Assassin’s Creed Shadows: How to Access the Game via Ubisoft Plus

Assassin’s Creed Shadows is the highly anticipated new entry in the Assassin’s Creed franchise, set in Feudal Japan. Players can experience the game as either a Shinobi Assassin or a Legendary Samurai. The game releases on Friday, Nov. 15, but you can play it three days early if you have a Ubisoft Plus Premium subscription. Here’s what you need to know about accessing the game via Ubisoft Plus.

What is Ubisoft Plus?

Ubisoft Plus is a subscription service from Ubisoft that grants subscribers access to a wide array of Ubisoft games. The premium version of this service allows access to the latest game releases from day one, including premium editions and additional content.


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Benefits of Ubisoft Plus Premium Subscription for Assassin’s Creed Shadows

With a Ubisoft Plus Premium Subscription, priced at USD 17.99 per month, you get the following benefits for Assassin’s Creed Shadows:

  1. Base Game: Full access to Assassin’s Creed Shadows.
  2. Preorder Bonuses:
    • Bonus Quest: Thrown to the Dogs.
  3. Season Pass:
    • Includes another bonus quest.
    • Additional unlockable content.
    • Two expansions.
  4. Ultimate Pack:
    • Sekiryu Character Pack: Gear and weapons for Naoe and Yasuke, Sekiryu Beast, and a Dragon Tooth trinket.
    • Sekiryu Hideout Pack: Four ornaments to customize your shinobi hideout.
    • Five skill points.
    • Red Dragon filter for Photo mode.
  5. Early Access:
    • Play the game three days early, starting on Nov. 12.

Cost Efficiency

The premium subscription allows you to access the Ultimate Edition of Assassin’s Creed Shadows, which would otherwise cost USD 129.99. By subscribing to Ubisoft Plus Premium for USD 17.99 per month, you can access this edition along with its benefits. This option is especially cost-effective if you plan to complete the game within a month or two.


  • Subscription Duration: If you expect to complete Assassin’s Creed Shadows within a month or two, the Ubisoft Plus Premium subscription offers significant savings.
  • Outright Purchase: If you only have limited time to play or prefer owning the game without ongoing subscription fees, purchasing the game outright might be the best option for you.


To play Assassin’s Creed Shadows as soon as it releases, consider subscribing to Ubisoft Plus Premium. This subscription offers early access, preorder bonuses, the season pass, and the ultimate pack, providing a comprehensive gaming experience at a fraction of the upfront cost. For more information on how to subscribe and manage your Ubisoft Plus account, visit the official Ubisoft Plus website.

Enjoy your adventure in Feudal Japan, and embrace the path of the Shinobi Assassin or the Legendary Samurai!