Rockstar finally resolve GTA Online bug wiping owned properties

Published: 15/Apr/2020 4:37 Updated: 17/Apr/2020 4:30

by David Purcell


Rockstar Games have finally resolved a log-in issue that was completely wiping all owned properties from GTA Online accounts. 

The terrible bug was discovered on April 15. While some members of the community were exploiting a glitch that allowed multiple log-in bonuses of $500,000 a piece – racking up the cash – others were having their purchases reset.

Those impacted by the bug will be delighted to know that the game’s developers have put things right and fixed the problem, though, meaning that nobody has to be scared of playing the game anymore.

Buying properties in GTA Online can be expensive and losing them all would be devastating.

Using their official Rockstar Support Twitter account, they revealed on April 16 that the issue has been put to bed – rolling out a hotfix.

They said: “The issue resulting in GTA Online for PC vehicles, weapons and properties not displaying in character inventories is now resolved. Please restart your game and sign in again for these items to display correctly.”

Thankfully, things won’t be going missing any longer.


The game developer’s have been keeping the game updated regularly during the global health crisis, giving players different things to occupy themselves with when stuck at home, with weekly updates. The log-in bonus was only announced on April 13.

However, many of them were dealt a devastating blow just a day later, after discovering their apartments and houses were no longer accessible after logging in.

That said, the things that were lost should now have been restored, with a quick restart.

The bug was first shared to the GTA Online subreddit, on April 15.

R* giving everyone $500k but removing properties from some from gtaonline

Posting to Reddit, a user said: “Just lost everything, except my money and levels. All of my properties and things.” Another commented: “All my stuff is gone. Everything. 6,000 hours of grinding.”

One other user said: “I’m on PC Rockstar launcher and lost everything, but have enough money to rebuy everything I lost, but cannot rebuy anything I lost because the “game catalog” needs to be refreshed, leading me to believe my character will reset back to normal eventually.”

Some players claimed that they were afraid to log into GTA Online with the bug taking their things, although with everything now fixed up, normal play has been resumed.


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.