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Far Cry New Dawn (stylized as FARCRY NEW DAWN) is the stand-alone sequel in the Far Cry series to Far Cry 5, taking place 17 years after the resist ending. It is set in the post-apocalyptic wild fictional Hope County, Montana, USA after the nuclear war.

The game had an unnamed teaser trailer released on 5 December 2018,[1] with potential box art leaked the following day.[2] The official trailer was released on 7 December 2018.[3] The game was released on February 15, 2019.


Seventeen years after the nuclear explosions that devastated Hope County, life has returned to Hope County, Montana. Endless black rain and wind have given way to blue skies and blooming flora. Humans that survived the bombs now work to rebuild, forming communities across the county. One group of survivors formed in California is led by Thomas Rush. Rush's group dedicate themselves to engineering and bio-farming in order to assist communities across the country. Players assume the role of The Security Captain for Rush's group, and upon arriving in Hope County, they are swept up in a conflict between the Scavengers, the Highwaymen, and New Eden.


As in any other Far Cry game, the open world first person shooter still remains the same with features used from Far Cry 5 like customizing vehicles and Prepper Stashes. Far Cry New Dawnalso has some new features. These new features are weapon crafting and Expeditions. Outposts are back but with a new twist: you can either liberate the outpost to produce ethanol or you can scavenge it to produce more ethanol but The Highwaymen will take control of the outpost again and it will increase the outpost's difficulty and become more fortified. You can scavenge and retake each outpost as many times as you want. The hunting system is back but with mutated animals.

Unlike previous Far Cry games, Far Cry New Dawn presents a tier-based combat system. Enemies are organized into four ranks, with the "Elites" being the highest rank and toughest enemies to fight. The types of enemies that spawn depend on the player's progression through the story. Higher-tier weapons must be crafted in order to fight more powerful enemies. This combat system is similar to The Division, another game by Ubisoft.

In Prosperity, you can talk to Helicopter Pilot Roger Cadoret to unlock Expeditions. These are missions located on their own maps separate from the main game in which you are dropped into a location and must find a package. Once located the package will trigger enemies to chase after you as you make your way to an evacuation point to be picked up by the helicopter once more.


Story Missions

There are a total of 22 story missions in the game.

Side Missions

  • To Love a Boar
  • A Thousand Words
  • Audiophile
  • Man Eat Dog World
  • Crow’s Feet, Eagle’s Eyes
  • Mo’ Mommies, Mo’ Problems
  • Days of Blunder
  • Jerome Comes Home


  • H.M.S MacCoubrey
  • Navajo Bridge
  • Five Stars Theme Park
  • Alcatraz Island
  • Government Plane Wreck
  • I.S.S. Crash Site
  • Walking Horse Nuclear Plant




Main Characters

Guns for Hire

Supporting Characters



Main Article: Far Cry New Dawn animals

The animals in New Dawn are basically the same animals from Far Cry 5 but with mutations making some of them much stronger. There are 36 different animals that can be seen throughout the landscape.


There are three different editions of the game available for pre-order.

  • Pre-order Bonus - Unicorn Trike Skin.
  • Standard - The base game.
  • Deluxe - Includes the Deluxe Pack, which consists of the Hurk Legacy Pack and the Knight Pack.


Far Cry New Dawn received "mixed or average" reviews on Metacritic getting a metascore of 73/100 on PC,[4] 71/100 on PS4,[5] and 75/100 on Xbox One.[6]





  • This marks the first time in the series that many of the characters and setting from the previous game(s) will appear in another game (if not counting Hurk and Willis, who appear in most of the series' missions and DLC).
  • This marks the first Far Cry game to be set in a wild post-apocalyptic world after the events of Far Cry 5 during the resist ending in Hope County.
  • This is the second Far Cry game to feature weapon crafting.
  • This is the first "modern time" Far Cry game to not feature Hand Grenades.
  • This is the first Far Cry game in which all main antagonists are female. Far Cry Primal's Batari shared the role with Ull, a man.
  • Unlike previous Far Cry games, the player can travel to multiple locations outside the main map.
  • Far Cry New Dawn takes place around the year 2035 and is set in the present of the timeframe in the series, taking place after Far Cry 5 which is set in the year 2018.
  • Some of the vegetation is reused from Far Cry Primal.
  • Some other Far Cry Primal features reappear too, such as the looting backpacks hanging in trees, which you can either shoot or punch down to the ground.


  1. 2018 December 5, YouTube: Ubisoft North America: Far Cry - Game Awards 2018 Teaser Trailer. Retrieved 2018 December 6.
  2. 2018 December 6, Polygon: New Far Cry cover art, title leak ahead of reveal. Retrieved 2018 December 6.
  3. 2018 December 6, YouTube: Ubisoft North America: Far Cry New Dawn: Official World Premiere Gameplay Trailer. Retrieved 2018 December 8.
  4. Metascore for Far Cry New Dawn on PC, Metacritic, Retrieved April 16, 2020
  5. Metascore for Far Cry New Dawn on PS4, Metacritic, Retrieved April 16, 2020
  6. Metascore for Far Cry New Dawn on Xbox One, Metacritic, Retrieved April 16, 2020