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Feats and challenges are a type of sidemissions in Just Cause 3.

This one features the Mugello Farina Duo.

Description

Race challenges return in Just Cause 3 from the previous games. Completing them in JC3 unlocks Gear Mods. The challenges also have leaderboards that work over the internet.

The in-game Rebel drop mentions races in the Windhund 4 info: "Autostraad's Windhund 4 has earned a reputation in Medici's underground racing circuit as a turn-hugging speedster built for Drifting. Top speed 240 km/h."

List of challenges and tips for them

Air Race

These are usual checkpoint races for Planes and helicopters. If the Nitrous Gear Mod has been unlocked, the provided vehicle will have it. You can start a race to get a vehicle with your upgrades and not have to rebel drop it in.

Name Starting location Liberate to unlock Default vehicle
Volo Infra Ponte N 40 42.56? E 5 43.89? Guardia Plagia II Urga U17 Akrobat
Volo Eagle N 40 38.28? E 5 42.33? Cirilla Eubus Eagle
Volo Rischio N 40 43.95? E 5 34.83? Porto Cavo Urga U17 Akrobat
Volo Burrone N 40 41.83? E 5 35.37? Ponere Urga U17 Akrobat
Volo Dracon N 40 43.28? E 5 34.31? Arco Sperantia U-7 Dravec
Volo Stretto Di Ravello N 40 42.89? E 5 36.64? Soliana Urga U17 Akrobat
Volo Campo N 40 46.70? E 5 43.44? Cava Montana Urga U17 Akrobat
Volo Maxime N 40 46.03? E 5 40.58? Cava Grande CS7 Thunderhawk
Volo Metropole N 40 44.72? E 5 37.92? Citate Di Ravello Eubus Eagle
Volo Martino N 40 48.78? E 5 33.15? Porto Tridente Urga U17 Akrobat
Volo Vulture N 40 46.51? E 5 44.69? Refugio Umbra CS7 Thunderhawk
Volo Montania N 40 46.87? E 5 34.85? Vista Dracon Carmen Albatross


Crash Bomb

Mugello Quipozza F with the bomb is considered to be one of the Easter Eggs in Just Cause 3.

"Crash bomb" events are where the player is provided with a vehicle that has a Bavarium bomb on its rear end and tasked with driving it to the destination as fast as possible. Along the way, the player has to stay above a specific speed (going below that speed can decrease points) and upon reaching the target the player has to bail out of the vehicle. The vehicle then continues to drive forward until it crashes into the target and explodes. The target is always a group of Medici Military soldiers and a variety of military cars including D.R.M. Stria Facoceros, Stria Obreros, Urga Fura 570s, Weimaraner W3s, and more.

Every race you will pass a military Weimaraner W3 at some point. At that point, you will instantly get Heat level 3 and Urga Szturm 63As as well as a Urga Postolka and CS Navajo will spawn to chase you.

Doing these missions will upgrade the GE-64 explosives. There's no need to get 5 gears in all races to unlock the last upgrade. 15 gears will be left over.

List of events:

Name Liberate to unlock Vehicle
Off-Roader Bomb Blast Fortalessa Weimaraner Z80
Hayfield Blast Cima Leon: Transmitter Mugello Raffinati Vitesse
Lighthouse Blast Vis Electra Autostraad Kletterer 300
Laguna Blast Laguna Del Sol Weimaraner Z80
Massos Bridge Blast Soliana Mugello Quipozza F
Mountain Bend Blast Olivo Moro '63 Autostraad Weltbus
Metro Outskirts Blast Agro Nove Mugello Raffinati Vitesse
'Round The Bend Blast Guardia Litore Torto I Weimaraner Z80
Montana Bluff Blast Griphon Urga Ogar 7 V8
Celata Bluff Blast Celata Stria Campania 115
Snowy Peak Blast Cava Montana Urga Ogar 7 V8
Incendiario Blast Porto Coclea Incendiario Monster Truck

Tips:

