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The third (and presumably final) piece of the DLC puzzle for Far Cry 5 is set to launch later this month and, as promised, it will be pitting players against a set of tried and true enemies: Zombies. Now that series fans have freed Hope County, survived Vietnam and explored Mars, it's time to make the "living dead" just "standard dead" across a series of movie-themed maps.
Ubisoft announced heading into the weekend plans to launch Dead Living Zombies across the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC on Aug. 28. If you're buying the DLC on its own, it'll set you back $7.99. If you already picked up the $29.99 season pass or own the Gold Edition of the game, you'll be getting this latest chunk of content at no additional cost.
While the Far Cry 5 campaign had players taking on a religious cult in the heartland of America in modern times, the three DLC chapters have done a nice job of changing things up. Hours of Darkness, for instance, saw players transported back to Vietnam where they had to navigate dense jungles and rely more heavily on stealth to rescue their captive teammates. Lost on Mars, on the other hand, saw players battling alien lifeforms on the Red Planet with some much less conventional weaponry.
As for Dead Living Zombies, players will take on the role of D-list actors trying to survive scenarios established by film director Guy Marvel. Marvel is attempting to create a fantastic zombie film and, to do that, you'll need to fight your way through seven unique levels of zombie-slaying action. The maps were built with the in-game map editor and include things like military bases, farmlands, rooftops and the like. Once you beat a level, you'll unlock a score attack mode that should help encourage repeat runs. Also, you'll be earning new gear to take back into the main game, which is another nice incentive.
The premise sounds an awful lot like the zombies campaign from Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare but, considering the tongue-in-cheek approach to this latest DLC content, that was probably intentional.
Even if you aren't picking up this latest Far Cry 5 DLC, the game will soon boast a free update likely to please any fan of the online firefights. In Update 10, players will unlock new items to use I the map builders and, according to the press release, this includes new scripting tools and destructible objects. There have already been some very impressive maps/missions crafted in this mode, so we're looking forward to seeing what the more creative players are able to come up with once they have more tools to work with.