Far Cry 6 – Six Ways Yara Shakes Up Open-World Havoc
Dani Rojas, Custom Guerrilla
Far Cry 6 has a new approach to storytelling, pulling the camera out to a third-person perspective. The new cinematics bring a level of depth and humanity to the story, and we now see and hear exactly what Dani is feeling at any given time. It’s easier to care about Dani when you see them evolve from an ex-military refugee to a reluctant guerrilla to a one-person revolution.
Speaking of Dani, one of the more subtle but wonderful additions to Far Cry 6 comes with the music that plays over the radio while driving. The music itself is nothing new for Far Cry, but Dani’s singing along is.
Backpacks of Mass Destruction
Resolver weapons may showcase the resourcefulness of guerrilla fighters, but why use a nailgun to get the job done when you can use a back-mounted rocket launcher?
Gear Makes the Guerrilla
A guerrilla is only as good as their gear, and in another new feature for Far Cry 6, players can outfit Dani with head, chest, leg, foot, and wrist gear. Together, these five pieces of gear allow you to further customize your Dani to your playstyle. The Rioter Vest gives you added protection against armor-piercing rounds (another new addition to Far Cry 6 is specific ammo types that affect targets differently), Parkour Shorts give you’re a speed boost after sliding, while Parkour Shoes improve your movement speed generally.
Seasoned Far Cry players know that being reckless with a flamethrower can result in some accidental player burns. Luckily, we were given Fuego Mitts, a piece of wrist gear that automatically puts out flames should we ever catch fire.
Weapons of the Revolution
Like Dani’s gear, weapons in Far Cry 6 can be bought from special dealers, or looted – er, liberated – from caches scattered around the world. That old hunting rifle you found might do the job well enough on its own, for example, but what if you were to trick it out with armor-piercing rounds, a makeshift suppressor, and a magnifying scope?
Each firearm has different upgrade slots that vary from weapon to weapon, but include muzzle attachments, optical or pointer mounts, and even different ammo types. Some weapons also feature slots for special mods that add passive buffs, like improving reload speed or letting you move more quickly while aiming, and you can customize them with new paint jobs and even dangling charms. Since Dani is able to equip up to three full-sized weapons and a sidearm, you can carry a small arsenal customized for any situation and target – quiet or loud, armored or unarmored, infantry or tanks.
Horses: Because Walking is for Chumps
Cars, trucks, and motorcycles are plentiful (if somewhat ancient) in Yara, and after your first few missions, you’ll even get an armored, customizable sedan that you can summon at any time. You can’t pet an armored sedan, and they don’t cut as majestic a figure while you’re riding them across high cliffs (in fact, that’s probably ill-advised in general). They’re also not great for navigating steep mountainsides or dense forests, and while you can drive them across Yara’s more uneven, rockier terrain, it’ll be a rough ride.
Horses are often the best solution for getting around Yara’s dusty back roads in a hurry, and their ability to go places most vehicles can’t makes them a great way to reach hidden rebel hideouts and haunted caves. They’re also surprisingly strong and durable, so be careful where you point them if you don’t want to smash an object or person.
Hiding in Plain Sight
A key part of being a guerrilla is being able to blend in amongst the civilian population, and in Far Cry 6, that’s as easy as keeping your guns holstered and safely out of view. So long as you’re not holding a firearm, trespassing in a restricted area, or otherwise acting suspiciously, Castillo’s soldiers usually won’t pay you any mind – although, given how many of them are escorting prisoners or brutalizing villagers, you might want to pay them some mind. (In that case, keeping your guns holstered will keep their suspicions at bay until you’re in a good position to take them down.)
Sep 01, 2021 at 07:30