Far Cry 3

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  • Special coordinates

    Travel to the indicated location using the in-game map and the listed coordinates to find the corresponding place of interestfeature:

      Boat color cycle: X: 641.5, Y: 408.2 (travel to this location by boat; also does it on the ocean bottom)
      Dead body cave: X: 630.2, Y: 685.0
      Flying fish: X: 756.3, Y: 634.3 (travel to this location by boat)
      Goldilocks and the Three Bears reference: X: 796, Y: 647 (three chests with bear claw marks)
      Inside the rocks: X: 721.2, Y: 747.0 (travel to this location by jet ski from town, and ride into the crevice at this location)
      Invisible water: X: 588.8, Y: 781.1 (walk near the nearby cliff to suddenly be underwater)
      Large cave: X: 331.8, Y: 458.1
      Moray eels: X: 814.7, Y: 612.0 (search near the bottom; they will wrap around you)
      Ocean dry patch: X: 302.8, Y: 285.6 (travel to this location by boat, fall to the ocean bottom and walk around; try pushing the boat)
      Outside flashlight: X: 706.5, Y: 643.5
      Rock slides: X: 702.2, Y: 783.4 and X: 465.6, Y: 665.8 (jump in the rock crevices at these locations and slide upwards)
      Table goat: X: 360.4, Y: 740.7
      Treasure hole: X: 346.9, Y: 700.5
      Underwater toilet and sick soldier: X: 807, Y: 637
      Vultures: X: 377, Y: 793
      Walk through wall glitch in "Mother Lode" mission: X: 684.3, Y: 731.3 (enter the mineshaft, then jump across to the piece of wood on the right wall, and walk through the wall here)
      Waterfall glitch: X: 678.1, Y: 635.7 (behind the waterfall, jump through the back wall; "Cargo Dump" mission location)
      X-ray glitch: X: 761.7, Y: 752.1 (in the Badtown store, jump on the counter, on the lantern, and jump across to the shelf; stand up and look around for a weird view)

  • Hidden cutscenes

    Every time you travel to the grotto underneath the mansion, take one of the "eat me" berries to view a hidden cutscene.

  • Signature weapons

    Successfully complete the indicated task to unlock the corresponding weapon for purchase. Note: All Signature weapons are rated five stars.

    AMR

      Type: Sniper Rifle
      Description: A customized Z93 with extended magazine, high power scope, and custom paint. Fires an explosive, penetrating round. Enhanced for damage at long range.
      Stats: Accuracy - Max, Damage - Max, Range - Max, Fire Rate - Fair, Mobility - Very Good
      Unlock: Find 20 Relics.
      Cost: $4,800

    Bull Shotgun

      Type: Shotgun
      Description: A customized M133 shotgun with extended shell capacity, and custom paint. Enhanced for damage.
      Stats: Accuracy - Poor, Damage - Excellent, Range - Extremely Poor, Fire Rate - Good, Mobility - Max
      Unlock: Find 10 Relics.
      Cost: $3,010

    Bushman

      Type: Assault Rifle
      Description: A customized P416 with optical scope, extended magazine, suppressor, and custom paint. Enhanced for accuracy and damage.
      Stats: Accuracy - Excellent, Damage - Great, Range - Very Good, Fire Rate - Superb, Mobility - Excellent
      Unlock: Activate all Radio Towers.
      Cost: Unknown

    Cannon

      Type: Revolver Pistol
      Description: A customized .44 Magnum with extended barrel, optical sight, 6 round chamber, and custom paint. Enhanced for accuracy and damage.
      Stats: Accuracy - Excellent, Damage - Excellent, Range - Good, Fire Rate - Good, Mobility - Great
      Unlock: Uplay Reward
      Cost: $2,700

    Japanese Tanto

      Type: Machete upgrade
      Description: The tanto is a Japanese dagger that was carried by the samurai. Wielding one of these will increase the damage dealt in melee combat.
      Stats: N/A
      Unlock: Find six Letters Of The Lost.
      Cost: $0

    Ripper

      Type: Light Machine Gun
      Description: A customized MKG with optical scope, extended magazine, and custom paint. Enhanced for accuracy, damage, and low recoil.
      Stats: Accuracy - Excellent, Damage - Excellent, Range - Excellent, Fire Rate - Max, Mobility - Good
      Unlock: Successfully complete six Trials Of Rakyat.
      Cost: $4,200

