Free Far Cry 3 Patch Adds New Difficulty Mode

Published on February 19th, 2013

Toggle to reset outposts also set to be introduced.

The finest gameplay had to offer wasn’t actually in its mission design, instead it was the random choas the sandbox shooter often threw at the player during the game’s open Outpost missions.

Free Far Cry 3 Patch Adds New Difficulty Mode

This new patch represents a fine excuse to venture back to Rook Island.

This is something Ubisoft fully recognises and in order to facilitate more opportunities for player enjoyment, they’ve announced that a new free patch will add the ability for Outpost missions to be reset in the shooter sequel.

“A big part of Far Cry 3’s single player experience is taking over the outposts manned by Vaas’s pirates and Hoyt’s privateers. These outposts, when taken, offer a safe place to resupply as well as a base of operations when exploring new parts of the Rook Islands,” states the official patch notes published on the official Ubi forums.

“Taking over an outpost as a player also presents a fun challenge; everything from how to approach the outpost to what weapons and tactics to use. Hence, a lot of community members have requested to be able to ‘reset’ the outposts, so that they can be taken-over again.”

The reset option is available in the game’s main menu, and when activated will hide all side-missions and tasks associated with an outpost until it’s taken over by the player again. This new patch will also deliver a new “Master” difficulty mode, which features “more aggressive wildlife, tougher pirates, and more deadly privateers”, as well as a host of different multiplayer tweaks.

Ubisoft are one of the more aggressive publishers out there when it comes to DLC, so the fact that this patch will be released for free on PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 is something to be celebrated. Unfortunately there isn’t an ETA for this update, but we expect it to arrive sooner rather than later.

If you’d like to find out more about Far Cry, check out our detailed review here.

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