Far Cry 3

Far Cry 3 Achievements


Kill a target from 70m or more with the bow (Single Player only).  

Again, you'll need to head to any store and grab the Recurve Bow from under the Specials menu which you can buy or get for free by unlocking Radio Towers. Next, make sure you buy the Marksman Sight for $300 as this will help. Now head to any un-liberated Outpost on the island and try and get to a good vantage point where you can look over it and see the enemies inside. Tag the Outpost with a custom marker from the menu and walk back to the vantage point until the distance meter in the corner shows 70m+.

Now located the easiest target and aim true. Use the new sight to help you gauge the distance and see if you're landing too short or shooting too far. The Bow is a one hit kill, so all you need to do it get that one hit.

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User Comments
Comment #1 by PowerPyx
Wednesday, November 28, 2012 @ 12:44:14 PM

First of all you will need to get the Recurve Bow from a weapon locker or general store. You can either buy it or activate radio towers to get it for free. Also buy and equip the Markman Sight. It's a very useful attachment for long range shots. Now search for some enemies and put a marker on their location on the world map. Walk away until the marker shows a distance of 70+ meters and take the shot while the enemy is standing still. The Welshore Wrecker's House Outpost (coordinates X: 437.9, Y: 795.0) is near the starting area of the game and one of the best locations to get this done early.

Comment #2 by Hurricane Of 87
Saturday, December 01, 2012 @ 10:29:37 PM

Explosive arrows work too.

Comment #3 by Unstopple bros
Wednesday, December 05, 2012 @ 10:41:23 PM

heres a quick little guide to help out anyone that need it

Comment #4 by Jonny1872
Thursday, December 13, 2012 @ 02:35:03 AM

Got this one at the Medusa Call mission.Agree with using the marksman sight.
Done as #1 says by using your waypoint marker and walking back 70m.

Comment #5 by WMDalpha
Tuesday, December 18, 2012 @ 10:35:46 AM

Easiest way to do it is look at the distance bar on the Bow sight. Go to an outpost with snipers and get as far away as possible an snipe one of the snipers with the bow. Snipers are easy because they just stand in one spot.

Comment #6 by Spidaorckbeats
Wednesday, December 19, 2012 @ 07:28:32 PM

found this video thought it could help people out on this

Comment #7 by uppyb0t
Thursday, December 20, 2012 @ 01:51:29 AM

I got this at the beginning of Payback.

At first I was trying to nail the guy across the water, but that was 150m away. I swam across to the land on the far right of the dock and set up position there.

I shot the cabin out front to get his attention, then as he was walking away I fired and nailed him right in the head. Bing bong.

Comment #8 by x Evie
Thursday, December 27, 2012 @ 03:22:41 AM

I have repeatedly shot and killed people from 100m+ and it will not give me the achievement.

Comment #9 by MR SALTINE786
Friday, December 28, 2012 @ 02:56:26 AM

okay so uhh.. i've already done all the outposts... am i going to have to make another file to complete this?

Comment #10 by MR SALTINE786
Friday, December 28, 2012 @ 03:04:32 AM

got it... if anyone else is in this situation go to the mountain located at X:355.9, Y:698.8. even if u have done all outposts, missions, and even cleared this place before they respawn. Sometimes, however rakyat warriors are there instead... fast travel somewhere and come back and eventually you will get pirates... having high ground doing this makes your bow adjustments not as crucial.. njoy :)

Comment #11 by pronto tonto
Saturday, December 29, 2012 @ 06:04:06 PM

I was having some problems with this too. I kept getting enemies from further than 70m. on a whim I made an exploding arrow, got on high ground and hit an enemy. then the great sound of the achievement popping came about.

Comment #12 by Alamania
Sunday, December 30, 2012 @ 05:55:05 AM

Exploding arrow doesnt seem to be working for me, any tips?

Comment #13 by Richard8844
Sunday, January 06, 2013 @ 11:02:11 AM

I have been trhing to do this for ages, thanks for the guide.

Comment #14 by Splinter4
Wednesday, January 09, 2013 @ 04:11:23 PM

Yeah, it's definitely easier to get this one from higher ground using explosive arrows.

This unlocked for me on the mission where you need to save the guy hiding in the middle of the mine-field rice paddy.

The first 2 guys you need to kill after the helicopter takes off are fairly easy to take-out with the explosive arrows from the top of the hill. And if you miss, just restart the checkpoint.

Comment #15 by StiffyScotland
Tuesday, January 15, 2013 @ 11:47:42 AM

took me a damn bloody hr just to get this achevo, no matter how i done it, the damn guy just would not die

Comment #16 by goldbergsdragon
Monday, January 21, 2013 @ 04:54:46 AM

Comment #17 by Darkhound64
Friday, January 25, 2013 @ 11:35:34 PM

I had to be over 100m for the achievement to count, and the time it worked I managed to fluke it haha

Comment #18 by Milosuperspesh
Wednesday, January 30, 2013 @ 06:04:21 AM

found an out post used waypoint marker on a sniper hut took a few tries to get my eye in using ranged sight on bow done.

normal arrows used.

Comment #19 by Bigsperk7
Sunday, February 03, 2013 @ 03:19:40 PM

Explosive arrow all the way

Comment #20 by ODS Apothacary
Thursday, February 07, 2013 @ 03:29:34 PM

Got this with the red dot sight and normal arrows. Headshot at 80 some odd meters on 6th try.

Comment #21 by beefkoby
Tuesday, February 12, 2013 @ 06:46:10 AM

explosive arrows.. why had i never thought of trying that!

Comment #22 by LeadRedDead
Tuesday, September 16, 2014 @ 06:01:38 AM

I know I'm a little late to the party, but in case you're a tight ass - the bow is free in stores after unlocking 3 towers.

Comment #23 by Dustin0531
Friday, November 07, 2014 @ 05:53:07 PM

This is by far the best weapon in any game, it is very fun to use. it also has unlimited ammo if used correctly

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Game Info
Ubisoft Montreal


US December 04, 2012
Europe November 30, 2012

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