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Far Cry 2 DLC Incoming, Already

Scarcely a month after Ubi Montreal's African merc shooter hit shelves, more weapons, vehicles, and maps are on the way sometime next week.

Insert extreme ATV-related joke here.
Far Cry 2 is still hot off the presses, and Ubisoft is already prepping some new downloadable content to be released "by the end of November." The Fortune's Pack DLC will run you 800 Microsoft points on Marketplace or 9.99 You-Ess-Dees on the PlayStation Store.

So what's in this thing? Here's the list, straight out the release.

Single-Player Mode


Three brand-new weapons
  • Silenced shotgun
  • Sawed-off shotgun
  • Crossbow

Two new vehicles
  • Unimog
  • Quad

Multiplayer Mode


Four new exciting maps
  • Cheap Labor
  • Last Resort
  • Lake Smear
  • Fort Fury

New single-player weapons and vehicles also available in multiplayer

Seems like a decent chunk of new stuff for your 10 bones, but as someone who's already finished the single-player campaign, that small handful of new guns and vehicles isn't really compelling me to get back in and keep tearing it up in the African merc scene. I guess if you're going for more achievements or you want to take out every last side mission, this could inject some good variety as you continue to grind. I didn't feel like the on-disc arsenal was lacking in the first place, though. It also seems a little weird to offer new multiplayer maps when the game ships with a pretty solid map editor that anyone can use, but then I bet these maps are way better than anything players are going to create anytime soon.

Far Cry 2 shipped a month ago, almost to the day, so this certainly looks like the sort of content that was at least being worked on--if not already finished--prior to release. Maybe it's trite at this point to get incensed about having to cough up more cash for content that arguably could have been included on the disc for freebies, but you know, whatevers. It's Friday. Additional paid content for all!

EDIT: The press release makes no mention of this content coming to the PC version; I'm guessing it won't. PC DLC is still a dicey proposition for publishers due to piracy and lack of control. It seems like you have to make a choice: Put it out for free on the PC and neglect the consoles, Valve-style, or put it out for pay on the consoles and skip the PC, everyone-else-style. Let's find a happy medium, people!

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Posted by Brad
Insert extreme ATV-related joke here.
Far Cry 2 is still hot off the presses, and Ubisoft is already prepping some new downloadable content to be released "by the end of November." The Fortune's Pack DLC will run you 800 Microsoft points on Marketplace or 9.99 You-Ess-Dees on the PlayStation Store.

So what's in this thing? Here's the list, straight out the release.

Single-Player Mode


Three brand-new weapons
  • Silenced shotgun
  • Sawed-off shotgun
  • Crossbow

Two new vehicles
  • Unimog
  • Quad

Multiplayer Mode


Four new exciting maps
  • Cheap Labor
  • Last Resort
  • Lake Smear
  • Fort Fury

New single-player weapons and vehicles also available in multiplayer

Seems like a decent chunk of new stuff for your 10 bones, but as someone who's already finished the single-player campaign, that small handful of new guns and vehicles isn't really compelling me to get back in and keep tearing it up in the African merc scene. I guess if you're going for more achievements or you want to take out every last side mission, this could inject some good variety as you continue to grind. I didn't feel like the on-disc arsenal was lacking in the first place, though. It also seems a little weird to offer new multiplayer maps when the game ships with a pretty solid map editor that anyone can use, but then I bet these maps are way better than anything players are going to create anytime soon.

Far Cry 2 shipped a month ago, almost to the day, so this certainly looks like the sort of content that was at least being worked on--if not already finished--prior to release. Maybe it's trite at this point to get incensed about having to cough up more cash for content that arguably could have been included on the disc for freebies, but you know, whatevers. It's Friday. Additional paid content for all!

EDIT: The press release makes no mention of this content coming to the PC version; I'm guessing it won't. PC DLC is still a dicey proposition for publishers due to piracy and lack of control. It seems like you have to make a choice: Put it out for free on the PC and neglect the consoles, Valve-style, or put it out for pay on the consoles and skip the PC, everyone-else-style. Let's find a happy medium, people!

Edited by Jayge_

Oh, a bunch of... weapons... for 10 bucks? Really?

I... don't think so.

Posted by BiggerBomb
Brad said:
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Huh? Well, right now I'm 54% through and it's welcomed if it comes out before I finish the game. But there is no way I will replay the campaign for the DLC. The game doesn't get enough credit for what it's worth, but it is definitely disappointing.
Posted by super_machine

Care to elaborate on what the DLC consists of?

