30 Jul 2021 10:15 AM +00:00

Far Cry 6: Everything We Know So Far

It's been a few years since Far Cry 5, and it's almost time for the sixth instalment, the imaginatively titled Far Cry 6.

The game was revealed at Ubisoft Forward last year, and we don't have to wait much longer to get our hands on it.

With an always interesting story and action-packed gameplay, it's managed to attract one of the world's most memorable on-screen baddies, Giancarlo Esposito.

Far Cry recently ditched the exotic locale for a more familiar, North American setting, but the sixth instalment will take players to an island paradise known as Yara.

Here's everything we know about Far Cry 6.

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E3 Ubisoft Forward

Check out the latest villain-focused trailer above.

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New Trailer - 13th June

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Far Cry 6 DLC Revealed - 12th June

Ubisoft has revealed that Far Cry 6's Season Pass will let players step into the roles of Vaas, Pagan Min, and Joseph Seed.

Check it out below:

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Release Date

Far Cry 6 will release on October 7, following a delay.

Far Cry 6 was initially scheduled to launch on February 18, 2021. However, Ubisoft announced during their Q2 earnings report that, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it will be moved to the 2021-22 fiscal year.

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What Is Far Cry 6?

Far Cry is an FPS franchise published by Ubisoft. The games don't tend to share a narrative but the recent games feature a large open world in a wilderness setting, forcing the player to hunt and craft to survive.

Far Cry 6 is developing exploration and the setting of the Farcry series by implementing an urban environment for players to explore.

The game will be based in the fictional island nation of Yara, an exotic and tropical location.

The country is divided and protests are taking place opposing the ongoing dictatorship of Anton Castillo, the antagonist of the title.

The Far Cry series has garnered a reputation for complex and interesting antagonists, so expectations are high for Anton Castillo.

Our protagonist looks to be Dani Rojas, a character playable as both male and female.

Farcry, despite being known for its antagonists, has often fallen short in creating an interesting protagonist.

Let's hope our character isn't voiceless and has a personality that can immerse the player.

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Far Cry is renowned for its tropical landscapes and rural environments and the sixth game in the series is no different.

A Ubisoft Narrative Director has confirmed the setting and Guerilla elements of the game are inspired by Cuba.

Players will be able to experience an urban landscape through the city of Esperanza.

We can expect the traditional Farcry mechanics of exploring, gathering and hunting to play a key role in the title.

Alongside this, with the introduction of an urban setting, there are endless possibilities in terms of activities and mechanics.

Check what changes we want to see in Far Cry 6 here.

Read More: Far Cry 6: Narrative Inspired By Former Cuban Guerillas, Dev Confirms

DLC

The Far Cry 6 Season Pass is included with the Gold Edition or higher, and the DLC will let players step into the shoes of the franchise's iconic villains like Vaas, Pagan Min, and Joseph Seed.

Read More: Far Cry 6 DLC: Season Pass Price, Content And Everything We Know

Trailer

Check out the trailers for Far Cry 6 here:

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Ubisoft's animation studio released a detailed trailer showcasing how they rendered some of the game's scenes and characters as well, and you can check it out here.

Location

The game is set in Yara, the franchise's largest world yet. This tropical paradise is ruled over by a terrifying dictator, and is "frozen in time". Expect classic cars and architecture, as well as palm trees galore.

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Gameplay

In an interview with Game Rant, the game Narrative Director Navid Khavari revealed Far Cry 6 will offer a third-person perspective for cutscenes.

This addresses the critique that the Far Cry protagonists of the past have seemed voiceless and detached from the player.

This will allow the player to connect with Dani as a character and immerse themselves in the story.

It also grants the player another element of choice which is always positive in games.

Read More: Far Cry 6 Gameplay: Details, Features And Changes We Want To See

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Characters

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Protagonist - Dani Rojas

Dani Rojas will be the main protagonist in Far Cry 6, the character will be playable as male or female.

Dani was born and raised in Yara.

Villian - Anton Castillo

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Anton Castillo is the dictator of Yara and the villain of Far Cry 6.

Anton is a complex and interesting villain who must balance the running of a country alongside bringing up his son.

His son, Diego, will take his place as dictator of the country after his death. Anton is impatient with his son's maturity and knowledge of politics as he is concerned about the revolution and the succession of his son after his death.

Like most of Far Cry's villains, Anton will not be a typical 'bad guy' villain. His character will be complex and his motivations may seem justified at points.

Judging by the ongoing revolution, it may be fair to say that Anton is not as concerned for his people's wealth as he should be.

Being a dictator, he most likely takes his privileged lifestyle for granted and cannot relate to the struggles of the people of Yara.

Let's hope Anton can live up to previous Far Cry villains and pose a significant threat to our protagonist.

Castillo's Son - Diego

We don't know much about Diego other than he is the son of the antagonist of Far Cry 6, Anton Castillo.

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We know Anton is raising his son ready for the succession of his dictatorship. However, we know very little about his personality.

Rumours have been circulating that Diego may a young Vaas from Far Cry 3.

Both of them have similar facial features and a scar on their left eyebrow.

The Dog - Chorizo

Perhaps what fans are most excited about is the dog Ubisoft has revealed will be in the game.

A sausage dog called Chorizo will be available to recruit and fight by players side.

Pre-orders of the game will receive a Chorizo skin, a very big incentive.

Platforms

The game will likely release on the new PS5 and Xbox Series X consoles if it releases in early 2021.

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We can also expect the PC to share in the glory via Uplay and can expect the PS4 and Xbox One to receive the game.

The Nintendo Switch, although unconfirmed, is likely to miss out on the offering.

Cross-Platform

It's unknown if the new Far Cry will offer cross-platform functionality.

Despite the fact the game offers multiplayer, it's not as sought after as it once was.

With so many developers now offering this feature, it wouldn't be a surprise to see it being implemented.

We'd hope that it at least supports cross-generation play.

Multiplayer and Map Editor

As of writing, the only official multiplayer information we have is that there will be a co-op mode in the game.

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The rest is left to the imagination - but we can make some assumptions based on past games.

One of the great features of Far Cry 5 is the map editor, but the feature won't be returning in Far Cry 6.

Read More: Far Cry 6 Multiplayer: Co-op Campaign, Online PVP Multiplayer, Maps And Everything We Know

Pre-Order

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Here's a summary of all the pre-order options for Farcry 6.

Pre Order Bonuses: Libertad Pack
  • Discos Locos, a deadly disc launcher weapon
  • Libertad Chorizo skin, a skin for your sausage dog companion Chorizo
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Standard Edition
  • The standard edition includes the base game.
Yara Edition
  • The Yara Edition includes the base game and The Croc Hunter Pack
Gold Edition
  • The Far Cry 6 Gold Edition includes the base game and the Season Pass.
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Ultimate Edition
  • The Jungle Expedition Pack
  • Season Pass
  • The Croc Hunter Pack
  • The Vice Pack.
Collectors Edition
  • A “How to Assemble” one-pager artwork, illustrated by the artist Tobatron.
  • A high-end 72cm-length replica of “Tostador”, the flamethrower weapon from the game.
  • A Collector's Case-based on Tobatron's art style
  • Exclusive Steelbook with an emblematic design
  • A 64-page A4 format artbook featuring exclusive artworks
  • A set of 10 stickers
  • A Chorizo keyring
  • A selected soundtrack
  • World Map
  • All previous rewards from other Editions
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Check out our full article on pre-orders here.