The Far Cry 6 secret ending offers an early, grim conclusion to the events of the game. Far Cry 6’s relatively lengthy story follows guerilla soldier Dani Rojas in their attempt to bring down oppressive dictator Anton Castillo and save the Cuba-inspired country of Yara. It’s a tale full of the bombastic action and open-world shenanigans found in most Far Cry games, but a majority of the events can be avoided if players choose to follow the secret ending.
The Far Cry series has become well known for providing secret, early endings that can be unlocked through unconventional methods. In Far Cry 4, players can choose to avoid fighting Pagan Min in Kyrat’s civil war by simply waiting for him to return to the room he’s trapped protagonist Ajay in. When he comes back, he decides to let Ajay scatter his mother’s ashes exactly where she wanted in a moment of unexpected camaraderie. Far Cry 5 goes a similar route by allowing players the chance to ignore the prompt to arrest Joseph Seed at the beginning of the game, which sees the lawmen give up on trying to take the Montana cult down and go home.
These alternate endings go against the grain of Far Cry’s intended violent and heroic acts by asking players to abandon their missions entirely, and Far Cry 6 continues that series pattern. Just like the previous ones, its secret ending involves choosing between two options and is considered the “bad” ending for Dani’s story, but players who choose this path will unlock an achievement to commemorate their unconventional decision. Here’s how Far Cry 6’s secret ending plays out.
[Warning: The following contains SPOILERS for Far Cry 6.]
The chance to unlock Far Cry 6’s secret ending comes after completing the “Libertad Rises” mission, which sees Dani and the Libertad rebellion take down Anton Castillo’s warships. The cutscene that follows shows Clara fulfilling her promise to help Dani escape to Miami in exchange for their help, providing a boat they could use to sail off into the sunset. When players are given control of Dani, they’re prompted to talk to Juan, but they can instead take control of the boat and drive south. After driving for a certain amount of time, a scene will commence where Dani says, “I’m sorry, Clara. Not my fight,” and the screen fades to black.
After Dani’s escape, another cutscene informs players three months have passed since leaving behind Clara and the Libertad rebels. Dani is shown relaxing on a beach in Miami, far away from the guerilla warfare of Far Cry 6’s campaign. Not all is well for the people of Yara, as a radio newscaster’s voice declares Anton Castillo has defeated the Libertad rebellion, murdered Clara, and forced the country into a severe lockdown.
Credits roll on the scene, and players are presented with the “Hidden in Plain Sight” achievement for having found the Far Cry 6 secret ending. It’s an incredibly dour conclusion, presenting a bleak vision of how Yara’s fate would have been if Dani had stepped on that boat.