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Following the leak of Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon yesterday, Ubisoft has disabled PC downloads via its Uplay service while it fixes the exploit.

Users were apparently able to download any game on the service for free via a simple executable file, which tricks the software into thinking you own the game. The exploit has been used for a while, but only came to light yesterday after it was discovered that the same file could be used to download Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon weeks ahead of launch.

The download weighed in at 3051MB and contained the full game. “No personal information was compromised,” the publisher told Polygon. “Uplay’s PC download service will be unavailable until the problem is fixed however all other Uplay services remain available.”

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Ubisoft Disables Uplay PC Downloads to Fix Free Game Exploit

By Matthew Bennett | 04/10/2013 04:50 AM PT

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Following the leak of Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon yesterday, Ubisoft has disabled PC downloads via its Uplay service while it fixes the exploit.

Users were apparently able to download any game on the service for free via a simple executable file, which tricks the software into thinking you own the game. The exploit has been used for a while, but only came to light yesterday after it was discovered that the same file could be used to download Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon weeks ahead of launch.

The download weighed in at 3051MB and contained the full game. “No personal information was compromised,” the publisher told Polygon. “Uplay’s PC download service will be unavailable until the problem is fixed however all other Uplay services remain available.”

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About Matthew Bennett

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Matt is one of the longest-serving members of the EGMNOW team. An ability to go many hours without sleep and a quick wit make him ideal for his role as associate editor at EGMNOW.com. He often thinks back to the days when the very idea of this career seemed like nothing but an impossible dream. Find him on Twitter @mattyjb89