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Fallout 4 Dethrones GTA V As Most Played AAA Steam Game

Well, that didn’t take long. Mere hours after launch, Fallout 4, which has had quite an extensive relationship with GTA V, both official and unofficial, has gained more concurrent users than Rockstar’s blockbuster.

While most Steam player leaderboards have the omnipresent, typical trio of Dota, Counter Strike and Team Fortress, these games “don’t count” in the eyes of the wider gaming community. Instead in the case of AAA games released on Steam, for the longest time GTA V has dominated with the most in-game players at any given moment. Since its release on Steam, GTA V has seen through many high profile releases, and none have ever surpassed it. Even on launch day which obviously sees the largest amount of concurrent traffic.


Fallout 4 launched today worldwide and steadily had well over 200,000 players venturing into the wasteland at the same time, with it almost hitting 300,000 at its peak. In contrast, the number of concurrent GTA V players on Steam sat around the 20,000 mark on average, with the peak still being below 50,000.

Granted, these are just the Steam numbers (and GTA V has a massive console player base), but Fallout 4 is a multiplatform release, and possibly the biggest game to be launched this half of 2015. So chances are that the numbers are similar on Xbox One and Playstation 4.


Fallout 4 is the seventh installment in the legendary Fallout franchise, and the third game developed by Bethesda Softworks, also famous for the Elder Scrolls series. In the hype-filled months leading up to the release of Fallout 4, it became apparent multiple times that the fanbase of the post-apocalyptic RPG and that of GTA V greatly overlap, with several fans of the former expressing their anticipation by making mods for the latter.

In fact, GTA V and Fallout 4 have more in common than most people would think. Open world? Check. Option to switch between first and third person perspectives? Check. A shit-ton of random stuff to do all across the game world? Massive check.

Any of you guys taking a break from GTA V to explore the world of Fallout 4?

GTA Online Lowriders Update Live Now

Hopefully a lot of you guys are reading this as you’re simultaneously downloading the newest GTA Online update which contains the newest DLC, Lowriders, and which adds a whole lot of sweet content to the game for free.

The very existence of the DLC came as a huge surprise to the GTA community, seeing as the wild and insane rumors that began to spread after the initial hints were discovered in the code became so obnoxious and annoying that everyone came to dismiss them off hand. However, not only is Lowriders real, it is quite true to the rumors, and it’s available for download right now.


The release coincides with the newest Playstation 4 firmware update, which is by no means accidental.

The whole Lowriders update is about 1.4 GB, which gives you a clear idea of the amount of content in this beast of a DLC. The update is adding six new lowrider vehicles to GTA Online, which can be purchased and customized in Benny’s Original Motorworks, the new shop opening along with the update.

Here’s a price list for the new rides:

  • Vapid Chino: $225,000
  • Albany Primo: $9,000
  • Declasse Moonbeam: $32,500
  • Willard Faction: $36,000
  • Albany Buccaneer: $29,000
  • Declasse Voodoo: $5,500

Prices seem low, don’t they? Well, these lowriders (no pun intended) won’t bite into your bank account – customizing them, however, will. Seriously.


Putting together your dream ride, with all your favorite customization options chosen for it is much like building a brand new gaming PC. It’s all pretty and makes you happy until your eyes reach the price tag, and the case is rarely the heavy hitter.

The update also features an unknown number of new cosmetic items, as well as two new weapons, the machine pistol and the fearsome machete.

Lowriders also adds new story content to GTA Online, as players can perform a new set of missions for Lamar.

So… anyone actually reading this, or is everyone playing GTA Online?

GTA Online Freemode Events Out Now

Well, that was quick! Following yesterday’s announcement, Rockstar has just officially released the 1.29 update for GTA Online, containing the massive Freemode Events DLC pack.

The update completely reworks the basis on which the entirety of GTA Online is constructed. The new update wipes away lobbies, loading screens and menus, ensuring a fully seamless and immersive experience. Freemode Events also brings around a dozen new activities, jobs and missions for you to complete with strangers, friends and crew members, including the likes of Hunt the Beast and Penned In. To find out more about all the new missions, click here.


