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Nuclear missiles are weapons in the Just Cause game series.

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Common description

Main article (at Wikipedia): nuclear missile article at Wikipedia.

Most would know that nuclear weapons are a type of "weapon of mass destruction". They are extremely powerful bombs that can level entire cities in a single blast. A "nuclear missile" refers to a large missile that is used as a delivery method for such bomb(s) (now usually warheads rather than WW2-style bombs).

Just Cause

They're all inside missile silos at first.

In the mission "Love is in the Air"

There are 3 missile silos at a supposed medical center. That facility is really a weapons development laboratory, where Salvador Mendoza "cooks up" his weapons of mass destruction. Tom Sheldon believes that these 3 missiles are big enough to reach the east coast of the United States and orders them to be destroyed during the mission Love is in the Air.

In the mission "Sink the Buccaneer"

Tom Sheldon believes that there are 3 nuclear missiles on Salvador Mendoza's unnamed destroyer, but really there are clearly 12 torpedoes. This mission is quite controversial regarding this. Read more at the article: Sink the Buccaneer.

In the mission "Taking Out The Garbage"

There are 4 missile silos in a rotating system on the president's island (Isla Dominio). The rotating missile silo system is never shown working, but its details can be inspected after the mission Taking Out The Garbage.

Those missiles are deployed during the last mission, but are soon intercepted by Rico Rodriguez and shot down with the air-to-air missiles from his jet fighter (Rage-Johnston F6 Comet).

Just Cause 2

There are 4 nuclear missiles inside Pandak Panay's U1 nuclear submarine. They're all launched at the end of the last Agency mission "A Just Cause". Each heads for a different nation (China, Japan, Russia and the USA). Rico disables 3 of them and hacks the last missile off trajectory and straight into the large Panauan oil field.

Just Cause 3

The mission Missile Cowboy features a large ballistic missile with a Bavarium bomb of sorts. Rico ultimately redirects this missile. Since Bavarium, in some instances, seems to be a parody of nuclear fission technology, this missile may also be seen as a type of relatively weak nuclear missile (the explosion it makes is pathetically small even for a low-yield nuclear explosion). Or at the very least it's similar enough in concept to be relevant to this article. See the Bavarium article for full info about the technology.

The Cima Leon bases are where the Medici Military used to develop and test their own nuclear-bomb armed intercontinental ballistic missiles.

If Bavarium Blackout has not been complete, the game displays a message that warns about "Bavarium nukes" whenever the player gets close to Falco Maxime: Centcom. This means that the FOW system at this base is some type of a nuclear weapon. These so-called "nukes" are definitely too weak to be even an extremely lowest-yield nuclear weapon, despite producing an explosion massive for conventional weapons. However, even the smallest, least powerful real nuclear bombs would be too powerful to use so close to the base, as they would blow the base up too.

Just Cause 4

Just Cause 4 is the only game in the series to not explicitly feature nuclear missiles. However the game does have similarly large (but not nuclear) missiles available in free-roam gameplay for the first time.

The Agency submarines in the Danger Rising expansion contain two kinds of large ballistic missiles. They make the largest explosions so far seen outside of missions. However, they are not nuclear as their destructive capabilities are much much too weak for a nuclear weapon.

There is also a large bomb as an easter egg on an island near Quya. It is speculated by many players to be a lost nuclear bomb (and called that by many YouTubers featuring it in their videos), but the explosion it produces is actually much smaller than the above missiles, and even they are not even close to a nuclear weapon.


  • Most of the weapons included in this list are not actual nuclear weapons because they are simply too weak compared to nuclear weapons in reality.
  • Just Cause 2 is the only game to show the animation of a nuclear explosion.

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