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Assassin’s Creed Black Flag goes free

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Assassin's Creed: Black Flag

Second half of 2017 has brought so many freebies it’s getting a bit difficult to keep track and now Ubisoft decided to follow suit and is giving away free copies of Assassin’s Creed: Black Flag. The company has also published a documentary called ‘Into the Creed’, showing how the game managed to change a few lives along the way and you can view it above.

The offer lasts until December 18, 2017 at 10:00 AM UTC and you can go and claim yours at Ubisoft’s website. Note however that the game requires you to download the company’s UPlay client, which in turn requires a Ubisoft account, but it’s also free and easy to setup. Once you do that, open up the client, pick Black Flag, install and enjoy your cheapskating across the seas of the Caribbean.

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Ubisoft’s ‘Into the Creed’ documentary shows how the game actually affected real lives of some of its players, some in more spectacular manner, others less so, particularly if you find making friends unspectacular. You’ll see people who published youtube walkthroughs and ended up working for the company, those with newfound love for parkour as well as people that made friends or rekindled old friendships through the game.

The documentary even shows a history teacher who uses Assassin’s Creed to ignite his students’ imaginations. While yours truly would normally be compelled to blast a company for patting itself on the back in such a borderline-pathetic manner, the video brought quite a few smiles on my face so I’ll let it slide. After all, the company showed a pretty grand gesture by giving away what’s arguably the best game in the series for free - I do believe that earns them a bit of leeway, doesn't it?

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In case you’re not familiar with the game, it’s set in 1715 in the treacherous Caribbean and follows notorious Welsh pirate Edward Kenway, ancestor to the Assassin's Creed III’s Ratonhnhaké:ton and Haytham Kenway. So, not much else to say other than happy sailing.