Posted by Snail
Brad said:
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Wa...?
Haven't got the game, I'm curious about what kind of DLC it will be though.
Posted by ReTarDedFisHy

If the DLC seems worth it, maybe ReTarDedFisHy will finally consider getting Far Cry 2 :O

Posted by Milkman

You know that quad would be cool in a game like Far Cry 2 but...unfortunately, the quad leaves you completely exposed to GOD DAMN FUCKING SHITS THAT ARE SHOOTING AT YOU EVERY 2 FUCKING SECONDS! Oh, sorry. 

Posted by BiggerBomb

A silenced shotgun? May I ask, "why?"

Posted by Snail

It's up now, good. And sounds like nice stuff.

Posted by PureRok

The crossbow looks cool.

Posted by Jayge_

You know what? Fuck it. I'm going to buy this. I don't know why, but I feel compelled to.

Damn.

Posted by Death_Burnout

Is it going to get released for the PC? im assuming it will

Posted by KTM4444

800 points? Those new weapons looks cool but lol @ maps for MP no one cares about.

Posted by Jayge_
KTM4444 said:
"800 points? Those new weapons looks cool but lol @ maps for MP no one cares about."
Lots of people play the multiplayer. Lots.
Posted by Kohe321

Thats really soon. Oh well, I won't get it. I didn't like Far Cry 2 :/

Posted by AllThatBacon

A Crossbow could be interesting.... It's just a shame that the game itself is kind of boring.

Posted by grainger

a silenced shot gun? wtf?!?!? a shotgun is an IN YOUR FACE wepon, just mere seconds before it blows your face off, Silencing one would seem to go against nature, against god, hell it goes against CHUCK NORRIS!

haha

Posted by Snail
KTM4444 said:
"800 points? Those new weapons looks cool but lol @ maps for MP no one cares about."
Map creator and multiplayer are one of the best things in FarCry 2.
Edited by Zaerus

Oblivion dejavu.... pay for shitty plugins or get tons more for free from the modding community... gee what will i choose.
Keep your overpriced content, Ubisoft.

Besides, the only use i see for any of that is the places you can reach by climbing on that truck.
Crossbow is cool, i must admit. But why? i have a dart rifle that does the exact same with propably more range.

Posted by thenexus

This is the bad side of downloadable content for me, Far to early to be extra content they have made after the game as pointed out. I think it is sad when companies either have a deadline or want to release a game at a period of time and choose to cut content rather then finish them and balance them into the game and then say "hey look here EXTRA!! content for ya, please give us $10 more."

For me this feels like you are paying them for not finishing the game, GTA's new content is new and extra content and extra maps for multiplayer like in Halo etc is all fine, but if you come out with some weeks after a release you should have put them in the game and it is totally wrong for that company to stick a price tag on that.

Posted by stan12

lol the silenced shotgun will make me feel like Anton Chigurh from no country for old men
now all they need is the awesome bolt gun :)

Posted by BiggerBomb

It would have been so much cooler if they added a .50 sniper rifle. I would definitely buy that.

Posted by RHCPfan24

I might get this as I have enjoyed the game so far and these weapons seem fun and the vehicles interesting.  What are they though?

Posted by zitosilva

I didn't know shotguns could be silenced.

Posted by BiggerBomb
zitosilva said:
"I didn't know shotguns could be silenced."

Neither did I until I saw No Country For Overrated-I mean Old Men.
Posted by Jayge_
BiggerBomb said:
"It would have been so much cooler if they added a .50 sniper rifle. I would definitely buy that."
There already is one.

Zaerus said:
"Oblivion dejavu.... pay for shitty plugins or get tons more for free from the modding community... gee what will i choose.
Keep your overpriced content, Ubisoft.

Besides, the only use i see for any of that is the places you can reach by climbing on that truck.
Crossbow is cool, i must admit. But why? i have a dart rifle that does the exact same with propably more range."

The multiplayer maps will be added to the ranked playlist, which would bring it up to an 18 map total. Sounds worth it to me.
Edited by BiggerBomb
Jayge said:
"BiggerBomb said:
"It would have been so much cooler if they added a .50 sniper rifle. I would definitely buy that."
There already is one.

Zaerus said:
"Oblivion dejavu.... pay for shitty plugins or get tons more for free from the modding community... gee what will i choose.
Keep your overpriced content, Ubisoft.

