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This New Mod Lets You Play As Any Character


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Everyone wishes Chop was a playable character in GTA V, right?

Even if you couldn’t care less about playing as a dog, a new mod lets you change your single-player character into any character you want. Anyone. NPCs, animals, random pedestrians–as long as the model is in the game, you can use it.

Check out the video below to learn how it works.

Pretty cool, right? (Not to mention hilarious, depending on the character being used.) With great mods like this coming out for the Xbox 360 and PS3 versions of GTA V, we can’t wait to see the mods created once the PC version is released.


Tip Guides for GTA Online Contact Missions


There’s lots to do in GTA Online, but if you want to have some fun, team up with your buddies and earn some $GTA money at the same time, then you should be looking at doing Contact Missions. While they can be very enjoyable, they can also be pretty hard, so check out the following tips guide for five of the toughest Contact Missions in GTA Online.

Factory Closure

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  • This mission is unlocked when you reach Rank 18. It can be played by 3-4 players, and you access it from the Start Menu. In this mission, you must steal motorbikes from the Maibatsu factory.
  • First, you must assign each player a role: Sniper, Transporter, and Lookout. This strategy uses four players, two of whom are Transporters.
  • Approach the factory from behind. There is a ladder nearby. The Sniper should climb the ladder and provide fire and information from above. The other players should fight the guards from cover. Don’t shoot the trailer by mistake, because you need it to complete the mission.
  • Once the guards have been killed, one of the Transporters should take the trailer and drive it to the drop-off point. The other Transporter and the Lookout should take a car to protect the trailer along the way.

Death From Above

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  • This mission is unlocked when you reach Rank 23. It can be played by 1-4 players, and you access it from the Start Menu. In this mission, you must infiltrate a mansion. The main difficulty you’ll run into is the combined force of the mansion guards and the cops, who will arrive shortly after you get inside.
  • This strategy requires four players.
  • Use a helicopter to station one player on the roof of a nearby building. The rooftop player should act as a sniper and kill the guards on the mansion roof. Then, use the helicopter to drop two other players to the mansion roof. They should proceed inside, kill the target, and get the proof. The player in the helicopter can then return for them.
  • Either call Lester or head somewhere isolated until your Wanted Level decreases, and then return to Madrazo.

High Priority Case

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  • This mission is unlocked when you reach Rank 25. It can be played by 1-4 players, and you get it from Lester. In this mission, you must get certain documents to Lester.
  • This strategy is best handled with four players.
  • Fly a helicopter to the Mile High Club. Three players should parachute out and approach the area with the aid of cover. The player in the helicopter should fly to the Maze Bank and act as a sniper, taking out the guards that approach. Once the guards are gone, one of the players on the ground must get the suitcase. Stay there in cover when the enemy helicopter comes. Your helicopter should help fight, and then take the player with the suitcase to Lester’s warehouse.

Base Invaders

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  • This mission is unlocked when you reach Rank 27. It can be played by 1-4 players, and you access it from the Star Menu. In this mission, you must steal a Cargobob from Fort Zancudo.
  • This strategy requires multiple players.
  • Land your plane on the runway west of Fort Zancudo, where you’ll have a better chance of going undetected. On your way, drop one player on the roof of a hangar to act as a sniper. After you land, another player should drive a Barracks past the Lazer Fighter Jets and put a Sticky Bomb on every one. Detonate them when you’re ready to steal the Cargobob. More guards will arrive, so make sure you have a bomb on every Lazer.
  • One player should circle around the back of the hangar while the others spread out and fight the guards. Infiltrate the hangar, kill the guards, and grab the Cargobob. While this player should be chosen in advance, a backup infiltrator should also be picked, in case the first one fails.
  • Escape the base and fly to Sandy Shores Airfield.

Out of Harmony

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  • This mission is unlocked when you reach Rank 50. It can be played by 1-4 players, and you get it from Ron. In this mission, you have to steal a trailer filled with weapons from The Lost, and you only have a limited amount of time.
  • This strategy requires four players.
  • Split up. Two players should come from the north, and two should come from the northeast, through the hole in the fence. The pair from the north needs to keep The Lost busy. The pair coming from the fence should fight until they can run to the truck. Drive the truck backwards to hook on the trailer, and then escape. Use the streets to reach the Catfish View boatyard.
  • The pair still on foot should kill the first two motorcycle-riding guards and use their motorcycles to follow and protect the trailer. The player in the truck can smash through motorcycles in front of them on the road.
  • At the boatyard, sneak up with the aid of the gravel piles, and then get into cover. Protect the trailer from The Lost.

