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Meet Far Cry 5's Characters

05/26/2017 09:00 AM

In Far Cry 5, you're facing off against an armed, fanatical cult: The Project at Eden’s Gate, which has sunk its claws deep into Hope County, Montana. But you're not alone. The good people of Hope County want the cult gone just as much as you do, and as you show them that resistance is possible, some will join you in combat as Guns for Hire, like Nick Rye.

Guns for Hire aren't disposable mercenaries or interchangeable rebels – they're members of the community with personalities and special skills, and you can recruit up to three allies at a time to support you in battle against Eden's Gate. To give you an idea of who you'll be able to recruit, here's a quick look at three of the citizens willing to take up arms to help you save the land of the free.


The Pastor, Jerome Jeffries

Jerome was Hope County's parish priest for more than 15 years, and was one of the first in the community to befriend Joseph Seed, the founder of The Project at Eden's Gate. Before long, Jerome's flock left to follow Joseph, and Jerome tried to take it in stride – until Eden's Gate locked down the county. Not only did Jerome lose his church, but he was beaten and left for dead in the woods. Jerome survived and vowed to protect the cult's intended victims, and as a Gulf War vet, he's got the training and experience to lead Hope County back to the light.


See more about The Pastor here: The Pastor


Mary May Fairgrave

A lifelong resident of Hope County, Mary May used to own and operate her family's saloon, The Spread Eagle. The bank foreclosed on the place after her parents died and money ran short, however, and Eden's Gate took it over for pennies on the dollar. Watching the cult swallow up her birthright is a bridge too far, and she's ready to take back the Eagle – and Hope County – by any means necessary.


See more about Mary May here: Mary May Fairgrave


Nick Rye (Gun for Hire)

Nick comes from a long line of military pilots, and his decision not to enlist created a deep rift between him and his father. Instead, Nick took up the family legacy in a different way, waging war against farm pests as a cropduster pilot and trying to start a family with his wife, Kim. Lately, though, Eden's Gate has been making his life difficult through its aggressive attempts to buy his cropdusting business, and as the situation in Hope County heats up, it seems war has finally come to Nick's doorstep. And this time, he's answering the call.


See more about Nick here: Nick Rye


These characters are just some of the people you'll meet while exploring Hope County, and they're not the only allies you'll find. For more on what's in store for Far Cry 5, be sure to check out Ubisoft's E3 press conference at 1PM PST on June 12, and watch this space for more updates.

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