How To Activate A CD Key On Uplay

How To Activate A CD Key On Uplay

Ubisoft games are known to be one of the best in AAA category. No doubt if you are a gamer you will want to get your hands on some of the best Ubisoft games. So of course you will need to know how to activate a cd key on UPlay duh!! For this you need to have access to Uplay account. Uplay is a native client introduced by Ubisoft in 2009 that enables gamers to enjoy games at their best, offering loads of additional services.

To get started with Uplay and to enjoy your game you need to activate the CD key first. Here are the steps you need to follow to activate the key.

Step1: You need to have Uplay client already installed on your PC before you start with activation. You can download Uplay client here-Download Uplay Client

Step2: After downloading the exe file, run the application to install Uplay.

Step3: After successful installation you will be taken to the login page.


Step4: You need to have an Ubisoft account to log in to Uplay. If you don’t have an account, you can create a new account clicking create a new account or you can visit the following link to create an Ubisoft account out of Uplay.

Create Ubisoft Account

Step5: After successful login you will be taken to Uplay client dashboard. Click on Cog Icon (3 line button).



Step6: Select Activate Product from the drop down menu that appears.


Step7: And heres how to activate a cd key on UPlay! Simply Enter the CD key you have and click on continue.


Once the key is verified, your game will be activated and bound to Uplay account.

Just visit your Uplay Library and download the game.

UPLAY game activation

After downloading the game you can enjoy a set of Uplay services. Make sure you always maintain a single Uplay account as all games are bound to your account. If you migrate to other machine and wish to reinstall the game you activated using the CD key, you will need to log in to Uplay client on that machine using the same Uplay account.

Common Issues

Some first time gamers face the common issue of Activation Code already in use. It reads as-

“This CD Key or Activation Code is already in use with another Uplay Account. For more information, please contact Ubisoft Support.”

Most of the time it’s because user has already activated the key using some other Uplay account. Just try using other Uplay account(s). If you are still unable to find out the account your game is registered to, you can generate a support ticket to find the same.

If you face problem downloading game from the Uplay client, most probably you don’t have administrative rights. To troubleshoot this problem, follow these steps:

  1. Go to Uplay executable files stored on your hard drive

Default location of these files is C:\Program Files (x86)\Ubisoft\Ubisoft Game Launcher

  1. Right click on .exe file and select Run as Administrator

More information regarding CD key activation is available with Ubisoft Support. You can always reach them with any issue you are facing with key activation.