The new update will also be adding two whole new Adversary game modes, called Hunting Pack and Cross the line, respectively. You can read more about them here.

As announced a while back, 1.29 will not only be improving the Rockstar Editor vastly with a slew of new features, it will also be porting the acclaimed GTA V video editor to the current generation consoles, meaning the Playstation 4 and the Xbox One. To find out more about the new features and the console announcement, click here and here.

The new 1.29 update also alters the way the Creator works, to better facilitate some insane constructions. Stacking and overlapping props now functions properly, and prop templates can be saved, making the creation of crazy parkour maps much easier.

To celebrate the release of the massive update, Rockstar is giving players some new incentives to try out the new content. Any and all players who successfully complete at least 5 of the new events introduced in GTA Online 1.29 between today and Sunday, the 20., will get a reward of GTA $50,000 and a limited Vapid in-game shirt item.

You can download GTA Online patch 1.29 now on Xbox One, Playstation 4 and PC. Last-gen consoles have had content support discontinued.

Are all you guys already downloading the new GTA Online patch?

GTA V Sells More Than A Million On Steam In Less Than A Year

We all know that GTA V is a massive juggernaut in the sales department, having surpassed 54 million shipped copies and lord knows how much profit. Now, despite the PC version being the most advanced in the visual department, a the only platform that supports mods and formerly the only platform on which the Rockstar Editor was available, a vast, overpowering majority of GTA V sales happened on console. This can be attributed to the target audience, and the fact that due to the PC version’s several delays, most people who wanted GTA V just got it on console instead.


GTA V is available on PC in physical and digital form, the latter most notably on Steam, Valve’s massive digital distribution platform. Steam is arguably the most popular of the various digital distribution platforms active today, with millions of users world-wide. The massive library of games (which has actually become more of a problem than a blessing recently) and the frequent sales make Steam the vendor of choice for many a gamer – people speak of their vast Steam backlogs all the time. I myself have a little over 200 games in my library, which counts as quite few on average, mind you, and haven’t ever installed most of them!

While GTA V had a rocky history with Steam, the platform is undoubtedly quite successful in its distribution of the game. While the number is hardly impressive when compared to total sales, it is interesting to note that since the April 2015 release of GTA V, over a million copies of the game have been sold through Steam, in just one month short of half a year. For a multiplatform release, especially considering how the PC version was last to launch, this number is actually pretty damn high, all things considered.

Did any of you guys buy GTA V on steam?

No, The New GTA Online DLC Did Not Launch Last Tuesday

So, yeah, journalism.

Recently here at GTA 5 Cheats, we came across a funny little article pertaining to GTA V with the following, rather hilarious title:

‘Grand Theft Auto V’ Releases ‘Lowrider’ DLC; New Camera Modes, Audio Modifications Filers Featured; No Tommy Vercetti


We won’t include a link because that would just give the article more clicks, which is exactly what that saddening title is trying to do, but if you’re really determined, you’ll find it within a minute anyway.

Now, we’re not trying to discredit the site, or give them a bad rep, or anything malicious like that. The upcoming Lowrider DLC has so many rumors circulating around it that it would be easy to get lost in all the info and speculation, however erroneous reporting will only make things that much worse.

While these errors can happen, sometimes a site will step out of its sphere of influence and “report” on a hot topic to get some clicks. However, a hot topic is “hot”, because many sources are discussing it. How to get the most clicks? Say something no one else is. The discussion surrounding the upcoming DLC is focused on rumors because the DLC hasn’t released yet. This is like when a popular movie is released, and millions of people watch it, if you type the film’s name into google the second top result will the be title with a “2” at the end, because people like to speculate.

Obviously, reporting that the DLC has released will bring in droves of people seeing the headline and going like “bwuh?” and clicking the link.

This isn’t the kind of non-news that the GTA 6 rumors have been generating.

This isn’t the kind of non-news where a site basically just republishes someone else’s article. This is the kind of false-news seeking to rake in cash without regards to misinformation.

