An Easter Egg is an intentionally hidden message to be discovered on purpose or by accident.
Roland Lesterlin about easter eggs (August, 2015):
- "So you know, you work on a game for so long, you have to have those days of joy. In fact, a little while ago we said to the whole team: "Like hey guys, whatever you wanna put in the game and hide, you can do it." And so we'd spend some days developing all sorts of crazy stuff that's gonna be in there cause we have so much fun making this game and hopefully that comes through in how the game works and feels. It's hard to say "no". It's really quite hard to say "no", I mean they are so funny and it makes you quite happy just to allow all that exuberance and enthusiasm in developing the game to get in there and we hope the fans like it too."
Just Cause (1) easter eggsEdit
- During the mission Broadcast News, right after Tom Sheldon finished briefing Rico about the mission in the back of his Pocumtuck Nomad and as Rico walks out, it's shown that Tom is playing Just Cause (1) on his laptop, driving a Ballard Sentry STRL - 14.
- The name of the Rioja 04 Eagles Nest safehouse is a reference to one of Adolf Hitler's private mansions, which was also on top of a mountain and sometimes called Eagle's Nest.
- The San Esperito Lighthouses resemble the Lighthouse of Alexandria, one of the 7 wonders of the ancient world, but the San Esperito lighthouses are much lower.
- The city "Nuevo Estocolmo" is Spanish for "New Stockholm". Avalanche Studios headquarters are located in Stockholm, Sweden.
- Hurst Dagger tires are labeled as "AVALANCHE", referring to Avalanche Studios.
- The Hidden temple at Isla Maria Dolorosa has an Aztec-style pyramid.
Just Cause 2 easter egg locationsEdit
|"Banana Fail" message.||21900||20265|
|Beached whale (armor part inside).||29680||31350|
|Happy Bubble Blaster.||4250||25990|
|Broken cargo ship in the middle of the desert.||10420||23490|
|Desk and chair at the end of a pier ("I Am Legend" allusion).||18210||21540|
|Fallen cable car. There's 2, close to each-other at Kastelo Singa. These only appear after finishing the mission "Mountain Rescue".||20765||9830|
|Floating porch light over water (possible map design error).||3970||29845|
|Gunung Tasik - Oil rig and habitation pods in a frozen lake. This is a mission location.||19550||12605|
|Giant footstep. Possible "Godzilla" allusion.||12875||26270|
|Hatch ("Lost" allusion).||1770||4350|
|"Black smoke monster" from Lost.||2275||1680|
|Hot air balloon. Fly by shooting off sandbags, hitting Y rapidly and moving in directions by walking. In the PC version, you can activate the gas burner by pressing the button that makes you enter a vehicle. E, by default.||7390||16150|
|PAN MILSAT - A large satellite dish ("GoldenEye" 'Cradle' allusion). This is a mission location.||23440||17420|
|Wajah Ramah Fortress "den" entrance - Mount Rushmore parody mountain. The sixth Agency mission (Into the Den) is here.||30380||30640|
|Plane crash wreckage and search sign ("Lost" allusion) on Hantu Island.||1275||3660|
|Bandar Selekeh - a paved Race track.||9170||11410|
|Race track (dirt).||11260||4150|
|Race track (dirt).||29800||15800|
|One-way race track with Stunt ramps. Coordinates indicate starting point.||8600||25000|
|"Sharkatron 3000". A swimming shark fin.||12750||22560|
|Pulau Berapi. A partly skull-shaped island.||14830||17320|
|Snowman at the Gunung Hotel Ski Resort. Rico can talk to him when standing close enough.||23715||13670|
|Surprised smiley emoticon landscape.||29110||7390|
|Underwater ruins. 2 little roofless huts.||9210||10050|
|Underwater ruins. Ancient temple, partly above water.||23040||27600|
|Floating chair. It can be pulled down, but it might never spawn back up there, if you save the game after pulling it down. It's at Pekan Lalang Liar between some houses to the east of the Propaganda Trailer.||16000||3310|
|A floating non-solid roof panel (possible map design error). It's above the roof of the most northern house in that village and it's invisible, when viewed from below.||17150||17180|
|Snow spot on a beach. There's even a small "cloud" of winter weather above it.||20730||6620|
|Another set of snow on a beach.||17500||10700|
|A spot of asphalt on a beach. Just south of Pekan Kemilau, accross the water from the altar.||27540||8525|
|A spot of snow in a jungle. Directly next to the road that leads into Bukit Marmar Pecah military base.||11875||8490|
|Heart shaped hole in the ground.||12760||26150|
|Canyon Stunt-ramp. An upgraded Garret Traver-Z can make the jump.||11345||23620|
|Several bird sized U.F.O.s. It's unknown what they are, although there is some speculation that they might be bases of lamp posts. See the section about this below.||7510||15580|
|Floating concrete wall section, near Pekan Kuala Kering. It might be a glitch.||17785||23820|
|There's an underwater fence near the Tasik Permata map marker location. It's right next to a big rock.||4685||22090|
Main article: Hantu Island.
