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How Long are Ubisoft‘s Free Trials? All the Gaming Goodness You Can Enjoy Risk-Free

Friend, if you‘re an avid gamer like me, you‘ll be thrilled to know that Ubisoft offers free trials for many of their top games!

These limited-time trials give you full access to test out the latest releases and franchise favorites, usually for around 6 hours of playtime. Ubisoft also provides free full weekends and a 30 day subscription trial.

In this comprehensive guide, I‘ll clearly explain everything you need to know to maximize Ubisoft‘s free trial promotions. Soon you‘ll be enjoying plenty of free gaming goodness!

A Quick Answer to "How Long are the Free Trials?"

I know you must be wondering – just how long do I have with these free trials? Well friend, it depends a bit on the specific promotion. But here‘s a quick rundown:

  • Individual Game Trials: Typically 5-6 hours of gameplay or reaching a level cap.
  • Free Weekends: Unlimited access while the event is active (usually a full weekend).
  • Ubisoft+ Subscription: A full 30 days to try 100+ games.

The most common free trial length is about 6 hours of playtime or hitting a set level before the trial ends. We‘ll explore the details below.

Diving Into Ubisoft‘s Free Trial Options

Ubisoft offers a few different ways to access free trials through their Ubisoft Connect platform and store:

Standalone Game Free Trials

Individual games like Assassin‘s Creed Valhalla and Far Cry 6 have free trials allowing about 5-6 hours of play. These trials let you experience the full game before the time limit is reached.

It‘s a great way to get hands-on with big releases risk-free!

Free Weekend Events

Ubisoft also provides Free Weekends, usually running from Thursday through Sunday. During these events, you get unlimited access to dive into select games all weekend long.

Recent Free Weekends included Immortals Fenyx Rising and Riders Republic. Upcoming ones feature Ghost Recon Wildlands and For Honor.

The Ubisoft+ 30 Day Free Trial

This subscription trial gives you a full month of unlimited access to Ubisoft‘s catalog of 100+ games. It lets you test out new releases like Far Cry 6 plus acclaimed back catalog titles like Assassin‘s Creed Odyssey.

After 30 days you‘d need to pay to continue, but it‘s an awesome free trial while it lasts!

Now let‘s explore the details on trial lengths and how to access these promotions.

Breaking Down the Trials for Top Ubisoft Franchises

Ubisoft has many beloved franchises like Assassin‘s Creed, Far Cry, Watch Dogs and more. Here are the free trial lengths for the newest releases in key series:

Assassin‘s Creed Valhalla

  • Trial length: 6 hours
  • What‘s included: Full base game access, up to 6 hours of gameplay.
  • How to get it: Download directly from Ubisoft Connect.

Far Cry 6

  • Trial length: 6 hours
  • What‘s included: Full base game access, up to 6 hours of gameplay.
  • How to get it: Download from Ubisoft Connect, Xbox/PlayStation stores, etc.

Rainbow Six Extraction

  • Trial length: 2 hours (14 days with Buddy Pass from friend)
  • What‘s included: All content up to 2 hours.
  • How to get it: Download through Ubisoft Connect or console stores.

Riders Republic

  • Trial length: 5 hours
  • What‘s included: Full game access until 5 hours played.
  • How to get it: Download via Ubisoft Connect on PC or console stores.

And those are just a few examples – so many major new Ubisoft releases have free trials! Give them a shot to experience the gameplay for yourself.

Getting Access to Ubisoft‘s Free Weekend Events

In addition to individual game trials, Ubisoft also provides recurring Free Weekends through Ubisoft Connect.

During these events, you get unlimited access to dive into the full game while the Free Weekend is active. This usually spans from Thursday morning through Sunday night.

Some upcoming Free Weekends include:

GameFree Weekend Date
For HonorMarch 3-5, 2023
Ghost Recon WildlandsMarch 17-20, 2023
The Division 2March 24-27, 2023

To access Free Weekends on PC:

  1. Open the Ubisoft Connect app
  2. Go to the Games tab
  3. Scroll down to the Free Games section
  4. Click the game‘s icon you want to play

Once claimed, the game will be automatically added to your library during the Free Weekend. Just launch it from Ubisoft Connect app and enjoy unlimited access while the event is live!

For console Free Weekends, follow a similar process in the Ubisoft Connect mobile app. Or look for a Free Weekend release on the PlayStation Store, Microsoft Store, etc.

Ubisoft Connect Free Weekend

Ubisoft Connect Free Weekend Section

Take advantage of these free events to try out Ubisoft‘s games risk-free!