Besides, the only use i see for any of that is the places you can reach by climbing on that truck.
Crossbow is cool, i must admit. But why? i have a dart rifle that does the exact same with propably more range."

The multiplayer maps will be added to the ranked playlist, which would bring it up to an 18 map total. Sounds worth it to me."

The black sniper rifle? That isn't a .50.

Err, or at least I think it isn't. It sure doesn't look like one.
Posted by Jayge_
BiggerBomb said:
"
The black sniper rifle? That isn't a .50.

Err, or at least I think it isn't. It sure doesn't look like one."
It's a .50
Posted by darkjester74

Silenced shotgun?....Seriously?   =\

Posted by BiggerBomb
Jayge said:
"BiggerBomb said:
"
The black sniper rifle? That isn't a .50.

Err, or at least I think it isn't. It sure doesn't look like one."
It's a .50"

Well...

A better .50? Or I don't know, maybe a silenced sniper rifle would be nice. But a silenced shotgun? That's a waste.
Posted by wardcleaver

stan12, you stole my thunder!  I wonder if equipping the silenced shotty makes your character refer to his buddies in the game as "friendo"?

Posted by H_U_R_D

i dont kno if its worth it, but ill prolly get it anyways

Posted by GristleMcThornbody

I'd like it better if I could trade the quad for a few more bus stations.

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Edited by Sokkratez

Or you could just release the maps on both. The reason Valve didn't release on console is because they wanted to do it for free, but Microsoft wouldn't let them. Activsion is just fine with charging on console and releasing CoD4 maps via patches for free on the PC, however. I see no reason why Ubisoft would not do the same.

It has nothing to do with piracy.

Posted by MrKlorox

Damn... I really wanted to try out the silenced shotgun (a'la No Country for Old Men) on the PC. Not that I find this DLC worth 10 bucks however.

Posted by Gizmo

Left 4 Dead > Far Cry 2(even with DLC).

Posted by Death_Burnout

Yeah ok thanks Brad, i knew PC DLC is pretty much non-exsistant, so i had a feeling it wouldnt, but i thought perhaps this time it would be different, it sucks because i could really go for that new content!

Who knows, maybe months after this DLC released, they put it out on the PC for free. I highly doubt it.

Posted by VibratingDonkey

Will this DLC make the game non-annoying?

Posted by IncredibleBulk92

3 weapons and a bunch of stuff I don't give a crap about for 800 points? Fuck that.  This only reinforces my intention to buy this second hand next year.

Posted by Nicholas

I thought the same thing, Stan. Looks like someone at Ubisoft has seen No Country for Old Men a few times. It'll be interesting to see if it makes the same sound Chigurh's did. Man the sound of that gun freaks me out. In an awesome way, of course.

Posted by jakob187

But why would I want to pay for weapons that are going to jam?

Posted by Video_Tycoon

For PC couldnt they just be like cards you buy in a store and they come with a 1 time use code?  >_>

Posted by xWOBBx

i love far cry,  the silenced shotgun sounds so awesome,  i dont think i have seen one in a game  ( and yes i know there probably has been  but i havnt played it)

Posted by BiggerBomb
jakob187 said:
"But why would I want to pay for weapons that are going to jam?"
Because you aren't a real hardcore gamer unless you pay to see four new jamming animations. Duh!
Posted by raikoh05

I say Call of Duty 4 style, free with patch for pc, pay for consoles

Posted by FuzzYLemoN

Wow, that's way too expensive for what you're getting. This should have been free.

Edited by Impossibilium

or the other alternative is for developers to skip a PC DLC version and then everyone else skip the 360 DLC so this microtransaction crap can be sent back to where it belongs.

I remember when developers put their money into large expansion packs instead of trying to suck the cash out of people for a handgun and rearranged map furniture.

But as long as people pay money to support this lame and lazy business crap they'll keep trying to push it further and further until the only thing you get in the retail box is the installer.

At least Criterion has showed some fan spirit.

Posted by Wright

man, who would want a silenced shotgun. I ALWAYS want to hear that satisfying sound when I smoke fools in the face. A crossbow sounds cooler, but I wouldn't pay $10 for that stuff.

Posted by ep_driver

Instead if DLC they should be sending out a free patch to fix all the stupid shit in the game like no fast travel, getting attacked CONSTANTLY, and a handful of other things that made me stop playing the game and has frustrated other people as well.

Posted by Dudacles

I haven't played the game, but that DLC is terrible for costing 800 G.

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