How to stop Far Cry 6 from opening a Twitch browser tab when you quit playing

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Congratulations from Yara! i started playing Far Cry 6 And as well as fighting the fascist forces of Anton Castillo, I’m also dealing with a little jealousy. Whenever I leave the game on the desktop, it automatically opens a tab in my browser and loads the Twitch Far Cry 6 category page.

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I guess the implication is this: you’ve just played Far Cry 6, so now you’ll be in the mood to watch other people play Far Cry 6! Well no, I’m not. It’s upsetting and intrusive, not to mention proud. If this is happening to you too, here’s how to stop it.

The opening of browser tabs is actually controlled by a Ubisoft Connect setting, not a setting within Far Cry 6. With Ubisoft Connect open, click on the menu icon (three horizontal lines) in the top left corner. Then choose Settings.

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Under General, uncheck the second box that says “Enable post game notifications for upcoming releases, events, promotions, and adding to my games.” Doing so will give you no small ads popping up for Ubi games after one session, and your browser won’t open a Twitch page when you exit the desktop.

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If you use Ubisoft Connect regularly, you might have unchecked that box a long time ago – I know I unchecked it because I remember reading Assassin’s Creed Origins Quit and then get a little pop-up ad suggesting I buy Assassin’s Creed Origins. Goofy. But I recently reinstalled Ubisoft Connect on a new drive on my PC, so the setting was enabled by default.

I really don’t have a problem with a game client saying ‘Hey, you played one of our games, here’s an ad for our other game,’ but opening a browser page and taking me to Twitch to watch the game Go I just gave up playing is quite annoying. This certainly isn’t the first time games have been awkward when you decided to leave them. Remember those edgy games in the ’90s that used to say “Oh, you wanna quit playing, baby? Go ahead and quit, cowards!” happy times.

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