|I've Got the Power|
Blowing the plant up with a helicopter.
|Previous||Love is in the Air|
|Next||Guadalicano Choo Choo|
|Location||San Pedro power plant.|
I've Got the Power is a mission in Just Cause (1).
Whatever time you start the mission, the in-game time will reset to night.
Notice that there's Triggered Explosives near the mission trigger. Take them with you. Use the gallery below for reference with the action.
Get to the power plantEdit
You won't be provided with any vehicles, but you're free to use any vehicle. The best choice is a well armed helicopter, like the Jackson Z-19 Skreemer from the "Rioja 04 Eagles Nest" safehouse. Whatever vehicle you use, make sure it's not a ground vehicle.
Blow up the plantEdit
If you used the recommended helicopter, you'll be able to blow the plant up with the missiles and immediately move on to the next part of the mission. If not, you'll have to blow things up on foot.
Either way, watch out for the government Walker AH-16 Hammerbolt attack helicopter and remember: as soon as you destroy it, they'll send another one, but you'll have a few seconds of free time. So choose your moments wisely, if you're going to be shooting it down with any carried rocket-launcher. You might even see some Meister LAV 4 series 2 armoured personnel carriers, but don't bother Hijacking any, because they have thin armour and no weapons.
The first thing to blow up are 3 large fuel siloes. Use the provided stairs to get up to the control panel and set a remotely triggered explosive. Alternatively, you could throw a Grenade, but in that case run away immediately and jump off that elevated ramp. The explosion will be pretty powerful.
The next control panel to blow up is right across the street. A simple grenade is enough - no need to stand still under fire.
The last control panel is on top of a chimney. This is the most difficult one to get to on foot. Climb the stairs to the top and then up the ladder to the control panel. This would be a good time to shoot down the helicopter. Deploy a remotely Triggered Explosive and get back down. Note that you're not high enough to use the parachute. You can hide under that same building while blowing up the control panel. Just stay away from the chimneys.
Investigate the facility in the south-eastEdit
The in-game mission objective will confusingly call this the western part of the island.
If you're using the helicopter, then be warned: You might easily get shot down at this point.
If you're on foot, then just run through the forest, staying away from roads. The single helicopter is nothing to worry about, as it'll miss almost all shots. But if you use a ground vehicle, it'll use missiles.
When you get to about 150 m of the target, another Walker AH-16 Hammerbolt will show up.
Rico will call the others and tell them that Mendoza is making nuclear bombs there, for his missiles.
Get to the back of the reactor building to get to the stairs. Climb up and get to the final control panel. You'll have to destroy the reactor cooling system to cause a melt-down and blow it up. It would be wise to use the remotely triggered explosives. Do not blow it up until you've gotten off the building and back to about where the stairs begin. Blowing it up will start an about 45 to 60 second countdown.
Get away from thereEdit
A Yamada 37-14 Vaquero motorcycle will have spawned at the stairs. Ignore the gunfire and get on. Ride it straight off the edge of the nearest cliff. Get off mid-flight and deploy the parachute.
The target will be at the next island to the south, but you won't make it. You just have to be high enough and far enough.
There will be a cut-scene with a massive explosion. The fireball will be at least 2 km across, indicating that it must have been a nuclear explosion.
After the mission, Rico will spawn on that smaller island.
- The name of the mission might be a reference to Bruce Almighty "I've got the power".
- An overheating nuclear reactor would in reality not explode in the same way as a nuke. A such reaction needs larger amounts highly reactive and unstable isotopes, like Uranium-235, in larger amounts. Nuclear fuel used in constructive (In this case, "constructive") purposes usually has very low amounts of these isotopes. The Isla San Cristobal reactor is most likely a Heavy water reactor, a variant of reactor that is excellent for the usage of the already mentioned reactor.