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There are 52 Guard Posts along the roads of Far Cry 2.
Guard Posts are like hardened checkpoints with turret guns. These checkpoints are guarded by a handful of enemies, often three to five. They will sometimes have lookout towers or other vantage points from which a guard may shoot a sniper rifle or even rockets. They usually have at least one, if not two or three vehicles parked there.
Guard Posts will show up on your map as locked until you "explore" them. Exploring a guard post is nothing more than finding the ammo cache, explosives cache, or first aid kit in the guard post; the player can either walk up to the cache or tag it from a distance with his Monocular. Unfortunately, some of the guard posts have the cache in less-than-obvious locations, which may make it frustrating to try to find them. The premise behind these guard posts is that you clear them and then use them as places to replenish supplies; however, an unlocked guard post will respawn its enemies as soon as the player moves beyond its draw distance. This also adds an additional layer of frustration as you may find yourself clearing the same guard posts over and over and over again.
One way to avoid clearing guard posts is to try and drive through them quickly. The guards will hop into their vehicles and pursue you. Drive a small distance from the post and then switch to the mounted gun on your vehicle and finish off your pursuers.
- Using Explosives on their vehicles will prevent them from chasing you but make sure you don't leave your vehicle behind or they will use it to pursue you.
- Make sure your buddy is rescue ready in case if a guard post assault goes horribly wrong.
- Some checkpoints can be avoided by simply going around the guard post, so the player won't waste ammo or syrettes.