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Challenges are a type of sidemissions in Just Cause 2.
Peek Airhawk 225 race in Lautan Lama Desert

One of the checkpoints being passed.

Bandar Gereja Gurun and Desert Dash race (map)

Map of the race "Desert Dash" and the location of Bandar Gereja Gurun.

Race TheForbiddenCoast

A map of the race, "The Forbidden Coast".

Provided vehiclesEdit

Some races are supposed to be done by Parachute and Grappler, but Rico is usually provided with a vehicle. None of the vehicles are unique in their shape, but they are all in a unique red color that can't be seen anywhere else. Despite being provided with a vehicle, you are free to use any vehicle of a certain type, specified at the race start when it shows you the route, either land, sea or air. You can use a helicopter for all races despite the in-game message telling you that you must use a land/sea/air vehicle. 

RacesEdit

None of the races have any other competitors. You just have to get through all the checkpoints in a short enough time.

You can fail a race if you drive too slowly, or if you just drive away from the mission area. But you will never fail a race for destroying your vehicle. This allows you to get a new vehicle, either by Hijacking the nearest convenient one, or by buying one from the Black Market (which isn't recommended considering you will probably spend more on a vehicle than what the race pays- $20,000). Getting a new vehicle isn't recommended if you're trying to beat your old best time.

CheckpointsEdit

Checkpoints are your objective throughout any race while the amount of checkpoints varies depending on the race being run. When you near a checkpoint (in your vehicle or on foot), they will burst into (harmless) flames to help add visibility. When passing through a checkpoint, you will get 00:10:00 (10 seconds) added to your remaining time (the exception being The Raya Race, which adds 30 seconds because of its enormous length). The checkpoint ring explodes as you pass through it, but this causes no damage to you or your vehicles. In some races there are optional "bonus" checkpoints that will appear between a few of the mandatory numbered checkpoints, these will require you to take a more difficult line (e.g. under a bridge for aircraft, over a jump or parachuting over a bridge for cars), and will reward you with 00:20:00 (20 seconds) added to your time.

AwardsEdit

Rico gets $20,000 for every completed race, even if the race has been finished before, or if he doesn't beat his previous best time. This is a source of infinite money.

The game also lets the player keep the vehicle, whether they beat the race or not.

TipsEdit

  • Spend the time before you go through the start point to get a good vehicle, not necessarily the provided one - e.g. for road races it might be better to hijack a random passing car than to use the provided one.
  • A helicopter (especially a Rowlinson K22) will usually be easier than the provided aircraft for aerial races. Just make sure to keep going forward towards the checkpoint especially when they are farther apart, since choppers are not as fast as planes.
  • Road races in Panau City are easier at night, when there isn't so much traffic.
  • Do try the races with the provided vehicle at least once, they are chosen to make the race more challenging/interesting/fun!
  • Certain races are easier to do when military bases that they pass through are completed.
  • Races, especially those with aircraft, may often show locations of unmarked settlements, Gas Stations, Pipelines, Resource Items, etc.

