Far Cry 5 is available to play for free this weekend on Uplay

Try out the latest numbered installment of Far Cry for free this weekend via Uplay and then purchase the full version if you like what you see.


Ready for a trip back to Hope County, Montana? Saddle up for a road trip into Far Cry 5 this weekend, where you'll get to spend some time taking out the cult Eden's Gate as well as its leader Joseph Seed.

You can try out Far Cry 5 for free this weekend only via Uplay if you're interested in giving it a go. No, don't complain, that's a generous offer, right? It's no freebie via Epic Games Store, but it's something. The free weekend begins on Friday, May 29 and runs all the way through Sunday, May 31. You can go ahead and start preloading the game from today via Uplay for PC now.

During the free weekend, you'll be able to play through the game's entire selection base connect and use co-op with anyone who already owns the game. You can get some sweet discounts up to 75% off of all Far Cry PC Standard and Gold Editions until June 2 though, if you've got money burning a hole in your pocket.

Our own Bill Lavoy reviewed Far Cry 5 and awarded it a 7 out of 10. Here's what he thought about it:

"Far Cry 5 was a good game that could have been great. Had Ubisoft not been so concerned with holding my hand, or overwhelming me with clutter to keep me from getting bored, Hope County would have gone down as one of the better open worlds I’ve stepped foot in. The game’s narrative was a great idea that turned out better than I expected, but the value for me with an open world will always be in how much I enjoy existing in it. How motivated am I to explore and discover? With Far Cry 5, there were hints of that, but all too often I was shown the answers. This left me feeling slightly robbed of how I experienced things."

Be sure to check out the game during the free weekend so you can try it without having to spend a cent. If you decide to purchase during this time, you can bring over all of your progress from the free period. If you do try it, let us know what you think.

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From The Chatty
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    May 27, 2020 4:09 PM

    Brittany Vincent posted a new article, Far Cry 5 is available to play for free this weekend on Uplay

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      May 27, 2020 4:12 PM

      Who in their right mind would willingly install and use UPlay?

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        May 27, 2020 4:24 PM

        somebody who wants far cry 5 for free

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        May 27, 2020 6:38 PM

        If you are playing any major Ubisoft game from the last 5 years, you have.

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        May 28, 2020 12:06 AM

        Me. Why not

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        May 28, 2020 12:32 AM

        Everyone who bought Ubisoft games on Steam.

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      May 27, 2020 4:33 PM

      It's not really free if you have to install uPlay though, is it?

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      May 28, 2020 12:04 AM

      uplay is fine, what's everyone's issue with it? complain about the copy/paste far cry worlds or something but the launcher isn't an issue

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        May 28, 2020 12:15 AM

        Man I couldn't play more than first few hours of this game. It's just the same thing as all other Far Cry games, with their paper thin characters and boring objectives. I don't know, something was just missing that should have been there. These games barely changed since Far Cry 3. It felt more like work than game so I uninstalled it. Maybe, one day, when I manage to forget what a modern Far Cry game is, I'll come back to it.

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          May 28, 2020 12:22 AM

          it's the typical ubisoft open world game. build a big world that could actually be interesting and fill it full of trash quests and objectives that make you want to kill yourself. I threw in the towel on any open world ubisoft game years ago.

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