First of the three announced DLCs for Far Cry 5 has landed and Hours of Darkness takes players to Vietnam, where they'll fight their way out as one Wendell Redler, a lowly soldier who has got his sorry behind stuck behind enemy lines.
You may remember ol' Wendell from Far Cry 5's campaign mode, where you collect his missing lighters. This time around though, you'll play as Wendell in solo or online co-op, trying to rescue captured squad mates, kill as much Viet Cong and North Vietnamese Army and hopefully escape unscaved.
Hours of Darkness brings new gear into Far Cry 5, with Season Pass owners getting vehicles, weapons and customisation options on the image below into the original game. Props to Ubisoft, they really went all Apocalypse Now.
Players who complete Hours of Darkness' Survivor Mode will be granted special loadouts that will make more challenging playthroughs a bit easier. There's also the Action Movie Mode, "where a generous loadout deliver over-the-top action."
Of course, Ubisoft rolled out much more than just a few items for Far Cry 5's Arcade Editor, listing military artillery setups and pieces, bunkers, crashed planes, Vietnamese housing, houses of worship, etc. The two new maps are Inferno and Rolling Thunder.
Hours of Darkness DLC also brings plenty of improvements to Far Cry 5 itself, including new avatar items, special outfits and masks. Needless to say, there are more than a few bug fixes and user interface improvements, the full list of which can be found on Far Cry 5's official website.
This leaves two more DLCs to come for Far Cry 5, the 80s space themed Lost on Mars and what looks like Ubisoft's own take at good ol' Ash with Dead Living Zombies. Do we really need to explain what the last one is about?
The DLC is free for all owners of Far Cry 5 Season Pass across all the platforms. We've got to admit though, nice way to tie in the DLC with the main Far Cry 5 story. Can Ubisoft do it again for the upcoming outlandish themes?