These Far Cry Primal tips will help all gamers, whether new to the franchise or long time veterans, get up to speed on what is happening in the land of Oros. This includes understanding Crafting, Skills, your Village, Outposts and Daysha Hands.
There is a lot more to Far Cry Primal than just these topics, of course, so don’t think that we’ll be stopping there. In fact, USgamer has guides to help you Get the Owl in Far Cry Primal, and learn How to Tame Beasts in Far Cry Primal. Those are two essential skills that every player will need to know, so be sure to read up. If that isn’t enough, you can browse all of our related content by visiting our Far Cry Primal Walkthrough and Guide. It will have every article we’ve written to help Takkar survive his journey through Oros.
How to Craft Items
If you want to learn how to craft any item in Far Cry Primal, open your menu and browse to the Crafting tab. You’ll notice that there are some faces next to each section, with the top section being Takkar. Each face represents an NPC, and in order to craft an item in their section you’ll have to head out into Oros and recruit that NPC to your village. To begin recruiting NPCs and start expanding the items that you can craft, complete the prologue until the point where you meet Sayla. She’ll send you out on a quest called Deep Wounds, and then Tensay the Shaman. From that point forward you should see more NPCs on your map. Head out and complete their quests to start crafting.
Once you have the right NPC, open your Crafting tab a second time and look at the items available. If you can craft something, there will be an icon telling you so. If you want to craft something but don’t have the required materials and resources, move your cursor to that item and you’ll see what exactly you’re missing. It’s quite the foolproof system.
The Skill Tree
Open your menu again and you’ll see a tab for Skills. If you look within this tab, you’ll see that the in-game skills are broken into sections. Again, this is related to the NPCs. In order to start unlocking Skills in each of the sections, you’ll need the corresponding NPC. For example, when you complete the Tensay the Shaman quest, he’ll join your village and unlock the Beast Master portion of the tree. From there, go out and earn XP and Skill Points, then start buying the Skills that you think are going to best suit your needs. If you aren’t quite sure what to unlock, visit USgamer’s guide to the Best Skills in Far Cry Primal.
One of the best ways to cut down on your travel time in Far Cry Primal is by capturing Outposts. You can see them on the map as icons that look like a white hut with a red background. If you’re still not sure, you can hover over them and a description will pop up. Keep in mind that Outposts and Bonfires are not the same thing.
When you capture an Outpost it will turn into a place where you can sleep, as well as a place where you can access your in-game Stash. You can even fast-travel there, which is a big time saver for the gamer that doesn’t feel like walking all over Oros to get to the next quest.
Taking an Outpost can be tricky, but most tend to have some high ground nearby where Takkar can get a good look at things without giving away his presence. We actually love the Owl: Attack 1 and Owl: Attack 2 Skills, allowing your Owl to perform Dive Attacks to take out the enemies. When you do this, the Udam don’t know that Takkar is behind the attack, so you can clear out an entire Outpost without ever having to put yourself in danger. You just have to have the patience to endure the cooldown.
The Wenja Village
Another main component of the game is building and expanding your Village. Again, this is tied to the NPCs that have been mentioned throughout this article. You see, each NPC has their own hut, and as you gather resources and upgrade their huts, you’ll be able to craft new items and unlock new Skills. If you want to see what resources are required to upgrade a particular hut, open your menu and browse to the Village section. You can scroll over the hut you want to upgrade to see what you’re missing, and what you already have. If the hut is greyed out, be sure to look on your map for the corresponding NPC, and then go out to complete their quest and recruit them.
Far Cry Primal, like most Ubisoft games, is full of collectibles. One of the easiest and most valuable that you can find is called the Daysha Hand. There are 100 of them in the game, and each time you collect one you’ll get your hands on some XP, as well as occasionally a Skill Point. XP helps you rank up, and ranking up will give you, you guessed it, a Skill Point. Besides wanting to unlock as many Skills as possible, you can also get your hands on the Cave Hoarder trophy (or achievement for those on PC and Xbox One) for picking up 80 collectibles in the game.