Like quite a few Ubisoft titles, Far Cry 6 prides itself on having a massive open world that’s laden with locations, activities, missions, and characters. What better way to enjoy all of that than with an ultrawide, 21:9 monitor? Let alone one that sports 1ms response, gorgeous IPS to do the colorful world of Far Cry 6 justice, and 144Hz. Such a monitor definitely exists, and you don’t even need to liberate any strongholds to get it.
A nice 34” screen with 3440 x 1440 resolution at 144Hz is just about the perfect combo for a game like Far Cry. Why? Because it’s an activity-focused, open world first person shooter. Not an arena or corridor shooter where a narrow field of view is an advantage, quite the opposite. You want as wide an FOV as possible for this one, and a larger screen will come in handy. However, keep in mind that running Far Cry 6 at 1440p and over 120Hz will require a slightly beefy PC. You’ll want a more recent graphics card, although since we assume there won’t be much difference compared to Far Cry 5, likely an RTX 2070 Super will be fine. Again, if you're on the new consoles, then 4K 60Hz is your target. Ubisoft haven't mentioned 120fps modes for any console, thus our advice to go with a gaming projector for a cinematic experience.
In any case, we keep referring back to Far Cry 5 because from our observations, Far Cry 6’s Dunia engine build seems to be very similar if not the same. The only major difference since 2018 is the inclusion of DirectX ray tracing. If you’d like to turn ray tracing on, figure a doubling of the load placed on your PC hardware and account for that. Possibly DLSS and FSR upscaling could help compensate, but Ubisoft hasn’t mentioned much about those technologies. In any case, for those keen on enjoying Far Cry 6 in high refresh rates, turning ray tracing off isn’t a bad deal as the differences are usually not that striking, especially in a brightly-lit game like this one.
We’ll be taking a close look at Far Cry 6 on PC and console once it launches and already have it pre-ordered. Let us know on social media what your thoughts are regarding Ubisoft’s upcoming open world epic!