Just Cause (1)Edit
It's always mounted on a tripod.
LocationsEditIt can be found on both Military vehicles, like the MV and Wallys GP and Guerrilla patrol cars, like the Shimizu Tumbleweed. It can also be seen on a lot of armed boats.
It is also found at the second Agency safehouse in Provincia de Los Bravos and at every Guerrilla safehouse. These are installed on top of Guard Towers with a Guerrilla soldier operating it. Almost every military base, government and unmarked, have guard towers equipped with a mounted gun and a searchlight. The mounted gun is also equipped on top of the cartel villas and sometimes can be seen in use during Rioja Cartel Liberations.
Just Cause 2Edit
In use, it's very similar to the Minigun, the main differences being fire rate and locations. Miniguns are often referred to as Mounted Guns by the Faction members, but the Minigun is a different weapon and is able to be detached from its mount, where the Mounted Gun is always fixed and only used on vehicles.
Mounted guns fire about as fast as a one-star Machine Gun, and have the same power as one too. These turrets require a person to operate them, and another person to drive the vehicle. When on a vehicle such as a Helicopter, the Mounted Gun fires as fast as a Minigun, dealing the same amount of damage as a Minigun as well. In addition, the turret now becomes controlled by the driver, allowing for strafing runs.
It's the most common vehicle weapon.
- Most Black Market vehicles use a different version, which can be operated by the vehicle driver.
- On many Military vehicles.
- Most Faction vehicles.
Holding glitch (All platforms)Edit
See also: Bugs.
If one is in a mounted gun turret (tested on boat + Ular Boys vehicle), then saves the game, then immediately loads the game without resuming it, Rico spawn will be in the nearest faction HQ "holding" the mounted gun. It will be floating at his knees, pointing to the upper right. Rico's arms will be in a position as if he's holding the minigun. The player can still fire the weapon, and bullets fire forward from the front of the gun, even though it is facing the wrong way. The player can drop the gun like they drop a minigun, but cannot pick it up again once dropped. This is an incredibly amusing glitch and it is recommended you try this. Unfortunately, if you try to use your Machine Gun or Assault Rifle, its reserve ammo count WILL be empty, save for a full magazine already in the weapon. This glitch corrupts your save file and every time you load that particular file you will fortunately or unfortunately suffer from this glitch, unless you save the game again and load the new file.