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Far Cry 5 ending explained: how to get all three endings

far cry 5 ending explained

Multiple endings make a return for Far Cry 5, letting you choose between three possible conclusions for Hope County: one positive, one horrible, and one Far Cry 5 secret ending you can get within the first ten minutes of play. Each Far Cry 5 ending is pretty vague and only one offers you the chance to give Joseph Seed what for, but if you are a true completionist, here is what you will see in each ending and how to unlock them all. Huge spoilers ahead - you cannot say we did not warn you.

Still in the process of liberating Hope County? Here is every Far Cry 5 perk explained.

Far Cry 5 ending - good

Once you have eliminated all three Seed siblings, make your way back to the same church from the start of the game and make a new attempt to arrest Joseph Seed. Once again, you will be confronted with the option to carry on with the arrest or walk away - for the good Far Cry 5 ending you will want to forge ahead with the arrest.

Of course, Joseph Seed will not go willingly and a boss fight ensues. Here you will face off against every ally you made throughout the game, all of whom are high on Bliss. Once you eliminate one, you can revive them in order to have them join your side in the fight against Joseph Seed. Once you have restored all of your allies this fight becomes very easy, especially as allies can revive you.

After you have downed Joseph Seed a new cutscene will play out, with Sheriff Whitehorse and your friends encircling and finally arresting the enigmatic cult leader. Then you will see a bright flash from an apparent nuclear explosion - The Collapse that the cult were preparing for. Your allies will rush Seed into a truck in an effort to outrun the blast and any fallout.

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In the next scene, the truck is speeding through a burning forest before crashing into a fallen tree, which knocks you unconscious. When you come to you will hear Seed whistling Amazing Grace as you are dragged across the ground. You eventually arrive at Dutch’s bunker, restrained and sitting across from Joseph Seed with Dutch dead on the floor nearby. Seed launches into another monologue about how he was right all along and how you truly are witnessing the end time. He proclaims you as the first member of his new flock and the credits roll.

Far Cry 5 ending - bad

If you really do not fancy the boss fight and even find yourself coming around to Seed’s rhetoric and accusations then you might consider leaving him and his flock to continue their occupation of Hope County. For this Far Cry 5 ending you simply opt to walk away rather than attempting to arrest Seed. Once you have chosen, Seed will forgive you, touch his forehead to yours and tell you to take your comrades and go.

The Sheriff says he is driving you to Missoula where you will alert the National Guard of the Eden’s Gate cult, but just as you leave Seed’s compound the screen will start to turn red, Sheriff Whitehorse will put the radio on, ask if you are alright, and then the screen will cut to black. It is not made clear whether your character died or was affected by the Bliss, but the fact that the radio is playing the same song that Jacob Seed used to brainwash his victims suggests that the player character was hypnotized and forced to kill his colleagues.

Far Cry 5 ending - secret

Fancy beating the game in ten minutes? Of course you do. Just like Far Cry 4, you can take the smart route out of Far Cry 5, which avoids all conflict and possibly even nets the most positive outcome for Hope County of all three Far Cry 5 endings. To unlock the secret ending all you have to do is wait patiently rather than cuff Seed upon first meeting him. You will all leave safely and presumably get the National Guard involved rather than attempt to liberate the region on your lonesome.

Which Far Cry 5 ending did you go for? Sound off in the comments below.

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Maskeno avatarElysia avatarKristof26500 avatar✪ TGXpainless avatarMr.Allomosexy  (つ°ヮ°)つ avatarQuinton Starbanger IV avatar+18
Maskeno Avatar
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3 Months ago

Actually the "bad ending" was pretty clear. The sheriff turns on the radio and the song "only you begins to play" making the screen go red because that's the song Jacob brainwashed you to. It implies you kill everyone. However, I still felt this was the good ending. It was clear to me from the beginning the best thing to do was to walk away and let the national guard come in. I mean, the alternative ends in apocalypse...

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Zippo Man Avatar
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3 Months ago

How is the bad ending better. You killed everyone , means nobody informed the national guard.

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eXAKtly Avatar
3 Months ago

But it wouIdn't matter because the nukes wouId have come anyway. The nukes aren't from bIiss, or from Joesph seed. As the quote from Ubisoft said, it was from a neighboring country as a decIaration of war. Joseph didn't controI the nukes, but he was prepared for them, hence aII of the bunkers everywhere.