  • "Laguna Blast" - Once you're through the town, go off road to the right and pass the farm on its left side. Right after that drive over the cliff, down to the beach. Then go straight to the target.
    • It seems that some kind of game patch has reworked the timings for some events, like this one. There seems to be about 10% less available time, or something, so as a result it does not seem to be possible to get 5 gears from this event. The last gear begins to go away when the player is still about 280 meters from the target. Even when the roads are empty of traffic, it's impossible to get there that fast.
    • One way to increase your score is to use a rock near the end of the challenge. By driving up the rock and then bailing out, your car could land directly in the middle of the military convoy, and get a lot of bonus points from dealing extra damage.
  • "Mountain Bend Blast" - This is the only difficult one. The first cliff can be used as the first shortcut, but it may take practice to find the best spot. Turn off the cliff too early and you'll risk flipping the van, or just lose time. It may look like you should go left at the gas station and take the barely visible dirt road, but really it's much faster to get there by going right and using the road. The Medici Military will send multiple Weimaraner W3 cars to stop you. Sometimes there may also be an Urga Bkolos 2100.
  • "Incendiario Blast" - Unlike most other Crash Bomb courses, this one's objective is almost 2km away and the arming speed of the bomb is 75km/h. It's also the first and currently only known occasion you can use an Incendiario without unlocking it in the Rebel Drop.
    • To make the challenge easier, avoid driving directly to the target over rough terrian. Instead, get on the train tracks and follow them until you get to a bridge. Then throw your car off the bridge, bail out, and it should land on top of the military convoy.

Destruction Frenzy

Destroy as many military assets as possible within the time limit. Rapid destruction builds up a multiplier which makes higher scores easier. The timer does not start until the first destruction. After the timer runs out, the event will not end until your multiplier also runs out. Planning your destruction carefully and setting tethers before beginning is advantageous. Gears earned here unlock Grenade Gear Mods.

Name Liberate to unlock Default weapon
Helicopter Frenzy I Vis Electra Urga Postolka
Sniper Rifle Frenzy I Vigilator Nord USV 45 Sokol
RPG Frenzy I Vigilator Sud UVK-13
Shotgun Frenzy Le Tutor U-96 Kladivo
Machine Gun Frenzy Porto Le Gratia Urga Vdova 89
Boat Frenzy I Porto Vena Custode 29
Grenade Launcher Frenzy I Le Galera CS Negotiator
Support Vehicle Frenzy Cima Leon: Silo CS Baltdjur
Tank Frenzy I Cima Leon: Transmitter Urga Bkolos 2100
Grapple Frenzy Cima Leon: Centcom Grappling Hook
Stunt Hang Frenzy Porto Cavo UVK-13
Boat Frenzy II Porto Darsena CS Powerrun 77
Mortar Frenzy Puncta Sud Urga Stupka-210
Sniper Rifle Frenzy II Espia Alta CS110 Archangel
Grenade Launcher Frenzy II Espia Bassa UPU-210
Jet Frenzy I Vulture U-7 Dravec
Jet Frenzy II Griphon CS7 Thunderhawk
Helicopter Frenzy II Corda Dracon: Centcom CS Navajo
Boat Frenzy III Porto Tridente Rebel Corvette
Helicopter Frenzy III Porto Coclea Urga Hrom D
Tank Frenzy II Alte Potentia CS Odjur
RPG Frenzy II Cava Grande Capstone Hydra
Tank Frenzy III Cava Montana Imperator Bavarium Tank
RPG Frenzy III Cava Geminos Nord Fire Leech
FOW Frenzy Falco Maxime: Centcom Dionysus PLDS-H

Tip: Some destruction challenges may be completed much easier by rigging chaos objects with tethers before starting the timer. Other challenges, notably the Machine Gun Frenzy, may be significantly easier if a weaponized vehicle intended as a target is hijacked.

  • If you have fully upgraded tethers, some challenges can be completed a lot easier by tethering chaos objects to the ground or other chaos objects. This works better on challenges were you are forced to use underwhelming equipment such as on sniper rifle frenzies and boat frenzies.

Land Race

These are usual checkpoint races for ground vehicles, just like in JC1 and JC2, but all the provided vehicles have the nitrous Gear Mod (if available).

Doing these races will upgrade the land vehicles. There's no need to get 5 gears in all races to unlock the last upgrade.

List of events:

