It’s been a while since Ubisoft have pushed a Far Cry experience onto gamers, with Far Cry 5 in 2018 and Far Cry New Dawn a year later the last efforts. Yet after being teased and then delayed, Far Cry 6 is back and today Ubisoft have dropped all the details you will ever need, with fully confirmed release date, trailers, pre-order bonuses and more delivered.
So, let’s get the biggy out of the way before we begin. Far Cry 6 will be coming to Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PS4, PS5, Google Stadia, Amazon Luna and PC (Epic Games Store and Ubisoft Store) come October 7th 2021.
It is then where we’ll get to head to Yara, a tropical paradise frozen in time in the heart of the Caribbean. It’s a world in grave danger though (you know, Far Cry and all that!) as we look to join the revolution to liberate the Yaran people from the rule of dictator Antón Castillo and his teenage son Diego – brought to life by Giancarlo Esposito (The Mandalorian, Breaking Bad) and Anthony Gonzalez (Coco).
In creation by Ubisoft Toronto, we’ll meet military dropout Dani Rojas as players get fast swept up in the guerrilla movement, attempting to come to terms with the brutality of this dictator’s rule. Playing either the male or female role, expect to be found teaming up with a cast of super-colourful characters, including Clara Garcia – the leader of the group Libertad – or Juan Cortex; a jaded ex-KGB spy.
Whilst this is a new Far Cry experience, and for the most part we should know what to expect, Far Cry 6 will differ. You see, to succeed against the overwhelming power of Antón’s army, players will need to embrace the “resolver” spirit, a philosophy of resourcefulness found across Yara, making use of everything and whatever they have to inflict chaos on the regime. Fueled by the creativity of “resolver” mastermind Juan Cortez, Far Cry 6 features a broad and unexpected arsenal of customizable “resolver” weapons and tools. This will see you using the likes of a motorcycle engine powered minigun to a homing missile throwing backpack, pushing the “resolver” spirit to the limit will grant Dani the power of an entire guerrilla army.
Playable in solo or two-player cooperative fashion, Far Cry 6 will also give players unprecedented freedom to experience the game the way they want by supporting their playstyle, whether they prefer a stealthy or forceful approach. In addition to resolver options, players will be able to pick traditional weapons and use new ways to traverse the world such as horses, tanks and crazy DIY vehicles. They will also be able to pair up with all-new animal companions like Chorizo, the adorable wiener dog no soldier can ignore or Guapo, Juan’s soldier-hungry pet crocodile.
The world you take in promises to be a stunning one too, taking you through lush jungles to decaying cities. All will be controlled by Anton’s army though and so you’ll need to work the hidden guerrilla camps across the country, gathering soldiers and resources while planning their next move. Players will have to navigate the world and approach situations like true guerrilla fighters to make sure every strike against the regime hits hard.
We think you’re probably sold already, particularly if you take in the trailers below, but if you want to get your money in early you’ll find that pre-ordering Far Cry 6 will see access gained to the Libertad Pack, which includes the “Libertad Outfit” for Chorizo and the state-of-the-art “Discos Locos”, a weaponized disc launcher that will make enemies dance on their own graves. You’ll find Standard (£59.99), Gold (£84.99) and Ultimate (£99.99) versions of the game from the Xbox Store. Other stores will no doubt cover the same angles.
There is also the standalone Ubicollectibles 26-cm tall figurine “Lions of Yara”, to consider which showcases Antón Castillo, the President and leader of Yara, and his teenage son Diego, is now available for pre-orders on the Ubisoft Store. It includes a unique code that unlocks a weapon charm in Far Cry 6, the “The Lion of Yara.” Far Cry 6 will also make the most of free next-gen upgrades, letting players take their Xbox One or PS4 version across to Xbox Series X|S or PS5 at no additional cost.
We’ll be sure to continue to bring you all the Far Cry 6 details in the weeks ahead. We’ll also remind you when that October 7th release date comes around.