Far Cry 5 has received a 60fps patch for its PS5 and Xbox Series S/X versions. As part of the five-year anniversary celebrations, Ubisoft has released a free update that promises more new content. The game will also enjoy a free weekend from March 23rd to March 27th on all consoles and PC, with progression carried over to the full game if you decide to buy it. Far Cry 5 is also available through Ubisoft Connect, the Microsoft Store and the PlayStation Store at up to 85 percent off.
Ubisoft reiterates that the 60 FPS patch applies to all Far Cry 5 game modes, including the three main DLCs – Lost on Mars, Hours of Darkness and Dead Living Zombies. Those on the Xbox Series X can now run the game in 4K (3840 x 2160) resolution, while the inferior Xbox Series S will run it in Full HD 1080p resolution. Meanwhile, PS5 players can experience Far Cry 5 in 3K (2880×1620) resolution. It’s unusual for Ubisoft to release a “next-gen” patch for a game that came out half a decade ago, on top of promising new announcements “in the next three weeks.”
Far Cry 5 review
You’ve waited long enough… Welcome to Hope County!
Experience Far Cry 5 in native 60 FPS – available for PS5 and Xbox series consoles… NOW!#FarCry5 will also have a FREE WEEKEND from March 23rd to March 27th on all consoles and PC.
— Far Cry 5 (@FarCrygame) March 16, 2023
Set in the fictional, Southern Gothic landscape of Hope County, Far Cry 5 puts you in the shoes of an unnamed junior deputy sheriff trying to take down Joseph Seed, a charismatic doomsday cult leader whose followers are boiling white flowers to extract bliss . a drug used to convert people to their cause. Seed’s reach stretches far and wide, however, prompting players to work together with other factions to rid locked-off regions of their Heralds – at one point leading to a trippy boss fight in typical Far Cry fashion. It has all the hallmarks of a Far Cry title, with a focus on exploration and combat that uses more melee weapons. You’ll also have to clear outposts, which will bring key locations on the open-world map to life. Far Cry 5 also includes a map editor and co-op mode, making the free weekend an ideal time to jump in with a friend.
Last month, Ubisoft confirmed the reason behind the game’s delays and cancellations over the past few years, claiming that the measures were necessary because too many games were being produced at once. The company canceled three unannounced projects and delayed the highly anticipated naval combat title Skull and Bones for a sixth time. The elusive and somewhat controversial Beyond Good and Evil 2 has also suffered a development setback when the studio’s chief executive, Guillaume Carmona, left the company. According to the report, the game isn’t fully into production yet because the developers can’t come up with “creative vision.”
Far Cry 5 60fps patch is now available for PS5 and Xbox Series S/X. The Free Weekend goes live March 23rd and runs through March 27th on PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One and Xbox Series S/X.