Far Cry 6
is currently free to play, with non-paid access to the game winding up on August 8 at 4:00am AEST, across all platforms. This free option also coincides with a Photo Mode contest all players can enter that closes on August 13 at precisely 1:59am AEST.
All game progression gained from the free weekend will carry over to any purchase of the game, which has had a number of updates and content drops since its initial launch in October of 2021. Here's what comes with the Ubisoft
Those who want to continue their fight against Antón Castillo’s regime in Far Cry 6 will keep their game progression and enjoy discounts on the game, Season Pass and DLCs:
- PC via Ubisoft Store: From now until August 16, players can get 60 percent off Standard, Gold and Ultimate editions of the game, 50 percent off the Season Pass and all three DLCs, as well as receive an additional $7.99 AUD credit in their Ubisoft Store account to use towards their next purchase when they pick up Far Cry 6 during the promotional period. More information can be found by visiting: store.ubisoft.com.
- PC via Epic Games Store: From now until August 8, players can get 60 percent off all editions of the game, and 50 percent off the Season Pass and all three DLCs.
- Xbox: From now until August 15, players can get 60 percent off Standard and Gold editions of the game, and 50 percent off the Season Pass.
- PlayStation: From now until August 17, players can get 55 percent off the Deluxe edition** and 60 percent off the Ultimate edition of the game, as part of PlayStation Store’s Summer Sale.
Additionally, Far Cry 6 announced a Photo Mode contest, starting today and ending on August 13 at 1:59 p.m. AEST. To participate, players worldwide*** can use the photo mode feature to post an in-game photo, video or GIF that best captures their “summer vibe” on Twitter, Instagram or TikTok. All entries must include the hashtag #FarCry6FreeWeekendContest for a chance to win exciting prizes, including AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT graphics cards, Far Cry 6 collector figurines, Tobii eye trackers and Corsair headsets. Five winners will be selected by the Far Cry 6 community development team and 10 winners will be randomly selected from all valid submissions. For official rules, please visit: www.FarCry6.com/Contest.
In our review of the game we lauded the its stunning visuals, menacing big bad and the breadth of its content, but also highlighted flawed AI, an aggro animal ecology and a story full of plot holes as glaring negatives.