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Unlisted GTA Online 1.29 Features Detailed

Rockstar recently announced and subsequently released update 1.29 for GTA online. The update contains the Freemode Events DLC pack as well as the updated version of the Rockstar Editor which is coming for the first time to current generation consoles, namely the Xbox One and Playstation 4 (note the PC version of the Editor is also getting the new features).

The initial announcement of the GTA Online update only mentioned 4 of the new events, while it was later revealed that there were 12 in total. This led players to assume that there was still more to Freemode Events than meets the eye, and it seems that assumption was correct.


With the release of the patch notes for GTA Online 1.29, and the update itself, players have begun to discover previously unlisted new features which the massive update has implemented.

Aside from the host of bug fixes and various backstage tweaks, the update introduced some smaller features worth mentioning. For one, now you can accept and send friend invites while playing the game’s single player mode provided you are connected to the internet. Vehicle spawn points have been revamped over the board, but this is most apparent in the case of aerial vehicles (which have become more common) and the Barracks military truck (which can be encountered at certain times of day).

Players also now have the ability to customize their mini maps, getting rid of the incomprehensible clutter the slew of new markers and blips is bound to cause. You can toggle practically all markers on or off at your leisure in any combination, as well as doing away with the pesky pop-up notifications.

While hardly a feature, there is an exploit which allows players to track the Werewolf in the “Hunt the Beast” game mode using the players tab in the menu. Have you guys tried out any of the new events in GTA Online? Thoughts?

Industry Moves Point To Console Mods for GTA V?

We recently published a piece regarding the possible discontinuation of future DLC and other content updates for GTA V on the Xbox 360 and Playstation 3, meaning that no more new in-game content will be released for the game on last-gen platforms. This is a trend that has been increasing in frequency in the AAA industry, with games that have been released on both next and last-gen consoles that have continued content support.

However, in the light of the announcement that Fallout 4 will be supporting mods on next-gen consoles as well as PC, it seems like a logical step for GTA V to adopt this new feature. The only question is, can it?

Soon you may experience this while playing on console.
Soon you may experience this while playing on console.

In a technical sense GTA V made a massive leap when jumping from last-gen consoles to the current generation. While, in terms of gameplay features, we could count the new additions on two hands, the backstage alterations that the average player will never witness were immense. Despite this the current-gen versions of GTA V were built on the foundations of of the launch version.

Fallout 4 however has been developed with the current-gen consoles in mind from the very beginning. The hardware capabilities of the new consoles has made mods technically possible, but no games have exploited this yet. GTA V has a massive and active modding community, and making mods available on consoles would be a move of genius on Rockstar’s part. However, unlike Fallout 4, GTA V’s game code is based on a framework built around last-gen, and as such is it malleable enough for such a significant alteration, or would Rockstar wait for the release of GTA VI to bring mod support to couch gamers?

Hopefully we’ll get some word on this in the coming months as Fallout 4 releases, since its console mod support is bound to make some waves in the industry, and hopefully this won’t just turn into another GTA VI rumor. Would any of our console readers be interested in mod support for GTA V on Xbox One and Playstation 4?

Have You What GTA V Would Look Like On N64? (Video)

Well, this is certainly new. We here at GTA 5 Cheats like to bring attention to the newest graphics mods for the game, and also frequently highlight how visually stunning GTA V is. Well, today we have something a bit contradictory in store for you guys. Several Playstation 4 players have encountered a peculiar glitch which won’t just make you question whether you’re playing on PS4 or PS3, but more like if you’re playing on a PSOne or N64.


This glitch always occurs in one particular GTA Online mission for PS4, meaning there is some sort of bug in the code there messing up the game’s visuals. At least, that was what was assumed until recently, when PC players also encountered the same issue, in the exact same place, and the bug could not be “undone” in-game…. As the visual issues still persist no matter how much distance players put between themselves and the “infected” area, nor does it matter how much time passes.

The bug seems to take texture resolutions down to the absolute minimum, and also massacres polygons in the static assets, making all buildings completely angular and rectangular, and some things just flat out do not load.

Other issues this bug causes which I have christened the “Retro-Virus” include clipping and collision errors, shaky camera, missing animations, and weird wonky physics.

Honestly, some of the older gamers out there (or the younger ones who have caught up on their retro gaming) might find this glitch to be genuinely charming and nostalgic to a degree. To be frank, knowing what a bunch of silly tricksters the folks over at Rockstar can be, I would not be surprised in the least if it turns out that this whole things happens on purpose!

Would you guys want a true “retro” graphics option for GTA V?

Forget Forza, Gran Tursimo – GTA V Has The Best Looking Cars

Marketing graphical fidelity is one of the main selling points of the new generation of consoles. And with console exclusive titles trying to outperform one another in order to prove the superiority of their respective host platform, you would think that the Forza (Microsoft) and Gran Turismo (Sony) franchises would have the best looking automobiles in the industry. Especially considering how they are both racing games, as well as Forza being one of the Xbox One’s launch titles back in the day, with a sequel in the works.