    Shadow

      Type: Pistol
      Description: A customized 1911 pistol with a larger magazine, silencer, and custom paint. Enhanced for accuracy and stealth.
      Stats: Accuracy - Max, Damage - Very Good, Range - Fair, Fire Rate - Very Good, Mobility - Excellent
      Unlock: Liberate 17 enemy outposts.
      Cost: $2,600

    Shredder

      Type: Submachine Gun
      Description: A customized Vector .45 ACP with reflect sight, suppressor, extended magazine, and custom paint. Enhanced for accuracy and damage.
      Stats: Accuracy - Great, Damage - Great, Range - Good, Fire Rate - Max, Mobility - Superb
      Unlock: Collect 10 Memory Cards.
      Cost: $3,275

  • Rare animal locations

    Search the indicated locations to find the corresponding rare animal:

      Black Panther: Outpost southeast of the mansion, Path Of The Hunter.
      Blood Komodo: Cliffside Overlook outpost, Path Of The Hunter.
      Golden Tiger: Mosquito Yard outpost, Path Of The Hunter.
      Maneater Shark: Kell's Boat Repairs, Path Of The Hunter.
      One Horn Buffalo: Camp Murder outpost, Path Of The Hunter.
      Undying Bear: Cradle Gas outpost, Path Of The Hunter.
      White Belly Tapir: Rust Yard outpost, Path Of The Hunter.
      Yellow Neck Cassowary: AM-12 outpost, Path Of The Hunter.

  • Letters Of The Lost locations

    Go to the indicated coordinates, which are shown in the top right corner of your map, to find all 20 Letters Of The Lost:

    Letter 1

      Map: North Rook
      Coordinates: X: 435, Y: 646

    Letter 2

      Map: North Rook
      Coordinates: X: 363, Y: 710

    Letter 3

      Map: North Rook
      Coordinates: X: 460, Y: 767

    Letter 4

      Map: North Rook
      Coordinates: X: 380, Y: 741

    Letter 5

      Map: North Rook
      Coordinates: X: 530, Y: 742

    Letter 6

      Map: North Rook
      Coordinates: X:601, Y:621

    Letter 7

      Map: North Rook
      Coordinates: X: 682, Y: 811

    Letter 8

      Map: North Rook
      Coordinates: X: 630, Y: 646

    Letter 9

      Map: North Rook
      Coordinates: X: 633, Y: 602

    Letter 10

      Map: North Rook
      Coordinates: X: 703, Y: 575

    Letter 11

      Map: North Rook
      Coordinates: X: 799, Y: 750

    Letter 12

      Map: North Rook
      Coordinates: X: 801, Y: 756

    Letter 13

      Map: North Rook
      Coordinates: X: 778, Y: 619

    Letter 14

      Map: North Rook
      Coordinates: X: 603, Y: 458

    Letter 15

      Map: South Rook
      Coordinates: X: 471, Y: 418

    Letter 16

      Map: South Rook
      Coordinates: X: 529, Y: 400

    Letter 17

      Map: South Rook
      Coordinates: X: 408, Y: 499

    Letter 18

      Map: South Rook
      Coordinates: X: 375, Y: 315

    Letter 19

      Map: South Rook
      Coordinates: X: 237, Y: 426

    Letter 20

      Map: South Rook
      Coordinates: X: 497, Y: 501

  • Memory Card locations

    Go to the indicated coordinates, which are shown in the top right corner of your map, to find all 20 Memory Cards:

