- We got a first-hand look at the upcoming adrenaline-filled world of Far Cry 6.
- From its massive open world, captivating villain, and open-ended gameplay, we can’t wait to play more when Far Cry 6 launches on October 7.
- Far Cry 6 is now available for pre-order on the Xbox Store for Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S in Standard, Gold, and Ultimate Editions.
Far Cry is one of Ubisoft’s marquee series. When a new entry gets announced, like the upcoming Far Cry 6, you can bet many of us perk up at the sound of that, thinking about the new massive open world to the explore, the unpredictable and open-ended gameplay to be had, and the larger-than-life characters we’ll get to meet. It’s these reasons and more that we’re incredibly excited to dive in and visit Far Cry 6’s island of Yara when it launches October 7 for Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S.
1: Part of the Action
Far Cry 6 wastes no time in getting you into the action. Everything that happens in the first hour of the game felt like it couldn’t wait to throw you into the wild to start causing mayhem. It’s not long until you gain access to abilities like the grapple hook, weapon customization, animal companions, a parachute, and yes, the ability to carry two primary weapons, in addition to your sidearm, without having to spend XP. The heart of Far Cry games are their open-ended nature and massive open worlds, and it’s great that Far Cry 6 really hones in on getting you into the action – and its massive world – as quickly as possible.
2: Resolver Workbench
Far Cry 6 dials up the loot grind with the Resolver Workbench; it’s like weapon customization after drinking a six pack of Red Bull. “Resolver,” as Ubisoft has detailed for us before on Xbox Wire, translated from Spanish, means “to solve.” You’re solving for the situation that you’re presented in and having to create the right weapon for the right job. Need to modify a sniper rifle with armor piercing rounds? Cool, done. Want to create a minigun from a spare motorbike engine? You can do it. How about a rifle that fires bullets that shock your target? Done.
You can create and modify these Resolver Weapons by scavenging materials found in the world of Far Cry 6. You can also hunt animals and trade the meat for the materials you need. Then return to your workbench and begin tweaking and modifying your weapons to suit what you’re trying to accomplish, be it run-n-gun with some heavy weapons with armor piercing rounds or improve the impact of your bow’s arrows for the more stealth-like approach to missions. Like many things in a Far Cry game, the choice and how you want to approach missions is yours.
Supremos are back-mounted super weapons that are designed to create a massive amount of destruction in one go. The first one we got to play with was the Exterminador, which is essentially a mini multi-rocket launcher on your back. With its Armageddon Strike ability, which rains a series of rockets down on an enemy, you can quickly deal with a group of soldiers or a truck full of reinforcements with ease. Another one we liked using later in our demo was Furioso – it was kind of like a jetpack that couldn’t really get off the ground — whose power, Feugo Loco, produces a massive explosive ring that roasts nearby enemies dealing some killer AOE damage. There’s at least six unique Supremos to create in Far Cry 6 and you can bet I’ll be looking to build all of them.
After all those animal companions in Far Cry 5, it was great to see this feature coming back into Far Cry 6 as Amigos. While a lot of attention was given to the introduction to the adorable dachshund Chorizo earlier this year, it was Guapo the alligator that stole my heart (yes, you can pet him; he’s truly the goodest of bois).
Guapo is very helpful if you’re more of a chaos thriving type of player, as he can be sent to attack and kill most guards. His Ancient Survivor ability lets him passively recover health and can self-revive after being downed in combat. Whereas Chorizo is designed more for stealth players, utilizing his Attention-Seeker ability that unleashes his irresistible charm to distract enemies. Each Amigo will have their own specialty that can assist you in Far Cry 6 and can be summoned to your location from just about anywhere giving you a faithful and useful companion in the game.
Considering how massive Far Cry 6 is, the ability to summon vehicles via your cellphone is a welcome addition to the series — it’s much better than having to run around looking for a set of wheels or a garage to spawn one. Oh, and you can customize them as well, like putting a massive gun on top of 1956 Chevy. It’s all about “Resolver,” remember? These aren’t just stylish rides to help you quickly get around the island. These are stylish wheels that can be customized into vehicles of destruction that are ready to rock and roll. Like your weapons, Rides have a variety of customization slots for offense, defense, and cosmetics giving us yet another reason to scavenge the island for parts and resources.
6: Antón Castillo
We love a good villain, and the Far Cry series is known for delivering; Vaas from Far Cry 3 is one of my all-time favorites. Now with Giancarlo Esposito (“Breaking Bad,” “The Mandalorian”) in the shoes of Yara’s dictator Antón Castillo, we’re eager to see more.
The island of Yara is not only a tropical paradise ruled by dictator Antón Castillo, but it’s also home to the cancer treatment drug Viviro, grown by modifying the island’s naturally grown tobacco. Castillo wants to use this to put Yara on the map – but it’s being grown at the cost of Yara’s citizens lives. He loves his country, and he could save the world with this live-saving drug, but it’s clear he loves power more and wants to ensure his legacy lives on through his son, Diego. Thus, lots of complicated ingredients here that can make Castillo a compelling villain, who also finds himself dealing with a bit of an uprising on his hands thanks to yours truly.
The good thing is that we don’t have long to wait to kickstart this revolution! Far Cry 6 is launching for Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S on October 7. Far Cry 6 will be Optimized for Xbox Series X|S and will support Smart Delivery, giving you the best version of the game on the Xbox console you own. Pre-orders are available now on the Xbox Store for the Standard Edition, Gold Edition, and Ultimate Edition. Keep it tuned here to Xbox Wire for the latest news about your favorite games, including Far Cry 6.
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