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Boomer is a dog and one of three Fangs for Hire in Far Cry 5. He can be recruited by completing the main story mission Man's Best Friend. Players will first need to liberate Rae-Rae's Pumpkin Farm in Holland Valley to unlock the mission.


Boomer is a regional dog champion; this fact makes John Seed attempt to capture him and deliver him to his brother Jacob, as he could be useful to the cult against the Resistance when used in Jacob's Judge program. His owners were murdered by the Peggies before the deputy could arrive. However, Boomer had not yet been shipped off to Jacob, which allowed the deputy to rescue him.

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Man's Best FriendEdit

Main Article : Man's Best Friend



  • Boomer is of mixed breed, the main influence being Australian Cattle Dog, giving him his blue speckled appearance, with black patches.
  • Boomer wears a homemade collar of paracord, attached with a carabiner/D-Ring clip.
  • Boomer, along with Peaches, Cheeseburger, Adelaide, and Sharky, do not appear in any of the game’s endings, leaving their ultimate fate unknown.
  • After recruiting Boomer, Dutch will contact the deputy and give his praise of Boomer, saying that, "He'll watch your back better than any man ever could."
    • This is likely an intentional reference to Boomer's unique skill, Pointer, which does just that, by automatically spotting all nearby enemies and wildlife.
  • Boomer is The Deputy's only ally that can be sent inside an outpost that will not be attacked or draw attention. Infact cultists will ignore him as they don't see him as a threat. "Unless he's seen attacking one of their own". This ability can be used to tag all possible enemies Inside an outpost.
  • When Boomer senses cultists or wildlife "hostile and non-hostile" he'll make a low growl and start sniffing the ground towards the direction of the presence. When he stops and stands up whatever he was tracking will be tagged.
  • Boomer can be seen wearing a bandanna that looks very similar to the one worn by Grace Armstrong in promotional material for the game.
  • Boomer is the most expressive of all the Fangs for hire when standing idle. Besides sitting and lying down, he'll chase his tail, playfully paw the ground, and even dance on his back legs.

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Far Cry 5 Characters
Protagonists: The Junior Deputy (Far Cry 5 - Far Cry Arcade - Dead Living Zombies)  •  Wendell Redler (Hours of Darkness)  •  Nick Rye (Lost On Mars))
Antagonists: Project at Eden's Gate  •  Joseph Seed  •  John Seed  •  Jacob Seed  •  Faith Seed
Guns for Hire: Boomer  •  Nick Rye  •  Grace Armstrong  •  Cheeseburger  •  Hurk  •  Jess Black  •  Peaches  •  Sharky Boshaw  •  Adelaide Drubman
Holland Valley: Merle Briggs  •  Boomer  •  Willis Huntley  •  Nadine Abercrombie  •  Kenny Hyde  •  Zip Kupka  •  Joey Hudson  •  John Seed  •  Grace Armstrong  •  Larry Parker  •  Kim Rye  •  Nick Rye  •  Casey Fixman  •  Mary May Fairgrave  •  Jerome Jeffries  •  Wendell Redler
Whitetail Mountains: Wade Fowler  •  Jess Black  •  Staci Pratt  •  Jacob Seed  •  Bo Adams  •  Chad Wolanski  •  Cheeseburger  •  Hurk Drubman, Jr.  •  Hurk Drubman, Sr.  •  Sarah Perkins  •  Eli Palmer  •  Tammy Barnes  •  Wheaty  •  George Wilson  •  Skylar Kohrs  •  Dave Fowler
Henbane River: Adelaide Drubman  •  Xander Flynn  •  Sherri Woodhouse  •  Miss Mable  •  Peaches  •  Charles Lindsey  •  Sharky Boshaw  •  Guy Marvel  •  Faith Seed  •  Cameron Burke  •  Aaron Kirby  •  Earl Whitehorse  •  Tracey Lader  •  Virgil Minkler
Others: Dutch  •  Clutch Nixon  •  Deputy Nancy