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GTA Online confirmed as free-to-play on PS5

Published: 12/Jun/2020 13:18

by Connor Bennett


Rockstar Games have confirmed that there will be a free-to-play version of Grand Theft Auto Online once it launches on next-gen console – giving players the chance to experience the game on a third generation of consoles with the PS5 and Xbox Series X.

With expectations of a GTA 6 announcement taking over parts of the Grand Theft Auto fanbase, Rockstar Games delivered a teasing blow to those hopes during the PlayStation 5 reveal event. 

GTA V was the first game given the spotlight, with plenty of players hoping that the near-decade old title was going to give way to a GTA 6 logo. Instead, the developers revealed that an “expanded and enhanced” edition of the game would be making its way to the PS5 and Xbox Series X consoles.

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An “expanded and enhanced” version of GTA V is coming to PS5.

On top of that, the developers also revealed that the hugely successful GTA Online portion of things would also be making the move. Rockstar revealed that the multiplayer mode would be free-to-play on next-gen.

Though, sadly, there were not any other details revealed about how players will be able to jump into the madness that is Los Santos without needing GTA V on PS5 or Xbox Series X. 

The main theory seems to be that GTA Online will have its own launcher on the next generation of consoles that is separate from GTA V. This would, seemingly, allow players to dive right into online without needing the single-player mode to launch first. 

On top of that, PlayStation fans will also benefit before the launch as they will be given a free $1,000,00 in GTA Online money each month prior to the launch of the PS5 and have the free-to-play version for three months before Xbox touches it. 

The free-to-play version of GTA Online will be available upon the launch of the PS5, however, Sony have not yet put a date in place for when that will be exactly.

Sony noted that the release date and price point will come in a later announcement, though it is still scheduled to launch in the holiday 2020 window.


Terrible GTA Online bug makes it impossible to use bunkers

Published: 24/Nov/2020 15:52

by Connor Bennett


GTA Online players are still having their bunker business missions ruined thanks to a bug that won’t let them enter their not-so-secret base. 

For the longest time, the best way to make money in Grand Theft Auto Online came through jobs and heists. Players would have to grind them out, over and over again, to be able to stack up cash.

Eventually, Rockstar Games brought businesses into the fold – allowing players to make money passively, before having to complete one delivery job at the end for an absolutely huge sum of money. 

The most lucrative of these jobs center around bunkers and the Gunrunning business, where, as the name suggests, you become an arms dealer. However, some players are struggling to run their businesses properly. 

A car driving into a bunker in GTA Online
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Owning a bunker will unlock GTA Online’s Gunrunning business options.

The problem isn’t an overly complicated one, instead, it’s just simple. Players can’t access the bunkers. No matter if they’re on foot or in a car, the yellow circle that you usually use to enter just won’t do anything. 

What that means is, players like Reddit user TheAlphamale82, are left to drive around in circles hoping that something might change. But, sadly, it doesn’t and you end up locked outside the bunker unless you want to restart the game.

However, not even a restart is a magic cure, as the problem can still persist in other lobbies. It really is a peculiar problem – and it is one that is affecting different players. 

[Bug/glitch] R* please fix this, this is getting really annoying. I am unable to resupply my bunker by stealing supplies and before this was recorded someone was having the same problem from GTAV

Others like Aberfergie and r3d-v3n0m noted that they have run into the issue as well, and that they’ve flagged a ticket with Rockstar Support. However, while the devs have supposedly said they’ll work on it, they haven’t found a fix. 

The winter update, which will bring the Cayo Perico heist to GTA Online is right around the corner, and that update should address some issues. Hopefully, the bunker problem is one of them.