Race name Vehicle Starting co-ordinates Province and settlement (if any)
Hillside Sprint Stria Toro N 40 40.685 E 5 44.885 Baia, near Manaea.
Lantuina Sprint Mugello Raffinati Vitesse N 40 41.785 E 5 42.385 Lavanda, near Lantuina.
Ridgeline Sprint Urga Ogar 7 V8 N 40 41.860 E 5 44.035 Aspera, near Cima Leon: Centcom.
Daredevil Sprint Mugello Furia MS-316 N 40 42.270 E 5 43.785 Plagia
Salrosa Sprint Mugello Vistosa N 40 40.095 E 5 44.665 Baia
Side Street Sprint Stria Carera G N 40 42.490 E 5 41.950 Feno, near Albeto Pero.
Surpicco Sprint Mugello Quipozza F N 40 42.325 E 5 44.390 Plagia, near Surpicco.
Seaside Sprint Urga Ogar 7 V8 N 40 40.750 E 5 34.510 Cauda, near Grotta Contrabandero.
Maquerello Sprint Pavouk U-15 N 40 41.915 E 5 35.845 Trio
Espia Sprint Windhund 4 N 40 41.555 E 5 36.585 Petra, near Vico Tructa.
City Sprint Mugello Farina Duo N 40 44.445 E 5 37.920 Regno, Citate Di Ravello suburb.
Railway Sprint Mugello Vistosa N 40 46.570 E 5 37.370 Libeccio
South Coast Sprint Mugello Vistosa N 40 44.040 E 5 41.815 Prima, near Vista Fonte.
Strip Mine Sprint Mugello Furia MS-316 N 40 47.795 E 5 41.490 Falco, near Falco Maxime: Centcom
Mountain Pass Sprint Stria Kavala N 40 46.855 E 5 42.130 Val de Mar
Country Sprint Stria Kavala N 40 44.465 E 5 42.280 Prima
Grand Slalom Sprint Urga Ogar 7 V8 N 40 48.900 E 5 42.130 Montana
Stunt Jump Sprint Autostraad Kletterer 300 N 40 44.465 E 5 42.280 Maestrale


Scrapyard Scramble

In this event the player has to collect large lumps of Bavarium, using Dimah's "Bavarium attractor". The "Bavarium attractor" is basically a magnet that must be grappled to the provided Urga Szturm 63A (which has the nitro Gear Mod, if available). The "Bavarium attractor" can be turned on and off. The car must then be driven around the event area to collect a large amount of Bavarium chunks. Bavarium must be delivered to a big pit with automatically opening doors at the bottom. The player can make multiple deliveries and starting from the end of the first, the Medici Military sends a few Weimaraner W3 cars after you.

Scrapyard scrambles award gears for Tether Gear Mods.

Tips:

  • If the vehicle has a nitro upgrade, don't use it. This event is one where "slow and steady wins the race", because speed will break up the towed pile.
  • Don't try to make the towed pile of bavarium bigger than the size of a bus (worth around 10000 to 15000 points). The pile swings around and breaks up too easily otherwise.
  • Avoid driving near any Red Barrels. They can send your Bavarium flying away. If strategically needed, stop, get out and shoot at some barrels to make a safe path, but it's advised to try different driving routes first, because getting out to shoot wastes valuable time.
  • Ignore the chasing Medici Military Weimaraner W3 cars. They are likely to get blown up during the event anyway and stopping to fight them wastes time.
  • When completing a delivery, release the "Bavarium attractor" on top of the pit doors. The bavarium chunks might not all always roll down and the Medici Military Weimaraner W3 cars could ram some of it away from the pit.
  • There's two types of bavarium, normal and quality. A piece of quality bavarium is worth about 5.5x more than a similarly-sized piece of normal bavarium, but quality bavarium is rarer and most of it will be harder to get.
  • It has been reported that the timer will not start if the player uses a helicopter. This allows the player to collect as many pieces of bavarium as they like.

List of events:

Name Liberate to unlock Starting location
Seaport Scramble Porto Vena Unnamed port at N 40 39.000 E 5 43.250
Stockpile Scramble Espia Bassa Unnamed industrial facility at N 40 41.650 E 5 37.400
Secunde Scramble Cava Grande Secunde Cava Grande Secunde
Seismic Scramble Cava Geminos Nord Cava Geminos Nord

Sea Race

These are usual checkpoint races for boats, just like in JC2, but all the provided vehicles have the nitrous Gear Mod (if available).

Doing these races will upgrade the boats. There's no need to get 5 gears in all races to unlock the last upgrade.

The Pescespada SS is provided for every race.

List of events:

Race name Starting location (must be liberated to unlock the event)
Regata Petra Babica
Regata Precipito Olivo Moro
Regata Cavo Porto Cavo
Regata Rebelles Grotta Contrabandero
Regata Ponte Vico Spigola
Regata Curvare Arco Sperantia
Regata Citate Citate Di Ravello
Regata Tridente Porto Tridente
Regata Laco Lake in Litore Torto (Near N 40 47.325 E 5 45.495)


Shooting Gallery

These take place at shooting ranges. The player is provided with a weapon and tasked with shooting at automatically moving target panels. The provided weapon is removed after the event and the player does not lose any previously held weapons.

List of events:

Name Location
Handgun Training Course Guardia Plagia II
Shotgun Training Course Cava de Rebelles
Machine Gun Training Course Grotta Contrabandero
Revolver Training Course Refugio Umbra
Burst Training Course Citate Di Ravello

Wingsuit Course

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The first known race type in JC3 is Wingsuit races. In these the player jumps off a helicopter to fly through the middle of a series of circles. The middle of the circle awards 2000 points. The circles are arranged so that the player has a choice of which race route to take.

