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Mods are great, but sometimes level editors are even better. Giving players full control over crafting their own levels and experience with much more user friendly drag-and-drop systems than the hard to master game engines and coding languages. Arguably one of the best in the industry is the Far Cry level editor, more specifically the Half-Life: Alyx’s opening area just goes to prove it.
Far Cry New Dawn has landed with a damper squib than Ubisoft was expecting. The sales charts for the UK see Far Cry ReShade New Dawn narrowly take the top spot, although the post-apocalyptic shooter’s opening weekend was 86.5% down compared to Far Cry 5 and, in a fairer comparison, just a quarter of Far Cry Primal’s launch.
Apologies for yesterday's streaking pitch invaders who delayed the kick-off. Frostpunk and Two Point were finally caught and escorted from the premises before God of War and Battlefield V could launch into each other. All's well that ends well though, and God of War gave BFV an absolute tonking. It's our first finalist, now it's time to crown our next semi-final winner as RDR2 takes on Far Cry 5.
And so with a tear in the eye, we wave goodbye to Assassin's Creed Odyssey. Alexios/Kasandra, it was nice knowing you but Dutch Van Der Linde has put you out of your misery. Red Dead Redemption 2 has booked a place in the semis, but who will it face? It's time for the next round as MonHun World takes on Far Cry 5.
Looking down my PS4 friends list this weekend, I began to get the picture that Spider-Man was a very good deal. It was just a parade of people playing Spider-Man with a smattering of the Battlefield V beta. Stellar reviews combined with a Marvel license has seen Spider-Man explode the sales charts, becoming the fastest-selling game in the UK this year.
Far Cry 5 is one of the bestselling games of 2018 so far and Ubisoft continues to roll out impressive support for the open-world shooter, including additional expansions and title updates. The next major patch for Far Cry 5 is due to drop later today, adding in an array of new features including a lobby browser for Multiplayer Arcade, a new Photo Mode, and polishing up a few potential causes of game crashes.
Far Cry isn’t a series that’s afraid of jarring thematic changes, but heading from rural 21st-century Montana to the jungles of war-torn Vietnam is a stretch, even by this series’ lofty standards.
Somehow Ubisoft managed to almost sneak this out without me noticing, but the first PC patch for Far Cry 5 has arrived. While Far Cry 5 ran brilliantly in our benchmark tests, I know a few folks have struggled a little with uneven performance. Far Cry 5 Title Update 4 should help tackle PC performance, including crashes, general stability issues, and a few minor problems with the online co-op. It's not clear how we've got to Update 4 already, but rest assured this is the first patch released for Far Cry 5 since its launch.
Nothing stops the Ubisoft hit factory, it seems. Far Cry 5 has been breaking records in the week since its launch, becoming the fastest selling Far Cry game of all time. With Ubisoft’s overall pantheon, Far Cry 5 has had the second biggest launch ever, behind Tom Clancy’s The Division in 2016. Interestingly, the total split across all platforms was more than 50% in favour of digital, which is very unusual for AAA retail game.
We're in gaming drought territory, ladies and gents. But what better way to haul yourself out of this than with a brand spanking new game. Far Cry 5 launched earlier this week to rave reviews, and we've got a copy to give away to a GD'er. The winner will be able to pick from PC copies of Far Cry 5, Total War: Thrones of Britannia or State of Decay 2.
Ubisoft can’t let a good gag go a-wastin’, so we probably shouldn't be surprised that the hidden ending trick from Far Cry 4 returns in Far Cry 5, nor that it's activated in pretty much the exact same way.