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GTA V 1.12 Update Might Include DLC

With all the rumors afoot about various upcoming content updates for GTA Online and singleplayer DLC, the upcoming 1.12 patch for current gen consoles and PC might be bringing with it some new toys and missions. Rockstar has, on multiple occasions, stated that new content will be coming pretty soon, and that players should keep a close eye on the newswire for more info in the coming days.

While most information we have on upcoming content is speculation at best, all of these possible runner-ups have some pretty solid evidence behind them, not to mention that Rockstar themselves have corroborated. Let’s take a look at the runner ups, shall we?

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Ill-Gotten Gains Part II seems like the obvious choice, since part one was recently released with Rockstar saying that the followup will come this summer. Ill-Gotten Gains gave players the chance to purchase some exquisite luxury times, such as a gold plated private jet, and introduced weapon engravings. Ill-Gotten Gains Part II will probably follow the same high-life theme of Part I, and many have speculated that the casino will be added, either as a feature with gambling gameplay, as a heist, or both. Two weapons, the Marksman Pistol and the Knuckleduster have been confirmed to become available with Ill-Gotten Gains Part II, alongside some clothing items and new vehicles.

Many assume that Rockstar has an Independence Day DLC lined up this year as well, like they did last time around. Whether or not this will come in the same update as Ill-Gotten Gains Part II, or if the two DLCs are actually one and the same, no one knows. Some players are hoping that the DLC is the exact same as it was last year, giving new players a chance to acquire the exclusive content that was on offer for a limited time, while others who already have the Liberator Monster Truck are hoping for all new content. The Independence Day DLC with be available either the Tuesday or Thursday the week before the actual event.

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Some players have cooked up a theory that the casino’s opening will warrant its own DLC all together. With rumors about more singplayer DLC coming, a casino heist featuring Franklin among them, it is possible that the addition of a gambling feature, the casino opening as a playable area both in GTA Online and singplayer, plus  the heist we mentioned will be included in a self contained Casino DLC. When players noticed that the casino’s sign changed from “coming soon” to “opening next week” and contacted Rockstar, official response was to keep an eye on the newswire.

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The last piece of potential DLC that will be coming soon is the rumored singleplayer DLCs, namely, the Agent DLC for Trevor and the Zombies DLC for Michael. These are the least likely, since they have only recently been teased with a picture of Franklin’s voice actor in a mocap suit, which means production is still in early stages.

What do you guys think? Which of the rumored DLCs will be the next one to launch?

GTA Online : Fighting Cheats With Cheats

Well this is an odd story. We all know the kind of fanaticism with which Rockstar is eradicating all forms of cheating in GTA Online. They put cheaters in separate lobbies, put anti-modding measures in place even if it affects single player, tracking player activity with a special set of hidden stats, and relying on community reports. However, even so, a few specimens of that very special breed of imbeciles who enjoy not only ruining the game for themselves, but for everyone else as well slip through the cracks sometimes.

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Unfortunately, the virtual watch dogs of Rockstar are not particularly discriminant, and a new method of avoiding the wrath of the ban hammer is on the rise. Some players use a variety of mods which takes effect thorough the character of another player. In the case of Rev Drucifer, a cheater infected his character with a condition in which he spewed cash from every virtual orifice.

I’m in a car with this guy and money bags start raining down. I realize my account is filling up fast, so I jump out of the car…money is shooting out of my character’s [backside]. I’m yelling on the mic for him to stop, [but] he’s not stopping then all of a sudden [he] starts killing everyone in the lobby over and over.

This griefer, as they are called, used one of the recent unholy trinity of GTA Online mods that are more difficult to track. Cheaters either use another character to spawn money, have money literally fall from the sky, or use weapons that fire money as opposed to bullets.

Now, obviously we’re dealing with someone with absolutely no notion of how to be a decent human being here, so Drucifer could yell all he wanted, the guy would not stop. The end result was Drucifer being booted from the lobby and put into a Bad Sport lobby, which is where the misbehaving players are in detention for various amounts of time. But Drucifer’s troubles did not end here.

The Bad Sport lobby’s timer is notoriously glitchy, and fixing a feature used to punish rowdy players isn’t high on Rockstar’s priority list, understandably. Drucifer’s timer kept growing as time passed as opposed to counting down, and after he contacted Rockstar support, they said they can’t help him.

In a last ditch effort, Drucifer sought out a modder to help him.

I shot him a message telling him the situation. He said he’d give it a try but didn’t promise anything. Fifteen minutes later, I was out of Bad Sport.

Granted, we have our happy ending, but the griefer is still out there causing trouble. It seems modding GTA Online isn’t all bad, though.

How do you guys react when you run into a cheater in online multiplayer?

Rockstar Cracking Down on Online Modders

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With the April 14 launch of Grand Theft Auto V on PC, a whole new world of opportunity opened up for modders. Rockstar stated that they were in support of fan-created modifications in the single player portion of the game. Modders jumped on the opportunity, making mods that range from the useful, such as field of view and graphical tweaks, through the fun, such as the recent Jetpack mod, all the way to the absolutely insane, such flooding the entire map. Some extremely resourceful modders took things to the limit, devising a way to quickly and easily lift over maps from other games, specifically other entries in the Grand Theft Auto series, into GTA V’s engine.

However, while the world of mods is a beautiful one, full of creativity and wonder, unfortunately this is the internet we are talking about, so there are always a few a$$holes who dick things up for everyone else. Enter the cheaters, trying to use the versatility of mods to gain an unfair advantage in Grand Theft Auto Online, thus ruining the game not only for everyone else, but for themselves as well (yes, GTA 5 Cheats supports “official” single player cheats only!). I mean seriously, what fun is there in winning by cheating? This isn’t some stereotypical life-lesson thing here, I’m genuinely curious. I’m a young adult who likes playing video games. Incidentally, I also like to win. I’ll be honest, I’ve tried cheating in multiplayer before. The second I gained the unfair advantage, I stopped enjoying myself.

