Co-op progression in Far Cry 5 seems to be bothering lots of players. Namely, the fact there isn’t any is being frowned upon by a lot of people. There’s a lot of confusion around playing with friends, and the entire multiplayer component. We’re going to try and clear things up for you in our Far Cry 5 co-op guide.
How to play with friends
If you want to play as a hired gun, all you have to do is accept an invite from a friend. If you want to host a game, however, there are a few more steps to it:
- Open up the menu (touchpad on PS4, back on Xbox)
- Scroll to the online tab (using R1/RB and L1/LT)
- Select Invite Friends (all the way to the left)
- Choose a friend from your friends list
And that’s all there is to it. However, it might not work as you’d expect.
Coop works much like in Dark Souls (do a shot). One player acts as a host, and they are the only one who actually makes progress. The players who join in order to help out will keep the money, experience and weapons they scavenge, but they won’t retain any mission progress.
A lot of people are complaining about the system across various internet forums – most feel both players should progress through the story at the same time. Although the only downside to this method seems to be the fact that the guest player won’t unlock story trophies, the discontent is palpable.
Ubisoft might react by giving users the option to progress together, but since the system is pretty much the same as it was in the previous game, we highly doubt any changes will be made post release.