Well, you’d be wrong! Here we have GTA V, which is not only a multiplatform game that launched initially in the previous console generation, but cars aren’t even the primary focus. Sure, they’re kind of a big thing, with “Auto” being the A in the title and all, but they aren’t as much in the spotlight as cars would be in dedicated racing games such as Forza and Gran Turismo.

Now, lest we be accused of being biased, we all can agree that both the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One are solid platforms, and their prospective games look pretty damn good. Discounting any and all opinions, however (keep the console wars out of the comments, please), the PC’s hardware capabilities allow for high end desktops to outperform both – especially when mods are taken into account.

We bring to you, in the following Rockstar Editor video, the best looking car models from the gaming industry, straight from GTA V. The video makes use of a modded PC version of GTA V, with several graphical mods installed to up the visual quality, as well as a few of the recent real-world car model mods that have been in part enabled with the new ZModeler GTA V import/export feature.

What do you guys think of the video? Impressive, right?

We’ve Got Even More Good News About The Rockstar Editor

Rockstar Games recently announced that the next update to GTA Online will be bringing the popular Rockstar Editor to the current generation consoles. However, it has since been confirmed that the 1.29 update will affect the editor beyond porting it to new platforms.


The not-for-long PC exclusive gameplay recording and video editing suite was developed specifically for GTA V. It allows players to capture their screen while playing, and then later edit the footage. They can do this by snipping it, re-arranging it, adjusting camera distance and angle, adding special effects, changing the weather and also the time of day. The application offers a plethora of other editing options besides these as well.

The 1.29 update will expand the features of the Editor on all platforms. The new features include an Ambient Audio and Sound Effects library that will allow you to further customize the audio of your video, and you’ll be able to add your own files to this library. The update will also bring Snapmatic and the Editor closer together by integrating the former into the latter, allowing you to transfer any still frame from the editor to the Snapmatic app.

The favored Director Mode will also be seeing an update, with a new minimap that will show preset POIs, and the mode will give players the ability to spawn air and aquatic vehicles which are available in GTA Online. You’ll also be able to copy your already painstakingly edited audio settings from marker to marker, making the editing process a lot easier and quicker. The fonts library at your disposal has also been tripled in size.

The Rockstar Editor has been an extremely popular tool ever since it launched alongside the PC version of GTA V back in the day, and numerous immensely creative videos have popped up in the community since.

Will the Xbox One and PS4 players among you be making use of the Editor when 1.29 launches?

Fake GTA V News and Heroin Smuggling

We’ve all gotten used to about two thirds of GTA V “news” being baseless rumor/pure speculation. Just recently we had a rather large, popular and promising rumor debunked, and that was hardly the first such case.


Fake image courtesy of these guys

But where do all these rumors sprout? Where does this speculation originate from? Well, the most readily available answer is Reddit. With several subreddits dedicated to GTA V in some way, shape of form, it should come as no surprise that some of the insane theories people fabricate are bound to be mistaken for “leaked info”. Either that, or a troll purposefully begins to spread lies as if they were fact.

Reddit, however, isn’t the only source of GTA V misinformation. The other one is the gaming press, which either makes a honest mistake, or outright lies just to get some more clicks.

Recently, a popular website which primarily deals in PC hardware reviews and news, but also occasionally posts gaming-related content, put up a news piece detailing how mods wil be coming to PS4 and Xbox One. This one was sure to raise eyebrows, as while plenty of outlets were reporting on the Rockstar Editor making its way to consoles, no one mentioned mods, and this was the only site reporting this, despite the subject matter being pretty big news.

Turns out this misguided PC-focused site was reporting on the Rockstar Editor’s console debut too, but it made the honest mistake of having someone who had never ever played or even briefly researched GTA V write the piece. We won’t be pointing fingers, since this is a reputable site and we’re all only human.

However, one article we will gladly point fingers at is this one. Rockstar introducing a $10 DLC pack honoring kids who smuggled heroin into the US with a drone? And no official announcement has been made? And this is the only site reporting it? Something so absolutely absurd? With faked quotes? Seriously! We still can’t tell if that site is meant to be similar to “The Onion” or not…

Have you guys ever been fooled by fake GTA V “news”?

GTA V Rockstar Editor Coming To Consoles – Confirmed

Rockstar has announced the winner of their recent Rockstar Editor GTA V fan video contest. The winner, pimpedupbadass, won a Logitech mouse and keyboard combo with their Social Club handle engraved, as well as a gift card and some in-game gear. Rockstar also featured some other pretty sweet videos which received some token prizes, but arguably the most important part of the announcement was hidden at the very end.


The upcoming launch of the Rockstar Editor for PS4 and Xbox One as the next update to Grand Theft Auto V and GTA Online means the next Rockstar Editor Contest will be the first one with entries across all three platforms – so the creative competition will be fiercer than ever.

Boom, official confirmation!

The Rockstar Editor will be heading to the current generation consoles with the next GTA Online update. There have been rumors about this for a while now, and people were speculating as to what extent will the Editor be ported over to the consoles, as it was apparent from the beginning that it won’t be able to retain full functionality due to hardware limitations.

