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Far Cry 5

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Far Cry 5
Far Cry 5 cover
Ubisoft Montreal
Ubisoft Toronto
Ubisoft Kiev
Ubisoft Shanghai
Ubisoft Reflections
Dunia 2
Release dates
Windows March 27, 2018
Metacritic 78
OpenCritic 82
Monetization One-time game purchase, DLC
Microtransactions Time-limited
Modes Singleplayer, Multiplayer
Perspectives First-person
Genres FPS, Action, Adventure
Art styles Realistic
Series Far Cry
Far Cry 5 on HowLongToBeat
Far Cry 5 on IGDB
Far Cry 5 on MobyGames
Far Cry 5 on Wikipedia
Far Cry
Far Cry 2004
Far Cry 2 2008
Far Cry 3 2012
Far Cry 3 Blood Dragon 2013
Far Cry 4 2014
Far Cry Primal 2016
Far Cry 5 2018
Far Cry New Dawn 2019
Far Cry 6 2021

Key points

HD textures released with update 1.11.[1]
PC version features advanced map editor and in-game benchmark.

General information

PC Report
Official forum
Ubisoft Support for Far Cry 5
Steam Community Discussions


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
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Gold Edition also available.
Epic Games Store
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Gold Edition also available.
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Gold Edition also available.
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Gold Edition also available.
Green Man Gaming
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Gold Edition also available.
Humble Store
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Deluxe Edition and Gold Edition also available.
Microsoft Store
Microsoft Store
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Included exclusively with Xbox Game Pass for PC.
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Ubisoft Store
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Gold Edition also available.
Gold Edition included with Ubisoft+.
Origin (unavailable)
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Gold Edition is also available.
All versions require Ubisoft Connect, Denuvo Anti-Tamper, and VMProtect DRM.[2]

Version differences

The Deluxe Edition includes additional weapons, explosives, vehicles, and skins.
The Gold Edition includes all Deluxe content, the Season Pass and an exclusive sniper rifle.


DLC and expansion packs

Name Notes
Season Pass
Ace Pilot Pack Included in the Deluxe and Gold editions.
Big Game Hunter Pack Included in the Deluxe and Gold editions.
Chaos Pack Included in the Deluxe and Gold editions.
Dead Living Zombies
Deluxe Pack A bundle that includes: Ace Pilot Pack, Big Game Hunter Pack, Chaos Pack, Doomsday Prepper Pack and Explosive Pack.
Doomsday Prepper Pack Available by preordering any edition of the game.
Explosive Pack Included in the Deluxe and Gold editions.
Hours of Darkness
Lost On Mars

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Games\Far Cry 5\*.xml
Microsoft Store
Steam Play (Linux) <SteamLibrary-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/552520/pfx/[Note 1]
The main configuration file is gamerprofile.xml

Save game data location

System Location
Ubisoft Connect <Ubisoft-Connect-folder>\savegames\<user-id>\1803\
Steam <Ubisoft-Connect-folder>\savegames\<user-id>\4311\
Steam Play (Linux) <SteamLibrary-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/552520/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing


Graphics settings.
Graphics settings.
Video settings.
Video settings.
Advanced settings.
Advanced settings.

Graphics feature State WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
FOV cannot be changed by default; see Field of view (FOV) to fix.
Cutscenes are pillarboxed to 16:9; see Ultra-widescreen to fix. Another option is RoseTheFlower's bundled fix.
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
60° to 120° horizontal. See Field of view (FOV).
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
A higher quality filtering can be achieved by forcing it in the GPU control panel.[3]
Anti-aliasing (AA)
SMAA, TAA and SSAA via Render Scale setting.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
Menu is capped to 60fps
High dynamic range display (HDR)
Color blind mode
UI colors are changed.


Remove black bars in cutscenes[4]
  1. Go to <path-to-game>\bin\.
  2. Open FC_m64.dll with a hex editor such as HxD.
  3. Go to offset 3F867A0.
  4. Change 00 00 10 41 to 00 00 40 40.

