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I just bought Far Cry 3 on Steam and I have been trying to connect online to UBI. However it times out and gives this message.

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This means I cannot go and play Multiplayer or Coop and whenever I play single player and go to the pause screen I get this annoying 30 second time interval with it trying to connect to the service.

How do I fix this problem?

I am using a router and firewall but I made sure nothing is being blocked.

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UPlay might just be down again :( this happened during the summer sales, as well. – Tacroy Dec 24 '12 at 22:52
Welcome to Ubisoft's "we've fixed it, really!" DRM. – Shadur Dec 24 '12 at 23:43
'Always Online' DRM is the absolute worst. – GnomeSlice Dec 30 '12 at 6:44
up vote 2 down vote accepted

You aren't the only one. Ubisoft got some problems with keeping the online servers up and running.

You can see their twitter account for news about the situation. As you can see it's full of "it's working - it's not working - it's working again - oops, it's off again" messages.

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Thanks for this , will keep checking for updates! – kaleeway Dec 26 '12 at 22:46
DRM for the win – Philipp Dec 26 '12 at 22:49
Not DRM per se, as you CAN play the game offline. Extremely annoying, though. – idan315 Dec 27 '12 at 17:06

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