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Ubisoft reinstates deactivated PC keys and recommends gamers 'only buy from trusted retailers' - MCV

Ubisoft reinstates deactivated PC keys and recommends gamers 'only buy from trusted retailers'

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Ubisoft has reinstated deactivated Far Cry 4 keys that were stolen from EA's Origin website and resold to gamers.

Thieves had used a stolen credit cards to buy Ubisoft PC games from EA Origin, and then sold these stolen codes via cheap key websites, such as G2A and other such websites.

Ubisoft therefore deactivated these keys, but it has now reinstated them to customers who had already activated them and were busy playing. Those that have not been activated yet will remain deactivated.

The company has also recommended that customers only buy Ubisoft PC games from its own uPlay website or other ‘trust retailers'.

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 firm said in a statement.

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”.

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