Far Cry 6 - Heres Everything You Need to Know

Far Cry 6 - Here's Everything You Need to Know

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Richard Walker

Due to drop this October, Far Cry 6 will see you taking up arms once again as the tip of the spear in an uprising against a despotic dictatorship – not unlike taking on the unhinged reign of Pagan Min in Far Cry 4's Kyrat. Inspired by nations like Cuba, FC6's fictional region of Yara is one that El Presidente Antón Castillo believes must be returned to its 'former glory' (which isn't all that dissimilar to rhetoric frequently heard in the real world). In that regard, developer Ubisoft Toronto promises to tell a story framed by the politics that come with revolution in an oppressed nation, but what about the nitty gritty? We've got you covered.

The Protagonist

A military dropout turned resistance leader, you can play as either a male or female Dani Rojas in Far Cry 6, a local Yaran and resident of the city of Esperanza. “It was really important for us to have someone who is from Yara, is local to Esperanza, in order for you to feel that guerrilla journey,” said Narrative Director Navid Khavari. “That they are rooted and have their heart in the movement.”

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Apparently, the choice of Dani's gender won't impact the story in any way, according to Khavari, with the developer keen to retain a “unified experience”, regardless of whether you choose to play as male or female. “After talking to several members of our team, something that was clearly important was not to try and create two different storylines. If you pick male or female, that choice is for you to make, and that journey of Dani will be one and the same,” he explains. Dani will also be “fully customisable”, and you’ll be able to see your customisations whenever you enter one of the game’s Guerrilla Camps and interact with NPCs, as the camera will move into a third-person view.

Dani's ultimate goal as a so-called 'Resolver Guerrilla', is to depose Antón Castillo and topple his corrupt, oppressive regime.

The Antagonists

Yara's dictator and ultimate big bad is Antón Castillo, played by Breaking Bad, Better Call Saul, and The Mandalorian actor Giancarlo Esposito. His plan involves pressing people into forced labour in a bid to restore the tropical nation to his idea of paradise. Swept up in Castillo's plan, Dani attempts to flee, only to come face-to-face with the dictator's brutality, inspiring a guerrilla revolution.

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Castillo's son Diego (played by Anthony Gonzalez) is also set to follow in his father's bloody footsteps, though how exactly the dynamics of their relationship will play out is unclear. Castillo is a ruthless tyrant hellbent on achieving his aims – will Diego push back against his father or will he help in supposedly restoring Yara to its former glory? Either way, Castillo has branded Rojas a traitor and his/her movement a threat to 'peace' in Yara.

The Amigos

As well as an army of “like-minded” revolutionaries, Far Cry 6 will enable you to enlist the help of 'Amigos', trained animals who will fight at your side, like denim vest-wearing, gold-toothed crocodile Guapo; or adorable, plucky sausage dog, Chorizo. Those are the only two Amigos we know of so far, but you can presumably expect a lot more in the finished game.

Apparently, Amigos will only be animal helpers, with human NPCs also aiding you in bringing down Castillo. “We focused on Amigos being animals for FC6, but that doesn’t mean you will always be fighting alone, Yara is full of like minded people that want to take the fight to Castillo and bring down the regime!,” said World Director Ben Hall in a Reddit AMA.

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Far Cry stalwart Hurk also won't pop up during the main storyline in Far Cry 6, but he could potentially appear in expansions and DLC. “The manifestations of Hurk (including Urk) are legends in Far Cry,” the developer explained. “However, in the context of Yara we wanted to mainly spotlight characters from the region, so Hurk will be on other adventures during the time of Far Cry 6.” You will have the fiery Clara Garcia on your side, though.

The Setting + Story

A tropical paradise set within the present day, Yara is a troubled region inspired by real-world nations like Cuba and “other countries around the world that have experienced political revolutions in their histories,” according to Khavari. (Mainly Cuba, though.) At the heart of Yara is the city of Esperanza, which marks something of a first for the Far Cry series – an urban environment.

As already touched upon, the story will focus upon Dani Rojas and a band of guerrilla revolutionaries' efforts to topple Yara's ruthless leader, but will also offer plenty of scope in how you want to experience the game's overall narrative – how you choose to fight and who you interact with will be down to you.

“The world is filled with interesting people and the stories they have to tell, who you speak to and in what order is up to each player allowing for a lot of different ways the experience plays out,” says Hall. There are also “different places to go, different people to help in any order you want, many places to conquer...” Game Director Alexandre Letendre adds.

