As per the initial reveals, Far Cry 5 will allow players to complete the entire single-player campaign in its cooperative mode. However, there is one minor limitation that the developer may have left out due to obvious reasons.
According to Gamestar, the cooperative mode in Far Cry 5 is designed in such a manner so that only one player is able to make any progress. The report states that the information was provided by authentic sources during the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3 2017) last month. Ubisoft is yet to officially acknowledge the claim but if true, would naturally make a lot of fans disappointed.
Considering that players will be able to freely drop in and out of the cooperative mode at any time, it appears that the developer has opted to have the system only record the progression of the host. This may also be to prevent low level players trying to boost themselves through the game with the help of high level adventurers.
Hence, the ideal solution would be for friends to stick together from the very start. That being said, denying players any progress is always going to result in frustration. It pretty much leaves out any reason for anyone to take the mode seriously. Hopefully, the developer will debunk the claim in the time to come or will find a solution to the matter.
The last installment in the series, Far Cry 4, also featured a cooperative mode. However, it was more or less a half-hearted attempt by the developer. With Far Cry 5, Ubisoft has made it clear that it is focusing on creating a very robust cooperative experience.
Far Cry 5 is scheduled to release on February 17, 2018, for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.