An email allegedly giving players access to a beta of Far Cry 6 has been identified as a phishing attempt. Ubisoft's support branch confirmed via social media that the scam had been reported. They have also urged recipients of the email not to respond while the matter is being investigated.
Earlier, Youtuber theRadBrad tweeted out that the email is fraudulent, informing content creators that the email contains “an embargo with a special password for access. The virus watches your screen and records everything you do. Be safe.”
We can confirm the email regarding FC6 beta access is a phishing attempt. It has been reported. Please do not respond if you have received this email or similar. Thank you for the report! https://t.co/G7jBlRS6IW
— Ubisoft Support (@UbisoftSupport) February 19, 2021
A release date has yet to be confirmed for Far Cry 6, after it was delayed until an unspecified date in April 2021, with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic cited as a major factor. Far Cry 6 was initially slated for release on February 18, 2021, which would have been yesterday.
A short time after the delay was announced, a leak via the Microsoft Store, which has since been taken down, indicated a new release date for May 26, 2021. The leak alleged that the installment would be further optimized for the Xbox Series X and S with Smart Delivery. Nothing’s set in stone as of yet, so it’s a waiting game until Ubisoft makes an official announcement on the matter.
Far Cry 6, the sixth installment in Ubisoft’s first-person shooter franchise, is based in the fictional country of Yara. Anton Castillo, the country’s president, is played by Giancarlo Esposito, best known for his recurring role as kingpin Gus Fring in Breaking Bad and its later spin-off Better Call Saul.
He was confirmed last summer as the game’s central villain, while Anthony Gonzalez, who is known for voicing Miguel Rivera in Disney Pixar's Coco, will play his son, Diego Castillo. Upon its eventual release, Far Cry 6 will be available on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X / S, PC, and Google Stadia.