If you like Far Cry and Netflix’s Stranger Things, do I have some news for you. Far Cry 6 is going free for a weekend to celebrate the release of its Stranger Things collaboration. You can download and play the game for no cost starting today. It’ll last until March 27, and if you want to play more, Ubisift is currently running a sale on the game.
It will be free to try, but you’re probably more curious how the Far Cry 6 x Stranger Things collab even works. The mission is called “The Vanishing,” and you can play it solo or in co-op. Free of your gear and your faithful pup, Chorizo, you make your way through a lab to try and close the gate to the Upside Down. You’re armed with a pistol and a knife, and have to use stealth while you hunt down better weapons. There’s a special shotgun in the mix that fires incendiary shells, for when stealth takes a back seat. Regular owners of Far Cry 6 also get the mission for free.
Stranger Things has seen collabs before, but the Far Cry 6 mission does look kind of cool. In the trailer, we see Dani getting chased by a Demogorgon while trying to avoid the gaze of The Mind Flayer. It also looks like these things are occurring while inside the Upside Down, so there’s plenty of spooky environments in the mix.
Don’t get caught
If you don’t have Far Cry 6 and want to continue on after it’s free, Ubisoft is holding a sale. You can pick up the game for half off at both the Ubisoft Store, the Epic Games Store, and Stadia. For Ubi, it’s part of the Spring Sale. The Stadia sale will end on March 31.
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