Almost one year ago, Ubisoft Connect was launched as a one-stop hub that bridges Ubisoft games and players across PC, console, and mobile platforms. Created from Uplay and the Ubisoft Club, it’s become a place for friends to meet, compare their achievements, get rewards, and bring the Ubisoft community together across all of their devices and games.
To celebrate Ubisoft Connect’s one-year anniversary, let’s celebrate some of the ways it’s enabled players to enjoy their games and connect with each other across devices, and look ahead to upcoming features including cross-chat for Ubisoft Connect on mobile, and Share Play, which will let you share your game sessions with a friend on Ubisoft Connect PC. Share Play will launch with a beta test in the coming weeks, and is coming to the recently launched Far Cry 6.
Cross-progression and Cross-play
Cross-progression is available for games released since the launch of Ubisoft Connect last year, and it lets you pick up and play your game on any device where you own a copy of the game. If you haven’t made the leap to the next generation of consoles just yet, or just like to switch up where you play, you can continue your game when you upgrade or move to another platform. Play anytime, anywhere you own the game without ever having to start over just because you switched platforms. Cross-progression is available for Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, Immortals Fenyx Rising, Far Cry 6, and the upcoming Riders Republic.
Cross-play will let friends play together across different devices, and will debut on Ubisoft Connect with Riders Republic on October 28*. Wherever you and your friends play, you’ll be able to form teams or continue long-standing rivalries in any game where the feature is available. Cross-play will also come to Rainbow Six Siege on consoles in 2022.
Rewards and Challenges
The improved loyalty program has been a key feature of Ubisoft Connect since its launch, helping you to get rewarded just for playing games with Units you can spend on Ubisoft Store discounts or exclusive in-game items unique to Ubisoft Connect. Weapons, skins, outfits, and more can be earned by completing actions in-game, which also increase your profile’s experience level so you can show off your gaming chops and prove to your friends that you’re the real champ.
Take part in Community Challenges to unlock exclusive Rewards for all participants by combining efforts with others, or boost your level by joining in the weekly Time-Limited Challenges. Some Rewards don’t require any Units at all; just log into Ubisoft Connect and claim them. Since launch, there have been over 134 million Rewards collected and over 1.1 billion Challenges completed by the Ubisoft community, and with cross-game Rewards, players can even unlock cool gear for one game by completing challenges in another, like the Rewards offered for Rainbow Six Extraction in Rainbow Six Siege’s recent Containment event.
Cross-Chat Coming to Mobile
The Ubisoft Connect app on mobile already allows users to browse their library of games, Challenges, Rewards, and Stats, serving up the latest news about Ubisoft titles and allowing you to follow your in-game achievements, as well as those of your friends, wherever you go . To really bring players together across games and platforms, the Ubisoft Connect mobile app will soon feature cross-chat, allowing you to keep the conversation going with your friends whether they are playing a totally different game or on a totally different platform, and ensure you never miss an invite to play.
Share Play on Ubisoft Connect PC
Share Play is a brand-new feature coming to Ubisoft Connect on PC which will enable you to share your play session with a friend and even let them take over the controls. If you’ve ever wanted to show off a new game to a friend, you now can with Share Play. Just invite them into your game session for your own private, one-on-one stream, or let them take over and experience it for themselves.
Ever come across a boss you just can’t defeat, a trick you can’t master, or an item you just can’t reach? Pass the controller over to your skilled friend, even when they’re not in the same room, or even the same country, to overcome that bump in the road or give you some tips on how to play like a pro. You could even play single-player games together, passing the controller for each new level or each “game over” screen, or enter into your own private tournament, taking turns to see who can get the highest score or the fastest time.
The Share Play beta is coming to Ubisoft Connect PC in the coming weeks, and you will be able to use it with Far Cry 6 to explore Yara with your friend watching or let them take over when they just have to pet Chorizo for themselves.
“Our vision in launching Ubisoft Connect was to focus on social interaction and ensure that our players get the best experience together, whichever Ubisoft games they play,” said Charles Huteau, creative director of Ubisoft Connect. “With the upcoming Riders Republic, people will be able to play with their friends on any platform and we want to continue to support cross-play wherever we can. With the introduction of a cross-chat and features like Share Play, it’s a great way to expand the social experience of our players and allow them to share that experience in a variety of ways. These days, play is not locked into a single platform and people want to share with each other, and we want to support that by helping players to share their passion and the worlds they are exploring with their friends across the globe.”
You can take advantage of all the features Ubisoft Connect offers right now by downloading it for PC and mobile, or you can access it from within Ubisoft games on all platforms and on the Ubisoft Connect website. For more on Ubisoft games and features, stay tuned to the Ubisoft News hub.
* Riders Republic will support cross-play and cross-generation play, allowing players to connect with friends and other riders on all platforms. When matchmaking with previous-gen players, next-gen players’ experience will be matched to previous-gen players, limiting the maximum number of players in a race to 20.