Released March 27th, plenty of gamers have been gleefully taking on cultists and blowing all of the things up in Ubisoft’s Far Cry 5. It’s a big game with plenty to discover, including new guns, sidequests and even an easter egg or two. However, if you do anything, you might miss out on Far Cry 5’s secret ending.
Right at the start of the game, as Rook and his crew lands at Joseph Seed’s compound, you will enter Seed’s church and come face-to-face with the man himself and his loyal flock. Flanked by his lieutenants, Seed walks up to you with his hands outstretched. If you take him away with cuffs, it effectively kickstarts the game as, rather predictably, all hell breaks loose and civil war in Hope County begins.
Choose to just wait, however, and you and your group find a very different resolution.
Instead of selecting the prompt to cuff him, do nothing. Absolutely nothing. Listen to Seed tell you not to take him away and your group getting antsy for about thirty seconds. Eventually, the sheriff will push Seed’s hands down and walk away.
After some arguing, the credits roll. It’s a neat and effective little easter egg, though it probably could have been better. Perhaps you could have been bamboozled by Seed’s ways and turned on your group to join his flock? Or maybe you could have taken the law into your own hands and shot him there and then?
Of course, this is nothing new in the Far Cry universe. In Far Cry 4, your character travels to Kyrat to scatter his mother’s ashes. If that’s all you want to do, that’s all you do. When Pagan Min leaves you at the dinner table for a minute, just wait for him instead of walking away and setting off the entire conflict of the game. If you ignore the screams from with Pagan Min’s palace, the dictator will eventually return, thank you for your patience, and take you to scatter the ashes.