Today, Ubisoft revealed a new co-op mode for the upcoming FPS Far Cry 5. Entitled Friends For Hire, the mode will act as an online co-op mode as you and a friend free Hope County from the Project at Eden’s Gate cult on February 27, 2018 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.
Immediately following the in-game tutorial, Far Cry 5 will be playable via online co-op. All earned experience and inventory items, excluding quest-based items, will carry over following each co-op session. While exploring Montana, each player will see and collect their own loot. However, the host player is the ony player who will keep their story progress.
To help players in their mission to take down the cult, the host player will still be able to recruit “Guns For Hire” or “Fangs for Hire” keeping in mind that you can have up to two buddies, with one being another player, join you in your squad. Far Cry 5 “Friends For Hire” two-player co-op will allow players to explore Hope County and take down the Project at Eden’s Gate in a surprising and chaotic new fashion expanding the possibility of the game’s open world.
It seems like this title is a… far cry from the rest of the series, but it feels like a refreshing take on the franchise. Check out our hands-on of the game, and stay tuned for more news here on Gaming Trend.