Just Cause 2 has long been a fan favorite in the realm of sandbox gaming due to the innumerable possibilities presented by the game’s mechanics. Modding of the PC version further increased Just Cause 2′s cult status, as intrepid coders worked to put the game’s ridiculous arsenal immediately and inexhaustibly at players’ fingertips. Now, the long-awaited multiplayer mod for Just Cause 2 is finally due to hit Steam.

Already handed out to a limited extent leading up to its Steam release, Just Cause 2 Multiplayer opens up the island of Panau to several players at a time. A labor of love, the mod’s servers are actually being paid for out of the developers’ own pockets, along with some help from donors already testing the beta releases. After a year of public testing that finished on December 7, 2013, the mod is finally ready for full release.

This highlight video from BN Games Reviews on YouTube shows just a sampling of the shenanigans awaiting those who pick up the multiplayer mod for Just Cause 2. The mod itself comes completely free of charge, and getting it through Steam if you already have the game through there eases the installation process. The game sells for a low $14.99 currently, with some discount love likely come Steam Holiday Sale time. If you want more information on the mod itself or feel like kicking the creators some spare change for this delightful revival of a mostly forgotten game, hit up the mod’s official website.

Source: Rock Paper Shotgun