We now know when to expect Far Cry 6, and it’s a date that is further away than one would hope. Through press release means, Ubisoft has revealed that the next game in the exotic first-person shooter series will launch in October. As such, we’ve still got several months to wait for what looks to be one of this year’s best games.

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). Development for Far Cry 6 is being led by Ubisoft Toronto.

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 colorful cast of characters, including Clara Garcia, the leader of revolutionary group Libertad, or Juan Cortez, a jaded ex-KGB spy and guerrilla master as they fight their way to take down the tyrant.

To succeed against the overwhelming power of Antón’s army, players will embrace the “resolver” spirit, a philosophy of resourcefulness found across Yara, making use of everything and whatever they have to inflict chaos on the regime. 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.

During their dangerous quest, players (including solo adventurers and co-op duos) will traverse a vast open world full of jungle scenery and decaying cities. Along the way, they’ll recruit friendly soldiers, gather supplies and take advantage of new weapons and DIY vehicles.

Those who pre-order Far Cry 6 will receive the Libertad Pack, which includes a special outfit for animal companion Chorizo, as well as a weaponized disc launcher called Discos Locos. There will also be a 26inch statue exclusive to UbiCollectibles, which is available through their store.

Far Cry 6 will be released on October 7th, 2021, for Xbox Series S/X, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Google Stadia, Amazon Luna and Windows PC via Epic and the Ubisoft Games Store. Folks who buy the Xbox One or PS4 versions will receive a free upgrade to their next-gen brethren.

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