Far Cry 3 giveaway “invalid activation key error” occurs, here is a simple workaround

Far Cry is a popular game series from Ubisoft. It is a first-person shooter game set in an open world. There are multiple titles in the series. Far Cry 6 is set to launch on October 7, 2021, for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, and Stadia.

Far Cry 3 is the third installment in the series and a much popular one. It was released in 2012. The game lets you explore a huge island together with a combat element. There are a variety of weapons to defeat enemies and hostile wildlife. You play as Jason Brody and your goal is to save your friends, who have been kidnapped by pirates during a vacation. Finally, you will have to escape from the island and its unhinged inhabitants.

For a limited period of time, users can get Far Cry 3 for free. The giveaway is scheduled until September 11th. To get Far Cry 3 free of cost, all you need to do is head to Ubisoft Store and search for the game.

That being said, an issue is troubling some users to get Far Cry 3 for free. When users try to get the game in the library, they get an “Invalid Activation Key Error.” Ubisoft has acknowledged this issue and is working on it.


We are aware of an issue impacting the Far Cry 3 giveaway on PC. Our technical team is investigating and working on resolving this as quickly as possible.


Solution of Far Cry 3 giveaway invalid activation key error

Ubisoft suggested a workaround for this issue.

You may be able to resolve this issue by running the Ubisoft Connect application in admin mode. Generally this can be accomplished by right-clicking the desktop icon and choosing “Run as administrator.”


However, we have tried running the Ubisoft store as administrator and the same “Invalid Activation Key Error” exists. We experimented, and come to the conclusion that in order to fix it, you need to make sure your email is verified on Ubisoft Store.

To verify your profile on Ubisoft Store, click on your profile. You will see an option “Account Information”, there you will see an option to verify your email. Click on it, and you will receive a verification email shortly. Once your account is verified, close Ubisoft Store and re-open it as admin to get Far Cry 3 for free without an invalid activation key error.


Do note that it may or may not work for you as this workaround is not official. Although, do give it a try. Ubisoft is currently working on solving the issue and we will update you whenever it is resolved.

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