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While loading Far Cry 3 shows valuable Tips on how to get the most out of the game, here's a complete list.

Weapons Edit

  • Handguns are versatile short range weapons that can be used on ziplines.
  • SMGs offer fast rates of fire and low recoil, however they burn through ammo quickly.
  • Shotguns are devastating close range weapons. Their long reload times can be interrupted.
  • Assault rifles excel at mid-range combat but are not ideal for stealthy encounters.
  • Sniper rifles support scopes and sound suppressor attachments for unmatched long range stealth kills.
  • LMGs offer high rates of sustained firepower and large clip sizes. They take time to load and limit mobility when firing.
  • The Recurve Bow is silent. Fire and explosive arrow tips can be crafted for it.
  • The Flamethrower is a destructive weapon capable of setting entire areas on fire.

Mines & Grenades Edit

  • Hold [Throw] to cook grenades.
  • Grenades within range are displayed using the on-screen indicator.
  • Use Molotovs to blanket an area with fire from long range.
  • Use grenades and Molotovs to flush out enemies from behind cover.
  • C4 charges are remote-detonated explosives that can be used to destroy vehicles and set up traps. They are detonated in the order they were placed.
  • Use C4 and mines to create ambushes.
  • Mines have proximity sensors and can be used to fortify an area, set traps, and discourage pursuers.

Combat Edit

  • Don't get too close to enemies; they can knock you over without the proper takedown.

Takedowns Edit

  • Takedowns can kill enemies from above or below, at a distance, silently, and more. Check the Skills menu.
  • The standard Takedown lets you approach an enemy and press [TakeDown] to kill him quickly and silently.
  • The Chained Takedown skill lets you quickly kill multiple enemies in sequence.
  • The Grenade Takedown skill turns your victim into an explosive surprise for nearby enemies.
  • The Heavy Beatdown skill lets you kill a heavy enemy with a powerful takedown.
  • The Knife Throw Takedown skill allows you to silently kill a ranged enemy with a knife.
  • The Takedown Drag skill lets you kill an enemy and silently drag his body away.
  • Use the Gunslinger Takedown skill to steal an enemy's pistol and use it to kill other enemies.
  • The Shark skills in the Skills menu are focused on healing abilities and powerful takedowns.

Hunting Edit

  • The animal icons on the world map show the general region where specific types of wildlife can be found. Explore further to find their exact locations.
  • Hunt specific animals to craft equipment like bags and ammo pouches. Animal locations can be found on the world map.
  • Enemies within range are automatically tagged when aiming at them with your weapon for a few seconds.
  • The Spider skills in the Skills menu are focused on stealth, survival, and hunting.
  • Crafted syringes can aid you in exploration, combat, and hunting.
  • The Syringes tab in the Crafting menu contains powerful serums used to heal, or improve exploration, hunting, and combat abilities.
  • Hunt animals and use their skin to craft items that allow more weapons, ammo, money, and syringes to be carried.
  • Use the skins from hunted animals to craft new equipment and expand inventory capacity. Rare animal skins can be used to craft rare equipment.

Cover & Stealth Edit

  • Use grenades and Molotovs to flush out enemies from behind cover.
  • Use cover to safely reload during combat. You can also blind fire and peek-and-shoot while in cover.
  • Use cover to sneak up on enemies and gain additional protection during combat.
  • To throw a rock, press [ThrowRock].
  • Throw rocks to distract enemies, then sneak past them or get up close for a silent takedown.
  • Be stealthy: crouch with [Crouch] to reduce noise and visibility, and sneak up on enemies.
  • Assault rifles excel at mid-range combat but are not ideal for stealthy encounters.
  • Sniper rifles support scopes and sound suppressor attachments for unmatched long range stealth kills.
  • The Spider skills in the Skills menu are focused on stealth, survival, and hunting.
  • Your battle, your way. Sneak in and use takedowns, mount a full frontal assault, or snipe from long range.

Special Locations Edit

Outposts Edit

  • New quests and activities are unlocked by liberating outposts and activating radio towers.
  • Liberate an outpost to make a region safer. Enemy-controlled regions are marked in red on the world map.
  • Hostile outposts can be identified by their black smoke stacks and red flags.
  • Alarms are found in hostile outposts. Enemies can trigger them to call for reinforcements.
  • Experience points (XP) are earned for actions, such as killing enemies, completing missions, activating radio towers, liberating outposts, and more.
  • Liberated outposts and activated radio towers are used as checkpoints. Dying between objectives will result in a respawn at the closest liberated outpost or activated radio tower.
  • Red zones on the world map are held by enemies. Liberate outposts to take back control and make the region safer to travel through.
  • Fast travel between safe houses to move around the island quickly. Gain access to new safe houses by liberating outposts.
  • Unlock safe houses by liberating outposts.
  • Shooting an alarm will not disable others in the same outpost. Manually shut down an alarm to disable them all.