There is an island located on the top left hand corner of the map that has many references to the popular TV show: LOST. On arrival to the island (if Ular Boy's mission "Stranded" is not completed), anything you are flying in or any boat you are driving will catch on fire and crash and almost immediately after you enter the island it will start to rain; there is also a crashed airplane located near the beach.
He can't be seen in most parts of the island, but will spawn when you go to the approximate area: X:2170; Y:1420. Some also claim that you can hear the Smoke Monster sound effects while walking through the jungle.
Also there is a rock that you can stand on at the location X:2275; Y:1680. This location has one of the highest spawns.
He appears as a Panau Elite Soldier and is followed by a cloud of smoke. He will never attack you but will try to follow you wherever you go on the island. He isn't invincible, he just has a lot of life and will eventually die. He'll get into your car but not into an aircraft. It is possible to get him to Tanah Raya: Get him to follow Rico to the shore of Hantu, and start swimming toward mainland Tanah Raya. If you can avoid/defeat all the patrol boats (you will always have heat) and are persistent enough with swimming, you can go all the way to mainland West Tanah Raya. He will still follow you but will not emit smoke. You can still drive him around anywhere and the Panauan Military will not attack him.
The Japanese soldiers don't seem to like him. They won't shoot directly at him, but you can't get rid of a Japanese heat level as long as you're with him; see a video about this at the bottom of the page.
It is also possible to spawn multiple smoke monsters by patrolling around the area that triggers its spawn. Also it can not go on bridges.
When killed, it supplies a grenade.
There are hostile WWII Japanese Military soldiers spread throughout the island. They have a network of towers, bunkers and sophisticated electrical systems that connect to a mainframe EMP tower.
This island is later revealed to be "Hantu Island" in the Ular Boys faction mission Stranded. This island supposedly carried Emperor Hirohito's secret weapon, an Electromagnetic Pulse machine (EMP), which the Ular Boys inadvertently send you to destroy. Once this mission is complete, all effects that were observed before the mission was completed will no longer apply, removing the shroud from this island forever.
Top of the worldEdit
If Rico reaches the highest point in Panau (the Snow Peak), Rico will say : "Look, ma! I say look! Top of the world! Again." The "again" part is added the second time he's there, so this happens only twice per playthrough.
Mysterious islands on an old mapEdit
This must be some kind of a beta map, because the game doesn't really have anything that far in the north-east, where this map has 1 island and 1 dot that might be an oil/gas rig. The file was uploaded before the game was released.
I Am LegendEditThere's a desk and chair at the end of a pier at Pekan Badak Bermandi, about X:18210; Y:21540. This is a reference to the movie "I Am Legend". For more info, see the video at the bottom of the page.
Ship in the desertEditMain article: Cargo Ships.
It's rusty and broken in half. Located at about X:10420; Y:23490, in the Lautan Lama Desert. There's a small village next to it and a road leading to it. The settlement doesn't get a map marker, so you can't get extracted there.
Some believe it to be a reference to "Battlefield: Bad Company 2", but that's unlikely because "Battlefield: Bad Company 2" was released just 3 weeks prior to Just Cause 2 and considering that the ship features in an Agency Mission, it would have required substantial work on the part of the developers to create such a reference so late in the game's developmental stage.
This ship might also be a reference to a cargo ship in the 1977 movie "Close Encounters of the Third Kind ". "Battlefield: Bad Company 2" was probably also referencing that movie.
