UPDATE: Ubisoft has confirmed that you will be able to play as villains from previous Far Cry games (Vaas, Pagan Min, and Joseph Seed) via the Season Pass for Far Cry 6.
In a new trailer shown off during Ubisoft Forward 2021, the publisher announced that anyone that buys the Season Pass for the new shooter will be able to play as villains from past games – with Ubisoft making a big point of the game living up to its legacy of having a robust rogue's gallery.
It appears the characters will be added by some sort of hallucinogenic conceit, so you don't have to suspend your disbelief too much if you opt to play as any of the past titles' big bads.
The season pass content also includes Far Cry 3’s DLC Blood Dragon. You can also check out a new trailer below that gives us another look into Giancarlo Esposito's terrible new villain.
Original Story: Looks like previous villains from the Far Cry series will be playable in Far Cry 6.
This is according to a season pass video for Far Cry 6 that leaked overnight. The video has since been taken down by Ubisoft, but a reddit user was able to grab a clip of it in time.
Going by the video, it appears you will be able to play as Vaas from Far Cry 3, Pagan from Far Cry 4, and Joseph from Far Cry 5.
It seems the ability to play as these characters might be some form of hallucination.
We'll likely find out for sure later today during the Ubisoft Forward event which kicks off at 12pm PT, 3pm ET, 8pm UK.
The game will release on October 7 worldwide on Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, PS5, PS4, Stadia, Amazon Luna, and for Windows PC exclusively on both the Epic Games Store and the Ubisoft Store and through Ubisoft+.
Pre-ordering will provide access to the Libertad Pack which includes the Libertad Outfit and the Discos Locos, a weaponized disc launcher that will make enemies dance on their own graves. If you purchase the game on Xbox One or PS4, you will be able to upgrade to the new-gen version at no additional cost on the Xbox Series X/S and the PS5.