Ubisoft Announces Far Cry 5 Free Weekend

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Ubisoft is giving Far Cry 5 a free weekend from August 5 through August 9 across all platforms.

There's no apparent special event or milestone the free weekend is honoring, but it does come just a few months ahead of Far Cry 6's release on October 7.


If you like what you see during the Far Cry 5 free weekend, you can take advantage of a steep discount and purchase the full game during the period.

From August 5 through August 9, Ubisoft is offering 85% off both Far Cry 5 and its Season Pass, which includes five additional DLC packs and adventures.

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Ubisoft Announces Far Cry 5 Free Weekend

Here's how Ubisoft describes Far Cry 5:

The fate of Hope County is in your hands. Take on the cult solo or team up with a fellow resister in co-op mode and wreak havoc upon Joseph Seed and his band of cult followers. In the biggest Far Cry release ever, you'll have everything at your disposal – from hired guns to hired fangs and the baddest arsenal this side of the Mississippi.

When you hit hard, the enemy’s gonna hit back harder. Far Cry 5's dynamic AI tracks the effect you’re having in the game, and alters the enemy's strategy against you. Be prepared: The cult will boost their efforts when you become less of a nuisance and more of a threat.
Guns for hire : You can meet and recruit them in the open world, although they may need some help sorting out their own problems before lending you a hand.
  • Friend for hire : Ally with a Friend for Hire to take down the cult in a two-player co-op experience that extends across all missions.
  • Fangs for hire : As a part of the Guns for Hire system, Fangs for Hire are animal companions for the player.

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