Uplay and Watch_Dogs: Anyone Else Having Problems?

Mar 15, 2007
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Uplay's first big test (Watch_Dogs release - has to be the biggest moment yet for Uplay, right?) looks like a big fail...at least from my experience. I started my download via Uplay last night around Midnight CST (immediately after being notified by Ubisoft that my game was available)...it was really screaming fast until i went to bed. Woke up to this:



This persisted all day...just closed the client and re-started it...10 kB/sec isn't going to work for me...

Now it bounces between:



and:



I can't be alone with this...I'm at 90% complete with the download. My fear is I will need to restart it. Ha. Serves me right trying to go cheaper and not buying on Steam...
 
Mar 11, 2014
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We are experiencing issues with the authentication services. Players may experience long delays when trying to login in-game. More to come.

- their twitter
 
Jun 17, 2013
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It's hardly the first time Uplay fails. If at this point you're still willing to give Ubisoft the benefit of the doubt regarding that service you're honestly fooling yourself and helping perpetuate a negative experience for most consumers.

I'm sorry for you as a gamer, that you can't play something you legally purchased and are eager to play, but I'm really not sorry for you as a consumer. You should know better at this stage, sorry.
 
Aug 24, 2011
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It's hardly the first time Uplay fails. If at this point you're still willing to give Ubisoft the benefit of the doubt regarding that service you're honestly fooling yourself and helping perpetuate a negative experience for most consumers.

I'm sorry for you as a gamer, that you can't play something you legally purchased and are eager to play, but I'm really not sorry for you as a consumer. You should know better at this stage, sorry.
This is the first time I've ever had any real problems with uplay and I've bought 4-5 games on launch day that played just fine. Uplay has been better than Origin from my experiences with both actually.

With that said, I'd rather just use Steam for everything. But that's not gonna happen. :(
 
Jul 16, 2012
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Yes. Been downloading since 9am and it finally finishes up at 5:20pm (uber internet) and now I cannot register the game because Uplay is ballsed up.

Edit: It started okay as my Uplay client updated itself but since then I have had the crash error message from the OP.

http://www.uplay.com/ is also down or very, very slow.
 
May 28, 2013
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Uplay is a joke, does it come as a surprise to them that their servers will be stressed during major game launches every time?? I paid for this game but i can't play it?

Seriously? How about if those money greedy bastards spent some of that cash on server capacity instead of PR so their customers get a positive experience instead of being frustrated and contemplating on whether to pirate their next game or not to avoid this issue??

Sorry about the rant, but this makes me pissed.
 
Nov 12, 2011
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Servers are getting hammered, we need to wait few hours so servers could stabilize. It is bummer but that is with almost every game that needs online connections for MP. You can play game offline UPlay supports offline mode.
 

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I'm not a huge hater of Uplay (I'm ok with the points system) but surely by now Ubisoft must of been aware of the need to set aside extra resources for a big title launch such as this. It's frankly asinine that they've been caught out once again.
 
Jun 17, 2013
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This is the first time I've ever had any real problems with uplay and I've bought 4-5 games on launch day that played just fine. Uplay has been better than Origin from my experiences with both actually.

With that said, I'd rather just use Steam for everything. But that's not gonna happen. :(
I don't remember the last time a Ubisoft game launched without issues on PC, but I'm glad your experience has not been entirely negative. As for preferring Steam for everything, well, if you keep buying games on Uplay you're not exactly facilitating that course.

Personally I only buy games on Uplay if they are immensely discounted. To me Uplay detracts significant value from their products given the number of issues it has caused in the past and, apparently, in the present as well.
 
Mar 15, 2007
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It's hardly the first time Uplay fails. If at this point you're still willing to give Ubisoft the benefit of the doubt regarding that service you're honestly fooling yourself and helping perpetuate a negative experience for most consumers.

