Far Cry 5 Release Date: Here's When You Can Start Playing On PS4, Xbox One, PC

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Far Cry 5 pre-loading has begun in advance of its March 27 release date, but it isn't yet playable in most places around the world. Ubisoft hasn't shared specific unlock times for the game, but a look at the various digital stores give us an idea of when you can begin playing on PS4, Xbox One, and PC.

According to the PlayStation Store, players in the US on PS4 will be able to begin playing at 12 AM ET on March 27, which is 9 PM tonight for those on the West Coast. The UK store doesn't list an unlock time, but it's safe to assume that it will be at 12 AM BST on Tuesday.

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It's a similar story for Xbox One players. The Xbox Store lists the US release as 12 AM ET on Tuesday, meaning those who aren't on the East Coast can start playing while the calendar still reads Monday. Those in the UK will get in at 12 AM BST on Tuesday.

As for PC, an exact time isn't listed on Steam, but it appears to also be unlocking at 12 AM ET / 5 AM BST on Tuesday, or 9 PM PT tonight. You can have a look at what kind of hardware you'll need to run that version in our breakdown of the system requirements.

You can get an idea of what to expect from the new shooter in our Far Cry 5 review-in-progress and see some late-game action in our stream above. We've also got tips you should know before playing and a look at the game's microtransactions.

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