Fear the poultry of Hope county. Sure, there’s a maniacal cult preying on this region of Montana, but it’s not militant zealots who serve as Far Cry 5’s deadliest foes. No, it’s the turkeys. Every encounter with Far Cry 5’s deadly bird seems to be checked with a brief flurry of feathers and claws, followed by your death. It’s like old-school Zelda all over again, as furious farm fowl rain destruction upon you.
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Everyone seems to be having their run-ins with the notorious bird, from the Twitterverse to the mad galaxy of Steam reviews. Kotaku have collected a few.
I thought I had faced the most formidable foes in video games, but
then I came across a turkey in Far Cry 5.
— Brittney Brombacher (@BlondeNerd) March 27, 2018
Driving a big pickup, listening to CCR, and watching a grown man get taken down by a turkey on the side of the road is really what Far Cry is all about
— Jordan Davis: A Star Wars Story (@pressST4RT) March 27, 2018
They also note that these death-dealing turkeys have even been nerfed, as some pre-release patch notes confirm enemy AI fixes including “turkey was too powerful.” I can’t imagine the horrors pre-release playtesters had to go through. If one truth has remained constant since the days of Ninja Gaiden on the NES, it’s that videogame birds are jerks.
If you can’t stand the thought of being in the woods with these horrors, you might try finishing Far Cry 5 in 10 minutes. Or check out our perks guide to make sure you’re well equipped to handle them.