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  • In Insula Lacrima, there are buttons scattered across the island. If you found them all , a hatch opens with a creepy obelisk. What is the point of the obelisk? What does it mean

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    • We don't know what it means yet.

      See the Easter Eggs in Just Cause 3. We have more obelisks listed there and all the info we have. If you've found more buttons or obelisks, let us know.

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    • ^that

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    • maybe its a hint to a dlc after the sea one

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    • Maybe when all obelisks are revealed to us, we can use them -- based on their coordinates -- to find something on the JC3 map that is hidden?


      Like perhaps there are a total of five and on the map they are points that could lead to something where they all meet together, or are equally distant from one another?

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    • Currently known locations:

      My current theories:

      • I guess we could already draw a pentagram on the map, using the known locations as the upper 4 points. That would least the southern tip into the sea. Maybe there's a shallow area?
      • There's "F9" on one and "F11" (or was it F12?) on another. Maybe their locations are irrelevant, but their code can be "figured out" and used as a cheat code to activate something? The F numbers apply to the PC version while the other letter codes would be for console versions.
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    • I was thinking we could use their locations to draw the "pentragram" symbol that shows up on them (it is really a symbol from the Cthulhu mythos, which is even more odd)


      Perhaps it summons Cthulhu? lol

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    • JC3 map with rough obelisk locations

      Map with rough obelisk locations.

      Not much of a pentagram if there's no hint to where the fifth point is. :(

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    • Wow, I happened to look at the Just Cause reddit (I dont use reddit, but I occassionally look there to see what people are saying)


      And lo and behold, someone has begun doing some serious puzzle work into the obelisks 

      Pretty funny for how recent this thread is xD


      Link

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    • I am going to go to where those lines intersect.

      Also you know what I think? What if each obelisk is actually an elemental stone? the BSH ones are the "Water" stones, the MLA ones are "Earth," the mountain one is for snow, and the one near the eDEN Airship is "Air"

      Meaning, we need to find the "Fire" stone which should be on Volcano Isle

      Perhaps there will be a surprise fourth expansion pack after the "Air, Land, and Sea" ones, that creates a new lava/fire pack. Four elements, four new stones, stones in vanilla, soon the easter egg will be revealed.

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    • So that guy was able to get six words out of his decryption...

      Dragon Chaos Throne Sister City Court

      Where could possibly be all of these at once? What do these mean?

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    • That guy had one more listed that we didn't. I'm gonna go find it.

      @UsernamehereCustoms I was there about an hour ago. There's the prison from the mission, a place where Rico spawns in the area and a little to the south a completely unmarked burned town.

      EDIT:

      The obelisk at the Lacrima cave is unique by being on top of a small pedestal and by not having any symbols carved into it. I've been there before, but strangely I haven't noticed it before. Then again, the last time I was there I wasn't looking for it either.

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    • Can you draw the star symbol now knowing all the locations? If so, where is the middle? o_o

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    • 82.145.222.69 wrote:
      maybe its a hint to a dlc after the sea one

      That's what I thought. If so, hopefully a Volcano DLC. It might even be a hint to the next game Avalanche is working on... Who knows


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    • JC3 map with rough obelisk locations (updated)

      Updated.

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    • Thank you for doing it!


      Interesting. Do you think anything could be in the water that is within the "middle" of it? 

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    • It's possible but that's fairly deep water by my recollection.

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    • if i get on it tonight (still night for me), I'll try to go over there and investigate

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    • I'm already there, and I was right about the water depth, coincidentally on the southern of the two islands in that bay area is the two Weimaraner W3 and Geschwind V3000. We're looking at at least 10 metres of water, I'm going around the island checking for a cave entrance either submerged or on the island itself then I'll hit the other.

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    • Oh okay, and darn

      If there isn't anything there, then this particular theory may just not be how to go about the obelisk msytery

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    • I've had a look at the reddit in question, the clues the OP arrived at aren't necessarily obvious. His arrival at dragon in the case of Knuckerhole is interesting, Knuckers are a myth from Sussex, they're water dwellers, there's a short list of their dens (knuckerholes) in a couple of writings on the myths of the region. Lyminster immediately springs to mind. Which if you are slightly creative with changing west to east and take 10 from the north would be the small island directly north of Porto Tridente.

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    • That is interesting. If you have a reddit account, you should tell the maker of that thread this information (I dont have a reddit account, so I cant)

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    • Useful note if you have the Bavarium Wingsuit enabled the boost button works underwater for quick speed bursts, makes diving deeper possible.

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    • I should probably point out that the tips of that pentagram are not absolutely accurate, which is why I used such thick lines. (Just in case someone notices that some tip is like 100m off set.) On a map this big the line thickness is probably over 100m.