I'm sorry for you as a gamer, that you can't play something you legally purchased and are eager to play, but I'm really not sorry for you as a consumer. You should know better at this stage, sorry.
I didn't necessarily buy it on Uplay...I bought a NVIDIA "free game" code for Watch_Dogs off of eBay from someone that received it with their new graphics card. $32...I'm cheap with new releases because I usually don't have much time to play, anyway.

If I had gone with Steam (or Origin) - same problem..Uplay is a requirement for Watch_Dogs. So, while you definitely have a point...the only way I could speak with my $$$ is to not play Watch_Dogs and I didn't want to do that. The game is too compelling. It's just unfortunate that Ubisoft and Uplay didn't plan ahead for 1-3 days of added capacity to get through launch.
 
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Multiplayer is down within the game, and I was kicked off blacklist's server last night while I was downloading watch dogs. Looks like Uplay is on fire ATM.
 
Jun 3, 2012
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FUCK IM IN

3hours to download!


I can play today !!!! :DDD



the one thing I did different was actually wish for it to login, like verbally, outloud. Let me know if I helped.
 
Feb 22, 2010
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sk3tch, mine is doing the same thing. It was showing 100% downloaded but was acting like it wasn't finished. I click on "My Games" and it doesn't show up. Trying to get in Uplay offline doesn't do shit either. The game shows up but it isn't installed. They better have this shit fixed before I get off work this afternoon.
 
Aug 24, 2011
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I don't remember the last time a Ubisoft game launched without issues on PC, but I'm glad your experience has not been entirely negative. As for preferring Steam for everything, well, if you keep buying games on Uplay you're not exactly facilitating that course.

Personally I only buy games on Uplay if they are immensely discounted. To me Uplay detracts significant value from their products given the number of issues it has caused in the past and, apparently, in the present as well.
Well, what choice do I have if I want a Ubisoft game? It's uplay no matter where you get it. While having to have one more client on the PC to play games is a bit shitty, I'm not going to skip a game I want because of it.
 
Jul 30, 2008
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sk3tch, mine is doing the same thing. It was showing 100% downloaded but was acting like it wasn't finished. I click on "My Games" and it doesn't show up. Trying to get in Uplay offline doesn't do shit either. The game shows up but it isn't installed. They better have this shit fixed before I get off work this afternoon.
A lot of people have had this issue. Close Uplay, reopen, and resume download. I JUST had this and was able to resolve like this.
 
Apr 22, 2011
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Same. If you want to see the funniest shit in the world, check out Uplay's facebook page. They're getting torn apart.
Uplay Facebook
Ubisoft...
Please...
Give Watch Dogs in hands of Steam...
And...
Kill yourself... Fast

"With UPLAY the more you PAY - then less you PLAY" - that is TRUE and not those bullsh@t on your mainpage


Holy shit

edit: AM IN!
 
Jun 17, 2013
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I didn't necessarily buy it on Uplay...I bought a NVIDIA "free game" code for Watch_Dogs off of eBay from someone that received it with their new graphics card. $32...I'm cheap with new releases because I usually don't have much time to play, anyway.

If I had gone with Steam (or Origin) - same problem..Uplay is a requirement for Watch_Dogs. So, while you definitely have a point...the only way I could speak with my $$$ is to not play Watch_Dogs and I didn't want to do that. The game is too compelling. It's just unfortunate that Ubisoft and Uplay didn't plan ahead for 1-3 days of added capacity to get through launch.
I'm not trying to be a rude but if you admit the service isn't good, but still purchase products on it you are compromising your values and settling for a lesser experience.

It's like going to a restaurant where the service is terrible and rude, you wait ages for your food, sometimes they forget your order but you still go there because you appreciate the food. I don't blame you for doing that, sometimes I do that myself with other things, but with games which are just a form of entertainment, I give preference to the more stable services and the ones that give me the least hassle. If I have to jump through hoops, technical hurdles, server errors and terrible support I'd rather just take my money elsewhere.