Say goodbye to America and say good morning to Vietnam in Far Cry 5’s upcoming DLC: Hours of Darkness. The dark, humid jungles infested with “gooks” spell out danger, but not for Hope County’s Wendell “Red” Redler, who must rescue his imprisoned squadmates and survive long enough to reach the extraction point.
If you happen to game on PC, PS4, or Xbox One do know that on June 5th you will be able to snag Far Cry 5: Hours of Darkness DLC. Assuming the role of Wendell Redler, you must go on a dangerous mission to rescue your imprisoned squadmates and hold out long enough to extract. Moreover, new weapons and modes join the lush scenery of Vietnam, too:
“Escape from behind enemy lines in war-torn Vietnam and get your squad to the extraction zone! Far Cry 5: Hours of Darkness will be available on June 5th, 2018.
The setting isn’t all that’s changed. Hours of Darkness will introduce new weapons, like the Vietnam-era M16, SVD sniper rifle, and M60 machine gun, all of which can be taken back to Far Cry 5’s main campaign as well. Along with your new arsenal, you’ll get the ability to call in bombing airstrikes, as well as the new Survival Instinct feature, which grants up to four temporary perks for players racking up stealth kills.”
The official teaser trailer for Hours of Darkness can be seen right here thanks to Ubisoft’s YouTube channel.
After beating Hours of Darkness, you will be able to unlock two modes: Survivor Mode, and Action Movie Mode. the former mode (Survivor Mode) strips down your weaponry and beefs up the difficulty to provide a hardcore experience. The latter mode (Action Movie Mode) offers additional weapons slots and enhances the airstrike ability.
Furthermore, if you don’t have the DLC installed, Hours of Darkness, you will still have access to all Vietnam-themed assets in Far Cry Arcade starting on May 24th.
Lastly, if you want to explore the sounds of Hour of Darkness before it launches on June 5th, you can pick up the soundtrack starting today. Additionally, the OST is composed by Wade MacNeil and Andrew Gordon Macpherson, with help from Kim Uyen Le.
You can access Hours of Darkness by picking up the Season Pass and Gold Editions of Far Cry 5, or you can purchase Hours of Darkness as a standalone DLC for $11.99 as noted on news.ubisoft.com.