These Just Cause 4 Easter Eggs will blow your mind

Some a-moo-sing secrets that just scream “Take on me”
By Duncan Heaney

It can be difficult to notice between the stunts, tornadoes and endless explosions, but the island of Solís is packed with secrets and Easter Eggs.

The Just Cause team put together this fantastic video showcasing some of the most entertaining in the game. If you can stop blowing things up for a few seconds (and we appreciate that’s a difficult ask), you might just be able to find them yourselves…

Not able to watch? Here’s a rundown of some of my personal favourites:

1. The gun that turns things into cows

You may think this secret is a load of bull - and you’d be right!

Hidden on a small farm in north-east Vaivenes is a very special gun. How special? It turns enemies into cows.

Yes - some games have freeze rays, but Just Cause 4 has a Friesian ray.

It’s amazing fun to embrace the spirit of 90s catchphrases and charge around Solís shouting things like “Cowabunga!” and “Don’t have a cow man!”, and honestly, that would be enough to make it worth it - but no, there’s more.

The alt-fire function on the gun is even better - it turns Rico into a cow too. I mean, if you’re looking to beef up the main character, that’s one way to do it.

2. Step into an 80s music video

If you’re a fan of classic 80s music… well, who isn’t a fan of classic 80s music?

In the town of Vista Futura, in the Abundancia region of Solís, is a building that looks like it’s under construction. When you get near, you may notice a faint rendition of A-ha’s classic Take On Me playing in the background.

Grapple up to the roof and enter the building and Rico will enter a version of the classic Take On Me music video - complete with black and while line drawing visuals, a window to the ‘real world’ and a dancing woman.

3. Turn Just Cause 4 into the world’s most violent sitcom

So you’re soaring majestically over Solis, when suddenly you faceplant into the side of a mountain. It’s always funny when it happens, but do you know what would make it even better? A laughter track, of course.

That’s exactly what this secret gives you. Back in Vaivenes, in the town of Joya Del Sol, is a slightly creepy clown poster. It’s on the back of a building in the fun fair - you’ll have to move a dumpster to find it.

Shoot the poster, and you’ll activate a laugh track that activates every time Rico ragdolls. That means every time you’re blown up, hit by a car, or fly headfirst into a solid object, the audience will crack up as if they’re watching it live.

It essentially turns the game into a cheesy studio sitcom - sort of like the Big Bang Theory, just with more broken bones.

That’s just the tip of a very entertaining iceberg - there are even more Easter Eggs discussed in the video, and map locations to find them, and some we still haven’t even touched on.

But which have you found, and which do you like most? Share your thoughts in the comments, and with Just Cause on Twitter. And check out the Just Cause YouTube channel for even more great videos:

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