRed1
02-01-2017, 01:59 AM
The Uplay store has a 20% off coupon you can get for 100 Upoints (or whatever they're called), so you can get it for 48 moneys($/Eur/whatever) instead of 60. On the other hand, Steam allows you to refund your preorders until release day, also 14 days after purchase or after less than 2 hours of playtime. Also, Steam has customer service.

That's a lie. 20% doesnt work with new games and pre-purchases

TRfisK
02-01-2017, 11:39 AM
That's a lie. 20% doesnt work with new games and pre-purchases

It's not a lie, it might however be a regional deal. I used the 20% discount to purchase my Gold Edition yesterday (from Sweden).

supitza
02-01-2017, 11:56 AM
That's a lie. 20% doesnt work with new games and pre-purchases

I used my 20% off to pre-purchase For Honor for 48$ instead of $60. If it doesn't work for you, maybe it's region locked or has some other restriction.

iTzBigRed1
02-01-2017, 06:37 PM
Well then they lied to me!

"Get 20% off the Uplay Shop. Exclude pre-purchase and new release products. Not combinable with any other offer."

also when i try to purchase the discount I get an error and I know I have over 100 uplay

iTzBigRed1
02-02-2017, 08:05 PM
I used my 20% off to pre-purchase For Honor for 48$ instead of $60. If it doesn't work for you, maybe it's region locked or has some other restriction.

it would be region locked in US?

ClayJitsu
02-15-2017, 12:57 AM
I bought on Uplay. Why get Steam involved if you have to open Uplay anyway? Also, buying on Uplay allows you to play another game on Steam simultaneously, which I do all the time (think turn-based strategy games).

Damage_Incorp
02-15-2017, 01:06 AM
Buy it from kinguin / g2a and save 40% or so