Hey guys! At the moment of developing this guide, my excitement levels are very high. To be precise, I am on cloud 9! Far Cry 5 is finally out and what a game it is. I had been waiting for this one impatiently after having seen its impressive trailer. Although I am a bit disappointed with the new antagonist Joseph Seed, there is a lot that the game offers. One thing about Seed is that he does not have any memorable lines; if you played Far Cry 3, you would understand what I am talking about. Do you remember Voyt? An antagonist who burnt a boat full of hostages while listening to the song “Ride of Valkyries”. Although as gamers we are meant to hate antagonist, their characters and motive should bring life to the game. I am talking about the likes of Frau Engel from Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus, as well as Joker from Batman. This is something that Seed lacks. However, it doesn’t take away the beauty of the game. Ubisoft did a great job by keeping the structure of the game while avoiding the repetition feeling among gamers. There is a huge selection of weapons at your disposal, and the introduction of playing as a female character is a welcome one. You now have the liberty to create your own character. However, this feature is limited but it does add meat to the bone. 2018 continues to impress us with the release of jaw-dropping games. Like I previously said, we are in for a treat, and it seems like there are still more to come. If you smell something, just know the developers are cooking!
About the Game
Far Cry 5 is a first-person shooter game that was released on the 27th of March 2018. It was developed and published by Ubisoft. The game is the latest entry in its series. Its predecessor in the name of Far Cry 4 was released in 2014. Although the setup is pretty much similar to its predecessor, a lot of things have changed in Far Cry 5. There is a lot that needs to be paid attention to otherwise you will find yourself roaming at one place. An open world like the one presented in Far Cry 5 can be a bit confusing, especially if you do not have a clue of what is going on. I am sure the reason you are here is that you are searching for a sense of direction. Yeah, it does get to us all, and it’s frustrating. Well, that is the reason why we provide such useful guides so that you can enjoy your well-spent money to the fullest. I will not spend much time introducing the game as most of you already know what it is all about. However, I will give a brief intro just in case we have got some noobs in the house.
So, what happens in Far Cry 5? When playing the game, you are placed in the fictional world in Hope County, Montana. The place is ruled in dictatorial form by a douche in the form of a preacher Joseph Seed together with his cult called The Project. Joseph Seed is the main antagonist in this entry, and as you guessed well, he is the final nail in sealing the coffin. The protagonist is a Junior Deputy Sheriff who is unnamed. The story of the game follows this Jr Deputy. As a gamer, you are in control of the Deputy who is trapped together with the task force in this area. They have to fight their way along with a bloc of a Resistance to free e town from its dictator and his cult.
The environment in Far Cry 5 is an open world just like in its predecessors. As a player, you have the liberty to explore the world on foot or by other modes of transport such as buses, bikes, as well as a chopper. Don’t get that much excited on this one though as the driving mechanics are the game’s major downside. Close combat is being reinstated into the game with the introduction of melee weapons hence making the entry to be the best in the series when it comes to weapon selection. There is also a recruitment system, which from my perspective is something you should go for if you want to survive. This system existed in the previous entries; Far Cry 2 as the Buddy System, as well as in Far Cry 4 as the Guns for Hire System. This recruitment system has got NPCs that portray distinct combat skills. This host of non-playable characters present pilots, snipers, arsonists, a huntress, grenade master, as well as Boomer the dog. Depending on how you play the game, you will or may not meet some of the characters. Aside from obtaining a ‘good boy’ in the form of a dog, you can also tame animals using ‘Fangs for Hire’ system. This feature will let you have animals as your allies, and they will do as you say while helping you in combat.
Far Cry 5 has got a controversial storyline. Think about it, The Father (Joseph Seed) who is the town’s preacher has gathered a group of followers who will fight for his selfish, twisted desires. In one sentence, you get The Father, cult leader, and preacher all pointing to one character. How can this be possible? Well, this is Far Cry, and anything is possible. Now, this armed uprising falls onto your path as the sheriff’s deputy, and it becomes your calling to save the town from the ‘Peggies’.
In the beginning, you are prompted to select the looks of the character you will be using. There is an option to choose a female character. Then you take it to the open world. There isn’t any form of the guideline whatsoever, and unlike the game’s previous entries, the completion of quests is not done simultaneously. Helping the preacher to run the cult are his brothers who you will have to take out first before eliminating the mastermind. I know I said anything is possible. However, you can’t take the whole cult alone; thus you will need allies that will enable you to have a strong resistance to fight by your side. To accomplish this fit, I will show you by giving you valuable info on how you can bring together forces using recruitment system, obtain Resistance Points, as well as other details that can be handy in your quest of reclaiming the county’s freedom.
