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Arcade Is Far Cry 5's Map Editor Mode, Features Assassin's Creed Assets

The new map editor will feature assets from previous Far Cry games, Watch Dogs, and Assassin's Creed.


Far Cry 5 is nearly upon us and Ubisoft is getting more liberal with revealing the game's features. The map editor is a feature that stood out in earlier entries in the Far Cry franchise, but it has been absent in more modern titles. The feature is returning in Far Cry 5 under the name Far Cry Arcade and it is shaping up to the biggest and best yet.

What will Shackers create in Far Cry 5 Arcade's map editor?

In Far Cry 5’s Arcade mode, not only will you be making competitive maps for up to 12 competitors, players will be able to create single-player and co-op missions. This will extend the life of Far Cry 5 in a major way, giving owners of the game a constant stream of new content across the different modes created by the devs and by the community. The editor features the most objects to date for the Far Cry franchise (over 9,000 objects), as well. The collection will feature original content from Far Cry 5 as well as assets from Far Cry 4, Far Cry Primal, Watch Dogs, Assassin’s Creed: Black Flag, and Assassin’s Creed: Unity.

There’s going to be a game-to-web platform dedicated to Arcade and it will make it easy to follow your favorite map builders and check out the unique creations that are out in the wild. 

The progression in Arcade will earn you game money and perk points that you can spend in the campaign. There doesn’t seem to be any financial barriers set in place for the map editor and its many assets, but we’ll update as more information is made available.

At least six different updates post-launch are planned that will include new objects to create with. With the game’s editor already containing objects from other franchises, the potential for the post-launch updates is pretty enormous. We wouldn’t be surprised to see some Assassin’s Creed: Origins or Rainbow Six Siege assets in the future. The developers also plan to run events in the Arcade mode every Friday to keep the community engaged.

Far Cry 5 launches March 27 for PS4, Xbox One, and PC. If you're an Amazon Prime subscriber, check out the Inside Eden's Gate prequel.

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