This page of the guide explains how large the game world inFar Cry 6 is. You will learn about the size of the map and its structure, as well as how to explore the Yara island.
World map size
The world of Far Cry 6 is much larger than in previous installments of the series. Yara island is very large and exploring 100% of it can take tens of hours at least.
Flying machines and fast travel can help you explore the island more quickly, but even then discovering and exploring all the markers on the map, as well as finding all secrets and collectibles will be very time-consuming.
Map construction and specifics
Far Cry 6 starts on a smaller island called Isla Santuario. This can be confusing, as you will only spend the first few hours on the island and then move to the main island.
Yara is divided into 4 regions, 3 of which are very big. These include Madrugada, El Este and Valle De Oro. Each of these regions contain vast open spaces, jungles, mountainous areas, various military bases, allied hideouts, as well as villages and towns to explore.
The last region is the capital of Yara - Esperanza. It is the largest city ever created in the Far Cry series. It consists of numerous streets and buildings that can be climbed or explored from the inside.
Limitations and obstacles to exploring the world map
Far Cry 6 doesn't have a lot of big limitations or difficulties related to exploring the world.
- After a few hours of introduction to the campaign, the entire map will be open to you and you will be able to roam around it freely.
- Each region has a rank and you can expect difficult fights if you enter a region with a rank higher than your own. However, they are not as challenging as, for example, the high-level regions in Assassin's Creed Valhalla.
- Anti-aircraft guns also make flying around the map more difficult. The game thus forces you to get down on the ground and discover and destroy them, so that using planes and helicopters is safe.
- Yara is surrounded by water on all sides, and going beyond the map area activates the hidden ending, which we described in our walkthrough.