Guard Towers are a type of military buildings in the Just Cause game series.
They are small defensive buildings that give the guard a better view of the guarded area, as well as the surrounding area in the immediate vicinity. They are used at Military Bases and other locations thad need guarding.
The towers in San Esperito are all made of wood. They don't have a roof, but two of the three walls are protected by sandbags. They're all equipped with a Mounted Gun and a searchlight. There's also a usable ladder leading to the top.
For some reason the mounted gun is at a terrible location - very close to the open side of the tower. This often causes the soldier to fall out and doesn't protect the soldier from one side. The gun and searchlight should be at the wall that's opposte to the open side with the ladder.
- All Military bases in San Esperito.
- Some if not all guerrilla safehouses.
- Some cartel villas.
- Salt refinery.
There are two different guard towers in Panau. Some are concrete and some are wooden. There's at least one soldier in the towers of those bases, that haven't been completed yet. Sometimes the soldiers have Sniper Rifles and very rarely (in about 2 or 3 bases) a Grenade Launcher.
Locations: The wooden towers can be seen in forest / jungle areas, while the concrete ones appear in the mountains and at larger bases, that have other large concrete structures.
They are massive concrete towers, with the Panauan state symbol on the side. On the top of the tower there's a platform, covered with a roof.
The platform which the soldier is standing on, is easily destroyed by explosives, a Minigun, or a missile. Destroying them, does not contribute to the completion of the settlement. At most places, with a few exceptions such as the ones at Pulau Kait, the platform will respawn when getting away far enough from there and then returning to the place.
The wooden towers, unlike the concrete ones, have 3-4 metal steps leading into it. They are not really towers, more like guard posts, as they are only a little above ground and not very high. They have the advantage of not exploding when shot at because the roof is metal, this is helpful since some towers have collectible items on/in them. A destroyed roof will, just like the concrete towers', respawn once you have amounted a certain distance away from it. They nearly always are surrounded by sandbags, possibly protecting stilts. Some have a mounted gun, most often at main base entrances, which are not always within the base limits, if not then there will be either a grunt or elite in it. Rarely, nothing will occupy it (completed bases will usually be deserted so they don't count).