GTA Online: Fastest ways to make money with an Arcade

Published: 8/Jun/2020 13:50

by Connor Bennett


GTA Online is awash with different ways for players to make money. One of the most entertaining ways comes in the form of the Arcade business as you, literally, do nothing at all. 

Arcades were introduced to GTA Online back on December 12, as they became the backdrop for the Diamond Casino heist. You can rock up and chill out in your gaming paradise, but the most fun is to be had underground in the heist planning area. 

As players have found out, the arcade isn’t just for show or another place to store vehicles. You can play mini-games on the different arcade cabinet machines and even make a bit of cash from them as well. If you want to turn your gaming hub into a business empire, here’s how you do so. 

Image of the Pixel Pete
Rockstar Games
You will need to own the arcade property to start the GTA Diamond Casino heist.

How to get an arcade in GTA Online

You can buy an arcade for anywhere between $1,235,000 and $2,530,000 in GTA Online – or claim one for free by connecting your Twitch Prime account to Rockstar Social Club, if you haven’t done so already. 

Like the Motorcycle Club businesses, you can only start your arcade via a public session as you have to pick up some starter machines and take them to the arcade. By doing so, your arcade business will start making money in the background as a passive business. 

Image of an arcade in GTA Online
Rockstar Games
Pixel Pete’s Arcade can be claimed for free in GTA Online.

How to make the most money possible from arcades in GTA Online

Now, the arcades aren’t going to have you rolling in money like the passive business for the CEO or Motorcycle Club. It is a bit more of a hard slog than that.

Yes, you can fill your arcade with free machines and make around $3000 per in-game day (nearly an hour of real-world time) but you will have to invest in others. A fully completed arcade will net you roughly $6000 per hour. Though, you will have to spend a staggering $3,767,000 to get every machine.

GTA Online Arcade money-making stats based on a Twitch Prime arcade purchase.

As pointed out by gtamaxprofit, it will take around 628 hours to make all your money back if you get an arcade for free and then invest the full $3,767,000 on the machines. 

Obviously, not everyone has that sort of cash laying around so the arcade might not be seen as a worthwhile investment. If you want to earn quick cash in other ways, be sure to check out our guide here.


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.