< Far Cry 2

diamonds from hidden briefcases
Rough(uncut) diamonds are the only reliable form of currency in Far Cry 2's Africa. When you accept work for others, you get paid in diamonds, you also find small caches of diamonds hidden throughout the map.

You use diamonds to purchase new weapons and upgrades from the arms dealers.

[edit] Diamonds as Pay

When you perform tasks for the UFLL or APR you earn diamonds. The diamonds are paid in advance when you accept a mission. In Pala missions pay 20 diamonds each. By the time you reach Mosate Selao you are paid 30 diamonds per mission.

[edit] Finding Diamonds

diamonds from hidden briefcases
Diamonds are hidden throughout the outdoors. They are found in briefcases embedded with a GPS chip - your handheld and car mounted GPS devices can detect when you are close to one such case and you can find the diamonds by relying on the green LED which turns solid when you are facing the direction of the case. The faster the LED blinks the closer you are to the case.

Usually you only find diamonds in 1s and 2s in these cases, but there are 221 total briefcases in the game so this is a decent supply of cash (as well as a good easter egg style Achievement that you might want to shoot for).

[edit] Tips

  • When driving try to keep your field of view such that you can see the green blink on the dash.
  • Bridges: Sometimes diamonds are underneath bridges. Don't be afraid to go for these - even though you have to jump down and can't get back up the way you came, there is ALWAYS a relatively short path leading back up to the bridge where you might have parked your vehicle.
  • On top of structures: Some briefcases are on top of structures. These are always accessible by finding nearby rocks, or the husks of burnt out trucks.

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Last edited by Prometheusx303 on 27 June 2009 at 10:14
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