Yes, Far Cry 5's Dog Boomer Is A Very Good Boy, Ubisoft Support Site Confirms
As if there were any doubt.
Dog companions in video games are nothing new, but that doesn't mean having Boomer--one of Far Cry 5's many optional AI allies--around is any less enjoyable. You might also be wondering whether or not he is, in fact, a good boy, and luckily we have an official answer, courtesy of Ubisoft's support site.
Far Cry 5's launch on PC, PS4, and Xbox One has come, and it's gone relatively smoothly, certainly compared with something like Sea of Thieves last week. As such, Ubisoft has been afforded the flexibility to have some fun by hosting a support page dedicated entirely to the question, "Is Boomer a good boy?"
"Yes. Yes, Boomer is a very good boy," the page states. There's no other context or explanation given; the page otherwise only has the usual links to other support pages and what's basically a baseball trading card for Boomer.
Silliness aside, Boomer is legitimately useful; he's one of the game's nine Specialists, which are better versions of the AI-controlled allies you can recruit to help you out in Far Cry 5. Boomer will tag nearby enemies, which is particularly invaluable for players who are looking to be stealthy, and will sometimes bring back a weapon for you after he attacks an enemy. Utilizing Specialists and Guns for Hire in general is a worthwhile strategy, or you could always just play co-op with a friend, as you can see in the video above.
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