We hope none of you believed this GTA “news”, right?

Fan Of Lamar Or Not? We’ve Got New DLC Info For You!

It seems the GTA V community just can’t be patient, can it? Back when the Ill-Gotten Gains Part II DLC was still a ways off, the rumor mills were spinning at maximum RPM, and now with the Lowrider/life DLC announcement hitting any time soon, they’ve gone into overdrive once more.


Considering today is the 30th (goodbye, summer!), it is doubtful that Rockstar will keep the alleged release window for the next DLC, which was stated to launch before the summer ends. Now it seems that we will be getting the official announcement in the first few days of September, with the DLC itself releasing a week after.

The rumors began some time ago when a particularly curious GTA V fan started digging around in the game’s code, and found the code name of the next GTA Online DLC, which is “LOW”, and also discovered 12 vehicle indexes linked to the reference, meaning that these rides will be added with the DLC. Some of the vehicles appeared in previous GTA games, which allowed Funmw2 to deduce that the DLC will be an opposite of Ill-Gotten Gains, and will have a “Lowrider” or “Lowlife” theme.

As time passed, the rumors kept multiplying. Rockstar announced that the DLC will be bringing the video Editor to the PS4 and Xbox One with the update, and that the Editor will have some new features.

Recently, Funmw2 went digging in the code again, and has revealed that the new missions included in the DLC will be indicated with a Lamar icon. This could mean that Lamar Davis, Franklin’s buddy in GTA V single player, may appear as a quest giver in GTA Online like a few other characters from the story. This would indicate new mission types with a gang theme.

Are you looking forward to the DLC announcement, hopefully soon?

GTA V is Now Out for the PS4 and Xbox One

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Well, here it is, the big day: November 18th, the launch of Grand Theft Auto V for the PS4 and the Xbox One. Reviews so far have been stellar, and fans seem to love the increased detail and new features, especially the new first-person mode. There have been a few problems with GTA Online profile transfers, but Rockstar is working on a solution to the issues. Everything else seems to be going smoothly.

If you’ve picked up a copy of GTA V for the PS4 or Xbox One, let us know what you think. If not, take a look at the launch trailer and see if it convinces you.

Now, you might recall that the additions to GTA V for the PS4 and Xbox One include a whole new selection of songs you can listen to, along with the songs from the original release. Now that the game is out, we’ve got the full list of new GTA V songs:

  • Radio Los Santos
    • Ab Soul feat. Schoolboy Q & Mac Miller – Hunnid Stax (2014)
    • Ace Hood feat. Future & Rick Ross – Bugatti (2013)
    • A$AP Ferg – Work (2012)
    • Bo Kane feat. Gucci Mane – Break It Down (2014)
    • Chuck Inglish feat. Ab-Soul & Mac Miller – Came Thru/Easily (2013)
    • Danny Brown feat. Action Bronson – Bad News (2014)
    • Danny Brown feat. A$AP Rocky – Kush Koma (2013)
    • Freddie Gibbs feat. Mike Dean – Sellin’ Dope (2014)
    • G-Side feat. G-Mane – Relaxin (2011)
    • Kendrick Lamar – Swimming Pools (Drank) (2012)
    • Lil B – Rent Due (2014)
    • Problem feat. IamSu, Big Lucc & Sage the Gemini – Do It Big (2013)
    • Schoolboy Q feat. Kendrick Lamar – Collard Greens (2014)
    • Skeme – Millions (2013)
    • Skeme – Over Sick (2013)
    • Travi$ Scott feat. T.I. & 2 Chainz – Upper Echelon (2013)
    • Young Scooter feat. Trinidad James – I Can’t Wait (2013)
    • Young Scooter feat. Gucci Mane – Work (2013)
  • Space 103.2
    • Bee Gees – Night Fever (1977)
    • Billy Ocean – Nights (Feel Like Getting Down) (1981)
    • Cameo – Back And Forth (1986)
    • Central Line – Walking Into Sunshine (1981)
    • Dazz Band – Joystick (1983)
    • Imagination – Flashback (1981)
    • Parliament – Flash Light (1977)
    • Parliament – Mothership Connection (Star Child) (1975)
    • Teena Marie – Lovergirl (1984)
    • The Fatback Band – Gotta Get My Hands On Some (Money) (1979)
    • Zapp & Roger – Do It Roger (1981)
  • West Coast Classics
    • 2Pac – So Many Tears (1995)
    • Bone Thugs-N-Harmony – 1st of tha Month (1995)
    • CPO feat. MC Ren – Ballad of a Menace (1990)
    • D.O.C. – The Formula (1989)
    • Dr. Dre feat. Snoop Dogg & Nate Dogg – Lil’ Ghetto Boy (1992)
    • E-40 – Captain Save A Hoe (1994)
    • Eazy-E feat. Ice Cube – No More ?’s (1988)
    • Ja Rule feat. Irv Gotti, Ashanti, Nas & 2Pac – The Pledge Remix (2002)
    • Jayo Felony – Sherm Stick (1995)
    • Luniz feat. Michael Marshall – I Got 5 On It (1995)
    • South Central Cartel – Servin’ ‘Em Heat (1993)
    • Spice 1 feat. MC Eiht – The Murda Show (1993)
    • The Conscious Daughters – We Roll Deep (1993)
    • The Lady of Rage – Afro Puffs (1994)
    • Warren G feat. O.G.L.B. – This D.J. (1994)
    • Westside Connection – Bow Down (1996)
  • Rebel Radio
    • Charlie Feathers – Get With It (1956)
    • Ray Price – Crazy Arms (1956)
    • Tammy Wynette – D-I-V-O-R-C-E (1968)
    • The Highwaymen – Highwayman (1985)
    • Loretta Lynn – A coal Miners Daughter (1970)
  • Los Santos Rock Radio
    • Alannah Myles – Black Velvet (1989)
    • Belinda Carlisle – Circle in the Sand (1987)
    • Billy Idol – Don’t Need A Gun (1986)
    • Boston – Peace of Mind (1976)
    • Broken English – Comin’ On Strong (1987)
    • Creedence Clearwater Revival – Fortunate Son (1969)
    • Eddie Money – Take Me Home Tonight (1986)
    • Genesis – Land of Confusion (1986)
    • Golden Earring – Radar Love (1973)
    • Huey Lewis & The News – Hip To Be Square (1986)
    • Humble Pie – 30 Days in the Hole (1972)
    • Joan Armatrading – Drop the Pilot (1983)
    • Kansas – Carry on Wayward Son (1976)
    • Kenny Loggins – Danger Zone (1986)
    • Mountain – Mississippi Queen (1970)
    • Pat Benatar – Shadows of the Night (1982)
    • Peter Gabriel – Big Time (1986)
    • Starship – We Built This City (1985)
    • Survivor – Burning Heart (1986)
    • Yes – Roundabout (1972)
    • ZZ Top – Gimme All Your Lovin’ (1983)
    • ZZ Top – Sharp Dressed Man (1983)
  • The Lowdown 91.1
    • Brass Construction – Changin’ (1975)
    • Jackson Sisters – I Believe In Miracles (1976)
    • Johnny “Guitar” Watson – Superman Lover (1976)
    • Ohio Players – Climax (1974)
    • Smokey Robinson – Will You Love Me Tomorrow? (1973)
    • The Delfonics – Funny Feeling (1970)
