Ubisoft unveils Far Cry 5 post-launch programme with DLC, Arcade and live events

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Ubisoft has released details of extensive plans to supplement Far Cry 5 with extra content post-launch.

As the Far Cry 5 post-launch trailer above shows, those who purchase the game’s Season Pass or its Gold Edition will be able to download three slabs of DLC: Hours of Darkness (set in the Vietnam War), plus the self-explanatory Lost on Mars and Dead Living Zombies. Season Pass purchasers will also be treated to a free copy of the Classic Edition of Far Cry 3. 

Post-launch, there will be plenty of free content for all Far Cry 5 players to get their teeth into. Chief among that will be Far Cry Arcade, which looks like it could become Far Cry’s answer to GTA Online. Ubisoft describes Far Cry Arcade as: “The evolution of the map editor that will deliver an endless amount of free gameplay and map creation opportunities for players. Far Cry Arcade will include assets from previous Far Cry games as well as other Ubisoft titles, including content from Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag, Assassin’s Creed Unity and Watch_Dogs, that can be used to make solo, co-op and PvP multiplayer experiences.” 

In addition, there will be live events: “That reward players with new customisation items including unique vehicle and weapon skins for completing different challenges as they explore Hope County.” Far Cry 5 is on track for a March 27 release.

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