Find out all the Perks available in Far Cry: New Dawn in this guide! This includes their effects, required perk points to unlock, & more!
Recommended Perks to Get Early in the Game
The Repair Torch is one of the most useful perks in the game. Other than repairing vehicles and unlocking safes, The Repair Torch can also be used as a weapon if needed. It's also cheap at only 3 Perk Points to unlock.
With another weapon slot, you'll be able to create a proper loadout depending on your ammo and the ranges you want to fight in. This will negate the need to constantly search for another weapon during combat.
More Light Ammo
Having more ammo is always a good thing. At the start of the game, you'll most likely run across light weapons rather than heavy ones so it's better to have more ammo for the more accessible weapons around.
With More Medkits, you'll be able to increase the amount of Medkits you have with you. This is especially helpful when in combat since although you have regeneration, it doesn't fill your health fully and it takes a while.
Covert will help you to sneak around Outposts and during missions more successfully. With the additional movement speed while crouching, you'll be able to switch positions quicker if you get noticed.
Grapple will allow you to access certain areas with good loot. It's better to get this perk and go to those areas early rather than having to backtrack later to get them.
All Perks List
Perks List - Effect & Required Perk Points
|Grapple||2||Hold ☐ to attach a grapple to a grapple point. Fall damage is reduced.|
|Repair Torch||3||Adds the Repair Torch to the Weapon Wheel. Repairs vehicles, cracks open safes, and burns enemies.|
|Skydiver||3||Press L3 button to use a wingsuit while falling. Fall damage is reduced.|
|Fishing Rod||2||Adds a fishing rod to your weapon wheel.|
|Outdoor Enthusiast||7||Prey won't flee as easily. Fish are easier to reel in once hooked.|
|Tactical Binoculars||4||Press ↑ button to equip binoculars to tag enemies more quickly, from greater distances, and in a wider radius.|
|Hotwire||4||Automatically disables booby-traps on HIghwayment vehicles.|
|Mechanic||6||Reduces weapon overheating on machine guns. When in a vehicle, it will slowly repair itself.|
|Lock Picking||6||Hold ☐ to pick locks on doors and safes.|
|Saboteur||8||Hold ☐ to explode vehicles after 10 seconds. |
Hold △ to explode vehicles when they hit an obstacle at high speeds.
Hold △ to explode alarms and mounted weapons when used.
|Covert||8||Decreases noise level when moving. Increases movement speed when crouched|
|Dexterity||7||Accelerates consumable crafting, sabotage, disabling alarms, and opening safes and supply drops. Press the R1 button to throw back incoming dynamite.|
|Locked and Loaded||5||Reload weapons while aiming with semi-automatic handguns or sniper rifles. Press △ to switch to the last equipped weapon quickly.|
|More Lung Capacity||2||Increases hold breath duration while sniping and while under water. Increases sprint duration.|
|More Fist Damage||3||Increase fist and kick damage.|
|Advanced Takedowns||7||Press R3 button to takedown Rank II enemies. During a Takedown, press R2 button to throw melee weapon to a nearby enemy.|
|Expert Takedowns||8||Press R3 button to takedown Rank III enemies. During a Takedown, hold L2 button and press R2 button to shoot with your sidearm.|
|Master Take downs||10||Press R3 button to takedown Rank Elite enemies. During a Takedown, use the L Joystick to perform another takedown on an adjacent enemy.|
|Well-Armed||2||Carry a third weapon.|
|Heavily Armed||4||Carry a fourth weapon.|
|More Medkits||3||Increases carry amount for Medkits.|
|More Melee Weapons||3||Increases carry amount for Melee Weapons.|
|More Throwables||3||Increases carry amount for Explosives, Throwing Knives, and Bait.|
|More Light Ammo||3||Increases ammo carry amount for the Handgun, Shotgun, SMG, Assault Rifle, Sniper Rifle, and Arrows.|
|More Heavy Ammo||3||Increases ammo carry amount for the LMG, RPG, Grenade Launcher, Flamethrower, and Saw Launcher.|
|Leap of Faith||8||Press X while in mid-air for additional jump height.|
|Ghost||7||Press O to temporarily become much harder to detect by humans. Consumes Eden's Gift|
|Wrath||8||Hold R3 button to temporarily increase speed, melee damage, reduce damage taken, and be immune to knock-downs. Consumes Eden's Gift.|
|Eden's Touch||8||Takedowns replenish Eden's Gift and health, and loot victim's automatically.|
|Eden's Gift||8||Increases the regeneration rate of Eden's Gift.|
What are Perks?
Raise Your Stats with Perks
Similar to the previous installments of the franchise, Far Cry: New Dawn has a perks system! Each individual perk has its own unique effect that can raise your stats and enhance your abilities in the game.
Perk Points Required to Unlock Perks
Earn Perk Points to unlock the different Perks in the game! These Perk Points are gained from leveling up and completing challenges, among others!