Far Cry 6’s Roguelike Villain DLC Kicks Off in November – IGN
Ubisoft has unveiled the full Far Cry 6 post-launch plan and says that the game’s roguelike villain DLC will launch its first of three episodes in November.
As shared in a press release, Ubisoft has confirmed that its Season Pass DLC content will kick off this November around a month after the game’s initial release date on October 7. The Season Pass itself will include three episodic adventures in each of which, players will take the role of a different notorious Far Cry villain struggling to escape the horrors of their own minds. While the DLC’s first episode, which focuses around Far Cry 3’s iconic Vaas, will launch in November, episodes two (Pagan Min) and three (Joseph Seed) will launch in January and March 2022 respectively.
In what the studio is coining as a “die and retry” addition to the series, the Far Cry 6 Season Pass will lean into the roguelike genre when it releases. Players starting the DLC questlines will be handed nothing more than a pistol to defend themselves as they attempt to navigate their way through the depths of each villain’s psyche collecting new power-ups and greater weapons on the way. The game’s Season Pass will be playable both solo and with a friend in co-op mode with Ubisoft confirming that only one player needs to own the DLC content for co-op mode to work.
In addition to the Season Pass, Ubisoft also detailed what further content they’d be adding to the game after it releases. According to the company, the game will feature weekly insurgencies that will release starting at launch. These weekly challenges will see players eliminate a number of new threats that rise up across the island of Yara. Ubisoft says that players will be rewarded with updated gear for successfully completing the weekly tasks.
The game will also feature the addition of six special operations that will introduce new gameplay mechanics into Far Cry 6 throughout six unique areas in the game’s world. During these, players will be tasked with snatching perilous chemical weapons from arms dealers controlled by the game’s main antagonist Antón Castillo. Once captured, players will then have to take the highly unstable material to an extraction point before it overheats. The game’s first two new locations — Maceo and Mesozoico — will be available at launch with four other maps coming additionally at later dates. Three further crossover missions will also subsequently be released into Far Cry 6 featuring guest stars from Stranger Things, Rambo and Danny Trejo.
Fans of the series purchasing the Far Cry 6 Season Pass will also gain access to Far Cry 3 Blood Dragon. Those who buy the game for Windows PC will receive the original version of the Blood Dragon released in 2013 while console and Stadia Players will instead receive a copy of Far Cry 3 Blood Dragon: Classic Edition. The Blood Dragon Set also includes two weapons, a vehicle, and more that can be used in Far Cry 6’s main game.
For more on Far Cry 6, why not check out this piece that takes a look at six new exciting additions that will debut in the upcoming title. Alternatively, if you’re looking to pick up the game for PC then why not check out our guide to the game’s PC specs, which are reasonable — unless you want to play the game with max settings.
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