The Safest Way To Take Outposts In Far Cry 4

There used to be two main ways to take outposts in Far Cry: sneaking around and stabbing everyone inside, or going in guns blazing. Thanks to the addition of the tiny helicopter, though, Far Cry 4 players have discovered a third option: death from above.

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Here's YouTuber "punish" showing us all how it's done in a recent gameplay video:

The footage might make attacking an outpost by air look like a dizzying affair. And it is, to an extant. I've tried to do something similar both in single-player and multiplayer and found that it can be tricky to gracefully steer a helicopter ("buzzer" is the proper name) with one hand and shoot a grenade launcher with the other. But that's also what makes this player's feat so impressive. I mean, he even managed to disable one of the alarms. And take the outpost without having reinforcements called in. That is what I like to call "pretty damn impressive."

Here are the steps to follow if you want to try something similar:

  • Step One: Equip a proper sidearm. The helicopter is a vehicle like any other at the end of the day, which means that you can only use one-handed firearms when piloting it. Thankfully, Far Cry 4 has the wonderful M-79 grenade launcher that's perfect for our purposes here. Alternatively, you could also play in co-op and have you or your buddy ride along with any two-handed tool of destruction as well.
  • Step Two: Find a helicopter. Pretty self-explanatory, I guess. But those darn things can be pretty tough to pinpoint sometimes! Once you get your hands on a buzzer, I'm telling you: don't let it go anytime soon.
  • Step Three: Rain down hellfire. Again, pretty self-explanatory.

Once you get the hang of flying-and-shooting, taking outposts by air like this is an effective way to snag more of them from Pagan Min's minions. But keep in mind that you won't get as much experience as you would if you seized an outpost stealthily—i.e., without triggering any alarms or being detected. Is there a way to do even that with the tiny helicopter? None that I've managed to pull off. But I'm sure that Far Cry 4 players are doing their best to figure out a way.

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Be sure to check out our other gameplay tips for Far Cry 4 as well, which I will continue to update as well delve ever deeper into the game.

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