Radio Towers Edit

  • Weapons will become free in stores by activating radio towers.
  • New quests and activities are unlocked by liberating outposts and activating radio towers.
  • Experience points (XP) are earned for actions, such as killing enemies, completing missions, activating radio towers, liberating outposts, and more.
  • Liberated outposts and activated radio towers are used as checkpoints. Dying between objectives will result in a respawn at the closest liberated outpost or activated radio tower.
  • Customize weapons at the store with attachments and paint jobs. Weapons will become free by activating radio towers.
  • Remove scramblers from radio towers to activate them and unlock the region map. This also unlocks new weapons at the store.
  • If you die while exploring the island, you will continue from the nearest unlocked safe house or radio tower.
  • Powerful weapons cost more in stores, but can be obtained for free by activating enough radio towers.

Safe Houses Edit

  • Unlock safe houses by liberating outposts.
  • Safe houses contain automated stores for customizing weapons and buying supplies.
  • Fast travel to any unlocked safe house to quickly move around the world.
  • Fast travel between safe houses to move around the island quickly. Gain access to new safe houses by liberating outposts.
  • If you die while exploring the island, you will continue from the nearest unlocked safe house or radio tower.

Stores Edit

  • More powerful weapons support attachments — customize them in stores.
  • Need money? Sell loot items at stores or buy treasure maps to reveal the locations of loot chests.
  • Buy ammo at stores, or collect it from weapons, bodies, and ammo boxes.
  • Buy maps from stores to reveal the locations of hidden items such as relics, letters, and memory cards.
  • Apply different Paint Jobs to your weapons at stores by choosing the Customize option.
  • Weapons will become free in stores by activating radio towers.
  • Customize weapons at the store with attachments and paint jobs. Weapons will become free by activating radio towers.
  • Remove scramblers from radio towers to activate them and unlock the region map. This also unlocks new weapons at the store.
  • Powerful weapons cost more in stores, but can be obtained for free by activating enough radio towers.
  • Safe houses contain automated stores for customizing weapons and buying supplies.
  • Need help finding collectible items or loot chests? Buy maps at the store.
  • Taking too much damage? Buy armor at the store or increase your health in the Skills menu.
  • Medicine instantly heals several bars of health. Craft or buy Medicine at stores.

Gameplay Mechanics Edit

  • Use the camera to tag groups of enemies from a distance, making them easier to track.
  • The Survival Guide in the Handbook is a huge encyclopedia of information about Rook Island. Someone is updating it via a private wi-fi network...
  • Need help? Go to the pause menu to access the Quick Start or User Manual in the Handbook section.
  • The Progress screen in the Handbook displays how close you are to unlocking special rewards.
  • Vehicles, boats, and gliders can be found in abundance across Rook Island. Use them to get around the island quickly.
  • Use ziplines to cross large distances or quickly descend from heights.
  • After taking damage, partially drained health slots will regenerate slowly over time. Completely empty slots do not regenerate.
  • New syringe recipes are obtained as progress is made through the story.
  • Review missed tutorials at anytime in the Handbook menu.

Crafting Edit

  • Earn new skills and crafting recipes by progressing through the story.
  • The Recurve Bow is silent. Fire and explosive arrow tips can be crafted for it.
  • Hunt animals and use their skin to craft items that allow more weapons, ammo, money, and syringes to be carried.
  • Acquire more crafting recipes by progressing through the story.
  • Craft the Nature Boy syringe to enhance the visibility of plants around you.
  • Crafted syringes can aid you in exploration, combat, and hunting.
  • Sell enemy loot for money, but keep plant and animal loot for crafting.
  • The Equipment tab in the Crafting menu contains bags and holsters that allow more weapons and equipment to be carried.
  • The Syringes tab in the Crafting menu contains powerful serums used to heal, or improve exploration, hunting, and combat abilities.
  • Craft larger bags to carry more ammo and munitions. Find these items under the Ammo tab in Crafting menu.
  • Craft larger quivers and special types of arrows under the Arrows tab in the Crafting menu.
  • Craft a larger weapon holster to carry more weapons.
  • Use the skins from hunted animals to craft new equipment and expand inventory capacity. Rare animal skins can be used to craft rare equipment.
  • Craft ability-boosting syringes by gathering plant leaves.
  • Craft small holsters, wallets and bags to unlock larger versions. Craft these items in sequence to keep upgrading inventory capacities.
  • New, larger equipment recipes will be unlocked when smaller ones are crafted. Craft them in sequence to upgrade inventory capacities.
  • Hunt specific animals to craft equipment like bags and ammo pouches. Animal locations can be found on the world map.

