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Blizzards are a type of storms in Just Cause 4.

Control the snowstorm after Operation Illapa. See more tips at Just Cause 4 General gameplay tips.


Blizzards, also known as snow storms, are a combination of snowfall and moderate to strong wind. They can make an average amount of snowfall a major problem by creating very large and aerodynamic (or sand dune like) piles of snow that can block roads. Blizzards are also known to hinder vision due to the snow falling at an angle along with the wind.

In Solís

In the game a blizzard also includes lightning. This makes it really a hybrid snowstorm/lightning storm. Such an event is rare in reality (see more in trivia below).

During the mission Operation Whiteout, Rico got his parachute and wingsuit tangled by a storm.

Blizzards are limited to the mountain regions in the middle of the map.

It is revealed during storyline missions that all the storms in Solís are controlled by technology, more specifically by the Project Illapa. The main facility of the project, the Illapa base, is located in the mountains and the blizzard is artificially created to protect the facility and its surrounding bases and area.

See also


  • The first "blizzard" in the Just Cause game series is actually the Fleisher AR-5 Blizzard from Just Cause, which included the word in its name as opposed to being a real blizzard.
  • About lightning in a snowstorm: In reality this is a rare event called a "thunder snow". A thunder snow is technically classified as a thunder storm. It occurs when normal flat snow storm clouds develop "turrets". These "turrets" rise about 5,000ft above the "normal clouds". When the air above it is cool and dry after rising, the shallow layer below it can become unstable. If this happens when the temperature is about -10 to -20 Celsius, it makes the conditions favorable to developing snow. The snow particle interactions can create static electricity, thus creating lightning. Places where thunder snows are known to occur are the Great Lakes region, Great Salt Lake and the Himalayas. The last one is perhaps the most similar to the Sierra Qatchas of Solís.