Ubisoft has today revealed their intentions for free post-launch content for Far Cry 5
in addition to the previously announced
season pass, which gets a new trailer and screenshots. All players will have access to Far Cry Arcade, as well as a series of live in-game events (that come with unique in-game rewards) once the game launches later this month.
Far Cry Arcade is an "evolution" of the map editor, allowing players to create as many maps and bite-size gameplay opportunities as they wish. For the first time for the editor, this includes solo, co-op and PvP multiplayer content, and there will be over 9,000 assets from many previous Ubisoft titles, such as Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag
, Assassin’s Creed Unity
, Far Cry 4
, Far Cry Primal
, and Far Cry 5
, of course. Ubisoft will have a game-to-web platform where the content that is created will be curated. Here you can follow specific map makers and add a favourite tag to maps. Not only will this extend the life of the game, the mode will reward players with in-game money and points that can be used in the Far Cry 5
campaign to buy customisation options and perks.
As mentioned in the trailer above, the team is planning six post-release updates that will each add more assets for players to use in the editor. Some of these updates will accompany the season pass DLC, adding assets from those campaigns. Each update will also include maps that the development team has created themselves; you can take a look at some of those creations in the screenshots below, but we can't guarantee that you'll actually get to play these at a later date.
Map progression Assassin's Freeze Pig Party Upside Down
Speaking of that season pass, the pass will include three pieces of DLC with adventures far removed from the content of the main game:
Hours of Darkness:
Players will travel back in time to Vietnam to battle against Viet Cong soldiers and save their fellow soldiersDead Living Zombies:
Players will team up with friends to fight waves of zombies across seven different scenarios cooked up by a b-movie directorLost on Mars:
Players will leave Earth behind to go toe-to-claws with martian arachnids to save Earth from an alien invasion
Finally, season pass holders will also get access to Far Cry 3 Classic Edition
, which is the single-player content from Far Cry 3
. Season pass holders will get four weeks early access with the game before it is released to all as a stand-alone title this summer. You can take a look at all of the above content in the trailer below.
Far Cry 5
with its Far Cry Arcade content will be available from March 27th. The season pass content is yet to receive a release window, but we'll let you know as soon as it does.