In Far Cry Primal, learning how to kill the beasts that roam Oros is paramount to survival. Takkar will encounter all sorts of wildlife, both passive and predatory. Where you go and what time you go there will also be a factor, as most of the predators have a habit of roaming at night.
Today, we’ll be teaching you about what to expect when you’re out and about, representing the Wenja people as Takkar. Be it day or night, north or south, we’ll help you stay prepared for whatever comes your way, be it a pack of Wolves, the Woolly Mammoth, or the legendary Cave Bear.
Day and Night
The first thing that you need to understand is that the daytime is significantly less dangerous than the night time. You’ll still find predators during the day, but definitely not as many. It also helps that you can see them at a distance when the sun is out, preventing you from stumbling over top of them while you’re walking around in the dark.
This can be used to your advantage in several ways. For example, if you want to be safe and avoid wetting yourself in the dark, head back to Takkar’s Cave, or any captured Outpost, and sleep until the next morning. At the same time, we found ourselves in need of some Wolf skin, in which case we slept until nightfall, then turned the hunter into the hunted. It also helps that most predators that prefer to roam about at night are scared of fire. Light your club on fire using your weapon wheel for an added level of safety.
How to Kills Wolves
It should be noted that the higher you’ve upgraded your bow or long bow, the more damage you’ll do per arrow to your targets. We’ve gotten to the point where we can kill a Wolf with a single headshot from our bow. This is key, as it allows us to strike first, and not have to hit a moving target as it charges us. However, since Wolves tend to travel in packs, be ready to fire multiple arrows in quick succession, taking out the entire pack before they can strike. If they do charge you, switch to your club (remember, fire is your friend here) and keep them at a distance using melee attacks.
How to Kill the Woolly Mammoth
There is only really one easy way to do this, and that’s to find a rock or piece of ground that you know the Woolly Mammoth can’t get to, and sit there while you attack it. Even if you can find a ledge, that is a good place to shoot down at these gigantic beasts. Put as many arrows in them as you can, firing as quickly as you can. You might just be able to kill it before it can close the gap and destroy you. Should you have a Brown Bear or Cave Bear companion, have them attack the Woolly Mammoth, then back them up. Your beast will likely die (you can revive it), but it should buy you the time needed to win the battle.
How to Kill the Cave Bear
First of all, you should be taming the Cave Bear, and we can help you do so with USgamer’s Far Cry Primal - How to Tame Beasts guide. For the sake of argument, however, let’s stay you need to kill one. Approach it as you would a Woolly Mammoth. Find some high ground, or at least get some distance and strike as quickly as you can. If you have a strong companion, such as another Cave Bear or Brown Bear, use them as a distraction. We even enjoy setting our prey (regardless of what it is) on fire, and then watching it run through the forest lighting everything up. It looks pretty cool at night.
Obviously we haven’t covered all the beasts and animals in the game here, but the idea remains the same for the rest. Treat Cave Lions and such the same way you would a Wolf, while the Woolly Mammoth, Cave Bear and Brown Bear are similar. Bring strong weapons, a good game plan, and a loyal companion if you plan to rule Oros as the Beast Master.
For more on everything related to Far Cry Primal, browse through our Far Cry Primal Walkthrough and Guide.