Ubisoft+ is one of many different services that allow you access to a number of games from a certain publisher. In this case, Ubisoft games from the likes of the Assassin’s Creed franchise, The Division, Rainbow Six, Ghost Recon and more.
If you’re unfamiliar with Ubisoft+ and everything that it offers, not to worry. This guide is here to help lay out what the service is and what you get with a membership. And if you’re familiar with the service but don’t know everything about it that you’d like to, this guide can help fill in any gaps you might have. Whether that be about features, platforms etc.
What is Ubisoft+?
Ubisoft+ is a subscription service from Ubisoft. With a subscription, you get access to a huge suite of different games to play. Keep in mind these are all Ubisoft titles. So this isn’t like Xbox Game Pass where you can play games from a variety if different studios.
That being said, if you’re a big fan of Ubisoft franchises, then this isn’t a bad service to be subscribed to. Quite the opposite. In fact, if you’re a big fan of Ubisoft games, it might just be the perfect service for you.
Does Ubisoft+ cost anything?
Ubisoft+ does have a subscription cost. Unlike Ubisoft Connect, the studio’s other service which really only serves to connect your account across platforms. With Ubisoft+ it has an associated monthly fee to gain access to Ubisoft’s library of games.
There are two monthly membership plans you can pay for. And each one is slightly different, but for the most part the same. When it comes to plan cost, you can pay $14.99 a month, or $17.99 a month.
If you subscribe to the $14.99 a month plan, you get access to games on one platform. The $17.99 a month gives you multi-platform access. Not unlike Xbox Game Pass Ultimate which lets you access games on console, PC, and cloud.
Having said that, if you’ve had Ubisoft+ from the beginning of its launch, then you also have Founders status, and you get multi-platform at the $14.99 price. So long as you never let your account lapse or cancel and restart in the future. Basically, as long as it continues to remain active without any interruptions, you’ll keep the multi-platform usability at the cheaper price.
What platforms is Ubisoft+ available on?
Ubisoft+ is available on PC, and for cloud platforms. For the $14.99 a month subscription, you can access all included Ubisoft titles on your PC that runs Windows. If you pay for the $17.99 a month plan, then you’ll get the service for PC, and for both Stadia, and Amazon’s Luna cloud gaming service. Optionally, you can also subscribe to Ubisoft+ on Amazon Luna through the Ubisoft+ channel, which is also $14.99 a month.
Update: May 17, 2022
On May 116, Ubisoft officially confirmed that Ubisoft+ will be coming to PlayStation and Xbox. Additionally, it will be launching Ubisoft+ Classic, which will be bundled with the new PlayStation Plus Extra and Premium plans, containing a collection of classic Ubisoft games with a rotating list of available titles.
How many games does the service have available?
According to Ubisoft, there are over 100 games available in the service. The studio is constantly adding more to it so the library is always growing. Although, it’s possible that some games may be removed after a time. Just like with Xbox Game Pass.
Also worth noting is that cross progression is enabled. So, if you have the multiplatform plan, you can play a game on PC, then switch to playing on Stadia or Luna and pick back up where you left off. This is all thanks to it being tied to Ubisoft Connect.
What games can you play?
You’ll find games from basically all of Ubisoft’s major franchises. Such as Assassin’s Creed, including the most recent title, Assassin’s Creed Valhalla. There’s also plenty of games from the Tom Clancy franchise. Including, Ghost Recon Wildlands, Ghost Recon Breakpoint, The Division 1 & 2, Rainbow Six Siege, and more.
Additionally, all of the Far Cry series is available to play, as are less popular but still mainstream titles like Rayman, Anno, The Settlers, The Crew, and Watch Dogs just to name a few. Since there are over 100 games we aren’t going to list every single title here. But you can find the entire catalog at the Ubisoft+ website.
There will routinely be new releases added as well. The most recent games added to Ubisoft+ were Rainbow Six Extraction, Assassin’s Creed Valhalla Complete Edition, Monopoly Madness, Riders Republic, and Discovery Tour: Viking Age just to name a few.
