How to play Assassin’s Creed games for free: Titles, dates, discounts

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Before you delve into 9th-century Baghdad, you can leap into haystacks of previous Assassin’s Creed games for free to learn more about the storied franchise. Here’s all you need to know about playing free Assassin’s Creed games. 

The latest installment in the Assassin’s Creed series, Assassin’s Creed Mirage, is nearing its release. If Mirage will be your first time tuning into these historical espionage stories, now is the perfect time to play some of the franchise’s previous notable entries. 

Ubisoft have shared that they’ll be hosting a free weekend for five previous Assassin’s Creed games, and some discounts on the franchise during the same period. The range of titles includes both the latest games, as well as some of the classics. 

Here are all the details to play Assassin’s Creed games for free.

Which Assassin’s Creed games are available for free?

You can play Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag, Assassin’s Creed II, Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood, and Assassin’s Creed Revelations for free during a select time on PC, PlayStation 4 & 5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X|S.

However, you won’t be able to play all of these games on all platforms easily. Here is a breakdown, as per information provided by Ubisoft, of which games are available on each platform:

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  • PC: All these games are available on Ubisoft Connect. However, Assassin’s Creed Valhalla is also available on Epic Games Store.
  • PlayStation: Only Assassin’s Creed Valhalla is available. The other titles are part of the PlayStation Plus Extra catalog, on the bright side, they’re available until they leave the subscription.
  • Xbox: Players will need an Xbox Live Gold subscription and only then will they get free access for the duration. All five titles are available for Gold subscribers.
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Assassin’s Creed Valhalla has the longest time to beat in the series.

Assassin’s Creed games free weekend date & time

All of the listed Assassin’s Creed games above will be available for free from August 10 through August 14. The exact time is a little different for each platform, much like their availability.

Here’s a breakdown of the dates and times per platform:

  • PC: August 10 at 9 AM PT / 12 PM ET / 5 PM BST until August 14 at 1 AM PT / 4 AM ET / 9 AM BST.
  • PlayStation: August 10 at 9 AM PT / 12 PM ET / 5 PM BST until August 14 at 1 AM PT / 4 AM ET / 9 AM BST.
  • Xbox: August 10 at 10 AM PT / 1 PM ET / 6 PM BST until August 14 at 1 AM PT / 12 PM ET / 9 AM BST

A pre-load for both PlayStation and PC users will go live on August 8 at 9 AM PT / 12 PM ET / 5 PM BST

Discount on Assassin’s Creed games

During the free weekend, you’ll also get a discount for some games in the Assassin’s Creed franchise. Like the availability and times, discounts are also different on each platform.

Here is yet another breakdown.

  • PC: Up to 85% discount on Ubisoft Store for all aforementioned games as well as Assassin’s Creed Origins and Odyssey. Discounts will be available until August 17.
  • PlayStation: Up to 85% off on Assassin’s Creed Origins, Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, and other Assassin’s Creed games until August 30.
  • Xbox: Up to 70% off on Assassin’s Creed Origins, Odyssey, and Valhalla and their DLCs, as well as up to 85% on other Assassin’s Creed games from August 15 to 28. There is also a buy-one-get-two-free deal for select games from August 10 to 14.

For more details like pricing and discounts, check your desired store. That’s everything about free Assassin’s Creed games as well as discounts. For more on Assassin’s Creed and other AAA games coming soon, check out:

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