It's re-usable and can be used any time when suitable altitude is obtained, such as from sky-diving out of an aircraft or from BASE jumping. While riding in a car or other vehicle, it's possible to enter a "stunt position", from which the parachute can be released, propelling Rico into the air.When in conjunction with the Protec Grappler G3 it can be used to latch on to vehicles from afar and reel oneself towards them. In Just Cause 2, it can also be used with the grappling hook to "slingshot" oneself further past an object, propelling oneself at very high velocities. The grappler and parachute can be used to transport Rico around Panau.
Just Cause (1)Edit
The parachute is first used in the mission "Devil's Drop Zone". From then on, it can be used to parasail behind any vehicle and safely descend from heights that would otherwise kill you. It is quite common for unexperienced players to reel in and out and have to reload the grappler because of getting too far in front of the target.
ParasailingEditParasailing is when you use the Protec Grappler G3 to let yourself be towed by a vehicle, while hanging from your parachute. The advantage is a good view, but it's slow. It's advisable to try this on the larger 4-lane roads, behind sports cars. It can be used for slow transportation and for gaining altitude to glide somewhere further away.
Just Cause 2EditThe parachute is available at all times in Just Cause 2. There's a standard parachute (black) and a downloadable extra, called the "Chaos Parachute" (red). Also downloadable are the "Dual Parachute Thrusters" which are relatively unrealistic engines that turn the black parachute into a self-propelled vehicle.
This game also provides a more advanced grappling hook, which allows much more complicated stunts than the Just Cause (1) version. Using the grappling hook, you can pull yourself forward while gliding with the parachute, which speeds you up, allows sharp turns and even allows you to ascend mountains.
Also the Panau Military use parachutes when calling for backup at military settlements. But those parachutes are the round, older versions with a yellowish colour. They can definitely be seen during the stronghold takeover Pilgrimage in Kampung Bahari.
- Unrealistically (but conveniently), the parachute can be used repeatedly, without having to repack it, or buy a new one.
- Rico deploys the parachute from a small pouch that he wears like a backpack. This is also evident when he calls for a different parachute via the black market dealer, as the case dropped contains a pouch with shoulder straps.
- Buying and equipping the Chaos parachute removes the Dual Parachute Thrusters and vice versa.
- Both Just Cause and Just Cause 2's last storyline missions end with Rico parachuting away into the air. In Just Cause 1, he ends up in front of the Presidential Palace, while in Just Cause 2, he ends up on the Agency barge.