Far Cry Primal will be getting a brand new Survival Mode, Ubisoft has announced.
The new game-mode will be added to the game in the next update on April 12 and will be available for PS4, Xbox One and PC player. This new survival mode will offer players a true challenge for survival by introducing permadeath, meaing that once the player dies, the game is over. Although players can choose to enable a second chance option if they feel that permadeath is too a little too harsh. Either way it should offer an interesting new way to play Far Cry Primal.
In addition to introducing permadeath, the survival mode will also introduce a stamina gauge meaning that every action and fight will drain Takkar’s stamina. As the stamina bar depletes, you will become slower and weaker, with the only way of recharging your stamina coming from sleeping.
Other changes involve the minimap being turned off so that players have to pay more attention to their surroundings and therefore making for a more realistic experience. There will also be less encounters with humans and animals as you explore the world. This was an issue many gamers had as you found yourself constantly in battles as you tried to explore the beautiful world of Oros. While players can still fast travel, unlike in Fallout 4’s Survival Mode, doing so will come at a price by consuming stamina and food.
Takkar’s abilities have also been weakened to make the game more realistic with you no longer being able to use your owl to kill your enemies from the sky. Also, Crafting arrows will now take a few seconds instead of being instantaneous as there are in the base game. The cold will also prove more of a threat with Takkar being more susceptible to the cold meaning that you will need to build more campfires while out in the wild in order to stay warm
Beast-taming has also been nerfed with your tamed beasts being less efficient as they once were. No longer will you be able to use them as an indispensable weapon as once they fall, they are dead for good, although players will be able to get a chance to save them quickly before they perish. The most dangerous animals in the game will also now be more difficult to tame.
“The idea of doing this mode actually started from the team, saying they wanted to create this mode based on feedback they got from the community,” said Thomas Simon, Far Cry Primal’s game director. “The keystone of that survival mode is the change in the exploration, crafting, and difficulty of the game to make it even more realistic. After that, there are options the player can activate to go further.”
Not only will players be able to experience a more realistic and challenging aspect of Far Cry Primal, but there will also be a special reward for anyone who completes the game on Survivor Mode.
“We’ve created four new Ubisoft Club challenges,” said Thomas Simon. “If you go for the ultimate challenge – activating Survivor mode, playing on expert difficulty and activating permadeath – you have the hardest and most insane challenge possible for the game, and there’s a special reward at the moment you complete the game. I won’t spoil it.”