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Everything we know about Far Cry 6: Release date, Season Pass, gameplay reveal, map, platforms

Ubisoft’s mammoth open-world franchise returns with Far Cry 6 and we have information on its gameplay reveal, release date, map, and more.

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One of Ubisoft’s best-selling franchises of all time it is set to return with Far Cry 6 in 2021. We have info on the game’s biggest details such as how to watch its official reveal, release date, the story, the size of the map, and if it’s available on last-gen.

For a franchise that has sold over 50 million copies, Far Cry is a franchise player that has cultivated a legacy based on gorgeous, sprawling open-worlds, hours of gameplay, and a good time to be had.

We are going another round with one of the kings of the open world. Here’s everything we know about Far Cry 6, including how to watch the official gameplay reveal.

How to watch Far Cry 6 gameplay reveal

On May 26, Far Cry’s UK Twitter account revealed when we’ll see the official gameplay reveal for Far Cry 6.

Far Cry 6’s Worldwide Gameplay Reveal will be on May 28 at:

  • 9:30 AM PT
  • 12:30 PM ET
  • 5:30 PM BST

Expect to get a good look at the game’s new mechanics, weapons, and the highly-anticipated Yara location.

The reveal will be broadcast on Ubisoft’s official Twitch channel, so be sure to tune in to see everything the latest entry to the popular FPS series.

Far Cry 6 release date

So when can you expect to buckle yourself in for another wild RPG in Ubisoft’s next crazy island adventure? The game was originally penciled in for release on February 18, 2021.

This date has had to be put back to account for interrupted development caused by the ongoing troubles in the world.

Ubisoft confirmed on May 28, 2021 that the new release date for Far Cry 6 is now officially October 7, 2021.

Far Cry 6 Season Pass

The Ubisoft Forward event on June 12, 2021, during E3 2021, had a major surprise for the community with the reveal of the Far Cry 6 Season Pass.

This Season Pass will allow players to play as the main villains from Far Cry 3,4 and 5, including Vaas, Pagan, and Joseph.

You can find the official trailer for the Far Cry 6 Season Pass below:

Far Cry 6 platforms

The first year of the PS5 and Xbox Series X is inevitably going to throw up the constant question of “which consoles will a game release on?” A lot of people are unable to get their hands on the new consoles, whilst some people don’t want to upgrade and therefore need a version for the PS4 and Xbox One.

We can confirm that Far Cry 6 is going to release on PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, and PC.

Far Cry 6 map

The more rural aspects of Far Cry 5 have been swapped out for the exotic features of Yara. Unlike the amazing Far Cry 3, though, a lot of the game will see you bustle your way through backstreets and politically-charged neighborhoods that are heavily-influence by the real-world country of Cuba.

Far Cry 6 feels a lot more urban and more connected, as opposed to the previous games that leave the player wandering alone.

In an interview with Ubisoft Narrative Director Navid Khavari, he said, “the verticality is a complete game-changer. Being able to run across rooftops, use back alleys, fight against some of the toughest opponents in the game in this setting, I think is really unique and fresh. And it completely changes the way the game feels.”

Far Cry 6 story

The game’s official trailer is headlined by a mesmerizing performance from Giancarlo Esposito – known for his recent work in Breaking Bad, Better Call Saul, The Boys, and the Mandalorian. He spearheads the game’s natural villain role as Yara’s evil dictator – Antón Castillo.

His foreboding words in the trailer are an attempt to drill his ideology into the head of his 13-year-old son – Diego Castillo. It seems the game will be a marathon adventure of family dissonance as Antón tries to corrupt Diego into following in his ways.

To counteract his deadly political dominance, you’ll take the reins of Dani Rojas, and you’ll have the option of making Dani male or female.

The Ubisoft Forward event during E3 2021 on June 12 showed off the latest story trailer for the game, and sees Dani accompany other Yara inhabitants on a boat to escape the country. However, Castillo is able to stop the boat, and it is soon revealed that his son Diego had tried to stow away on the boat and escape.

Castillo takes his son with him and orders his men to slaughter all of the people on the boat despite his son asking him to spare them. The video cuts to black with gun firing erupting and the fate of Dani unknown.

Far Cry 6 gameplay

The aforementioned environment is going to be completely different than what veteran Far Cry players are used to. The claustrophobic nature of Yara’s tight streets will provide a completely different dynamic than what has been seen previously.

Other than that, we expect a lot of the usual rough and tumble combat with meaty gunplay and a variety of different fight options to make the sandbox feel alive. One screenshot (below) shows a makeshift weapon that implies we could see some deeper customization options and salvaging in Far Cry 6.

Also, “Amigos for Hire” sees a return of the buddy system that allows you to be accompanied by helpers of varying natures. The standout buddy is a physically impaired dog called Chorizo that’s lower-half consists of a wheelchair. In the words of Navid Khavari, “The tease for him is that he literally kills with kindness, that’s all I’m gonna say.