Skills Edit

  • New skills will be made available as progress is made through the story.
  • Earn new skills and crafting recipes by progressing through the story.
  • Takedowns can kill enemies from above or below, at a distance, silently, and more. Check the Skills menu.
  • The Heron skills in the Skills menu are focused on long range attacks and mobility.
  • The Shark skills in the Skills menu are focused on healing abilities and powerful takedowns.
  • The Spider skills in the Skills menu are focused on stealth, survival, and hunting.
  • When enough experience points (XP) are earned, a skill point is granted. Use skill points to learn new abilities in the Skills menu.
  • Quickly switch between multiple weapons by holding [GadgetWheel] and pressing [WeaponWheelSelect] in the desired direction.
  • The Heavy Beatdown skill lets you kill a heavy enemy with a powerful takedown.
  • The Grenade Takedown skill turns your victim into an explosive surprise for nearby enemies.
  • Use the Gunslinger Takedown skill to steal an enemy's pistol and use it to kill other enemies.
  • The Knife Throw Takedown skill allows you to silently kill a ranged enemy with a knife.
  • The Chained Takedown skill lets you quickly kill multiple enemies in sequence.
  • The Takedown Drag skill lets you kill an enemy and silently drag his body away.
  • Only single-handed weapons can be used on ziplines. Learn the Line Gunner skill to unlock this ability.
  • New recipes and skills will be unlocked as you progress through the story.
  • Taking too much damage? Buy armor at the store or increase your health in the Skills menu.
  • Reduce fire damage by crafting the Fireproof syringe, or by learning the Fire Retardant skill.
  • Reduce the amount of explosive damage received with the Ironsides skill.
  • Stay longer underwater by crafting the Deep Dive syringe or learning the Deep Breath skill.
  • Learn the Soft Landing skill to reduce damage taken from falls.

Looting & Collectibles Edit

  • Need money? Loot bodies, sell loot items, or seek out hidden loot chests.
  • Earn extra money by taking part in activities and quests.
  • Need money? Sell loot items at stores or buy treasure maps to reveal the locations of loot chests.
  • Sell enemy loot for money, but keep plant and animal loot for crafting.
  • Need help finding collectible items or loot chests? Buy maps at the store.
  • Some relics are hidden underwater, out of reach, or in hard-to-find places. Use every tool at your disposal to collect them all.
  • Buy maps from stores to reveal the locations of hidden items such as relics, letters, and memory cards.
  • Collect all of the Letters of the Lost to reveal Rook Island's WWII history with the Japanese.
  • Collect the memory cards to uncover Rook Island's sordid connections to drug cartels.

Multiplayer Game Modes Edit

  • The bar at the top of the screen shows you how the match is going. Your team is always blue.
  • The circles on either end of the status bar represent the number of Command Points each team controls.

Domination Edit

  • To capture an objective, you need to stay inside the capture area until the meter on the screen is full.
  • You can't capture an objective if there's an enemy around. Keep the area clear to take it.
  • The more teammates you have by your side, the faster you can capture an objective.
  • You can kill an enemy that is capturing an objective to earn bonus XP and Team Support points.
  • Planting C4 inside of capture areas might be cheap, but it does the trick.
  • To win a Domination match, you need to hold onto the Command Points longer than the other team.

Transmission Edit

  • Your minimap will show when a Transmitter is charged and ready for the taking.
  • There can be more than one working Transmitter at any time. Focusing on one might leave the other open.
  • It takes a while for a Transmitter to warm up. When it does, the signal strengthens, doubling the points.
  • Once a Transmitter is captured, it can be stolen again and again until it goes dark.

Firestorm Edit

  • Once one enemy depot is lit, you need to quickly ignite the other one or the fire will burn out.
  • If neither team manages to capture the radio, the Firestorm will eventually burn out on its own.
  • Both teams are playing offense and defense. Ignite the enemy depots while protecting your own.
  • Once a Firestorm starts, the depots cease to matter. It's all about the mad rush to capture the radio.
  • If the enemy starts a Firestorm, capturing the radio will reset the match, giving you a second chance.
  • If your team starts a Firestorm, grabbing the radio will call in a plane to destroy the enemy for good.

