AMD offers Far Cry 5 for free with Radeon powered PCs

New PCs with Radeon graphics are eligible for a free copy of Far Cry 5. (Source: AMD)
New PCs with Radeon graphics are eligible for a free copy of Far Cry 5. (Source: AMD)
Those who plan on purchasing a PC powered by AMD Radeon get to claim a free copy of Far Cry 5 from a participating retailer. This offer only applies to pre-built systems sporting the RX 580, RX Vega 56, and RX Vega 64 GPUs and not to standalone Radeon GPUs.

AMD is offering an incentive to buy a Radeon graphics-powered pre-built PC this year by bundling a copy of Ubisoft's Far Cry 5 with every purchase. To qualify for the freebie, the PC being purchased must be running either a Radeon RX 580, RX Vega 56, or an RX Vega 64 GPU and come from a specific list of vendors. This offer is only applicable to pre-built PCs and leaves out standalone GPU buyers.

While not explicitly stated, leaving out standalone GPUs has an undercurrent that recognizes the shortage of gaming GPU stocks at fair prices due to increasing cryptocurrency mining. System builders, however, have an advantage of getting cards in bulk at reasonable prices. Therefore, it makes sense at this juncture to cater to those who would actually buy a gaming PC for, well, gaming instead to those who tend to create an acute GPU shortage off the shelves by way of mining.

The names of PC vendors participating in this offer are listed by region in the terms and conditions document here. To claim the free copy, the coupon code issued by the authorized PC retailer needs to be redeemed on the AMD Rewards site and linked to the user's UPlay library. The offer runs till May 20, 2018 starting now, although, the game itself is launching only on March 27. Copies have to be claimed before July 15, 2018.


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Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, 2018-03- 3 (Update: 2018-03- 4)
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam
I am a cell and molecular biologist and computers have been an integral part of my life ever since I laid my hands on my first PC which was based on an Intel Celeron 266 MHz processor, 16 MB RAM and a modest 2 GB hard disk. Since then, I’ve seen my passion for technology evolve with the times. From traditional floppy based storage and running DOS commands for every other task, to the connected cloud and shared social experiences we take for granted today, I consider myself fortunate to have witnessed a sea change in the technology landscape. I honestly feel that the best is yet to come, when things like AI and cloud computing mature further. When I am not out finding the next big cure for cancer, I read and write about a lot of technology related stuff or go about ripping and re-assembling PCs and laptops.