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    Memory Card 1

      Map: North Rook
      Coordinates: X: 402, Y: 680

    Memory Card 2

      Map: North Rook
      Coordinates: X: 438, Y: 795

    Memory Card 3

      Map: North Rook
      Coordinates: X: 503, Y: 737

    Memory Card 4

      Map: North Rook
      Coordinates: X: 457, Y: 627

    Memory Card 5

      Map: North Rook
      Coordinates: X: 580, Y: 753

    Memory Card 6

      Map: North Rook
      Coordinates: X: 540, Y: 683

    Memory Card 7

      Map: North Rook
      Coordinates: X: 648, Y: 743

    Memory Card 8

      Map: North Rook
      Coordinates: X: 688, Y: 787

    Memory Card 9

      Map: North Rook
      Coordinates: X: 658, Y: 642

    Memory Card 10

      Map: North Rook
      Coordinates: X: 637, Y: 530

    Memory Card 11

      Map: North Rook
      Coordinates: X: 746, Y: 779

    Memory Card 12

      Map: North Rook
      Coordinates: X: 730, Y: 638

    Memory Card 13

      Map: North Rook
      Coordinates: X: 808, Y: 655

    Memory Card 14

      Map: South Rook
      Coordinates: X: 487, Y: 427

    Memory Card 15

      Map: South Rook
      Coordinates: X: 443, Y: 384

    Memory Card 16

      Map: South Rook
      Coordinates: X: 336, Y: 477

    Memory Card 17

      Map: South Rook
      Coordinates: X: 379, Y: 329

    Memory Card 18

      Map: South Rook
      Coordinates: X: 279, Y: 432

    Memory Card 19

      Map: South Rook
      Coordinates: X: 214, Y: 375

    Memory Card 20

      Map: South Rook
      Coordinates: X: 525, Y: 443

  • Relic locations

    Search the indicated locations shown on the map in the following video to find all 120 relics:

  • No enemy or wildlife

    During a story mission several hours into the game, you will ride in an airplane. When you jump out of the plane, you will have a wingsuit equipped. Instead of going towards the mission objective, go to any of the towers and relic or loot locations and start unlocking them, as there will be no enemies or wildlife on the map.

  • Easy outpost liberation

    Use the following trick to easily liberate outposts without being detected. When you find an outpost that has a caged animal (for example, a bear or tiger), find a good hiding location inside the outpost with a good view of the cage, but far from it. Shoot any weapon with a suppressor at the cage. Make sure no guards are close to you when you shoot. Eventually the door to the cage will break open, and the animal inside will leave. All the guards and guard dogs will turn their attention to that animal. The freed animal will then "liberate" the outpost for you. All you have to do is remain hidden until all the enemies are dead. Doing this twice will allow you to to unlock the Ninja Step skill, which makes you very silent. It is also recommended to scan the entire area with your camera first so you can see the progress of the animal when you free it.

  • Crocodile locations

    Crocodiles are almost always hiding in the groups of lotus flowers in the rivers and waterways. They will not move unless you get too close. Note: If you use the Recurve Bow, it will kill them in one shot.

  • Finding objectives

    Go to any of the highest mountains, take out your camera, and zoom in. Look around the land to see many bright lights, which indicate your objectives.

  • Super bounces

    Land on power lines while using the wingsuit to do super bounces.

  • Breaking Bad reference

    Memory Card 16 talks about formulas for cooking meth. The pirates talk about losing business to a new formula of meth coming out of New Mexico. This is a reference to the AMC TV show Breaking Bad, which takes place in New Mexico. It is about a terminally ill school teacher who cooks his own brand of blue crystal meth.

  • Easy "Aftermarket Junkie" trophy

    The starting pistol, 1911, is a required buy at $60 at the beginning of the game. It has no attachments, so you only need to buy six camos at $200 each for a total of $1,200 to get the "Aftermarket Junkie" trophy. You can also save the game before buying the camos, and reload the saved game after getting the trophy so you do not actually have to spend any money to get the trophy.

  • Easy "Fearless Or Stupid" trophy

    Search for a dark blue part of the ocean on your map (e.g. at X: 709.1, Y: 835.6 or X: 752.7, Y: 656.1 coordinates), which are the deepest parts of the ocean. You need to activate radio towers to reveal the map. After reaching a dark blue part of the ocean, dive down until you reach the ground to get the "Fearless Or Stupid" trophy. Note: Press L3 to swim faster.

  • Easy "Free Fall" trophy

    Go to X: 442.4, Y: 651.1 coordinates to find a glider almost on the top of a high mountain, which you must climb up. Once you reach the glider, press Square to use it. Do not not steer while you are in the air -- just keep gliding until you reach the ocean. Once you are over the ocean, press Square to exit the glider. You will then fall into the water and get the "Free Fall" trophy.

    During a story mission several hours into the game, you will ride in an airplane. When you jump out of the plane, you will have a wingsuit equipped. Instead of activating the wingsuit, just fall into the ocean to get the "Free Fall" trophy. You will fail the mission, but you can simply reload from the checkpoint to try again.

  • Easy "Hunter Hunted" trophy

    Some common predators in the game are Crocodiles, Komodos, Leopards, Sharks, and Tigers. Most animals are shown on your map when you zoom in. Look for the symbol of one of these animals, and go to that area. Run around the area until you are attacked by a predator, and then kill it to get the "Hunter Hunted" trophy. Crocodiles are not displayed on the map, but they can be found in most rivers. You can either shoot the animal while it is chasing you or stab it while it is latched onto you.