Most likely, it is a reference to the abandoned ships in the Aral Sea , which was once one of the 4 largest lakes in the world but shrank rapidly after the rivers emptying it were diverted for irrigation by the Soviets in the 60s. "Lautan Lama" means "Old Sea" in Indonesian, furthering this claim.
It is also less likely a reference to a book called Holes written by Louis Sachar where the main character finds a boat in the middle of a desert in Texas.
Hot air balloonEdit
Main article: Hot air balloon.
Though not much of an Easter Egg, there is a hot air balloon which you can ride. It is located at these co-ordinates: X:7390, Y:16150. To ride it, you must shoot the 4 sand bags at either side, and then jump into the basket. Then you press Y/Triangle which lights the burner, to actually control it, you must rapidly tap Y/Triangle and run into the direction which you want to travel, although it is quite slow. If flown over the LOST Island, you will hear the sound of the crash, and a helicopter propeller will fly randomly away, though you will not crash. This could be due to a possible glitch where the helicopter physics and model structure were put under the cosmetic outlining of the hot air balloon. It is also shown as a "?" on the map provided with the limited edition of Just Cause 2.
The Happy Bubble BlasterEdit
Main article: Happy Bubble Blaster.
A bubble gun named the "Happy Bubble Blaster" can be found inside a tower located at these coordinates: X:4245; Y:25978. It does absolutely nothing to enemy soldiers but increases your heat level. Surprisingly, it seems to use ammo from your other one-handed weapon.
Main article: Beached Whale.
This is a beached whale easily spotted from the air. When smacked with the grapple melee it explodes (does damage if standing on top) to reveal an armor part.
A strange sign made with bananas saying "BANANA FAIL" can be found at these coordinates: X:21898; Y:20254. The sign can be ruined by moving the bananas.
See also: Racetrack (disambiguation).
Paved race trackEdit
Main article: Bandar Selekeh.
A race track called Bandar Selekeh can be found at: X:9170; Y:11413. Titus ZJ's can be seen driving around the track. The cars are driven by soldiers from the three different factions. Near the pit stop area there are two garages, one of them is occupied by a Mancini Cavallo 1001, which makes the aiming box red.
Dirt road race tracksEdit
At X:11262; Y:4147 there's a large bumpy dirt road race track that crosses the nearby highway. It's similar to but more complex than the race track at Bandar Selekeh, featuring two jumps, shortcuts, crossing levels and varying terrain. Because the road is made of dirt it's almost impossible to spot the track from the PDA map.
There are two Titus ZJ's and a few gas depots. Titus is a great car for street racing but almost useless on the bumpy terrain so it would be a good idea to steal an ATV or Jeep from the nearby highway to use in racing, if not for the fact that they are not fast enough to make the jumps. The race track takes about two minutes to complete and jumps across the highway at two locations. It's a very hard track and you need speed at many times due to large ramps you must take to continue the track.
There's another dirt road race track at about X:29800; Y:15800, but there's no vehicles there. Only a billboard of Pandak "Baby" Panay. There's also a large natural ramp that doesn't lead anywhere.
There's a Ski Resort at about X:23810; Y:13470, covering a large area. The snowman is at the highest part of the resort. Rico can talk to it, using the interact button (depending on the game version "E", "Y", or "Δ"). He will say two phrases: "Hello Mr. Snowman" and "Hmm, looks like Blaine. Got the same face." After that, he just repeats himself.
Draw on Baby Panay's faceEditIf you grapple on to a billboard with Baby Panay on it, you can grapple close to his face and the press the interact button (depending on the game version "E", "Y", or "Δ"). Doing so will make a moustache and glasses appear on Panay's face, as if Rico drew on it with a black marker.
Ride of the ValkyriesEdit
While piloting a helicopter, if you maintain sustained fire for more than about 20 seconds, Rico will hum a section of Wagner's "Ride of the Valkyries". This operatic piece is a reference to the movie "Apocalypse Now" and as a result of the film is commonly associated with helicopters in combat. This easter egg returns in Just Cause 3.
