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This Mod Just Made GTA V Much, Much Harder

If you think GTA V isn’t hard, complicated, or dank enough, then this mod is for you.

GTA V isn’t known for its difficulty, though the game does have occasional harrowing moments. And while GTA Online’s heists are considered by some to be rather challenging, they can be turned into cake-walks by a well organised crew and a few tips and tricks which eliminate the troublesome aspects of the missions.

However, some gamers out there do appreciate a good challenge, as proven by the popularity of From Software’s RPG series, Dark Souls, which is infamous for its unforgiving difficulty.


One particular such gamer, who also happens to be an adept modder and a fan of GTA V, has decided to add a similar level of difficulty to Rockstar’s blockbuster. Aptly titled “Dank Souls” in honor of the infamous fantasy RPG.

The basic concept in Dank Souls is that the harder you fight against your enemies, the harder the game will push back at you. However, while absolute pacifism is an option, the slightest show of violence will result in an onslaught that forces you to fight with fervor.


The mechanics of the mod are turn-based as surprising as that may be. During the player’s turn, there are no police, so you may cause as much mayhem as you like. For each PED you kill, you will receive a soul. However, keep in mind that each PED kill results in three Dank Souls to be allocated to the “enemy”. During the enemy turn, you are attacked by waves of increasingly powerful opponents, with a boss following each third wave. The types of the enemies are marked by their mini-map blips, so you can plan your attack. This is necessary, as diving head first into conflict, you’ll probably not survive.

Who among you thinks GTA V would benefit from some more challenge?

Physical GTA V Goods Discounted For Black Friday

Rockstar’s celebration of Thanksgiving has extended beyond an in-game GTA Online event.


The GTA Online Thanksgiving event is well under way and gives players a chance to rack up double the RP and GTA $ by playing any of the several PvP Adversary Modes available. In fact, a whole new Adversary Mode was added to the game recently to celebrate the holiday. And in keeping with the tradition of the festive Thanksgiving football games, the new Adversary Mode, Running Back, is loosely based on hand-egg, or as the majority likes to call it, American “football”.

However, Rockstar’s special Black Friday and Thanksgiving Weekend sales will ensure that you bring a bit of GTA V into your celebration even if you’re not in front of the screen.

The special Rockstar Warehouse sale includes not just a few select items, but rather has a universal 40% discount on absolutely all games and merchandise found in the online store. However, that isn’t all, as Rockstar has also made some all new gear available for purchase as well, just so you have something special coming to you in that delivery. The special discount is live from tomorrow, Friday the 27th, all the way through the weekend until Monday the 30th, so you have four full days to carefully select what goes into your own personal crate drop.


Rockstar has also made some limited GTA V merchandise available for purchase. Previously, your only chance to nab any of these sought-after items was through promotions and giveaways, however now the Merryweather Polo, T-shirt, Cap and Mug, the Snapmatic T-shirt, the Loneliest Robot Pendrive and Greeting Card, the Epsilon Program Paperweight and the iFruit mouse pad and phone cases can be bought through the Rockstar Warehouse.

PC players got lucky with this sale, as not only is the PC version of GTA V also at a 40% discount, but all PC purchases will land the new players a deposit of GTA$500K. There is also an exclusive buy-one-get-one promotion in effect for all Shark Cards.

What GTA V merch are you guys buying?

GTA Online Gives Thanks With Double RP and $GTA


First it was just an Adversary Mode – now, a whole event.

You asked for more double RP and GTA$ events, Rockstar is giving you more double RP and GTA$ events. With the Lowriders week just behind us, Rockstar is tossing yet another event our way.

This time it is for the occasion of Thanksgiving, that one very old celebration which is held for various reasons in various countries (but is predominantly known as a US thing). Preparations are being made in households all over the world for this rather significant event where families unite to remember all the good things that have happened to them – or, you know, log on to GTA Online because double GTA$, yo.


