November 27, 2020

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Ubisoft Connect's new cross-progression lets you carry your saves between all platforms

Last month, Ubisoft announced it would be combining its long-running Uplay and the Ubisoft Club...

Last month, Ubisoft announced it would be combining its long-running Uplay and the Ubisoft Club services into one free uber-service, called Ubisoft Connect; with the arrival of Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, the service (with its flagship cross-play and cross-progression features) is now in full swing, and, in case it wasn’t clear given Ubisoft’s previous vagueness, cross-progression isn’t restricted to a single console family, but works across all platforms – with caveats.

Cross-progression beyond a single platform ecosystem isn’t a new thing, of course – the likes of Fortnite and Minecraft have been offering the feature for quite some time – but it’s usually limited to games with significant multiplayer elements. That makes Ubisoft’s implementation somewhat unusual insofar as it also enables players to resume their saves elsewhere for sprawling single-player-focussed offerings such as Assassin’s Creed Valhalla.

There are, however, certain restrictions as to what can and can’t follow on your cross-platform adventures, which Ubisoft has now detailed more thoroughly in a newly released FAQ. The short of it is that while progress can carry from Xbox to PlayStation or PlayStation to PC (or any other permutation of platform hop), paid content bought on one system mostly won’t follow to another outside of the same console family.

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