Far Cry 5 is a great game on its own, but these creative mods add something special to it.
By Ritwik Mitra
Updated Jun 20, 2021
The Far Cry series is one of Ubisoft’s more treasured franchises.?Fans are waiting with bated breath for the sixth game in the series to rear its head after a brilliant trailer that featured the likeness of none other than the great Giancarlo Esposito. However, until this title is released, fans need to be patient and bide their time with Far Cry 5, which isn’t exactly all that bad a compromise either.
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Most people consider Far Cry 5 to be one of Ubisoft’s greatest games, featuring the most polished open-world systems that Ubisoft had been honing in their previous games to make for a seamless and enjoyable experience. However,?for those bored of playing the same game over and over again, here are some of the best mods to make playing Far Cry 5 on PC even more enjoyable.
Updated on June 20th, 2021 by Ritwik Mitra:?The Far Cry series is easily one of the best gaming franchises of all time, with the fifth game arguably being the best title from a gameplay perspective. Everything from the traversal to the combat has been polished, allowing gamers to experience one of the most chaotic open-world titles of all time. With the release of Far Cry 6 on the horizon, players who want a taste of the Far Cry series can definitely play the latest title as of now. The following mods make the experience even better.
For the most part, the instructions for installing each Far Cry 5 mod will be mentioned on the mod page itself. However, keep the following things in mind while installing these Far Cry 5 mods.
Always keep a backup of?the game files. Modding can be a tricky business at times, and there can be several instances where installing multiple mods can cause errors in the game’s code. In these instances, bringing the game’s files back to their vanilla version will be a huge help.
Check for potential conflicts. More often than not, mod pages will have information on whether their mods conflict with other popular ones. Always keep an eye out for this information?to avoid?any potential hiccups and frustrations while installing mods for Far Cry 5.
Follow the installation instructions to the letter.?It’s impossible to stress enough just how important it is to follow instructions while installing mods. Even the slightest misstep can cause the game to crash, glitch, or just feel off.
A simple mod that increases customization options, this Far Cry 5 mod accomplished exactly what is stated in its name. It adds more options for players to choose their head and clothing. Keep in mind that this mod requires that?players have already installed the Far Cry 5 Resistance Mod, one of the most important mods for the game.
It’s a rather simple mod, but an important one for players who value customization and want a variety of options to choose from when it comes to enhancing their immersion. Speaking of which…
Another way for players to improve their customization options in the game is to download this mod for Far Cry 5 that increases the number of options players have to choose from when it comes to their hairstyles, beards, and hair color.
Using this?mod in tandem with the one mentioned above will?allow for a much greater degree of immersion. It’s a big step in allowing players to genuinely create the character they want.
One of the simpler?mods for players who value total immersion over anything else, it should be obvious as to what the Toggle HUD mod?does in the game.
With this mod, the player can toggle their HUD on or off in the game. It also allows players to stop lootable items from flashing — although that could make things somewhat inconvenient at times.
Players who want to micromanage each and every part of their traversal options can definitely be aided by the Adjustable Speeds mod for Far Cry 5. This mod?allows players to select the exact speed at which they want to traverse while walking or swimming.
Keep in mind that this mod is somewhat experimental as compared to some of the other stuff on this list. This means that players might find some of the results after downloading this mod to be slightly…odd.
A problem that most people have with Far Cry 5 is the fact that the FOV is too restrictive. The guns that the player carries end up occupying way too much space on the screen as well.
The Viewmodel-FOV-Mod aims to rectify this by increasing the FOV ,while also ensuring that this central alignment of the player’s gun doesn’t end up taking too much room.
For gun nuts who want Far Cry 5 to deliver the most optimal experience possible, the Better Ballistics mod is highly recommended.
This mod ends up taking everything into account, ranging from the size of the magazine to the actual fire rates of most weapons. It integrates all of this into the main game to provide a more realistic experience when it comes to the weapons in the game.
While having more accurate ballistics might be a great thing, one can’t deny that modifying weapons to make them pack more of a punch sounds like a way better idea.
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This is where the?Competent Weapons mod comes into the picture. By integrating this mod, players can improve the damage of accuracy of the pistols, shotguns, rifles, SMGs, sniper rifles, LMGs, and any other weapons along the same lines in the game.
Boomer might take up the role of the goodest boy around in Far Cry 5. Still,?some gamers couldn’t help but want this canine to be slightly more fierce.
For these people, this Wolf Companion mod is the perfect fit. It allows players to choose from a wolf skin that suits their fancy, integrating the same into the games. With this mod, Boomer actually looks like a canine that will bite down anything in his path.
Perks might not be all that hard to come by in Far Cry 5. Yet,?there’s bound to be a gamer or two who ends up panicking and overthinking the most optimal manner possible to spend these perk points.
To help these players out, this mod makes it so that the game is more generous when it comes to its perk point system. That way, players can easily spend their perk points without having to worry about making any mistakes.
The world of Hope Country can be quite beautiful in its own right, yet one can’t help but wonder how this area would look if the seasons happened to change. Well, modders have that base covered.
With this mod, the player can transform Hope Country into a summer paradise that could’ve been extremely serene and calming to explore – had it not been for the mad cultists who were trying to hunt them down.
However, if summer isn’t exactly what the player had in mind when it came to choosing a season, then there’s a Winter Hope County mod as well!
True to its name, this mod transforms Hope Country into a wintry wonderland that is an absolute treat to explore. Seeing Hope County with such a fresh coat of paint easily makes the act of installing this mod completely worth it.
There were a ton of weapons in Far Cry 5 that didn’t make the final cut.?However, that was no problem for modders, who quickly fished out these files and integrated them in the base game for everyone to enjoy.
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The Unreleased Variety mod?adds additional weapons to the game while making certain camouflages available to the player as well. The most notable change this mod makes to the game is altering the weapon Jacob Seed shoots with. Now, Jacob will use a?unique MBP.50 that sets its targets on fire.
The speed at which players can accrue Resistance Points in Far Cry 5 is quite staggering. Most areas in the game don’t even need to be explored to reach the level of Resistance Points required to liberate the region.
For people who want to savor Far Cry 5 for all its worth,?the?Redemption mod will serve as a perfect way to do so. This mod drastically lessens the number of Resistance Points that can be gained after a particular action, meaning that players will have to go out of their way to do everything possible in a particular region in order to liberate it once and for all.
However, most people argue that the Redemption mod can make things way too grindy in Far Cry 5. For?players?who want more control over the rate at which Resistance points are gained, they can go for the Resistance mod instead.
Tthe ability to customize the RP system is only the surface of what this mod makes possible. It integrates a bunch of QoL changes and allows players to roam around in areas that were inaccessible before, with the most notable being the St. Francis Veterans Center. Normally, approaching this area in the base game caused “Only You” to play before the player passed out. But with this mod, this area actually becomes accessible.
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