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With Far Cry 5 set to launch on March 27, Ubisoft has gone ahead and pulled back the curtain on the game's DLC plans, including three extra adventures within the game, some free content and the requisite season pass.
As a reminder to those of you who have already preordered or plan on picking up the Gold Edition of Far Cry 5, that version of the game already includes everything planned for the season pass. Everyone else, though, will have to pick and choose what extra content they want to have bolted onto their open-world first-person shooter. And thanks to a heads up from Ubisoft, we now know quite a bit more about what, exactly, that DLC will include.
The meat of the FC5 DLC will be three new, story-driven adventures that will have players fighting the undead and even venturing to Mars. They're taking a route similar to what we've seen recently with games like Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus. Rather than continue the main game's story or even try to plug in a prequel narrative, the DLC chapters for Far Cry 5 will take players to wildly different locations to tell wildly different stories. That's probably a dream come true for a developer, right? After spending years working on a game and wrapping it up, you've probably come up with quite a few "what if" scenarios that would be fun to plug the main game's mechanics into. And it looks like that's exactly what's happening here.
First up is Hours of Darkness, which is set during the Vietnam war and will task players with saving their fellow soldiers.
The second piece of DLC is called Dead Living Zombies, a wave-based cooperative mode that will have players blasting the undead across seven scenarios "cooked up by a b-movie director." That sounds quite a bit like what Call of Duty did with Infinite Warfare's zombie mode, which certainly isn't a bad place to draw inspiration from.
Finally, there's Lost on Mars, which will have players tackling alien arachnids on Mars in order to protect Earth. We're getting some distinct Starship Troopers vibes from this one and, again, that's not a bad thing to mimic.
If that's not enough, Far Cry 3 Classic Edition will be included at no extra charge for season pass members, as will the new map editor, Far Cry Arcade. Even more insane, players will be able to use assets from Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag, Assassin's Creed Unity and Watch_Dogs in order to create their own maps and missions for solo, cooperative or PVP multiplayer modes.
It should probably be noted that you've still got all of Far Cry 5 to play through, too, which will also boast live events for players to tackle in order to earn free in-game content.