The Far Cry series isn’t one well known for its multiplayer capabilities, but you would be hard pressed to find a big budget, triple-AAA game, nowadays, to release without some semblance of multiplayer functionality. Far Cry 4 is no different and appears to be trying to build on the multiplayer you saw in Far Cry 3.
In Far Cry 4, you will be playing one of two factions: The Rakshasa or the Golden Path. The Golden Path are your default soldiers with guns and explosives kind of deal. So far, Far Cry 4 multiplayer sounds pretty run of the mill. Where it gets interesting is with the Rakshasa. In addition to having a name that is extremely difficult to spell, they focus on fighting with bows, knives, animals and MAGIC.
That’s right, magic. As a Rakshasa, you may be held back by your lack of heavy weaponry, but you make up for that inadequacy with your skills in the dark arts. You will appear to be able to, among other things, summon animals, like tigers, from thin air and teleport short distances.
As either the Rakshasa or the Golden Path, you will be playing one of three game modes:
- Outpost – Ordinary multiple capture points multiplayer match made popular by the Battlefield series.
- Propaganda – The Rakshasa will be defending a bunch of propaganda posters and equipment whilst the Golden Path will be aiming to destroy them with explosives and fire. Seems like a play on the classic Counter Strike bomb defusal.
- Demon Mask – It looks to be a sort of mixture between capture the flag and Oddball from Halo.
It will be interesting to see how well Far Cry 4’s multiplayer will hold up and if people will still be playing it months after is release (something that didn’t really happen for Far Cry 3).
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