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Just Cause 4

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Just Cause 4
Just Cause 4 cover
Avalanche Studios
Square Enix
Apex Engine
Release dates
Windows December 4, 2018
Metacritic 68
OpenCritic 68
Monetization One-time game purchase, DLC
Modes Singleplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives Third-person
Controls Direct control
Genres Open world, TPS
Sports Parachuting
Vehicles Automobile, Flight
Art styles Realistic
Themes Contemporary
Series Just Cause
Just Cause 4 on HowLongToBeat
Just Cause 4 on IGDB
Just Cause 4 on MobyGames
Just Cause 4 on Wikipedia
Just Cause
Just Cause 2006
Just Cause 2 2010
Just Cause 3 2015
Just Cause 4 2018

Just Cause 4 is a singleplayer third-person open world and TPS game in the Just Cause series.

General information

Steam Community Discussions


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
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Only includes the Steam installer.
Epic Games Store
Epic Games Launcher
Reloaded, Gold Edition and Complete edition.
Publisher website
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Gold Edition and Complete Edition also available.
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Green Man Gaming
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Reloaded Edition. Gold Edition and Complete Edition also available.
Humble Store
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Reloaded Edition. Gold Edition and Complete Edition also available.
Microsoft Store
Microsoft Store
Reloaded Edition. Xbox Play Anywhere, Xbox Game Pass for PC
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Gold Edition and complete Edition also available.
Reloaded is the new base game as of 2019.
All versions require Denuvo Anti-Tamper DRM.

Version differences

Reloaded Edition contains the Base Game and Deluxe Gear Sets (Digital Deluxe, Deathstalker, Neon Racer and Renegade Packs)
Gold Edition includes everything in the Reloaded Edition plus the Expansion Pass and the Golden Gear Pack.
Complete Edition includes everything in the Gold Edition as well as every other piece of DLC


DLC and expansion packs

Name Notes
Adversary Vehicle Pack Includes the "X700 Flycatcher" VTOL aircraft and "Prospero Shade" Interceptor
Danger Rising Story Expansion. Includes a new Hoverboard game mechanic
Dare Devils of Destruction Racing themed expansion
Deathstalker Scorpion Pack Includes a "Deathstalker Scorpion" muscle-car, storm buggy, explosive rifle, parachute and wingsuit.
Digital Deluxe Content Includes the Stealth Micro Jet vehicle and a custom wingsuit.
Expansion Pass Includes the three expansions.
Golden Gear Pack Includes a "Golden Gear" shotgun, parachute, and wingsuit.
Los Demonios Halloween themed expansion
Neon Racer Pack Includes a "Neon Racer" sports car, parachute, and wingsuit.
Renegade Pack Includes a "Renegade" drone gun, parachute, and wingsuit.
Sea Dogs Vehicle Pack Includes the "SS Borracho" and "Hellbender" hovercraft
Shark & Bark Vehicle Pack Includes the "Thresher" and "84 Sheepdog" "comedy" vehicles
Soaring Speed Vehicle Pack Includes the "Prisa Avispa C" flying car and "Coyle Rattler" hotrod
The Dragon Includes "The Dragon" custom Rocket Launcher
Toy Vehicle Pack Includes miniature versions of several in game vehicles

Essential improvements

Skip intro videos

Use Ashen Mod Loader and No Intro Mod[1]
  1. Extract ModLauncherv1.1 from here and launch JC4-Config.exe from that explorer window, go to the game installation folder, press the "Install Mods" button and the game will now be patched to enable dropzone, this method allows the game to be launched from steam with mods enabled. for Windows 11, if running JC4-Config.exe brings up an explorer window that only features the desktop without the option to navigate to your steam directory, drag ConsoleLauncher.exe from the resources folder to the to the game installation folder, make a backup of the original JustCause4.exe and rename ConsoleLauncher.exe to JustCause4.exe this patches the game to enable dropzone manually.
  2. Download the latest version of the mod here and extract the dropzone folder to the game installation folder.
Use No Intro Mod and Mod Launcher[2]
  1. Download the latest version of the mod here and extract the dropzone folder to the game installation folder.
  2. Use the LaunchWithDropzone.exe launcher from here to launch the game using the contents of the dropzone folder. The launcher uses English voiceovers by default. Command line arguments for languages are listed on the mod page.
Use Just Cause 4 Console Thingy
  1. Download the latest version here.
  2. Extract xinput9_1_0.dll to <path-to-game>.
  3. Add the -quickstart command line argument.

