Ubisoft has released a brand new patch for Far Cry 5. According to the release notes, patch 10 introduces a New Game+ mode, adds IGE Scripting Tools, as well as new weapons, vehicles, masks and special outfits.
Moreover, this latest update fixes an audio issue that was causing an edge-case crash, a connection error bug when the Host of an in-game party created a private session, as well as a freeze that would occur upon accessing the in-game party menu. Far Cry 5’s “New Game+” mode lets players start the game over with their current character progress. Specifically, that includes “weapons, unlocks, perks, and challenges”. Players will not keep absolutely everything, however. As the game states; “You will lose all map reveals, mission progress, resistance points, and guns for hire”. The mode changes some of the game’s perks to allow players to purchase them multiple times, thus increasing the benefits they provide. Note that the mode does not affect your Arcade progress.
The second new addition is a new difficulty level called “Infamous”, which is only unlocked once players start New Game+. The Infamous setting makes the game harder than its hardest current difficulty option; “Enemies hit you extra hard,” states the in-game description; “are tougher to kill, and detect you more quickly”. However, the mode hints at a “special reward” for players who manage to complete it. The mode also warns players; “Once you start the game in Infamous difficulty, you will not be able to reduce the difficulty without restarting New Game+.”