Ubisoft is having a massive Far Cry celebration on Xbox this week, with the highlight being the inclusion of Far Cry 5 in a free weekend trial from August 5 at 2pm to August 9 at 9pm ("your local time").

You'll be able to give the 2018 first-person shooter a try to see whether it merits a purchase, and if you want to pre-load it ahead of time, don't forget you can use the Xbox mobile app to grab all 46.4 GB right now.

Xbox is also hosting a special Far Cry Franchise Sale on Xbox for the next week, featuring Far Cry 5 which is available right now at a whopping 85% off. We'll be rounding up all the deals on Pure Xbox later today, so stay tuned for that!

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