Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora Details – Community Questions Answered
As ongoing playtests of Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora continue, several sources have provided Insider Gaming with gameplay, so we can share what we’ve learned from the footage. Granted, a lot of the details of the game were recently shared officially, we thought it best to ask the community what they would like to know about the game and answer your questions in a QA format.
How big is the map in Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora?
From the footage we’ve seen, we weren’t able to accurately determine the map’s size due to the majority being covered by clouds, which become clear and unlock via progression. Presumably, unlocking areas come by capturing outposts in the game.
Traveling across the map is extensive and whilst using your Ikran reduces your travel time dramatically, players are also able to fast travel to capture outposts/camps, too.
Overall, the map has a wide range of different biomes to explore and everywhere you look there seems to be at least something going on. Even during the night, the world seems to come alive with color from all the different plants and wildlife.
What’s the customization like in Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora?
Customization on the footage we were shown seems to be fairly limited, but players were able to customize their torso armor, waist armor, etc. One source had even revealed that the game will have some form of emotes feature.
It’s currently unclear how much customization your Avatar character will have.
Is Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora only first-person?
From what we’ve seen, it appears that the game is only first-person when you’re on the ground, However, when you fly on your Ikran the game goes to a third-person perspective.
Is Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora a Far Cry clone?
Admittingly, there are a lot of features in the game that are fairly standard in what’s becoming known as the “Ubisoft open-world formula”. Fast travel, outposts, weapon wheels, crafting food/weapons, etc. are all features we’ve seen before and the game seems to do nothing new in that regard.
Your “instincts”, in which you essentially get to highlight important objectives, animals, harvestable plants, enemies etc. were a constant need by the players. Learning Pandora’s wildlife with the “Hunter’s Guide” isn’t necessarily new either, but entertaining a new world with a new experience is something that I can see a lot of people enjoying.
I guess it’s up to you to figure out if what essentially appears to be a Far Cry game set in the world of Pandora is a bad thing or not.
Overall, the game seems to be fairly complete. There were a few missing textures in the menus, but it appears at face value that the game could meet its December 7, 2023 launch date.