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Quinton Starbanger IV Avatar
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3 Months ago

"which we assume was set off by Seed. " Have you even played the game? Your understanding of the "good" ending as you so call it, is warped as hell. It wasn't Seed who dropped the nuke, it was just a random world events that happened in time with you arresting him. Is is constantly mentioned on the radio in the cars that there was a missile launch from North Korea creating tensions in the world. Seed's "collapse" was nuclear war.

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Allesstein Avatar
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2 Months ago

But why didnt the bombs go off in the "bad" ending?

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Elysia Avatar
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3 Months ago

The 'good' ending should really be the bad ending, or a bad ending. In all honesty, how do we know that we are not on bliss or that there was only just a single nuke? Also, where did it come from? Did Seed put it there? He does have the connections. My guess that Ubisoft will give out a DLC mission that lets us find the nuke before it goes up. The ending you work the hardest for gives you the worst, the one where you give up is the less worse, and the one where you just pay 60$ and do nothing is the best. Or you could save the 60$ and get another game.

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Quinton Starbanger IV Avatar
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3 Months ago

Why? It was the same sort of ending as Far Cry 4. You had a choice, both choices were basically awful choices. You let Pagan live, he goes into exile, the rebels ruin the country, you kill him, the rebels ruin the country. Nobody wins in far cry.

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ctilley83 Avatar
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2 Months ago

The alternate ending in far cry 4 was that you could shoot the helicopter down with an rpg. You could then ransack the body.

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Supersaiyan4253 Avatar
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3 Months ago

If you listen to the radio at liberated strongholds you hear that Moscow, Russia was bombed ( by the U.S.?) and that hope for peace is gone. The. Ending of this game is literally MUH RUSSIA

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Kristof26500 Avatar
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3 Months ago

I completed the good endig an I can't play after i beat it.

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✪ TGXpainless Avatar
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3 Months ago

Is it just me or is these endings really shitty compared other farcry endings? Really felt like this whole game has been on big joke when those nukes droped. Where is the ending where you but a shotgun to his chest and pull the trigger ?

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Mr.Allomosexy  (つ°ヮ°)つ Avatar
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Now this could just be me wanting a better ending for all the beautiful people in Hope County, but there was a lot of bliss in the area you were fighting Joseph and previous missions in the game show us it takes a while to leave the bliss, the whole ending could easily be chocked up to everyone there being doped up on bliss (Whiteness the same hallucination also shown in previous missions) while you were high on bliss you crashed the car, Joseph (Also still high) drags you into the bunker, an outcome i like to think about is that your character earns josephs trust then backstabs him and leaves the bunker expecting to die in the wasteland that is now Hope County, you open the bunker door to see everything the same as you left it, everyone went home as they thought you guys had it under control, the character dumbfounded and relieved climbs the radio tower on dutch's to get some fresh air and take in the sights, before climbing down and helping the county clear the rest of the cultists, now easier that their leader is dead. its a stretch but sense they left the ending to be more up to interpretation and really leave the player to come up with whats next and for us to patch up the little wholes on the way, i like to think this is the outcome as i grew attached to the characters in the game, it was beautiful written and made these people feel like family, you guys can make your own stories, thats what this game is trying to do, it gives us a character we made and were making their story, this is mine, if you want it to be yours then you can.

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Remory Avatar
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3 Months ago

Either of the good and bad ending shouldn't be called as such. I think the good ending should be 'Collapse ending' and the bad ending should be the 'Culling ending'

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SavageHedgehog Avatar
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3 Months ago

Take your complaints about the ending to the Ubisoft Far Cry 5 forums, Ubisoft twitter account, and sign this change the ending petition -

https://www.change.org/p/ubisoft-give-far-cry-5-an-ending-that-doesn-t-suck

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Cheshirepuss Avatar
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3 Months ago

Not every game needs a good ending. In fact some stories are good, due to their unfortunate endings. This ending is a little too deus ex machina, but it is what it is. Also a change petition to change the ending to a game, just because you disagree, is a little petty.

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Pascal Ravache Avatar
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2 Months ago

I cannot believe the fucking level of entitlement you people have.

Sincerely, fuck you. I am sick and tired of people going full vindicative mode just because everything isn't 100% to their liking. And I am especially sick of people who think they can just kick, whine and make a petition to get their way.

