Far Cry 4 famously included an Easter Egg ending that allowed you ‘finish’ the game right from the beginning. Far Cry 5 then repeated the trick and, as you might expect, Far Cry 6 is keeping up the tradition.
Spoilers follow for the alternative ending to Far Cry 6. Stop reading if you’d like to find it yourself.
Granted, Far Cry 6 does make you work a little harder than previous games to get to its own early ending. Where 4 and 5 placed their alternate endings just after the introduction, the latest installment requires you to play the game’s early missions (it took us around an hour and a half) to get to a specific point in the storyline that will allow your character, Dani, to escape a naval blockade around the Yaran island they’re on.
After doing so, guerrilla leader Clara offers you a choice – to fight for Yaran freedom, or to escape on a boat to Miami. You’re obviously meant to pick the former, but the latter is entirely open to you. You can check out the full secret ending in the video below:
The alternate ending itself is fairly downbeat, showing Dani on a Miami beach three months after their escape. A news report mentions that Clara has been killed and the civil war effectively ended, before mentioning pandemic lockdowns, and then playing Gloria Estefan’s ‘Conga’ over the end credits. And that’s that.
While it’s always interesting to see how Far Cry handles an early ending, you’ll likely have more fun searching for the intended one. We awarded Far Cry 6 an 8/10 review, with reviewer Jon Ryan saying it’s “some of the most fun I’ve had with this series in nearly a decade.”