This page contains our walkthrough for the first main mission in Just Cause 4. Operation Whiteout serves as an introduction and shows the most important elements of the game. The mission is divided into a few stages during which you will be able to test all the gadgets (grappling hook, parachute, wingsuit) and fight your first enemies.
- Road to Illapa
- Hack the console
- Meet Mira
- Destroy generators
- How to unlock fuse?
- Completing the mission
Road to Illapa
Your first objective is to reach the Illapa building. Follow the on-screen marker. That place is far away so you the grappling hook. Aim where you want to attach it and then press the grappling hook button. The hook will get attached to that place pulling you towards it - this gadget allows you to move around the map fast and reach almost any place.
Soon, you will reach a wall. Jump down from it - press the parachute button while you are falling down. Your character gains speed and starts moving in the direction you are pointing him at. Remember, you can use the grappling hook even when you are parachuting. Attach it to various objects - this increases your speed. You will also be able to use the parachute for a longer period of time before you touch the ground. Keep moving towards the mission marker.
You want to learn more about the grappling hook and the parachute? Check "Moving around the map" chapter.
You reach the place where you will have your first fight. This won't be anything difficult - you will only face the regular enemies. Your starting rifle should be enough for them. Be on the move and shoot the enemies. Remember to collect ammo by moving close to a corpse - you don't have to press any buttons.
Head to the nearby air turbine. Jump down towards it and then open the parachute - your character will start floating. Keep moving upwards until you see the mission marker. Move towards it and you will reach the top of the building.
Hack the console
More enemies await you at the top. However, these enemies are also the regular ones, and there aren't many of them. Head towards the console. Press the button displayed on the screen to start hacking. During this process, you have to defend yourself from all direction. The enemies are still easy to defeat, but there are more of them this time - open the chest near the console (it contains a rocket and a grenade launcher). With these weapons, you shouldn't have problems with defeating the hostiles. When the hacking bar gets full, it will trigger a cut-scene. After that, you will be moved to another location.
How to eliminate enemies efficiently and effectively? Check "Combat" chapter to learn more combat tips.
You are in a new location. Your character doesn't have any gear - the objective is to meet Mira. Follow the mission marker. You won't come across any threats, except the bridge that will collapse suddenly - simply jump to move forward. Watch the cut-scene that will introduce you to the game's plot.
Time for another gadget - a wingsuit. Jump down and then press the button displayed on the screen. This allows you to use the wingsuit - the gadget gives you the ability to glide. Head towards the mission marker. If you fall down, continue your journey by using the parachute and the grappling hook.
When you reach the destination, the game will inform you how to use the AR scan - this system shows you nearby mission objectives. Use AR scan to mark three generators. Reach all three buildings and destroy the generators.
How to get inside a building?
Every building with a generator is accessed in the same way. Shoot the grappling hook at a barrel near the entrance. Don't release the button yet. Instead, you have to hold it. An explosive barrel is now attached with the grappling hook - shoot another hook at the door. The barrel will fly towards the entrance and detonate - do that with all three buildings.
How to destroy a generator?
Every generator has a cover that you have to remove before destroying it. The process of removing a generator's cover is very similar to how you were making the entrance to a building. Hold the grappling hook button while you are aiming at a generator. Then, shoot another hook at, i.e. a wall. This removes the cover and reveals the generator. Shoot it.
Do that with all three generators.
How to unlock fuse?
Move to the main power plant. The game will mark it for you. Your new objective is to destroy two fuses. However, they are blocked - you have to open them first. Use the same method as when you were dealing with the generators. Hold the hook button while aiming at a breaker. Then, shoot another hook at the ceiling. Use any weapon to destroy a fuse. Do the same with the second.
Completing the mission
Once both fuses are destroyed, go to the main panel in the power plant and use it. You can now use the map. Open it and then click on the area pointed by the arrow - this gives the order to attack and capture that region.
More information on how to capture locations in "Recapturing locations" chapter.
Lastly, head towards the power plant's exit - you have completed Operation Whiteout mission.