Assassin's Creed Unity season pass owners get free game this week

Unless you haven't been paying attention to the internet for the last month, you already know why Ubisoft discontinued Assassin's Creed Unity's season passes and pledged to give its biggest piece of DLC away for free to all owners of the game. For those who bought the pass unaware of the glitchy troubles awaiting them, it's nearly time to claim your compensation.

Unity season pass owners can choose from one of six free games - they're not just little downloadable trifles, either, they're otherwise full-priced tiles: The Crew, Far Cry 4, Watch Dogs, Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag, Rayman Legends, and Just Dance 2015.

Starting this week you'll be able to claim the free game by logging in to your Uplay account and visiting a special site. Ubisoft says it will post a more detailed step-by-step guide soon, though there's no rush - users will have until March 15, 2015 to claim their selection.

Unity season pass owners will still receive all previously detailed DLC as part of their purchase. Everyone else will get the Dead Kings expansion for free, which sends Arno to the city of Saint-Denis after the main campaign, but still need to purchase any other DLC.

It's not a bad way to make amends with upset customers. Hopefully Ubisoft learned its lesson and won't be eating humble pie again when Assassin's Creed Victory (probably) releases next year.

Connor Sheridan

I got a BA in journalism from Central Michigan University - though the best education I received there was from CM Life, its student-run newspaper. Long before that, I started pursuing my degree in video games by bugging my older brother to let me play Zelda on the Super Nintendo. I've previously been a news intern for GameSpot, a news writer for CVG, and now I'm a staff writer here at GamesRadar.