Two New Strip Clubs Coming to GTA Online?


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If you consider yourself a bit of an aficionado on the various strip clubs found in Grand Theft Auto V then read on, because it looks like two more have been found…

Youtuber “MrBossFTW” has been doing a bit of investigating and thinks he’s found two new strip clubs for GTA Online that will possibly be unlocked/included in upcoming DLC.

The first club is in North Vinewood and called Hornbills. It’s a 24/7 strip club that’s quite a bit smaller than the Vanilla Unicorn currently open in the game. MrBossFTW thinks that a map/layout for a new club that he’s found in leaked DLC files matches this club pretty well.

The second club is potentially in Vespucci Beach and called “Bahama Mamas”. This is a much bigger club than Hornbills and also quite similar to the types that you might find in The Ballad of Gay Tony, which was DLC for Grand Theft Auto IV. In these types of strip clubs you can drink, dance, get yourself a dance, etc.

The source of the leaked strip club layout diagrams is not revealed, and to be honest we’re not even sure if the supposed “leaks” are real… but hey, it’s strip clubs and it’s GTA V related. We’re in!


New GTA V Release Rumor Points to November 14


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By now, you probably know GTA V will be released later this year for the PC, PS4, and Xbox One. There still isn’t an official release date. The last rumor we heard placed it on October 28 for all three versions. Now, a new rumor suggests at least the PC version of GTA V will come out on November 14.

This morning, a Danish retailer called Coolshop listed a release date of November 14, 2014 for GTA V. It has since been changed to the placeholder date of December 31, but PC Gamer got a screenshot beforehand.

Some fans are disappointed at the thought of such a late release date, but it’s probably better than if it joins the huge lineup set to release this October. This is still just a rumor, but we’ll let you know as soon as we hear anything official.


Bring Any Story Mode Car into GTA Online


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It is possible for you to bring a car from your single player game into GTA Online even after the latest update – you just can’t do it with DLC cars or with cars labeled as “too hot.”

Follow the steps below to bring any other car into GTA Online:

  1. First, drive the car to any Los Santos Customs location.
  2. Save your game.
  3. Drive it into Los Santos Customs.
  4. Pause the game and choose to enter an Invite Only Session of GTA Online.
  5. From there, pause again and choose to host a Job.
  6. Pick a race.
  7. Complete the race.
  8. Rate the race.
  9. Quit out of the “Vote on the next Job” screen, which should make you spawn in Los Santos Customs in the car you drove there, even though you’re still online.
  10. Either sell the car or take it to your garage.
  11. Switch back to single player to repeat the process if you would like to bring more cars into GTA Online.

If it isn’t working for you, there are a few things you can try… Make sure you don’t have any of your GTA Online vehicles outside of your garage, because sometimes you’ll spawn into them instead. Also, adjust your spawn location settings if you continue to have trouble. After all that if you still continue to spawn in the wrong spawn, reload your save and try again.

Switch targets in Buzzard

We’ve also got one final tip for you – when flying a Buzzard helicopter and using rockets against multiple targets, you can tap L1/LB and R1/RB (PS3/Xbox 360) to switch the target you’re locked onto.

If you don’t want to lock on to your target, aim with the miniguns and switch to the rockets just before you fire.

Thanks to DutchAThon for sending in the vehicle glitch and TheDoob for posting the Buzzard tip.


Check Out This First-Person GTA V Mod


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Remember back in January when we shared a video of a first-person mod for GTA V? That mod was created on the PS3 and worked with vehicles. Well, now another user has created a mod on a modded Xbox 360, and this one allows you to play GTA V in first-person while on foot.

Looks pretty good, right?

Mods for the PC are much easier to make, so when the PC version comes out later this year, we bet a similar mod will surface.

We can imagine, though, what it would be like if this was implemented in an official way. A first-person option in future GTA games? Grand Theft Auto on the Oculus Rift or Project Morpheus? Would you like that, or do you think that would make the game less enjoyable?