Team Deathmatch Edit

  • The Killcam displays who killed you and where he did it.
  • The Killcam tracers point out exactly where you were hit.
  • War isn't cheap. You need to earn more points to get the best Team Support.
  • You only earn Team Support points by reviving, using Battle Cries and completing objectives.
  • If you're lucky enough to get revived, you get to keep your kill streak and all of your Team Support points.
  • You can choose the type of Team Support you want to use in your Loadout.
  • You'll earn more XP and Team Support points if your Battle Cry hits a large group.
  • If you keep dying, Survival Instincts will kick in, giving you the boost you need to make a comeback.
  • If you kill yourself, you won't have the chance to be revived. So don't kill yourself.
  • If you're the winning team's top scorer, you get either punish or show mercy to your toughest opponent.
  • If you want more kills than deaths, cling onto life. Give your teammates a chance to revive you.
  • You can be revived over and over as long as enough time passes between being saved and getting killed.
  • You can't kill enemies that are waiting to be revived. You've already done enough.
  • When you are under the influence of Psych Gas, friends and foes look alike. Watch whom
  • you shoot.
  • When you hit an enemy with armor or extra health, a shield icon will flash under your crosshairs.
  • You can kill enemies by shooting their own C4 and Proximity Mines.
  • If you hear faint beeping, you might be about to step on a Proximity Mine.
  • Using a Battle Cry only affects nearby teammates. In return, you get Team Support points and XP.

General Tips Edit

  • Some Loadout options may be good for one game mode but not for another. Try creating a variety.
  • Get ahead by Decoding! Decoding data like CDs and Hard Drives unlocks XP and unique Weapon Mods.
  • Completing a Co-op or Multiplayer match earns you Encrypted Data. Decode in-game or online for rewards.
  • You can review Daily and Weekly Challenges under Profile in the My Setup menu.
  • You can review your medal progress under Profile in the My Setup menu.
  • You can view every Weapon Mod under Profile in the My Setup menu, even those you have yet to earn.
  • You can customize Loadouts and Decode even outside of the game. Go to Far Cry Outpost.
  • When you Decode, you may earn a Speed Boost. Give it to a friend to speed up their Decoding time.
  • In a list from common to rare, you can Decode CDs, Flash Drives, DVDs, Memory Cards and Hard Drives.
  • You can design a unique tattoo to wear in Multiplayer matches. Just go to My Setup.
  • You can make your own Multiplayer map for the entire world to play with the Map Editor.
  • There are three Map Editor playlists. New maps are Bronze, highly rated maps are Silver and the best are Gold.
  • To get the best Weapon Mods, Decode better data sources like Memory Cards and Hard Drives.
  • You can give a friend any Weapon Mod that you Decode instead of keeping it for yourself.
  • Most maps suit any playing style. So choose or make a Loadout that's right for you, not the map.
  • You can earn XP with a weapon to level it up and unlock new weapon attachments.
  • Weapon Mods ranks from Mk 1 to Mk 5. A higher number represents a better version of the Weapon Mod.

Decoding Edit

  • Decoding will reward you with XP or advanced, customized weapons called Weapon Mods.
  • You can Decode even when you're not in the game. Go to Far Cry Outpost to get working on those rewards!
  • You can create and manage your Loadouts online at Far Cry Outpost.

Co-op Edit

  • There's one Co-op Competition in every chapter. Use this time to show off or vote to skip it.
  • Take a break and change your Loadout at the Rally Points.
  • The team needs to track down the captain and a means of escape before they can get the stolen cash.
  • Teammates who are carrying boxes or explosives are slow and can't shoot. Watch their backs.
  • An objective that has a health bar can take damage. If it's destroyed, you'll fail the mission.
  • Explosive boxes, like ammo boxes, will refill the type of explosives you have in your current Loadout.
  • Beheaders can't do much from a distance, but one swing of their machetes can put you down.
  • The big guys can take a lot more bullets than average enemies. Aim for the head and stay out of his way.
  • You can't use your machete against a heavy gunner. So don't even try.
  • Shoot a heavy flamer's tank to give him a taste of his own medicine.
  • Molotov-wielding pirates are impervious to fire. Clearly.
  • It's important to stick together. If you're downed or pinned by a dog, you can't exactly rescue yourself.
  • If a teammate is pinned by a dog, an icon will appear. Don't ignore it unless you want to lose a teammate.
  • The player icons on the left of the screen display your teammates' health and whether they are repairing.
  • Keeping an eye on the lefthand player icons is a good way to tell when to use Battle Cries.
  • Mounted guns have massive firepower but are likely to draw attention and leave you vulnerable.
  • While each Battle Cry has a unique effect, all Battle Cries also restore a small amount of your teammates' health.

