Frustrating GTA Online bug is changing Lucky Wheel casino rewards

Published: 24/Apr/2020 10:05

by Connor Bennett


GTA Online players have been left frustrated by a problem with the daily lucky spin wheel as it has begun paying out the wrong rewards – seemingly no matter what prize they were supposed to win.

Since the Diamond Casino and Resort, finally, opened in GTA Online back in July of 2019, GTA fans have been flooding through the doors to earn cash, clean out the vault and have some good times with their fellow players. 

For the most loyal of GTA Online players, they are rewarded with a daily spin on the lucky wheel that sits in the middle of the Casino floor. The login reward features everything from new clothing to exclusive vehicles – meaning it is very much worth jumping on every day and taking a spin. Though, there seems to be an issue with it at the moment.

Screengrab from GTA OnlineGTA Online’s casino has become a major hub of activity in-game.

Reddit user The_Salted_Slug pointed the issue out, noting that the GTA Online reward you’re meant to win from the wheel, might not be the prize you ultimately end up with. 

In the Redditor’s video showcasing the problem, they managed to land on the highly sought after podium car spot – which is currently a unique Sultan Classic – but instead of being told that they’d be getting the keys to the car, they ended up with 10,000 casino chips. 

While that might be enough for some players to launch their controller or smash a keyboard, what’s perhaps more annoying is that the 10,000 chips are nowhere near the car spot on the wheel. The game has spat out a completely random reward.

You win a free car!.. NOT! from gtaonline

It’s not even like The_Salted_Slug had only just landed on the car spot by the skin of their teeth either – the arrow on the wheel is clearly slap bang in the middle of the vehicle reward slot.

Of course, it’s not the first time that a bug like this has reared its head – players reported problems when the casino first opened, but they had gone away after Rockstar fixed a few things. Whether or not they will fix this anytime soon, though, remains to be seen.


GTA 6 teaser speculation grows after players uncover more strange files in RDR2

Published: 15/Jan/2021 17:20

by Michael Gwilliam


Fans have spotted more out-of-place files in Red Dead Redemption 2 that could point toward either GTA 6 or rumors that the re-release of Grand Theft Auto V on PS5 and Xbox Series is on a new engine.

Rockstar has been mum on any information regarding the long-awaited announcement of GTA 6, but fans can hardly contain their excitement, combing through files of other games to find some clue for what the company is working on.

Now, with GTA Online players spotting code potentially referencing the RAGE Engine used in Red Dead Redemption 2, fans think there could be some connection between RDR2 and the next Grand Theft Auto.

As such, players have peeked through RDR2’s files and discovered some things that seem wildly out of place, even for the wild west.

Gangsters carry guns in GTA Online
Rockstar Games
What are these weird GTA-like files doing in Red Dead Redemption 2?

GTA Forums member ‘rollschuh2282’ noted that they found parachute-related files hidden in Red Dead. The crazy part is that the file doesn’t exist in GTA V.

“Funnily that [[email protected]@pack] animation file does not exist in V,” they wrote and provided a photo of all the parachute animations in GTA 5.

Lo and behold, the file with “pack” in its name was not among them, meaning it was unique to Red Dead 2’s code. But what would parachute files be doing in a game about cowboys?

Snow in Red Dead Redemption
Rockstar Games
Modern gun files don’t make sense in RDR2. Unless…

Fans believe this is either a sign towards the next-gen port of GTA V being in Red Dead Redemption 2’s engine or GTA 6.

Unfortunately, it’s unclear if the files had existed since the game’s PC release or were only recently added in a newer update.

This isn’t the first time fans have discovered weird files in RDR2. As Dexerto previously reported, weapon code for two variants of the Browning pistol, an L1A1 rifle and AK-47 were found back in late December.

In any case, more and more evidence is mounting that something is brewing at Rockstar and it isn’t just hot coffee. Only time will tell what the future holds, especially as GTA V’s re-release draws nearer.