  • Easy "Improper Use" trophy

    Get the Repair Tool from a weapon locker or general store. You can either buy it or activate radio towers to get it for free. It can be found under the "Special" objects section at the general store. Once you have the Repair tool equipped, search for enemies near an outpost or play one of the side or story missions. Get close to an enemy, and burn him for 2 to 3 seconds with the Repair Tool at close range to get the "Improper Use" trophy.

  • Easy "Love The Boom" trophy

    Get an explosive weapon from a weapon locker or general store. The RPG-7 rocket launcher is recommended. You can either buy it or activate radio towers to get it for free. Then, go to the Welshore Wrecker's House Outpost at X: 437.9, Y: 795.0 coordinates, and make some noise until the enemies activate the alarm. Wait for the reinforcement jeeps to arrive, but keep at least one outpost guard alive. There are usually four soliders in the second jeep (the one without the turret). Shoot that jeep with the rocket launcher before the soldiers get out to get the "Love The Boom" trophy. Alternatively, you can plant some C4, get enemies to group around it, and then denotate the C4 to kill them. If this does not work on your first attempt, just get yourself killed, and you should respawn somewhere around the outpost, where you can try this again. Just make sure you do not kill the last outpost guard before getting the trophy or else you will not be able to keep using them method to get it.

  • Easy "Never Saw It Coming" trophy

    You must first buy the "Death From Above" skill in the Heron skill tree. This will allow you to perform a stealth takedown while jumping on enemies. Jumping down while using a zipline is the easiest way to get this trophy. Using the glider or parachute is harder and unpredictable. Ziplines can be found during many main story missions, but are rarely found near enemies in the open world. The earliest opportunity you will have to get this trophy is during Mission 6: "The Medusa's Call". No matter where you try to use the zipline to kill an enemy, the strategy is always the same: throw some stones to lure nearby guards under the zipline. Then, use the zipline while the guards are in place, and detach when you are above them. The kill will then be performed automatically.

  • Easy "Poacher" trophy

    Rare animals can be found during the "Path Of The Hunter" quests. To play these quests, you must liberate outposts. The spawn area of the animals will be shown during the quests. If the quest features rare animals, there will be a red "Rare" stamp on the hunter posters. One of these quests can be started at X: 428.9, Y: 694.3 coordinates.

  • Easy "Say Hi To The Internet" trophy

    The lost Hollywood star can be found at X: 619.7, Y: 559.4 coordinates, which is at the beach of one of the northern islands. You can go there shortly after the game starts. Stay at the beach, and look for two dead people that are hanging on a tree. There is a man buried in the sand, and you can only see his head. Go to the burried man, and press Square to get the "Say Hi To The Internet" trophy. This trophy is a reference to the "Far Cry Experience" video series from Machinima starring actor Christopher Mintz-Plasse (who played McLovin in Superbad). In the fourth episode of the video series, viewers could vote whether Christopher lives or dies after being captured and dug neck-deep in sand.

  • Easy "The Good Stuff" trophy

    First, you must collect 30 relics. Maps for all relic locations are available at the in-game stores. Once you have found 30 relics, you will unlock a recipe for a special syringe called "Untouchable", which allows you to become invulnerable for a few seconds. Crafting it requires five Blue Leaves, five Green Leaves, and two White Leaves. These leaves can be found anywhere in the wilderness, but here are some of their fixed coordinates: Blue Leaf (X: 504.4, Y: 727.1), Green Leaf (X: 430.2, Y: 748.9), White Leaf (X: 449.1, Y: 738.9).

  • Easy "Toxophilite" trophy

    Get the Recurve Bow from a weapon locker or general store. You can either buy it or activate radio towers to get it for free. Also, buy and equip the Markman Sight. It is a very useful attachment for long range shots. Then, search for some enemies, and place a marker on their location on the world map. Walk away until the marker shows a distance of 70+ meters, shoot the enemy while they are standing still to get the "Toxophilite" trophy. The Welshore Wrecker's House Outpost at X: 437.9, Y: 795.0 coordinates is near the starting area of the game, and one of the best locations to get this trophy early in the game.

