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Ubisoft reactivates stolen PC keys for players affected by unauthorised retailer sales, advises gamers only buy from ‘trusted retailers’

Far Cry 4

Recently a chunk of Far Cry 4 and Assassin’s Creed: Unity players found their Uplay accounts missing their new games, a result of Ubisoft deactivating a bunch of keys that had been stolen. Ubisoft have now chosen to reverse that decision, reactivating keys for any players affected, provided they had played the game before the point of deactivation. 

The keys, which were purchased with stolen credit cards from EA’s Origin platform and then re-sold on key seller websites, should now be operational.

“After further investigation into the matter of keys that were fraudulently purchased on EA’s Origin store, we are reinstating keys for consumers who already had successfully activated and started playing the games. Any remaining fraudulently obtained and resold keys have been deactivated,” the publisher said in a statement to GameInformer.

“We are working with EA to prevent situations like this from happening again, and we will continue to deactivate keys that are found to be fraudulently obtained and resold. We strongly recommend that players purchase keys and downloadable games only from the Uplay shop or trusted retailers”.

If you bought one of the affected keys but have yet to play the game, unfortunately the key will remain unavailable, as any unactive keys will still be cancelled by Ubisoft.

Thanks MVC and VG247.