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    • I noticed that near the end of the Sea Heist DLC when I played it last night xD


      thank you for the information though 

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    • I couldn't find anything in the bay area, but honestly it's big and boring so a definitive search will be hard to do without more definite details. And the location I pointed out north of porto Tridente was a bust, damn sandbars. Currently I'm following an old idea of mine that seems hinted at in those clues, but I seem to have been the only one to recognise the shape back then, and even now.

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    • GMRE wrote:
      I should probably point out that the tips of that pentagram are not absolutely accurate, which is why I used such thick lines. (Just in case someone notices that some tip is like 100m off set.) On a map this big the line thickness is probably over 100m.

      Avalanche Studios or someone needs to make a fully updated map of Medici, and then it would be a lot easier to draw the pentagram lol

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    • CeriCat wrote:
      I couldn't find anything in the bay area, but honestly it's big and boring so a definitive search will be hard to do without more definite details. And the location I pointed out north of porto Tridente was a bust, damn sandbars. Currently I'm following an old idea of mine that seems hinted at in those clues, but I seem to have been the only one to recognise the shape back then, and even now.

      What is your idea? 

      Also, what shape? the star? if so, isnt it the Lovecraftian Elder Sign?

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    • NM it's a shape on the map that nobody else saw back when I first mentioned it that keys in with the clues possibly. I'm exploring that possibility now.

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    • JC3 map with rough obelisk locations (updated)

      Updated the map with the teleport locations.

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    • GMRE fun thing for you to try zoom in as far as you can centred on N 40 37.955 E 5 28.533 see an anomaly there? Probably not related just something I noticed a few minutes ago.

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    • CeriCat wrote:
      NM it's a shape on the map that nobody else saw back when I first mentioned it that keys in with the clues possibly. I'm exploring that possibility now.

      oh okay lol

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    • GMRE wrote:
      JC3 map with rough obelisk locations (updated)

      Updated the map with the teleport locations.

      Has anyone explored the entirety of Volcano Island? Like after the Sea Heist update? If not, perhaps something may have been added there (as the Stingray Area WAS pretty close to it)

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    • Close is a relative term, I haven't been there since the airship though it was on my todo list. I'm uploading a video to youtube of the anomaly I found though. FFS I keep finding odd stuff off the beaten track in this game.

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    • CeriCat wrote:
      Close is a relative term, I haven't been there since the airship though it was on my todo list. I'm uploading a video to youtube of the anomaly I found though. FFS I keep finding odd stuff off the beaten track in this game.

      lol

      make sure to link it when it is done :)

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    • My theory is that the anomaly in the centre could be a hint towards a rival company to the eDEN Corperation or a Sea Monster that you have to defeat or even Cthulu

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    • Remember that the devs are still supporting JC3 and there might be more DLC expansions

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    • The last DLC was good but small and unfinished, but the Volcano Island as the setting for a new DLC. It cant be just for the final mission

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    • 95.44.223.163 wrote:
      My theory is that the anomaly in the centre could be a hint towards a rival company to the eDEN Corperation or a Sea Monster that you have to defeat or even Cthulu

      I honestly think this obelisk business could definitely lead to something with Cthulhu -- due to the Elder Sign on the obelisks (and the fact that there is tons of water in the game)

      Just Cause is an insane game series -- and an easter egg where Rico has to battle Cthulhu would certainly fit the game xD

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    • There's a couple, I located another at N 40 40.348 E 5 37.208 right after I finished the video, they're easy to miss, but perfect circles are a bit obvious when you've got a background with decent contrast, ie a girder.

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    • 95.44.223.163 wrote:
      The last DLC was good but small and unfinished, but the Volcano Island as the setting for a new DLC. It cant be just for the final mission

      Avalanche is weird with how it ends its things in a sudden and abrupt way (the ending to JC3, and the ending to Sea Heist and thus the Sea, Land, and Air trilogy)

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    • I explored the Volcano island in Medici when the game was new and considering the time and effort it takes, I'm not gonna do it again to find something as small and camouflaged as an obelisk.

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    • I know a few of us did, the fact we're now having to make an effort in case there's underwater entrances isn't going to help, Avalanche can have a lot of fun messing with us there, heck I found a potential grotto underwater in the bay at Boom island.

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    • The fifth one must be in Insula Dracon. Theres a obelisk in every major area besides the airship because its tech. Dracon is the only area to look and maybe we will find a obelisk

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    • Look at the obelisks with drawings. Maybe it shows coordinates

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    • Go to the Easter Eggs in Just Cause 3 article. All obelisks have close-up pictures. The ones at the Stingray do not (yet).

