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Fighting pseudo-religious cults is a hungry job, especially when Montana lacks a supply of cheap sausage rolls. Fortunately, a Far Cry 5 mapper has brought Greggs, a British commodity, to Ubisoft's open world cult center.
Greggs, for our non-British readers, is a ubiquitous bakery chain here at Blighty. After bringing a block of sad flats to Far Cry 5, Edinburgh-based mapper Mojo Swoptops decided to recreate the sandwich shop with the shocking and deeply impactful map editor.
It’s also an alarmingly good facsimile. Yes, the font is a bit off and the shelves are full of burgers and fruit baskets upside down, but from a distance the vibes are immaculate: the warm glow of a 3-pound roll of coffee and sausage which illuminates an otherwise sad Scottish street. There is a reassuring quality of watching him slowly clear the shelves, upholster the floors and place a delicious seagull next to the trash.
Mojo has some more exciting versions on his YouTube channel. But it is these worlds that I like the most, especially when it comes to my own hometown. Capturing the stained piss scene of the Cowgate on a Friday night, the apocalyptic chaos of a Parking Tesco. By order of Alice O'Connor of Rock Paper Shotgun (Edinburgh's companion and my old boss), Mojo even recreated himself. Leith Monolithic Banana Flats.
Unfortunately, Far Cry 6 will be the first in the series to get rid of these mapping tools, leaving Arcade completely. At the very least, though, I'm sure Gregg won't call Mojo's attention with a copyright withdrawal soon.