As is common amongst games from big studios, Far Cry 6 has multiple Easter Eggs referencing other games from Ubisoft. While most of these are harmless, there is one particular reference that is causing players to die.
Far Cry 6 has many references to previous installments in the game. There is a very strong reference to Far Cry 3 towards the end of the game, references to Pagan Min and Kyrat from Far Cry 4 all through the game, and even a bliss plant from Far Cry 5 that appears during a mission. But the references do not stop at the Far Cry franchise. An Assassin’s Creed Easter Egg is also present and is causing players to leap to their doom.
Assassin’s Creed is arguably Ubisoft’s largest franchise to date. Despite the shift in game style from Assassin’s Creed Origins, some things have remained the same. Specifically, the Leap of Faith, where the Assassin dives from a height, flips mid-air to land in a pile of hay, leaves, or anything else cushioning.
While the Assassins have been taught this technique from those in their ranks, no one has taught Far Cry 6’s Dani Rojas. At one point during the game, players may find themselves on a ledge with a pile of hay positioned underneath. The situation is complete with the iconic eagle screech, so muscle memory takes over, and people jump off the roof thinking they will land safely in the hay. Unfortunately, it seems the reference is purely visual as players fall to their death.
Many clips have been shared online of this reference, and all of them end in the same way: death. Ubisoft could have tried to make it a true reference and have the pile of hay break your fall, but the results are much funnier with the current situation. Some felt it was a missed opportunity for a fun Far Cry 6 achievement/trophy that could have been labeled “Splat!” or “Requiescat in Pace.”
If you do encounter this during your play-through, be cautious. But for many fans, it’s an irresistible moment, so don’t judge yourself too harshly if the eagle’s call pushes you to take the leap yourself.
About Far Cry 6
Far Cry 6 is the latest insallment in the Far Cry series developed and published by Ubisoft. The game is an open-world, first-person action adventure title, and is set for a 2021 release.
Players will take control of Dani Rojas, a freedom fighting guerrilla, who is trying to overthrow the local dictator Anton Castillo. Far Cry 6 is based on the fictional island of Yara, and has been called the largest map of any Far Cry game yet. Players will have access to a variety of hand-made weapons and local vehicles in their fight against the forces of Castillo.