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    • Going to look for any obelisks in Insula Dracon

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    • Also whats going on in the title screen. Rico enjoys a drink while watching a explosion? WTH?

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    • He's doing exactly what he said he would after defeating Di Ravello late in the story.

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    • His watching the off-shore rig, just south-west of Insula Lacrima. In reality a burning oil rig really does sent that much smoke. During the first "Gulf war", burning rigs sent a stream of smoke around the world and all the way back to those same rigs.

      Rico is relaxing on the beach, because he said he would in the last storyline mission.

      You can find that umbrella and chair at the Volcano island in Medici.

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    • CeriCat wrote:
      He's doing exactly what he said he would after defeating Di Ravello late in the story.

      I love how it comes full circle like that

      and then that's where we are after the credits xD

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    • Just Cause 3 more surprises

      Just Cause 3 more surprises

      It never fails, I find stuff I wasn't looking for while headed off to find something else.

      Done.
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    • I noticed that too

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    • A missing point perhaps

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    • I guess we're gonna have to wait for a no water mod.

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    • No we dont we have the Bavarium wingsuit which works underwater

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    • GMRE did you went to that weird circle

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    • CeriCat wrote:
      Just Cause 3 more surprises

      Just Cause 3 more surprises

      It never fails, I find stuff I wasn't looking for while headed off to find something else.

      Done.

      very interesting -- did you go to it yet, or do you want someone to investigate it?

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    • GMRE wrote:
      I guess we're gonna have to wait for a no water mod.

      I think there may be infinite breath mods

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    • Maybe ill go but im not sure

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    • The thing in the middle looks like an Island

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    • Theres nothing there

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    • It's too deep to reach, I caught a glimpse of the bottom once when I hit the water on the edge but nothing plainly visible, we're talking over 100 metres deep so yeah I'm not getting there on my PS4.

      GMRE I've had a quick look around Volcano island, nothing seems altered from the last time I was here, down to the LOD glitch on the northern island ruins.

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    • Is it a DLC area or a map error

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    • In case theres a update, check the circle

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    • we need someone who can safely mod their game with infinite breath to go down and see what there is lol

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    • It could just be a texture glitch that came along with the update, though. Things like that can happen

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    • But somethings going on in Boom Island

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    • It's not related to any of the 3 existing DLC areas, it's not even really related to Boom beyond the fact it was returning from there that led to me finding it. Also I'm on the current update for the PS4, I'd need to actually completely remove the game and reinstall to check if it was there from day 1 sans updates/DLC and that's really more hassle than it's worth but it isn't a texture glitch. Textures don't typically come in circles (of which there's two I've seen, only one of which has that odd shape in the centre) I'd be more inclined to think it's a placeholder mark for future DLC (it's possible there were similar marks related to the existing DLC if that's the case), but both are in logical spots for further expansion.

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    • What is going on in Boom Island. It cant be just left out of the game

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    • I think that circle was there from day 1. Also, zooming in far enough, it's possible to see that the circle has a special shape in the middle of it. I'm guessing it's some type of Cut game content from Just Cause 3.
      Strange circle near Boom Island

      Boom Island.

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    • We all know that Avalanche loves hiding easter eggs in their games

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    • strange

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    • It looks like either the top view of an underwater secret base that has breathable air in it and some obelisks and rubber ducks with sunglasses, or it's something completely different. Like if you look really closely on the left side of the picture, it's a little like a profile of a happy face. The mouth is not drawn out in red, but it does seem to be there, if the profile is of the left side of the face.

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    • Wow

      That's hard to notice to the naked eye

      ...

      I'm starting to get the feeling these obelisks conceal something very large

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    • That's what I am thinking and hoping


      We need to see if the Stingray obelisks all have Elder Signs on them, or if there is only one with it (i only saw one)


      perhaps the assortment of five is also a clue?

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    • The 5 Stingray obelisks all have the same drawing on them. It's the same as the one under the Lacrima hatch and near the eDEN Airship.

      Image: http://imgur.com/WWKcpJt

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    • I'm back here. Clearly you guys have been busy.

      I'll go to this circle out in the middle of the ocean and employ the "Clearwater Glitch" that I used to get pictures of the junk around Stingray Base.

      Also, perhaps there is a fourth DLC? Perhaps the easter egg is only revealed when you visit every obelisk in the game, yet all obelisks don't exist yet.

      Do the teleporters have any connection? What does the blank obelisk have to do with anything? What about the five obelisks down in the BSH ruins?

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    • Could someone give me a rundown on the Lovecraft books which I've never read? So I know what to look for or what to think.

      Remember the button at EDEN Station: The Goose? Is that connected to anything?

      Perhaps....

      guys...

      I have a theory but it requires a lot of exploration.

