It’s been a great week for the release of limited-time events, from Rainbow Six Extraction’s Eclipse Crisis event to The Division 2’s Street Activation Apparel event to the Six Berlin Major. Here to stay, though, are five games coming to Ubisoft+ Classics for PlayStation Plus Extra and Premium members. Check it out in this week’s roundup of all Ubisoft news from August 6-12.
The Rainbow Six Extraction Eclipse Crisis event is happening now
Rainbow Six Extraction’s new crisis event, Eclipse, is happening now through September 1. In the event, players work to eliminate a new archaic threat, the Elusive Neoplasm, which will escape to the next subzone if it hears you coming. To help, Eclipse introduces a new REACT tech item called the Aura Grenade, a new operator called the Echo, and new cosmetic gear.
Ubisoft+ Classics adds Ghost Recon Wildlands, UNO, Monopoly Madness and more
Ubisoft+ Classics, the curated list of games available to PlayStation Plus Extra and Premium members, adds five new titles to the list. Get ready to take down the cartel in Ghost Recon Wildlands, become a tycoon in Monopoly Madness, and more when these games arrive on August 16.
From now until August 30, The Division 2: Warlords of New York will host the Street Activation Apparel event, with 27 new cosmetic items to collect. The event is open to all players who have completed the New York campaign, and keys to event caches are earned by earning SHD levels in-game or by purchasing premium credits. Keys can be collected until August 30 and used until September 6.
Tune in for the Six Berlin Major from August 15-21, marking the return of live audiences to a Rainbow Six esports event. The tournament will feature the top 16 teams from Asia-Pacific, Europe, Latin America and North America competing for the title. Those who attend the event will receive printed codes for a Six Major charm and weapon skin, and those unable to attend in person can tune in via Twitch either Youtube.
Ubisoft+ Featured – Assassin’s Creed III
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Brittany Spurlin, writer/editor: Assassin’s Creed III takes players to the colonial frontier, immersing them in a revolution that gave rise to a nation. The story of Connor (also known as Ratonhnhaké:ton, the Native American Assassin) is a grand adventure filled with unexpected twists, losses, betrayals, and tenuous alliances, and in his quest to revive the colonial Order of Assassins, Connor will encounter figures stories of this kind. like Sam Adams, Charles Lee and George Washington, among others. He will also play a hand in (or be blamed for) several key moments in the American Revolution, including the Boston Massacre and the Battle of Bunker Hill. Also, through Connor, players have the opportunity to recruit NPCs to the cause of rebuilding the broken Brotherhood, led by a bitter old Achilles Davenport.
Oh, and while all of this is going on, Desmond Miles is hard at work in the present day, trying to prevent the end of the world.
Assassin’s Creed III not only brought a revolution to life, but also revolutionized the gameplay of the franchise. Not only does it allow Connor to fight with a weapon in each hand and take out multiple enemies at once, it also introduces naval combat to Assassin’s Creed. The parkour system has also been updated to reflect the needs of an Assassin crossing the American border, allowing Connor to scale trees, mountains, and cliffs. In keeping with the time period and Connor’s heritage, players can also experiment with a number of new weapons, including a tomahawk, pistols, a bow and arrow, and muskets with bayonets. Compared to the European urban settings of previous Assassin’s Creed games, Assassin’s Creed III feels fresh and wild, laying important foundations for the continued evolution of the franchise. You can dive into Assassin’s Creed III today with a Subscription Ubisoft+.
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- Nerfed cheats, including infinite ammo
- Duplicate accounts will now be banned
- Fixed deactivator related crashes.