Just Cause 3’s first expansion, Sky Fortress, launches for Expansion Pass holders on March 8, following a patch to reduce load times which will be available to download tomorrow, March 4. People who don’t own the Air, Land and Sea Expansion Pass will be able to purchase Sky Fortress separately from March 15.
If you’ve ever attached two tethers to a cow and made a makeshift ‘cattlepult’, you’ll understand why Just Cause 3 is in our picks of PC’s best sandbox games.
Sky Fortress will face you off against a new enemy: the eDEN Corporation, a futuristic military organisation with an army of killer drones and yes, a massive Sky Fortress.
To tackle this new threat you will get an upgradeable, rocket-powered, weaponised ‘Bavarium Wingsuit’ fitted with shoulder mounted machine guns and auto targeting missiles – imagine Iron Man if he was played by Antonio Banderas. Rico will also be getting an ‘Eviction’ personal defence drone and ‘Bavarium Splitter’ assault rifle, and you can carry it all over into the main game.
“The new content will fundamentally alter how our players approach the game – we’re really looking forward to seeing how fans adapt to the new Wingsuit,” said Tobias Andersson, senior producer at Avalanche Studios. “The new story missions, challenges and gadgets that can be taken into the main game really mix things up, and we can’t wait for players to revisit Medici and start getting even more creative.”
The Sky Fortress pack will be priced at £9.49 whilst the Expansion Pass is available for £19.99 and will bring three content packs in total before the end of summer 2016. You also get a week’s early access to the upcoming ones, as with Sky Fortress, if you own the Expansion Pass.
Before Sky Fortress is released, though, there’s a new patch that will be downloadable tomorrow, March 4, and it will fix the following:
- Reduced initial loading time and in-game loading screens by 20-50%
- Fixed several memory leaks resulting in crashes
- Reduced a number of random crashes
- Improved streaming of game world
- Some performance optimizations related to hitches and stuttering
- Implemented DLC system in preparation of the Air, Land and Sea packages