      What if there is a button in each major DLC. Perhaps the Goose button is the second, and the first is on the airship, while the third is in Stingray Base. Perhaps it could be at any one of the unmarked locations added in BSH because there are a ton of them.

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    • Ercerus wrote:
      The 5 Stingray obelisks all have the same drawing on them. It's the same as the one under the Lacrima hatch and near the eDEN Airship.

      Image: http://imgur.com/WWKcpJt

      thank you for the confirmation!

      but I still wonder if it is trying to tell us something. It is unusual that there are five in a specific assortment like that -- especially when everyone believed there was five/five would eventually be added to the game. Perhaps they added it in to help those trying to solve it -- though I am not entirely sure what to make of it lol

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    • UsernamehereCustoms wrote:
      Could someone give me a rundown on the Lovecraft books which I've never read? So I know what to look for or what to think.

      Remember the button at EDEN Station: The Goose? Is that connected to anything?

      Perhaps....

      guys...

      I have a theory but it requires a lot of exploration.

      What if there is a button in each major DLC. Perhaps the Goose button is the second, and the first is on the airship, while the third is in Stingray Base. Perhaps it could be at any one of the unmarked locations added in BSH because there are a ton of them.

      you make a good point. What if the Sky Fortress button isnt on the airship, but at one of the EDEN mining/operation sites on Medici? They were added along with the sky fortress -- and they are much less prominent, so people wouldn't think to look there

      That woul go right along with the Sea Heist too. All of the unimportant wreckage could easily be overlooked -- especially the ones that didnt have tapes.


      Also I am not a Lovecraftian expert, and don't know any of the books that the number/letter pairs correlate to, but "Lovecraft" overall is a sort of fictional universe that focuses on the idealogy of cosmicism(?), which dictates that humans and earth are so insignificant and insurmountable compared to the vast cosmos. The stories written by Lovecraft, his friends and co-workers, and others often depict creatures or entities that are beyond human comprehension or control, and often lead to the humans who witness them to go mad -- if they're not killed instantly. The most notable of any Lovecraftian work is the notorious Cthulhu. What could connect to Just Cause 3 is that Cthulhu slumbers in an ancient underwater city named R'lyeh -- and once he awakens, the city rises. There is lots of water on the map -- and much of it leads to a seemingly bottom abyss. 

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    • I think that the obelisk star shape like on the map is a elder sign. Official Cthulhu DLC confirmed

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    • I meant obelisk location star shape

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    • @UsernamehereCustoms Can you go to that underwater disk location and use your underwater vision glitch to make pictures there? I can't do that myself, because it only lets me see for about a half a second and I can't take pictures that fast. From a certain angle I think I saw a giant white disk on a blue background, but that might have been a glitch where the seabed just didn't load, because other times I saw the ocean floor and hills.

      Strange that they bothered to add an ocean floor if it's impossible to dive there. They better give us a submarine at some point.

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    • The Six-Fingered One wrote:

      you make a good point. What if the Sky Fortress button isnt on the airship, but at one of the EDEN mining/operation sites on Medici? They were added along with the sky fortress -- and they are much less prominent, so people wouldn't think to look there

      I can safely say that there is no button at any of the extaction sides.

      Also, the button at EDEN Station: The Goose becomes repressable again, if Rico moves more than 800m away, which suggests, that the game dosen't keep track if the button got pressed if the area is not loaded. Which again suggests, that other possible buttons (or other things like Mech pressure plates) have to be within 800m of this button. (The buttons near the weapons shipment yard are at most 220m apart)

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    • 800 metres is the major LOD limit of the game at present, it's something I've referenced before as the record holder for extreme headshots at 700+ metres at that point you get some interesting twisting of items and the various mobiles unload.

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    • Oh wonderful

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    • Yeah there's nothing like seeing a fuel tank twisted like a pretzel through the scope of a rifle. The enemies if you can still make them out don't even respond to being shot, or die for that matter at 800+.

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    • lol

      "Hey what's that whistling sound-"

      *headshot*

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    • Heh I actually just set my new record, 802.23 metres, firing upside down from a helicopter, still I shot someone earlier from 900 approx and didn't even get the hit tag. And I know I didn't miss.

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    • Ercerus wrote:

      The Six-Fingered One wrote:

      you make a good point. What if the Sky Fortress button isnt on the airship, but at one of the EDEN mining/operation sites on Medici? They were added along with the sky fortress -- and they are much less prominent, so people wouldn't think to look there

      I can safely say that there is no button at any of the extaction sides.

      Also, the button at EDEN Station: The Goose becomes repressable again, if Rico moves more than 800m away, which suggests, that the game dosen't keep track if the button got pressed if the area is not loaded. Which again suggests, that other possible buttons (or other things like Mech pressure plates) have to be within 800m of this button. (The buttons near the weapons shipment yard are at most 220m apart)

      Ah, thank you for the information!

