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How to Tame Animals in Far Cry Primal

by Prima Games Staff

Taming beasts in Far Cry Primal is not only enjoyable, but also a necessity when battling the Udam. Once they’re loyal to Takkar, these animals will tear apart enemies, and you can even ride some of these creatures.This alone should inspire you to make friends with every bear you come across.

This feature will explain how to tame beasts, including the quests and characters you’ll need to deal with. It’s a dangerous process, so don’t be shocked if you get mauled by a bear the first time around. It’s not a pretty sight – but you’ll eventually learn and become master of the animals.

How to Tame Beasts

First, consult our Far Cry Primal: How To Get the Owl guide. This is the first step in learning what animals can do for you, as the owl is a vital part of your survival when it comes to surveying the land ahead and striking enemies from above. It will walk you through the Tensay the Shaman and Visions of Beasts missions, and prepare you for what lies ahead.

You are the Beast Master

There are four different skills associated with mastering beasts. The first is Tame Canines, which will allow you to take control of dholes, rare dholes, wolves, white wolves and rare stripe wolves. After that, you’ll be able to unlock three additional skills: Tame Wildcats, Tame Apex Predators and Tame Cunning Beasts. With each one you open up, new animals can be tamed and join your side.

When taming beasts, you’ll want to make sure you have the proper skill unlocked before attempting. For example, you can’t tame a Cave Bear using the same Tame Apex Predator Skill that lets you tame Brown Bears. You’ll need the Tame Cunning Beasts skill to sway it to your side.

Using Bait

When it comes to Taming Beasts, there are a few tips to keep in mind.

One key element is bait, as you’ll want to make sure you have the maximum amount you can carry. You can check your inventory at any time by opening your Weapon Wheel and seeing how much you have available. If you’re short, create more using available meat. Short on meat? Skin a few animals and stock up.

Once you replenished bait, make sure that the animal that you want to tame is alone. This is important, because if you try to tame a wolf around its buddies, for example, they won’t hesitate to strike. Wait for an animal to go solo, then slowly attempt to convert it to your side. If you must, kill the others to forcibly create the opportunity.

This doesn’t merely apply to wolves. You can also find other species that follow the same logic, including a Cave Lion.Be careful if you see two species, like a Cave Lion or Wolf, fighting together. They may eventually decide to turn on Takkar, forcing you to flee and figure out what your next step is in taming an animal.

To sum everything up, you’ll want to make sure you unlocked the coordinating skill to the animal you’re trying to tame. You’ll also want to make sure that the animal is on its own when you’re trying to tame it to avoid getting attacked.

Once you’re set, simply throw the piece of bait near the animal to coax it, and then you’ll see an icon indicating this worked. As it’s eating the bait, slowly crouch and make your way towards the creature, but make sure you have another piece of bait in case it runs out. Once you get close enough, you’ll see an indicator telling you the animal is ready to be tamed. Follow the prompts and you’ll have a new ally to call your own.

Need more info on how to tame beasts and do other stuff in Oros? Be sure to consult our Far Cry Primal Walkthrough and Guide.

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