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Far Cry 6 Beginner’s Guide, Tips and Tricks

The open world gameplay of Far Cry 6 is not much different from its predecessor, but there is a lot new to discover. There are a handful of systems in the newest game that newbies and veterans alike should know about.

In this Far away 6th Beginner’s Guide we will give you tips and tricks to become the best guerrilla you can be. In this guide, you will learn about weapon modifications, why you should use different Supremos and Resolver weapons, how to use your Amigos, and exploration strategies.


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How to change your rate of fire

While firearms like shotguns and sniper rifles have predictable rates of fire, other weapons can change the number of bullets they fire each time the trigger is pulled. Knowing how to change your rate of fire can drastically change the handling of some weapons, so you can customize them to your liking.

Changing the rate of fire in Far Cry 6

On PlayStation, press Square to change the rate of fire
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To change your rate of fire, call your. on Weapon wheel. If you highlight certain weapons like rifles, you will see a white button prompt in the center of the screen below the ammunition type. Pressing the highlighted button or key will cycle through the various rates of fire of that weapon. For example, some rifles have the ability to fire a single bullet or a triple bullet with each trigger, or convert it to fully automatic fire.


How to get more Supremo and Resolver weapons

Supremo and resolver weapons can give you an advantage in combat. However, unlike other firearms you’ll find scattered across Yara, these two types of guns aren’t that easy to come by.

As part of the game’s progression system, you will need to advance in rank to unlock new Supremo and Resolver weapon crafting. When completing missions, you will receive experience points that contribute to the rank of your character. With each new level you get the opportunity to make a new set of Supremo and Resolver weapons.

The Resolver Weapons Screen in Far Cry 6

Leveling up gives you access to better weapons
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Unlike other games that give you new skills and powers as you level up, Far Cry 6 gives you access to new Supremo and Resolver weapons to increase your power. To make new Supremo and Resolver weapons, you must either visit Juan at your main base or find one of his arms dealers in one of your liberated bases. These powerful weapons require large amounts of depleted uranium craft that you get for completing important missions.


Don’t forget your amigos and their skills

Amigos in Far Cry 6 are animal companions that will help you in battle. Each of them specializes in a unique way. As you recruit more, you can use them in different scenarios.

While every amigo has instant use in combat, they can also gain skills over time. Most of their new talents are passively unlocked while you are using them while others require your input.

An information screen about the Amigo Guapo in Far Cry 6

Amigos get stronger the more you use them
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For example, your first amigo, Guapo, can get his first ability after reviving himself five times, while for his third ability you must order him to take out 50 targets.

Every amigo has different requirements to unlock new skills. You can check their progress by going to your Main Menu> Amigos Menu> highlight the companion you want to inspect> then press the Details button. In this menu you can read the main talents of each Amigo, as well as the requirements and progress for unlocking the three additional skills.


Follow the smoke to steal supply drops

When navigating through Far Cry 6‘s island paradise of Yara, you might see smoke on the horizon. When you come across clouds of orange and yellow smoke, make your way there. You will be rewarded.

A smoking drop in Far Cry 6

Steal those supply drops if you can
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Where there is smoke, there is a Loss of supply you can steal. These resource containers drop randomly, but you can also find out about them through in-game notes or word of mouth. Either way, supply shipments are great ways to amass crafting resources with little effort.

If you happen to fall on a supply, there is a good chance it is not being guarded. In that case, you loot it freely. If you’re looking for a supply shipment that you learned about through a note or from another character, chances are you may have to battle for the resources. Some supplies are on small bases, while others may be dropped somewhere on the island. In the latter case, you will have to fight for the loot before the enemy troops take it over for themselves.


Talk to those you save

Whenever you liberate a base or a checkpoint, befriended Libertad forces take over those locations. Not only do these areas become fast travel points and zones where you can drop off vehicles, but you can also find missions there.

An ally in Far Cry 6

New allies offer missions or supply locations
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As you walk through a newly liberated area, watch out for the friendly forces occupying your surroundings. Often they call you. Hear them out. These characters will alert you of a supply delivery or side mission that you can participate in. It’s always worth paying attention to as the short missions they offer are a great way to collect more crafting resources or missions that will help you level up.


Build your camp

One of the first camps you can build in Far Cry 6 is the base of Montero Farms. Building new facilities in a warehouse like this gives you access to new items, skills, and access to game elements like fishing.

To start building your camp, talk to a foreman to call up the menu of the construction table.

The build table screen in Far Cry 6

New facilities open up new skills and resources
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Camp facilities unlock new aspects of the game and you can upgrade them to further improve your opportunities Far Cry 6. You can build the following facilities in camps:

  • the Hideout network immediately unlocks the Wingsuit and you can buy hideout locations to set up fast travel points.
  • A Guerrilla garrison puts Reconnaissance laptops at lookout points so you can better scout enemy bases.
  • A … create Fisherman’s hut Unlocks fishing spots where … you guessed it: you can go fishing.
  • Set up La Cantina allows you to trade meat to prepare meals that temporary buffs.
  • Bandidos barracks give you the opportunity to recruit Bandido operations which passively help you to gain resources.
  • the Hunter‘s Lodge unlocks hunting grounds and opens a shop specially tailored to them hunt.

As you build new facilities, you can speak to the foreman to further improve those buildings and unlock more upgrades and perks. Upgrades to your hideout network allow you, for example, to spawn new vehicles at these smaller bases or to give you the option to charge your Supremo weapons upon entering.

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