Just Cause 3 Dev Giving Away an Entire Island, But There's a Big Catch

You're responsible for taxes/fees, and Square Enix can't guarantee the island will be inhabitable or reachable other than by boat.


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Square Enix and developer Avalanche Studios have announced a new promotion for Just Cause 3 where they'll give away an entire island to one winner of an in-game contest. But, as you might have guessed, there are some major caveats that you should be aware of.

Here's how the contest will work.

Ninety days after Just Cause 3's launch on December 1, the person with the most "Chaos Points"--earned by causing mayhem in the game--will have a chance to win the Grand Prize--their very own island. The location of this island was not announced, but Square Enix says it will be valued at up to $50,000.

The major catch here is highlighted in the following section of the fine print.

"All taxes and fees associated with purchasing and obtaining of Island (including but not limited to attorney's fees, escrow, and closing costs) are the responsibility of the Winner," Square Enix said. "Sponsor does not guarantee the Island to be inhabitable, developed, or reachable by any means other than a boat."

In addition, Square Enix has the right to change or substitute any part of the Grand Prize "in its sole discretion."

Alternatively, the Grand Prize winner can choose to take $50,000 in cash in lieu of the island. That doesn't sound like such a bad prize, considering all the potential issues mentioned above.

The winner will be selected at the end of March, 2016. Interested players should also know that they'll need to buy the Day One edition of Just Cause 3 to participate in the contest.

In other news about private islands, did you there is a website that lists islands for sale and rent? There totally is.

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