Similar to its predecessors, the game is an action-adventure first-person shooter set in an open world which players can explore freely. The game features a new character creator, in which players can customize their character's appearances, gender and skin tone. Players have a variety of gadgets and weapons to fight against enemies, such as shotguns, pistols, rocket launchers, bows, and explosives such as grenades. The game will place a renewed emphasis on close-quarters combat compared to previous Far Cry titles by introducing a wider range of mêlée weapons like pitch forks, sledgehammers and baseball bats.As the game is set in an open world, players can traverse the world on foot or through various vehicles, including muscle cars, all-terrain vehicles, boats, and planes. In addition, the game features a recruitment system, in which players can recruit locals in the county to fight alongside them similar to the "Buddy" system used in Far Cry 2. In this "Guns for Hire" system, players need to convince other locals to join their cause, and every companion fighter has their own unique skills and personalities. Players can also tame wild animals through the "Fang for Hire" system, previously introduced in Far Cry Primal. The tamed wildlife will assist the player in combat and follow the players' orders. Different wildlife will have different combat patterns. A fishing mechanic will also be introduced. The campaign can be played individually or with a partner through the game's cooperative multiplayer mode. The game will also feature a map editor, whose features have been expanded from previous titles.