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GTA Online: Cheapest ways to counter the Oppressor MKII

Published: 12/Jul/2020 13:42 Updated: 12/Jul/2020 13:46

by Connor Bennett

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MKII Oppressor hoverbikes can be absolute nightmares for Grand Theft Auto Online players, but there are a few cheap counters that you can use. 

Anyone who has dropped into a public session of GTA Online will, more than likely, have come into contact with an MKII Oppressor. The hoverbike has been a thorn in the side of players since it was first released back in 2018.

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The Oppressor is the vehicle of choice for griefers who take to their ‘broom stick’ and buzz about Los Santos, firing missiles from the skies. Thankfully, there are a few ways to counter them but you will need some cash to do so.

Here, we’ve picked out a few of the best cheap counters to the MKII Oppressor’s so that you can get on with your day and not have it ruined by trolls. 

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The Oppressor is the most annoying vehicle to fight in GTA Online.

Heavy Sniper, Minigun, or Explosive Sniper

You might that a car might be the cheapest counter, or getting a jet for free from Fort Zancudo, but if you can rack up some ridiculous costs by dying over and over. 

The hoverbike can actually be damaged and destroyed with weapons like the Heavy Sniper, Minigun, and Explosive Sniper. Obviously, you’ll need to be a bit of a deadeye to pull shots off but it’s certainly cheaper than shelling out seven figures on a car. 

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Yes, sniper rifles can be a counter to the Oppressor.

Nightshark

Speaking of dropping seven figures on a car, some players have found that the Nightshark is a bit of a perfect counter. You may ask why is that the case given that it doesn’t have any weapons attached.

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Well, if you spend the $1,245,000 needed to buy the armored car, you can withstand plenty of damage from the Oppressor’s missiles. If someone is focused on finishing you off, you can simply wait for them to get close and throw a sticky bomb at them. 

If you manage to pull off the throw and hit your enemy with the sticky bomb, you easily hit the detonator and watch their bike explode. It is a truly magical sight if it comes off.

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Nightsharks might look like a seriously expensive purchase at first, but it’s well worth trying.

Rogue jet

Now, if you’re more adept at taking to the skies, the Rogue fighter jet can outrun the hoverbike pretty quickly and even take to heights that it can’t.

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It does come with a $1,596,000 price tag, but if you have a decent enough flying skill, you’ll be able to dodge any rockets that come your way. You can even save $300,000 on the price by owning a hangar and completing 6 Steal Cargo jobs.

Rogue jet from GTA Online
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You can outrun the Oppressor with the Rogue.

Obviously, these prices can fluctuate depending on the weekly discounts that Rockstar decides to roll out.

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So, while you’re bolstering your Maze Bank account,  it is worth keeping an eye on them as well when they are released each Thursday. 

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Rockstar finally address major GTA Online car duplication exploit

Published: 10/Oct/2020 15:20

by Connor Bennett

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Rockstar Games have dropped another background update for GTA Online, with this one dealing with the Mobile Operations Centre duplication exploit. 

There are plenty of ways to play Grand Theft Auto Online, and while many players are all about grinding, there are many others who look for a shortcut so that they can get cash quickly. 

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We’ve seen this previously with glitched jobs, being able to cash ridiculous amounts of casino chips for cash, and finding a workaround for the cooldown on selling cars at the Los Santos Customs mod shops. 

In recent weeks, players have found a way to duplicate cars using the Mobile Operations Centre. This means that they can reproduce unlimited numbers of cars and then sell them on to make cash. 

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The Mobile Operations Centre has been the key to some big exploits in GTA Online.

However, Rockstar Games have now released a background update that has patched the workaround that players had been using for the duplication glitch.

Rockstar insider TezFun revealed this on October 8, noting that it wasn’t the only thing that the GTA Online developers had added to the multiplayer side of GTA V with this small hotfix. 

TezFun noted that they’d also added a fix to address some issues with Business Battles. Numerous issues had been cropping up in sessions where, as a player was on a mission, if a Business Battle started, they’d be unable to complete the other job. 

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With this hotfix coming as a part of a background update, you don’t have to worry about a big download before jumping back into Los Santos. It happens on the server side of things, so there’s nothing to download.

As Rockstar continues to build towards GTA Online’s big winter update, the game should receive a handful of other updates in the meantime. Though, it remains to be seen if they’ll be issuing any punishments for players who abused the now-patched duplication glitch.