A brand new feature to Far Cry 5 is the use of perks and ability rewards. As you cleanse the lands of Hope County of bad guys you will then be rewarded with perk points in which you can use to increase your characters performance.

It’s a mandatory action for you to enjoy and progress through the story. However there are various different routes you can take as you complete the game.

Different Perk trees offer different abilities and attributes. There are five different perk trees to choose form which offer situational bonuses to what you’re planning to do.

The Available Far Cry 5 Perk Trees:

Survivalist

The Survivalist will cater for anyone whom is interested in living life off of the land. This includes hunting, fishing and durability while you outlast your stay within hope county. It’s highly recommended to at least upgrade some abilities within your Survivalist perk tree to have an easier time

Perk Name Perk Points Required Features
Human Fish 1 This allows you to swim faster and hold your breath for longer duration.
Fisher King 4 Improves your ability to successfully catch fish. Also allows you to catch heavier rarer fish.
Repair Torch 5 Grants you access tot he repair torch. This allows you to pick locks on safes as well as repair equipment and vehicles.
Harvest Master 8 Increases the amount of loot that you obtain from plants and harvest animals.
King of the Jungle 6 Increases your durability against wild animals and other wildlife will prioritise other enemies before hunting you down.
Black Market 6 Allows you to craft thrown weapons such as explosives, grenades, pipe bombs and allows you to craft all matters of ammo and attachments.
Health Boost 6-10 Increases your maximum health that you posses – allowing you to last longer out in the wilderness.

 

Renegade

The path of the Renegade grants you some pretty fun abilities. It allows you quickly traverse Hope county by foot and air. These perks are essential if you’re interested in crewing vehicles and extremely effects your ability to fast travel around the wilderness.

Perk Name Perk Points Required Features
Parachute 1 Grants you the ability to Fast-Travel to various locations throughout Hope County. Grants you the ability to use the parachute landing on your enemies and more.
WingSuit 4 When Air-Dropping with Fast Travel you can use this to travel further while being to be damaged for a period of time.
Air Drop 10 This grants you the ability to air-drop into any area of previously discovered map using your parachute or wingsuit.
Vehicle Buster 7 You will have increased damage towards armoured vehicles.
Weapons Pro 6 Allows you to reload faster, aim with more accuracy and generally inflict more damage with small arms weapons.
Heavy Weapons Master 6 Increases your reload time, accuracy and more with larger rifles, heavy machine guns and rocket launchers.

 

Assassin

The path of the Assassin is a deadly one – making you a master of stealth and murder. You will be able to traverse the landscape a lot quieter  and will have key abilities to un-arm enemies, disable them and inflict instant death upon some. You will also unlock the ability to pick locked doors giving you access to certain areas.

Perk Name Perk Points Required Features
Grapple Hook 1 Allows you to traverse the land easier – Allows you climb up and down buildings.
Nimble Fingers 4 Allows you to craft items faster, trap vehicles and open and close doors.
Sneaky Sprint 4 Allows you to run silently through the grass and more. You remain crouched while doing this.
Master Blaster 5 Reduces the amount of required materials for crafting most objects.
TakeDown Mastery 6 Unlocks a variety of hand to hand combat skills which allow you to knock out and takedown enemies.
Close Combat Mastery 6 Increases your damage output when using Melee weapons within your arsenal.
Locksmith 6 Quietly unlock safes and doors that do not require any security device.
Throwback 7 Utilise the ability to throw grenades or lethal weaponry back towards enemies.
Ghost 7 Reduced noise when moving and swimming throughout Hope County – Also increases your durability when taking falling damage.

 

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Prepper

The Prepper makes you an expert at making every little clip count. This counts for ammo, thorn weapons and weapon slots. You are able to carry more ammo and also open up resolutions to certain situations.

You will need to put some points into Prepper to achieve the use of more and more weapons throughout Far Cry 5.

Perk Name Perk Points Required Features
Close Combat Gear Bag 1 Allows you to carry more Ammo and Melee Weapons
Journey Pack 7 Allows you to carry more items and medkits throughout your game.
Tactical Ammo Bag 8 Allows you to carry more SMG and shotgun ammo for your Far Cry 5 Game
Quiver 8 Allows you to carry more arrows, and special thrown weapons.
Rifle Ammo Bag 9 Allows you to carry more Rifle and Sniper Rifle Ammo into your battles.
Throwables Bag 9 Allows you to carry more explosives throughout your journey in Hope County.
Special Ammo Bag 9 Allows you to carry more special and Unique Ammo
Heavy Ammo Bag 9 Allows you to carry more Heavy Machine gun and Rocket Launcher Ammo and more.
Additional Holster 8 Allows you to Carry a third Weapon through your Campaign
Weapons Collector 9 Allows you to carry a fourth weapon through your campaign.

