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Crazy new GTA Online glitch is launching players & cars into the sky

by David Purcell
Rockstar Games

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Grand Theft Auto players have discovered yet another insane glitch in the GTA Online game mode, with players being either launched into the sky and still alive when they come down, blasting their cars into space or having their vehicles completely destroyed in the process. 

A number of glitches have been uncovered by members of the community as of late, with one bug locking you inside the vault in the Diamond Casino heist, making it impossible to complete, and another that blasts cars into the air randomly like we're back on GTA IV.

Well, hold that thought on the second one, because this bug goes a step further – and it doesn't seem to get the same result each time, so it's all a bit of a gamble.

Pleasure pier glitch in GTA Online
Rockstar Games
There's a location near Pleasure Pier in GTA 5 that's doing very weird things to players.

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GTA Online players have discovered yet another moving gate that really doesn't like things being in the way when it's closing off, located near the Pleasure Pier in Los Santos.

The military style doors of the base open and close when cars approach - but time it right, and you will get a huge boost as it shuts, as seen in a Reddit post from XxKirito69xX on March 26.

Using a tank (which can't actually make it inside the doors because of its size), they wait for the doors to close, before being launched backwards by about a mile – a perfect escape route for anybody being chased by the cops, it would seem.

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However, not all players are seeing the fun side of this glitch, with some experiencing an especially destructive side to the doors. It has destroyed vehicles that have gotten in its way, for example, and another upside to the glitch – pun intended – is that it can actually throw your character high into the sky, with not enough fall damage taken to kill them when they come back down.

As shown by user DhuffOtown, if you stand on top of the entrance while somebody else tries to use the glitch, you too can be plunged into the air.

Based on the footage, it looks like the fall damage you take is actually as if you hadn't been involved in a glitch, but instead from the height you would have fallen from the original gate.

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It's unclear as to whether or not Rockstar Games are looking to patch this bug in the near future, although players do appear to be enjoying using this one and others like it.

If you want to give it a try, you might have to act fast, as it might not last too long in-game. Fly like a bird? How about fly like a tank.