Seeking help is a sign of caring about your progress. Also, receiving guidance does not take away any fun, it actually enhances it. Remember, this is not a tutorial but a guide which means you do things by yourself using the tips obtained. I have spent a significant amount of hours to come up with this guide so I have great confidence that it will be of help.
Tips are basically the must know things about the game. Once you have that intel, you are good to go. Hence, it will be wise for you to pay attention to the following tips.
Engage in Conversation
This is one of the important things to do. If you are used to other Far Cry entries, then you will think that this feature is not essential. However, you have never been so wrong. Far Cry 5 no longer utilises towers to reveal more world or set pointers on the map. It now allows gamers to get more missions by talking to people. You may be thinking that you will spend the whole hour looking for the right character to talk to. However, that is not the case. Only characters with an exclamation mark will give you juicy information.
Change NPCs Allies Frequently
Depending on the mission you are pursuing, it would be best to acquire the right specialist. For example, when hunting animals, using Jess Black who is a huntress will prove beneficial while Grace will provide you with range support as she is a sniper. Sharky can create chaos as a flamethrower.
Take Note of the Signs
This is not some sort of apocalypse type of a game where road signs mean nothing. The road signs posted by the roadside are not ornaments but provide useful intel regarding a close area of interest. These signs have become more significant in Far Cry 5 since radio towers are now out of service. They will let you know the area you are about to enter such as hunting grounds, fishing places, as well as camps.
Safes are meant to be Opened
Each safe you come across you can open it, and they are essential as they can give you money. There is more than one way of cracking these safes. From using a detonator to explode the lock to use a blowtorch to burn the safe open as well as using your bare hands to pick the lock. However, the last two options have to be unlocked first as perks but are essential in the sense that at some point you will want to keep the explosive for desperate measures.
Upgrade your ‘Guns for Hire’ NPCs
Remember, these are mere civilians that are willing to assist you in fighting. Thus, these fighters need to be levelled up to unlock perks that will make them more lethal. There are several ways of levelling your character up such as reaching the milestone. For example, to get its first perk, the fighter will need to complete five kills or through looting stuff.
Recruiting Fangs for Hire should be Priority
Just like the ‘Guns for Hire’, these are animals buddies that you can help you in any fight. You can recruit these helpful buddies upon the completion of Dutch’s region.
Maximise Resistance Points
Each region you come across, try to maximise your resistance points. Just like the previous entries, resistance points still play a vital role in your progress. By getting enough resistance points in a particular region, you will be eligible to fight its boss.
Challenges are there for Reason
To make your character more lethal, it is vital to obtain unlock perks and acquire advanced gadgets. However, to succeed in that, you will need to earn perk points. This is where challenges fit in. By completing challenges, you will gain perk point which when reaching a particular milestone unlock a perk or gadget. You can complete these challenges, for example, by killing a certain number of opponents using a particular weapon.
Watch out for Prepper Stashes
Aside from earning a pile of rewards in the form of money, perks, as well as points, Prepper Stashes present the best experiences in Far Cry 5. This includes visiting a Resident evil like a haunted house as well as the thrill of climbing the tallest mountain in the county.
Don’t forget Time Trials
Time trial events will help you unlock vehicles and other perks too. Actually, this event is dedicated to the county’s stuntman legend, Clutch Nixon who set numerous records in Hope County doing stunt tricks.
Melee Weapons are not only for Close-Combat
Considering that stealth is now a useless feature in the latest entry, the use of melee weapons at times can be a tad boring. However, when brandishing a melee weapon such as a shovel, you can throw it towards your enemy like a spear.
Crafting still exists in Far Cry 5, but it’s less immense compared to its predecessors. Thus the game presents fewer opportunities to craft weapons and bombs; however, it still adds weights in contributing to your fight against the cult.
You can Design a Mission
Far Cry 5 comes with an interesting feature that allows you to design your own mission. I have to admit, I tried this feature only to my dismal failure. Not that I am discouraging you, but it seems like you will need to have a somewhat game designing background to come up with a challenging mission.
