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Five of our Favorite GTA V Glitches


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Glitches are often a source of contention in video games. Some are bad enough to make the game crash or render it un-winnable, which always annoy fans. Such glitches lead to debates about rushed games and whether or not the developer should have caught the problems beforehand. Then there are controversial glitches, such as Grand Theft Auto Online’s notorious vehicle duplication exploit, which unbalanced the game’s economy.

But sometimes glitches are fun. Players don’t wish they were caught before the game’s release. Instead, they’re sad when a patch takes the glitches away. They are remembered as great tricks, not as problems, and GTA V certainly has its share of those.

So, what are some of GTA V’s most popular glitches?

5. Appearance Glitches

These had no effect on gameplay, but they sure were entertaining. One glitch warped the player’s character model to the point where it looked like an alien abomination. Others just allowed players to take their existing characters back to the customization screen and change their appearance or gender.

The simplest, but perhaps most popular, appearance trick let characters wear hats, masks, and glasses at the same time. Fans loved it, and no matter how many times Rockstar patched it, another method was always waiting to be discovered.

4. Single Player to Multiplayer

In general, the single player GTA V and the multiplayer GTA Online are kept as separate experiences, but not everyone likes that—especially not the people who counted this glitch among their favorites. Through various methods, some of which required the help of a friend, a player could take any vehicle from single player mode into GTA Online.

It was patched on several occasions, which resulted in all the different techniques as players searched for workarounds. After all this time, it seems to be gone for good… as many of the best glitches are.

3. Store a Jet in Your Garage

When players discovered they could steal the Lazer Fighter Jet, their excitement was nothing compared to when they discovered a glitch that let them store it in their GTA Online garages. Even better, fans found a glitch in the vehicle insurance system that allowed them to insure the jet, as well.

Besides the awesomeness of having a jet in your garage, it’s hard to beat the humor of your mechanic trying to drive the jet to you. The glitch applied to other vehicles, as well, but the jet was the most popular. After two patches addressed the issue, it looks like this glitch is no longer possible.

2. North Yankton

North Yankton is a snowy state seen in two of GTA V’s missions, “Prologue” and “Bury the Hatchet.” It was otherwise never visited… until a glitch made it accessible in GTA Online. Ludendorff, the North Yankton town featured in the glitches, would appear in the air above Los Santos. Players could then travel there with a helicopter.

The floating Ludendorff was filled with strange sounds and unusual occurrences due to its partially-completed state, and many players were sad when a patch removed their ability to visit it.

Now that we’ve gone through four of the top fan-favorite glitches, we only have one to go, one that fans seem to miss more than any other.

So, what is it? What GTA V glitch have players enjoyed the most so far?

1. The Hooker Glitch

Rockstar may have patched the original vehicle duplication glitch, but many players continued to search for a new one. This, the number one fan-favorite GTA V glitch, is yet another way to duplicate vehicles. A player could pick up a prostitute, frighten her to keep her in the car after he exited, and then kill her. The player could then order a free car and swap them, which would create a duplicate of the one the dead prostitute was in.

It was a single player glitch through which players could earn millions of dollars in just a few minutes. It was patched once, and fans found a workaround, but the latest update has patched it again.

Whenever a glitch gives a player an advantage, you have to sympathize with Rockstar’s decision to remove it. All the same, it’s hard not to feel sad when fans discuss their favorite glitches and almost all of them have been “fixed.”

Of course, there are many other glitches beyond these five, and everyone has their own personal favorites. What GTA V glitches have you enjoyed the most?

Brand New Sandbox and Air Race Glitches for GTA Online


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Sometimes glitches can be a lot of fun, such as the GTA Online glitch we covered that allows you to run around in mid-air. Now, as of the recent update, two new glitches are possible that are little more sinister, unfortunately.