“You will be able to approach the story however you like, no matter where you are on the map, which will give you freedom to explore Yara at your own pace,” Khavari continues. “But we also ensured new ways that players will experience the larger narrative - the struggle between Dani and Libertad against Antón. This includes having moments with Antón and Diego where Dani isn’t actually there - so you can see Antón and Diego’s perspective of the revolution as if you were in the room right next to them.”

The Weapons + Crafting

As a 'resolver', Dani will be armed with all manner of improvised, cobbled-together weaponry, including the CD launcher, which can blast enemies with deadly discs that play the 'Macarena'. Because, why not? Other weapons in your arsenal include a minigun driven by a motorcycle engine to even more crude devices, like the nailgun, built using sardine tins and other discarded junk. Standard sniper rifles, machine guns, pistols, compound bows, and such will also be present and correct, but where's the fun in that?

'Supremo backpacks', meanwhile, promise to make “one guerrilla feel like a hundred guerrilla”, stuffing all sorts of artillery and other tools into a handy piece of equipment that's easy to carry. Using a Supremo backpack will offer unique 'Supremo' abilities, like being able to launch a volley of missiles, thrust yourself skyward with a jetpack, or load up on extra fuel for the lethal 'Tostador' flamethrower - letting rip with whatever you’re carrying will be showcased by a shift into third-person view. Juan Cortez will be your go-to guy for crafting and weaponry.

Vehicles

While you can always rely on Far Cry for a nice selection of rides, Far Cry 6 promises a fairly expansive range of land, sea, and air vehicles to commandeer. “From classic '50s American muscle cars to Resolver aircraft, you can find them, store them and take them for a spin when you want,” says Hall. “That said, the airspace and road network are under the control of El Presidente so expect a fight to free Yara!”

As well as cars, boats, planes, and helicopters, you can fabricate 'Do It Yourself' vehicles including off-road buggies and the like, or you can engage in the risky venture of hijacking and liberating a tank from Castillo's army, giving you a serious edge on the streets of Esperanza. Frankly, why wouldn't you want a tank?

Map Editor + Arcade Mode

Nope - neither will feature. In fact, it’ll be the first time there hasn’t been a Map Editor in the series since Far Cry 2. Arcade Mode, having been introduced in FC5, also won’t be returning. “Removing this mode from our plan was a difficult decision, but allowed us to focus our efforts on the main campaign, transporting players into the heart of a modern-day guerrilla revolution,” Letendre explained.

The Editions and Collectibles

Like any Ubisoft game, Far Cry 6 will launch as a standard, Gold, and Ultimate Edition, with a physical Collector's Edition also available exclusively from the Ubisoft Store. The Ultimate Edition will bundle the game with the Season Pass (with access to three DLCs) and Ultimate Pack, which includes the Croc Hunter Pack, Vice Pack, and Jungle Expedition Pack (each containing bonus weapons, vehicles, and gear) for $119.99/£89.99. The Gold Edition includes the game and Season Pass for $99.99/£84.99, and the standard edition costs $59.99/£59.99.

The Far Cry 6 Collector's Edition bundles the Ultimate Edition with a replica of the Tostador flamethrower, complete with instructional artwork on how to assemble it; a unique collector's case; exclusive steelbook; 64-page artbook; set of 10 stickers; Chorizo keyring; soundtrack selections; and a paper map of Yara for $199.99/£179.99. Whichever edition of Far Cry 6 you pre-order, you'll receive the Libertad Pack with a Libertad Chorizo Outfit and Discos Locos disc launcher weapon.

A UbiCollectibles 26cm-tall 'Lions of Yara' statue of Antón Castillo and son Diego is also available for pre-order via the Ubisoft Store for $69.99/£49.99, bundled with a code to unlock the in-game 'The Lion of Yara' weapon charm.

The Release Date and Formats

Far Cry 6 will be coming to Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, and PC on 7th October 2021.

Comments
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  • So you play as left-wing communists vs the big bad evil dictator. Again if you support Ubisoft you are supporting insanity. People like to use words like woke to describe these major corporations but I’ll just use the word Demonic.
  • Oh boy, a flamethrower!
  • @Mshat12

    I think you posted in the wrong tab on your browser.

    You were looking for QAnon, or some Fox News comment section I imagine.
  • I've never really followed the story of any of the Far Cry games, they are just a lot of fun. Just leave your brain at the door and enjoy the game, they are always super playable and this one looks no different.
  • Ubi, I usually love your games... But after the glitch fest with Watch Dogs Legion and AC Valhalla last year (and still not totally fixed right now), it'll be a while before I purchase one of your games day one.
    Sorry not sorry.
  • @Mshat18 Its seems to me that you will not play this game/piece of entertainment, If I purchase this game at some point though and play it, how will that negativly effect your life?
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