Ubisoft has announced that Far Cry 6 will be receiving a Stranger Things crossover event starting on Thursday, March 24th. The DLC is called The Vanishing and coincides with a FC6 free weekend of play that will run from Thursday, March 24 through Sunday, March 27th. Preloading of the game client is already open for those looking to give the game a try over the weekend.
The Stranger Things mission is rather shrouded in secrecy as is appropriate. The teaser trailer and information on the site reveal very little about what players can expect. However, Stranger Things fans will immediately recognize the Gorgon who is obviously making an appearance in the DLC. We’ll have to wait till tomorrow to learn more.
The Vanishing will bring a stealth-horror-survival gameplay experience to Far Cry players for the first time with mysterious characters and new lore. In The Vanishing, players will enter a twisted version of Yara inspired by the Upside-Down, where Dani discovers that Yarans are disappearing and no one is safe – not even Chorizo. Players will be able to explore Stranger Things-inspired locations, such as a hidden bunker and an abandoned laboratory. Dani’s mission – with new skins for a flamethrower and shotgun – is to search for Chorizo and find out what happened to the abducted Yarans.
The free weekend is a golden opportunity for FC6 fans who’ve been on the fence about purchasing the game to give it a try. All progress made during the 4-day trial will be retained if a player chooses to purchase the game which is, not coincidentally, on sale for 50% off for the base game and 35% off the Season Pass throughout the event.
Check out the Far Cry 6 official site to learn more.