'Far Cry 5' Money Tips: How to Farm Cash From Hunting, Fishing & More

Far Cry 5 has a money-based economy, which means you need to collect lots of cash to score the game's best items because there's no way to craft what you want. If you're eyeing a cool outfit, vehicle or weapon, here are a few tips you can use to farm currency quickly.


1) Hunting: Unlike past Far Cry games, hunting in Far Cry 5 isn't your main source for crafting materials. Instead, it's an outlet for making money. In open-world Hope County, you'll find lots of animals you can kill and then sell their hides to shop owners.

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Hunting with a crossbow is the best way to make money in ‘Far Cry 5.’ Ubisoft

The most valuable target is the Bison skin, which is commonly found in the spot pictured below or close to Taft Tower. Bring a bow and a stealth-focused party member to score the most hide. When killed, Bison also leave bait behind. Each piece you throw attracts one additional animal, so toss chunks one at a time.

‘Far Cry 5’ quick Money Tips: How to Farm Cash From Hunting, Fishing tricks guide glitch cheats Bison Farm Spot
This exact spot is almost always full of Bison. Ubisoft

Perks are also essential to making the most of each hunting session. Journey Pack, for example, allows your character to carry more hides at once. Harvest Master doubles the cash reward from each individual skin. If you're serious about making money, these loot-focused perks should be unlocked first. Just swap between the two listed locations and farm to your heart's content.

2) Fishing: While it's not quite as profitable as hunting, fishing is also a decent way to make money if you're patient. Just like on land, certain spots contain valuable wildlife that can be sold for huge cash rewards. The Fisher King perk helps you attract the rarest speciales. We wouldn't recommend fishing if you need lots of cash quickly, but it's one possible route to take. For more details on the best spots, read our beginner's fishing guide.

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Fishing can earn you cash if you’re patient. Ubisoft

3) Prepper Stashes: There are more than two dozen Prepper Stashes in Far Cry 5's open world, and each of them offer at least $1,000 for solving their associated puzzles. Just head to the stash location, pick up a note and let that note guide you to a hidden treasure. Some of these stashes are pretty well concealed, but we've got a guide to help you find and solve each one.

It's also worth noting that many Prepper Stashes have safes nearby as well. The Locksmith perk allows you to open them and secure the money inside. Each safe typically has at least $250.

4) Time Sidequests Properly: Completing a sidequest almost always comes with a substantial cash reward, but did you know you make more money if you wait to complete them? Once you've taken down a member of the Seed clan, that portion of the map is considered liberated. Completing quests in liberated areas offers a few hundred dollars more than you'd otherwise get. In other words, if you're seriously aiming to maximize cash flow, you should focus on the story quests that fill your resistance meter quickly. When you double back for side quests later on, the rewards will be larger.

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Wait to complete sidequests until after portions of the map have been liberated. Ubisoft

5) Loot Enemies: Looting fallen foes is one of the simplest parts of any Far Cry game, but it's often overlooked in situations where bodies start to pile up. If you're serious about making money, you should loot every cult member that comes your way. Each person only carries a few bucks, but those small sums add up quickly if you're frugal.

6) Don't Be Wasteful: Speaking of frugal, it should be noted that one strong route to making money is to save it. A critical mistake many players make is to spend hundreds of dollars on supplies that can be found for free. It may be faster to restock on ammo and medkits at stores, but you can find both in pretty much any building if you're willing to take the time to search. Only spend money when you absolutely must.

Those are our best methods for making cash fast. For even more Far Cry 5 content, read our beginner's guide and co-op tutorial.

Far Cry 5 is available now on PS4, Xbox One and PC.

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