Description and useEdit
Just Cause (1)Edit
In Just Cause (1), there are two variants of the placed explosive.
- Timed explosives detonate 5 seconds after being placed, just enough time to get to a safe distance.
- Triggered explosives are placed and then detonated with a remote control. They can only be detonated while standing on the ground or any stationary object.
Both can cause huge damage if tactically placed. Unlike in Just Cause 2, these explosives are placed on the ground instead of thrown, but they can be kicked around to move them. The explosives in Just Cause 2 stick to the first object they touch. This allows them to be used during the most sophisticated stunts.
The explosive power seems to be a little more powerful than the level 6 Just Cause 2 versions and must not be underestimated, as they can destroy government barricades and most vehicles in a single explosion.
If you're planning on using these in a liberation, keep in mind that you'll have to run all the way to the barricade to do it. Grenades are much more convenient for this, but it takes more than one grenade. There's lots of action during these battles, so try them both to see what you're more skilled with. Moving fast to and from the barricade is a very good way to test these out safely.
Just Cause 2Edit
This item can be found during the first mission. As the name implies, these charges are not on a timer, but are detonated remotely by holding down the button used to throw them. Holding down the button will detonate all explosives, not just one and Rico can only activate the detonator when standing (whether on a vehicle or solid ground), swimming (on the surface) or gliding with the Parachute.
Throwing C4 will trigger Heat if any soldiers can see either Rico, or the explosives, during the throw and after attached to an object. What you can do, is walk up close to a Propaganda Trailer and providing that no nearby soldiers are watching you, quietly place (not throw) the C4 on the target object without triggering heat. It's tricky, as soldiers will sound the alarm if they see you get too close to a trailer or a statue anyway.
C4 can also be placed on to vehicles and then driven up to a Propaganda Trailer and left to be detonated later.
You can use triggered explosives like mines, enemies only back away from them when they're thrown. This is very useful in numerous situations such as in the mission Three Kings, where the targets will always default to the center of their platforms, when they do, simply detonate the explosives. Depending on how much they are upgraded, they will kill them with only a few explosives.
These explosives are one of the most devastating weapons in the Just Cause game series and with just a few upgrades, can be used to destroy a small building with just one. Until upgraded to 4 stars, it will take 2 explosives to destroy a Pandak Baby Panay Statue. Also it seems that the level of this weapon affects the number of explosives that can be placed before detonation. Small to medium size vehicles such as a Cassius 192 will easily be blown up either in mid-air or on the ground. The Just Cause 2 version is overall more useful and can be used in a very tactical ways as opposed to the Just Cause (1) variant where it was simply placed on the ground and the player had to run away fast to a safe area.
|Game||Just Cause (1)||Just Cause 2|
There are no levels in this game, but the destructive power is greater.
|Number carried||5 of both types for a total of 10||10||12||14||16||18||20|
|Blast radius in meters||At least 10||7.5||8||8.5||9||9.5||10|
- This weapon is provided during the first mission, hidden behind the SAMs.
- Can be bought on the Black Market for $30,000.
- Reapers Hideout. There's a box of them near the wooden platform with a sign saying "NO BASE JUMPING".
- X:21130; Y:29580. Statue building area from O Panay Redentor mission.
- Provided and found in some missions.