Ubisoft is changing its approach to rewards earned via the Ubisoft Club. From April, any Ubisoft Club points that you may have accrued over the past decade or so will begin to expire. Any new points you gain will then expire two years from the date on which they were originally earned.
Ubisoft Club Points could be purchased from the uPlay store, but many players have been passively earning them by completing in-game achievements across franchises like Assassin’s Creed and Far Cry. Points can be spent on in-game items, and 100 points can be traded in for a 20% discount on games purchased via Ubisoft’s platform.
News of the change comes from an email from Ubisoft customer support (via Reddit). That email says that “as Ubisoft’s live games continue to evolve, the Ubisoft Club has been transforming in tandem.” Those changes mean that “beginning April 1, 2019, Club Units you earn as a Ubisoft player, either through your gaming experience of through purchases on the Ubisoft Store, will expire 2 years from the date of acquisition.”
If, like me, you’ve been earning points without even realising it for all these years, you have until the end of March to spend any points you earned on or before March 31, 2017. Points you earned after that will start to disappear over the coming weeks and months.
Ubisoft says that the changes to the Club coincide with new rewards, which “will regularly become redeemable with Units.” There’s no word on what those new rewards will be, but whatever they are, let’s hope they’re a good enough sink to help you burn through your backlogs.