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This article is about the easter eggs in Just Cause and Just Cause 2. See the easter eggs disambiguation for the other games.

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 Eggs

Most of these are not easter eggs, but the Map might as well also be in this article.

Tom playing on his laptop.

Just Cause 2 Easter Egg Locations

Name X Y
"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
Pie Island. 24470 900
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
Small ravine. 11180 5725
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

Island from the TV show "LOST"

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.

Hantu Island is located at the north-west corner of the map.

Smoke monster

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 so he can be killed. 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.

Japanese soldiers

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.

Ular Boys Mission "Stranded"

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 world

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 map

The old map.

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 Legend

There'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.

The 'I Am Legend' allusion.

Ship in the desert

Main article: Cargo Ships.

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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 balloon

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 Blaster

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.

Beached Whale

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.

Banana Fail

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.

Race tracks

See also: Racetrack (disambiguation).

Paved race track

Main article: Bandar Selekeh.

A race track called Bandar Selekeh can be found at: X:9170; Y:11413. Titus ZJ's can be seen driven around the track 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 tracks

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.

Mr. Snowman

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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.

Mr. Snowman returns again in Easter Eggs in Just Cause 3 and Easter Eggs in Just Cause 4.

Drawing on Baby Panay's face

Drawing on Baby Panay's face.

If 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.

A good place to look is the Reapers HQ. It stands out because Reapers practice firing at it.


Just Cause 2 Propaganda vandal

Rico letting out his artist side

Ride of the Valkyries

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 think I didn't hear anything because I've turned off the game music in game settings. This also prevents hearing the Mile High Club music and the Heat music. GMRE (talk) 16:42, January 30, 2015 (UTC)
  • 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.
  • 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. 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. 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. 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.
  • 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

1337 chips

Main article: 1337 Chips.

There are vending machines for 1337 chips in all Gas Stations. This is a reference to "Leet" (link to wikipedia), an odd language used by some people, mainly on the internet.

Underwater ruins

These ruins are 2 roofless hut ruins at the bottom of the sea. They're in shallow water, next to the Kampung Teratai Putih village in West Tanah Raya at X:9210; Y:10050.

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.

Pandak "Baby" Panay Statues

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.

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.

Swedish map

Avalanche Sport

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).

Cable cars from Johnny English

The Cable cars closely resemble the ones from 2003 spy-comedy "Johnny English".

Hamaya Oldman name

The Hamaya Oldman is said to have been named after Mike Oldman, the then Community Manager at Avalanche Studios.

JC2 reference in Sleeping Dogs

The game "Sleeping Dogs" has a radio commercial about Panau Islands as an easter egg, suggesting that Sleeping Dogs and Just Cause exist in the same universe.

Floating ruins at X:27194; Y:20465

The ruins are a flight of stairs leading nowhere. It is floating about 3 metres in the air. If looked from below, it appears transparent.

Actually, this one should be at Just Cause 2 Bugs and glitches, because it's not a reference to anything. It's just a map design error.