The event lasts from the 26th till the 29th (don’t worry, that turkey dinner will fit), with something special planned for the 27th. Players will be able to pack in double the rewards and reputation from all Adversary Modes, including the all new “Running Back” mode, which is based on the traditional Thanksgiving football games held in the USA.

While the last-gen consoles are missing out on all the new content, they’re still getting a piece of the double reward action, and that offer is valid on all Adversary Modes.


On the 27th, which happens to fall on a particular Friday which is associated with a dark color (or lack of color, if you want to nitpick), there will be some special discounts on in-game items. All apartments can be yours for 40% less than regular price, plus a 25% discount on all vehicles. With the lowriders being as pricey as they are, that latter discount sure will be popular. Good thing your GTA Online character can’t get trampled to death.

How are you guys celebrating Thanksgiving? Will you be having your slice of the turkey while sitting in front of a screen, grinding GTA Online Adversary Modes?

GTA Online Adversary Mode Tips

Rockstar has really been pushing the Adversary Modes these past updates, so if you need some guiding this post is perfect for you.

Recent updates to GTA Online have continuously added new and unique Adversary Modes to the game; expanding the PVP possibilities of the game considerably. The new modes are quite varied and are sufficiently different from previous game modes so that even seasoned players might benefit from a few tips on how to dominate these new mission types. Rockstar has been known to release guides to new content before, though it is hardly a rule. One of the modes featured in these tips is “Offense Defense”, which concluded the Lowriders Weeks GTA Online event a few days ago.


We might as well jump in with that mode right away. Offense Defense is a checkpoint based activity, with 2 to 4 teams competing for the win. Each team has two members, one Runner and one Blocker. The Runner’s goal is to reach the end of the course in the shortest possible time while the Blocker needs to prevent the other Runners from achieving this and also defend their own Runner in the process. Runners might try leading attackers off on other routes, while Blockers should always keep close to their runners, rather than going on the hunt.


“Hunting Pack” is a different mode that features a truck which will blow up if it slows down. One team needs to prevent this from happening, while the other seeks to achieve it. Blockers should try to block the Runner when its turning a corner, or near immovable objects, and don’t forget – the handbrake is your friend. As for the Defenders, you should keep a tight formation around the Runner to protect it from harm.


Finally, we have Cross the Line, which it basically dodgeball with bullets. You need to get from your end of the map over into enemy territory, while preventing the enemy from doing the same. The best tactic here is to take it slow and stick to cover.

Have fun!

GTA Online Gets New Adversary Mode For Thanksgiving

The USA’s favorite holiday is coming up and Rockstar wants to give thanks for a great year of GTA Online… with more GTA Online!


The culled turkeys are in the ovens, the surviving turkeys are preparing for the pardoning ceremony, the parades are being set up and the football players are preparing for the ceremonial games. While the Thanksgiving is a tradition observed in countless countries for countless different reasons at various different dates, Americans have claimed the holiday (like so many others) as their own. The holiday originated in England long before the British colonized North America, and settlers took the tradition with them to the new world.

In keeping with the tradition of holding ceremonial football games, Rockstar games has introduced an all new Adversary Mode to GTA Online following that theme. The new mode, called Running Back, is now available on Playstation 4, Xbox One, and PC. As they’ve announced before that the PS3 and Xbox 360 won’t be getting any new content, this new mode isn’t making its way to those consoles either (this still needs pointing out, as many comments and feedback we receive are still laced with people asking about last-gen).


The mode is team based, in a red versus blue setup, with either 8 or 16 players. The Blues are on the offensive with one of their team driving a Benefactor Panto outfitted with a special bumper. The rest of his team, as well as the Reds (defense) drive durable BF Biftas.

The new mode is available on three maps, two of which are bridges, and one is a tunnel to facilitate the kind of gameplay it has introduced. The driver in the Panto must try to cross the end zone line whilst dodging the onslaught of the Reds attempting to prevent this from happening. Who’s given the new GTA Online Adversary Mode a try?