List of challengesEdit

LandEdit

Name Difficulty (in stars) Location (PDA map) Vehicle
Baby's Cradle 2 X:22280; Y:27150 Shimuzu Tracline
Backdoor Breaking 2 X:1010; Y:13215 - Panau City Docks District Tuk-Tuk Laa
Backstage Pass 2 X:3490; Y:12365 Tuk Tuk Laa
Barat Bridge Insanity 3 Panau City Park District Titus ZJ
The Centrifuge 3 X:23310; Y:16780 Chepachet PVD
Crossing Lanes 2 X:22250; Y:22540 Stinger Dunebug 84
Downtown Highway 1 X:3475; Y:15290 Panau City Residential District Mancini Cavallo 1001
Emergency Call 2 X:6460; Y:14080 Kenwall Heavy Rescue
Financial District Frenzy 1 X:6480; Y:13150 Titus ZJ
The Forbidden Coast 2 X:29650; Y:31250 Chepachet PVD
Frozen Hell 3 X:23140; Y:14450 Chepachet PVD
Gila Pangkat Route 3 X:15895; Y:11925 - Bandar Besar Stinger Dunebug 84
Gunung Kudus Slackcountry 2 X:23580; Y:15250 Chevalier Express HT
Gunung Merah Beach Race 2 X:10070; Y:29210 Stinger Dunebug 84
Gunung Raya Downhill 2 X:21845; Y:11795 Dalton N90
Kampung Nur Cahaya Road 2 X:10990; Y:19220 Garret Traver-Z
Ketam Besar Trespass 3 X:19485; Y:26490 MV V880
Kicked to the Curb 2 X:660; Y:13625 SV-1003 Raider
Left for Death 2 X:20525; Y:20170 Stinger Dunebug 84
Panau City Speed Freak 1 X:1060; Y:13165 - Panau City Docks District Garret Traver-Z
Panau International 2 Panau International Airport Titus ZJ
Parks District Bugrun 2 X:4425; Y:11305 Stinger Dunebug 84
Pulau Berapi Refinery Run 2 X:14855; Y:17860 Stinger Dunebug 84
Pulau Kait Speedrun 1 X:24260; Y:3770 Titus ZJ
Pulau Tasik Offroad 1 X:15705; Y:24125 Shimuzu Tracline
Pelaut Highway Run 1 X:27165; Y:7610 Titus ZJ
Rajang Highway 2 X:11560; Y:21820 Makoto MZ 250
The Raya Race 3 X:26935; Y:11325 Mancini Cavallo 1001
Red Canyon Race 1 X:6390; Y:26930 Stinger Dunebug 84
Right up your Alley 2 X:2875; Y:14750 Tuk Tuk Laa
Selatan Route 2 X:26565; Y:29500 Garret Traver-Z
Slopes of Gunung Kudus 3 X:23510; Y:13335 Maddox FVA 45
South City Speeding 2 Panau City Residential District Titus ZJ
Test of Kenjantanan 2 X:13760; Y:27400 Stinger Dunebug 84
Utara Bridge Insanity 3 X:5320; Y:12670 Mancini Cavallo 1001
West Tanah Raya Highway Run 2 X:13875; Y:10980 Mancini Cavallo 1001


AirplaneEdit

Name Difficulty (in stars) Location (PDA map) Vehicle
Aces High 2 X:6310; Y:13350 Peek Airhawk 225
Berapi Island 3 Kampung Tujuh Telaga Peek Airhawk 225
Bridge of Death 3 X:5090; Y:14750 Peek Airhawk 225
Casino Finale 3 X:17335; Y:21570 Peek Airhawk 225
Dataran Tinggi Tour 1 X:17045; Y:4820 Cassius 192
Desert Dash 1 X:6520; Y:25890 Peek Airhawk 225
Gurun Canyon Run 1 X:9440; Y:19620 Peek Airhawk 225
Gunung Gila Pangkat Crossing 1 X:17325; Y:9515 Peek Airhawk 225
Harbormaster 1 X:1590; Y:13965 Pelabuhan Saudagar Peek Airhawk 225
Highway to Heaven 3 X:11970; Y:10380 Pell Silverbolt 6
Island Hopping 2 X:25885; Y:24070 Si-47 Leopard
Jurang Rajang Crossing 1 X:10625; Y:18670 Peek Airhawk 225
Kepulauan Valley Run 2 X:18580; Y:23420 Peek Airhawk 225
Nipah Valley Roundabout 3 X:13620; Y:4440 Peek Airhawk 225
Panau City Bridge Ballet 3 Panau City Residential District Peek Airhawk 225
Panau City Parks Challenge 3 Panau City Park District Peek Airhawk 225
PAN MILSAT Run 1 X:26445; Y:14390 Peek Airhawk 225
Rajang Delta Flyby 2 X:11450; Y:24435 Pell Silverbolt 6
Sawah County Crossing 1 X:25735; Y:17500 Peek Airhawk 225
Sawah River Sightseeing 3 X:27120; Y:15480, Pekan Tupai Merah Peek Airhawk 225
Selatan Bikini Run 2 X:23530; Y:28425 Peek Airhawk 225


