Far Cry 6 is the latest installment in this long-running FPS franchise and it has you assuming the role of a guerrilla fighter in the totally fictional country of
Cuba Yara. Ruled by the vicious dictator Anton Castillo, players will burn, blast, and blow up the militaristic forces occupying this island. Just like previous games in this series, players will venture to various regions in Yara, taking down specific villains, acquiring new weapons, and fighting alongside the locals in typically zany quests. Similar to previous Far Cry games, you can customize the look of your character and weapons. While what you can wear is simply tied to what armor pieces you’ve discovered, weapon skins will require a new consumable item called “Spray Paint Cans.”
How to Get Spray Paint Cans
In order to obtain spray cans, you will need to unlock jewelry boxes throughout Yara. These are small brown boxes with a top that looks like the back of an alligator. On your map, these will be marked as small white boxes with no symbol inside of them. Approaching one and interacting with it will reward you with either a unique sidearm or a couple of spray cans. The amount you get isn’t that high, so don’t expect to be drowning in cheap aluminum tubes. This is the only way you can earn spray cans in Far Cry 6. So far no sidequest, story mission, treasure hunt, or optional activity like checkpoints.
That being said, you can find jewelry boxes in restricted areas like FND Bases, checkpoints, etc. They just won’t be direct rewards for completing those optional activities and will often require you to hunt them down. I wouldn’t worry about acquiring a ton of spray cans, as you will naturally just stumble across enough jewelry boxes by casually playing. It’s also important to note that certain skins will be unlocked once you obtain the unique weapon variant tied to that gun. For instance, once I unlocked the Noblesse Oblige version of the SKS, I can use that unique weapon’s skin on the base version of the gun. This allows you to keep your personal customizations without sacrificing the look of the firearm.
How to Use Spray Paint Cans
After you obtain a bunch of spray cans, go to the menu and then open up the “Arsenal” tab. Now select the weapon you want a new skin for and press the “Inspect” button. This will bring you to a customization menu where you can add mods, attachments, and change the appearance of your gun. In the bottom left corner, you will see an icon of an eyeball with some arrows around it. Press this will open up the “Appearance” tab which shows all of the skins you’ve unlocked and can purchase. Now just hover over the gun skin you want to see the number of spray cans necessary to obtain it. Remember, once you unlock a skin it’s yours forever so don’t worry about losing it if you die or swap weapons at the Workbench.