'Shop Contest: Make Hope County Weirder

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Despite an influx of zombies and a trip to Mars, Far Cry 5's Hope County hasn’t changed all that much since the game released earlier this year. As we reported earlier this week, not a long is changing, even if it feels like it is. So it’s up to the ‘Shop Crew to fix this problem.


It’s your job this week to go to Hope County and add some stuff. Really lean into what the Far Cry games have always promised: wacky hijinks in a too-serious container.

As you can see above, I have accomplished this by putting the first-person Rookie into contest with Kratos, the God of War, who will almost certainly slay Rook and fling him or her from the top of a mountain. And this, I suppose, is a form of justice.

But you can do whatever you want! I’d suggest making your way over to the Far Cry 5 website to pick up some screenshots (or take your own) so that you can more easily edit things into them. Here’s a couple that I’ve chosen that are prime for ‘shopping things into:

Illustration for article titled 'Shop Contest: Make Hope County Weirder
Image: Ubisoft
Illustration for article titled 'Shop Contest: Make Hope County Weirder
Image: Ubisoft

Next Saturday I will comb through the submissions to pick a winner and some honorable mentions! As always, the rest of the instructions are below. Good luck!

How To Upload Images — Instructions

1. Create your ‘Shop and save it to your desktop. Images must be at least 636 pixels wide.

2. Go to the bottom of this post

3. This brings up a comment window. Click “Choose file” if you’re uploading your ‘shop from your desktop

4. Alternatively, you can upload the ‘Shop to a free image hosting service. I suggest imgur. Then paste the image’s URL into the field that says “Image URL.” Note: this must be the URL of the image itself, not the page where it is displayed. That means the URL ends in .jpg, .gif, .png, whatever.

5. Add editorial commentary and hit submit and your image will load. If it doesn’t, upload the image to imgur and paste the image URL as a comment. I will look at it.

6. Large-size images may not upload properly, though we have seen some animated .gifs upwards of 5 MB. If you’re still having trouble uploading the image, try to keep its longest dimension (horizontal or vertical) under 1000 pixels, or the whole thing under 2 MB.

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