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GTA 6 Chicago city rumors brought to life by insane GTA 5 mod

Published: 3/Nov/2020 12:40

by Connor Bennett

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A group of modders are taking tools for Grand Theft Auto V and using them to build up a replica of Chicago amid rumors that the midwest city could be a location for GTA 6.

Over the years, Rockstar Games has whisked players to interesting locations with their games, and especially when it comes to Grand Theft Auto. 

These locations are, always based on a real city – see New York for Liberty City, Miami for Vice City, and Los Angeles for Los Santos – and have their own GTA spin attached with hilarious names, references, and everything else. 

With GTA V being the newest, and most realistic, some players have used to show off a modern take on classic maps like San Andreas. However, others are building completely new locations instead. 

Chicago in GTA v with fog and clouds
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The modders have taken advantage of GTA V’s weather, to give Chicago the authentic GTA experience.

GTA V Chicago mod

That includes modder Filip Vogleš, who alongside some friends, has been building Chicago as a playable mod for Grand Theft Auto V. 

The mod, which currently only available for Vogleš’s Patreons, sees parts of the city’s iconic downtown and skyscrapers added to the GTA V engine. That includes bridges to cross parts of the Chicago River, the Crain Communications Building, and even the L-Train that runs through the city. 

With the train playing such a key part in getting around Chicago, the modder has taken the train that rattled around Liberty City in GTA IV and GTA III, to give it a really authentic feel.

Even though the mod is not available to the public yet, it should spark some excitement and theories from GTA fans, especially as Chicago was mentioned in some early GTA 6 leaks. 

The city hasn’t been used in a video game since the original Watch Dogs back in 2014, and it is pretty perfect for a game like GTA. We’ll just have to see if what Rockstar has lined up for GTA 6 is better than what Vogleš turns GTA V into.

Gaming

Rocket League Season 2: new Rocket Pass, car, arena, player anthems, more

Published: 2/Dec/2020 2:56

by Alex Tsiaoussidis

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Rocket League’s first season since going cross-platform and free-to-play is coming to an end, but that means Season 2 is around the corner, and it’s set to be even more exciting than the first, with new cars, cosmetics, a new arena, and more.

Rocket League has reached new heights since going cross-platform and free-to-play. It’s become more accessible and merged its player-base into one massive community. These changes have helped the game explode in popularity once again.

The first season in the new era was a huge success. It introduced some new features and improvements that were well-received among old and new players alike. However, the show must go on, and although Season 1 is coming to an end, Season 2 is on the horizon. Here’s everything you need to know.

Rocket Pass: New Cars and Cosmetics

Rocket League Season 2 includes an exciting new Rocket Pass. It’s jam-packed with 70 tiers of unlocks that all revolve around a common theme; lights and sounds. It comes in two tiers, although the free one is limited.

Players will be able to get their hands on everything from fresh new decals, fancy light show explosions, and wheels that look like subwoofers. However, a brand new car exclusive to Rocket Pass Premium is the biggest drawcard.

Rocket Pass Premium owners will unlock the R3MX immediately. It’s an exotic sports car with a cyberpunk twist. But the excitement doesn’t end there. They’ll also be able to unlock an even better version, the R3MX GXT, in the final tier.

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The brand new R3MX car is exclusive to Rocket Pass Premium owners in Rocket League Season 2.

Neon Fields

Rocket League is not all about cars and cosmetics, though. It’s also about the bright and colorful arenas that host all the battles. In Season 2, players will be graced with an exciting new level called Neon Fields.

It has an awesome retro theme with neon shades of blue, pink, purple, and yellow. It also stays true to the lights and sounds with an enormous speaker attached to the roof with an equalizer behind the stands.

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Rocket League’s latest arena, Neon Fields, looks like a blast.

Player Anthems

Last but not least, Rocket League Season 2 will introduce a new customization option called Player Anthems. You’ll be able to select a song from Rocket League’s awesome soundtrack and have it blasting in the background every time you score a goal.

What’s more, Rocket League Season 2 will also feature new music and content from Kaskade, an immensely popular DJ affiliated with the Monstercat label. Some of his songs, including two new ones, will be available as Player Anthems too.

Rocket league season 2
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Rocket League Season 2 is set to be even better than the first.

When does Rocket League Season 2 launch?

Rocket League Season 2 launches on December 9. However, the pre-season update goes live a day earlier on December 8 at 4 pm PDT. 

The update will also include next-gen improvements on Xbox Series X and S and other quality-of-life tweaks and bug fixes.