How to Fix Far Cry 3 Giveaway “This CD Key or Activation Code is not Valid”

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Today, Ubisoft is giving away their classic first person shooter (FPS) game Far Cry 3 free for everyone. This is one month ahead of the release of the sixth sequel of the franchise. For those who haven’t played the early sequel, this is the right time on checking it out as the game has a decent 3D graphics.

Far Cry 3 will be for everyone until September 11. To get it, players just had to create/login a Ubisoft account and claim the game.

You can redeem the game here:–3/56c4947a88a7e300458b45de.html

But for some reason, some players were unable to claim the game as when installing it on their computer, it will show an error message saying “This CD Key or Activation Code is not valid. Please try again.”. The error has something to do with Ubisoft’s activation system and they already aware of it and they are working on it to fix it.

For those who can’t wait for the Ubisoft team to fix it, there are temporary workaround to activate it fully in your account.

How to Fix Far Cry 3 Giveaway Activation Error

To fix it, just start the Ubisoft Connect program as “Run as administrator”.

After that, head to Games. Then under the Free games, click the Far Cry 3 – Giveaway.

Then click Add to Library to start activating it on your account.

You should able to download the game and start playing it.

Bonus: Trials Fusion

You can also claim a free copy of Trials Fusion from Ubisoft’s JP Store, at…/56c4948d88a7e300458b4888.html.

When activating, the full version will be mistakenly labeled as “Demo”. To see the correct one, just run Ubisoft Connect as Administration and it will be good to go.

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