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|Previous||Field of Dreams|
|Next||Love is in the Air|
|Location||The broadcast center at Nuevo Estocolmo.|
|Destabilized Provinces||Isla Maria Dolorosa, El Crucero and La Perdida|
|Safehouse Unlocked||Agency 04 - Camp Beachcomber|
|Weapons Unlocked||Fleisher AR-5 Bizzard|
|Vehicles at Safehouse||GP Thunder Extreme Prototype|
Mission information from the PDA: "The guerrilla leader José Caramicas is planning an attack on the national broadcast centre. Your mission is to keep the government forces at bay while Caramicas is holding a speech to the people."
Rico is briefed on a beach at the Casa Montoya Cartel villa. Tom Sheldon tells him that José Caramicas and the rebels will move against the city of Nuevo Estocolmo. José wants to make a radio broadcast before then.
Get to the broadcast center. If you decide to take the trip by road, you may spot some black dots on the PDA, indicating a point of interest. There is a crashed Huerta SPA Ocelot there, as well as some Timed Explosives.
If you're using a helicopter, go to the eastern side of the location first. There's 2 SAMs. There's no military, or police presence, so they won't shoot at you yet. Destroy them.
Now go talk to José. He will tell you to protect him while he makes his speech.
There will be a few soldiers guarding the gate. There's a checkpoint right after José enters the station. Tom calls and informs you that the speech will last for exactly two minutes.
Caramicas' speech is heard as the mission continues (fragments are missing, drowned out by gunfire):
- "Hear me now, people of San Esperito. On this, the eve of the great uprising. Tonight is a night you will never forget. This broadcast marks the beginning of a new era. The people have cast off their shackles. Indeed, the revolution is now. Our oppressor, our tyrant trembles because a new sun has risen...A sun that shines so bright and fierce that it will force the snakes of corruption and greed back into the black chasm from whence they came. Union is our weapon, and we will use this weapon against the dictator and all his devils. We will chase them forever from our lands. Tomorrow it is they who will live in fear. They will learn that the soul of this pueblo cannot be broken. They will learn that the blood of our ancestors is upon this land, and today, the spirits of those who have died stand beside us. I warned you, San Esperitians, to fight. Now unite with us against the rule of this murderous El Presidente. Come, my fellow Esperitians, to strike back at our foes. The lackeys of greed and corruption. The filthy mongers of fear...And we will fight back with an iron fist formed by the pueblo itself. A fist of molten fire and ancient pride. And when that fist comes crashing down so heavy with tears of rage, it will crush every enemy in its way. Viva la Revolucion..."
There will be several groups of attackers, coming from north, south and west. There will also be an occasional police Huerta PA51 Aztek helicopter, but it can't touch Jose in anyway.
When the speech ends you have to get to the broadcast antenna on foot. Set some C4 at the red marker and get to a safe distance. The rest will happen in a cutscene.
- Destroying the SAMs will make liberating Nuevo Estocolmo easier. It is a huge help if you are using a helicopter.
- This is the only mission where SWAT members are featured, carrying with them every single kind of submachine gun (Nova 9, Aviv Panthera and Aviv Scarab). On that note, this is one of only three missions, where the Nova 9 is featured, the first one being Test of Loyalty and the second one being Good Cop, Bad Cop (albeit briefly).
- It is possible for all three Guerrilla members to survive. However, it is extremely difficult because this will involve killing a large amount of soldiers in a short amount of time, not to mention the soldiers on mounted guns.
- Using the GP Thunder Extreme Prototype is one of the best ways to complete this mission, as you can drive to each entrance of the broadcast facility and kill the enemies as they spawn with your machine guns, then switch to your missiles to destroy the broadcast tower and the SAMs. A helicopter will also assist greatly.
- The Guerrillas are armed with a Aviv Panthera, Nova 9, and a Harker 357 Sawback.
- Tom's special intel:
- Knowing the duration of Caramicas' speech and knowing when Rico is at the right spot for a briefing update is an example of Tom's special skill set. His means are unknown, but it must be what he is paid for, other than driving the RV around.
- He is able to know where the attackers are coming from without being on site himself. This suggests that he has set up (or hacked into pre-existing) surveillance equipment.
- This mission features some rare vehicles:
- There's an easter egg in the introduction cutscene of this mission. Tom Sheldon is playing Just Cause (1) on his laptop. He's driving a grey Ballard Sentry STRL - 14.
- This is one of the few missions where you can find Wallys GPs with Mounted Guns facing forward.
- Although physically not present in the mission, this is the last time you will find the Agency Delta 5H4 Boxhead (in the ending cut-scene).
Missions in Just Cause (1)
|The Agency (storyline missions)|
Devil's Drop Zone · Breakout · Freedom Fighters · The San Esperito Connection · Test of Loyalty · Good Cop, Bad Cop · Some Like it Hotter · Brothers in Arms · River of Blood · Field of Dreams · Broadcast News · Love is in the Air · I've Got the Power · Guadalicano Choo Choo · Some Enchanted Evening · Streets of Fire · Dismissed Without Honors · Sink the Buccaneer · Taking Out The Garbage (vol. 1, 2, 3)