Will GTA Online’s Heists Be Competitive, Instead of Co-op?


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The mysterious promised heists continue to haunt GTA Online.

Back in April, Rockstar promised that the spring updates would include new cooperative heists for GTA Online. Fans were very excited by the news, and waited for the heist update to come.

Eventually, “Where are the heists?” became a common response to any update, until June, when Rockstar confirmed that the heists have been delayed. They’re still in GTA Online’s future… but now a new rumor suggests they might not be what fans expect.

Youtube user DomisLive posted a video of what he claims is a leak of GTA Online information. In it, he details several different types of upcoming multiplayer heists, all of which include some form of team-based competitive gameplay. For example, one mode puts 16 cops against 16 criminals trying to save a gang member. Another is a bank heist featuring 4 criminals and 16 cops.

This sort of gameplay could still be interesting, but it’s not what fans expected from the co-op heists. Although DomisLive has a good track record for GTA rumors, as he found the “I’m Not a Hipster” Update leak, this is just a rumor until we hear something official. And if it’s true, Rockstar may have a hard time appeasing disgruntled fans who wanted a true cooperative gameplay mode.


Celebrate Independence Day With the New GTA Online Update


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It’s July, and Independence Day is this Friday. Rockstar is getting into the spirit of the holiday with the latest update for GTA Online, available now. In the Independence Day Special (in association with Ammu-Nation), you can display the colors of the American flag with the new Liberator monster truck, the Sovereign motorcycle, and a variety of clothing options.

Two new weapons are available from Ammu-Nation: the Musket and the Firework Rocket Launcher. There are also seven new properties from which you can set off fireworks displays. Other additions include the Ferris Whale and Leviathan Roller Coaster at Pleasure Pier.

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You have until mid-July, with the specific date to be announced later, to redeem content from the Independence Day Special. Check out Rockstar’s announcement for the full details. There will be an Independence Day Special event this weekend.

This update also launched On Call Matchmaking, where you can accept a Job and then continue to play until the Job fills, as well as other bug fixes.


Money Glitches Persist in GTA Online


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The latest GTA Online patch 1.14 (which included the “I’m Not a Hipster” DLC) fixed a lot of current glitches and money cheats, but there are also some that still remain. Here’s details of one of them…

  1. Find a Mule truck and drive it outside the door of your garage. Don’t center the truck, but put it slightly to the left.
  2. Then take your glitched Ruffian motorcycle (follow this video to get it), or otherwise any other motorcycle that you want to sell, and drive it straight into the rear of the Mule truck.
  3. This should have the effect of throwing you off of the motorbike, and cause the original bike to then appear (in mint condition) directly across he street. Meanwhile the damaged, glitched bike will be lying in the street.
  4. Now you can pick the glitched bike up and ride it to your nearest Los Santos Customs.
  5. Once at the Los Santos Customs (and while still outside) pull up your phone and purchase the Faggio from southernsanandreassuperautos.com.
  6. Then you can drive so you’re half way through the Los Santos Customs garage door. Once positioned, stop and call your mechanic and hover the cursor over the Faggio. Then proceed to drive in.
  7. Once in, press A (Xbox) or X (Playstation) on the Faggio and then click right on the digital pad.
  8. You should then get the menu item asking you to sell your bike. Press A/X to sell it once, then wait for the loading icon to disappear. When it does, press A/X again to confirm you want to sell and you’re done.
  9. Following that, head back and grab the other Ruffian motorbike that you still have, and repeat from the top!


Double RP and Vintage T-Shirts


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If you’d like to get the T-shirts pictured above for your GTA Online character, all you have to do is log in on the days indicated beneath the shirts. By playing on that day, you’ll get to keep that shirt. This is all a part of the special weekend event to celebrate the new “I’m Not a Hipster” Update.

There are additional bonuses for playing this weekend. Play some of the new jobs from the “I’m Not a Hipster” Event Playlist to earn Double GTA$, and try the new Gang Attacks for 3X RP per kill and Quadruple GTA$ in the Gang Attack Crates. If Deathmatches are more your thing, Kills Streaks and Headshots will earn you Double RP, as well. There will also be Event Crate Drops throughout the weekend.

Rockstar is also hosting several contests, so be sure to check out the official announcement for the full details.