GTA V AMD GPU Crashing Fixed

You know what gamers look for in their graphics cards? Great performance, low heat, low noise, and an affordable price which fits the value of the card.


You know what else gamers look for in their graphics cards? The ability to run the most popular games without crashing constantly due to poor drivers. Nvidia may be top dog when it comes to GPUs, however quality comes with a price, and the more affordable pricing of AMD cards have made the arguably inferior manufacturer equally popular among the hardcore gamer crowd. However, this time around it wasn’t the hardware causing the issues.


GTA V fans with AMD cards have been reporting for quite a while now that the game started crashing with alarming frequency since the latest driver update. AMD has reached out to the community regarding the matter, stating that they have compiled a list of the 10 most urgent fixes, with the crashes that have been plaguing GTA V and Diablo 3 being at the top.

Placing this issue at the top of the hit list is understandable, considering that GTA V and Diablo 3 are among the most popular games still being played. GTA V alone sees a weekly traffic of over 8 million players, which makes it the single most popular online AAA video game, surpassing even the weekly players of most popular MMOs, and outperforming the most popular modern-military shooter franchise.


GTA V on PC has been known to be quite the hardware-hog when pushed to max settings, however it is undoubtedly worth it. GTA V has been praised as the first truly next-gen game – even though it came out in the previous generation. Don’t worry though – the game is well optimized, and on medium to low settings, any rig will run this open-world masterpiece.

Do we have any AMD gamers who had issues with GTA V before?

Master GTA V Videos With This Mod

Your GTA V videos made with the Rockstar Editor will be much more professional after learning to use this mod.

Make no mistake, this here is no green screen. While that particular mod, along with the true free camera mod are extremely useful for aspiring GTA V video creators, this following mod gives filmmakers the control they really need. We’re not talking about mental control, oh no. If anything, this mod allows for GTA fans to loose their imaginations with regard to video ideas. This mod grants players complete control over the various actors (as the NPCs in Director Mode are called) and how the scene is built up.


In its official form, as it was released with the PC version of GTA V, and later with the 1.29 update on consoles, the Rockstar Editor is already a very flexible, versatile and complex tool. However, it is not without its shortcomings and limitations. The Editor, as it is, has some restrictions which stem from the game’s actual mechanics, rather than Rockstar’s unwillingness to lift these restrictions.

This is where modding comes into the picture. One of the biggest changes Scene Director adds to the Rockstar Editor is that users may record the actions of actors entirely independently of the other actors or the scene itself.

The mod also adds an absolutely mind-boggling number of animations that the aspiring GTA filmmaker can use – a total of 21,882 separate gestures and movements. 00000 through 06999 can be viewed on the author’s Youtube channel, with demonstrations of the rest being constantly uploaded. Who said making GTA V videos doesn’t take some serious dedication?


The mod also adds some new miscellaneous commands to the Editor, and as the Scene Director is gradually updated, more and more of these will be added in order to give you maximum control over your scene – just like an actual director, unrestricted by game mechanics.

Do we have any dedicated GTA V filmmakers among our readers?

GTA V Meets Classic Crash Bandicoot

Sometimes we come across certain franchises that cross with GTA V so well that it seems obvious, natural, even. This is not one of those times.


Sure, GTA meshes well with, say, Fast and Furious. As surprising as it may be, it also meshes well with Fallout, as certain mods have proven to us. However, it seems that it does not mesh particularly well with PS2 era classics featuring vaguely anthropomorphic animals who fight against the nefarious schemes of an insane scientist who wants to use an army of mutant animals to take over the world.


Yeah, well, it really isn’t the kind of thing you’d expect to hear in the same sentence as GTA, but here we are. The wonders of modding in GTA V have allowed the series to be granted a limited revival. The comes courtesy of well-known GTA V modder and YouTuber Pinkman, who is also responsible for the Halo 5 and Skyrim trailers being remade within the bounds of Rockstar’s blockbuster.

