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Rocket Launcher (JC2)
Rocket Launcher
As seen in the Black Market.
Weapon in Just Cause 2
Type Rocket Launcher
Usage Two handed
Maximum ammunition carried Up to 24
Maximum ammunition in the weapon Up to 8
To unlock 415000 Chaos points
Cost $ 80000
List of owners The Agency
Panau Military
Ular Boys

The Rocket Launcher is a weapon in Just Cause 2.

For any other type of rocket launcher, see Rocket Launcher (disambiguation).


It's shaped like a pipe, with handles connected to it. The ends of the pipe are angular to prevent rolling. The rocket launcher resembles the AT4 and B-300, but the Rocket Launcher is shorter and has only one handle.


The Rocket Launcher is a very powerful weapon, effective against personnel, vehicles and other objects. However, it is very rare so finding ammunition can be a problem. It also has a slow reload rate, leaving Rico vulnerable while reloading, but it can hold a few rockets in the launcher itself (meaning that it is possible to fire multiple rockets without reloading). It can destroy all four Gas pumps in a large Gas Station with one shot, due to its large area damage. Rico doesn't have the ability to use the guiding system. The rockets are quite accurate, traveling in a straight line at where they are aimed with little to no deviation. This allows tactics such as sniping the SAM sites of a base from a distant height in preparation for a helicopter attack.

However, many players have become disappointed with this weapon, as it is terrible against Helicopters (which can be encountered frequently during a high Heat level). This is because the rockets travel extremely slowly and usually miss, so it may take time to get accustomed to the speed of the rockets while shooting at a moving target. At higher upgrade levels, the Rocket Launcher can demolish objects like gas holders within a matter of shots. Even more effective against a couple of UH-10 Chippewas. The power of one rocket at 6 stars is almost enough to down any enemy aircraft. Learn how to compensate for target movement and time for the rocket to reach it's target and the Rocket Launcher effectively becomes a mobile SAM. Although the magazine size is only increased by one rocket per upgrade, the power becomes more noticeable than any other weapon in game which can be upgraded. Small vehicles like the military's Hamaya GSY650s will be obliterated within one shot. Even if the shot isn't a direct hit, being right next to it when it explodes will either severely damage the vehicle to the point where it is almost on fire or usually it will explode instantly after a 5 star upgrade.

So all things considered, it's a very powerful weapon, but slow.

Level 1 2 3 4 5 6
Magazine size 3 4 5 6 7 8
Ammunition, not including rockets in magazine 6 12 15 18 21 24
Minimum number of shots to kill a grunt 1 1 1 1 1 1
Minimum number of shots to kill an elite 1 1 1 1 1 1


It can be found around Panau either in containers, or on soldiers, however they rarely carry rocket launchers outside of missions and Strongholds.

  • The best way to acquire one is to order it from the Black Market for $80,000. A cheaper way of reloading it is by purchasing a Quad Rocket Launcher if it is available, since it is only $45,000 and shares ammunition.
  • One is at the Unnamed island at X:20400; Y:31100. It is unusually not in a box.
  • East of the Reapers' Pemainan Racun stronghold at an unmarked village, next to a small temple-like building on a large hill to the right of the village. X:13660; Y:25225.
  • There is a crate at Pasir Hitam that hides this weapon. Look for a small box on the top of a building. Melee it, and this weapon should drop out. There is a chance it may not, but just leave the base vicinity and come back. The box should respawn.
  • In some Military bases in Panau, they are used indiscriminately by grunts or elites, but they are always at the Radars at the corners of some mountain bases. It is worth noting that they can lock onto you if parachuting or your vehicle and have a limited tracking capacity. Caution is advised.
  • Owned and used by the Panau Military:
  • Provided for a few missions, like Above the Law and Head of State.
  • If you follow one of the smuggling boats in Smugglers do Run, it'll eventually stop at a dock guarded by 3 unique black Winstons Amen 69s and some smugglers with Rocket Launchers.
  • A few Stronghold takeovers have a grunt carrying a rocket launcher.
    • Power Surge.
    • A Second Amendment. This one for some reason is not needed to be killed, but do it anyway, since he poses a very big threat.
    • Boys with Toys. Be careful here as there are two.
    • Paradise Valley. This particular one is the only one that is featured at the top of the stronghold, whereas most strongholds have a manned Minigun.

Rocket pods/rocket launchers in vehiclesEdit

Main article: Vehicle mounted weapons.

Baby Panay's Rocket LauncherEdit

Panay Rocket Launcher

The special rocket launcher. It shares the same design as the normal one.

 360  The following is an unconfirmed report, which has been reported to be impossible. It may be a rare glitch. In the Xbox 360 version of the game, after you complete the portion of the story mission A Just Cause in which you fight Pandak "Baby" Panay, it is possible to get his special rapid-fire rocket launcher with gargantuan amounts of ammunition. The name of this weapon on the tag is "Rocketlauncher_LoD_ComtrollerDiffs_Panay". You have to be right next to him when you take him out and as soon as you do, walk up to his body and press your equip weapon button. Rico will grab his rocket launcher from the ground. This must be done between the time at which you kill Panay and the time the screen fades to black to begin the next cut-scene. You can use it during the last part of the mission in which you must shoot Panay off of the Nuclear missiles. It's unknown if it's possible to keep the weapon after the mission.

 PC  It can be obtained on the PC version through the use of a Modification. While equipped, the special launcher doesn't have a HUD icon/name, and has roughly 128 rockets in a single clip.


  • It resembles the Resistance RPG from Half-Life 2.
  • Even at level 1, it is one of the deadliest weapons in the Panau Military arsenal.

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