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Far Cry 3 patches to bring new difficulty mode, outpost reset option and more

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Far Cry 3, Ubisoft's open-world shooter about a vacation gone insanely wrong, will receive patches to bring a new difficulty mode, an option to reset overtaken outposts and more, according to a post on the game's official forums.

The new Master difficulty setting will introduce more aggressive animals, pirates and privateers to the Rook Islands. Players who control all of the island's outposts and have beaten the game will be able to select a "Reset Outposts" option in the game's menu to fill them with hostiles again.

Ubisoft will also bring changes to user-generated content. The mapmaking system will allow players to help cartographers test and provide feedback on their maps. Multiplayer will also lengthen the amount of time players can vote to skip maps in the user map playlists. The post's author doesn't give a timeframe for when the patches will go live.

Far Cry 3 is available now on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and Windows PC. During an investor call earlier this month, Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot said that players "certainly won't have to wait four more years for the next Far Cry."