To celebrate the fifth anniversary of Far Cry 5, Ubisoft has released a free 60 FPS update for the game across PS5 and Xbox Series X/S that promises to double the frame rate of the game. While there’s no dedicated PS5 and Xbox Series X/S version of Far Cry 5 available which takes advantage of the hardware, this update enhances the last-gen version of the game to unlock the frame rate through backward compatibility.
Ubisoft says the 60 FPS mode for Far Cry 5 covers all the game’s content including the campaign, co-op, arcade and all the DLC.
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If you haven’t played Far Cry 5 yet, there’s also a free trial next weekend from 23 – 27 March. You can download Far Cry 5 across all platforms and play it for five days. Ubisoft is also offering 80% off on all the different versions of Far Cry 5 as well as the DLC. So if you want to pick it up after the trial ends, you can save money on it too.
The free 60 FPS update is now live for Far Cry 5 across PS5 and Xbox Series X/S. You simply need to update your game or reinstall it with the latest game files available on the servers. The game will automatically run at a higher frame rate when you boot it up.
Ubisoft also revealed that alongside the 60 FPS feature, Far Cry 5 is also getting a slight resolution boost across PS5 and Xbox Series X/S. On Xbox Series X, the game will now run at native 3840 x 2160. On Xbox Series S, the game will run at 1920 x 1080 (no boost there sadly). As for PS5, the resolution has been boosted to 2880 x 1620.
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Experience Far Cry 5 in native 60 FPS – available for PS5 & Xbox Series consoles … NOW!#FarCry5 will also have a FREE WEEKEND from March 23-27 on all consoles & PC.
— Far Cry 5 (@FarCrygame) March 16, 2023
Far Cry 5 was released back in 2018 for PS4, Xbox One and PC. The game was praised for its unique American country setting and its ambitious DLC packs. These packs took players across a zombie-smashing movie shoot and even to Mars in a sci-fi DLC pack.
Reports claim that Ubisoft is currently working on two new Far Cry games. There’s a single-player game in development as well as a multiplayer one. However, no details on these reported games have been revealed.