Here's How To Snag The Original Watch Dogs For Free On PC This Week

Watch Dogs

The first Watch Dogs game came out around three and a half years ago, but do not let its age fool you—there is still some entertainment value to be had from Ubisoft's cleverly conceived third-person action title. If you managed to miss out on Watch Dogs all this time, don't fret, you can pick it up for free and see for yourself how it holds up. You have to be relatively fast, though, as the freebie offer is only good until November 13.

To promote is Uplay service, Ubisoft is giving away the PC version of Watch Dogs to registered Uplay users starting today and running through Monday. All you have to do is hit the source link below and either log into an existing Ubisoft account, or create one. You will then see a message saying, "The game has been added to your library! You can find your new game in your Uplay PC Games library!"


You will also need the Uplay client to download and play Watch Dogs. Incidentally, you can also activate a free weekend of For Honor on the PC through Uplay. The title is available to pre-load now and will unlock for a free weekend of gameplay from on November 9 at 9 AM Pacific (12 PM Eastern) to November 12 at 12 PM Pacific (3 PM Eastern).

Getting back to Watch Dogs, the game revolves around protagonist Aiden Pearce, a skilled gray-hat hacker in a near-future version of Chicago where a network of computers connects everyone and everything. Aiden is on a mission to avenge his niece, who was accidentally killed by hitmen that were sent out to eliminate Aiden. He must protect his remaining family members.

The minimum system requirements for Watch Dogs are pretty tame. You will need at least an Intel Core 2 Quad 8400 or AMD Phenom II X4 940 processor; 6GB of RAM; NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460, AMD Radeon HD 5770, or Intel Iris Pro HD 5200 graphics; and 25GB of disk space. And for the recommended requirements, Ubisoft bumps things up to a Core i7 3770 or FX-8350 processor; 8GB of RAM, and a GeForce GTX 560 Ti or Radeon HD 7850 graphics card.