We’ve been seeing teases for Live Events in Far Cry 5‘s menus since launch, and now the first of these activities is finally available. Well Done provides a specific objective to complete while playing and offers unique rewards for completing it during the allotted time; here’s how to access Live Events and what awaits you.
You’ll want to first boot up the game and load up your save. From there, bring up the in-game menu (the one with your map, inventory, and so on) and tab over to the Online area. From here, you can select Live Events, which takes you to a screen that informs you of the current event. You’ll be informed of the objective and be able to accept the quest, which you can then complete as you play normally.
Well Done, as this first Live Event is called, tasks you with killing animals using fire. Provided you don’t have any moral qualms with that, there’s one other wrinkle that stands in your way: You can’t use the two most obvious means for doing this, the flamethrower and molotovs. As a result, you’ll need to rely on things like flame arrows to secure the required number of kills.
The Live Events screen tracks both your personal progression and the community’s progression. A special reward awaits for meeting the threshold with each. Personally, you’ll rack up some Silver Bars once you’ve made some progress; rack up all 20 kills and you’ll get a Prestige flamethrower called Flamebearer. You’ll also earn some Silver Bars as the Far Cry 5 community makes progress on the event; at 150,000 total kills, participants will receive a Flamebearer outfit to wear–and this threshold was passed in less than a day. You’ll have to complete your portion by the time the event ends on Tuesday, April 10.
Live Events are another piece of the long-term content Far Cry 5 promises to offer. Outside of the campaign itself, which is playable in single-player or co-op, there’s also the Far Cry Arcade, where you can create levels or download and play those created by other players. Beyond that, Ubisoft itself also has quite a bit of DLC on the way, and it sounds pretty out there. For more on what to expect from the game, check out our Far Cry 5 review.