The harsh tropical island and neighboring broken lands in Far Cry 3 are just too big and unfriendly to run around on bare foot.Luckily the pirates and other crazy residents of this lovely island have brought some interesting methods of quick traveling which includes land sea and my favorite one, AIR.
Far Cry 3 Vehicles – Land
You already know that the most common method of transportation will be land vehicles. There are a lot of different kinds of cars and other wheels that will be your best but the most eventful method of traveling.
The good ol’ buggy, damn we’ve missed him. With buggy you will be able to move quickly from one place to another.
It can get a little out of control due to it’s light weight and the confiscated terrain of a tropical island, but it’s a fine mix of speed and decent protection, though the latter is much less than most of the other standard land vehicles you can find on the island.
Buggies are found easily just about anywhere on the island. You’ll mainly find them near roads and medium to densely populated territories.
The big, heavy cargo trucks are ideal methods of troop transportation, and also great ways to dispose of bodies. What they really lack though is a decent speed.
These things are super slow for long drives, and should only be considered when you have a set of maniacal mercs spraying bullets at your face. Otherwise, opt for the Buggy or any other neighboring vehicle for better speed.
You’ll find these with most pirate-controlled territories, but it’s rare to find one in isolated regions.
Buggies and Cargo Trucks seem to be unconventional cars to drive in, especially when you come from a place where sedans are a norm. That’s why the island seems to have the Darrah in abundance, a civilian sedan car that you’ll probably end up riding more than the other vehicles.
Sure, it’s not your every day Chevrolette or Ford Mustang, but on a sturdy hostile island you’ll take whatever you need.
When you want to feel the breeze, and feel it with speed, you should try out the Quad Bike. It’s a super-lightweight one-man vehicle that’ll get you around from one place to another in no time.
But its lightweight makes it very fragile, and because of its uncontrollability, you’ll tend to hit a few trees and animals on the way more than you would like.
The Quad Bikes can be found in a lot of places – pirates seem to enjoy dangerous recreational vehicles.
The name of this vehicle really says it all. The Scavenger is a perfect vehicle for the power-hungry folks that inhabit the island.
It’s used by all factions, and the off-road driving capability makes them ideal for driven on uneven beaches and rough terrain. Of course, the added spice comes from the mounted machine gun, which works so well to mow down enemies.
Scavengers are often located in faction outposts, and you’ll encounter riders in them occasionally.
If you prefer hatchbacks instead of sedans, then perhaps you might want to the Stryus, an alternative civilian car to the Darrah. However, the Darrah seems to have more power, and this is probably just a dirtier, dustier version of that car.
But, you should take it whenever and wherever you find it, as it’ll more or less function the same way as the Darrah for long trips.
It’s certainly strange to name a Scavenger-alternative truck as ‘Technical’, but then again, there are much stranger things on this island than just that. The Technical is a lowered down version of the Scavenger.
It’s certainly better in protection than the Stryus and the Darrah (and everything else for that matter), but it just doesn’t have the punch that the Scavenger does. Still delivers the same outcome when ran over a human though.
Far Cry 3 Vehicles – Water
When you’re near the island beaches, you might want to consider getting a boat or something to travel around the ircumferential parameter to avoid enemies and animals on land, or you just do it old way, burning and destroying everything that comes in you way.
Here are the few types of water-transport vehicles you’ll probably encounter:
Small, elegant, and fast – these words define the simplistic jet skis. You’ll find them near bays and beach spots, and they’re great ways to go to the small clusters of land located around the central island region.
However, their speed gives them instability, and their design isn’t meant to withstand bullets and other mean projectiles, so you might want to consider something bulkier if you’re to face some hostiles.
Rusty and old, by the looks of things the Patrol Boat does well to just stand stable in the water, let alone boast a mounted machine gun that can perforate holes in all kinds of stuff. Though it may look like an abandoned antique piece, the boat seems to have fairly good defenses because of its sturdy metallic build, and offers decent power with its weapon.
Don’t expect it to go lightning fast though, as this thing is heavy as an anchor.
Patrol Boats are relatively difficult to find as compared to Jet Skis and RHIB. You can find them in the middle of the waters, and at times near some specific occupied shores.
The RHIBs outclass both the Patrol Boat and the Jet Ski in terms of stability and fire-power, but have less defense (but more speed) than the Patrol Boat. You’ll find these on the western shores of the island, and they seem to have an answer for just about every redneck who wants a piece of you.
Far Cry 3 Vehicles – Air
When it comes to Plateaus and high-altitude hills, nothing beats the thrill of gliding your way above enemy territories without even alerting a hair. Gliders are fan-favorite methods of traveling quickly – the thrilling way.
Thankfully for you, airplanes don’t seem to fly over the island, or you’d end up being sucked up by their engines. Helicopters are a different story though. Gliders can be found in the northern high-altitude parts of the island, and are generally preferable over Helicopters as they don’t make enough noise to alert enemies.
Ever seen those flying squirrels? No? Go check them out on YouTube or something. Well, that is exactly what the wingsuit does for you. You can only buy it at one specific point in the game though.
Helicopters mean business on this island, and when a faction sees it, they either panic, or take out their bazookas and try to fire at it, or both. While choppers are easily the fastest methods of transportation and perhaps assault, they are certainly the most vulnerable because of the amount of alarm they cause.
Fly one over a faction-controlled territory and you’re bound to see RPG rockets coming at you from all directions. That is exactly the time when you think to yourself ‘why did flying a heli seem so exciting?’
Helicopters are rare. One is located in the central part of the island, west of the river that runs southwards.