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What's the trick with fighting the driver when trying to hijack a military vehicle in Just Cause 2?

I keep getting killed every time I try this. I have the difficulty set on 'experienced', and given how easy it is to take on half a dozen baddies, it doesn't seem like tossing a pilot out of a helicopter should be all that difficult.

The game provides hints about which buttons to press, but these come along much too slowly to be effective, like two or three seconds apart. Also it seems pretty much random whether it wants the X, the O, or the square.

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I think you're just a little confused about the process.

The "hints" aren't hints, they're instructions. Wait until the button icon pops up (which will be a random one of the four buttons) and then push it, not beforehand.

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really? i thought maybe when it flashed 'X' it meant start hitting X's, if it showed a square, start hitting squares, but you're saying, just watch the scuffle until the game cues a button symbol, then hit that button once? – JustJeff Jan 31 '11 at 1:55
That is exactly what you need to do. Be aware that if there are more occupants in the vehicle you will need to kill them before attempting to eject the driver. – Crag Jan 31 '11 at 2:53
As Crag says, just once. You need to do 3 successful presses to hijack. – Chad Birch Jan 31 '11 at 6:27
@Crag - yeah, i can get rid of the guy riding shotgun no prob, it's just getting that driver/pilot out. – JustJeff Jan 31 '11 at 11:27
verified! i never would have believed that it would be that uncomplicated. – JustJeff Feb 1 '11 at 1:58

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