Far Cry 6 How To Play Co-Op with Friends

Published: October 6, 2021 | Last Updated On: January 15, 2022

Far Cry 6 has a unique feature where you can invite a friend to play the story in an online Co-Op. You can also play Special Operations together and enjoy that mode with your friends. The game also supports crossplay between PS4 and PS5 versions. This means that one player can use the PS4 version and the other the PS5 version and both of them are compatible to play together. Take due note that this feature is limited to ONLINE ONLY. This means that there is no way to play with friends Offline.


How To Play Co-Op with Friends in Far Cry 6

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How To Invite

First of all, go to the Title Screen or Pause Menu. Now Click the friend’s icon in the top right corner. Next, you need to select click “Play with a Friend”. There is also an alternate method to do this process.  You can also “Search for a Partner”. This will help you to pair up with a random online player. This is only available in the story mode for FC6. To join a random player, select the option saying “Be a Partner”. Here are a couple of illustrative images showing how to do this:

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Requirement To unlock Co-Op in FC6

To unlock Co-Op you need to progress up to a certain point in the game. Co-Op is only available after finishing the Main Mission called “DU or Die” This is located on the prologue island “Isla Santuario”. Co-Op is not unlocked from the beginning so you MUST do this prologue in order to enable this feature for yourself.

Progress and Saves for Co-Op

You can also find the co-op option for the online mode called “Special Operations”. You will find extra activities and maps here to do and complete as well. After your friend joins, the host can simply talk to the Spec Ops NPC at one of the main camps in Madrugada, Valle De Oro, El Este to start these missions and then continue with the rest of the game. When the host initiates a Spec Ops mission, the friend that joins will get a popup in the top right corner of the screen to accept it. The players need to simply accept that to play along with your friend.

If you want to play story mode with your friends, take note that story-related trophies & achievements can only be unlocked by the host. If you happen to be a  joining player it does not unlock for you. It will load the game world & mission progress of the host’s save files and not yours. The progress of the player who joins a host does not matter. Only the progress of the one who Hosts counts towards the overall progress. Here is progress that gets saved for both;  buffs, upgraded items, gathered items, purchased items, ammo, gadget ammo, Guerrilla Experience, and Camp Resources. Story & Quest Progress does not save for the joining player so do not bother to look for them if you are not hosting your friend or any random player.

Official Information Related to Co-Op

Core Features
Local Co-Op
local iconNot Supported
Online Co-Op
online icon2 Players
Combo Co-Op (Local + Online)
local online iconNot Supported
LAN Play or System Link
syslink iconNot Supported

Co-Op Extras

  • Downloadable Only
  • Co-Op Campaign

Two players can enjoy the campaign together. The mission progression is however only counted for the host player. The co-op partner does keep his rank as well as collected resources and equipment.


That is all I had to share from this guide on How To Play Co-Op with Friends in Far Cry 6. If you have any questions, feel free to comment down regarding the same. I will be uploading more FC6 content so be on the lookout for that as well. Thanks for reading!

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