There might be a time jump between Far Cry 5 and Far Cry New Dawn, but the latter game is very much a sequel to the former. In this Far Cry New Dawn Judge guide, we'll be putting together all the information you need to know about the enigmatic figure, that could hold some clues to the whereabouts of a certain character from Far Cry 5.
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Who is The Judge in Far Cry New Dawn?
Before we proceed, it’s worth highlighting that the following article will be full of story spoilers for both Far Cry 5, and New Dawn. As such, if you don’t want to be spoiled, then proceed with caution.
Who is The Judge? - What Happened to Rook at the End of Far Cry 5?
Far Cry 5 had multiple endings, but Ubisoft has chosen to double down on only one of them. This is the ending where Joseph Seed detonates nuclear bombs across Hope County.The Sheriffs attempt to flee from the blast, with Joseph in custody, but the jeep they are in is flipped over. Joseph emerges from the wreckage and drags Rook to an underground bunker. The game ends with Rook waking up to Joseph, who proclaims that he is his family now.
So is Rook in Far Cry New Dawn?
While it is not explicitly confirmed that Rook is in Far Cry New Dawn, it is strongly hinted that he is in fact The Judge. You’ll meet The Judge in Eden’s Gate, and can even recruit him as part of the Guns For Hire system. While on the “The Prophecy,” you’ll come across the bunker that Joseph and Rook were in at the end of Far Cry 5. There are several notes that you can find indicating that the Deputy was indeed turned by Joseph.
“The deputy is wracked by guilt. I thought about killing them. As a mercy. But I will have them understand my forgiveness. I will have them know what it is to be judged as they have judged. And when they do, when they crawl out of themselves with nothing left but hunger, I will tell them who they are. God has a plan for them yet. And so do I.”
The use of the word judge is important here, hinting to Rook’s new identity. It seems pretty clear to us that The Judge is indeed Rook, suggesting that in the end, Joseph was able to brainwash him.
How to Get the Judge in Far Cry New Dawn?
You’ll get the opportunity to recruit The Judge after bringing back the book at the end of The Prophecy. He’s a useful ally, with a silent bow and arrow fighting style, and some neat abilities. They are as follows:
- Stealth - when you are this silent, you prefer your feet to a vehicle
- Feral Friendly - while the Judge is with you, animals will not attack unless they are attacked first.
- Harsh Judgement - The Judge shoots 3 arrows simultaneously at a target
So there you have it, our theory for what happened to Rook, and where he is in Far Cry New Dawn. For more on the game, be sure to check out our guide on getting more Circuit Boards. There’s also our detailed walkthrough of all 10 Treasure Hunts.