GTA

GTA Online leaks hints at next-gen console engine, character transfers

Published: 10/Jan/2021 3:24

by Alex Tsiaoussidis

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GTA Online dataminers have found evidence the expanded and enhanced edition could include a new and improved next-gen console engine, as well as the ability to transfer characters between platforms. 

It’s been a while since Rockstar Games announced they would release an expanded and enhanced GTA Online edition for next-gen consoles and PC in 2021. However, they remained tight-lipped on the details.

Data miners have been trying to find hidden gems in the lines of code ever since, and they’ve stumbled upon something interesting after the latest update. A pair of reputable leakers named ‘Tez2’ and ‘alloc8or’ shared the information on the GTA Forums. Here’s everything we know so far.

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GTA Online’s popularity is set to skyrocket even more with the release of a next-gen version.

A next-gen engine based on Red Dead Redemption 2

Interestingly, they found a line of code in the game files that said “rage::fwuiMessageBase.” However, it’s more than simple programming jargon. Instead, it’s an apparent reference to a version of the RAGE Engine used in Red Dead Redemption 2.

It’s still speculation at this point, but it could mean the new version of GTA Online might be based on this engine. It’s superior to the previous engine in many ways, making the game look and feel smoother, and potentially increasing FPS rates on all platforms.

However, the leakers don’t want everyone to get their hopes up and think it’s important to have realistic expectations. They’re adamant it will be a significant upgrade, but aren’t expecting it to be a complete overhaul.

Rockstar Games
GTA Online already looks great, but it’s going to look even better in the next-gen console update.

GTA Online character transfers between platforms

According to the leaks, GTA Online players will be able to transfer their characters between other platforms and next-gen consoles. It’s based on a new line of code that includes “CHasCharacterToTransferDecisionPage.”

It’s not an official confirmation. However, it implies the game will include an interface that asks players to transfer existing characters. That way, nobody will lose track of their character progression when upgrading to the new edition on PlayStation 5 or Xbox Series X.

Keep in mind, though, that the code describes it as a “decision,” which could mean it’s a one-time transfer. Either way, it’s still a logical inclusion that many players hoped and expected would happen.

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GTA Online players will be able to transfer their characters and progress to next-gen consoles.

GTA Online is still one of the best-selling games on all platforms, and it’s easy to see why. Rockstar Games are continually adding new content to keep things fresh for it’s dedicated player base. But at the same time, it also entices new players to join the fun.

The next-gen console update will almost certainly make it even better. It will be interesting to see how it looks and performs. If these leaks are anything to go by, there’s a lot to look forward to.

FIFA

How to complete Okocha ICON SBC in FIFA 21: solutions, cost, more

Published: 16/Jan/2021 7:09

by Andrew Amos

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The forever-skillful Jay-Jay Okocha has finally gotten his Prime ICON card in FIFA 21, and you can pick him up for your Ultimate Team ⁠— if you’re willing to part way with your coins. Here’s what you need to do.

Jay-Jay Okocha really pumped flavor into football. His stylish moves made the likes of Ronaldinho household names, and the Nigerian experienced plenty of success for himself with PSG, Eintracht Frankfurt, and Bolton.

Now, he can bring success to your FIFA 21 Ultimate Team. The 90-rated Prime ICON is available through the game’s latest set of ICON SBCs, although you’ll have to be willing to part ways with a fair bit of cash for him.

Jay-Jay Okocha ICON SBC in-game stats

Jay-Jay Okocha FIFA 21 ICON stats

Okocha’s Prime ICON card puts the legendary Nigerian into the 90s and primed for a Pace style to bump him up further theoretically.

With 87 Pace ⁠— one down from his base 85 ICON ⁠— he might not be as fast, but he makes up for it across the board with better Passing (+5), Shooting (+3), and Dribbling (+2). Throw on Hunter, and you can get up to 96 Pace and 90 Shooting. It’s a lethal card to have in CAM, especially when you take 5* Skills and 4* Weak Foot into account.

Jay-Jay Okocha ICON SBC price & requirements

Jay-Jay Okocha is the cheapest of the three new ICON SBCs, coming in at around 500,000 to 750,000 coins. If you’ve got spare cards lying around ⁠— especially high-rated untradeables ⁠— it might be worth the investment.

You’ll need to complete six SBCs for the job though. Here’s what you need to do.

Born Legend

  • Rare Players: Exactly 11
  • Player Level: Exactly Bronze
  • Team Chemistry: Min 50
  • # of players in the Squad: 11
  • Reward: Small Silver Players Pack

Rising Star

  • Rare Players: Exactly 11
  • Player Level: Exactly Silver
  • Team Chemistry: Min 50
  • # of players in the Squad: 11
  • Reward: Jumbo Silver Pack

Top-notch

  • In-Form or FUT Champions Players: Min 1
  • Squad Rating: Min 80
  • Team Chemistry: Min 80
  • # of players in the Squad: 11
  • Reward: Gold Players Pack

The Artist

  • # of players from Bundesliga: Min 1
  • In-Form or FUT Champions Players: Min 1
  • Squad Rating: Min 83
  • Team Chemistry: Min 75
  • # of players in the Squad: 11
  • Reward: Premium Mixed Players Pack

Paris Finesse

  • # of players from Paris Saint-Germain: Min 1
  • In-Form or FUT Champions Players: Min 1
  • Squad Rating: Min 85
  • Team Chemistry: Min 70
  • # of players in the Squad: 11
  • Reward: Premium Gold Players Pack

League Finesse

  • # of players from Premier League: Min 1
  • Squad Rating: Min 87
  • Team Chemistry: Min 50
  • # of players in the Squad: 11
  • Reward: Rare Electrum Players Pack

Jay-Jay Okocha SBC solutions

If all those instructions are a bit of a jumble to you, here are some solutions for you so you can better understand what you need to invest.

Born Legend

Jay-Jay Okocha Born Legend SBC solution in FIFA 21

Rising Star

Jay-Jay Okocha Rising Star SBC solution in FIFA 21

Top-notch

Jay-Jay Okocha Top-notch SBC solution in FIFA 21

The Artist

Jay-Jay Okocha The Artist SBC solution in FIFA 21

Paris Finesse

Jay-Jay Okocha Paris Finesse SBC solution in FIFA 21

League Finesse

Jay-Jay Okocha League Finesse SBC solution in FIFA 21

It’s quite a lot to digest, but you’ll have some time to fill these all out. As long as you complete all six challenges by February 9, you’ll be gifted the Nigerian talent.

If you do end up completing the SBC, tweet at us @UltimateTeamUK with those slick stepovers and maybe a banger or two.