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

Published: 26/Mar/2020 20:44

by David Purcell


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.

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.

When bae says her parents aren’t home from gtaonline

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.


GTA Online player discovers Up-n-Atomizer trick you would never think of

Published: 1/Dec/2020 11:14

by David Purcell


The Up-n-Atomizer might not look like its from the same planet as other Grand Theft Auto weapons, but one GTA Online player has discovered a handy trick with it that the everyday person would find helpful. 

The world of GTA 5 is full with violence, fast cars and loud sounds. Even if you get a few members of the community who stick to the roads and stop at traffic lights for a laugh, generally they are in the minority and the rest is utter chaos.

A gun like the Up-n-Atomizer is capable of great things, terrible, but great. Its powerful blast can send cars, buses, tanks, and even planes flying in the opposite direction.

However, one player has shown a more delicate side to the gun. Apparently, this is actually the perfect tool to move cars between parking spaces.

GTA supercar
Rockstar Games
Moving cars isn’t difficult in GTA, but the Up-n-Atomizer definitely makes it more graceful. Well, if you use it right.

GTA Online trick for the Up-n-Atomizer

As seen in a clip posted to the GTA Online subreddit, user skelatorx7 proved that it’s not all about destruction with the weapon.

In fact, with just one small push, they were able to move their car perfectly from one place to another without doing a single scratch to it. Now, here it’s just one off the street and not many will care about that, but it would definitely be handy if it were your own insured vehicle.

As seen in the video, the player simply aimed in and fired low into the side of the car. Soon after, it flips perfectly into the next parking spot as if it was a natural way for it to happen.

Perfection from gtaonline

Not everybody in the comments quite understood how it worked, though. One said: “How did the shot go through the car?” while another posted: “Car flip? How?”

Other users have found more crazy ways of using the Atomizer, of course, including the use of it to shift buses in the middle of the road. After all, they can be annoying, cruising around slowly in front of your speedy vehicles.

You never know, maybe in the future your mechanic will be blasting your cars over to you like this, rather than riding them to your path. Never going to happen, but definitely a funny picture to paint.