When starting out in Far Cry 6 you will get to choose your difficulty option. There are two to choose from: Action or Story Mode. In this guide we'll explain the difference between the two, and offer some advice on which one you should pick.
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Action Mode Or Story Mode: What's the Difference?
You will have two main difficulty options to choose from when starting up Far Cry 6. The first is Action Mode. This is the recommended setting for most players, particularly those who are familiar with Far Cry games and others like it. You'll take a lot of damage from enemies, and will need to heal often.
Story Mode on the other hand prioritises story over the action. You'll still take damage from enemies, but much less than in Action Mode. This mode is for those wanting to experience Far Cry 6, focusing on the story, without some of the challenge associated with combat. Enemies go down easier, do less damage, and you'll even get slight aim assist option to help you get through gunfights.
Which Should You Choose?
Which difficulty you choose is completely up to you. If you're someone who prefers to play Far Cry for the exploration and story, go with the Story Mode. You can also go down this route if you'd like to speed up your progress, as you're less likely to get stuck on missions. If you play shooters and open-world action games, go with the Action Mode. It's very much the 'Normal' difficulty setting, and comes recommended from the devs.
Can You Change the Difficulty
Don't worry about your first choice too much, as you can switch it up while playing. Just head into the pause menu, then Options. Select 'Gameplay', and then look for the difficulty option. You can switch from Action to Story and vice versa whenever you want.
So there you have it, that's how Action and Story Mode work in Far Cry 6. If you need any more help with the game, we recommend visiting our Fast Travel guide for tips on getting around Yara as fast as possible. Once you're done there, check out our piece of the best things to do outside of the main story.