Ubisoft makes Assassin’s Creed Unity free for a week on PC to honor Notre Dame Cathedral, featured in the game

Jonny Caldwell

Windows PC users will be able to download Assassin’s Creed Unity for free for a week, starting today (April 15) and ending on April 25 at 3 a.m. What’s nice about this promotion is that anyone who claims the game gets to keep it in their Uplay games library, as opposed to playing a limited trial (via Polygon).

“Video games can enable us to explore places in ways we never could have otherwise imagined,” Ubisoft said in their announcement. “We hope, with this small gesture, we can provide everyone an opportunity to appreciate our virtual homage to this monumental piece of architecture.”

The promotion happens shortly after the Notre-Dame de Paris fire on Monday, which broke out the roof of the cathedral and caused severe damage to the higher walls, building interior, windows, and several pieces of art. “We want to give everyone the chance to experience the majesty and beauty of Notre-Dame the best way we know how,” Ubisoft stated.

The company has pledged more than €500,000 to help aid in the reconstruction of the 856-year-old landmark. Additionally, it also encourages others interested in donating to lend their hands, as well.