Don‘t Forget to Cancel Your Ubisoft+ Subscription Trial

Getting access to Ubisoft‘s huge catalog for free sounds amazing, right?

Ubisoft+ grants you just that with a full 30 day no-cost trial. This lets you test out over 100 games, including blockbuster hits like Assassin‘s Creed Valhalla and indie gems.

Here are the details on unlocking your Ubisoft+ free trial:

  • What‘s included: 100+ games, new releases, DLCs, expansions
  • Trial length: 30 days
  • Cost: $0 during trial period
  • Available on: PC
  • How to get it: Sign up at Ubisoft store

However, Ubisoft+ does become a paid subscription after the trial ends, currently costing $14.99 USD per month.

So I recommend setting a reminder to cancel your membership before the 30 days is up. This ensures you won‘t be charged automatically. Unless of course you decide the subscription is worth it!

Comparing Free Trial Lengths Across Ubisoft‘s Library

Wondering how long you get to try out some of Ubisoft‘s most acclaimed games? Here‘s a quick comparison table:

GameTrial Length
Anno 18006 hours or Level 8
Assassin‘s Creed Odyssey6 hours
Far Cry 56 hours
For HonorFree Weekends only
Ghost Recon WildlandsFree Weekends only
Rainbow Six Siege2 hours (14 with Buddy Pass)
The Division 28 hours
Watch Dogs Legion3 hours

As you can see, most major releases get 6 hour trials, while some like Rainbow Six Siege offer just 2 hours.

But all games are playable as much as you want during Free Weekend events!

The Experts Weigh In: Is Ubisoft+ Worth the Monthly Fee?

Gaming analysts and critics have weighed in with their takes on Ubisoft‘s subscription service. Let‘s see what the experts say about its value:

Potentially Great Short-Term Value

According to TheGamer:

"In the short term, this is an incredible deal. Even if you only play two or three big Ubisoft games in a month, you’re already saving money versus buying them individually."

Better Value than Competitors

In GameRevolution‘s view:

"If you do want to play Ubisoft games new at launch, Ubisoft+ blows competitors out of the water in terms of potential savings."

Lacking Major Exclusives

But IGN points out:

"Ubisoft still lacks a major system-selling exclusive on the scale of something like Halo or God of War that would make this service an instant essential."

Best for Ubisoft Fans

Overall, the consensus seems to be that Ubisoft+ offers solid value specifically for Ubisoft fans. Casual players may be better off purchasing select titles they‘re interested in rather than subscribing long-term.

Ubisoft‘s Free Game Library Continues Expanding

Ubisoft is constantly adding new titles to their subscriptions and free promotions. Here are just a few of the anticipated upcoming additions:

  • Skull and Bones (free trial expected before November launch)
  • More Assassin‘s Creed Valhalla DLC coming to Ubisoft+
  • Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope (likely 6 hour trial at launch)
  • Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora (free trial when released in 2023)

Plus Ubisoft+ availability is expanding beyond PC to eventually include console and cloud gaming access.

Lots of free gaming goodness to look forward to! Be sure to follow Ubisoft‘s social media channels and subscribe to their newsletter to stay up to date on all the latest deals.

Tips to Maximize Your Free Trial Gaming Time

Want to make the most of Ubisoft‘s limited time free trials? Here are some tips from an avid gamer:

  • Set reminders on your phone‘s calendar to cancel any subscription trials before the billing date.

  • Pre-load your downloaded games so you can start playing the instant the trial starts.

  • Focus on the 1-2 games you‘re most excited for first in case you don‘t get to try them all.

  • Check for deals on other stores like free Ubisoft games from Epic Games Store or Amazon Prime Gaming.

  • Read guides, reviews and tips to help optimize your limited trial time.

  • Ask friends for recommendations on which games to prioritize.

  • Only purchase the games you thoroughly enjoy after the trial ends.

The Bottom Line on Ubisoft Free Trial Lengths

At the end of the day, Ubisoft offers awesome opportunities to try before you buy across their vast library of AAA franchises and indie hits.

You typically get around 5-6 hours of hands-on time with new releases. And Ubisoft+ provides a full month of unlimited access to 100+ games.

Leverage these risk-free trials to discover your next favorite Ubisoft title. Just be sure to track those trial end dates.

Now get out there and start enjoying all the free gaming Ubisoft has to offer! Let me know which games end up hooking you. Maybe I‘ll see you online during the next Free Weekend event.

Happy gaming, my friend!



Michael Reddy is a tech enthusiast, entertainment buff, and avid traveler who loves exploring Linux and sharing unique insights with readers.