Once you have completed Just Cause 4 Windwalker: The Stormchaser, your next step in Operation Windwalker is Diversion. Windwalker: Diversion is a fun mission, and Nerds and Scoundrels has everything you need to complete it. Keep reading our Just Cause 4 Windwalker Diversion walkthrough to get the scoop!
Rico, Sargento and his team need to set up the Wind Cannons in Nuevo Voz. But there’s a problem: the city is crawling with Black Hand. We need a diversion.
Just Cause 4 Windwalker Diversion Walkthrough
Mira’s plan to take down Zona Tres requires setting up Wind Cannons in Nuevo Voz, but she needs a diversion to buy Sargento time to set them up. That’s where you come in. When the mission starts, Mira highlights on your map a Black Hand tank in Nuevo Voz she needs you to steal. Head into Nuevo Voz. You will meet zero resistance on the way, and the Black Hand has helpfully left a giant tank almost completely unguarded. That’s nice of them!
Ruin the day of the three random guys tasked with guarding this enormous killing machine, and then follow the waypoints to deliver the tank to the ambush site. Because what’s an ambush without a tank?
Following the waypoints, you’ll come across increasing resistance as you get closer. Black Hand members on motorcycles and armored vehicles don’t offer much threat to you, but there are two larger threats that should concern you: other tanks and air strikes.
Thankfully, you won’t get swarmed by more than one tank at a time, so it’s easy to out-duel them. As for airstrikes, your best bet is to stay vigilant and take care to move out of the way as soon as you get the AOE indicator on screen:
Keep moving, and you’ll start encountering helicopters as you get closer. While these can be hard to snipe while moving, they will helpfully hover in place when they start firing which makes them easy to hit. Keep moving and you’ll soon reach the spot for the ambush.
Once you arrive at the site of the ambush, you’ll just need to hold the field and stay alive for 2 minutes and 30 seconds. At first the Black Hand is fairly slow to come and you can leisurely pick their armored vehicle off as the stream in. The volume picks up at about the 2 minute mark, and one minute in the airstrikes start. The final minute is the craziest, with waves of armored vehicles, multiple helicopters, and even rocket launcher wielding bad guys on nearby roofs. As soon as the clock strikes zero, the mission completes and your friends swoop in the clear up any remaining bad guys. On to the next!
P.S. our favorite part of completing this mission? It unlocks the Warchief Assault Tank for supply drops! Curious about how supply drops work? Read our Supply Drops Guide here!
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And that’s how you complete the Just Cause 4 Windwalker: Diversion mission. Did you find this guide to be helpful? Terrible? Let us know either way in the comments! And don’t forget to check out the rest of our Just Cause 4 content here at Nerds and Scoundrels.
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