Far Cry 5 Capture Parties & How to Avoid Them

Capture parties are groups of cultists trying to detain you in Far Cry 5. They’ll start chasing you all of a sudden at some point, and you’ll have to either fight or try to avoid them. A lot of players are finding them tedious, and would like to know if it’s possible to avoid Far Cry 5 capture parties.

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Far Cry 5 Capture Parties & How to Avoid Them

Can you escape capture parties in Far Cry 5?

The short answer is “No“. You will eventually get caught. However, you can delay capture. You can outrun them, but they’ll appear again. You can massacre them, but another group will replace them soon enough. You can start a side quest during the chase, and they’ll back off for a while. Still, no matter what you do, you’ll have to let them capture you at some point – might as well get it over with as soon as it becomes an option.

The capture parties start appearing as you complete the first stage of your reputation race. You’ll notice the resistance point meter has reached the first notch, filling about a third of the bar. That’s about 3300 resistance points in Jacob’s region, or 4300 in Faith’s and John’s areas. This means you can plan ahead and jump to another area when you’re near that point, if you want to avoid them even longer. However, it really is best to let them catch you and be done with it. The sooner you do, the sooner you can continue slaughtering them, burning their shrines and liberating outposts.

Afterwards, you’ll also have air raids when you reach the second notch in an area’s resistance-o-meter. The third and final step is all about the drugs, because what’s a Far Cry game without copious usage of several kinds of narcotics. They are also mandatory, so don’t try to escape or skip them.

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    Memer69

    I was actually really hyped for FC5, but disappointed in the capture party crap. You literally get captured 4 times in one region, it is extremely annoying.

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      Azzam

      IDK why but i disagree, that is okay to be captured for sometimes, it made it realistic and it doesnt interrupt anything

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        No

        It’s not at all realistic to be captured like 9 times and never killed. You’re dismantling their entire operation and you never get killed. Always captured. Stupid and absurd.

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      Evil

      Fc5 sucks and the capturing parties were enough for me to sell game… Ubisoft have no idea what entertainment means… They only know frustration

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      Rocky

      Has anyone tried fast traveling? worked twice for me now

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        Hayden Thomas

        Exactly

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    Charles

    How do you get your weapons back after you finish the capture party mission?

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      JC

      You have to find a gun shop and go in and get one. You already own it so it shouldn’t cost anything. You just have to equip it I believe.

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      Frankie J Schifano

      You own your weapons. So just go back to a weapon vendor and take them back.

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      panda

      Simply go back to arms dealer and select your weapons again 🙂

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    Bob

    Really disappointed with a number of Far cry 5 “features”, including these capture parties. They are not only annoying & untimely (I was literally snatched out of mid-air when I was flying a plane!), but they are also extremely boring & repetitive. Nothing scary or sinister, just long monologging followed by boring repetitive actions. Let me get back to playing the game & stop with all the stupid/boring vignettes. If the characters were at all interesting, maybe I would feel different, but this is by far the most boring game in the Far Cry series.

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      Anabel

      AMEN to that, Redneck Far Cry. With fishing?!!? LOL. Been excited for years about FC5. So sad man!

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    Annoyed

    The capture parties are the most annoying part of this game. Just let me play!

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    Anabel

    I was soo hyped for FC5, FC3 and 4 were amazing with their compelling characters and beautiful scenery, picking up random items to sell instead of just fish, skins and nothing else of much interest.. The Perks are nothing special, we used to be able to CRAFT bags to carry more ammo, bait, skins etc so it pissed me off when they become perks. It is a cool game, I’ll give it that, but what on earth compelled them to make a redneck version of the game with so many different people around and bland ones at that. No watchtowers to open the map up more… Stupid timed capture parties are just a thorn in my side in this game… After FC4 which had true soul and twists n turns, culture PLUS a MC who had a backstory and who we could care about. I just hope the next Far Cry will go back to being the unique game it was.. I got more enjoyment out of Uncharted 4 and 5 and that’s saying something… Add me on the PSN AnabellsMalice13. Peace out

    Annabel

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    Say YES

    I have no idea how I did it but I just got another tier and it gave me the air one and u was trying to do the Rye missions and I just unlocked him as a partner and I started the second mission for him and I haven’t seen the planes yet

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    Lucie Lou

    The timed capture missions in Jacob’s region are the worst! I am unable to complete those, so therefore cannot finish the game. Ubisoft don’t care, they just want our money. I won’t be buying any more Far Cry games if they continue to include these stupid missions.

