Far Cry 5 has a variety of hidden side missions scattered around the landscape. This Far Cry 5 Side Missions Guide will list all of the different Side Missions we’ve discovered including their locations, objectives and tips on how to find items you may need to complete each Side Mission.
Side Missions are optional activities in Far Cry 5 that offer further insight into the story and the characters of Montana while also rewarding you with some awesome goodies. This can include stimulants, weapons, skins, and more. Below is a list of all the Far Cry 5 Side Missions we’ve discovered as we’ve explored Montana including where they start and how to complete them.
Although they are also included as Side missions, we have a different guide for Clutch Nixon locations as they are tied to specific vehicle skin rewards.
Far Cry 5 Side Missions Guide – John’s Region Holland Valley
You get this mission after liberating the Gardenview Packing Facility Outpost in John’s Region. Simply head to the objective area and kill 3 Black Bears.
Speak with Special Agent Huntley at the location above to start this Side Mission. It’s best to unlock the Wingsuit before you attempt this mission. You need to follow Huntley and clear out a stronghold of enemies before using the Wingsuit to follow a helicopter. When it arrives at the location, stay hidden and then follow it with an ATV. At the last location, wipe out the enemies and look for the tape in the bunker under the shed.
You unlock this Side Mission after you liberate the Green-Busch Fertilizer Co in John’s Region. You need to hunt down a moose. It’s strong for wildlife but you shouldn’t have too many problems once you’ve tracked it down.
You can get this Side Mission when you liberate US Auto in John’s Region. You need to search the nearby area for soldiers in crates. There’s also a locked room with a key on a nearby counter. One of the crates has a bear inside so be careful.
Head to this location to find Larry trapped inside a large electrical structure. Follow the wires and deactivate the power to free Larry and complete this Side Mission.
After you complete Free Larry speak with him again to begin this Side Mission. Head to the objective and take out the small satellites before returning with Larry and clearing out the enemies.
Speak with Larry after you complete The Hero’s Journey. Head to the fields to find the objects. There’s two in the fields, one atop a nearby silo and the other is in a dogs mouth that runs around the area. Once you have all 4 samples you complete this Side Mission.
This is a follow on from Close Encounters. Speak with Larry again. You’ll have to go to a nearby power station and flip some switches then return to Larry. You unlock the Magnopulser gun.
Head to the Redler Residence and speak with the old man inside the house. He will ask you to collect 12 lighters. There are no map objectives for this mission. Once you have the mission head to a General Shop and you can purchase a Collectible Map that shows all of the lighter locations on your main map, for $1,200. It can still be quite difficult to see them so if you’re struggling, check out our Far Cry 5 Vietnam Lighter Locations Guide.
You can unlock this Side Mission once you liberate Kellett Cattle Co in John’s Region. Head to the nearby field and herd the cattle back to the farm. Punch them or throw stones to divert them.
This mission unlocks shortly after you liberate the Lamb of God Church. Head to the objective and rescue the three rebels before escorting them to an ammo cache across the river.
You can get this Side Mission from Sunrise Farm after you liberate it. Simple mission, grab the spare parts and fix the irrigation system. You can shoot the spare parts up high to make them drop to the ground.
After you clear out the story missions at Rye & Sons Aviation you can get this Side Mission. Simple mission. Drive to the objective marker before the time runs out.
After you liberate Fall’s End. Head to the bar and speak with the guy in the kitchen. Head to the location and shoot down the vultures until you get the key then take the truck back.
This is after the Testy Festy Side Mission. Head to the farm and kill the bulls in 3 different ways to gather the 3 different testicles. Enjoy the music.
Far Cry 5 Side Missions Guide – Jacob’s Region Holland Valley
You can get this Side Mission after liberating PIN-K0 Radar Station. Simply head to the nearby objectives and destroy the mini radar dishes.
Head to Bo Adam’s Cave in Jacob’s Region and speak with him there. You need to bring bones and feathers to him. Head to nearby Snowshoe Lake and kill the Tigerfish there for its bones. Then you have to climb the nearby cliffs to loot Eagle Feathers from the nest at the top. Return to Bo Adam’s to complete the Side Mission.
