The story is set seventeen years after the events of Far Cry 5. After the nuclear exchange known as “the Collapse” devastated the world, survivors attempt to rebuild the community in Hope County. Their efforts focus on Prosperity, a township built on the remains of John Seed’s ranch. The survivors are threatened by the Highwaymen, a roving band of organized bandits. The Highwaymen are organised into chapters, with the local chapter led by twin sisters Mickey and Lou . The Highwaymen terrorize the landscape, forcing survivors into submission and stripping communities of resources before moving on. The remnants of the Project at Eden’s Gateﾗthe antagonists of Far Cry 5ﾗhave established their own community called New Eden. They have given up all forms of technology and isolated themselves in the north of Hope County. Despite embracing Joseph Seed’s teachings, New Eden is wracked by internal division that arose after Joseph’s disappearance. The game also features the return of the Deputy, now one of Joseph’s acolytes known as the Judge; and Joseph Seed the protagonist and main antagonist of Far Cry 5 respectively. The player takes on the role of a new character nicknamed the “Captain”, who is part of a group that travels the country assisting other survivor groups in need.