Play Far Cry 5: First Person Shooter for free for a limited time

Play Far Cry 5: First Person Shooter for free for a limited time

Play Far Cry 5

If you want to pass the waiting time until the release of Far Cry 6 (will be released on October 7th for PC and consoles), the right event for you will soon be on the program. Ubisoft is holding a free weekend where you can download the predecessor Far Cry 5 without any obligation and try it out to your heart's content.

The starting signal for the event will be given on August 5th, 2021 - tomorrow, Thursday. Then Far Cry 5 (buy now / € 53.99) is available as a free download on PC and consoles. There are no content restrictions, you can take a closer look at all the features of the full version. By the way, you can take over all progress made during the free event as well as the unlocked achievements and extras, should you decide to buy the full game. In order to provide you with a suitable argument for this, Ubisoft is also holding a large discount campaign for Far Cry 5. In this context, you can save up to 85 percent compared to the normal price when buying the full version. Incidentally, this not only applies to the Standard Edition, but also to the Gold Edition, which includes the Season Pass, among other things.

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However, you shouldn't take too much time on your shopping tour: The discount campaign, like the "Free Weekend", only runs until August 8, 2021 - that is, until next Sunday. After that, the normal sales prices are due again.

Source: Ubisoft

Far Cry 5 is free to play this weekend

This week and throughout the coming weekend, you can play Far Cry 5 for free via the Epic Games Store or Ubisoft Connect. The free period starts tomorrow, August 5 and runs until August 9. Preloading is available now.

While all the early discussion about its hints at real-life politics turned out to be as boring as its cult, Far Cry 5 still has all the elements of a good Far Cry—there's plenty to do, it's beautiful to look at, and you have absolutely no time to appreciate any of the scenery because as soon as you stop for even a minute, an animal will appear to try and maul you, helicopters will start falling out of the sky, and a firefight will break out nearby. I had no idea rural Montana could be that stressful. Christopher had a good time with it for his review, which you should check if you're just getting into Far Cry or have skipped 5 due to (understandable) series fatigue.

By now, Far Cry 5 also has a lot of fun custom maps for you to explore, including a hyper-realistic Gregg's, which you definitely won't find in Far Cry 6 any time soon, since the game will come without a map editor.

On Ubisoft Connect, the free trial period starts on August 5, 6 am PDT / 2 pm BST, while on  Epic Games Store, things kick off slightly later at 10 am PDT / 6 pm BST. If you afterwards decide that the game is for you, you can get it at 80% off on both storefronts.