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    • ...

      What are you going to do with it?

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    • GMRE wrote: @UsernamehereCustoms Can you go to that underwater disk location and use your underwater vision glitch to make pictures there? I can't do that myself, because it only lets me see for about a half a second and I can't take pictures that fast. From a certain angle I think I saw a giant white disk on a blue background, but that might have been a glitch where the seabed just didn't load, because other times I saw the ocean floor and hills.

      Strange that they bothered to add an ocean floor if it's impossible to dive there. They better give us a submarine at some point.

      Mission completed. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v5Ph4PkrSfw Also, yes if the ocean floor doesn't render you get the large white circle.

      Circle Underwater

      The waypoint is the center of the circle. Seems to be zip down there. The ridge in the bottom left is part of Boom Island.

      An additional note is that the circle seems to be approximately 320 meters in radius, or 640 in diameter. I bothered to look at the minimap as I approached the circle.

      While I didn't find anything at the circle, I did find a mechanic in the game previously undiscovered, and footage of said mechanic is also in the video.

      If you are swimming in the ocean, a boat will pull up to you or spawn behind you, then start to follow you. I thought it might have been connected to the circle, but I tested if it works anywhere, and yes it does. Any boat, including law enforcement, is a potential candidate. It seems to trigger after swimming for more than five seconds.

      I theorized that the reason for this is that the game detects when the player is out in the ocean far from land, and will spawn a boat behind them for the player to hijack and use it to reach shore. Most players would be too focused elsewhere to realize that there is a boat in fact following them.

      When you stunt jump on a following boat, it becomes a normal boat again.

      If you jump in the water while stunt jumped on a boat, another boat will start to follow you, maybe even the same boat as the first.

      Unconfirmed if this also applies to Heat.


      Edit: Besides the image I posted, I also have four other images, some of which appear in the video. If you want me to upload them to the wiki, then I shall.

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    • Other note: The video might give you some insight on how to do the glitch. You can't look straight down, and it works best in calm waters. It's harder to achieve when the waters are choppy.

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    • I gave some info and had an idea on this thread involving the obelisks (redirecting rather than spamming all I posted here lol):


      Link

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    • The Six-Fingered One wrote: I gave some info and had an idea on this thread involving the obelisks (redirecting rather than spamming all I posted here lol):


      Link

      Read it. Responded with a new map:

      Obelisk Map

      It looks about the same as GMRE's but at least now we can see Lacrima and Stingray.

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    • Heeeeeey thanks for adding them

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    • The Six-Fingered One wrote: Heeeeeey thanks for adding them

      No problem.

      Sidenote the reason I'm up at four in the morning is because of a tornado warning. I figured I'd check the wiki.

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    • Dont give up

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    • UsernamehereCustoms wrote:

      The Six-Fingered One wrote: Heeeeeey thanks for adding them

      No problem.

      Sidenote the reason I'm up at four in the morning is because of a tornado warning. I figured I'd check the wiki.

      That's the kind of person I am

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    • Alright so perhaps we should resume this investigation, ladies and gentlemen. Any ideas where something could be hiding? Volcano Isle, maybe, but we'll still need to wait for a fire expansion pack if they make one.

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    • They might make one

      Reactivated 22 days later

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    • Have you checked all of the ruins again? It might have been added. It is also likely to be underwater too.

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    • Pure Competizione wrote: Have you checked all of the ruins again? It might have been added. It is also likely to be underwater too.

      Where would it possibly be if it's underwater? Just Cause 3 has a lot of water...I suppose I will also re-search Volcano Isle's ruined cities at some point.

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    • I was just about to point out that ruins 4 at the Volcano island in Medici would be a good place for something.

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    • JC3 volcano island ruins 4

      Inserted for convenience

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    • I shall investigate today. If there's an obelisk in Volcano Isle, I want to know about it.

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    • Okay. Ive actually always wondered if there was another ship like the one in the Lautan Lama Desert underwater.

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    • I have fully searched the volcano isle and there is nothing of intrest

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    • I have searched as well. While I have not come up with anything relevant to the obelisk investigation, I have found a number of significant things:

      1. There's a bush with a large solid invisible box around it, in an amphitheater.

      2. There's a pillar underground where only a small part of it is actually visible.

      3. There's a tree underwater at the sunken city on the west coast.

      4. One pillar on a Parthenon-like structure looks perfectly cut, and there's no nearby debris.

      5. One city has a bull shrine without a temple around it, an uncommon occurrence.

      6. One of the cities is pretty much overrun by trees.

      7. The underwater amphitheater in the west coast city is actually less than half the size of all other amphitheaters, and is so small that it would be impractical to actually host anything there.

