This week at Ubisoft, Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora revealed PC spec recommendations for players ahead of its December 7 launch; Anno 1800 began a free week on PC; Ubisoft News gathered up hidden Easter eggs in Captain Laserhawk: A Blood Dragon Remix and put together a list of five spooky quests to celebrate Halloween. Check it all out and more in this week's roundup of Ubisoft news.
In Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora, you play as a Na'vi learning to reconnect with your own homeland while reckoning with the human militaristic corporation known as the RDA. Ahead of launch, check out the recently unveiled PC specs, and catch up on some of the PC-specific features you can expect when Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora drops on December 7.
Anno 1800 is offering a free week to new players, giving them access to the full city-building strategy game. The free week is available on PC through Ubisoft Connect, Epic, and Steam now through November 6; and available on Xbox Series X|S and PS5 from November 9-13. In Anno 1800, you are tasked with building an empire from scratch, using your inheritance from your father to start over in a new land. Set during the Industrial Revolution, Anno 1800 challenges players to use innovation, exploration, and logistical prowess to turn your small settlement into a thriving metropolis. All your progress from the free week will carry over should you purchase the game.
The animated series Captain Laserhawk: A Blood Dragon Remix is an homage to the early '90s and features remixed characters from several Ubisoft games. While some of the Easter eggs in the Netflix original are fairly easy to spot (Marcus Holloway, Rayman, Bullfrog the Assassin), there are some blink-and-you'll-miss-it moments that you may not have noticed. Ubisoft News compiled a list of some of the top Easter eggs you might have missed in Captain Laserhawk: A Blood Dragon Remix.
This year, Ubisoft News celebrated Halloween by highlighting five spooky quests and live events. Whether you like outwitting cannibalistic witches, exploring haunted houses, discovering Frankenstein-esque experiments, freeing ghosts from a theatrical prison, or hunting down monsters, Ubisoft games have something for everyone during this ghoulish season.
In an effort to continue to foster safer spaces in online games, Ubisoft has partnered with Safe In Our World to create the Good Game Playbook. The playbook is a guide that aims to inform and support players experiencing and perpetrating online toxicity about how to recognize the warning signs, cope with anger and negativity, and practice self-care.
As part of its educational initiatives, Ubisoft began a partnership with the Micro-Folie network in 2021. The network is designed to offer free cultural and artistic resources to school groups and other populations who may not have easy access to them, and a Micro-Folie is a modular space with access to works of some of the world's greatest museums. Over half of the sites use Ubisoft's educational content, giving them an immersive experience into the Discovery Tours, Rabbids Coding, and Notre Dame: Journey Back in Time VR.
Ubisoft+ Spotlight - Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag
(Editorial note: This is a series of quick weekly highlights written by Ubisoft News team writers that feature games available with a Ubisoft+ subscription. We hope you'll enjoy reminiscing with us, or perhaps discover something new.)
Brittany Spurlin, Writer/Editor: ssassin’s Creed IV Black Flag celebrated its 10th anniversary on October 29, so what better game to highlight this week? The pirate’s life beckons as you strap on the cutlass of Edward Kenway as he and other famed buccaneers attempt to establish a pirate republic in the Caribbean. However, the Templar Order exploits the situation, leading Edward to the Assassin Brotherhood and into a deep conspiracy. The game introduced open-world naval combat and exploration to the Assassin’s Creed franchise, and players can upgrade and customize Edward’s ship to ensure victory on the high seas. Not only does it tell a good story about Edward’s journey to overcome his demons and join the Assassin Brotherhood, it’s also an excellent way to live out your pirate dreams as you plunder your way across the Caribbean.
Oh, and those famed pirates you get to work with? They include such historical figures as Blackbeard, Stede Bonnet, Calico Jack, and Anne Bonny, to name a few.
You can play Assassin's Creed Black Flag Gold Edition today with a Ubisoft+ subscription.