 

Leader

The Leader utilises the use of your followers, friends, guns for hire and fangs for hire. By improving your connection with these resistance fighters you will dramatically decrease the time it takes for them to come to your aid as well as return to you after they have been injured.  An incredibly strong tool if you want an easy ride throughout Far Cry 5.

Perk Name Perk Points Required Features
Boomer 4 Dramatically Reduces the time it takes for Boomer to Return to you after being injured.
Sharky 4 Dramatically Reduces the time it takes for Sharky to Return to you after being injured.
Peaches 4 Dramatically Reduces the time it takes for Peaches to Return to you after being injured.
Jess 4 Dramatically Reduces the time it takes for Jess to Return to you after being injured.
Grace 4 Dramatically Reduces the time it takes for Grace to Return to you after being injured.
Hurk 4 Dramatically Reduces the time it takes for Hurk to Return to you after being injured.
Nick Rye 4 Dramatically Reduces the time it takes for Nick Rye to Return to you after being injured.
Adelaide 4 Dramatically Reduces the time it takes for Adelaide to Return to you after being injured.
CheeseBurger 4 Dramatically Reduces the time it takes for Cheeseburger to Return to you after being injured.
Leadership 6 Allows you to recruit more and more guns for hire at any one time.

 

Earning Perk Points Fast by Completing Challenges.

As you progress through the Campaign of Far Cry 5 you will have the opportunity to complete specific challenges which will aid you in your quest. You see Completing challenges will grant you Perk Points which you can then use to purchase and upgrade your abilities.

It’s important to be diverse and spread your skill set so you can achieve the maximum amount of perk points available within the game.

Below we have listed just some of the challenges that you will come across while you Play Far Cry 5 and their requirements to complete.

Assault Challenges within Far Cry 5

Perk Challenge Challenge Requirement Perk Points Rewarded
Total Kills 100 3
Melee Kills 10 1
Handgun Kills 10 2
Shotgun Kills 10 2
SMG Kills 10 2
Assault Rifle Kills 40 2
Sniper Kills 10 2
LMG Kills 20 3
Arrow Kills 20 3
Flamethrower Kills 10 3
Grenade Launcher Kills 10 3
Rocket Launcher Kills 10 3
Grenade Kills 15 2
Dynamite Kills 15 2
Molotov Kills 8 2
Throwing Knife Kills 8 2
Remote Explosive Kills 3 2
Proximity Explosive Kills 3 2
Headshots 30 2
Hit & Run Kills 10 1
Airstrike Kills 8 2
Long-Range Kills 5 4
Saboteur Kills 3 3
Standard Takedown Kills 15 3
Death from Above Kills 4 3
Death from Below Kills 2 3
Chain Takedown Kills 5 3
Pistol Takedown Kills 5 2

 

World Challenges Accessible in Far Cry 5

Perk Challenge Challenge Requirement Perk Points rewarded
Civilians Rescued 3 2
Homeopathics Consumed 6 2
Wingsuit Distance (m) 2,000 2
Minutes Spent in Co-op 60 3

 

Guns for Hire Challenges For Far Cry 5

Perk Challenge Challenge Requirements Perk Points Rewarded
Boomer: Total Kills 10 3
Nick Rye: Kills from the Air 5 2
Grace: Sniper Kills 5 2
Cheeseburger: Total Kills 10 2
Jess Black: Total Kills 5 2
Hurk: Total Kills 5 2
Peaches: Total Kills 10 3
Adelaide: Total Kills 5 2
Sharky: Total Kills 5 2
Fighters: Total Kills 15 3

 

Hunting Challenges Within Far Cry 5

Perk Challenge Challenge Requirements Perk Points Rewarded
Deer Skinned 1 1
Pronghorns Skinned 1 1
Elks Skinned 2 2
Caribou Skinned 4 3
Bison Skinned 3 3
Moose Skinned 2 3
Hares Skinned 1 2
Boars Skinned 2 2
Skunks Skinned 3 2
Wolverines Skinned 3 2
Wolves Skinned 5 2
Cougars Skinned 4 3
Black Bears Skinned 2 2
Grizzly Bears Skinned 3 3
Turkeys Skinned 2 2
Eagles Skinned 3 3
Kokanees Caught 1 1
Arctic Graylings Caught 1 1
Golden Trout Caught 1 1
Rock Bass Caught 1 1
Smallmouths Caught 1 1
Largemouths Caught 1 1
Bull Trout Caught 1 1
Lake Trout Caught 1 1
Rainbow Trout Caught 1 1
Chinooks Caught 1 1
Pallid Sturgeons Caught 1 3
Paddlefish Caught 1 3

 

This concludes our Perk and Challenge Guide for Far Cry 5. Remember as you progress through the game it’s super important to bolster your attributes and skills in order to survive Hope County.

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