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michaelccook Avatar
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3 Months ago

There is a 4th ending to the game.

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completetanker Avatar
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3 Months ago

There is another ending.

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completetanker Avatar
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3 Months ago

To be accurate, there are 5 endings.

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completetanker Avatar
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3 Months ago

6 if you want to get technical.

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RX_13 Avatar
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3 Months ago

What ending do you mean?

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s.miko Avatar
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2 Months ago

well,since "secret" ending got leaked few days before game´s release,i knew i am not going after that one and since "bad" ending requires the same to be done but later (not arrest seed) i am most likely to go after "good" ending.

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Allesstein Avatar
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2 Months ago

I think you guys got something wrong and confused the "good" and "bad" ending. To make it clear: No nuclear bombs dropped (and completely strangers you dont know and doesn't care a little bit to you are dead)=good, nuclear bombs dropping, sending humanity (america) back to the stone age and completely strangers you dont know and doesn't care a little bit to you are alive = bad

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sturdybutter Avatar
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1 Month ago

You all couldn’t be more wrong. After any of the endings you choose to follow through with, you can continue to play after. Therefore you survived, therefore you were god the whole time. So obvious.

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Darksx Avatar
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6 Days ago

I would have taken the 4th option, the one after I arrested him and put a bullet in his head while hes cuffed. End of story!

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QuillKnight Avatar
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3 Months ago

The problem isn't that there isn't a "good" ending. As has been pointed out, the endings of Far Cry 4 were shite (except for the secret ending at the beginning, which was actually quite fun).

The problem with Far Cry 5's endings is the same as with the game as a whole - it doesn't feel... momentous. In Far Cry 3 & 4, I found myself getting really excited/emotional at certain moments, whether it was plot points, quest types, or general hilarity. The outside world disappeared, and I was sucked into the game. With 5... I just wasn't. I *really* wanted to put a bullet through the brain of each boss from their first cut-scene onward, but the only things fueling me through the whole game were anger at all the missed chances to shoot the bad guys in various cut-scenes and my sense of completionism.

If I'm honest, I think the issue with this game is two-fold:

1) Ubisoft tried to do too much, pouring time and resources into live events, co-op, and Far Cry Arcade. While I've seen some awe regarding the arcade, no one I know has any plans of playing with it, and since Far Cry is well known to be one of the last major single-player franchises, most people who bought it probably didn't want to play with other people. Stretching themselves thin on content no one was asking for left the writing sloppy and the gameplay monotone.

2) Ubisoft was afraid of getting the same complaints from Far Cry 4. When 4 came out, it got a lot of flak for being a clone of 3. Personally, I was fine with that - Far Cry 3 was an excellent game, and being able to do the same things in a different setting with a different plot is more-or-less exactly what I wanted. When game developers try to shake things up with sequels, they inevitably disappoint fans by creating slick new mechanics that are universally reviled, adding quest-types no one likes, or getting rid of treasured content from previous games. But the fans spoke out against the same-ness of Far Cry 4, and Ubisoft listened, for better or worse (mostly the latter).

I am very much disappointed at this pretty, but ultimately shallow (and buggy), game, but my faith in Ubisoft has not been destroyed. Instead, I hope they use this feedback to make the ultimate Far Cry game, with a plot that doesn't attempt to be so deep/intellectual that it ends up simply being senseless and frustrating.

Cue Asia: "Only time will tell..."

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shelligrasso Avatar
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2 Months ago

So many people these days spend so much time picking apart the games rather than just having fun. I love Far Cry, always will. It's not my story to tell. But I'll play the stories and I'll have a blast :).

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RenChaoKin Avatar
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2 Months ago

This article taught me a very valuable thing: that I am a complete anti-nihilist. Sure, in this game doing nothing is best option, but:

1) Doing such "nothings" I can do in real life, thank you very much.

2) What would be the point of playing this at all? When I saw the ending (out of morbid curiosity) I've lost all of my will to continue playing. Bye-bye, ubisoft. No money to you from me and many others.

3) I would rather believe that all those broadcasts and nuclear explosions are the Bliss doings (both visual and sound hallucinations), than admit my defeat to that psycho and becoming his slave...but sadly, I can't keep up with this game just because of MY believes.

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