In Far Cry 5, you will be able to travel to the presumably lovely state of Montana to fight a crazy doomsday cult that has taken over Hope County and all but enslaved its residents. There is little doubt that in your attempts to liberate Hope County from this hostile religious takeover, difficult and serious situations will arise. Fortunately enough, Ubisoft has unveiled some mostly lighthearted post-launch content for the game, with a mix of season pass DLC and free content that will be available for all players when the game gets released on March 27.

The paid DLC will include three adventures for players, each with rather distinct themes. Hours of Darkness will send you back in time to the Vietnam War to try and save your fellow soldiers from the Viet Cong. Dead Living Zombies tackles a comparatively lighthearted topic as you and your friends fight off zombies in seven different scenarios for a B-movie director. Lost on Mars will send you to the red planet to foil a Martian plan to invade Earth, though arachnophobes might want to steer clear of this one. All three of the aforementioned DLC adventures will be available in the Far Cry 5 Season Pass or if you’ve purchased Far Cry 5 Gold Edition. 

To sweeten the deal, you also basically get a copy of Far Cry 3 if you have the Far Cry 5 Season Pass. Console users will receive their copy of Far Cry 3 Classic Edition sometime before it launches as a standalone product in the summer of 2018 while PC players will receive their copy of Far Cry 3 at some unspecified time following the release of Far Cry 5. The Classic Edition available on consoles will not have the multiplayer offerings of the original game.

All Far Cry 5 players will also have access to Far Cry Arcade, a free map editor that gives you the opportunity to create your own maps and PvP, solo, and co-op scenarios. Far Cry Arcade will also feature content from various other Ubisoft game series such as Assassin’s Creed and Watch Dogs, though it would probably be safe to assume that you won’t be able to command your own pirate ship in the landlocked state of Montana. Far Cry 5 will also feature Live Events that reward you with weapon and vehicle skins for completing various challenges, though what these challenges may entail remains to be seen.


Anson Chan

Staff Writer

You ever wonder why we're here? It's one of life's greatest mysteries, isn't it? Good thing games exist so that we don't have to think about it. Or at least I don't have to think about it. Instead, I'll just play Halo or something.