Secret Ending for Lazy Gamers
First things first, I wouldn’t spend 60 bucks only to finish the game in 10 minutes. However, Far Cry 5 thinks that there are gamers who are like that and present the Secret Ending. You can end the game amid the opening scene; I won’t spoil it for you, but I will let you ruin it by yourself as I will attach the note telling you how to at the bottom.*
|Move the player||Left Stick||Left Stick||WASD|
|Sprint||Left Stick (down)||Left Stick (down)||Shift|
|Look Around||Right Stick||Right Stick||Mouse|
|Melee attack||Right Stick (down)||Right Stick (down)||F|
|Peek target||L2||LT||Right Click Button|
|Shoot||R2||RT||Left Click Button|
|Throw||R1||RB||Mouse Wheel (down)|
|The wheel of weapons||L1||LB||/|
|Select the previous weapon, gain health, change the kind of ammo||Y||X|
|Talk/change shoot mode/reload||X||R|
|Scope/binoculars||D-pad up||D-pad up||Z|
|Select gun for hire||D-pad left or right||D-pad left or right||G or H|
|Throw rock||D-pad down||D-pad down||/|
|Enter pause menu||Options||Start||/|
|Menus of the game||Touchpad||Back||ESC|
|Vehicle controls on land or water|
|Steer||LS||LS||A or D|
|Automatic driving||LS (Down)||LS (Down)||Shift|
|Hoot||RS (down)||RS (down)||F|
|Fire||L1||LB||Left Click Mouse|
|Throw||R1||RB||Click Mouse Wheel|
|Gain health/weapons cycle||Y||X|
|Cange the radio station||D-pad up||D-pad up||]|
|Choose gun for hire||D-pad left or right||D-pad right or left||G or H|
|Change throwable items||D-pad down||D-pad down||/|
|Plane Command List|
|Roll||D-pad left or right||D-pad left or right||A or D|
|Pitch||D-pad up or down||D-pad up or down||W or S|
|Fire||R2||RT||Left Mouse Click|
|Missile||R1||RB||Right Mouse Click|
|Change vehicle weapons||Y||X|
|Enter or exit||X||E|
|Helicopter Command List|
|Strafe, reverse or forward||LS||LS||WASD|
|Fire||R2||RT||Left Mouse Click|
|Chang chopper weapons||Y||X|
|Enter or exit||X||E|
From the characters of Far Cry 5, we have an interesting list that includes the Seed family. However, you should note that all of the Seed members are non-payable and you will face them at one point. Besides the unnamed Junior Deputy Sheriff you are controlling, we have the Seed family comprised of Joseph Seed; The Preacher. The older brother to Joseph Seed is Jacob Seed, and he controls the inside Eden’s Gate. He covers the security of the cult and is the overseer at the Whitetail Mountains. He is 47 years old and has served in the US army as a marksman hence making him an ex-war veteran. Jacob once ate his best friend while in the army due to a shortage of food. Then we have got John Seed, a secondary villain of the game who operates Inside Eden’s Gate. He is the younger brother of Joseph Seed and commands the Holland Valley area. John is the lawyer’s family that is prepared to defend the family regardless the circumstances. His motto is ‘yes’, something that he started after his parents beat him to the extent that all he could say was the word ‘yes’. He often looks back at his childhood as a loving and kind individual who was a victim of bullying.
Then, there is Faith Seed who is an outsider yet an insider. She is the adopted child of the seed family and the only female among the siblings. She takes command of the Henbane River area and is the younger sister of Joseph Seed. There is controversy on who her real name is as the in-game dialogue present her revealing herself as Rachel. It looks like there have been other ‘Faiths’ in the Seed family. What happened to them only the developers and writer could guess the answer. According to the latest Faith, she was abused and raped amid her upbringing. These siblings seem to have one thing common, bad parenting, as well as some sort of abuse. And, we have got the protagonist, a rookie sheriff who is sent to arrest the preacher at the beginning. Although everything seems easy for the protagonist with the antagonist not resisting his arrest, everything goes south when the antagonist’s cult respond by bringing down the chopper which was supposed to take the preacher away. This is where the game begins.
Far Cry 5 is a gem in its own world and has proven that the series still has got some life left in it. There are a lot of missions to enjoy as well as challenges presented by the game. This makes it possible to spend hours on the game without getting bored. Ooh, by the way, I promised to give you the details on how to trigger the secret ending of the game. I repeat, SPOILER ALERT! If you are not interested in this, just turn back and head to the game. Well, since you are still here, there you go.
The Secret Ending of the game is triggered in a silly manner. You can still restart and play the game through to claim your 60 bucks worth of fun. To trigger the Far Cry 5 Secret Ending amid the opening scene you are supposed to do nothing. Yes, do nothing, and the game will end. The game opens with you as the rookie sheriff heading to the county to arrest the antagonist. Upon entering the church like building and one of your sheriffs reading the arrest note to the antagonist, somehow, you are told to handcuff Joseph. He doesn’t resist and gives you his hand to cuff him after instructing his followers to step outside. The two sheriffs wait for you to cuff him but you choose not to but ignoring the onscreen instructions to cuff Joseph. After several times the other sheriff trying to advise you to cuff antagonist, the elderly sheriff decides enough is enough, and you guys should herd out of the building. What he saying upon walking out of the building states that you guys as sheriffs are now on the payroll of the cult. Then the credits will begin to roll. That is how you trigger the Secret Ending my lazy friend!