Both the Far Cry and Assassin’s Creed series are rife with larger games where you need to rely on your minimap to get where you need to go. All that is changing with Far Cry 5 and Asssasin’s Creed Origins, which are doing away with the minimap feature.
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Instead of relying on the map you’ll need to use your eagle in Assassin’s Creed or your binoculars in Far Cry 5. Various locations throughout the map will be displayed as icons, but you’ll be expected to explore the world around you rather than relying on the map to get where you’re going. This means there won’t be any towers to rely on, either.
This is an interesting new direction for the open-world game from Ubisoft, which will likely end up giving fans of the genre many more reasons to take in the game around them rather than keeping their eyes glued on the minimap going forward. There’s not been any word just yet on whether or not you can turn map icons on or off, however.