Here’s an idea: If any of you among the readers use/used cheats/hacks in GTA Online, or any online multiplayer game, to win, would you be so kind as to share your thoughts on this?

Anyway, back to the news: With the recent 1.27 patch, Rockstar has begun a crusade against the less honest among the players of GTA Online. The new patch brought a new wave of tweaks that allows Rockstar to closely track any player using mods in GTA Online, and they have issued an ultimatum through their official newswire, warning of permanent bans to be issued against modders.

As part of our ongoing commitment to combat cheating and griefing, we have recently implemented new systems to allow us to more efficiently detect and target any players found running mods and cheat programs within GTA Online.

As a reminder, any attempt to tamper with the behavior of GTA Online by installing or executing mods, scripts, or other exploits, modifying the game files or manipulating the game in any way while it is executing will result in disciplinary action including but not limited to time in the cheater pool, bans and potential suspension of your account. Please help maintain the integrity of the GTA Online experience by keeping sessions free of modifications and exploits.

Rockstar has also turned to the community to chip in. They’ve called upon all the honest players of Grand Theft Auto Online to report any and all cheaters to Rockstar, so they can start to clean things up.

New GTA Online Update Brings Ill-Gotten Gains and Other Changes

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As promised, a new update came to all versions of GTA Online today, bringing with it the content previously announced for the first half of the Ill-Gotten Gains Update:

  • Buckingham Swift Deluxe
  • Buckingham Luxor Deluxe
  • Pegassi Osiris
  • Albany Virgo
  • Benefactor Stirling GT
  • Enus Windsor
  • Combat PDW
  • New clothing and accessories

The vehicles and the Combat PDW are available in Story Mode as well as GTA Online, though the ways to get them varies by platform. When it comes to the vehicles, Xbox One, PS4, and PC players may buy them in Story Mode, while Xbox 360 and PS3 players should find them already in storage. The Combat PDW is already available in Story Mode for the Xbox 360 and PS3, and will be unlocked on the Xbox One, PS4, and PC as you progress through the story.

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For Xbox One and PS4 players, this update brings a special bonus: the inclusion of the First Person Vehicle Hood Cam found in the PC version of GTA Online.

Some improvements have also been made to GTA Online’s Vanilla Unicorn.

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Xbox One, PS4, and PC players can also enjoy new “luxury” activities: champagne, cigars, and Internet access on board the new aircraft, and special Luxury Engravings that can be added to certain weapons and attachments. New accessories are also available from the Interaction Menu.

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Several other features have also been added with this update, such as a Friends In Session invite option on the On Call phone menu, newly-organized websites and shops, and bulletproof tires for the Karin Technical ordered from Pegasus. To see the full list of new features, improvements, and bug fixes, take a look at the official patch notes.

What is your favorite part of this update?

GTA Online Ill-Gotten Gains Update Set for June 10

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As announced on Monday, some cool new additions are coming to GTA Online next week in the first half of the Ill-Gotten Gains Update. Today, Rockstar announced its release date. The Ill-Gotten Gains Update: Part One will become available for all versions of GTA Online on Wednesday, June 10.

On Wednesday night, Rockstar will show the Ill-Gotten Gains Update in a live stream on Twitch. You’ll also be able to enjoy the new content with chances to earn additional GTA$ and RP, as Rockstar is holding the first Ill-Gotten Gains Social Club Event Weekend on June 12-14.

More details on the weekend event are promised for next week. We’ll keep you updated.

Six Awesome Vehicles and More Arrive in GTA Online Next Week

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Get ready for some cool new additions to GTA Online in the Ill-Gotten Gains update, the first half of which is coming to all five GTA V platforms next week.

This update will add four new cars to GTA Online: the Enus Windsor, the Albany Virgo, the Benefactor Stirling GT, and the Pegassi Osiris.

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Albany Virgo

Benefactor Stirling GT

Pegassi Osiris

If land-based travel isn’t quite your style, you can take to the skies in two new solid gold aircraft, the Buckingham Swift Deluxe and the Buckingham Luxor Deluxe.

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You’ll also have access to the Combat PDW (Personal Defense Weapon) and a host of new clothes and accessories.

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All of these high-class items will become available through a GTA Online update next week, but the most exciting part of the news is that this is only the first half. A second GTA Online update will hit sometime in July, most likely with more vehicles and items like those pictured above.

What are you most excited about? What type of GTA Online DLC do you hope to see next?

Wave of GTA Online Account Restrictions: Bans or Hackers?

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Today, fans discovered a sudden wave of GTA Online PC players unable to log into their accounts. This led people to believe that Rockstar might be cracking down on the hackers and banning players who have cheated online.

However, the majority of people affected seem confused by what they could have done to be banned. Rockstar’s response suggest something else is at work:

“Sorry to hear that you are having a problem logging into GTAV for PC. We investigated your account and determined that GTAV login access was suspended because your Social Club login credentials were shared across a large number of computers. Please note that sharing your login credentials with others is a violation of the EULA and can result in permanent termination of your Social Club account and associated Rockstar Games.”

This could mean that the affected players play GTA Online from multiple PCs, but some people worry it means these accounts have been hacked and accessed from other locations.

Whatever it is, it doesn’t look as good as PC players tired of the GTA Online hackers first hoped. We’ll keep you updated as we learn more.

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.