Far Cry 6: Release Date, Story & Gameplay Details

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When is the Far Cry 6 release date, and what can we expect from the game? | © Ubisoft

Far Cry 6 is well on its way to launch. We have all the Far Cry 6 details for you right here, including Far Cry 6 story details, the game's characters, setting, and more.

Who's excited for Far Cry 6? You? You? What about you? Am I excited? Hell yes, I am! After months of leaks, minor announcements, story trailers, gameplay reveals, and more, the game is slowly making its way towards its eventual release. Words cannot express how exciting this is, and also how fantastic this game is to look – though, of course, don't preorder games, folks. This game could still suck. Anyway, here's everything we know about Far Cry 6, including its release date and both gameplay and story details...

Holy cow in a bucket, Far Cry 6 is shaping up to be one hell of a game! From what we've seen so far, it looks amazing. Thus, before you dive into Far Cry 6's release date, story, gameplay, and story details, check out the story so far...

Far Cry 6 Story Details

Who is Far Cry 6's Protagonist?

Far Cry 6's main protagonist, and player character, is Dani Rojas. For once, Far Cry does not make you play as an outsider, stranded in a foreign location, acting as essentially a white savior. This time, you play Dani Rojas, who is actually a native of Yara. She is a rebel who joined the revolution and the guerilla movement against the antagonist dictator Antón Castillo.

Who is Antón Castillo & Diego in Far Cry 6?

Antón Castillo is the main antagonist of Far Cry 6, the dictator who rules over Yara, and Diego's father. Ah, yes, Antón Castillo, played by Giancarlo Esposito – everybody's favorite Breaking Bad character, don't at me. If you haven't seen the trailer in which he manages to teach his son Diego a life lesson... while putting a live grenade in his hand, then here you go:


Am I the only one who would watch a whole movie about that? Like, one minute into it, I had my popcorn ready and was all cuddled up in my blanket ready to lose myself in Giancarlo's somber voice... I digress. Ubisoft did state – and this is a quote – that the "triangle between Antón, Diego and Dani is absolutely crucial." This is great because Far Cry games have always been about the antagonists – a good main protagonist? Yes. Yes please.

Is Vaas in Far Cry 6?

Rumor has it that Diego is Vaas from Far Cry 3, but it is very uncertain, and somewhat unlikely. The main link that we can see is that Vaas' voice actor Michael Madon tweeted this a while back:

“Thank you so much! Vaas is my spirit animal - having co-created that character is something that will always be dear to me. I still get recognized as Vaas, and I still feel the outpouring of love for that character - makes me very happy. Who knows... maybe I will reprise the role very soon? :p

Of course, there's also the fact that Diego has the exact same scar as Vaas. The thing is, though, that Diego has a smart-phone and Vaas would have been born in the 1980s, so the timeline doesn't really check out to be honest... Maybe it could just be a small mistake, though? We'll just have to wait and see whether Vaas will be in Far Cry 6.


Far Cry 6: New Gameplay Features

Far Cry 6 is specializing in new Guerilla gameplay, introducing a bunch of cool new gear and a new Amigos system to the game. This Amigos system will feature various animals that the player can use as weapons and general companions. It all looks pretty cool, and everyone has seen Chorizo the Sausage Dog. So freaking cute... just so freaking cute! Also keep in mind that there is a vast assortment of characters whom will play alongside you as you make your way through the story. So yeah, Guerilla-style gameplay in a massive new map with tons of cool weapons, and a new Amigos system... Cool!

Where Will Far Cry 6 Be Set?

Far Cry 6 will take place in Yara, which is a fictionalized version of Cuba. Unsurprisingly, the game is set during a time of turbulence and political unrest. Yara is a massive fictionalized country in South America, and is run by Antón Castillo, a ruthless dictator. You are part of a resistance movement, and will traverse the varied environment on your mission to rid Yara of Castillo's evil...

How Big Will the Far Cry 6 Map Be?

According to Ubisoft, Far Cry 6 will feature the largest Far Cry Map to date. The game is more than just exotic landscapes and jungles. We get an actual capital city this time. What's more, it's a city in unrest, so we can expect a city reminiscent of... Chicago? Portland in 2020? Ha! Jokes aside, Far Cry 6's map will apparently feature game-changing verticality, as well as almost Assassin's Creed-style running across rooftops, and more. The map is going to be huge, and it's lookin' awesome!

When is the Far Cry 6 Release Date?

Far Cry 6 will release on October 7, 2021. The game will be available in both physical and digital editions, and has a number of different editions you can pick up. As I always say, though: as hype as you might be, it's never a good idea to preorder video games! Just wait until the damn thing comes out, and you can check out the reviews!

On What Platforms is Far Cry 6 On?

  • Xbox One
  • Xbox Series X|S
  • PlayStation 4
  • PlayStation 5
  • Google Stadia
  • Epic Games
  • Ubisoft Connect & Ubisoft+

So there you have it: everything we know so far about Far Cry 6. Honestly, there is so much to cover that we might have missed something! In case we did, here's the official Far Cry 6 website, so you can check out their breakdown. Jeez-magee, this game looks unbelievable. We can't wait to get our grubby mitts on it! Keep the hype alive, but remember: don't preorder video games!

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