Cash rules everything around me, even in a valley dominated by a wacky murderous religious sect, so if you're hoping to beat Far Cry 5 you need to start stockpiling cash right from the start. Thankfully, there are lots of ways to make fat stacks. Here's our guide to the best methods...
You'll find a surprising amount of money just lying around so keep your eyes open, especially while raiding Outposts and other Eden's Gate locations. Check every back room, every office, every cellar and attic. This is especially true of Prepper's Stashes, which can net you a few thousand for not much effort. Make sure you have at least one method of opening safes - you can use our guide to help you - as these contain cash as well as the game's premium Silver Bar currency. Also, get in the habit of looting the bodies of dead bad guys - as well as carrying ammo, they usually have a few bucks in their pockets and it all adds up.
After liberating an Outpost, look out for characters with exclamation mark icons. Talk to them and they'll either ask you for help, or give you a lead on some of Hope County's more eccentric locals. This is how you find side missions, and these usually come with a payday in the hundreds of dollars. Keep ticking these off as you find them and you'll soon have a healthy wad of notes to spend on weapon upgrades and other vital resources (like different hats).
You can make a lot of money by selling things to vendors. Perk magazines will grant you a Perk Point (obviously) but can also be sold on to stores and merchants afterwards. The same is true of location maps. The best prices are reserved for animal skins and fish, however. You'll encounter all kinds of wild animals in Hope County, from turkeys to black bears, and each will provide valuable trophies when killed. The larger and more dangerous the animal, the more valuable the skin.
You'll even find particularly fruitful hunting spots marked on your map as you explore, so get off the beaten track and poke around in the wilder corners of the world. Just be sure to use a bow, knives or melee attacks rather than guns or explosives - damaged pelts are worth less cash. You should also put 8 Perk Points into the Harvest Master skill, as this will double the items you get from both animals and plants. Alternatively, pump 4 Perk Points into the Fisher King ability. This will enable you to use more lures and catch larger fish, and these too can be sold for a big payday.
Stick with these ideas and you'll never run out of coin. Happy spending!