      No obelisk. But there are these things I was able to find. If you need pictures I can get you pictures.

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    • What about insula fonte

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    • Hey this is off topic, but who else would have thought it would be cool if the broken ship at the Lautan Lama Desert was sunken near the Stingray in JC3? Or one of the crashed Ocelots form JC1

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    • @UsernamehereCustoms Good work. That sounds like normal lazy/generic map development to me.

      @Pure Competizione Me.

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    • Yeah, I want more previous game vehicle related easter eggs. And more from JC1, instead of around 80% of theme being JC2

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    • GMRE wrote: @UsernamehereCustoms Good work. That sounds like normal lazy/generic map development to me.

      Thanks.

      Want to talk about lazy game design? There's a spot in the volcano where there's no lava properly in the ditch and you can see under the solid lava entities. I laughed pretty hard when I found it.

      Pictures also available should you want them.

      Pure Competizione wrote: Yeah, I want more previous game vehicle related easter eggs. And more from JC1, instead of around 80% of theme being JC2

      Just Cause 1 was pretty much played by about ten people and never got off the ground, even to this day the game is criminally underrated and underplayed, so I figure Avalanche would only bother to reference the game they thought people actually played. It sickens me to think that such a great game had about a hundred people play it. It deserves the same popularity as Just Cause 2 got.

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    • I think the game is unavaidable on the Xbox Store now. It's there but you can't buy it. Oh well at least Forza Horizon 1 is free this month with gold...

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    • Maybe you just can't buy it because the store can detect that you already have it?

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    • Why not buy it on PC? It's old enough to have no DRM (Pun intended) so you probably won't have any problems.

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    • DRM

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    • UsernamehereCustoms wrote: Why not buy it on PC? It's old enough to have no DRM (Pun intended) so you probably won't have any problems.

      Theres no pc port as of yet theres only forza 6: Apex and FH3

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    • Well the game is pretty old (considering its date) but realistically it should still be on sale

      A Steam friend of mine (whose username I will not disclose) has the game and he said he bought it "pretty recently"

      How did this thread go from obelisks to buying stuff / games

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    • FloatingJaguarXL wrote:

      UsernamehereCustoms wrote: Why not buy it on PC? It's old enough to have no DRM (Pun intended) so you probably won't have any problems.

      Theres no pc port as of yet theres only forza 6: Apex and FH3

      They were referring to the original Just Cause, not Forza (PC likes JC as a driving sim).

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    • FloatingJaguarXL wrote:

      UsernamehereCustoms wrote: Why not buy it on PC? It's old enough to have no DRM (Pun intended) so you probably won't have any problems.

      Theres no pc port as of yet theres only forza 6: Apex and FH3

      This is far from the truth. All three games are available for PC and are on Steam.

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    • we cant just hand it to you, you guys have to find it.  Dont give up

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    • 12.198.151.2 wrote: we cant just hand it to you, you guys have to find it.  Dont give up

      While you could easily not be a developer and just a person pretending to be one, we'll take your advice and keep searching.

      I've got Volcano Isle, others can go elsewhere?

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    • 12.198.151.2 wrote:
      we cant just hand it to you, you guys have to find it.  Dont give up

      california is not in sweden

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    • That IP is not in California

      It's in Wisconsin

      Also why does it sound like he/she knows all the locations (or at least many) and that was an intended mock

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    • He's most likely a fake (we encountered a number of false prophets in GTA myth hunting), but for as long as there are people playing this game and noticing obelisks, there will be people searching.

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    • Okay wonderful

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    • Yeah nothing unusual there, they get a kick out of messing with people.

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    • I don't see any harm in taking that person's advice though, let's get to work guys. Maybe we'll find a new obelisk, the final one that solves this mystery.

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    • What if they're not Cthulhu mythos codes, and we're all on the wrong track? They could be coordinates of some sort.

      I mapped all 7 two letter codes onto the map using a 26x26 grid, but they haven't turned up particularly useful... (sorry for the tiny writing)

      Also, could the F9 and F11 be some sort of mathematical function we have to apply to the letters?

      Obelisk letter coordinates

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      ...

      If we're on the wrong track, then something obviously went wrong

      ...

      What do you mean by two letter codes

      DP DL KM KH OD SC TA seem to have little connection to this

      ...

      I doubt F9 and F11 are codes

      They just might be there for... other purposes

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    • I would imagine that they refer to the buttons on the keyboard.

      They're probably the initials of some game developers. It's unlikely that there's a big unlockable secret. Unless we're suppose to do something at an obelisk first to trigger the code entry thing and then press F9/F11?

