by Alleef Ashaari in

Ubisoft has finally unveiled new gameplay footage and the release date for Far Cry 6, the latest instalment in the Far Cry franchise.

Set in Yara, a tropical paradise frozen in time in the heart of the Caribbean, players will experience the adrenaline rush and chaos of guerrilla combat as they join the revolution to liberate Yaran people from the oppressive rule of dictator Antón Castillo and his teenage son Diego – brought to life by Giancarlo Esposito (The Mandalorian, Breaking Bad) and Anthony Gonzalez (Coco).

As local Yaran and military dropout Dani Rojas, players will be swept up in the guerrilla movement as the brutality of Antón’s rule reaches new heights and the fire of revolution ignites across the country. Players will be able to choose to play Dani as a woman or a man and will join forces with a colourful cast of characters, including Clara Garcia, the leader of the revolutionary group Libertad, or Juan Cortez, a jaded ex-KGB spy and guerrilla master as they fight their way to take down the tyrant.

Fueled by the creativity of “resolver” mastermind Juan Cortez, Far Cry 6 features a broad and unexpected arsenal of customizable “resolver” weapons and tools. From 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.

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 gameplay looks just like previous entries, but with crazier weapons and stuff. Ubisoft showed off the crocodile and two-legged dog companions, as well as weapons that launch killer CDs at enemies and a backpack that launches freaking airstrike missiles.

Alligator companion.
CD player launcher.
Good doggo.

Far Cry 6 is set to release on 7 October 2021 on Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, PS5, PS4, and PC on both the Epic Games Store and the Ubisoft Store. It was announced late last year in 2020 that Far Cry 6 would be delayed beyond its original 18 February 2021 release date.

Those who pre-order Far Cry 6 will get access 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. Fans who purchase Far Cry 6 on Xbox One or PS4 will be able to upgrade their version to next-gen at no additional cost on the Xbox Series X/S and the PS5®.

In the meantime, check out the awesome trailers below:

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