Ubisoft is bringing chat back to the in-game overlay function in its PC desktop app, Ubisoft Connect. Ubisoft Connect replaced the old Uplay app when open-world game Watch Dogs Legion launched last year, and since then, the company has been working on bringing the in-game chat function in line with the rest of the refreshed experience.
A patch set to deploy Monday, May 31 will update the Ubisoft Connect chat feature, which will include some notable changes from the legacy version of chat. First, all currently active one-on-one chats, and their chat histories, will be erased. Ubisoft recommends assigning nicknames to anyone on your friends list who likes changing their Ubisoft Connect nickname frequently.
With the new chat service, group chats will be capped at 24 members, and any chat groups that currently contain more members than that will be removed when the patch goes live. Your group will stick around if it has fewer than 24 members and has been active at all in the past 30 days.