This rather significant update may also be the cause of the massive 7 hour GTA Online server maintenance. Players were asking Rockstar whether or not the extra long maintenance was in some way related to upcoming DLC, however all the answers were negative. Technically this would have been true even if the maintenance was related to the porting of the Editor, so there is that.

There is still that unannounced GTA Online DLC that needs to launch in August, and if Rockstar comes through there, then we’re looking forward to a really strong month for GTA Online.

Will you guys be giving the console version of the Rockstar Editor when it launches?

GTA V’s Rockstar Editor Might Come To Current-Gen Consoles

Oh, Rockstar Games. The dev that absolutely loves taking its sweet time with anything and everything it does. Not that we’re complaining – look how great GTA V turned out. Quality work needs time, and in the case that the idea hasn’t been abandoned, then the Playstation 4 and Xbox One versions of the Rockstar Editor will be damn good, considering that the possibility of the video editing software coming to current-gen consoles was first mentioned by Rockstar back in May, and we’ve had no word on the matter since. Work was already well under way at the time, but Rockstar didn’t give any specifics regarding when the Editor will be released on the consoles.


Due to hardware restrictions, there is absolutely no way that the Rockstar Editor will ever be released on the previous generation of consoles, so Playstation 3 and Xbox 360 GTA players will need to live out their fantasies of being a film director in some other way (may I suggest the PC and possibly the current-gen versions of GTA V?).

How much the console version of the Editor will differ from the one that shipped with GTA V’s PC version, we do not know, but it can be assumed that some of the functionality will be more limited. The director mode will hopefully be present, but we cannot be sure in what capacity.

Another way in which the Rockstar Editor will be limited on consoles will be the lack of mods. What is the connection between these seemingly unrelated things? Well, if you take a look at youtube, then the top Rockstar Editor videos will pretty much be exclusively modded creations, making use of fan created content in some capacity or other. Videos of 100% vanilla GTA V will be plenty, sure, but hardly as popular as recreations of popular pop-culture scenes, for example, the best of which all utilize mods.

Do you guys hope the Editor will have an outing on consoles?

Take-Two CEO: Potential of Consoles Remains Untapped


Grand Theft Auto V was a massive hit on all the platforms it launched on, and while the PC version is by far the most advanced graphically and in functionality, many players were impressed with the Xbox One and Playstation 4 versions as well.

While there were some dissenting opinions (because of course there are), the idea that Grand Theft Auto V was the first “true” next-gen game. With remakes, remasters, rereleases and HD editions making up more than three quarters of the PS4’s and XB One’s library, games that players readily call current-gen are few and far between, though in recent months, a steady stream of releases and announcements seems to be patching things up. Despite this, the current generation of consoles has been getting quite a bit of flack. Gamers say that the technological leap was far below expectation, libraries are thin, certain business practices involved are underhanded and a few of the obligatory “features” are invasive.

While this year’s E3 saw both Microsoft and Sony take steps in the right direction, some people are not yet convinced. Strauss Zelnick, CEO of Take-Two Interactive, parent company of Rockstar Games, developer of Grand Theft Auto V, says that the consoles aren’t to blame. While they tried to make full use of the hardware at hand, Zelnick is convinced that not even GTA V could show off what these machines are truly capable of.

We’ve had a couple releases for new-gen, but I don’t think we remotely have seen what can be done, and that’s super exciting. And that speaks to many of our titles; hopefully all of our titles, ultimately.

Man has a point. Take a look at some of the Xbox 360’s launch titles, and compare those to Assassin’s Creed Black Flag, or the prev-gen GTA V release.

“We have yet to see entirely what the technology can allow,” Zelnick said.

Personally, I’ve always been a PC gamer, but also always wanted to jump in to the console scene, mostly due to the exclusives. While on the long run, console do end up being more expensive simply due to console games being significantly more expensive (at least where I live) and lacking sales in the same caliber as what Steam or GoG offers, but for some dropping a larger amount on a powerful PC in one go isn’t viable. While the two main draws for consoles (exclusives and couch co-op) both being weaknesses in this generation, I’m still tempted to jump in.

Either way, nothing beats the PC’s raw power, modding support and massive  library of games that never saw the light of day on consoles.

What do you guys think? Were you impressed by GTA V’s current-gen release? Do you think the Xbox One and Playstation 4 can outgrow their current limitations?

New Patch Fixes Accidental GTA V Downgrade

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Last week, many players were troubled by an apparent downgrade of GTA V’s graphics on the PS4 and Xbox One after downloading Update 1.08. After a short time of confusion, Rockstar confirmed the change was accidental and released a new patch, Update 1.09, in an attempt to fix it. This solved some of the problems, but not all of them.

Now, it looks like the matter has finally been taken care of with the latest patch. Update 1.10 for the PS4 and Xbox One fixes a few bugs, including the graphical difficulties caused last week. Early reports from fans, along with Rockstar’s own assessment, say everything is back to normal, so be sure to contact Rockstar Support if you still have problems even after downloading the update.