Far Cry 5 gets 60fps patch on PS5 and Xbox Series S/X as Ubisoft announces free weekend access

Far Cry 5 has received a 60fps patch for its PS5 and Xbox Series S/X versions. As part of its fifth anniversary celebration, Ubisoft has released a free update, promising more new content on the way. The game will enjoy a free weekend from March 23 to March 27 on all consoles and PC if you decide to purchase it. Far Cry 5 is being offered for sale on Ubisoft Connect, Microsoft Store and PlayStation Store with up to 85 percent off.

Ubisoft reiterated that the 60fps patch applies to all Far Cry 5 game modes, including the three main DLCs – Lost on Mars, Hours of Darkness, and Dead & Living Zombies. The Xbox Series X will now be able to play the game at 4K (3,840 x 2,160) resolution, while the inferior Xbox Series S will play it at full-HD 1080p resolution. Meanwhile, PS5 players can experience Far Cry 5 at 3K (2,880 x 1,620) resolution. It is unusual for Ubisoft to release a “next-gen” patch for a game half a decade ago, in addition to promising new announcements “in the next three weeks”.

Far Cry 5 review

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 bring down Joseph Seed, the leader of a charismatic doomsday cult whose followers are Bliss. The white flowers are cooked to make the extract. A drug used to convert people to their cause. The Seed’s reach, however, is far and wide, demanding players to work with other factions to free closed-off areas from their Heralds – at one point, resulting in a trifle in typical Far Cry fashion. There is a boss fight. It has all the hallmarks of a Far Cry title, with a focus on exploration and combat, which makes use of more melee weapons. You also have outposts to clear, which bring to life key locations on the open world map. Far Cry 5 also includes a map editor and a co-op mode, making free weekends the perfect time to jump in with a friend.

Last month, Ubisoft confirmed the reason for delaying and canceling its games in recent years, claiming the measures were necessary because it was producing too many games at the same time. The company canceled three unannounced projects, in addition to delaying the much-anticipated naval combat title Skull & Bones for the sixth time. The elusive and slightly controversial Beyond Good & Evil 2 has also hit a development blow, as the studio’s managing director Guillaume Carmona left the company. Reportedly, the game still hasn’t entered full production, as the developers have been unable to come up with a “creative vision”.

Far Cry 5’s 60fps patch is available now on PS5 and Xbox Series S/X. The free weekend goes live on March 23rd and runs through March 27th on PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One and Xbox Series S/X.

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