      The program "Fraps" is possibly one of the most common PC recording programs. F9 triggers its video recording and F11 is for its benchmark.

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    • Oh

      ...

      I'll leave that to y'all then since I don't have Fraps

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    • Those buttons don't make a difference in the game. All my JC3 pictures are made with that. Or maybe I just haven't used it right? In any case there's plenty of programs that make use of the F keys.

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    • Ah

      I don't know

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    • http://steamcommunity.com/app/225540/discussions/0/355043117520777543/

      Someone in this thread on Steam has pointed out something that went way over all of our heads. Maybe the obelisks are elemental in a way?

      So there are five elements in the Lovecraft novels, right? Air, Water, Earth, Fire, and Spirit. Sound familiar?

      Sky Fortress and its obelisk is Air,

      Bavarium Sea Heist and its obelisk is Water,

      Mech Land Assault and its obelisk is Earth,

      The base game with all the destruction is Fire,

      Which leaves Spirit. Hopefully this insight will give someone another clue into solving this.

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    • Maybe we'll literally blow up hell?

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    • No

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    • UsernamehereCustoms wrote:
      http://steamcommunity.com/app/225540/discussions/0/355043117520777543/Someone in this thread on Steam has pointed out something that went way over all of our heads. Maybe the obelisks are elemental in a way?

      So there are five elements in the Lovecraft novels, right? Air, Water, Earth, Fire, and Spirit. Sound familiar?

      Sky Fortress and its obelisk is Air,

      Bavarium Sea Heist and its obelisk is Water,

      Mech Land Assault and its obelisk is Earth,

      The base game with all the destruction is Fire,

      Which leaves Spirit. Hopefully this insight will give someone another clue into solving this.

      Hello, that user was me lol

      I was attempting to get more attention drawn to the obelisks on Steam, but it didn't work.

      I wasn't referring to the Elder Sign as having five elements. As far as I know, there isn't really prominence on these elements in Lovecraft's work. 

      However, a pentagram -- in witchcraft -- puts emphasis on the five elements. I am not sure exactly why it does this, or if it is just used to symbolize the five elements, but a witch pentagram has one element for each point: Spirit, Water, Air, Earth, and Fire.

      From en.wiki, regarding the witch pentagram: "Heinrich Cornelius Agrippa and others perpetuated the popularity of the pentagram as a magic symbol, attributing the five neoplatonic elements to the five points, in typical Renaissance fashion. By the mid-19th century a further distinction had developed amongst occultists regarding the pentagram's orientation. With a single point upwards it depicted spirit presiding over the four elements of matter, and was essentially "good". However, the influential writer Eliphas Levi called it evil whenever the symbol appeared the other way up."

      Elements









      The pentagram, in the early west, was also a symbol of Jesus Christ's wounds (according to en.wiki)

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    • But where is the spirit obelisk then?

      Or is that the Weapons Shipment Yard one?

      The one in the cave looks unfinished to me, because of the lack of symbols. Like that's where they were all carved out of rock. But the Weapons Shipment Yard one is also specifically under ground, so both the Mech Land Assault ones are still most likely for the land element. Just like the sea heist has 5 obelisks.

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    • Yeah

      Where is the spirit obelisk

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    • I am not sure what obelisk could represent spirit, because spirit is not a physical concept, like the other four elements.

      From a website I found describing the pentagram's five points, this is what it says about Spirit:

      "Here are five elements, four of matter (earth, air, fire and water) and THE quintessential - spirit. These may be arrayed around the pentagrams points. The word quintessential derives from this fifth element - the spirit. Tracing a path around the pentagram, the elements are placed in order of density - spirit (or aether). fire, air, water, earth. Earth and fire are basal, fixed; air and water are free, flowing.

      The single point upwards signifies the spirit ruling matter (mind ruling limbs); is a symbol of rightness. With two points up and one (spirit) downwards, subservient, the emphasis is on the carnal nature of Man."

      As I said in my steam post, Spirit could be Rico himself, though I do not know how that would be incorporated into anything, unless the pentagram is putting emphasis on Rico's actions.


       

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    • Great

      So there may not be a fifth physical one

      Then where-

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    • Maps from above, for convenience:

      JC3 map with rough obelisk locations

      One was still missing here.

      JC3 map with rough obelisk locations (updated)
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    • Great

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    • That is an odd pentagram

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    • Or an irregularly shaped one

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    • Or fire could be the Volcano... and spirit has to do with another location. Also remember we still have only found one button on Lacrima besides the obelisk hatch... I doubt they'd be far away as going a long distance resets the buttons, or maybe the one button triggers a door to open or something, or there's another type of trigger.

