Just Cause 2 Multiplayer mod is back with another test weekend

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The manic Just Cause 2 Multiplayer mod is holding another public test this weekend, after adding a selection of features sure to amplify the absurdity. Well, mainly one feature: improved hit detection - transporting over the single-player aiming system, for gunfights that are more responsive and lag-free. There's a trailer showing the new system in action. Warning: dubstep.

Just Cause 2 multiplayer mod video shows explosive boat races and plane chases

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Just Cause 2's multiplayer mod - the snappily named JC2-MP - is being worked on by its creators again. They'd downed tools on the project about two years ago, citing "impossible obstacles" as their reasoning. But now they're back on the job, having worked "in secret" the last month getting the mod working. JC2-MP aims to let a gaggle of grappling hook-wielding Rico Rodriguezes take to the tropical island of Panau, to either maybe sort of overthrow some person, or - much preferably - engage in as much boat-racing, parachute-gliding, helicopter-jumping hijinx as possible.

Find out more at the mod makers' site, and see the video below for extra, explosive details. This is excellent news for our own terrifying floating weirdo, Tom F.