In Far Cry 4 there are many hidden secrets referencing movies, games, jokes, famous people or events, also known as Easter Eggs.
Super Mario BrothersEdit
- During the first mission, "Speak No Evil", from the Hurk's Redemption DLC, Hurk will refer to Pagan Min's men as "Pagan's little goombas", referencing to the extremely expendable henchmen of King Bowser, goombas.
- All of the "Lost Letters" appear as parcels with Templar seals on them, often with a dead English soldier nearby as well.
- The Gamebook piece of loot includes a reference to the original Far Cry game in its description. "In this riveting Choose A Path Adventure, YOUR choices determine if Jack Carver successfully escapes the deadly island of Dr. Krieger."
- Hurk mentions one of his "tattoo bros" is Jack.
Far Cry 2Edit
- You will sometimes find malaria pills in loot, referencing Far Cry 2.
- You will sometimes find conflict diamonds in loot, with the description describing that it comes from Bowa-Seko, a main location in Far Cry 2.
- The GPS locator given to Ajay by Longinus in his first mission is the locator from Far Cry 2 with the screen smashed.
Far Cry 3Edit
- Rarely, you may find a Knock-Off GPS when looting and its description says "A cheap copy of an Elcano hand-held navigation device. Comes pre-loaded with a map of Rook Island, wherever the hell that is." This obviously hints to the setting of Far Cry 3.
- A hula-girl doll with a head resembling Vaas can be found in loot.
- Sometimes, when Golden Path members battle cry, they may say "RAKYAT!"
- An item called 'VHS Cassette' contains the description: 'The garish neon purple cover lets you know that this is going to be the best goddamn cyborg-commando-fights-dragons-with-laser-eyes movie ever.' This is a reference to the Far Cry 3 Blood Dragon DLC.
- You can find Pagan Min's Wisdom #10:
- "The definition of insanity is: repeating the same action ad nauseum, and expecting the results to differ. That is crazy". May Pagan's Light Shine Upon You All.
- Hurk mentions at the end of his 3rd mission that one of his 'tattoo brothers is Jason, which refers to Jason Brody the main protagonist of Far Cry 3.
Anchorman: The Legend of Ron BurgundyEdit
- After liberating or rescuing a local from Pagan's forces, a villager might say "Boy, that escalated quickly. I mean, that really got out of hand fast!"
- While talking about Pagan Min's heroin-filled plane Rabi Ray Rana mentions the name Tony Montana, Al Pacino's character in Scarface.
- The Hypodermic Needle loot item includes a reference to BioShock and its EVE Hypos in its description: "Filled with glowing liquid. If this were a failed underwater utopia, you wouldn't think twice about jamming this in your arm."
The Elder Scrolls V: SkyrimEdit
- In one of the houses with Yalung mask murders and a part of supply delivery mission, you will find a dead man with a red plastic bucket on his head and an arrow stuck in his knee. "Bucket on the head" is a popular Skyrim user exploit, and "arrow in the knee" is the infamous Skyrim guard spoken line.
Star Wars Edit
- The signature weapon HS77 is modeled after Han Solo's blaster from the Star Wars movies. (Considering that Han's blaster prop was itself based on a Mauser C96, already in the game, the gun itself is more eye candy than anything else.) HS77 - Han Solo 1977, which happens to be the release year of the original Star Wars movie. Also in the gun's description, "for quicker handling to ensure you always shoot first." referencing the long contested debate of who shot first, Han or Greedo.
Honey Badger Viral VideoEdit
- During the Kyrat Fashion Hunting Week, when hunting Gulo, the popular viral video 'The Crazy Nastyass Honey Badger' is referenced by Mumu Chiffon by claiming that honey badgers 'don't give a shit'.
- Reference: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4r7wHMg5Yjg
Alternate Endings Edit
- At the beginning of the game, after Pagan Min has abducted the character and Darpan for a "dinner party" in De Pleur's fortress, it is possible to get a different and early ending to the game, created as a joke by Ubisoft. Once Pagan Min has left the room and told you to stay, if you wait at the table for roughly 15 minutes, he will return to the room and take you to a shrine to scatter the ashes of Ajay's mom. Once you are done at the shrine he will escort you back to his helicopter. The credits then roll.