The reality is that glitches like these are widely known and easily discoverable, and that talking about them should bring the issue to air in a way that: (1) makes everyone more aware of exactly what is going on/broken in GTA Online; and (2) allows Rockstar to hopefully apply hotfixes to patch them – just like it recently did for an invincibility/god mode glitch, and which is great news. See here for more details on that.

Zero Wanted Level/Invincibility to Everything but Bullets

The first is a glitch discovered by Youtube user FreightTrainWTF for Sandbox Mode. It makes you invincible to everything except for bullet damage, and your wanted level will remain at zero stars no matter what you do. This means that while you can be killed, you’ll never attract the attention of the police or military.

To enter this specific “god mode,” just follow the steps below. You’ll need two friends to help you.

  1. One friend should enter an open lobby for any one of the Flight School DLC missions.
  2. Another friend should invite you to join his or her invite-only game.
  3. Once you’re in the lobby with your second friend, enter Spectator Beta to spectate that session.
  4. Then, once Spectator Beta has loaded, open the menu again and attempt to join your other friend in the Flight School lobby.
  5. Since the Flight School DLC missions are single-player, you’ll see the error message pictured above, telling you the session is full.
  6. You’ll return to the invite-only game with no missions on your radar. This means the glitch has been successful.
  7. When you die, the game will refuse to advance past the screen that says “Wasted.” Once again attempt to join your friend in the Flight School mission lobby, and you’ll be respawned with the glitch fully active.

Air Races Glitch

We’ve still got one more glitch to discuss. This one is minor in comparison, and used in respect of Air Races. Reddit user megaworm2002 discovered that Air Race checkpoints will activate when you fly beneath them no matter how low you are.

Therefore, by placing checkpoints at maximum and minimum altitude, you can trick the game into thinking you’ve completed a longer race in a very short period of time. For example, a race with one checkpoint at the minimum altitude and one directly above it at the maximum altitude will register as a 2 mile race, but you’ll be able to finish it in under 1 second.

However, this glitch doesn’t work when you test races, only during the actual race.

Like any glitches, these should and will hopefully be patched in the next update. At least you are now more fully aware of them and will have a better of idea of exactly what is going on should any scenarios like the above happen while you’re playing GTA 5. Good luck!

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.

Rockstar taking aim at GTA Online cheaters


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GTA Online is now back online with Rockstar declaring it is “taking aim at GTA Online cheaters”.

The maker of GTA V has said in a blog post that they are making it a priority to ensure that the glitches and exploits of the past (cheats) that some players have been using will no longer function, and punishing those that somehow do manage to get their hands on “counterfeit GTA$”.

Rockstar also confirmed many a cheater’s fears today that it has removed all counterfeit GTA$ from the GTA Online economy, but that any items purchased with illegal GTA$ will be retained (like if someone sent you some glitched GTA$ and you bought an apartment, you’ll keep the apartment). Rockstar was also keen to point out that if you innocently received GTA$ as a result of exploits then you will not be punished, you will lose the money only.

If you were one of the glitchers/exploiters/cheaters however then Rockstar has said that it will punish you at its discretion (which we think means if they can prove you definitely did something naughty). Potential outcomes from this include being sent to specific Cheater’s Pools and being banned from GTA Online altogether.

As for whether the measures Rockstar has put in place are effective, well we’re already hearing reports of multi-million GTA$ bounties being put on players after the maintenance was carried out… If you’ve lost some GTA$ or seen glitching since the maintenance, then let us know in the comments below!

PS: The maximum cap for bounties is GTA$9,000, while the maximum amount that you can transfer to another player, legitimately, is GTA$20,000.

Rockstar plans to remove all glitched GTA$ from GTA V


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Here at GTA 5 Cheats we’ve been receiving more and more reports of people unhappy with the large amount of hacking currently occurring in GTA Online. We guess that Rockstar Games is getting the message too with it recently making the following comment on the latest post to its official blog.

