Far Cry 6 ESRB Rating Uncovers Violence, Gore, and Suggestive Content
Far Cry 6 has received a rating from ESRB that has revealed some new details on the game’s mature content including the violence and gore presented in it.
Far Cry 6 is set in Yara, a tropical city that has been ravaged by guerrilla warfare. It immerses players in the high-octane environment of a contemporary guerrilla revolution. Antón Castillo, the dictator of Yara, is hell-bent on restoring his country to its former grandeur by any means necessary, with his son Diego by his side.
ESRB has rated Far Cry 6 given it a Mature rating and offering the following description for the game. While Far Cry is quite violent in nature, it is still quite tame compared to some of the other games in the first-person genre.
Here’s a look at the description shared by ESRB.
This is a first-person shooter in which players assume the role of a resistance fighter (Dani Rojas) battling a tyrannical regime on the fictional island of Yara. As players engage in a variety of combat missions, they use firearms (e.g., machine guns, pistols, sniper rifles), grenades, and flamethrowers to kill enemy soldiers and assassinate high-ranking military targets. Combat can be frenetic, with frequent screams of pain, explosions, gunfire, and blood-splatter effects. Stealth attacks can result in enemies being viciously stabbed/slashed close up. Cutscenes depict further instances of intense violence: bound/cuffed characters being beaten, kicked, and/or shot; characters executed by gunfire; a man cutting his own throat with a knife. A handful of scenes depict dismembered corpses or severed limbs amid pools of blood. The game contains some suggestive/sexual material: a soldier role-playing with a fully clothed sex worker (e.g., “I pay good money for you to do what I tell you”; “You address me only as ‘Mama’”; “And what’s the safe word going to be?”). During one sequence, players’ character is seen drinking alcohol as the screen gets progressively distorted. A handful of scenes depict drug packages or contain dialogue referencing cocaine and opium; one sequence depicts a man snorting drugs in the distance. The words “f**k” and “sh*t” appear in dialogue.
Far Cry 6 will be released on October 7, 2021, for the PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series.