Avengers: Infinity War Easter Egg Spotted in Far Cry New Dawn
Far Cry New Dawn is hiding a cheeky Avengers: Infinity War easter egg if you play with fourth-wall smashing companion Hurk.
Whether or not you consider yourself a comic book movie fan, it’s hard to deny that Avengers: Infinity War has had a major impact on culture. Whether it was the record-breaking box office numbers or the steady flow of memes, Infinity War is objectively huge. And that is why Hurk’s quick tribute to the movie is so on point in the newly-released Far Cry New Dawn.
Despite playing about 25 hours of the game, I had never encountered this line — but I’m more of a Timber companion guy. If you were to use Far Cry series favorite Hurk, he has a special line for when he is downed:
“Mr. Stark… I don’t feel so good!”
In fact, you can watch it in the short clip uploaded on the Far Cry subreddit:
Even if you haven’t seen the movie, anyone in touch with current pop culture will recognize the iconic Avengers: Infinity War line. Though you can always just check it out below:
This easter egg is great in two ways. On one hand, it is Ubisoft flexing their cultural knowledge — they have always been great with in-game teasers and Easter Eggs, but this is one I seriously enjoyed.
On the other hand, this goes to back-up the running theory that Hurk is some mystical time-traveling guru that transcends numbered releases, DLCs and forth walls. Let us remember that Hurk began his detour into the Far Cry series on the third entry and has been spotted in every game since. Yes, that includes Hurk being on Mars in the Lost on Mars expansion and being “Urki” in Far Cry Primal:
But why does this show that Hurk is a time-traveling, fourth-wall bending demon? Far Cry 5 released on March 27, 2018 — meanwhile, Avengers: Infinity War released on April 27, 2018. A whole month following the nuclear blast that wipes clean the United States. So either Hurk got some early access tickets to one of the most tightly-guarded IP on the planet, or he was able to pick up this movie quote by transcending a non-nuclear blast America.
If you haven’t seen our coverage of it yet, Far Cry New Dawn is going to be a blast for returning fans of the series and Far Cry 5. Though it stumbles in both level design and story, the series takes huge strides in moving towards and RPG-lite game design. You can read the full review where we awarded the game a 6.0 out of 10.
Far Cry New Dawn is available now on PC, PS4, and Xbox One. Anyone looking to pick up the value-priced title can do so on Amazon.
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