Far Cry 6 Has an Interesting FC5 Easter Egg
Far Cry 6 is the latest installment in Ubisoft’s long-running series. It arrived earlier in the month and continues the trend of pitting players with larger-than-life villains in an open-world setting. Players are now taken to the Cuban-inspired island of Yara in order to become Guerrilla Fighters against Anton Castillo, played by Giancarlo Esposito. Although the game doesn’t completely reinvent the wheel, it does bring some new features to the table or improve on existing titles such as Far Cry: New Dawn.
Far Cry 6 does not seem to be connected to any of the previous Far Cry games in terms its story. However, Ubisoft provides plenty of clues for long-time fans. These games include subtle nods to other Ubisoft franchises, such as Assassin’s Creed. However, this release makes it easy for fans to find links to previous Far Cry games. The Far Cry 3 connection is made in the post credits scene. However, the Bliss flowers has found its way back into the series.
Bliss was the drug Joseph Seed used to brainwash and convert people to his cause in Far Cry 5. It is a drug made from white flowers. Long exposure to the drug can cause hallucinations. One Far Cry 6 player discovered a small callback to The Bliss Flower in a mission called The Seeds of Love. Side quest: Players are asked to help Lorenzo Canseco, Sierra Perdida, reunite with his seven children.
Far Cry 6 players discover a white flower at Oceguera Farm while searching for the fourth child. It is contained in a small container with the symbol Joseph Seed’s Eden’s Gate cult. The player interacts with the flower and experiences familiar hallucinations as well as green mist while following a woman dancing through the jungle. Players will eventually find Lorenzo’s daughter, Riel, as they follow the ghostly woman encased with green mist.
Although subtle, Far Cry 5’s flower appearance is striking. Ubisoft has previously revealed that the upcoming DLC will allow players to experience gameplay as the Far Cry 5 villains Vaas Montenegro and Pagan Min. Although there is still much to learn about the content, it appears that the gameplay will shift the perspective. Players will be able to step into the shoes and experience a twist on The Rook Islands (Kyrat), Hope County (Matrical), as well as a modified version of The Rook Islands, Kyrat, or Hope County, Montana.