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Latest GTA V PC Patch Fixes Garage Bug

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Many GTA V PC players have lost vehicles due to a garage bug that caused vehicles they drove from the street into their garages to replace their personal vehicles. Rockstar promised to look into the issue, and has reported it as fixed in the latest PC patch. It’s unclear yet if Rockstar will replace players’ lost vehicles or not.

The garage glitch is the most notable, but Patch 350.1 has fixed several other bugs as well, including an issue with the Steam overlay. This patch also improves stability, download speeds, and matchmaking. Although the patch notes do not mention it, it appears this update has also fixed the remaining problems with ambient occlusion.

Finally, the update has rendered GTA V PC incompatible with the “Script Hook” mod. Why, exactly, remains unclear. The simplest explanation is that the mod just needs to be altered slightly due to changes in the new version. Some players, however, worry it could be a deliberate attempt on Rockstar’s part to stop modders–or perhaps an unintentional side effect of an attempt to stop the cheaters troubling GTA Online. Time will tell which is correct.

GTA V PC still has some bugs, but at least this patch has fixed one of the biggest. If you lost a vehicle due to the garage glitch, let us know if you contact Rockstar about replacing it.

PSA: GTA Online Players Can Hear You Speak Into Your Mic

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We’re here tonight with a quick public service announcement for those of you who have just started playing GTA Online and don’t realize that if you talk into your mic to interact with the game, the other players in your game session will hear you. Yes, this means that if you are flirting with strippers, everyone else will hear what you say, as this older PSA demonstrates all too well.

Singing in the shower in GTA Online will also be heard by the rest of the server, as will shouting at shop owners to scare them. Basically, if you use your microphone, GTA Online doesn’t differentiate who hears it based on context.

However, if you don’t want everyone playing with you to hear what you have to say, you can change your microphone settings from the in-game menu and avoid this sort of embarrassment.

GTA V PC Patch 335.1 Fixes Some Bugs

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Rockstar has released a patch for the PC version of GTA V. Patch 335.1 is meant to fix some of the bugs and glitches that have troubled the PC game since its release last week.

Notable changes include fixing a glitch with the Humane Labs Heist where players could get trapped in the clouds, fixing a character transfer glitch, fixing a bug that allowed players to buy more vehicles than they could store, fixing several problems with the Rockstar Editor, moving the Steam overlay, and making Windows Media Foundation required instead of Windows Media Player. You can find the full list of changes in the official patch notes.

Some players are reporting performance issues after downloading the patch. This may be a problem with the Steam overlay, so try disabling it if you notice your game running slowly.

Patch 335.1 makes important changes, but GTA V PC still has some problems. Many players have encountered a glitch with the Fleeca Job heist mission that prevents them from completing challenges, and a few different actions cause the game to crash. Future patches should solve these issues.

Take a Look at the Rockstar Editor

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One of the new features accompanying the PC release of GTA V is a new video editor. Rockstar hadn’t shared many details about it in the past, but today released a new trailer highlighting the Rockstar Editor. You’ll be able to record and edit footage from both GTA V and GTA Online and then share it with other people.

As you can see, the Rockstar Editor comes with many options you can use: different camera modes, special filters, and more. It also includes Director Mode, so you can make your own little movies in GTA V. For more details, Rockstar has provided a tutorial to help players get started with the GTA V Rockstar Editor.

The Rockstar Editor and the PC version of GTA V comes out tomorrow, although you may be able to play digital copies earlier depending on your time zone. We can’t wait to see your creations.

GTA Online Mods Uncertain, Offline Should Be Fine

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Mods are one of the biggest attractions for many PC players, and one of the advantages GTA V PC has over the console versions. We’ve discussed in the past potential mods for GTA V once the PC version comes out next week, and some fans have already begun work on GTA V PC mods.

Therefore, fans have been disturbed by a recent rumor that Rockstar intends to stop the modding community. Gamer Heroes has reported that a credible Twitch podcast show, Dropped Frames, suggested in a recent episode that Rockstar is “employing people to stop people doing mods” for GTA V.

