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Far Cry 5: how to get the secret alternate ending

Like Far Cry 4 before it, you can complete Far Cry 5 in just 10 minutes.

Not that we suggest such a thing, especially after dropping $60 on Far Cry 5, depending upon the edition purchased.

What follows contains spoilers. If you don't want to see them, click away now.

How to get the alternate ending

All you need to do is disobey your very first order during the opening cutscene to the game.

As you walk into the church to arrest John Seed, your superior officer will tell you to put the cuffs on Seed by pressing X.

If you do nothing, and let Seed stand there for a few minutes, the local sheriff tells you all to walk away and live to fight another day. As you leave the church the end credits roll and that's it. You've sort of completed Far Cry 5.

You can watch the alternate ending in the video below, courtesy of Eurogamer.

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Now you want to start a new game of Far Cry 5, let us help you out with finding perks and choosing the best perks for your playstyle.

You can also see all the Prestige weapon skins and prices, as well as some of the groovy Ubi-themed t-shirts on sale in the Far Cry 5 Store.

Far Cry 5 is out now for PC, PS4 and Xbox One. Live Events begin on April 3 and offer up free customisation gear.

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