Everything you need to know about Far Cry 6
Giancarlo Esposito stars as the villain in this action-shooter.
Is Far Cry 6 here yet? Where is it?
After Ubisoft missed the initial February 2021 release date for Far Cry 6, more information on the company’s flagship open-world shooter is hotly anticipated. Luckily, Ubisoft just debuted a boatload of information about the upcoming game.
Here’s everything know about Far Cry 6.
When is the Far Cry 6 release date?
Far Cry 6 will be available on October 7, 2021
Is there a Far Cry 6 trailer?
You better believe it! You can watch a gameplay-centric trailer for the game below.
This trailer shows us adult Dani Rojas in their female form. We can see all the tasks you can complete across Far Cry 6, including the numerous customizable vehicles and expansive settings.
This trailer confirms that players will be able to use smartphones in this game.
We can see various sides of combat like how Dani can use various items to make unique weapons including a CD gun launcher. It’s unknown how much variety can be found across the game. However, your arsenal can be enhanced by items known as Supremo backpacks. These backpacks can grant you different effects like rocket launches or extra jumps.
Lastly, the trailer confirms that you can have your very own dog in Far Cry 6. There’s no more going at it alone.
What is the Far Cry 6 plot?
Far Cry 6 seems like something of a prequel to previous Far Cry games and takes place in a fictional Caribbean nation called Yara that is clearly reminiscent of Cuba. But it's perhaps more accurate to say that it takes place years before the present day.
The main villain of the game is President Anton Castillo (Giancarlo Esposito), a ruthless dictator of the island nation who is grooming his son Diego to be his successor. Players control a character named Dani. "As Dani Rojas (playable as a female or male character), you will help stoke the fires of revolution through guerrilla warfare across the island of Yara," the official press release for the game explains.
What actors are in Far Cry 6?
The most obvious star in Far Cry 6 is Giancarlo Esposito, whom you may recognize as Gus Fring from Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul or as Moff Gideon in The Mandolorian. In this game, he plays the antagonist Anton Castillo, and the reveal trailer indicates that Esposito's performance will be super captivating.
He isn't the only notable actor though, as a credits sequence released for the game by Ubisoft confirms that Anthony Gonzalez, who portrayed Miguel in the Pixar film Coco, will portray Diego, who is possibly a young Vaas. Other actors confirmed in that cinematic title sequence include Sean Rey, Nisa Gunduz, Alex Fernandez, Jess Salgueiro, Shakira Barrera, Manuel Rodriguez Saenz, and more.
Which platforms will Far Cry 6 be on?
Ubisoft has confirmed that Far Cry 6 will be available across PC, PS4, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, Google Stadia, and Amazon Luna. This follows through on previous statements from Ubisoft that indicated that all titles coming out this fiscal year would be cross-gen.
Ubisoft has also confirmed that Far Cry 6 will support Smart Delivery on both next-gen consoles, so you won't have to pay to upgrade. A Nintendo Switch version of Far Cry 6 was not mentioned during its reveal. A port of the game to Switch is ultimately unlikely as no other Far Cry games are on the system and it's a weaker platform hardware-wise than its contemporaries.
What special editions does Far Cry 6 have?
For those interested in Far Cry 6, four different versions of the game will be available. Of course, there's the standard edition for $60, but players interested in the Season Pass can pick up the Gold Edition for $110. A $120 dollar Ultimate Edition includes everything from the Gold Edition, plus the "Jungle Expedition pack, the Croc Hunter pack, and the Vice pack" DLC.
Finally, the game will also receive a $200 Collector's Edition, which comes with everything from the Ultimate Edition plus a replica flamethrower, a steel book, an art book, stickers, a keyring, a map, and the game's soundtrack. While the higher-end versions of Far Cry 6 do get pretty expensive, they come with more content and some notable collectibles.
When might we learn more about Far Cry 6?
If you left this selection of information unsatisfied, don’t worry, there should be more information on Far Cry 6 soon enough.
Ubisoft is holding its annual event, Ubisoft Forward on June 12, 2021. It should hold at least some news for the upcoming game.
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