Some gamers are finding their Far Cry 4 digital copies being deleted from UPlay, according to Destructoid.
UPDATE: It seems that the codes were originally sourced using stolen credit cards on EA’s Origin site.
A Ubisoft spokesperson spoke to Eurogamer on the situation; “In this case, we confirmed activation keys were recently purchased from EA’s Origin store using fraudulent credit card information and then resold online. These keys may have been deactivated. Customers who may have been impacted should contact the vendor where they purchased the key for a refund.”
The copies obtained from certain retailers such as G2Play and G2A are being removed from their UPlay accounts, possibly in retaliation for issues with these companies obtaining cheap codes for other games from past Humble Bundles.
It also seems that the retailers may not have been licenced to sell the keys in the first place and Ubisoft are telling those affected to seek refunds from the retailer.
While gamers have been spoiled by cheap keys from various sites in the past, especially for Steam, UPlay and Origin platforms, there now seems to be a crackdown on those retailers who are using less than official means to obtain codes. Unfortunately, it seems like the customer may be the one caught in the middle of this issue.