The next entry in Ubisoft’s Far Cry series is fast approaching, and as per usual, there’s an intriguing villain front and centre. Far Cry 6 stars Giancarlo Esposito as ‘The Dictator’ Anton Castillo and it’s launching on October 7, 2021 for PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X and S, Amazon Luna and Google Stadia.
So! it’s about time we discuss where it’s set, don’t you think? As you prepare for a campaign full of open-world carnage, let’s dig into what we know about the game’s setting, Yara, and the size of the world. Here’s what we know so far about the Far Cry 6 Map.
Far Cry 6 Map Size
Far Cry 6 is set on “the once prosperous island nation of Yara,” which was inspired by Cuba. When players go hands-on with Far Cry 6, they’ll be playing as guerilla fighter Dani Rojas, who calls Yara home. However, Yara is currently in the oppressive grip of its current dictator, Anton Castillo, it’s Dani’s job to take him down and usher in a new age away from his leering fascist regime.
Fortunately, we can go straight to the horse’s mouth for an idea about the size of the in-game map. Far Cry 6 Lead Game Designer David Grivel spoke about the size of Yara in Far Cry 6 as part of a video posted to Twitter in late June. You can check that out below:
According to Grivel, Far Cry 6 is the biggest Far Cry map Ubisoft has created. “It’s a whole country, it has military infrastructures, ports, towns,” Grivel said. Apparently, the map will be defined by a fortified capital city called Esperanza. Players can try and tackle Esperanza from the start of the game, Breath of the Wild-style, but they will need to have some decent firepower to survive, as that is apparently where Castillo is based. Crocodiles and sausage dogs might not cut it, but honestly, who knows!
A small glimpse of what appears to be the in-game map was also spotted in a recent gameplay trailer for Far Cry 6. Over on Reddit, a close-up screenshot from the trailer was circulated, giving fans a rough idea of the map’s shape. It’s unconfirmed if this is what we’ll see when we pull up the map in-game, so it’s not clear what parts of this map will actually be playable in Far Cry 6, but it may be a decent indicator of its scale.
It certainly lines up with what Grivel said about Far Cry 6 having the biggest map in the series so far. It seems to be split into three disparate biomes, with Esperanza smack bang in the centre of the top coast. There’s also a curious island in the bottom left away from the rest of the landmass, which players may be able to explore when the game launches later this year.