Far Cry 5 Release Date, News, And Features It Must Have

Far Cry 5 is one of the most unusual game due to its setting and storyline. Developers are finally addressing the elephant in the United States and it may end up causing a lot of backlash, it is already doing so. Religous extremism in the United States is the main topic as the story follows a Christian cult of extremists ripping apart a small town called Hope.

Apart from its story, it introduced plenty of new features, and improvements over the last game, Far Cry 4. The title is close to release so there are plenty of details available to us on the internet. The following article will gather pretty much every noteworthy detail we have about Far Cry 5.

We will start with the most basic and move on the more lesser known facts about Ubisoft’s new Far Cry game.

Far Cry 5 Release Date

Ubisoft is planning to release Far Cry 5 in March but it was supposed to release in February. However, according to Ubisoft, they needed more time with the game. The extra time will be used to make additional improvements to a highly ambitious Far Cry experience.

Developers will make sure the extra time ensures the deliverance of their original vision for the game. In a recent post,  Ubisoft stated:

For Far Cry 5, the extra time will allow the team at Ubisoft Montreal to make some additional improvements that will bring the best, most ambitious Far Cry experience in line with the team’s original vision. We’re excited for fans to join the Resistance in Hope County, Montana against the Project at Eden’s Gate cult.

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Ubisoft Montreal is putting extra focus on the PC version of the game as well, making sure that PC users on both Nvidia and AMD get the best out of their hardware. There is plenty that needs to be done in the weeks leading up to March 27, 2018. One can only hope Ubisoft won’t be delaying Far Cry 5 further but even if it does, it won’t be more than a week or so. However, that seems highly unlikely.

Far Cry 5 System Requirements

Far Cry 5 PC system requirements are yet to be officially confirmed but we have a pretty good idea of where they will stand. Rest assured, they won’t be demanding. All of Ubisoft’s previous Far Cry games have at least done well when it comes to optimizing for lower and mid-range hardware; which is not something we can say for Assassin’s Creed games. Especially, Assassin’s Creed Unity.

If we are to assume, safely assume if I may add, then Far Cry 5 system requirements should be closer to Far Cry Primal. You shouldn’t need more than a second-gen Core i7 or an AMD equivalent to run at the recommended settings. Graphics will be somewhere close to a Nvidia GTX 780 or an AMD Radeon R9 280X for recommended.


  • OS: Windows 7, Windows 8.1, Windows 10 (64-bit versions only)
  • Processor: Intel Core i7-2600K / AMD FX-8350 or equivalent
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 / AMD Radeon R9 280X
  • Storage: 20 GB available space


  • OS: Windows 7, Windows 8.1, Windows 10 (64-bit versions only)
  • Processor: Intel Core i3-550 / AMD Phenom II X4 955
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460 / AMD Radeon HD 5770
  • Storage: 20 GB available space

Far Cry 5 Characters And Story

Ubisoft is introducing many different Far Cry 5 characters via intro videos. Each character gets his/her screen time and tells a tiny bit about themselves.

Mary May

Pastor Jerome Jeffries

Nick Rye: The Pilot

Far Cry 5 story will revolve around these characters who are facing a religious cult called The Project. Hope County is under siege and anyone who opposes The Project is taken down.  You play the role of a newly appointed Sheriff who will face Joseph Seed, the leader of the cult, along with his family. He likes to be referred to as The Father and strongly believes that the End of Days is coming.

He wants everyone to be prepared by joining his cult, which is the only way to be a part of the Paradise. The confrontations are set in an open world environment.  Players will be able to use different vehicles to explore the world as well as engage in various side activities.

Both weapons and vehicles are customizable and players can use hunting to craft items and gear. There is also a new feature called “Guns for Hire” that allows players to use hired help to complete missions. However, players would need to earn favors in order to get help from in-game characters.

You can also call in another player into your game but there are reports that progress won’t be shared between the two.

Far Cry 5 Features We Want to See

While Far Cry 5 seems like a complete package, there are still some features that we need to see. Hopefully, devs will consider adding them or maybe they already have but haven’t discussed it.

Shared Progress

Far Cry 5 features a co-op mode where players can invite another player for an online co-op session. This feature is useful if you wish to complete difficult missions in the game. Ubisoft confirmed that players will keep their personal progression such as perks, loot, rewards etc.

However, as far as missions go they will have to experience them on their own. It will be like “I scratch your back and you scratch mine” type of a deal. Players will help each other complete missions. Each mission needs to be played twice in two different copies of the game for two players to complete the same mission in their respective games.

The game is balanced to provide a great experience whether you are playing co-op or single player, so the purpose of playing the game is “FUN” in either case! You invite a co-op player into your game as part of our new “For Hire” system, and that player helps you advance through your campaign in the same way a Guns For Hire like Boomer or Nick Rye would, overcoming difficult missions. Players who are invited into co-op keep all of their personal progression (e.g. perks, loot, rewards, etc.), but then they are free to enjoy the world on their own as well.

Hitman-Like Target Missions

Hitman had weekly contracts that added elusive targets that players can kill. Something similar to Far Cry 5 would be interesting. Missions where players can hunt down targets in the massive open world and plan their attack according to presented situations.

It would add more value to the overall experience of the game.

Non-Repetitive Side Mision

Repetitive side missions is a problem with pretty much every Fr Cry game but Far Cry 5 has an opportunity to change that. It becomes boring to keep doing the same type of objectives outside of the story. Hopefully, we will see an improvement in this regard.

Take to the comments and let us know what features and improvements you wish to see in the new Far Cry.