Just Cause 4's Extreme Weather is Persistent and Biome-Specific

Just Cause 4's Extreme Weather is Persistent and Biome-Specific

The weather will wander Solis, looking for things to destroy.

One of the big hooks of Just Cause 4 is the all-new extreme weather system. Rico is not only up against an occupying army, he's also up against Mother Nature herself. Players can expect to run up against tornadoes, lightning, blizzards, and sandstorms in the world of Just Cause 4.

These extreme events aren't randomly occurring though. Instead, each event is biome specific: the tornado in the grasslands, lightning storms in the jungle, the sandstorm in the desert, and a vicious blizzard in the alpine mountain. Players can see the extreme weather coming just by looking up towards the horizon as the weather will change the game's skybox. You can also follow their path of destruction if you want to catch up with them.

"That's kind of a big thing for us. We take such an approach to sandboxing, allowing the player to have fun on their terms. We want to ensure that those things are always available and you don't need to be in a story mission or anything like that to have fun with it. It's there. It exists. It's a big problem to be dealt with," said Davison in an interview with USgamer.

"South America offered us the opportunity to have a great deal of variance: so you have rolling grasslands; you have dense, thick rainforest; you have barren, arid deserts, and then you have the outlying biomes. And each of those has an extreme weather phenomena within them that is unique to that location," he added. "You always see the sandstorms in the desert. They move around on their own, but they are always present. We want to ensure that those things are always available and you don't need to be in a story mission or anything like that to have fun with it."

You can read more about Just Cause 4 in our lengthy E3 2018 preview and interview on the game. Just Cause 4 will be coming to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC on December 8, 2018.

If you want to keep up with Just Cause 4, our guide page contains everything we already know about the game!

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Mike Williams

Reviews Editor

M.H. Williams is new to the journalism game, but he's been a gamer since the NES first graced American shores. Third-person action-adventure games are his personal poison: Uncharted, Infamous, and Assassin's Creed just to name a few. If you see him around a convention, he's not hard to spot: Black guy, glasses, and a tie.

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