Far Cry fans have said that Far Cry 5 is a way better game than Far Cry 6 thanks to its cozier location of rural Montana and enemies that aren’t bullet sponges, and now, console gamers who haven’t visited Hope County yet to see whether that’s true or not have a big reason to finally do so. As part of the game’s fifth anniversary, Ubisoft has rolled out a 60 FPS patch for Far Cry 5, allowing those with Xbox Series X|S and PlayStation 5 consoles to enjoy the game at a higher frame rate, bringing the experience a bit closer to the PC version. The patch also enhances the resolution of the game, with Xbox Series X consoles now able to run it at 3840×2160 and 4K resolution. Far Cry 5 will be free to play as part of a free weekend event that is planned for March 23–27.
From a Ubisoft post:
Take down Joseph Seed and his Heralds at twice the framerate as you explore the different regions in Hope County and liberate its citizens. The 60 FPS patch applies to all of Far Cry 5’s game modes, as well as its three DLCs, Hours of Darkness, Lost on Mars, and Dead Living Zombies, making now the perfect time to dive into the backstories of Wendell Redler, Nick Rye, and Guy Marvel, respectively.
In addition to a smoother visual experience, Xbox Series X|S players will receive enhanced resolution for Far Cry 5. Xbox Series X will be able to run the game with a 3840×2160 and 4K resolution, while Xbox Series S will run it at a 1920×1080. PS5 players will still be able to take out the Seed family at 2880×1620 resolution.
From a Ubisoft press release:
Under siege and cut off from the rest of the world in rural Hope County, Montana, by a fanatical doomsday cult, players will need to join forces with residents to create a resistance and liberate the community and themself. Players will have to take to the skies in dogfights against cultists across Big Sky Country; destroy cult supplies with vehicles, explosives, and more; and recruit Guns for Hire from a large cast of characters, or even Fangs for Hire, specialised animals like bears and cougars to complement players’ playstyles whether they’re going in stealthily or forcefully. How players approach each situation and the chaos they create in Far Cry 5 is up to them.
Ubisoft also announced a free weekend for Far Cry 5 from 23rd to 27th March on Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, as well as Windows PC through the Ubisoft Store and the Epic Games Store. Players can also subscribe to Ubisoft+ on PC and Amazon Luna. Players will have access to all the main game content throughout the free weekend and can take advantage of up to 85 percent off Far Cry 5 to continue their adventure.