Today, Ubisoft further detailed the content in the Far Cry 5: Season Pass, and it contains quite a few surprises. The season pass is available as part of Far Cry 5: Gold Edition, or as an add-on on Xbox One, PC, and PlayStation 4.
Far Cry 5 is set to launch on March 27, 2018 with Xbox One X support, and soon afterwards players can expect to partake in three rather curious adventures.
- "Hours of Darkness" takes players back in time to Vietnam to battle against Việt Cộng soldiers.
- Zombies are finally coming to the Far Cry franchise. "Dead Living Zombies" requires players to face hordes of zombies in multiple campy movie scenarios. Unsurprisingly, the mode is very similar to Call of Duty: Zombies.
- Lastly, "Lost on Mars" is probably the strangest because players will leave Earth behind to go toe-to-claws with Martian arachnids. This content is by far the wackiest Ubisoft has put out for any game. It probably even tops Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon!
The publisher also stated that Far Cry 5 contains Far Cry Arcade and and Live Events. Far Cry Arcade is the evolution of the map editor that should deliver an endless amount of free gameplay and map creation opportunities. The mode will include assets from previous Far Cry games as well as other Ubisoft titles, including items from Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag, Assassin's Creed Unity, and Watch Dogs. These tools can be used to create single-player, co-op, or competitive multiplayer experiences.
In comparison, Live Events are rather simple. Various challenges pop up in the game once in a while that reward players with new customization items including unique vehicle and weapon skins for completing them.
All Far Cry 5: Season Pass holders on consoles will receive the single-player content from Far Cry 3: Classic Edition for free. Far Cry 3: Classic Edition will be available to owners four weeks prior to launching as a standalone purchase in Summer 2018 on Xbox One and PlayStation 4. It looks like PC players won't get this offer but they do get a free copy of the old PC version of Far Cry 3.
Set on a remote island filled with warlords who traffic slaves, Far Cry 3 sees you embark on a desperate quest to rescue your friends, only to realize that the only way to escape this darkness is to embrace it. Far Cry 3 is known for the franchise's most notorious villain, Vaas, so it should be a treat to visit the game again for many. It's unclear what visual upgrades this new version will receive.
Far Cry 5 is set in America, which is a first for the franchise. The game offers players complete freedom to navigate a serene but deeply twisted world as the new junior deputy of Hope County, Montana. The new junior deputy finds that their arrival accelerates a silent coup by a fanatical cult as The Project at Eden's Gate wants a violent takeover. With the outside world cutting ties to the county, it's up to you to join forces with normal individuals, form a resistance, and take back the land.
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