Far Cry 5 is set to be released on February 27th, 2018. To get access to some bonus content before then, you must Pre-Order the game, or purchase the Digital Deluxe Edition, The Gold Edition, or one of the many special editions. Is it worth your money for the bonus content, or even a Pre-Order? Let’s go over what each of these editions offers for bonus content, and compare and contrast on whether it is worth it or not.
The base game without any bonuses already offers quite a bit of content on its own. A huge open world map set in Montana. A large number of weapons and tactics to take out various enemies. The combat will be similar to Far Cry 3 and 4, but with upgraded graphics and new guns. Also, new, you can fly planes, and use planes to fire machine guns and rockets, as well as drop bombs.
Far Cry 5 will make full use of drop in and out co-op, so enjoy playing with your friends. For a complete list of standard edition features, click here to read my overview of Far Cry 5.
Pre Order Bonus:
If you Pre-Order any edition of Far Cry 5 before its February 27th release in 2018, you gain access to the Dooms Day Prepper Pack, which is only available through pre-ordering the game.
As you can see, the Doomsday Prepper Pack is unique cosmetic designs for clothes, a weapon, and vehicle. It will not affect gameplay very much and is just something to look at. Along with the cosmetics, you gain access to extra ammo.
The fact that Ubisoft is offering extra ammo scares me into thinking they will include another one of those horrible loot box systems that are found in so many games today. The last thing I want is to be incentivized into buying loot crates because the game purposefully makes it incredibly hard to get gear and weapons and locks the content behind these loot crates like so many games out there today do. Let’s hope for the best, and it dosesn’t happen.
If you are anxious to get your hands on this game, Pre-Ordering it won’t hurt, as you get extra content just by paying full price for whatever edition you want before the game launches.
The Deluxe Edition:
Far Cry 5 comes with two cosmetic skin packs similar to the Doomsday Prepper Pack. It comes with the Ace Pilot Pack and the Big Game Hunter pack.
The Ace Pilot Pack has in my opinion, awkward skins that remind me of some weapon camo out of Call Of Duty Black Ops 3, and the Big Game Hunter Pack is more geared towards skins based on the wilderness. It does fit the Montana rural vibe, that is for sure. Both packs come with character outfits that you can wear in-game.
I think that the Bow and ATV are unique to editions above the Standard Edition, but I am not sure.
Two unique weapon skins:
You also get access to two cosmetic skins for the Magnum and the AR-C Assault Rifle.
Far Cry 5 deluxe edition also gives you access to the chaos pack, the same pack you get from pre-ordering the game. I’m assuming your ammo doubles if you pre-order the deluxe edition, and you also get access to the explosives pack, which gives you four of the following.
C4, Dynamite, Proximity Mines, and Grenades.
Is The Deluxe Edition Worth it?
With the Deluxe Edition, you are going to be spending about an extra $20 just to receive the cosmetic bonuses that the base game does not provide. If the ATV is not included in the base game, as well as the bow, then there is a better incentive to purchase the Deluxe edition. I have not ever cared about cosmetics in video games, and the max players of online in this game is 4, so I don’t see many purposes in trying to show off to a small crowd. In my opinion, the Deluxe Edition is not worth it!
The Gold Edition:
The Gold Edition, of course, offers everything that the Deluxe Edition provides, with the inclusion of the games Season Pass for all of the DLC, and an exclusive sniper rifle.
Is The Gold Edition worth it?
I, unfortunately, cannot find the price of the Season Pass for Far Cry 5, but going off the model of most AAA games around today, a season pass usually costs around $40. A base game costs $60, then add a $40 season pass, and a game with all its DLC costs $100. The gold edition digitally costs $89.99, so for that alone, it does give the Gold Edition some value.
Adding everything from the Deluxe Edition, such as the cosmetics and ammo packs, that also adds Value to the Gold Edition. So overall, if you are a Far Cry fan, and have been anticipating Far Cry 5, want access to all future DLC updates, then The Gold Edition is worth it even without the added Deluxe Edition content.
In all honesty, my most recommended version of this game is the standard edition. The purchase of the Gold Edition gives you a lot more value for its price just with the season pass inclusion alone, but spending an extra $30 is risky for the season pass. We don’t know how much value the DLC will truly add to the base of the game. Maybe the base game is enough. Maybe some of the DLC will be good, and perhaps other DLC packs will be horrendous.
Will you be getting Far Cry 5, and will you be getting any of the special editions? If you are, leave a comment below, I would love to know which pack you are getting and why!