Earlier this month, Ubisoft unleashed a free patch for Far Cry 5 that brought it up to "native 60FPS" across Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S and PS5, and as highlighted by Digital Foundry, the results are excellent.
The outlet has been taking an in-depth look at the new patch this week, and it's almost all good news. On Xbox Series X, the game is running at 4K, 60FPS with just a few minor dips / bugs, while the Xbox Series S version is essentially the same, albeit running at a lower 1080p resolution.
"Far Cry 5 was previously playable at 60fps on Xbox Series consoles via FPS Boost. However, both S and X consoles operated at 1440x1080 resolution. Series X now runs at full 4K, while Series S gets a welcome upgrade to full 1920x1080 with no performance penalty."
"Xbox Series S is as robust at 1080p60 as the X version is at 4K60 - a very nice upgrade."
As referenced in the quote above, Far Cry 5 was treated to some improvements via Xbox's FPS Boost feature a couple of years ago, but the new patch is a definite upgrade across the board for Microsoft's current-gen consoles.
Ultimately, all of this is great news if you're an Xbox Series X or Xbox Series S owner, and don't forget that Far Cry 5 is currently included as part of Xbox Game Pass! If you'd rather buy it instead, it's discounted in this week's Xbox sales.
"While Far Cry 5's ninth-gen update has limited scope, the improvements are obvious and give the game a much-appreciated boost to fluidity. This is an excellent time to explore one of the most true-to-life open worlds in video games."