Does Ubisoft+ have any special perks?
Actually, yes. You do get some special rewards with Ubisoft+ based on how long you’re subscribed. With an active subscription, Ubisoft will occasionally throw out rewards to members. You can claim these rewards from the Ubisoft+ website, though you do only have a finite amount of them. So make sure you choose your rewards wisely, as you’ll have to earn more to claim more.
As an example of what to expect, there is currently a Killer Gnome gun charm you can acquire for Far Cry 6. And there are rewards for XP boosts, and other useful in-game items. Ubisoft will add more rewards in the future as well. And you can check these at any time in the Upcoming rewards tab.
You can check current rewards for the month too, and even look back on your history if you want to see any rewards you claimed in the past.
How long do I have to claim rewards?
Rewards can be claimed for a period of one month. Ubisoft will swap the rewards out on the first Tuesday of every month. And any unclaimed rewards will not carry over to the next month. So if you see rewards that you want and you’re able to redeem some, then you’ll need to claim them before the rewards reset.
On the rewards page, you’ll also be able to see how much time you have left to redeem rewards that are available. Next to the time remaining, you can also see how many rewards you have redeemed out of the total made available to you that month.
How do I earn rewards?
You will earn rewards simply by being a Ubisoft+ member. Unlike the process for earning Ucreds. With Ucreds, you can earn them by playing Ubisoft games. Some of that gameplay will earn you extra Ucreds for completing certain tasks in those games. To earn rewards in Ubisoft+, it’s based on a four-tier system. You will start at Bronze the moment you sign up, and get one reward each month to redeem.
You’ll move to Silver once you’ve subscribed for 2 months, Gold at 4 months, and Platinum at 7 months. Each reward tier will give you an additional reward to redeem every month. Maxing out at 4 once you hit Platinum.
How do I play games?
If you’re on PC, then you will need to install them on the PC you’re using. If you’re playing via Stadia or Luna, then you play through the cloud and stream them.
Can I play with a controller as well as a keyboard and mouse?
That will all depend on where you play games. If you play on PC, then you will be able to use any input methods that PC supports. Which include both controllers, and a mouse and keyboard. By the same token, you can use a controller and mouse and keyboard via Stadia as well. As it supports both those categories of inputs. Although, which one you can use will also depend on where you access Stadia.
For example, through the browser on a PC as opposed to on the TV with a Chromecast Ultra or Chromecast with Google TV. The same goes for Luna. You can use whatever inputs Luna supports to play games through the Ubisoft+ channel.
Will the service ever come to consoles?
Tough to say. As of right now there are no confirmations from Ubisoft about the service coming to consoles. And if it ever does, there’s no guarantee it’ll be available on all console platforms. Meaning you could see it on PS4 and PS5, as well as Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S, but not Nintendo Switch.
Though this is just conjecture since Ubisoft has yet to announce a console rollout. Keeping that in mind, there is no Ubisoft+ availability on console at the moment. This could boil down to Ubisoft’s own decision to hold off, and if that’s the case perhaps it’s in development.
There’s also the possibility that the service hasn’t launched for consoles because the studio has yet to make deals with Microsoft, Sony, and Nintendo.
Can I keep any of the games I download?
You will only have access to the games in the Ubisoft+ library while you are subscribed to the service. Even if you’ve already installed the games, you will not be able to play them after you unsubscribe. However, you will not lose any progress thanks to Ubisoft Connect.
So should you ever re-subscribe to the service, you will once again be able to play the games you have installed and carry on from where you left off. Just like if you were swapping between platforms.
Does the service offer cross-play?
Ubisoft+ does offer cross-play. Which means you can play with friends even if they’re not playing on the same platform as you. Having said that, this is only for select titles. Not all games will support cross-play, and you may want to make sure the game you’re trying to play with friends supports cross-play before hopping onto your chosen platform.
Some games may support cross-play in the future but may not at the current moment. So that’s another thing to keep in mind.