Vehicles have always made up a huge part of the Far Cry series, and that’s no different in Far Cry 5, whether you’re using vehicles to explore the land, or run over cultist members throughout Montana. In this Far Cry 5 vehicles guide, we’ll be running over how to unlock helicopters and planes, as well as several easy methods you can use to get your hands on some unique vehicles for free.
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Far Cry 5 Vehicles Guide
You’re going to need a vehicle in Far Cry 5, whether you want to cover the massive map of the game fairly quickly, or whether you want to use the machine guns or rockets of a helicopter to clear out a cultist outpost without much hassle. To obtain a vehicle in Far Cry 5, you’ll need to visit the corresponding marker on the map for the vehicle that you want to purchase.
For example, if you head to a green boat marker on the map you’ll be able to purchase boats, helicopters can be purchased from the helicopter marker, and cars and trucks can be purchased from the green car marker on the map of Far Cry 5. Once you’ve reached your designated marker (which you’ll need to uncover for yourself in the world), you’ll need to interact with the yellow key locker to place an order for your desired vehicle, which will be delivered straight away.
Vehicles aren’t cheap in Far Cry 5 however, and you’ll need to save up your dollars if you want to purchase a helicopter of a boat with a machine gun turret, all of which can cost upwards of $3,000. For some helpful pointers on how to earn money quickly, head over to our Far Cry 5 Prepper Stashes guide.
Once you’ve purchased the vehicle from the shop, it’s yours for the rest of your time in Far Cry 5. If you want to respawn your previously purchased vehicle, then you’ll need to head to the corresponding marker on the map, access the yellow key locker, choose the vehicle you want, then see it spawn in right next to you.
How to Unlock Helicopters and Planes in Far Cry 5
Aerial vehicles are some of the most powerful on offer in Far Cry 5, bringing machine guns, rockets, and more to bear on your opponents below. Unfortunately Far Cry 5 makes helipads and plane hangars scarce in the game, which means you’re going to have to root around in the wilderness if you want to find either of these points. It also appears that your ability to purchase planes are locked behind completing the Hangar Pains Prepper Stash, so head over to our Far Cry 5 Prepper Stashes guide for a complete walkthrough of how to complete the treasure hunt. While you can find planes around the game world, you'll have to complete this Prepper Stash mission in order to unlock a shot at which you can buy or spawn in a plane.
As for helicopters in Far Cry 5, you can find the green helicopter shop markers in either Drubman Marina on the eastern edges of Far Cry 5’s map, at Hilgard Electrical Power Station which lies just north of Fall’s End and east of the Lamb of God Church, and finally to the very west of Clagett Bay. It’s a fair journey to reach any of these helipads from your starting point on Dutch’s Island, and even once you’re there you’ll need to have amassed at least $2,000 in order to purchase the most basic helicopter, which unfortunately doesn’t come with offensive weapons like machine guns and rockets.
If you choose to liberate Drubman Marina, you’ll unlock Adelaide Drubman as a Gun for Hire, who can be summoned at will to fight alongside you in Far Cry 5. However one of the benefits with Adelaide as a companion is that she’ll always arrive in a helicopter when summoned, unlike other companions who will just appear alongside you. This means she can provide devastating aerial support from above, and you can also hop in the helicopter with her and get her to give you a quick lift anywhere on the map.
This might be the end of our complete vehicles guide for Far Cry 5, but head on over to our Far Cry 5 Guns for Hire guide for a complete breakdown of all the unlockable companions in the game, or our Far Cry 5 Perks guide, for a list of all the best abilities to unlock first.