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GTA Online leak reveals scrapped vehicles and content from summer update

Published: 22/Aug/2020 17:26

by Connor Bennett


Scrapped Grand Theft Auto Online files have revealed some of the plans Rockstar Games had up their sleeve for the Los Santos Summer Special update before deciding against releasing them. 

After weeks of waiting, Rockstar Games finally revealed their annual summer update on August 11, releasing a whole host of content through the Los Santos Summer Special event. 

Inside the new update, GTA Online fans have been able to make use of their Super Galaxy Yachts with a batch of new jobs, spend wads of cash on the 15 new vehicles, and battle it out in new adversary mode missions. 

The summer updates have typically never been full to the brim with content, with Rockstar usually having other plans – including a winter update before 2020 draws to a close – the devs seemingly had a whole load of other plans that were eventually scrapped. 

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There is a tonne of new content in the Los Santos Summer Special update.

WildBrick142 laid out a lengthy Twitter thread of things that were scrapped from the update, with it all centering around customing vehicles – mainly cars and motorbikes. 

Some of the scrapped things included roof scoops, side skirts, new variants for truck beds, and custom engine. Though, the biggest bit of content that was scrapped was a new variant of the Surfer van alongside a Sea Sparrow and Cargo Bob.

“Surfer3, found by @TezFunz2. Listed as a part of this DLC in the creator scripts,” the game designer tweeted. “Most likely a custom/Benny’s variant of the Surfer.”

Given that it’s purely files and strings of code, there’s no telling what the new variant would have looked like. Though, given the popularity of the Surfer van with some GTA Online players, it seems like something that would have sold like crazy – especially if it was Benny mod.

With the Surfer being such a beach and summer-related vehicle, it’s unlikely that we’ll ever see it in-game unless the devs decide to resurrect it and bring it out sometime soon.


Leaked GTA 5 UFO job is finally coming soon

Published: 23/Oct/2020 13:04

by Connor Bennett


A leaked GTA Online mission revolving around a new looks UFO finally looks set to be added to the game just inside for Halloween.

In every Grand Theft Auto game, there has some sort of secret that has caused the community to go wild and search for both clues and answers. With GTA V, that has been all about UFOs. 

Players have been searching high and low for some sort of Alien takeover or a controllable UFO, but for the most part, they’ve come up with nothing – bar the floating UFOs that appeared in the early days of the game’s release. 

However, in recent months, players have been able to crack the code on one GTA Online job that revolves around a new look UFO and the Fort Zancudo location.

GTA UFO easter egg
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UFOs have been all the rage in GTA.

GTA Online UFO Business Battle mission

The Business Battle, which was uncovered by The Game File Gurus back at the end of August, showed that players would need to head to the hangar in Fort Zancudo and collect spaceship parts. 

Ever since the job was uncovered, players have been asking when it would be released, and it looks like it could be coming soon. On October 22, Rockstar insider TezFun tweeted “Yes, most likely,” in response to a question that asked if the job would be available with the October 29 update.

“It makes sense for them to keep it till next week, to include Oct 31st within the event window,” Tez added, before further noting that the job is still disabled and being “reserved for next week.”

As Tez notes, the Halloween event still has juice left in it since it only went live on October 22, and should run until at least the beginning of November – where there will be another weekly update to bring it to a close.

Should the Business Battle be added, it could be a limited-time one like we’ve seen in the past, so you might have to act fast if you want to get involved. Though, only time will time how long it sticks around.