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How expensive are Far Cry 5’s microtransactions?

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Far Cry 5 Ubisoft

Far Cry 5 has one of the better economies we’ve seen in big releases lately, with items and weapons that can be purchased with in-game currency or by buying silver bars with real cash. The good news is that the economy feels perfect, bordering on generous with unlocks and cash, even if you ignore the real-money options available in the menu.

But how much will things cost if you decide to pay for some of the premium currency? We can take a closer look at the real-world prices of some of these items now that the game is live and the store has been updated with the bundles of silver bars

The least expensive bundle gets you 500 bars for $4.99, which puts the price at 100 bars per dollar. The most expensive bundle costs $49.99 but gets you 5,000 bars plus 2,250 “bonus” bars, which means you’re getting a price of 145 bars per dollar. There are some other options in the middle, but those are the extremes.

Buying silver bars in Far Cry 5 Ubisoft Montreal/Ubisoft

So you can buy:

  • 500 bars for $4.99
  • 1,000 bars plus 50 “bonus” for $9.99
  • 2,000 bars plus 400 “bonus” for $19.99
  • 3,500 bars plus 1,050 “bonus” for $34.99
  • 5,000 plus 2,250 “bonus” for $49.99

The cost for “prestige” weapons and vehicles, the few brightly-colored items that can be purchased with silver bars or in-game currency, tops out at 500 silver bars. So the most expensive item we could find in the store is $5, assuming you’re buying your bars in bundles of 500. The price goes down to $3.45 if you’ve purchased the largest bundle of gold bars.

The in-campaign stores list the value for prestige items in both virtual cash and silver bars
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Only a few items in the store are 500 bars, however, with most selling for 200 to 400 bars. It’s also worth pointing out that silver bars can found just by playing the game; I had 140 bars when I finished the story, and I wasn’t even really looking for them.

The prices seem a bit high, but the prestige weapons are just cosmetic options of weapons you can buy without spending any money, and the entire real-money economy can be ignored completely without it hurting your enjoyment of the game. The majority of in-game items can’t be purchased using silver bars.

It’s nice to know what things cost, but I was never tempted to drop any cash during my time with the game. I doubt many people will.