However, when Tech Radar asked Rockstar North’s Technical Director Adam Fowler about what PC modders will do with GTA V, Fowler responded:

“The priority for us is maintaining the integrity of GTA Online and making sure that nothing detracts from that experience. We will be working to protect that environment and making sure nothing has a negative effect on the overall community, but we look forward to seeing and hearing about the experiences PC gamers have once the game is in their hands.”

That makes it sound as though Rockstar is concerned with stopping GTA Online mods, but offline single-player mods will be left alone. Since online mods could disrupt the experience for other players, this makes sense, although perhaps a compromise could be reached if mods were allowed on private servers.

If you’ve been looking forward to PC mods for GTA V, don’t lose hope yet. Enough evidence contradicts the anti-modding rumor that we’re hopeful offline mods will be fine.

Poll Results: GTA Online Heists Enjoyment

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GTA Online Heists have been available for over two weeks now. The idea of cooperative heist missions thrilled fans when they were first announced, but how does the reality compare to the hype? In our latest poll, we asked you, our readers, whether or not you are enjoying Heists. More than 1,100 of you responded as follows…

screenshot_128While “Hell yes!” is well in the lead, the response isn’t as clear-cut as its large margin might lead you to believe. Currently, 57.16% of readers have reported such unconditional enjoyment of Heists. That’s the majority, but it still leaves almost half of you with some doubts. Let’s take a look.

18.03% of respondents haven’t had a chance to really try the Heists yet, because they can’t find people to play with. If you’re one of those people, we have a page where you can find teammates for GTA Online Heists. Head on over and leave a comment, or respond to someone else’s request.

The next most popular choice, with 8.42% of the vote, cited GTA Online issues as the reason. Heists had a shaky start, but the situation is improving. Before long, we’re sure you’ll manage to get online to give Heists a try.

After that, 8.33% of our readers consider Heists to just be “OK,” while 5.25% are disappointed with them. Let us know in the comments below what you dislike. Is there something specific you hope Rockstar will change, or do the Heists in general just not appeal to you?

Finally, 2.81% of people voted that the Heists are too hard. Don’t forget that you can choose between three difficulty levels, and we have a Heists Guide to help you out.

So far, GTA Online’s Heists have received mostly positive feedback, although some issues remain. It will be interesting to see where Rockstar takes Heists in the future.

Watch This GTA Online Criminal Mastermind Video

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Heists have been out for over a week now, and we hope you’re enjoying them. As you might know (if not, take a look at our Heists guide), you can earn special one-time bonuses from Heists, in addition to their regular payouts, by completing certain challenges. The most difficult of these is the Criminal Mastermind Challenge.

Criminal Mastermind builds upon the previous challenges in that you must play through every Heist (including all of the setup missions) in order, with the same team. You also have to play them all on Hard difficulty. One more thing–you have to make it through without anyone on your team dying.

Sound pretty tough? It might be worth it for the reward: a $10,000,000 bonus.

If you’d like to see the Criminal Mastermind Challenge completed, this player recorded his gameplay progress as his team progressed through the challenge. He intends to upload the gameplay in separate parts later on, as well, in case a 7 hour video is a bit much for you.

It’s too bad his other teammates didn’t record their parts as well, but it’s still pretty cool to watch. If you hope to complete the Criminal Mastermind Challenge, here are a few tips to keep in mind:

  1. Practice the Heists beforehand. Although you have to play them in order for the challenge, it doesn’t matter if you’ve played them previously. Therefore, you and your team can make sure you’re well-acquainted with what each mission demands.
  2. If you do not do it in a single sitting, none of your teammates can complete any other Heists in the meantime, or you’ll break the order.
  3. Your team will have to perform the Fleeca Job as two separate groups, and then join up for the first four-player Heist.
  4. If you die, you’ll have to start over from the first Heist. Restarting won’t work.
  5. You can, however, fail a mission. As long as no one dies, you’re fine.

Criminal Mastermind is a tough challenge to complete, but with enough skill and teamwork, it’s definitely possible. Have you completed it? What other tips would you offer to interested players?

