Far Cry 5's PUBG-Inspired Maps Are Mostly Bad
Far Cry 5’s Arcade Mode has become the latest hub for fanmade Battle Royale maps inspired by PUBG and Fortnite, but most of them aren’t quite what you’d expect. Using Far Cry 5’s extensive map editor, players are building everything from their own versions of PUBG’s Erangel island to shoddy lookalikes to some totally fresh and off-the-wall creations. A quick search for “battle royale” in Arcade Mode’s map browser brings up tons of rough drafts, many published just a day or two ago — an indication that this trend is only just getting started.
While some of them are impressive in detail, Far Cry 5 only allows for a handful of custom game modes and Battle Royale is not one of them — meaning the best many fans have been able to do is create the illusion of Battle Royale mechanics. As understandably rough as the current selection is, cool things are still on the horizon, especially if Ubisoft can match the growing community’s passion and officially support new game modes.