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Far Cry 5
Far Cry 5 cover
Developers
Ubisoft Montreal
Ubisoft Toronto
Ubisoft Kiev
Ubisoft Shanghai
Ubisoft Reflections
Publishers
Ubisoft
Engines
Dunia 2
Release dates
Windows March 27, 2018
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

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 site
Official forum
Ubisoft Support for Far Cry 5
Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
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Windows
Amazon.com
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Deluxe and Gold editions also available
Windows
GamersGate
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Deluxe and Gold editions also available
Windows
Gamesplanet
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Windows
Green Man Gaming
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Deluxe and Gold editions also available
Windows
Humble Store
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Deluxe and Gold editions also available
Windows
Origin
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Gold Edition also available
Windows
Steam
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Deluxe and Gold editions also available
Windows
Uplay
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Deluxe Edition, Gold Edition.
Gold Edition included with Uplay+.
Windows
All versions require Uplay, Denuvo Anti-Tamper, and VMProtect DRM.[2]

Version differences[edit]

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.

Downloadable content (DLC) and expansions

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

Essential improvements[edit]

Skip intro videos[edit]

Use the Easy Anti-Cheat bypass which includes a no intro patch[3]

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Games\Far Cry 5\
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/552520/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows <Uplay-folder>\savegames\<user-id>\1803\
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/552520/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Origin
Steam Cloud
Uplay

Video settings[edit]

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

Ultra-widescreen[edit]

Remove black bars in cutscenes[5]
  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)[edit]

Default FOV is locked at 60° for multi-monitor resolutions and when using ladders. Follow the steps below to fix.
This hack requires bypassing the Easy Anti-Cheat protection; it's recommended to play in offline mode in Steam and Uplay to avoid being banned.
Unlock FOV limitations[6]
  1. Disable Easy Anti-Cheat for 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)

Input settings[edit]

Keyboard settings.
Keyboard settings.
Controller input settings.
Controller input settings.
Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Remapping
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
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
DualShock 4 controllers
Haptic feedback and light bar not supported in wireless mode.
DualShock button prompts
Light bar support
Represents health bar. Flashes red when low on health.
Connection modes V1, Wired, Wireless
Tracked motion controllers
Generic/other controllers
See Ubisoft support page for officially supported DirectInput devices.
Button prompts
Additional information
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
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[edit]

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

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Arabic
Simplified Chinese
Traditional Chinese
Czech
Dutch
French
German
Italian
Japanese
Korean
Polish
Brazilian Portuguese
Russian
Spanish

Network[edit]

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
Matchmaking
Versus only: Includes automatic matchmaking (not skill based) and lobby browser.
Peer-to-peer
Dedicated
Self-hosting
Direct IP

Ports

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[edit]

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 component of the game prevents unknown third-party tools from injecting themselves in the game. This protection can be disabled, which allows the use of said tools.

Use modified EasyAntiCheat_x64.dll[3]
  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[5]
  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[edit]

3D modes Native Notes
vorpX
G3D
User created profile, see here
Devices Native Notes
Tobii Eye Tracking

Issues resolved[edit]

FPS drops with CPU bottlenecking[edit]

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.
Lock FPS in game options to your max achievable value[9]

Very low FPS with 99% GPU usage[edit]

Use Reshade and Rinput injectors together[10]
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 .

Stuttering[edit]

(AMD) Turn on Enhanced Sync in Radeon Overlay (Alt+R) or GPU control panel.[9]

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

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

Middleware[edit]

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

System requirements[edit]

Windows
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.

Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 File/folder structure within this directory reflects the path(s) listed for Windows and/or Steam game data (use Wine regedit to access Windows registry paths). Games with Steam Cloud support may store data in ~/.steam/steam/userdata/<user-id>/552520/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (552520) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References