When running the Uplay PC client while connected to the Internet, you can benefit from all the functionalities and services it offers - such as the friends system, Actions & Rewards, latest news and more - and, of course, enjoy the online features of your games. However, you are not required to be online at all times to access your games.
As long as you have already logged in successfully once, the client is designed to switch automatically to offline mode if you do not have an active Internet connection or cannot connect to the game servers. Also, if you wish to force the client to start directly in offline mode, you can tick the Always start Uplay in offline mode
box in the client Settings
, or via the main menu by selecting Go offline
While in Offline mode
, most features will be unavailable, but you can start your game from the Games
tab as usual. Almost all games in our current catalogue can be played offline after they have been activated, providing they do not have any always online
requirements, and your solo campaign will resume from the latest local save.
Once in Offline mode
you can switch back to Online mode
at any time by clicking Go online
in the client's main menu.