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Far Cry 5 Arcade: 7 Things You Should Not Do

Keep it small, keep it cool.

Far Cry 5 offers quite a bit to do in its open world, but its Arcade mode arguably offers even more to keep you occupied. The map editor is quite robust and gives you a ton of tools to create both cooperative and competitive multiplayer maps and modes. However, making a map is the easy part. Making a good map is more difficult and will take a lot of practice.

Luckily, the GameSpot team has identified some common pitfalls and mistakes that can contribute to a custom scenario or arena less than enjoyable. In the video above, we outline seven things that you should avoid doing while building the next great Far Cry map.

Ultimately, success in Arcade comes from a combination of being varied while also keeping the map to a manageable scale. You have be patient and determined to put in the work necessary to sufficiently terraform so that the map has interesting terrain. But you also want to keep the dimensions fairly low, as it's easy to get overwhelmed by larger maps. We discuss these tips and more in the video.

If you're interested in learning about which guns to place on your custom map, be sure to check out our ranking of the 9 best weapons in Far Cry 5. Further, if you're just starting out with Arcade, you can watch our beginner's guide to the map editor here. Finally, players have already made some impressive (and not-so-impressive) creations in Arcade, and we've rounded up a bunch of them here.

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