- Tested in the PC version. Sustained fire for about 2 minutes with rockets and miniguns (tested separately). I didn't hear anything. User:GMRE 2011
- I have experienced him humming Ride of the Valkyries in the PC version (which is funny, because I had actually been humming it myself earlier), but this happened at random while flying a helicopter, not while firing my weapons. 220.127.116.11
- I play the PlayStation 3 version. What seems to trigger it is sustained killing of Panauan soldiers and destroying their vehicles. If you destroy about five or so occupied, pursuing vehicles on the ground in a short amount of time (like, five seconds) using the helicopter, Rico should start humming. I think I recall that unless you continue some more killing/exploding will he's humming, Rico will hum only the first half of the tune, but not the second. 18.104.22.168 19:57, July 23, 2011 (UTC) ROBBY8867T
- Was playing the Xbox 360 version on the mission for the Reapers to get the doctor to the resort on the mountains called Slippin' and Sliding or something like that and while i was killing a lot of the soldiers and knocked down the statue there he started humming it. 22.214.171.124 August 24, 2011.
- In the P.C. version, I was using a AH-33 Topachula to destroy the sabotage destructables in Paya Luas airport, and Rico started humming just after I had taken down the Colonel and his officers at that base. I'm not sure if the soldiers' death caused the humming or if the destruction did.
- I had similar to this, though I do not recall where (some military base/port on the coast if I recall, had a loaded helipad and colonel), but I do recall killing a colonel and several other soldiers when it happened, Almost certain it was in an AH-33 Topachula, though being quite a while ago, I don't entirely remember. I have not had it occur since, despite torching several bases, filled with soldiers, by helicopter since then. AdmiralTails 17:56, June 5, 2012 (UTC)
- On the Xbox 360 version, Rico starts humming "Ride of the Valkyries" at any random point while firing the helicopter's weapons, but it seems to occur more frequently when destroying items or killing enemies. 126.96.36.199 04:47, January 10, 2013 (UTC)
- On the Xbox 360 version, I was doing some weird experiments with the cargo boat and the AH-33 Topachula at the Roaches' Lembah Firdaus stronghold. After my first few helicopters blew up or fell in to the water while trying to land them on the boat, I went to get another one but, before taking off with this one, I randomly started shooting at random directions with the miniguns just for fun. And then I heard a kind of growl sound. I was scared to death (no joke, I actually was). It turns out this growl was Rico humming The Ride Of The Valkyries. I figured this out after he hummed it for a few seconds. I did the same thing with the next AH-33 and he hummed again. It seems like this is 45%-50% likely to happen while shooting at random directions with the minigun on the AH-33 Topachula before taking off, at the Lembah Firdaus Compound. 188.8.131.52
- Just for you GMRE, I'll add a link to a HQ YT video when I get around to working on the PC build, the PS3 capture is not great quality. Flight of the Valkyries (Flying a Havoc) About the last 30 seconds, so you've got some idea what sort of carnage can be required before it occurs. CeriCat (talk) 10:41, May 16, 2014 (UTC)
- Tested on the PC version. You have to sustain fire for some time User:JustCauseFan4Life
Main article: 1337 Chips.
The other known underwater ruins are partly above water. They're an ancient temple at X:23040; Y:27600.
There may be more underwater ruins, but we have yet to find them.
The statues of Pandak "Baby" Panay, which are found all over Panau, resembles strong to a previous statue of Saddam Hussein in Iraq, which was torn down during the mission to take down the regime, in 2003.
Bird size U.F.O.Edit
There are small rings of concrete with broken wires in the middle, in two rows along the river.
- It has been seen near Pulau Berapi, but there's no info about the exact location.
- It has also been seen at the southern coast of a river, about 20 meters off the ground. X:7510; Y:15580. See the video below.
- It may be the base of a broken lamp post; Go into the city and knock down a lamp post, the kind that hangs over the road. Then look at the stationary base where it connected to the ground. It's the same model. These lamps can also be found on the sidewalks of bridges; therefore these U.F.O.s may be the remnants of bridges that were removed by game developers who may have reconsidered putting a bridge there.
- South of the Berawan Besar Mountains, the map of Tanah Raya is similar to the map of the Öresund region in Southern Sweden. Also, the military airport of Kem Udara Wau Pantas covers the entire island of what would then be the Danish island of Bornholm. Avalanche Studios is Swedish.
The tires on many sports cars, the Stinger Dunebug 84 and the Chevalier Ice Breaker are labelled "Avalanche Sport" referencing Avalanche Studios. This is similar to the "AVALANCHE" tires in JC1 (see near the top of the page).