Far Cry: New Dawn is the next installment in the Far Cry franchise. It is a follow-up to its immediate predecessor Far Cry 5. However, it should be noted that it isn’t a main title but rather one of the spin-offs, as shown by the fact that its name lacks a number. Here are 10 things that you may or may not have known about Far Cry: New Dawn:
1. Post-Apocalyptic Setting
Since it is a follow-up to Far Cry 5, it should come as no surprise to learn that Far Cry: New Dawn features a post-apocalyptic setting. To be exact, Far Cry: New Dawn is set 17 years after the nuclear exchange at the end of its immediate predecessor.
2. Brighter and More Colorful Post-Apocalyptic Setting
The team behind Far Cry: New Dawn wanted to make a brighter and more colorful post-apocalyptic setting than what can be found in most of its counterparts. As a result, a “super bloom” has seen nature reclaim much of the world, thus providing the setting with an explosion of colors.
3. New Playable Character
It has been confirmed that there will be a new playable character in Far Cry: New Dawn. Like their predecessor, the new playable character will be customizable by the player to create someone that they want to play as.
4. The Previous Playable Character Existed
Of course, the previous playable character existed in the setting of Far Cry: New Dawn. So far, what happened to them remains unknown to interested individuals, but it seems safe to say that it is one of the topics that will come up.
5. Some People Think the Previous Playable Character Is the Judge
There are those who believe that the previous playable character has become the new recruitable specialist called the Judge. This is based on evidence recovered from the Far Cry: New Dawn version of a notable bunker in Far Cry 5, though it is important to note that for the time being, this line of speculation remains unconfirmed.
6. Re-imagined Map of Far Cry 5
Speaking of which, it should come as no surprise to learn that Far Cry: New Dawn will be using a re-imagined version of Far Cry 5’s map. Hope County is still Hope County, though a nuclear apocalypse and more mean that there have been plenty of changes that should keep things from becoming too repetitive for Far Cry 5 veterans.
7. Some Friendlies Have Managed to Survive
Some of the friendlies from Far Cry 5 are confirmed to have survived the nuclear apocalypse. For example, both Hurk and Pastor Jerome make returns as guns for hire, while other characters such as Nick Rye and Grace Armstrong make appearances in the story.
8. New Animals for Hire
Unfortunately, it doesn’t seem like either Boomer or Cheeseburger will be making a return in Far Cry: New Dawn. However, there is a new Akita dog called Timber as well as a new boar called Horatio. Some people might see a boar as a step-down from a bear, but to be perfectly honest, it isn’t a coincidence that boars have managed to earn a notorious reputation for their tenacity.
9. Expect the Highwaymen
So far, the marketing for Far Cry: New Dawn has played up a new faction called the Highwaymen, which are led by a pair of twin sisters named Mickey and Lou. Essentially, the Highwaymen are a collection of better-organized than normal bandits, who are apparently threatening enough that the player will have to team up with New Eden if they want to be able to rebuild civilization in Hope County.
10. Expect New Eden
Unsurprisingly, New Eden would be the remnants of the Project at Eden’s Gate from Far Cry 5, which have managed to rebuild to some extent in the time since. Some of the marketing is certainly making it sound like New Eden will eventually become a more dangerous enemy than the Highwaymen, which will hopefully provide the player with the chance to finish them off once and for all. However, considering the sheer amount of railroading that happened in Far Cry 5, there is no real guarantee of that happening.