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Get Into GTA V’s FIB Building

What would GTA V be without its own spoof version of the FBI? The Federal Bureau of Investigation is either feared or looked down upon… depending on which rung of the ladder one is. They’re meticulous, nosy and most everyday people think of them as meddling. The FIB in the GTA universe is the satirized version of the bureau. A corrupt and dangerous organisation, it also handles counter-terrorism and surveillance which is more the jurisdiction of the NSA. The FIB also maintains a rivalry with the IAA, just like the actual FBI often is at odds with the CIA.

The FIB has a rather prominent and flashy main building in downtown Los Santos, which actually has an interior. We point that out since it is something of a rarity in GTA V. The interior of the building is normally only accessible during the specific mission that takes place there, but this is GTA we’re talking about. Players will find a glitch to get in anywhere sooner or later.

This glitch allows anyone to enter the FIB building in GTA Online and has been confirmed to work on the current-gen consoles and PC. The glitch requires the use of a Buzzard and a helpful buddy. You’ll need to fly up to the skylight on the roof of the building and inch as close to it as you can with the pilot’s door. Land, and get your helper to grab you out of the buzzard so that you’ll fall onto the skylight.

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Instead of having a nasty rendezvous with the skylight, your character will instead faceplant on the floor beneath, allowing you to freely explore the interior of the FIB building. Once you’ve had your fun, jump out of a wall breach or down the elevator shaft.

What other GTA V buildings have you glitched into?

GTA Online’s Most Wanted Car Upgrades

GTA Online allows you to customize your rides extensively, however there is always room for growth. Since this is a game in which you’ve got good chances of getting shot at, and being forced into some dangerous maneuvers when racing and escaping, more upgrade options would complement gameplay greatly.

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GTA Online sees some seriously tense battles (provided you’re playing free-aim) and some heated races, with a large stunt aficionado subculture to go with it. Vehicles are central to all of these activities, with them being the primary means of getting players from one battleground to the next, they’re the things in which you race (obviously) and stunt (also obviously) in.

Something that has been annoying several players is the possibility to one-shot someone through a window with the lock-on aim mode. Vehicles with large windscreens and windows act as large metal coffins instead of methods of escape in firefights due to this phenomenon, which prompted the idea of the first suggestion – bullet-resistant windows.

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This upgrade, for the sake of balance, should be fairly expensive, and would need to be repaired independently of the vehicle itself, and different levels should be implemented. However, bullet-“proof”, i.e. invincible windows should definitely be avoided.

The second option, which sure as heck has a ton of potential for much more “unscripted-awesome” to make its way into GTA Online, would be the addition of deployable vehicle-parachutes. Whether used to slow the vehicle down quickly for better control, or to allow your ride to land without suffering too much damage in order to pull some insane stunts without mods would make this addition wildly popular.

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The parachutes themselves should be a consumable resource, and different grades of quality should be available. The less likely the ‘chute is to rip, the more money you’ll have to pay.

What kinds of new vehicle upgrades would you like to see in GTA Online?

Official: GTA 5 Coming Spring 2013

It’s on…. Grand Theft Auto V has an official worldwide release window of spring 2013 for the Xbox 360 and Playstation 3. Rockstar told the world today and also let us know: (1) pre-orders will begin starting 5 November next week; and (2) all whole heap of new information will also come out next month.

Spring starts March 20 next year in the United States so look for a release between then and June, although a firm date will probably be known well beforehand. Interesting that there is no mention of a PC version, although one will undoubtedly come out at some stage. In fact, Rockstar seem to have been so inundated with PC comments they’ve added the following to the announcement:

For those asking about the PC platform, we’re currently focused on the Xbox 360 and PS3 versions of the game and don’t have any details to share about a PC version at this time.