They have an incredibly long range, with up to 24x magnification. The Binoculars can first be found a short way into the first level of Far Cry, in a small hut on a hill just past the first enemy encampment. In Far Cry 5, they are unlocked permanently after completing the quest A Glimmer of Hope. The default for accessing the binoculars is B for the PC and up on the D-Pad for the console.
Upon scanning an enemy with the Binoculars, their location will appear on the player's Radar as a small triangle. The markers' colour changes depending on how aware of the player's presence they are:
- Green — The enemy has no idea of the player's presence.
- Yellow — The enemy is more alert than before and is on the lookout for anything suspicious.
- Orange — The enemy knows that something is wrong and will be actively seeking out the player.
- Red — The enemy knows of the player's position and will most likely be shooting at him.