Fix Voice Language Being Set To English And Becoming Unchangeable

Manually Change The Voice Language From The Game Files[3]
  1. Go to the game installation folder/archives_win64/main
  2. Make a backup of eng and rename your chosen language to eng

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Square Enix\Just Cause 4\LocalData\startup_settings.json
Microsoft Store
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/517630/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location

System Location
Windows <Steam-folder>\userdata\<user-id>\517630\remote\
%USERPROFILE%\Documents\Epic Games\Square Enix\Just Cause 4\
Microsoft Store
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/517630/pfx/[Note 1]
4 player profiles available.

Save game cloud syncing

System Native Notes
Epic Games Launcher
Requires enabling backup of the Documents folder in OneDrive on all computers.
Steam Cloud
Xbox Cloud


In-game graphics settings.
In-game graphics settings.
In-game gameplay settings.
In-game gameplay settings.


Keyboard and mouse State Notes
UI keys cannot be changed.
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Both X and Y axes can be inverted.
Controller support
Full controller support
Controller remapping
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Controller sensitivity
Same as mouse.
Controller Y-axis inversion
Both X and Y axes can be inverted.
Controller types
XInput-compatible controllers
Xbox button prompts
Impulse Trigger vibration
Use X1nput[5]
DualShock 4 controllers
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Generic/other controllers
Additional information
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Simultaneous controller+KB/M


In-game sound settings.
In-game sound settings.

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Sound Effects, Voice, Music, Car radio
Surround sound
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Royalty free audio


Language UI Audio Sub Notes
Simplified Chinese
Traditional Chinese
Japanese audio only available in Japan.
Brazilian Portuguese
Latin American Spanish

Issues unresolved

Game freezes

A possible solution is setting CPU priority to High.

Changing CPU Priority
  1. Open the Task Manager, and go to the Details tab.
  2. Right-click JustCause4.exe and select Set Priority.
  3. Select High. Then click Change priority.
This has to be done every time the game is launched. Use a program like Process Hacker to save the CPU priority.

Game Crashes when trying to do Cabo Marrón Wingsuit Stunt

A problem seemingly exclusive to the base EGS version of the game which seems to be missing files and is therefore impossible to 100%.
Make sure you buy the Season pass, Gold or Complete version on said store

Other information


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 11
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes


Middleware Notes
Physics Havok
Audio FMOD
Cutscenes Bink Video

System requirements

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 7 SP1
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i5-2400 3.1 GHz
AMD FX-6300 3.5 GHz
System memory (RAM) 8 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 59 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce GTX 760
AMD Radeon R9 270
2 GB of VRAM
DirectX 11.1 compatible
A 64-bit operating system is required.


  1. 1.0 1.1 File/folder structure within this directory reflects the path(s) listed for Windows and/or Steam game data (use Wine regedit to access Windows registry paths). Games with Steam Cloud support may store data in ~/.steam/steam/userdata/<user-id>/517630/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (517630) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.


  1. Verified by User:unknownmiscreant / Protato on 2019-04-19
  2. Verified by User:Drat / Rick on 2019-01-24
  3. Verified by User:eng / Rick on 2023-09-17
  4. Does this game have HDR? :: Just Cause 4 General Discussions - last accessed on May 2023
  5. X1nput 2.0 - Xbox One Controller Impulse Triggers on (almost) any PC game - last accessed on May 2023