If you’ve been waiting to play Just Cause 3 with your friends, the multiplayer mod is now in beta.
When Just Cause 2 released in 2010, it didn’t include an option to play with friends. That changed in 2012, when a mod was released that allowed 600 players to play together. The mod was so successful (and popular) that Just Cause 2 developer Avalanche Studios hired its lead architect in 2016.
Just Cause 3 also launched without multiplayer support, but as before a group of fans has stepped up to add in the multiplayer functionality. Nanos Team has just released the first beta build of the Just Cause 3 multiplayer mod.
The developers describe the mod thusly: “Our modification opens the door to incredible multiplayer possibilities including racing, deathmatch, skydiving, roleplaying or freeroam. But it doesn’t have to stop there: Thanks to our powerful scripting API server owners can easily create game modes on their own.”
If you want to race your friends across a giant island while grappling your way from vehicle to vehicle, this mod has you covered. I imagine that’s the very least of the hijinks that will ensue once this mod becomes widely played.
You can download the JC3MP mod from the official mod site. The full version of the mod is planned to release in the next few months.