    • War feat. Eric Burdon – Magic Mountain (1976)
  • Blue Ark FM
    • Busy Signal – Kingston Town (2012)
    • Demarco – Loyal (2014)
    • Lee “Scratch” Perry – Roast Fish and Cornbread (1978)
    • Vybz Kartel – Addi Truth (2014)
  • Non-Stop-Pop FM
    • Backstreet Boys – I Want It That Way (1999)
    • Bobby Brown – On Our Own (1989)
    • Bronski Beat – Smalltown Boy (1984)
    • Cassie – Me & U (2006)
    • Dirty Vegas – Days Go By (2002)
    • Gorillaz – Feel Good Inc. (2005)
    • INXS – New Sensation (1988)
    • Jamiroquai – Alright (1996)
    • Jermaine Stewart – We Don’t Have to Take Our Clothes Off (1986)
    • Lady Gaga – Applause (2013)
    • Living in a Box – Living in a Box (1987)
    • Lorde – Tennis Court (2013)
    • Maroon 5 – Moves Like Jagger (2011)
    • M.I.A. – Bad Girls (2013)
    • Michael Jackson – Dangerous (1991)
    • Mike Posner – Cooler Than Me (Single Mix) (2010)
    • Moloko – The Time Is Now (2000)
    • Morcheeba – Tape Loop (1996)
    • Naked Eyes – Promises, Promises (1983)
    • Real Life – Send Me An Angel (1983)
    • Robbie Williams & Kylie Minogue – Kids (2000)
    • Simply Red – Something Got Me Started (Hurley’s House Mix) (1991)
    • Sly Fox – Let’s Go All the Way (1985)
    • Sneaker Pimps – Six Underground (1996)
    • Taylor Dayne – Tell it To My Heart (1987)
    • The Black Eyed Peas – Meet Me Halfway (2009)
    • The Blow Monkeys – Slaves No More (1989)
    • will.i.am. feat. Britney Spears – Scream & Shout (2013)
    • Wilson Phillips – Hold On (1990)
  • WorldWide FM
    • CHVRCHES – Recover (Cid Rim Remix) (2013)
    • Damfunk – Kildat (2009)
    • Flume – What You Need (2012)
    • Jaime Lidell – Runaway (2014)
    • Jimmy Edgar – Let Yrself Be (2012)
    • Kavinsky – Nightcall (2010)
    • Portishead – Numb (1994)
    • Randy Crawford – Street Life (1979)
    • Smokey Robinson – Why You Wanna See My Bad Side? (1978)
  • Channel X
    • Alice In Chains – Social Parasite (1988)
    • D.O.A. – The Enemy (1980)
    • D.R.I. – I Don’t Need Society (1985)
    • MDC – John Wayne Was a Nazi (1980)
    • Redd Kross – Linda Blair (1982)
    • The Zeroes – Don’t Push Me Around (1977)
    • X – Los Angeles (1980)
  • Radio Mirror Park
    • Dom – Living In America (2010)
    • Hot Chip – Flutes (2012)
    • Holy Ghost! – Hold On (2011)
    • KAUF – When You’re Out (2013)
    • Little Dragon – Crystalfilm (2009)
    • M83 – Midnight City (2011)
    • Mitzi – Truly Alive (2013)
    • Neon Indian – Polish Girl (2011)
    • Panama – Always (2014)
    • SBTRKT – Pharaohs (2011)
    • Scenic – Mesmerised (2013)
    • Toro Y Moi – New Beat (2011)
    • Twin Shadow – Forget (2010)
    • Yeasayer – O.N.E. (2010)
  • Vinewood Boulevard Radio
    • Bleached – Next Stop (2013)
    • Coliseum – Used Blood (2013)
    • JEFF The Brotherhood – Sixpack (2012)
    • Mind Spider – Fall in Line (2012)
    • Nobunny – Gone For Good (2010)
    • The Men – Turn It Around (2012)
    • The Orwells – Who Needs You (2014)
    • The Soft Pack – Answer to Yourself (2010)
  • Soulwax FM
    • Brain 21 – Something For Your Mind (1996)
    • Felix da Housecat – Silver Screen (2001)
    • Michael da Brain – Brain 35 (Only An Illusion) (2002)
  • FlyLo FM
    • AraabMuzik – Streetz Tonight (2011)
    • Dimlite – Into Vogon Skulls (2012)
    • DOOM – Masquatch (2014)
    • Doris – You Never Come Closer (1970)
    • Flying Lotus feat. Krayzie Bone – Medication Medication (2014)
    • Kaskade – 4 AM (2006)
    • KNOWER – Fuck the Makeup, Skip the Shower (2010)
    • Mono/Poly feat. Thundercat – B Adams (2014)
    • XXYYXX – What We Want (2014)
    • Earl Sweatshirt – Hive (2013)
    • Unknown track
    • Blaine County Talk Radio
    • Extended content for Beyond Insemination
    • West Coast County Radio
    • Extended content for Chakra Attack

