Since the summer of 2012, the Just Cause 2 Multiplayer Mod has been circling the web, gathering more than 140,000 supporters, and has now been confirmed to finally be getting an official release on Steam. Just Cause 2, originally published in 2010 by Eidos Interactive, was praised for its high-octane gameplay and dynamic open world in which the player could quite literally turn the Panau Islands into their own personal playground, toasting passing vehicles into burned out tiddlywinks and reducing attack helicopters to black, muddy puddles.
The mod, along with an independent server client, will be available for download from the Steam store, allowing users to hop into their friend’s game and add to the body count, or simply surf the roofs of civil traffic – the fun has doubled, or at least it seemed that way until developers of the mod announced that each game server can handle up to a staggering 5,000 individuals, tearing the shores of Panau and its engrossing jungles apart with rapid gunfire, aircraft assault and a bunch of lunatics waving grappling hooks about.
The mod has seen a plethora of tests over the past months and still has beta keys available to those who own a licensed copy of the game, though the final beta test will be hosted on December 7th. Developers of the mod are hoping to have downloads available to the public by the end of the year, so even if you can’t manage to slip into the beta program, you won’t have to wait too long before the public release brings you all the hectic carnage bound to be in store for us.
The initial price of the mod or the existence of there being one is not entirely known at this point, though we can only hope it floods out in time for a Christmas/New Year sale!
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