Before we get to the details, here is some general information:
Please note that you will need an internet connection as well as an active console membership (Xbox Live Gold or PS Plus) to play in co-op mode.
Additionally, please make sure that co-op mode is enabled in your game's settings.
To set up a co-op session, you can invite one of your friends to join you. The invitation is based on the friends list of the platform you are playing the game on (PS4, Xbox One, PC). Co-op mode is not available cross-platform. The friend you'd like to play with needs to be on your platform's friends list. Simply invite a friend from your list from the game's Main Menu. They will receive an invitation and once they accept, they will automatically join your game and appear near your character with the character they customised during their own single player campaign.
In co-op mode, the narrative of the game is centered around the player hosting the game (the player who invited another player into their session). This means:
- Only the host can interact with NPCs to start missions or hire Guns for Hire.
- The game will progress for the hosting player. The invited player is essentially a "Friend for Hire", helping the host progress in the game. However, any personal player progression achieved by the friend will be kept and transferred to their own game (for example XP, in-game currency, inventory items, completed challenges, with some specific exceptions).
Players can interact with each other in a co-op session, for example by exchanging ammunition or medkits. Also, friendly fire is possible. If you wish, you can turn on the friendly fire option in the game's settings - It is disabled by default. However, players in a co-op session cannot travel too far from each other. Once a certain distance threshold is reached, the guest will automatically be teleported back to the host player.
If you'd like to know more about playing co-op in Far Cry 5, feel free to take a look at this comprehensive post on the official Far Cry 5 website.
Please feel free to get in touch if you have any questions.