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Far Cry 5

Platform(s): PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X
Genre: Action/Adventure
Publisher: Ubisoft
Developer: Ubisoft Montreal
Release Date: March 27, 2018

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'Far Cry 5' Free To Play Across All Platforms This Weekend

by Rainier on Aug. 3, 2021 @ 10:48 a.m. PDT

As the new junior deputy of fictional Hope County, Montana, players will find that their arrival accelerates a years-long silent coup by a fanatical doomsday cult, the Project at Eden's Gate, igniting a violent takeover of the county.

Gamers will experience the chaos, unpredictability and ferociousness of the Far Cry franchise with Far Cry 5

Set in America for the first time, in Montana, players will have total freedom to navigate this serene-looking yet deeply twisted world solo or entirely in two-player co-op as they fight for survival and freedom.

Caught off guard and drawn into a power struggle, players must disrupt the carefully laid plans of the Project at Eden’s Gate and fan the fires of resistance to help liberate the Hope County community and themselves.

Under siege and cut off from the rest of the world, players will join forces with residents of Hope County and form the Resistance. The fight against the cult will take players to unique locations throughout Hope County that provide different gameplay experiences. During their journey, players can fly planes to engage cult forces in aerial dogfights across Big Sky Country. While tracking down cult members and gathering resources for survival across farmland, forests, mountains and rivers, players can get behind the wheel of iconic American muscle cars, big rigs, ATVs and boats. Vehicles also provide refuge when under attack by animals or as a way to quickly escape when things don’t go as planned.

To take down the cult, players will need to utilize any and all weapons at their disposal, including ranged weapons such as guns and grenades and melee weapons like a sledgehammer or baseball bat. Additionally, players can recruit Guns for Hire from a large cast of characters, or even Fangs for Hire, specialized animals like bears and cougars to complement players’ playstyles whether they’re going in stealthily or forcefully. How players approach each situation and the chaos they create in Far Cry 5 is up to them. Far Cry 5 will also see the return of the map editor, giving players the opportunity to create and play an infinite amount of new playgrounds. The map editor will include new features that add a new dimension to the content created by fans, with more details coming soon.

Ubisoft announced that Far Cry 5 will be available to play for free from August 5 – 9 on Xbox Series X | S, Xbox One, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, the Epic Games Store and Ubisoft Store on Windows PC, and Stadia. Players will have access to the entire game in solo and two-player co-op. 

New players will be able to pre-load the game starting at 9 a.m. PDT. In conjunction with the Free Weekend, there will be discounts on Far Cry 5’s Standard and Gold Editions.

Players can access the Free Weekend during the following times per platform:

  • PC via Ubisoft Store: August 5 at 6 a.m.  PDT
  • PC via Epic Games Store: August 5 at10 a.m. PDT
  • PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4: August 5 at 12:01 a.m. PDT  
  • Xbox Series X | S, Xbox One: August 5 at 12:01 a.m. PDT 
  • Stadia: August 5 at 10 a.m. PDT

Players who want to continue their fight against The Father in Far Cry 5 will get to keep their game progression and enjoy discounts on the game and Season Pass during the Free Weekend:

  • PC via Ubisoft Store, Stadia and Steam: 85% off of the Standard Edition, 80% off of the Gold Edition and 70% off of the Season Pass
  • PC via Epic Games Store: 80% off of the Standard and Gold Editions and 75% off of the Season Pass
  • PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4: 80% off of the Standard Edition, 75% off of the Gold Edition and 50% off of the Season Pass
  • Xbox Series X | S and Xbox One: 85% off of the Standard Edition, 80% off of the Gold Edition and 50% off of the Season Pas

Key Features:

  • Fan the flames of resistance and fight to free Hope County from the grip of a deadly cult in the newest installment of the Far Cry series.
  • Beware of the wrath of Joseph Seed and his cult followers as you support the resistance in small-town America.
  • Explore Hope County and discover the Montana countryside, wildlife, and its inhabitants in an exciting open world.
  • Play your way. Build your character, make your own allies, and watch the world change as you progress.

Far Cry 5 is currently available for PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S and PC.

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