Now that’s a lot of songs! With so many genres, artists, and decades represented here, we’re sure a few of your favorites must have entered GTA V. Let us know what they are… or if there are any new additions you dread.

GTA V PS4 and Xbox One Launch Trailer is Up

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Grand Theft Auto V comes out for the PS4 and Xbox One in just over a week on November 18, and today Rockstar posted the official launch trailer. Check out GTA V in all its remastered glory, and don’t forget that you’ll get 500k GTA$ for single-player and 500k GTA$ for GTA Online if you pre-order the game before its release.

Additional bonuses are available for returning players, and it looks like quite a number of people who played the original version of GTA V may pick up another copy. The new details and graphics convinced some, and the first-person mode did it for many others. Whether it’s the immersion, the new perspective, or the gameplay changes, first-person GTA V is a huge draw.

On the other hand, some people still aren’t convinced that it’s worth their time and money to get GTA V again, even if it does have new features and remastered visuals. And some are still waiting for heists…

Where do you fall in the spectrum? Are you a diehard fan who wanted the new version of GTA V as soon as it was announced (or earlier)? Did the new features, bonuses, or modes convince you that this is worth a purchase? Or have you decided to pass on this game, at least for the time being? Share all your thoughts with us, and let us know what you think of the launch trailer.

Official Word on GTA 5 PC Launch Delay


Grand Theft Auto 5 for the PC is delayed. Yes, it’s official and was confirmed by Rockstar Games themselves just yesterday. What’s the reason though? Well, they’ve made us wait a little longer for that, apparently is just a matter of the PC version of GTA V requiring a little more development time to make it as polished as possible.

Rockstar has sent out this official explanation via the Rockstar Newswire here.

We’re glad to see so many of you are excited for the upcoming release of the new versions of GTAV and we look forward to sharing more details with you soon. We are also incredibly excited to be bringing GTAV to the PC, but the game requires a little more development time in order to ensure that it is as amazing and polished as possible. Please do stay tuned as we reveal new features and information about all the new versions in the weeks ahead.

We think it makes sense for a couple of reasons: (1) PCs are more powerful than even the Xbox One and Playstation 4, so Rockstar might need more time to really get the most out of it in terms of graphics and artwork; and (2) they might also need more time in order to really lock down GTA Online against PC hackers and crackers…

Anyway we expect much more news on all the new platform releases in coming weeks. It’s going to be a very exciting end to the year for gamers, and a great start to 2015 as well!

Rumor Buzz from Gamescom – GTA V for PC Delayed Until 2015


If you’re a fan of Grand Theft Auto V (OK, stupid question…) then the general “GTA V buzz” at Gamescom this year would not have been to your liking.

Although GTA 5 Cheats couldn’t attend in person, we’ve heard from several sources that there was plenty of gossip at this year’s famous German game fair that GTA V for PC would not be released until the first half of 2015… at the earliest!

This would be a pretty major delay and change from the only official announcements from Rockstar Games on the matter – until now they’ve only commented via the original announcement that a PC version was coming, along side versions for the Xbox One and Playstation 4, in Autumn this year.

In what could be interpreted as another bad sign, there was also no mention of the next-gen versions of the game at the show, which is somewhat ominous if it is indeed going to be launched within the new few months!

One issue which GTA 5 Cheats recently highlighted is that the nailing down the online portion of the game, GTA Online, might be particularly hard for the PC version. Rockstar has struggled to contain all the glitching in GTA Online for Xbox 360 and Playstation 3… and one can easily imagine glitching on a PC version of the game being taken to a whole new level.

We’ll update you as soon as we hear more… but just remember, at least at the moment, that Autumn is still very much the goal – we can’t wait to play GTA V on other systems either!