Far Cry 6 trailer

To see an up close and personal look at Yara, check out the official trailer for Far Cry 6 below.

Far Cry 6 is already shaping up to be another memorable and explosive blockbuster in the incredible franchise.

With the incomparable Giancarlo Esposito on board, a fabulous new setting that shakes up the template, and next-gen graphics to look forward to, Far Cry 6 could be a contender for game of the year in 2021.

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Apex Legends devs respond to criticism by adding cheaper Apex Coins option

Respawn Entertainment have responded to player feedback by introducing a cheaper Apex Coins option in the game.

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In response to complaints from Apex Legends players about the high cost of Apex Coins, Respawn Entertainment have added a cheaper currency pack option to the game.

Apex Coins are the premium currency in Apex Legends that can you purchase with real money and then spend in order to get your hands on new cosmetic items for your Legends and weapons.

You may have to purchase bigger currency packs in order to get yourself certain items, and the Apex Legends community has been frustrated with the high cost of these. Now, the devs have responded to this issue.

Apex Legends players that don’t have enough currency to unlock a specific item end up having to spend a lot on bigger currency packs.The cheapest bundle that you could get contained 1,000 Apex Coins and would set you back $9.99.

This can be particularly frustrating if you only need to use a small portion of the Apex Coins in the pack. Now, Respawn and EA have addressed this problem by adding the option to purchase currency packs with a 500 coin bundle for $4.99.

Now, you’ll be able to get yourself a decent number of Apex Coins without having to spend an extremely large amount of cash. Players that only need 400 Apex Coins to buy something, and no longer need to spend a whole $10 to do so.

The addition of this option will come as a huge relief to players that were tired of paying for currency that they didn’t need for an insanely high cost.

At the time of writing, the Apex Legends developers haven’t officially announced this change, but the arrival of this cheaper currency pack shows that they were listening to community feedback.


For more Apex Legends content, check out our ranking of every Apex Legends character as well as the Apex Legends 1.99 update patch notes.

Image Credits: Respawn Entertainment

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Rockstar scrapped GTA IV & Red Dead Redemption remasters, claims insider

According to a Rockstar Games insider, there were plans to remaster GTA IV and Red Dead Redemption that were scrapped.

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One Rockstar Games insider claims that the company was working on remastered versions of GTA IV and Red Dead Redemption, but both projects were then scrapped. 

The Grand Theft Auto series has been such a huge global success that Rockstar Games have released a next-gen version of GTA V as well as remasters of older titles like GTA III, Vice City, and San Andreas.

This has caused players to wonder whether or not Rockstar Games will remaster other popular titles, and one insider claims that the company had plans to do just that. However, it seems like those plans didn’t work out.

GTA IV was a huge hit after its release in 2008, and the first Red Dead Redemption won over players just two years later. It’s no surprise then that players have been hoping to see both of these titles get remastered.

Notable leaker ‘Tez2’ claims that a “reliable source with clear accuracy on Rockstar plans” informed them that remasters of GTA IV and Red Dead Redemption were in consideration a few years ago. However, Rockstar chose to scrap both of these projects.

The GTA IV and Red Dead Redemption remasters were “in the ideas phase” for years, but production never began. Development was allegedly set to start after the release of the Trilogy Definitive Edition.

The Trilogy Definitive Edition became the lowest-rated Metacritic title ever, and Tez2 added that its poor reception might be the reason that both of these plans were ultimately abandoned.

For many, the idea of both remastered editions being scrapped is disappointing. However, it’s important to keep in mind that these are just leaks that have not been verified by official sources, so take this information with a grain of salt.

Rockstar’s parent company, Take-Two revealed in their 2022 earnings call that they’re gearing up for “record” earnings with new titles releasing in 2023, 2024, and 2025. It’s possible that these could include a remastered version of another classic Rockstar game.


For more GTA content, check out this Grand Theft Auto 6 leak revealing potential characters and locations as well as the best GTA 5 PC settings.

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FIFA 23 Bundesliga ratings: Every team’s best players predictions

The Bundesliga is expected to supply some of the best players in FIFA 23, so we’ve predicted who will have the highest rating for each club.

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The Bundesliga will be the battleground for some of FIFA 23’s highest-rated stars, with players from Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund set to impact Ultimate Team. Here are our predictions for the top Bundesliga ratings in FIFA 23, as well as every team’s best players.

Each new FIFA title brings new Ultimate Team ratings based on player performances in the previous season, and FIFA 23 will be no different. To discern which players are deserving of an upgrade or downgrade, EA will analyze the 2021/2022 season.

In Germany, the 2021/2022 Bundesliga season saw Bayern Munich cruise to a tenth straight title. The battle for Champions League spots was a fierce one as Borussia Dortmund, Bayer Leverkusen, and RB Leipzig should all expect player rating upgrades in FIFA 23.

But who will be the best players in the Bundesliga? We’ve put together our predictions for the top 10 highest-rated Bundesliga players in FIFA 23, and highlighted the best players from each club.