Booster Shots Edit

  • If you give a teammate a Booster Shot, you get to pick a shot for yourself too.
  • When you give a Booster Shot, you and your teammate will get a bigger boost if you pick the same shot.
  • Adrenaline shots give you the energy to withstand more pain and take more damage.
  • Berserker shots improve your close combat resistance, speed and hipfire accuracy.
  • Stabilizer shots help you snipe the enemy with higher accuracy, better range and less sway.
  • Amplifier shots make your Battle Cries more frequent, longer reaching and far more powerful.
  • Energy Burst shots speed up your actions and make you faster on your feet.
  • Regenerative shots do just what they say. You gain your health back faster in and out of combat.

The Characters Edit

  • Leonard's a hard-handed ex-cop from Philadelphia. He has an endless supply of whiskey and cruel jokes.
  • Mikhail is a Russian ex-con. His 21 tattoos detail his youth, the time he's served, and the men he's killed.
  • Tisha's an ex-combat medic from Nevada. Now that she's on her own, her med kit isn't exactly regulation.
  • Callum is a hardened delinquent from Glasgow. He got in his first knife fight when he was six. And won.

Combat Strategy Edit

  • Only enemies can trigger Proximity Mines, but the explosion can hurt anyone nearby. Even you.
  • Pulling off special techniques like headshots, multi kills, and melee kills will earn you extra XP.
  • If you have a handgun or flare gun as your secondary weapon, you'll draw it when attached to a zipline.
  • Tagging can earn you XP. If a teammate kills an enemy that you've tagged, you score points for the assist.
  • If you can revive a downed teammate, tag him to say you're on the way. He'll be informed if you don't make it.
  • You can carry less ammo in Multiplayer than in Co-op.
  • Grenade pouches will give you more grenades in Co-op than in Multiplayer.
  • You can't trust a grenade launcher when it's shot from the hip. Aim before you fire.
  • You shouldn't underestimate handguns. They're fast, effective and pack a decent amount of damage.
  • Shotguns and sub-machine guns won't slow you down, and they're great up close.
  • Assault rifles can hit close up and distant targets, but they're the best at medium-range combat.
  • The lighter a gun is, the shorter amount of time it takes to switch to iron sights.
  • The fire from flamethrowers and Molotovs will burn on the ground for a while. Use this to limit your enemy's movement.
  • Sniper rifles and LMGs are better at shooting through cover than SMGs and shotguns.
  • When you're in iron sights, icons and name tags will fade away to give you room to aim.
  • Different scopes have different advantages. You can't know which one you like best without trying them all.
  • Not all attachments are equally useful for each weapon. Mix and match until you find your favorite.
  • Weapon attachments are unlocked in different orders for different weapons.

Support Edit

  • You earn more Team Support points if your Battle Cry reaches a lot of teammates.
  • The "Recovery" Battle Cry gives teammates health regeneration in combat and more out of combat.
  • The "Toughness" Battle Cry makes your teammates tough to kill by increasing their maximum health.
  • The "Haste" Battle Cry speeds up your teammates' sprinting, reloading, fire rate and more.
  • The "Focus" Battle Cry sharpens your teammates' aim.
  • Hearing two of the same type of Battle Cry doesn't double the effect. Try to coordinate with your team for the best result.

Movement Edit

  • Needless to say, you take damage when you fall from a large height. Watch your step.
  • Your movement speed depends on which weapon you're carrying.
  • The speed and angle at which you attach to a zipline affects the speed of your decline and the amount of swing you have. Approach it head on for the best momentum and minimal swing.

Health Revival Edit

  • Downed teammates will have icons above their heads. Revive them before they die.
  • The yellow bar on the left of the mini map is your health. Some boosts, like Battle Cries, can extend the bar.
  • The number of players that are close enough to hear your Battle Cry is shown next to the Battle Cry icon.
  • If you have armor in your Loadout, a blue armor bar will appear to the left of your minimap.
  • If you don't like healing, Bloodlust is for you. With this skill, you will regenerate health after killing enemies.
  • The Rock Solid skill prevents you from getting knocked down by explosions, falls and melee attacks.

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