The Crash Bandicoot series has seen many spin-offs, including an arcade racing game in the vein of Mario Kart, which is featured in this homage. Other elements of the fan-favorite series which appear include the crates which contain the various collectibles one can find in the game. Most prominent of which is the Wumpa fruit, which grants the player and extra life if 100 are collected. The tribal aku-aku masks also played a major role in gameplay, as acquiring three would grant Crash temporary invulnerability, which is shown in the epic climax of the video. Sometimes even disembodied magical masks need a break too, right?

The Crash franchise hasn’t been heard of for several years, though Sony has stated that they’ve been eyeing it for quite a while now, hoping to soon revive the franchise. Do we have any Crash Bandicoot fans among our readers?

GTA V Gets Some Mod Expansion

Hold on guys – this is a big one.


Typically, the mods we encounter for GTA V are quite specific. A jetpack here, a re-creation of the Iron Man armor here. They’re all pretty straight forward.

Some may focus on porting GTA Online exclusive content over to single player. Some may focus on brutal gang warfare. Of course, there are the somewhat broader ones which change a whole lot of stuff, like staging a hostile chimpanzee takeover, or the conversion of the game into an RPG. Even the massive total conversion mods such as LSPDFR have a clear focus.


This mod however, is all over the place, giving players a not-at-all-needed but sufficiently entertaining injection of all sorts of new content. If it is some sort of GTA V content – you name it, literally – this mod has it. Seriously.

Featuring new missions, maps, random events, mini-games, safehouses, treasure hunts, hidden easter eggs, and more!

The mod called the Omega Jampack is still very much in its beta phase, because, you know, it doesn’t have all that content. However, what it does have is a whole lot of potential. Currently, the mod has implemented four of the mini games, with two more on the way, alongside the six planned larger missions. The mod makes use of ScriptHookV, the RAGE plugin, as well as two other mods we have covered before, the map editor and the mission creator. Hopefully the rest of the content planned for the mod will be delivered promptly, and that it will live up to expectations.


The current mini-games available in the mod are “chase”, “run”, “takedown” and the peculiarly named “pull the plug”. While the first three are quite self explanatory, the fourth might raise some eyebrows.

Any of you guys suffering from a overflow of content in GTA V?

Graphical Mods In GTA Online Will Get You Banned

GTA 5 Cheats has covered the most popular and most advanced graphical mods out there quite extensively – however, will they get you banned from GTA Online?


These mods allow PC users to drastically enhance the visuals of GTA V by adding extremely high resolution textures to the game, as well as new visual effects and tweaks to existing ones. The kinds of results these mods have achieved are nothing less than astounding, with the most popular ones creating a near photo-realistic graphics while playing – provided you have a rig powerful enough to run it.

Now, these graphical mods increase visual fidelity and improve special effects, but they don’t affect gameplay – or do they? The question whether or now strictly visual mods are allowed in GTA Online has been one even Rockstar Support hasn’t been able to answer for a good long while. Players have spoken of instances when even after a 6 response ticket was closed, the support representative still could not provide a clear answer as to whether or not its use is a bannable offense.


Some users of SweetFX have, surprisingly, gotten positive response from Rockstar.


As long as you do not use the mods to effect the online experience you will not be banned.

However, it seems Rockstar’s policy has since changed, and this is likely to be a result of the prolonged crisis regarding the extremely high amount of hackers present in GTA Online. Most recently, one player reported that they got a very, very clear response from Rockstar, which is bound to quell any further discussion on the matter for good.

Unfortunately, mods of any kind are prohibited for online use. This would include graphic enhancement mods.

Another rep goes on to clarify as to the reason why.


Even a subtle change in saturation can give you an edge in visibility (eliminating glare for instance) when engaged in PVP.

Straight from the source folks – no graphics mods are allowed in GTA Online.

Have you guys been using any visual mods while playing GTA Online?