- In the regular ending, if you don't shoot Pagan Min, you can shoot his helicopter after he flies away after the shrine scene. This will create a new unique location of the helicopter crash site. You can go to this crash site after the credits. You will find the corpse of Pagan Min. When you loot him you will find his golden pen (worth 250,000 Rupees), special lapel pin #2 (worth 350,000 Rupees) and 250,000 Rupees.
- After finishing all Yogi and Reggie missions you will receive a pipe from them. You will find the pipe on a desk next to the door inside the Ghales' house. If you use the pipe, you will suddenly wake up in a random location somewhere in Kyrat. This location will change every time.
- At coordinates (X:521.1, Y:732.2), there is a cave entrance via grapple. In the cave, there are dead royal guards, one of which is in the distinguishable dab sign. This location is used in the Hunting Mission 'That's a lot of vipers'.
- If you shoot at an intact bell hanging at the top of some bell towers, you can hear a ringing bell sound instead of the normal bullet impact sound.
- There is a memo on the small hut just beyond the King's Bridge that reads "Inspector, Welcome to your new position at King's Bridge border checkpoint. Stamp passport ENTRY VISA and return a document to an entrant. Entry is restricted to Kyrati citizens only. Deny all foreigners Glory to Kyrat!" This is a reference to the popular indie game Papers Please, whose first mission has these instructions.
Speed and the Matrix Edit
- In Hurk's last mission, the player is instructed to rescue Hurk by flying in on a helicopter and hijacking a truck (via the "vehicle takedown" skill, which is the only necessity the player needs for the mission), then drive the truck through a series of waypoints while maintaining minimum speed, or the truck will explode after a few seconds. At the end of the mission the player is instructed to jump out of the truck and let it explode. The entirety of the mission is a reference to the movie SPEED, where a bomb was placed on a city bus, that would explode if it dropped below 50 Mph. Hurk even references the actor from the film, Keanu Reeves, as well as another movie Reeves was in (The Matrix) when Hurk says "Dude! Be, like, my Keanu man. You can fly, right?"
- The description for the A.J.M. 9 pistol states the weapon "The future is now with this burst-fire handgun that can shred targets and protect the innocent." Its name A.J.M. stands for Alex. J. Murphy who was the man who became Robocop.
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade Edit
- To the South of Varshakot lies a cave known as Yalung's Jaw, in it are many golden chalices upon a set of tables resembling that of the hiding place of the Christ's chalice; in the left corner of the aforementioned room, lies the bony remains of 19th century British explorer, holding a large gold chalice from which it is implied he drank from in order to gain fabled long life. He chose poorly.
The Monkey's Paw Edit
- On rare occasions, a corpse or chest may contain an item named "Monkey's Paw." Its description states that it grants the bearer three wishes and abruptly tells the owner to discard it. This is a reference to "The Monkey's Paw" written by W.W. Jacobs.
Game of Thrones Edit
- A random photo of a dwarf with a description "Photo of a naked dwarf. Winter isn't the only thing coming" this is a reference to famous TV series Game of Thrones characters Tyrion Lannister and Eddard Stark
Mount & Blade Warband Edit
- Royal Army can be heard shouting ' I will drink from your skull! ' possibly referencing the bandits' taunt from the Mount and Blade series.
- Sometimes when fighting during the arena, after a round ends, the announcer shouts "Are you not entertained? You better be!" The first part is likely a reference to a famous quote of the movie Gladiator.
Fight Club Edit
- In the cave known as Yalung's Pantha, a note can be found titled "Rules of Yalung-Pantha." This list of rules begins with "You shall not talk about Yalung-Pantha" and also includes "If this is your first night at Yalung-Pantha, you must give blood to Yulang." This is a reference to the book/film character Tyler Durden's iconic dialog proclaiming the rules of fight club.