In regards to reports of hacking and cheating in Grand Theft Auto Online, we are working on a fix that will remove any GTA$ gained through these blatant exploits, as well as prevent this from happening in the future. We’ll also be taking appropriate measures very soon to punish anyone that we’ve discovered manipulating GTA Online in this manner (as we’ve stated previously, players who have received large sums of GTA$ but not engaged in any game manipulating through exploits can rest assured knowing they have nothing to fear). If you have been gifted a large sum of money or collected a large bounty, the money you’ve received will be removed once our upcoming fix is in place.

Furthermore, if you encounter someone that is taking advantage of exploits in your GTA Online session, you can alert us directly by using the in-game reporting functionality. In the Pause menu, under the Online tab, select Players and scroll to the offending player. From there, select Report and choose Exploits from the violation options. We appreciate the community’s support and understanding as we work to address these issues and apologize for all inconvenience caused.

Thanks,
Rockstar Games

As stated, they are working on a fix that will remove from the GTA Online economy, completely, any and all GTA$ that has been gained using nefarious means. This means if you used certain exploits yourself, or were gifted a large amount of cash, then you can expect to lose it. Rockstar also says that it will be punishing those who used exploits only, and NOT anyone who simply received a gift.

This is obviously a big task for Rockstar and it has been clearly struggling to stay on top of all the exploits that are released (every new patch seems to cover up and old one while a new one is also found). How long this new initiative might take to implement is unknown but GTA 5 Cheats will definitely keep you updated.

Glitched $GTA Rife in GTA:O, Rockstar Responds to Banning Reports


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For some reason there has been a huge surge in the amount of glitched money now floating around the GTA Online economy. Why it’s also coinciding with this report that Rockstar were banning anyone who received glitched money we don’t know (we have an update on that matter below, by the way), but something’s going on. We’ve even had reports stating that around one third of the GTA Online lobbies people are visiting contain millions of glitched $GTA floating around.

So, what should you do if you receive millions of dollars from a random stranger (or anyone else)? Especially considering previous reports that Rockstar was banning anyone who received glitched cash…

Well, first off, they are not banning you if you simply happen to receive glitched cash from someone. Understandably, this caused quite an uproar when we first reported it. Rockstar has since clarified its stance however, and stated the following:

To keep the gameplay environment as fair as possible for legitimate players, we routinely do sweeps to separate out cheaters and modders, and to reverse any illegitimate transactions. These sweeps are based on in-game automated detection, examination of suspicious gameplay statistics, and also manually-reviewed evidence submitted by the Community. If you were not engaged in any wilful cheating or exploiting yourself, you do not need to worry about getting caught up in our work to separate out cheaters from the rest of the population.

The key words being “if you were not involved in any wilful cheating or exploiting” you do not need to worry. This means that if you receive any glitched $GTA, you should definitely not share it yourself. It looks like there is an automatic “cheater’s pool” trigger that is activated when you share a large amount of $GTA at the end of a job.

We’d also be very interested to know whether you’ve noticed an upsurge in the amount of glitched GTA Online money in the lobbies you’ve been playing. Let us know in the comments below!

Access North Yankton After the Latest Patch


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By now, if you’ve played Grand Theft Auto V of late, you should know that patch 1.08 has been released. We posted the official notes right here yesterday.

If you play GTA Online then you’ll also probably know that as a result of the patch, Rockstar Games blocked the old method of reaching North Yankton. Well when one head of the hydra is chopped off, another will form, and that’s exactly what’s happened with that little trick.

If you want to get into North Yankton after updating to patch 1.08 for GTA V then follow these instructions:

  1. Replay the mission “Bury the Hatchet” while in Story Mode.
  2. You will get to North Yankton by playing the mission normally.
  3. When you are in North Yankton, get one of your friends who is playing GTA Online to invite you to an “invite only” session.
  4. You will then be free to fly to North Yankton once more.

Enjoy!

Anyone can Buy the Cargobob, Tank or CE Cars in GTA Online


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The Cargobob can be one of the most enjoyable vehicles to own and use in GTA V, particularly in GTA Online if you are playing with your buddies/fellow crew members, or secondly if you can time it right and carry off that person in the tank who has been griefing you the last two hours!