  • Easy "Unheard" trophy

    There are a total of 34 outposts in the game. You can liberate any of these outposts without triggering an alarm. Search for the alarm switch in an outpost, and disable it by pressing Square. Then, kill the remaining enemies to get the "Unheard" trophy. It does not matter if the enemies see you or not. They just cannot ring the alarm. If you hear the loud alarm, then get yourself killed, and you should respawn somewhere near the outpost, where you can try again.

  • Trophies

    Successfully complete one of the following tasks to get a trophy:

      Mastered the Jungle (Platinum): Obtain all the trophies.
      Free Fall (Bronze): Freefall more than 100m and live (Single Player only).
      Inked Up (Bronze): Earn 5 skill tattoos.
      Fully Inked (Gold): Earn every tattoo by learning all the skills.
      Money to Burn (Bronze): Spend $5000 at the shop.
      Aftermarket Junkie (Bronze): Buy all attachments and paint jobs for one weapon.
      Rebel With a Cause (Bronze): Liberate 3 outposts.
      Island Liberator (Silver): Liberate all outposts.
      Unheard (Bronze): Liberate an outpost without triggering an alarm.
      Full Bars (Silver): Activate 9 radio towers.
      Archeology 101 (Silver): Gather a total of 60 relics.
      Dead Letters (Silver): Gather all "Letters of the Lost".
      Memory to Spare (Silver): Gather all the memory cards.
      Jungle Journal (Silver): Unlock 50 entries in the Survivor Guide.
      Bagged and Tagged (Bronze): Complete a Path of the Hunter quest.
      Road Trip (Bronze): Complete a Supply Drop quest.
      In Cold Blood (Bronze): Complete a WANTED Dead quest.
      Let the Trials Begin (Bronze): Beat any Trial of the Rakyat score.
      Poker Bully (Silver): Win $1500 playing poker.
      Hunter Hunted (Bronze): Lure and kill a predator.
      Poacher (Bronze): Hunt and skin a rare animal.
      Artsy Craftsy (Bronze): Craft 5 upgrades for your equipment.
      Needle Exchange (Bronze): Craft 25 syringes.
      The Good Stuff (Bronze): Craft a special syringe.
      Say Hi to the Internet (Bronze): Find the lost Hollywood star.
      Heartless Pyro (Bronze): Kill 50 enemies with the flamethrower (Single Player only).
      Love the Boom (Bronze): Kill 4 enemies simultaneously with one explosion (Single Player only).
      Rock Always Wins (Bronze): Fully distract 25 enemies with rocks (Single Player only).
      Never Saw it Coming (Bronze): Kill an enemy with a takedown from above from a glider, zipline or parachute (Single Player only).
      Improper Use (Bronze): Kill an enemy with the Repair Tool (Single Player only).
      Toxophilite (Bronze): Kill a target from 70m or more with the bow (Single Player only).
      Island Paparazzi (Bronze): Tag 25 enemies using the camera (Single Player only).
      Fearless or Stupid (Bronze): Dive more than 60m (Single Player only).
      Here We Come (Bronze): Complete "Ready or Not" Co-op map (Online/Offline).
      Return to Sender (Bronze): Complete "Sidetracked" Co-op map (Online/Offline).
      Rocking the Boat (Bronze): Complete "Overboard" Co-op map (Online/Offline).
      Hide and Seek (Bronze): Complete "Lights Out" Co-op map (Online/Offline).
      Late Night Pick-up (Bronze): Complete "Rush Hour" Co-op map (Online/Offline).
      Getting Even (Bronze): Complete "Payback" Co-op map (Online/Offline).

    Additionally, there are 12 secret trophies:

      First Blood (Bronze): Escape the pirates and survive in the wilderness.
      Magic Mushroom (Bronze): Return to the doctor with the cave mushrooms.
      Worst Date Ever (Bronze): Rescue Liza from the burning building.
      One of Us (Bronze): Complete the Rakyat initiation.
      Hands Off My Stoner (Bronze): Rescue Oliver from the pirates.
      Retake Wallstreet (Bronze): Rescue Keith from Buck.
      Have I Told You? (Silver): Survive the encounter with Vaas and escape.
      Taken for Granted (Silver): Kill Vaas.
      Higher Than a Kite (Bronze): Use your wingsuit to reach the Southern island.
      Deep Cover (Bronze): Complete Riley's interrogation.
      Poker Night (Silver): Kill Hoyt.
      What a Trip (Gold): Attend the final ceremony.

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