List of events:

Name Liberate to unlock
Cavern Tour Vis Electra
Manaea Tour Manaea
Fonte Grande Tour Fortalessa
Sirocco Skies Tour Vigilator Sud
Tunnel Tour Colle Salrosa
Rondella Tour Rondella
Via Campania Tour Lantuina
Le Gratia Tour Porto Le Gratia
Monte Dracon Tour Vico Thunno
Undertown Tour Espia Alta
Hilltop Tour Porto Darsena
Darsena Dive Tour Porto Darsena
Olivo Bassa Tour Olivo Moro
Puncta Tour Puncta Sud
Pirate Tour Grotta Contrabandero (unlocked after finishing the mission Connect the Dots)
Canyon Tour Nacre
Vista Plunge Tour Vista Dracon
Badlands Tour Cava Geminos Sud
Aeroporto Tour Vulture
Metropolis Tour Citate Di Ravello
Dragline Dive Tour Cava Grande Secunde
Griphon Tour Griphon
Hayfield Tour Guardia Val de Mar III
Maxime Tour Falco Maxime: Centcom
Cloudy Crevasse Tour Guardia Montana II
Mountain Marathon Tour Guardia Montana I
Snowy Slopes Tour Cava Montana

Wingsuit Wonder

Main article: Wingsuit Wonder

This takes place at the eDEN Airship (Sky Fortress DLC). In this challenge you see how long you can wingsuit. Most people apparently get around 2-5 minutes. The Bavarium Wingsuit can let the player get up to 20 minutes or more. Some videos on Youtube show people making it an hour or more.

Mech Arena

Main article: Mech Arena.

These appear as a part of the Mech Land Assault DLC and require the use of a Mech. Throughout the challenge, you are tasked with defeating Black Hand forces, with increasing difficulty as you go along. Completing the challenge will unlock more gear mods for the Mech.

Boat Invaders

These appear as a part of the Bavarium Sea Heist DLC and require the use of the eDEN Spark. Throughout the challenge, you are tasked with defeating Black Hand forces, coming in naval vehicles and attack helicopters. Completing the challenge will unlock more Gear Mods for the Eden Spark.

Feats

In JC3 the player may also be challenged in "feats", or challenge other players. The game monitors a lot of statistics for longest distances traveled, shots fired, vehicles used and many more. Any of these personal records can be used by the player to challenge other players.


Training courses


There are multiple weapon training shooting ranges. These are mostly located at Rebellion-controlled bases.

  • Revolver Training Course - Maximum available score is 27250. This is said to be the hardest one.
  • Pistol Training Course - Maximum available score is 37500.
  • Shotgun Training Course - ?
  • Machine Gun Training Course - ?
  • Burst Training Course - This is for assault rifles.

Trivia

  • The Bavarium bomb in "Crash bomb" events is an easter egg referencing Back to the Future. The additional rear end placed on a vehicle for the challenge is a homage to the DeLorean time machine (where if driven above 88mph it would time-travel in a loud explosion - called "breaking the time barrier"). The easter egg is most noticeable on a Mugello Quipozza F, as the car and bomb together look quite similar to the DeLorean time machine.
  • Game developers mentioned in an interview about Just Cause 3 that Rico was a race-car driver before joining The Agency.
    • This is further proven by Alessia speaking to Rico after delivering a Mugello Farina Duo to Rebel drop, saying "Hey Rico! You used to race one of these before... before you left. I mean."
  • Some of the races in Just Cause 3 require many gear mod upgrades before they can successfully get 5 gears in every challenge. For example, the "Citate Regata" naval race after liberating Citate Di Ravello will require the "Nitrous II" upgrade in order to get 5 gears. Otherwise, it is impossible.
  • There is a loophole to all "Destruction Frenzy" challenges in that the provided weapon / vehicle does not have to be used (optional in simple terms).
    • In several destruction frenzies, a vehicle with Vehicle mounted weapons might spawn at the base which can be used instead of your provided vehicle / weapon.
    • An example of this is the "FOW Frenzy" at Falco Maxime: Centcom where a CS Navajo spawns and even though the Dionysus PLDS-H can get 5 gears, it is much faster to get 5 gears with the Navajo.

Videos

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Just Cause 3 wingsuit race

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Just Cause 3 - 5 Gears in All Land Vehicle Race Challenges - Walkthrough & Locations

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Just Cause 3 - Volo Eagle 5 Gears - Air Race

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Just Cause 3 - 5 Gears in All Air Vehicle Race Challenges - Walkthrough & Locations



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