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How to Activate a CD Key on Ubisoft Connect

How to Activate a CD Key on Ubisoft Connect

  If you got a CD key for a Ubisoft game, you’ll definitely want to know how to activate a CD key on Ubisoft Connect.

Ubisoft Connect is Ubisoft’s digital distribution and DRM platform. With it, you can purchase and download games such as the ones in the Assassin’s Creed series, The Division series, Watch Dogs, Rainbow Six, and more. A CD key is an alphanumeric code that you may find in the physical packaging of the game or in the email confirmation sent by the retailer.

Here is how to activate a CD key using Ubisoft Connect:

  1. If you haven’t done so yet, download Ubisoft Connect from their homepage. Install it, launch it and create a Ubisoft account. 
  2. Select the lines icon in the top left of the Ubisoft Connect window and click on Activate a Key.




  3. Enter your key in the Activation Code fieldand hit Activate to add the game to your account. You will receive a notification saying that the game has been added to your Library. However, the game will not start installing just yet.



  4. To initiate a download, go to your Library and select the game. Click on the Download button to install it. During the installation phase, you can choose where to install the game.

Now that you know how to activate a game on Ubisoft Connect, please note the following:

Any game you activate and add to your library is yours permanently. You may use the client to reinstall your games whenever you want, on whatever computer you want. This is useful should your computer break down or you want to change machines. 

Ubisoft Connect is useful for other things too. It allows you to connect to other players on the Ubisoft network. It saves your progress on your games for you. When you complete challenges in your games, you collect Ubisoft Connect XP, in-game currency, and unique rewards. Of course, it lets you keep and maintain an inventory of your purchased games. 

Do keep your CD key in case you need to prove your purchase. If you lost your key, don’t worry, it’s saved in your Library.


  1. Select the Games tab.



  2. Select the game you want.
  3. Under the Play or Download button, click Show key. This will display the key used to activate the game. 


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