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Ups and Downs
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Faction Mission
Faction Reapers
Prerequisite Stronghold Rocket Science
Faction Influence Level 1
Required Chaos 20,000
Location Lembah Genting Tinggi
Berawan Besar Mountains
X:15930; Y:7520
Chaos 5,000
Cash 10,000
Weapon Parts 1
Vehicle Parts 1

Ups and Downs is the first Reapers faction mission in Just Cause 2.


Bolo Santosi needs a man who knows his guns and explosives. Good thing Rico is around.


The target of this mission is Lembah Genting Tinggi's bio fuel shaft. You're left at the phone booth with a weapons crate and a motorcycle. It's not too far to the base - ride up and deal with the sentry guards. When you arrive at the base, Bolo tells you that blowing the shaft would set off a huge explosion.

The site is poorly guarded until Rico starts to make his way down the shaft. Explore and pick up the many cash stash, parts and armor laying around before dropping down. You will also find an armored car, good for having fun blowing the place up.

When you're ready, drop down into the bio fuel shaft and hack the console code to initiate an overload. That won't be healthy for Rico and you must quickly grapple your way out to avoid becoming part of the show. Take your time to get the maximum height, don't panic and feebly try to grapple your way up, doing it properly it should only take you one or two shots to get out. There is a helicopter right beside the shaft, but it's not necessary to escape successfully. If you do take it and haven't already disabled the SAMs nearby, prepare to evade missile launches at point blank range. An attack helicopter will also intercept you as you fly out, but that's not important: the mission is already a success.


  • This is the only mission starting with the letter "U".
  • This is one of the few missions where the Demolition Officer doesn't use a Submachine Gun in missions. However, he is the bottom of a Bio Fuel Shaft, where every Demolition Officer, regardless of mission or non-mission, uses a two-handed weapon.
  • Completing the base ahead of time on PC will not make the mission undoable, but it is still advised to leave the bio fuel shaft untouched in the event the game doesn't respawn one.


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