Field of view (FOV)

Default FOV is locked at 60° for multi-monitor resolutions and when using ladders. Follow the steps below to fix.
Use RoseTheFlower's fix
  1. Download the fix.
  2. Unpack the files to the \bin\ folder inside the game directory.
Unlock FOV limitations[5]
  1. Disable Easy Anti-Cheat for the game. (EAC as been removed from the game)
  2. Download FC5 Unlock FOV.
  3. Copy Unlock_FOV.exe to <path-to-game>\bin\.
  4. Run Unlock_FOV.exe and apply patch to FC_m64.dll. It's recommended to backup FC_m64.dll before patching.
  5. Run the game and setup your desired FOV in the game menu.

Note: Keep in mind that sometimes changing the FOV to 90 and higher in multi-monitor mode MAY cause water flickering when moving too fast (by plane etc)


Keyboard settings.
Keyboard settings.
Controller input settings.
Controller input settings.

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Tab and Caps Lock can't be rebound. When using binoculars, "Toggle Interface" is hardcoded to E.
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller support
Full controller support
Editor requires mouse and keyboard.
Controller remapping
Controller sensitivity
Controller Y-axis inversion
Controller types
XInput-compatible controllers
Xbox button prompts
Impulse Trigger vibration
PlayStation controllers
Haptic feedback and light bar not supported in wireless mode.
PlayStation button prompts
Light bar support
Represents health bar. Flashes red when low on health.
Adaptive trigger support
DualSense haptic feedback support
Connection modes
, Wired, Wireless (Bluetooth)
Generic/other controllers
See Ubisoft support page for officially supported DirectInput devices.
Button prompts
Additional information
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Digital movement supported
Simultaneous controller+KB/M
When driving, moving the mouse tends to set pad controls to default/ground (i.e. if a trigger is set to accelerate, it'll be set to shoot while the mouse is moving, potentially causing problems)


Audio settings.
Audio settings.

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Master, Voice Chat
Surround sound
Up to 7.1 output.[7]
Speaker names not displayed, background dialogues not subtitled. Background for subtitles available.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Royalty free audio
Missions have licensed music


Language UI Audio Sub Notes
Simplified Chinese
Traditional Chinese
Brazilian Portuguese
Fan translation, Rockerdem.


Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local play
LAN play
Online play
12 Co-op, Versus
2 player Co-op, up to 12 players in Versus

Connection types

Type Native Notes
Versus only: Includes automatic matchmaking (not skill based) and lobby browser.
Direct IP


Protocol Port(s) and/or port range(s)
TCP 443, 6005-6190
UDP 9000, 9103, 12000, 11110, 11115
This game supports Universal Plug and Play (UPnP) for automatic port configuration.

Disable Easy Anti-Cheat

Online functionality might be affected. Play offline to prevent the risk of an account ban.
Also skips the intro videos of the game.

The embedded Easy Anti-Cheat has been removed from the game.

Use modified EasyAntiCheat_x64.dll
  1. Download the latest version of the EAC bypass.
  2. Go to <path-to-game>\bin and rename EACLaunch.exe to EACLaunch.exe.bak.
  3. Go to <path-to-game>\bin\EasyAntiCheat and rename EasyAntiCheat_x64.dll to EasyAntiCheat_x64.dll.bak.
  4. Extract the downloaded archive to <path-to-game>\bin\EasyAntiCheat.
  5. Third-party stuff will now be able to properly hook or inject into the game.
Disable EAC in FC_m64.dll[4]
  1. Go to <path-to-game>\bin\.
  2. Open FC_m64.dll with a hex editor such as HxD.
  3. Find bytes 40 55 53 56 57 41 56 48 8D AC 24 B0 FD FF FF.
  4. Change to B0 01 C3 56 57 41 56 48 8D AC 24 B0 FD FF FF.

