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Far Cry 5 : What you need to know

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Ubisoft dropped a bunch of information about Far Cry 5 today, including its release date and some new trailers. The game, which is set in the fictional Hope County, Montana, pits players against an extreme religious cult.

Here's everything you need to know about Far Cry 5.

Story:

The story of Far Cry 5 takes place in Montana. You play as a Sheriff's deputy who has arrived in Hope County only to discover that the entire region has been taken over by a doomsday cult, The Project at Eden's Gate. Your job is to help rally the locals into the Resistance, and take out the cult. Meanwhile, some locals will take the side of the militia cultists.

The Villain:

Far Cry 3 and 4 were both largely about each game's larger-than-life villain. Far Cry 5 continues that trend with The Father, Joseph Seed, the leader of Eden's Gate. We don't know much about him yet, but if the past two games are any sort clue, he'll probably be one of the highlights of the game. Both Vaas Montenegro and Pagan Min were incredible antagonists.

Character Customization:

For the first time, players will be able to fully customize their character. This means you can play as a man or a woman and choose your race. I'm not sure how much actual customization you'll have in terms of shaping your character's appearance, but I'm thrilled that we'll have choices.

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Ubisoft dropped a bunch of information about Far Cry 5 today, including its release date and some new trailers. The game, which is set in the fictional Hope County, Montana, pits players against an extreme religious cult.

Here's everything you need to know about Far Cry 5.

Story

The story of Far Cry 5 takes place in Montana. I explain why that's the perfect setting in this post (though, as a native Montanan, I'm biased.) You play as a Sheriff's deputy who has arrived in Hope County only to discover that the entire region has been taken over by a doomsday cult, The Project at Eden's Gate. Your job is to help rally the locals into the Resistance, and take out the cult. Meanwhile, some locals will take the side of the militia cultists.

The Villain

Far Cry 3 and 4 were both largely about each game's larger-than-life villain. Far Cry 5 continues that trend with The Father, Joseph Seed, the leader of Eden's Gate. We don't know much about him yet, but if the past two games are any sort clue, he'll probably be one of the highlights of the game. Both Vaas Montenegro and Pagan Min were incredible antagonists.

 

Gameplay

While we still have much to learn about how the game plays, it doesn't sound like a huge departure from the formula. Open-world Montana will be a new spin on the open-worlds of the past two games, but there will still be wild beasts, bases to take over, vehicles to drive and so forth.

This time around you can also fly a plane and get into dogfights. There will be Guns for Hire and Fangs for Hire as well, allowing you to recruit both NPCs to your cause and wild beasts. That's a page from Far Cry Primal, and should be fun. There will also be muscle cars, ATVs and various other vehicles, as well as a wide assortment of weapons.

Some of those weapons will be a change for the series, like a baseball bat

Character Customization

For the first time, players will be able to fully customize their character. This means you can play as a man or a woman and choose your race. I'm not sure how much actual customization you'll have in terms of shaping your character's appearance, but I'm thrilled that we'll have choices.

 

Co-op

The entire game can be played solo or in two-player co-op mode. This is a departure from the past two games. In Far Cry 3 there was a separate 4-player co-op campaign, and in Far Cry 4 you could play side missions in 2-player co-op. It'll be interesting to see how co-op works for the entire game this time around.

Map Editor

Like previous games, Far Cry 5 will feature a map editor for players to create their own maps. The editor will have new features this time around, but Ubisoft has not announced what these are.

Developer

Far Cry 5 is being spearheaded by Ubisoft Montreal, the studio that lead development of Far Cry 3 and 4 as well as Far Cry Primal. 

Platforms

Far Cry 5 is coming to PS4, Xbox One and PC. Free bonus content is coming to the PS4 version while players on other platforms will have the option to buy. The game will not be coming to the Nintendo Switch, unfortunately.

Release Date

Far Cry 5 releases on February 27th, 2018. This is smart as it avoids the madness of the holiday season. This is what EA should have done with Titanfall 2 (in 2017.)

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