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    Dan

    Capture parties are the worst in Farcry5. I sold the game and I promise never buy Farcry story.

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    NoAnchovies

    Glad I’m not alone in thinking that the capture parties ruin the game. I love the story line, the scenery, the characters, but will probably not finish this game because of the capture parties. I’m not great at first person shooters but when I started this game I was like, okay I can do this no problem right? Wrong. I can get through the capture party things but it takes me quite a few tries and is not fun whatsoever. In my opinion they are on a higher skill level than the rest of the game and have zero bearing on the game as a whole. The capture parties should be killable, escapable, avoidable.

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    Chris Da Hammer

    Those capture sequences are frustrating and annoying. Why have them, they spoil the game and whoever came up with the idea has no idea! Is it really necessary to run through a maze shooting cultists only to run out of time again and again. I had to take numerous attempts to complete it and for what? It`s not fun or enjoyable and should never have been included.

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    Martin Beard

    Lets be honest the capture party crap is just that Utter Crap, Its Laziness on the part of the witers who cannot think of anything else to put in the game, so they come up with this tedious nonesense which is just there to keep you playing.
    Unless they come up with a new angle for future FC’s they are going to lose a big audience.

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    mike desrosiers

    great game but the captures ruin it….cant get through jacobs capture so i wont be playing the game anymore …sucks because i bought the season pass too….boy did i get screwed on this one..guess its back to fallout 4 for me….good thing bethesda knows how to make a game fun!…gonna stay away from any ubisoft game from now on…they lost me as a customer…very frustrating!

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      joe

      It’s very easy just run quick and pick up a new gun to keep ur arms up

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    Dan English

    Have to completely agree with all the comments on the capture parties. I put down the game because of them and I’m not sure I’ll even continue. They really ruined the game for me personally. Not that they are that difficult, they are just tedious/boring and interrupt the flow of the game for me.

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    Brooke Martin

    I’m enjoying Far Cry 5 because of the visuals and since I completed Far Cry 4. It’s a beautiful game and really slick controls also I enjoy the characters but the whole capture party thing is so annoying expecially the sequence after the monologue, I’ll continue to play since I just got this game and I am enjoying but I won’t let the capture party ruin my experience.

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      tribble

      Yeah, the only thing that has kept me going in this game is the visuals (HDR scRGB looks great on my TV). I was already on the fence about this game, but the capture party thing is super ridiculous and might have me putting it down. Funny how Ubisoft always manages to ruin their own game in stupid ways like this… i hadn’t given them a dime for quite a while, and figured I’d give them a chance on this one… also, the endless nickel-and-diming (EA also guilty of this, see: Battlefront II) is sickening. They want $60 for a base game, more for “Deluxe” editions which don’t offer much of value, and then in-game microtransactions, etc… why would I do this when other publishers don’t pull this nonsense? *sigh*

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    Matt

    Never seen so many people get so upset over such a little thing lol fast travel away or kill them or just do the mission, its not hard… They did get a bit lazy on the characters back story though fc3 definately had the best story, hard to top

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    Liberty

    The best way to avoid captures is via Fast Travel, preferably to a big base like Fall’s End otherwise they’ll come get you again. You can’t be disturbed in Fall’s End. Or go to Dutch’s Island and blast them across the water lol. As soon as things get woozy, immediately bring up the map.

    Some of the captures aren’t hard at all eg Faith’s first three. Jacob’s are a pain but there’s no need at all to kill everyone, just run like mad and drop down the hole; same with John’s first few. Most annoying though is Faith following you around yacking away and later on in the game changing to enemies and animals. Sure breaks the immersion.

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    Dave

    The capture party is annoying but the best way to deal with it is to change the hardness setting to easy before you get captured. It makes the sequence very easy to finish and get out of

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    Ravenstarver

    I got sick of the Faith hallucinations so I went to Jacobs region. Ran into these capture parties. At first I thought maybe they send one party after you and if you wipe them out you might avoid it. Not so.
    After like the 3rd time I said screw it I’m not getting going. I loaded up heavy and drove fast. The first group I ran over and gunned down. The second group drove up to me on atvs. I got out and pulled out the m60, dodged an arrow and emptied half a belt of ammo into the 2 archers about 20ft in front of me.

    All the bullets went through them like ghosts.

    While shooting them and wondering why it was glitching I got taken. Obviously at some point the game will go as far as to make them invincible to get you. Getting captured is already part of the story and these are extra. I wouldn’t mind once or twice but it’s absurd how many times they do it. I don’t know who thought that made for an interesting story.

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