VR support

3D modes State Notes
User created profile, see here
Tobii Eye Tracking

Issues resolved

FPS drops with CPU bottlenecking

Change FarCry5.exe priority process to high[8]
In case off "Access Denied" error use the Easy Anti-Cheat bypass or see this Reddit post.
Try to change process priority on splash screen to avoid task switching and connected with it later stuttering in this game if exist.
Lock FPS in game options to your max achievable value or just 60 FPS[9]

Can't reverse in car, nor descend in helicopter

Disable Steam Input[10]
  1. Right-click the game on Steam, go to Properties.
  2. Click on the Controller tab.
  3. Under Override for Far Cry 5, set in the drop down menu Disable Steam Input

Very low FPS with 99% GPU usage

Use ReShade and Rinput injectors together[11]
Fix for cards like HD 7870/R9 270 and low details.
In case of game error of injecting see Easy Anti-Cheat bypass.
In case of FPS drops after using map, disable ReShade by pressing 0 (you can bind the key in injector menu, beginning from version 4.x, by "home" key) or press Alt+Tab .
Sometimes ReShade's dxgi.dll may cause crash on application launch. Restart the system to fix it.


(AMD) Turn on Enhanced Sync in Radeon Overlay (Alt+R) or GPU control panel.[9]
Turn on Dynamic Resolution in game options to 30 FPS (it won't limit FPS itself)
Turn on Game Mode on Windows 10

Very High CPU Temperature

Change Maximum Processor State[12]
This issue mostly occurs on AMD Ryzen X3D Processors.
  1. Open Control Panel.
  2. Select "View by: Large icons" and click on Power Options.
  3. Either Create a new power plan or change plan settings of an existing power plan.
  4. Click on advanced power options, then unfold Processor power management, then maximum processor state, and change the Setting from 100% to 99%.

Other information


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 11
Shader Model support 5
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes


Middleware Notes
Physics Havok
Audio Wwise, Speex
Interface Adobe Flash
Anti-cheat Easy Anti-Cheat [13]


Resistance Mod

Adds unused and E3 content (such as HUD, Weapons, Healing Animation and Knife Takedown), multiple QoLs (such as FOV modifier and removing startup videos), improvements over vanilla game and much more.
Every change in the mod is optional and can be chosen individually.
Requires the Far Cry Mod Installer.

System requirements

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 7 SP1
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i5-2400 3.1 GHz
AMD FX-6300 3.5 GHz
System memory (RAM) 8 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 40 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce GTX 670
AMD Radeon R9 270
2 GB of VRAM
DirectX 11 compatible
Shader model 5.0 support
A 64-bit operating system is required.
These recommended specs are for 1080p 60 FPS. 4K at 30 FPS is noted with (4K 30) and 4K 60 FPS is noted with (4K 60), and can be found at the official website.


  1. 1.0 1.1 Notes regarding Steam Play (Linux) data:


  1. Patch Notes - Title Update 11 - September 27 - last accessed on 2019-08-16
  2. END USER LICENCE AGREEMENT - last accessed on May 2023
  3. HardOCP: Far Cry 5 Video Card Image Quality Review - last accessed on 2019-08-16
  4. 4.0 4.1 Far Cry 5 | WSGF
  5. View topic - Far Cry 5 Eyefinity/Surround FoV | WSGF
  6. Verified by User:Lok on 2021-05-05
    Tested with xbox series x controller and xbox one v3 controller in both wireless and wired mode.
  7. PC Gaming Surround Sound Round-up - last accessed on May 2023
  8. Poor perfomance on FAR CRY 5, gtx 1070 i54690 - PC Gaming - Linus Tech Tips - last accessed on 2019-10-27
  9. 9.0 9.1 Verified by User:Deton24 on 2019-10-24
  10. Far Cry 5 reverse car, descend (plane/helicopter ) issue fixed - last accessed on 2019-05-10
  11. Verified by User:deton24 on 2018-12-10
    Tested on X5460 with 30-37 FPS
  12. very high cpu temps in far cry 5 (7800x3d) - last accessed on December 2023
  13. Easy Anti-Cheat - last accessed on May 2023