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    • Great

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    • Lacrima could be spirit seeing as how creepy the place actually is, with all the destroyed Eden crap and the fact that it was once paradise for Eden employees

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    • ...

      The entire Lacrima island? 

      I doubt it

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    • If Lacrima was spirit, what would earth be? Also going by that spirit could be any of the DLC locations. (it could even be the volcano because Di Ravello died there). Also spirit doesn't necesarily mean death. It could mean something cultural, like a religion/religious site. Might be at a  church.

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    • The one on the mountain then.

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    • Is there a church within the Pentagon bit of the pentagram?

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    • According to the best map we have here...
      Complete Medici Map

      ...I still can't tell. There's something near the lower end, but this needs exploration in the game.

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    • Great

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    • Totally random guess - sanctuaries may represent spirit.. but I've not heard about obelisks near any of them

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    • Did you just quote User:Anonymous230385?

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    • naw I did his job

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    • Incorrect notation

      Reactivated 113 days later

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    • Has anyone ever looked in the middle of that cross?

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      Not that I know of

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    • Maps from above, for convenience:

      JC3 map with rough obelisk locations

      One was still missing here.

      JC3 map with rough obelisk locations (updated)
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    • Red lines - Obelisk locations and their respective distances

      Yellow lines - Teleportation portals

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    • Heh, the Sky fortress one appears to be in the middle of the triangle

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    • Oh lol

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    • Yeah it's on a small island under the airship. And yes I'd checked the centre of the crossed lines previously. If you adjusted the lines for something centred between the 4 instead maybe you'd have more luck. Just a thought though. Been busy with work or I would have responded previously. My phone doesn't like wikia/fandom.

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      Your point being...

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    • I think I found another obileisk on volcano island. I dont remember the coordinates but i remember it looked exactly like an obileisk and it was somewhere on volcano island

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    • *obelisk

      Time to go hunting

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    • Im trying to shoot them with eden spark to see if thee lightning does anything

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      *I'm *with the eDEN Spark *the

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    • So..obelisks do nothing then? Anyone try bugging the devs on Twitter for answers yet? *cue reactivated*

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    • Reactivated 180 days later

      Don't tell me when to do my job!

      Well it's mostly speculation at this point since there is no known effect on the map when discovered

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    • @142.105.163.161 You can feel free to annoy them about that, if you want.

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    • What about earthquakes. I'll tell you what I mean by this. 

      You know how scientists use 3 circles to determine the epicenter of an earthquake?

      Ok so what if we only found 2 out of the three circles. So where is the other circle? I think that's what we have to find out. It could be the locations of the CENTCOMs or boss fights or DLC locations or something.

       
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    • Or the teleport devices, or the obelisks, or...

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    • Going off my theory, we already have two circles. Those being the teleported and obelisks, I don't know what the last one will be but it will intersect both other circles.

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    • GMRE wrote:
      Currently known locations:

      My current theories:

      • I guess we could already draw a pentagram on the map, using the known locations as the upper 4 points. That would least the southern tip into the sea. Maybe there's a shallow area?
      • There's "F9" on one and "F11" (or was it F12?) on another. Maybe their locations are irrelevant, but their code can be "figured out" and used as a cheat code to activate something? The F numbers apply to the PC version while the other letter codes would be for console versions.

      'There's "F9" on one and "F11" (or was it F12?) on another.'

      The F-9 Cougar and F-11 Tiger are both carrier aircraft and it seems that aircraft carriers are some of the most numerous shipwrecks around Medici, could this be hinting at something? Both are also manufactured by Grumman.

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    • Well there is one aircraft carrier wreck at Grotta Contrabandero and

      Bavarium Sea Heist adds another one underwater so

      That could be a thing

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    • Late to the party but I'm still loving this game I obtained with PS Plus a year or so ago...

      Has anyone looked into the small flames on some of the obelisks? I noticed some have small flames (under silo) on them. . The one below the Airship has 5 flames on the ground before it, very hard to see and I haven't found them referenced anywhere else.

      When you hang from the obelisk and angle the camera down it 'could' be the 5 points of the pentagram.

      I've tried putting various items within the fires, blown it up,etc. No reaction. I found a goat on a nearby island but failed to drag it over there. Maybe the angles with their goat are related. 

      Something must happen here though because the music really starts playing and there is that humming sound as you work around it from island to island. Unfortunately experiementing with explosions and shooting always leads to a Heat and distractions.

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    • angels...not angles (and I created an account) Anyway, those little flames on the ground are on the side with the Pentagram. You can see them clearer if you blow off a few grenades or Spark the vegetation around the Obelisk.

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    • The question is, do they return in Just Cause 4?

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      Time will tell

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    • Any more answers yet?

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      Nope, nothing new.

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