Reward: Ultimate Survivor Recipe
Head to the Oberlin Picnic Area in Jacob’s Region. Head to any merchant and check the items tab. Scroll to the bottom and you can purchase a map to show all the Grand Slam Baseball Card locations.
You can find this Side Mission by speaking with Skylar at Dylan’s Master Bait Shop. Shoot up Dylan’s trailer and then accompany Skylar on a fishing trip.
After you complete Tools of the Trade, speak with Skylar again. You need to catch the fish she requests, you should have discovered plenty of fishing spots by this point. If not, check out our Ultimate Far Cry 5 Fishing Guide.
This Side Mission is after Gone Fishin’. Head to the lake and catch The Admiral. It’s a Sturgeon so use that bait if you have the fishing Perk.
You can find this Side Mission just South East of Elliot Residence, South of F.A.N.G Center. You need to gather Roadkill Meat. To get Roadkill Meat you need to kill animals with a vehicle and then skin them. They have to be animals with Antlers for it to count for this mission.
This is the next Side Mission after you complete the Flavor Country mission. This is very similar to the Flavor Country mission except it has to be Bison roadkill meat. If you try and hit them in the head with your vehicle, they are much easier to kill.
You get a radio call from a girl after you complete the Radio Silence main story mission, return to the Wolf’s Den and the mission will automatically start. Grab a helicopter and visit each of the objective locations to take out the towers. Still struggling to find these.
You need to complete the main story mission A Dish Served Cold, you can then find this Side Mission in Baron Lumber Mill. A couple of empty Prisoner Trucks will head towards the outpost. Blow them both up.
This Side Mission is located within The Wolve’s Den, after completing main story mission Gearing Up. You need to find some Vinyl Records. Head to a shop and purchase the map to find them easily.
This Side Mission in Jacob’s Region becomes available after you liberate the Whitetail Park Ranger Station. You need to complete a sequence of basic shooting drills.
You can find this Side Mission at Fowler’s Retreat. It’s another large item gathering quest. Go to a store, buy the map, hunt them down.
Far Cry 5 Side Missions Guide – Faith’s Region Henbane River
Head to Aubrey’s Diner in Faith’s Region. Speak with Tweak who is searching trashcans behind the diner. He will ask you to gather Jimson Weed and Bliss Powder. You can find Jimson Weed near the diner, it’s a purple plant. Bliss Powder can be found on the bodies of the crazy addicts. Search the fields full of white flowers, there’s one to the South East of the diner. After you have the items meet up with Teak.
Finish his basic obstacle course with the different weapons to complete the Side Mission.
Reward: Less resources required to craft Fast stimulant.
This is another Side Mission for Tweak. He asks you to deliver a number of plants and Bliss Powder. We already had the numbers when we started the Side Mission. You need to kick the Angels into the firepits and then kill the remainders. It’s R3 to use the kick attack.
Reward: Less resources required to craft Furious stimulant.
The Broken Path Side Mission is available once you have liberated Eden’s Convent. The outpost will get attacked from different directions. The final wave from the South features three helicopters so make sure you’re equipped to take them down.
This Side Mission is unlocked once you have liberated Lorna’s Truck Stop. Simply head to the nearby objective marker, steal the truck and bring it back.
You can find this Side Mission at Sacred Skies Youth Camp after it is liberated. Head to the location and take out the Cougar.
This Side Mission becomes available after you clear out Nolan’s Fly Ship and liberate it. Head into the basement and clear out the Angel’s to complete the mission.
Head to the area above and speak with Guy Marvel to help him complete his movie. Follow the simple objectives, basically kill everything. A helicopter with guns really helps here.
You get this Side Mission in Faith’s Region when you liberate Drubman Marina. Head to the island, grab a rod and catch the fish.
You can unlock this Side Mission after you liberate King’s Hot Springs Hotel. Head to the objective, enter the cave and kill the Judge Bear.
I was flying over Grimalkin Radon Mine when I got a radio message from the Hollywood Director. You must have completed Quiet On The Set. Get the mission and then head outside the cave to lure in the enemies. Kill them following the instructions to complete the mission.
This Side Mission is located at the Can of Worms Fishing Store. This is another item gathering mission. Pick up the map from a General Store and collect all the Whiskey barrels.
We are updating this Far Cry 5 Side Missions Guide with more Side Missions as we progress through the game. Check back soon for updates.