The good news is that now anyone can purchase one in GTA Online from one of the online stores, and in fact, if you follow the steps below and change them slightly, you can also purchase the tank without needing to be level 70 and get some of the Collector’s Edition cars (the Khamelion, Hotknife and Carbon RS).

Instructions to get the Cargobob

  1. Go to the internet browser on your phone and head to the Warstock website.
  2. Click on the “Barracks” vehicle and then when the page for it loads, press the home button in the browser.
  3. Now you need to hover of the address bar and press B, then A, relatively quickly. If you get the timing right, you should have the in-game keyboard come up while you’re still on the Barracks page (you might need to try this step a few times to get it working).
  4. Once the keyboard is up, change the “3” digit at the end of the address URL to a “5”.
  5. A new page will load and it should be the Cargobob! You can purchase it from Pegasus for $185,000.

Instructions for Collector’s Edition cars

Follow the same basic instructions as above, but you need to be on the relevant vehicle dealership website (in-game). Once you are on the page for a car, then bring up the keyboard (as above) and make the following changes:

  1. Insert the number “28” for the Khamelion, the number “29” for the Hotknife and the number “30” for the Carbon RS.
  2. You also need to replace the text string “car-details##” with “purchasecar”.

Instructions for the Tank

To get the tank just follow the Cargobob instructions but change the number to a “1” instead of “5”.

GTA V Patch Live, New GTA Online Glitches Already Discovered


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Patch 1.07 for GTA V is now live (check out the official notes here) and already we’ve gotten reports of people discovering new glitches, particularly in GTA Online. Here’s one that’s pretty easy to pull off:

  1. Make sure your spawn location is your apartment (this will save you time).
  2. Go to the online car dealership and purchase a Dune Buggy for $20K.
  3. Grab the Dune Buggy from your garage and head to the nearest Los Santos Customs.
  4. Sell the Buggy for a cool $39K ($19K profit!).
  5. Then simply join a new GTA Online session.
  6. You will spawn in your apartment and can then just repeat the steps above.

By joining a new session of GTA Online you avoid the cool down and so should be able to purchase and resell the Dune Buggy a lot faster. Enjoy!

And make sure you check out out MASSIVE archive of other GTA Online hints and tips.

GTA V Cheater’s Pool Details


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We recently posted that the new GTA V 1.04 patch would introduce the concept of cheater pools to Grand Theft Auto V. What this means is that instead of being banned for certain glitching/exploits in GTA Online, you would instead be placed in a “cheater’s pool” and could only play with other players who have also been classed as “cheats” by Rockstar (exactly what constitutes a “cheat” in GTA Online is not fully known just yet). Whether it also means that people won’t be banned from GTA Online is not yet known – there might be some pre-determined level of hacking that is required before Rockstar will simply ban you as opposed to putting you in the cheater’s pool.

Well a new video has surfaced on YouTube and it sheds some light on the topic. You can check it out for yourself below, but from the video we’ve learned the following about GTA 5 cheater’s pools:

  • You can only play with others who are also in the cheater’s pool.
  • You can’t join other “normal” gaming sessions.
  • You’ll be classed as a bad sport (in addition to a cheater).
  • You will lose all your money.
  • You will keep your rank/level, your vehicles and your garage and apartments.
  • The video creator also talks about a four month wait to get out of the pool. Whether this is correct/standard has not been confirmed though.

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We don’t have any first hand experience of the cheater’s pool here at GTA 5 Cheats and in fact the number of players affected by it appears to be extremely limited at this stage, hence some of the questions/issues above cannot be answered fully just yet. We have however heard reports that if your PSN or Xbox Live ID is linked to your Rockstar Social Club account, then you are more likely to be spotted by and class as a cheater by Rockstar. This has not been confirmed though.

If you or someone you know has been classed as a cheater and placed in the pool in GTA Online then we’d love to hear from you!