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|Army of Chaos|
Mira mentions the Army of Chaos in the Story trailer. This is a cut-scene from the mission Operation Whiteout.
|Faction in Just Cause 4|
|Goal, or purpose||Overthrow Oscar Espinosa's rule in Solís.|
Fight off the Black Hand.
Assist Rico in taking down The Agency (after Oscar Espinosa is dead).
|Leader||Rico and Mira Morales|
|Starting base, or HQ||El Abismo|
|Source of money||Popular support of the people|
The Army of Chaos is a faction in Just Cause 4.
This faction is founded after Rico helps defend El Abismo from the Black Hand. The founding members are the population of El Abismo. They were already dissidents and considered outlaws by the government.
The Solino Civil War starts when this faction is formed.
Instead of liberating all military installations and towns in a region (as would have been the case in previous games in the series), completing missions in the Sargento line will unlock additional options to advance the army. The army can normally advance along the front when the player has caused enough chaos to have unlocked enough "squads" to command the army to advance.
The number 43 seems to have some significance to the organization as all their fighter and bomber jets are marked with this on their tail.
Members are normally gained by accepting volunteers from civilians. Santiago from the Solís Hoy radio even mentions that there's a number of people who are disgruntled and have things to complain about, who might feel that this is their best option.
- Rico Rodriguez - Leader.
- Mira Morales - Seems to be second in command, but in one mission some intel was mentioned to be for her eyes only. You can also find her during freeroam at Prospero Astillero and Ojo De La Pradera.
- Luis - Also called "Sargento". He sets up the objectives (missions) for the Army/Rico and seems to be the third in command.
- Izzy - Hacker who monitors Black Hand communications and aids Army/Rico in some missions.
- Supply drop pilots:
- Tom Sheldon - Rico's former mentor as well as a pilot, adviser and machine gunner.
- César - Conspiracy theorist and pilot.
- Lanza Morales - A scientist who happens to be the uncle of Mira and the father of Gabriela.
- Several more unnamed hackers are met during the Sargento mission.
- Large number of unnamed soldiers and pilots.
- At the end of the mission Operation Illapa, some Black Hand members defect. This is later confirmed by the Solís Hoy radio that mentions that the defected members are fighting alongside the Army of Chaos.
- There are a number of Army of Chaos models in cut scenes including body armor and riot gear that look much cooler than the ones seen in game. Unfortunately, these seem to be unable to be seen again after the game is completed.
- Worthy of an additional spoiler warning is what happens in the last mission, Operation Illapa: Gabriela Morales and an unknown number of her remaining soldiers defect to the Army of Chaos. This defection is later mentioned again on the Solís Hoy radio.
- Cavalry Armored Truck.
- Warrior Offroader - MV-type off-road car.
- Warchief Assault Tank - Usual tank.
- Prizefighter Tank - Medium tank that in reality would be an IFV.
- Próspero Hauler - 8x8 flatbed truck.
- Firebrand Scout Chopper.
- Próspero Sky Crane (used in missions).
- Dropzone Chopper.
- Spectre Attack Helicopter - Medium attack helicopter.
- Bloodhound Siege Heli - Big attack helicopter with a double main propeller.
- Fellhawk Jet Fighter.
- Thunderhead Bomber Jet.
- Several Trains.
- Cargo trains.
- Sandstinger (used in missions).
- Snowstinger (used in missions).
- Random unnamed armored trains.
- Armadillo Crane Truck (used in missions).
Eventually they end up taking over and capturing all Black Hand bases, but the above listed vehicles are seen in use in missions and the front.
The Army of Chaos has some weapons that appear to be counterparts to some Black Hand weapons, although some members still use captured Black Hand weaponry. These are all brightly colored and can be easily distinguished from Black Hand weaponry. These don't have a secondary fire mode. Along with that a lot of these weapons actually look like the weapons from Just Cause 3.
- Anti-Tanque 1 RPG. After game completion, these can only be found at Prospero Balistica.
- Bárbaro Machine Gun.
- Cazador 18 Shotgun.
- SW2 Rodelero Rifle.
- Zopilote Sniper Rifle. After game completion, these can no longer be found.
- Grenades are used by any Army of Chaos soldiers besides ones with RPGs or sniper rifles.
Unusually, the Army of Chaos use Black Hand weaponry at certain bases including Prospero Torretas, Campo Infierno, Base Aérea Yanacagua. This can be explained by using captured weaponry, as history has shown throughout time.
- AT7 RPG. These are often used by soldiers in guard towers.
- LRD-3 Sniper. These are used from Dropzone Choppers and often guard towers while patrolling specific bases.
- SW9 Assault Rifle. They use them at Prospero Torretas and strangely Skycastle Cargo Jet pilots use these. Tank drivers at Prospero Tanques also use these.
- 21-J Smart-Rifle. Same thing as SW9, except these are not used on cargo planes.
- SMG-2. These are used as a close-range primary at Prospero Torretas and Prospero Tanques, and as a secondary weapon by those soldiers who are armed with LRD-3 Snipers and AT7 RPGs. Mira also uses this at Prospero Astillero during freeroam.
- CC10 Shotgun. Same as the 21-J.
- ATX-3 RPGs are found on soldiers in a Sargento sidemission. He himself also uses one in Beachhead. Since they are only found in sidemissions, they are unavailable in free roam or when the game is beaten.
- PGL-6 Grenade Launchers can be seen in use by an Army of Chaos soldier in Windwalker: Diversion. It can also very rarely be found in free roam. Where?
- Chaos has always been one of the keywords associated with the Just Cause game series, so the name is quite fitting. Chaos points have been used in previous games to measure game progress among a few other examples.
- Their vehicles (brightly colored) have been seen in multiple trailers before, but their name was announced in the below "20 minutes live gameplay presentation" video.
- Unlike Just Cause 3's factions, random unnamed soldiers can be seen with special armor in cutscenes, making them unable to be seen again if the game is beaten. Some may consider this to be disappointing.