Guns For Hire Companions In Far Cry 5
Game: Far Cry 5
Content Type: Gaming Guides


Guns for Hire in Far Cry 5 are NPC companions that fight along side of you. They provide many benefits and can be utilized in different ways such as stealth attacks or pinpointing enemy locations.

Here is a list of all available specialist companions including guns for hire and fangs for hire:

  • Boomer – Scout
  • Nick Rye – Pilot
  • Grace Armstrong – Sniper
  • Cheeseburger – Heavy
  • Hurk Drubman Jr – RPG
  • Jess Black – Hunter
  • Peaches – Stealth
  • Sharky Boshaw – Heavy Flamer
  • Adelaide Drubman – Pilot

Each companion has two abilities available to them as listed below. The abilities are related to their specialty, so the companion you decide to use will generally be influenced by your current play style (e.g. stealthy with a compound bow vs Leeroy Jenkins with an attack helicopter).

Companion
Specialty
Ability 1
Ability 2
Boomer
Scout
Pointer:
Will tag all enemies nearby.
Retriever:
Will sometimes fetch a weapon after an attack.
Nick Rye
Pilot
Bomb’s Away:
You want a bomb? He’ll drop it.
Light ’em Up:
You want a strafing run? Look out.
Grace Armstrong
Sniper
Boom Boom:
Her sniper shots will scare enemies.
Friendly Sight:
Her laser sight is easier to distinguish.
Cheeseburger
Heavy
Bear Arms:
Will exercise his right to attack.
Cross to Bear:
Will draw focus during combat.
Hurk Drubman Jr
RPG
Heat Seeker:
RPGs will track air and land vehicles.
Junk It:
RPGs on vehicles are more destructive.
Jess Black
Hunter
Concealment:
Enemies will have a harder time detecting her.
Feral Friendly:
Wild animals see her as one of their own.
Peaches
Stealth
Pounce:
Will silently takedown and enemy.
Stalk:
Will stay hidden when moving through tall grass.
Sharky Boshaw
Heavy Flamer
Fire It Up:
Attacks will have an extra spark to it.
Shatterproof:
Resistant to most explosions and impacts.
Adelaide Drubman
Pilot
Call a Chopper:
Will provide air support and deliver a helicopter.
Less Reload:
Gun + Big Magazine = More Shooting.

In addition to the specialist guns for hire listed above there are also non-specialists that you can hire that are located all around Hope County. These are generally resistance fighters that don’t have any specialty and have two abilities available to them from a list.

Far Cry 5 Gun For Hire Fighters

Once you hire them they are assigned in your Roster below the specialists as an option for you to select.

Abilities for non-specialist companions are locked at the beginning and will unlock as they get more kills. The first ability will unlock after 5 kills and the second ability will unlock after 12 kills.

Ability
Description
Back Up
Will revive themselves when downed.
Field Surgeon
Will fully revive your health when downed.
Fortitude
Will draw attention and take more damage.
Herbalist
Will grab plant life when not in combat.
Hoarder
Will allow you to carry more ammo.
Hot Buckshot
Shotgun blasts might start a fire.
Intimidator
Will lay down fire that scares the enemy.
Mechanic
Will repair the vehicle you drive.
No Tracks
Will make you untrackable in tall grass.
Power Hitter
Melee attacks might send enemies flying.
Quick Recovery
Will take less time to recover health.
Recycler
Will hand over recovered ammo after some kills.
Sharpshooter
Will snipe less often but be deadlier.
Spotter
Will tag enemies at the start of combat.
Thick Skin
Will be more resilient to damage.
Veterinarian
Will revive fangs for hire.
Vulture
Will find extra stuff when looting a body.
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