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Far Cry 6 may have jetpacks or rocket-shooting backpacks

Far Cry 6 has wacky Dead Island-style makeshift weapons like a CD-shooting gun, a dog with wheels, and it could have jetpacks too.

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Derek Strickland
Published Wed, Jul 15 2020 5:33 PM CDT   |   Updated Sat, Aug 8 2020 10:29 AM CDT

Far Cry 6 is all about guerrilla uprisings, and that means creating your own makeshift weapons just like Dead Island. New screens tease some of these weapons, and might even show a jetpack of sorts (or maybe it's a rocket-shooting backpack?).

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Ubisoft's latest Far Cry 6 announcement is teeming with chaos and an undercurrent of wackiness. On one side there's the brutally serious El Presidente Anton Castillo, a ruthless dictator played by Breaking Bad's Giancarlo Esposito who's trying to quell a fiery revolution of the Jewel of the Caribbean called Yara. Then there's the fiery guerrilla uprising, which has the main protagonist Dani Rojas leading a charge with unique thrown-together weapons and whatever's lying around. Some of these weapons are pretty striking.

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First off, we have the Tostador, a flamethrower that's made out of an old muffler and pieces of a rifle and uses a propane tank from a portable grill. This kind of makeshift rough style is seen with all the weapons, which are held together with duct tape.

Even the assault rifles have laser pointers attached to an old sardine tins. There's even a CD-shooting gun that "makes enemies dance on their graves," as Ubisoft puts it. The devs have also thrown in a cute-but-deadly wiener dog with wheels named Chorizo.

All of this is by design.

One of the more interesting new weapons (or vehicles?) is a backpack shown in a recent screenshot. We're not sure exactly what it is, but it's definitely one of the new backpacks Ubisoft describes. It could be a jetpack that lets you soar the skies, or it could be a rocket-shooting backpack--after all, it does have a little bomb icon on it if you look closely enough.

We asked Ubisoft for more clarification, but the rep only said the screenshot "teases new gameplay elements that we'll be talking more about in the coming months."

Here's how Ubisoft describes Far Cry 6's weapons:

  • You'll use a powerful array of weapons and vehicles, and build a network of allies to fight alongside you
  • Unleash the firepower of specialized makeshift weapons and new backpacks to use against Anton's troops
  • Jump into the action and chaos of guerrilla combat at the heart of a revolution. Employ an arsenal of unique and surprising new weapons, vehicles, and animal companions in a fight against an unyielding military regime
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Far Cry 6 releases February 18, 2021 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, and Stadia. It's also coming to PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X as a free upgrade to anyone that buys the current-gen version.

Check out the official website here, and check below for more information:

TRUST YOUR LEADER

Anton Castillo played by Giancarlo Esposito is promising to return the island nation of Yara back to its former prosperity while he grooms his son Diego to become the next El Presidente.

BEWARE THE DICTATOR

Anton's methods are extreme. To build the wealth of the nation for his son to inherit, he will sacrifice the freedom and lives of anyone who stands in his way.

GUERRILLAS THREATEN THE CAPITOL

Those who oppose Anton have a target on their backs. They are branded as Fake Yarans and forced into labor camps, where they are never heard from again.

GUERRILLAS STRUGGLE AGAINST MILITARY

With each passing day, Anton and Diego's power continues to grow, but the resistance remains divided and without unified leadership. The spark of revolution is in danger of being extinguished.

THE JEWEL OF THE CARIBBEAN

In its past life, Yara was a prosperous nation and a tropical paradise that attracted travelers from all over the world, excited to explore its lush jungles, pristine beaches, and sprawling capitol city.

A NATION STRANDED IN THE PAST

After revolution and decades of foreign economic sanctions and blockade, Yara has been frozen in time, forcing its people to find new ways to adapt.

In Far Cry 6, players are immersed in the adrenaline-filled, chaotic world of a modern-day guerrilla revolution. Welcome to Yara, a tropical paradise frozen in time. As dictator of Yara, Anton Castillo is intent on restoring his nation back to its former glory by any means, with his son, Diego, following in his bloody footsteps. Become a guerrilla fighter and burn their regime to the ground.

As Dani Rojas (playable as a female or male character), you will help stoke the fires of revolution through guerrilla warfare across the island of Yara, from verdant jungles to the urban streets of the capital city, Esperanza. You'll use a powerful array of weapons and vehicles, and build a network of allies to fight alongside you, including Fangs for Hire like Chorizo, the dangerously distracting wiener dog. As President Castillo prepares his son Diego, played by Anthony Gonzalez ("Coco"), to succeed him, you will do all you can to ensure his plans don't come to fruition.

Key Features

  • Join the revolution as Dani Rojas and liberate your nation from Anton Castillo's oppression.
  • Dive into a blockbuster experience and immerse yourself in the journey of a guerrilla revolutionary.
  • Explore the largest open world in Far Cry history, including the first ever sprawling urban city.
  • Discover new animal companions like Chorizo, the adorable wiener dog, to take down your enemies.
  • Unleash the firepower of specialized makeshift weapons and new backpacks to use against Anton's troops.
  • Ignite the Fight for Freedom -Dive into a blockbuster experience as Dani Rojas, a local Yaran defending their country from a tyrant's rule. Join the revolution to push back against the oppressive regime of dictator Anton Castillo and his teenage son Diego, brought to life by Hollywood stars Giancarlo Esposito (The Mandalorian, Breaking Bad) and Anthony Gonzalez (Coco).
  • Yara Torn Apart -For the first time in Far Cry, experience a sprawling capital city: Esperanza, the most expansive Far Cry playground to date. Take down Anton in the seat of his power by staying hidden or engaging Anton's army in an all-out firefight in the streets. From taking the reins of a horse to commandeering a tank, choose your favorite ride to fight against the regime or to just travel Yara in style.
  • Become a Guerrilla - Jump into the action and chaos of guerrilla combat at the heart of a revolution. Employ an arsenal of unique and surprising new weapons, vehicles, and animal companions in a fight against an unyielding military regime. No guerrilla should go it alone, so pair up with an all-new animal companion like Chorizo, the adorable wiener dog who's as cute as he is lethal.

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Derek is absorbed with the intersection of technology and gaming, and is always looking forward to new advancements. With over six years in games journalism under his belt, Derek aims to further engage the gaming sector while taking a peek under the tech that powers it. He hopes to one day explore the stars in No Man's Sky with the magic of VR.

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