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GTA Online glitch ruins the way mechanics drop off your cars

Published: 4/May/2020 9:50 Updated: 4/May/2020 9:52

by David Purcell


A strange bug has been discovered in GTA Online that completely ruins the way mechanics drop off cars, instead turning them into the biggest troll on the planet. 

As regular players will know by now, a simple call to your mechanic can see them drop off one of your cars in a few seconds. They actually get paid to do it, hence the notification you receive each time you play.

However, while this is usually a simple process that sees cars arrive soon after the phone call ends, a new bug has thrown a spanner in the works.

Esmiradam, Reddit
Mechanics can be really useful in GTA Online, dropping off your best garage vehicles in seconds.

Instead of your vehicle rolling up at its intended location, the glitch actually sees it spawn multiple times in a variety of nearby locations.

So, when your driver says that he’s “Johnny on the spot” and picks a drop-off spot, don’t always believe what he’s saying. When the bug kicks into action, it can actually look pretty embarrassing chasing shadows.

As seen in a post from CSchreiber97, their car teleported not once, but twice, three times, and even more than that in just a few seconds. As soon as they got close to their ride, boom, there it goes again. “My mechanic thinks he’s funny,” the user said.

My mechanic thinks he’s funny from gtaonline

The funniest thing about it, though, is that the mini map is updating just as fast – showing the car spawning in different places. It’s fair to say that this would be an absolute disaster if you had to escape a place real fast or were chasing another player.

Whether or not this is a widespread issue that Rockstar Games are looking into is unknown at the time of writing, but members of the community should expect to see it reolves shortly, just like all other problems. Until then, well, we should stop paying our mechanic – until he gets his act together.


Alien Business Battle finally arrives with GTA Online Halloween patch

Published: 29/Oct/2020 11:40

by Andrew Highton


The Halloween season is continuing in GTA 5. This week sees more Halloween-themed items and you can also get your hands on the Franken Strange car, claim more free cash, and engage in an Alien Business Battle with the latest GTA Online Patch!

Another week, another GTA Online update. This time we’re continuing the celebration of the Halloween season with new vehicles and promotions. Also, the long-rumored Alien Business Battle finally lands in GTA 5 too.

The information comes directly from the main source for GTA Online updates, Twitter’s own TezFunz2 – and we can let you all in on this information too.

Here’s everything you need to know about this week’s continued GTA 5 Halloween update patch notes.

GTA Online October 29 update: Patch notes

Casino rewards vehicle

The franken strange in GTA 5
Rockstar Games
The Franken Strange will leave people for dead.
This week’s casino car is the ghoulish Franken Strange. Classed as a ‘Sports Classics’ car, this demon on wheels would normally cost you $550, 000.

According to the GTA Wiki website: “The unlikely product of Albany’s design team leafing through a vintage car magazine while in the depths of a masculine overdose. The Franken Stange will make you the envy of goths, emo hipsters and vampire wannabes everywhere. Don’t be fooled by what’s left of its old world charm; the steering linkage may be from 1910, but the engine has just enough horsepower to tear itself (and you) to pieces at the first bump in the road.”

So what are you waiting for? Go and spin to win!

Alien Business Battle, mission cash rewards & free gifts

A UFO in GTA 5 Online
It’s 2x GTA$ and RP this week on these modes:
  • Alien Survivals
  • Business Battles
  • Halloween-themed Adv modes

Business Battle Event Cargo Reward: Cultstoppers Tee

Alien Business Battles are now available, only at night.

There are free log-in rewards as usual with players getting: Orange Dot Tech Mask, Butchery and Other Hobbies T-shirt, and a Knife After Dark T-shirt.

Races/Time Trials

  • Premium Race: A Sign of Things to Come
  • Time Trial: Storm Drain
  • RC Time Trial: La Fuente Blanca


the lurcher in gta v online
Rockstar Games
The Lurcher in GTA 5.

In this week’s discounts, players can expect big discounts on various facilities, renovations, and Halloween vehicles.

  • 40% Off: Facilities,
  • 25% Off: Facility Renovations
  • 50% Off: Nightmare Brutus, Nightmare Cerberus, Nightmare Imperator, Nightmare Scarab, Nightmare ZR380

There is also 30% off select other vehicles too:

  • Lurcher
  • Romero Hearse
  • Sanctus

All the Sports Classics discounts have now ended.

PS Plus Owners also get their usual $1 million for logging in.