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Far Cry 6

Platform(s): Google Stadia, PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X
Genre: Action/Adventure
Publisher: Ubisoft
Release Date: Oct. 7, 2021


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'Far Cry 6' Hidden QR Codes Revealed

by Adam Pavlacka on Oct. 6, 2021 @ 4:00 a.m. PDT

Far Cry 6 plunges players into the heart of a modern-day guerrilla revolution set in Yara, a tropical paradise frozen in time.

When it comes to content, Far Cry 6 has plenty of things for you to do. There’s the main story. There are side stories. There are activities. There are treasure hunts. There are military bases to capture. You can build out a series of guerilla camps. Or you can just explore the world.

There is one feature though, that crosses the line into the real world. In-game QR codes that link you to outside-the-game content.

The first, and most obvious, QR code appears for owners of the season pass.

The Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon amigo, K-9000, is a robotic dog with a QR code around his neck instead of a standard dog tag.

If you get a clear shot of his dog tag (the easiest way to do this is in photo mode), it points you to an online website.

Click on the flashing “PRESS START” icon, to launch a picture puzzle.

If you complete the puzzle, you unlock a piece of concept art from the upcoming “Captain Laserhawk: A Blood Dragon Remix” anime series on Netflix.

The second QR code appears on shipping crates, which are found at military bases in Far Cry 6.

Scanning this QR code is easier, because the boxes don’t move, but the result is a bit more puzzling than a piece of concept art.

The shipping crate QR code resolves to a hosted video.

This video has an animated magazine from a revolver, a rendered map that looks vaguely like a strategy game, and a still image of an animal attack. It’s only six seconds long, and doesn’t say much of anything, so it’s sure to garner speculation.

Speaking of speculation, another mystery is in the video’s file name.

When creating content like this, it is usually safe to assume that everything is intentional.

If you look at the video’s file name, it is written as a set of latitude and longitude coordinates.

36.1699 degrees North and 115.1398 degrees West isn’t a position anywhere in the Caribbean, so it isn’t an in-game location. If you put the coordinates into Google Maps, it resolves to a shopping mall in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Maybe this is just a coincidence. Maybe it’s nothing. Or maybe it’s a hint towards an upcoming announcement.

One thing we did confirm with an Ubisoft representative though is that there are only two QR codes in the game, so you don’t have to go crazy trying to hunt down additional items that don’t exist. Instead, you can spend your time pondering what, exactly, that mysterious video means and if the file name has any significance whatsoever.

Far Cry 6 will release for Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PS5, PS4, Stadia and PC (Epic Games Store, Ubisoft Store, and UPLAY+) on October 7, 2021.

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