FIFA 23 Bundesliga top 10 player rating predictions

PlayerClubUpgrade / DowngradeRating
Robert LewandowskiBayern Munich92
Sadio ManeBayern Munich+190
Joshua KimmichBayern Munich+190
Manuel NeuerBayern Munich-189
Leon GoretzkaBayern Munich87
Thomas MullerBayern Munich-186
Kingsley ComanBayern Munich86
Filip KosticEintracht Frankfurt +286
Koen CasteelsWolfsburg-185
Christopher NkunkuRB Leipzig+485

It’s been quiet summer so far when it comes to Bundesliga transfers. However, things in Germany can still heat up with the summer transfer window open until September 1.

All eyes will be on Bayern Munich as they look to keep a hold of disgruntled star striker Robert Lewandowski. At this moment, the striker is attempting to force a move to Barcelona, but if he remains, there’s no doubt he’ll be the highest-rated FIFA 23 player in the Bundesliga.

Bayern dominates the predicted list of top ten Bundesliga players in FIFA 23. The illustrious German club won ten Bundesliga titles in a row and they’re the clear powerhouse option to pick up an eleventh straight title in 2023.

Elsewhere, Filip Kostic enjoyed a fantastic season in which Frankfurt secured a Europa League trophy. FIFA 22 delivered a whopping ten separate special Christopher Nkunku cards and the midfielder’s performances should see him rise to 84 or 85 in FIFA 23.

FIFA 23 Bundesliga rating predictions: Every team’s best players

The Bundesliga is dominated by Bayern Munich players when it comes to landing a player in the top 10. Nonetheless, it’s still fascinating to see how EA upgrades and downgrades players from across Germany with each new title. In the 2021/2022 season, every team had both surprises and disappointments that should be reflected when FIFA 23 is released.

With this in mind, we’ve made our predictions for every Bundesliga club’s top three players in FIFA 23:

Augsburg

Player NameUpgrade / DowngradeRating
Daniel Caligiuri+279
Niklas Dorsch+277
Iago+176

Bayer Leverkusen

Player NameUpgrade / DowngradeRating
Moussa Diaby+283
Florian Wirtz+381
Patrik Schick+180

Bayern Munich

Player NameUpgrade / DowngradeRating
Robert Lewandowski92
Sadio Mane+190
Joshua Kimmich+190

Bochum

Player NameUpgrade / DowngradeRating
Danilo+277
Manuel Riemann74
Anthony Losilla+173

Borussia Dortmund

Player NameUpgrade / DowngradeRating
Mats Hummels-185
Marco Reus85
Raphael Guerreiro84

Borussia Monchengladbach

Player NameUpgrade / DowngradeRating
Yan Sommer-184
Matthias Ginter-183
Florian Neuhaus+183

Eintracht Frankfurt

Player NameUpgrade / DowngradeRating
Filip Kostic+286
Kevin Trapp+284
Martin Hinteregger+181

FC Koln

Player NameUpgrade / DowngradeRating
Jonas Hector+179
Ellyes Skhiri+178
Salih Ozcan+275

Freiburg

Player NameUpgrade / DowngradeRating
Christian Gunter+281
Vincenzo Grifo+180
Ritsu Doan+177

Hertha BSC

Player NameUpgrade / DowngradeRating
Dedryck Boyata-177
Kevin-Prince Boateng-177
Marc-Oliver Kempf76

Hoffenheim

Player NameUpgrade / DowngradeRating
Andrej Kramaric-182
Oliver Baumann-280
David Raum+578

Mainz

Player NameUpgrade / DowngradeRating
Silvan Widmer+176
Dominik Kohr+176
Jeremiah St. Juste-175

RB Leipzig

Player NameUpgrade / DowngradeRating
Christopher Nkunku+485
Peter Gulacsi-184
Angelino83

Schalke 04

Player NameUpgrade / DowngradeRating
Simon Terodde+277
Ko Itakura+175
Thomas Ouwejan+274

Union Berlin

Player NameUpgrade / DowngradeRating
Christopher Trimmel+279
Robin Knoche+177
Jordan Siebatcheu+274

VfB Stuttgart

Player NameUpgrade / DowngradeRating
Wataru Endo+179
Borna Sosa+178
Konstantinos Mavropanos+376

Werder Bremen

Player NameUpgrade / DowngradeRating
Jiri Pavlenka-179
Niclas Fullkrug76
Leonardo Bittencourt75

Wolfsburg

Player NameUpgrade / DowngradeRating
Koen Casteels-185
Max Kruse81
Ridle Baku+181

EA are yet to reveal the full slate of Bundesliga ratings in FIFA 23. As soon as they do, we’ll be sure to update this page with the latest information.


For more on FIFA 23 player ratings, be sure to check out our rating predictions for the Premier League and Serie A.

Image credits: EA Sports / Bundesliga

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