Animal rights organization PETA wants Ubisoft to replace the cockfighting minigame in their latest action game Far Cry 6. They want the cockfighting game to be placed with something less cruel.
On October 7, PETA Latino released a statement saying “Turning a horrific blood sport like cockfighting into a Mortal Kombat–style video game match is a far cry from real innovation, as today’s society is strongly opposed to forcing animals to fight to the death. Roosters used in cockfights are fitted with sharp spurs that tear through flesh and bone, causing agonizing and fatal injuries. PETA Latino urges Ubisoft to replace this reprehensible minigame with one that doesn’t glorify cruelty.”
Cockfighting in Far Cry 6
Far Cry 6 includes the cockfighting minigame which allows players to choose roosters and make them fight against CPU-controlled roosters. Players can control their roosters to dodge, use close-range, long-range attacks and, super attacks on the opponent rooster. The first rooster to win 2 rounds is the winner. Upon winning, players are rewarded with a certain amount of Yaran Pesos.
Have you met Far Cry’s latest and greatest hired hero, Chicharron? This bird BITES. Get to know this Fang for Hire as you team up in the fight for freedom.
— Far Cry 6 (@FarCrygame) October 3, 2021
There’s also the Recrooster achievement that requires players to collect all 19 roosters of the game.
The cockfighting minigame has been criticized by many others from the community as well. How Ubisoft reacts to PETA’s statement remains to be seen.
Far Cry 6 post-launch
The game launched on October 7 for Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Stadia, and PC. While players explore the island of Yara and progress through the narrative, Ubisoft has already revealed their post-launch plans for the game.
In the upcoming months, players have new DLCs, weekly insurgencies, special operations, and new crossover missions to look forward to.