GTA Online: Future Heists We’d Love to See

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Despite the numerous delays and initial server difficulties, the long-awaited Heists have taken Grand Theft Auto Online by storm. With new vehicles, multiple setup missions, and different roles for players to try, each of the five Heists currently available has enough replay value to keep fans entertained for a while.

Eventually, though, we hope to see new Heists added to GTA Online. Who knows what Rockstar has in store, but here are some future Heists we love to see.

It’s called “Grand Theft Auto,” after all, so why not have a Heist all about stealing cars?

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For this Heist, your team would be charged with taking a set amount of specific cars to a drop-off point. In the first mission, you’d have to locate the cars and scope out the security around them. The second mission, then, would revolve around getting the necessary equipment to bypass said security. For example, some players might need to steal keys while the others prepare to hack through electronic doors. The last setup mission would cover the final steps before your team could take all of the cars and escape.

While we’re on the topic of impressive thefts, what if a future Heist involved stealing something large–like a car made out of gold or a priceless statue? Setup missions for this Heist would involve obtaining both the means to break into the object’s location and to transport it. Due to the object’s size, your team would need to use careful planning and coordination to set everything up before you could finally get your prize to the drop-off point.

Massive undertakings like that have their appeal, but don’t overlook the value of smaller Heists. Short safe-cracking missions could be a fun way to introduce a new mini-game and offer the chance for moderate payouts, and many fans would love to get inside GTA V’s banks.

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Another Heist could pit the players against advanced technology and high security, such as stealing drones or getting inside a secure locations. This could involve performing missions for an ally who can help, stealth-based infiltrations, and careful surveillance. One team could use stolen tech to find a safe path for the other team to sneak inside the target location, and the final heist could involve a mad escape as the police, your enemies, or even the military descends upon you.

Maybe Heists could further explore the Epsilon Program or revisit North Yankton, or even touch upon GTA the Infinite 8 mystery. If GTA Online ever receives the much-rumored casino DLC, a casino Heist could be brilliant, whether you’re robbing the casino of all its cash or working from the inside for another scheme.

Tradition has its place as well–what would you say to a GTA-style train robbery?

These are only a few possibilities for future Heists. What sorts of GTA Online Heists would you like to see?

Contradictory GTA V Information After Heists Launch

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Yesterday, it finally happened: heists arrived for GTA Online. This update brought many new features, including some not mentioned in the official notes, such as the ability to shoot RPGs and sniper rifles out of a helicopter, which one user even recorded as a short demonstration.

Unfortunately, the launch of the heists themselves hasn’t gone as smoothly as fans anticipated. As is sometimes the case when an online game sees a sudden rush of interest, Rockstar’s servers have struggled to handle it, with numerous issues as a result. The new vehicles added to GTA Online haven’t appeared in GTA V’s single-player mode, and it’s unclear if this is intentional or not. Lots of people contacted Rockstar about it, and while some received responses saying it’s just a bug, others were told the opposite.

Many people haven’t been able to try the heists at all because of the server problems, and the possibility that they can’t enjoy the new vehicles offline only makes matters worse. Rockstar announced this morning that the servers were fixed, but the situation still seems shaky.

Despite the message that all is well, the official support page lists connectivity issues for all four consoles. This status has changed throughout the day.

While you wait for the servers to really get back online, take a look at one fan’s parody video and let us know if it matches your experience with heists in GTA Online so far.

This isn’t the first time GTA Online’s servers have had problems, and we’re sure Rockstar is working on fixing this as soon as possible. We’ll keep you updated as we learn more.

Heists Are Out Now in GTA Online

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At last, the moment GTA Online players have been anticipating for almost a year now has finally arrived: co-op heists are available to download in all versions of GTA V.

These lengthy missions will require planning and preparation, so make sure you get ready to put your skills and teamwork to the test. Different heists will require different things, and some might provide you with very different experiences depending on which role you play.


As we reported last week, the heists update has also brought with it special Adversary Modes and Daily Objectives. Rockstar also fixed numerous bugs and added new options, such as the ability to change the strength of the motion blur.

Check out the official announcement as well as the update notes to be sure you have all the details. With heists finally available in GTA Online, we expect many players will be busy playing for a while. Are you one of them?