Parachute and GrapplerEdit

Name Difficulty (in stars) Location (PDA map)
Burj Panau 3 X:5650; Y:13700, Panau City Financial District.
The Cleavage 1 X:18390; Y:12960, Panau Falls Casino (Bottom of building)
Demam Tinggi Tower Jump 2 X:6550; Y:13775, Panau City Financial District
Gunung Berbahaya Drop 1 X:21065; Y:13765, Kem Kucing Belang Hitam
Holy Diver 2 X:23450; Y:13410, Bandar Kayu Manis
King of Kings 3 X:3635; Y:31620, Three Kings Hotel
Panau City Slingalong 1 X:6600; Y:12960, Panau City Financial District
PBC Plunge 2 X:15640; Y:4140, Bandar Baru Nipah
Slingshot Galore 1 X:4825; Y:15800, Panau City Residental District
Tangga Ke Syurga Basejump 2 X:3230; Y:15385, Panau City Residental District
Twin Dive 1 X:3275; Y:15430, Panau City Residental District


BoatsEdit

Name Difficulty (in stars) Location (PDA map) Vehicle
Kenjantanan Island Run 2 X:14070; Y:26910 Snakehead T20
Pulau Naga Powerboat Challenge 2 X:15730; Y:276320 MTA Powerrun 77
Port Rodrigo Return Ticket 2 X:11245; Y:28410 Snakehead T20
Rajang Delta Daredevil 3 X:10490; Y:26140 Frisco Catshark S-38
Rajang River Run 1 X:8220; Y:23040 SnakeHead T20
Ramai Rakyat Island Run 1 X:9090; Y:18335 MTA Powerrun 77
Wet City 2 X:8205; Y:15435 Snakehead T20


Unofficial racesEdit

There's no challenges, rewards, or recorded best times. These racetracks appear to be tourist attractions.

See also: Easter Eggs and Racetrack.

Description Location Vehicle
Paved race track. There's always 1 to 3 Titus ZJs with Faction drivers racing around the track non-stop. The racetrack passes through the village of Bandar Selekeh. See the main article for more information. X:9170; Y:11410. A Mancini Cavallo 1001 is parked under a roof in the village. Also the aforementioned Titus ZJs.
Dirt road race track. There's no one there. X:11260; Y:4150. A Titus ZJ is parked somewhere around here.
Dirt road race track. There's no one there. X:29800 Y:15800. None.


TriviaEdit

  • All races provide green-marked red paint scheme vehicles, but some of those vehicles are the only time they can be seen.

VideosEdit

LandEdit

Just Cause 2 Race challenge Crossing Lanes

Just Cause 2 Race challenge Crossing Lanes

Feel free to use any vehicle you want!

Desert Dash - Just Cause 2

Desert Dash - Just Cause 2

The Desert Dash Race in Just Cause 2.

Just Cause 2 Challenge Emergency Call

Just Cause 2 Challenge Emergency Call

Just Cause 2 Race challenge The Forbidden Coast

Just Cause 2 Race challenge The Forbidden Coast

Feel free to use any vehicle you want!

Kicked to the Curb - Just Cause 2

Kicked to the Curb - Just Cause 2

Run over those civilians!

Panau City Speed Freak - Just Cause 2

Panau City Speed Freak - Just Cause 2

Racing in sexiness!

Red Canyon Race - Just Cause 2

Red Canyon Race - Just Cause 2

The Red Canyon Race from Just Cause 2 in the Lautan Lama Desert.


AirplanesEdit

Feel free to add some!

Parachute and GrapplerEdit

Feel free to add some!

BoatsEdit

Rajang Delta Daredevil - Just Cause 2

Rajang Delta Daredevil - Just Cause 2

The Rajang Delta Daredevil Challenge from Just Cause 2.

Rajang River Run - Just Cause 2

Rajang River Run - Just Cause 2

The Rajang River Run from Just Cause 2.

Ramai Rakyat Island Run - Just Cause 2

Ramai Rakyat Island Run - Just Cause 2

The Ramai Rakyat Island Run from Just Cause 2.



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