06 Oct 2021 4:22 PM +00:00

Far Cry 6: Beginners Tips and Tricks

You may have seen some 'totally real' tips and tricks from Far Cry 6's main antagonist himself - Anton Castillo - given by his actor, Giancarlo Esposito. Some of which included not commandeering the tanks of Castillo's army, or not using our Amigo's in fear that they may grow tired (they never do).

With this in mind, we have a handful of useful tips that are bound to ensure the liberation of Yura and freedom from Castillo's oppressive regime.

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Using Your Phone to Identify Enemies and Their Weaknesses

That's right. Your smart phone is even smarter while you take on the role of a guerrilla in Yura. Acquired from Lita at the very beginning of the game and somehow still working after you wash up on the shore, the phone is incredibly useful.

Not only can you use it to save picturesque photos, but you can use it to zoom in on, identify and scan your enemies. Every time you approach one of Anton Castillo's bases, or a Military Target, use your phone to scan enemies and learn what their weaknesses are. This will strengthen your fight.

Utilise Resolver Workbenches

A Resolver Workbench at Clara's Camp in Far Cry 6.
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This will very quickly become natural to you. Whenever you are granted the opportunity to use your phone to learn of your enemies weaknesses, you should then modify your weapons to suit this.

More often than not, there will be a Resolver Workbench nearby - marked by a small tool icon on your HUD. Here, you can change various mods on your rifles, pistols and whatever other weaponry you have. If your enemy is weak to Armor Piercing Bullets, make sure to equip those in your Ammo Socket, and so forth. This will make you attacking those enemies much easier.


Recruit Amigo’s to Fight by Your Side

Everyone needs a little help sometimes, and being a lone guerrilla can be tough. Yet, Far Cry 6's Amigo's - animals who will fight alongside you - make great company.

You can dismiss the animals whenever you want, but for the most part, you will want to use them to the best of your ability.

If you're attempting a stealthy attack, Chorizo (a dog), will quite literally distract your enemies with how cute he is, so you can go in for the kill. On the other hand, Guapo (a crocodile, and the first Amigo you will unlock) is better for going in all guns blazing. He will tear your enemies to shreds as you put bullets into other enemies and reclaim Yara.

Using Horses and Commandeering Vehicles to Get Around Quicker

As you start Far Cry 6, getting from A to B can take a while before you acquire a ride of your own. In these instances, you can find horses or commandeer the vehicles of others to help get you to your destination.

This is particularly useful if you've just tackled a military target that you may have accidentally stumbled upon. To get out of there quickly, just commandeer one of their trucks and off you go.


Your Rides Can Drive Themselves

Information on Rides in Far Cry 6.
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For those of us who aren't so good at driving in games, Far Cry 6 Rides can drive themselves. Hop into your Ride, select your destination on the map, and select the 'Follow Road' option in the Ride's menu for it to drive itself.

You may still want to keep your own eyes on the road though, in case your Ride somehow drives itself into another or gets stuck on a corner. Besides that, this is a nice way to see Yara without worrying too much about wrecking your nice Ride.


Refilling Ammo

On the topic of Rides, you can use the trunk of your Ride to refill your ammo whenever you need it. This means that even when you aren't about to drive to the next point in your journey, they can be useful to have on standby. However, do note that you can only use your Ride's trunk to refill your ammo once every thirty minutes.

In addition, multiple camps or reclaimed areas will also have crates of ammo that you can use to top up. After fighting for freedom, don't forget to find these alongside other loot - such as metal scraps and gasolina, that can be used for your weaponry.

Keep Your Weapon Holstered

This is something that you'll learn pretty quickly, but Yara is under an incredibly oppressive regime, with guards around every corner.

Unless you want to upset the guards and commence attacks outside of your operations and side missions, keep your weapon holstered at all times when you're not using it. This will keep you on the good side of the guards and make travelling around Yara between operations much easier.

That is unless you want a fight.


Don't Forget About The Notoriety System

Most wanted posters in Fort Quito, featuring Clara and Juan of Libertad.
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Far Cry 6 has a notoriety system for players. This means that the more chaos you cause, the more likely you are to be recognised by guards around Yara. If you get too close and this happens, they will then begin to attack you on sight rather than leaving you be.

If you travel around Yara all guns blazing, raising alarms and killing guards, you will make a name for your character - Dani Rojas. Rather than being able to keep your weapon holstered and travel past guards trouble-free, you will find them on the attack if you get too close.

So, unless you fancy this challenge, remember to deactivate alarms and as mentioned above, keep your weapon holstered when not in a fight.


Loot, and More Loot

This can go without saying, but we are here to remind you to not forget to loot. Sometimes, you may think you don't need the extra metal scraps or ammo. However, after many operations have been completed, or enemies cleared out, you can explore the area to find intel and other goodies.

For example, during the Fuel the Revolution operation, you will liberate the Cabeza Fuel Depot and then can continue to explore. You will find gasolina, metal scraps and ammo. But, you will also find intel that will assist you with the next portion of your operation and a keycard. This keycard will then let you into a secret room where you can acquire a machine gun.

That machine gun definitely comes in handy as you go onto the next stage of your operation. The case for a lot of operations that you carry out as a part of the main story is that there will often be keycards to find that take you into private rooms with ammo and new weapons, so be sure to thoroughly loot areas even when you think you're done with them.

Finally, be sure to make the most of Far Cry's biggest map yet. There is a wealth of operations, side quests and collectables to consider as you explore Yara and fight against Anton Castillo. As you work to free Yara from his oppressive regime, take some time to see what else Yara has to offer you too, including its Rides, which are great for getting you from A to B quickly.