Far Cry 6, Ubisoft’s upcoming action-adventure first-person shooter, is scheduled to release on 7th October 2021. It has become one of the most anticipated among the gaming world’s 2021 releases. It’s a game about revolution, set on a tropical island replete with pet alligators, crazy characters, superb moves, and, keeping with Far Cry tradition, an evil dictator. It will be available on gaming platforms like PC, Stadia, PS4, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X. Ubisoft has confirmed that it will not be available on Steam. The game will not be available in arcade mode.
Far Cry 6: Storyline
Anton Castillo rose to power with an idea to restore the island of Yara by any means possible. Actor Giancarlo Esposito of Breaking Bad fame plays the role of the dictator in the game. His plan is to empower his people and isolate the island of Yara from the rest of the world. He wants to bring back glory to Yara with the help of 3,00,000 soldiers. Diego, his 13-year-old son, is unsure about whether he wants to follow in his father’s footsteps. Anton wants him to be his successor. (Yara is based on the island country of Cuba and its historic revolution.)
But the dictator has brutally ravaged the island, which has left the people impoverished, causing urban decay. This in turn has started off a guerilla movement led by a local revolutionary, Clara Garcia. And our playable protagonist, Dani Rojas, joins this rebel group called Libertad. Mainly following an increase in Anton’s brutality. Dani is a military dropout and possesses the ability and acumen to take down Anton.
For the first time in the history of Far Cry, the player can decide whether he/she wants to play as a male or a female. A player can decide that at the start of the game. Unlike Far Cry 5, there will be a voice to the character. Sean Rey or Nisa voiced the character depending on the gender that the player chooses. Navid Khavari, the narrative director, has stated the need for a voice in such a revolution.
What To Expect
Far Cry is one of the most successful game franchises. Players around the world have enjoyed its visceral thrills for years. Naturally, they are super excited to know what they are about to witness in this latest installment. Here are some of the things that they can expect from Far Cry 6:
Human non-playable characters (Far Cry 6)
Far Cry 6 will not have the ‘Guns for Hire’ or ‘Fangs for Hire’ as their companions, Amigos will be the new companions. There will be fewer humans and more animals as one’s companions. The humans can fight some resistance battles alongside the player. The player can not “call” them like in the previous games. Here are some of the human characters:
He is a weapons expert and ex-KGB spy who specializes in ‘Resolver’ philosophy. It is a philosophy that urges you to do what you want to do from the thing that you possess. Given the state of Yara, this ideology makes its way into the game’s themes. One can witness transforming armaments and artilleries which adhere to the Resolver philosophy.
She is the leader of a local group named Libertad who leads the guerilla movement against dictator Anton Castillo. Dani will work with her to take down the evil dictator of Yara.
Animal NPCs (Far Cry 6)
Guapo the Aliigator
Guapo (Spanish for “handsome) is an alligator who wears clothes. It can be “called” to chomp down the enemies in order to finish them off with greater ease.
Chorizo the dog
A dog with a makeshift wheel that can distract other enemies with its cuteness instead of killing them outright. It can be used in stealth situations where one must pass silently without using lethal force.
Chicharron the Rooster
This friendly rooster wears a spiky collar. The player may “call” it to claw down your enemies and destroy them. (Chicharron is a Latin American dish.)
In addition to these animals, a cyber-dog and panthers can be found in the special edition of the game
Weapons and Artilleries (Far Cry 6)
One of the key features in Far Cry is the number of options available in terms of weapons. Loadout of the character will make a huge difference in the game. Loadout can accommodate a number of play styles and are highly customizable. For the first time, the player can holster their weapons, pay bribes to different enemies, hijack trucks and commit sabotage. There are two categories as follows:
They are leftover guns from the last century’s cold war with a total of forty-nine weapons to choose from with a lot of attachments. It includes guns like SKS, FAL, M16, baseball bats, throwing knives which return after a player has thrown one. There are hand-built improvised guns like flamethrowers, silent nail guns, EMP grenades, Minigun built from a motorcycle, and a launcher that plays ‘Macarena.’ The scope for improvisation is likely to increase a lot more in this installment.
It is an upgradeable backpack that can do a rocket jump and may be used to demolish whole areas. Far Cry 6 will bring in the RPG light gear system from Far Cry: Dawn. Clothing will bring certain perks like improving headshot damage and increasing stealth and mobility.
With the wide range of weapons available with the protagonist, corresponding weapons may be available with the enemy like Far Cry: Dawn. One of the unique features of Far Cry 6 will be the outposts. Unlike earlier, the players are given the liberty to change outposts and can be reset after killing the enemy base.
Open-world activities in Far Cry 6
The fan-favorite non-violent and open-world aspects of Far Cry will return in this edition. The player can play games like dominoes and get into cockfights. The player will not be provided with wingsuits. They have to earn it via wingsuit and grappling challenges. There will be different guerilla paths that will help in finding out shortcuts inside the city.
The player can transport vehicles repurposed from old material. Listening to fans’ appeal, the player character has been given the use horses in this edition. That has to partly do with Cuba’s penchant for horse riding. The player can also create custom cars like in the Mad Max series, with different types of attachments.
The map in Far Cry 6 is the biggest playground in the series to date. It contains various jungles and beaches. Unlike other Far Cry entries, here the entire map will be open for exploration, Esperanza is the capital city of Yara. The player can explore huge infrastructure and skyscrapers. They can also explore rooftops and alleyways in the city. Population density can be felt more closely, unlike earlier games in the series.
Navid Khavari has disclosed in an interview, “The verticality is a complete game-changer. Being able to run across rooftops, use back alleys, fight against some of the toughest opponents in the game in this setting, I think is really unique and fresh.”
Like Ubisoft’s other flagship franchise Assassin’s Creed, Far Cry has always been open to reinvention. It has lived up to the uphill task of being an ambitious, constantly thrilling series looking to one-up its previous entries in major ways. Whether in terms of the action, or villainy, or setting and psychology. We can only hope this trend continues with each new game.