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Operation Thunderbarge - Story Mission Walkthrough & Guide

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Check out this guide for a full walkthrough of story mission Operation Thunderbarge from Just Cause 4, including gameplay tips, guides, and more!

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Operation Thunderbarge - Mission Prerequisite & Unlocks

Need to Complete the Thunderbarge: Ion Coil Delivery Mission First

Just Cause 4 Operation Thunderbarge Walkthrough

Operation Thunderbarge will only appear in the map once the Thunderbarge: Ion Coil Delivery mission is done. The Ion Coil Delivery is a straightforward mission that you can complete quickly.

Unlock the Thunderbarge for Supply Drops

Just Cause 4 Operation Thunderbarge Walkthrough

After completing the Operation Thunderbarge mission, the Thunderbarge will now be available for you as a Supply Drop. You can call for Supply Drops through the Menu!

Start the Mission

Start the Mission - Walkthrough Chart

No.Procedure
1Start the Operation Thunderbarge Mission in Casquillos Vacios

1. Start the Mission - Hint & Tips

Head to Casquillos Vacios to Commence Operation Thunderbarge

Just Cause 4 Operation Thunderbarge Walkthrough

You need to manually activate Operation Thunderbarge in Casquillos Vacios in Wachikuni to start the mission. Head over to the quest marker to get a prompt to start it.

Bring the Thunderbarge to Zona Dos

Bring the Thunderbarge to Zona Dos - Walkthrough Chart

No.Procedure
1Drive the Thunderbarge to the Lock in Esclusa Cuenca
2Destroy the 2 Generators to open the gates
3Push through the gates with the Thunderbarge
4Drive down the falls
5Follow the markers to reach Zona Dos
6Get the Thunderbarge inside Zona Dos

1~6. Bring the Thunderbarge to Zona Dos - Hint & Tips

Mission will Fail if the Thunderbarge is Destroyed

Just Cause 4 Operation Thunderbarge Walkthrough

Make sure to keep the Thunderbarge from being blown up by choosing to escape rather than fight! It's also good to blow up enemy ships with the canon from a distance before they can engage you!

1. Drive the Thunderbarge to the Lock - Hint & Tips

Destroy the Mines to Clear the Way

Just Cause 4 Operation Thunderbarge Walkthrough

There will be a huge minefields that will block your path to the Lock. Destroy them with the Thunderbarge's cannon, but aim and shoot quickly as you can only blow them up one at a time.

2. Destroy the Generators - Hint & Tips

Grapple to Quickly Reach Each Generator

Just Cause 4 Operation Thunderbarge Walkthrough

The generators are situated on either side of the gate so grapple to reach both of them as soon as possible. Remember that while you're destroying them, enemies will still shoot at the Thunderbarge!

Expose the Generator's Machinery with Balloons

Just Cause 4 Operation Thunderbarge Walkthrough

Use your Balloons to open up the generators and expose their vulnerable machinery. This will make it easier for you to blow them up with explosive or other heavy weapons.

3. Push Through the Gates - Hint & TIps

Ram Through Gates to Open Them

Just Cause 4 Operation Thunderbarge Walkthrough

The gates will not manually open when you destroy the generators. You need to ram the Thunderbarge through the gates to be able to get through.

4. Drive Down the Falls - Hint & Tips

You Will Land Safely No Matter How You Jump

Just Cause 4 Operation Thunderbarge Walkthrough

No need to worry about having to jump down the falls. Once you get past the edge, you will enter into a cutscene and it will end with the Thunderbarge safe back on the surface.

6. Get the Thunderbarge Inside Zona Dos - Hint & Tips

Use the Ramp to Get Into Zona Dos

Just Cause 4 Operation Thunderbarge Walkthrough

Right outside of Zona Dos are ramps that you can use to push the Thunderbarge right inside the base. Accelerate and aim for the ramp to jump through and land inside!

Destroy the Core in Zona Dos

Destroy the Core in Zona Dos - Walkthrough Chart

No.Procedure
1Destroy the 3 Lightning Rods in the Base
2Destroy the Core's 3 Magnetic Locks
3Go back into the Thunderbarge
4Destroy the Zona Dos' Core

1 ~ 4. Destroy the Core in Zona Dos - Hint & Tips

Grapple to Move Across the Base

Just Cause 4 Operation Thunderbarge Walkthrough

With the lightning storm around, it's best to stay low and use your grappling point to travel between objectives. Using your parachute here is risky as the lightning will target objects that are higher up in the air.

1. Destroy the 3 Lightning Rods - Hint & Tips

Blow Up the Power Cells to Destroy Lightning Rods

Just Cause 4 Operation Thunderbarge Walkthrough

You need to destroy the 2 Power Cells on each side of the Lightning Rods to bring them down. You can easily find them as they glow orange and are an easy enough target to blow up.

Lightning will be More Intense with Less Lightning Rods

Just Cause 4 Operation Thunderbarge Walkthrough

Destroying the Lighting Rods will make you more vulnerable to lightning. Sparks on your back will indicate how long you have till lightning strikes you. The more intense the sparks, the less time you have.

2. Destroy the 3 Core's Magnetic Locks - Hint & Tips

Destroy the Locks as Fast as You Can

Just Cause 4 Operation Thunderbarge Walkthrough

The locks are situated at a high point in the base, making it very risky to stay up there for so long with the lightning storm. Once you get up there, destroy the locks as quick as you can then grapple away to stay clear of lightning.

4. Destroy the Zona Dos' Core - Hint & Tips

Aim for the Glowing Orange Parts of the Core

Just Cause 4 Operation Thunderbarge Walkthrough

With the Thunderbarge's cannons, aim for the glowing orange machinery of the core to destroy it. The machinery will be spinning so you need to time your shots to land them.

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