The 2016 Ubisoft title Watch Dogs 2 is available for free on the Epic Games Store, but some players have reported an issue while trying to play the game. After redeeming the game, one can start downloading it. However, a problem occurs when players try to start the game. They are redirected to Uplay and while it should automatically activate the game, it asks for an activation key instead.
Although the problem is quite annoying, the fix is simple. Follow the steps below to fix the activation key issue in Watch Dogs 2.
- Close the Uplay and Epic Games Store client and make sure it is not running in the background.
- Go to C:Program Files (x86) Ubisoft Ubisoft Game Launcher cache, make a backup of the “property” folder, then completely delete the Cache folder.
- Launch the Epic Games Store again and launch the game from your library.
- You will be asked to link your Uplay account, follow the on-screen steps to do so.
- The game should automatically activate and installation should begin.
Many gamers have reported that simply restarting their PC also fixes the problem. So, if the above steps don't work for you, you can try doing that as well.