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GTA Online makes major change to Los Santos Customs to combat griefers

Published: 9/Jun/2020 12:16

by David Purcell


Grand Theft Auto V griefers might have to go back to the drawing board as Rockstar Games appears to have implemented a big change to Los Santos Customs, to prevent them from wreaking havoc in GTA Online. 

The online game mode is full of griefers, doing everything they can to sabotage plans of other players all over the map, and one of the most seen tactics is waiting outside the place where people buy, sell, repair, and customize their rides.

This often leads to cars being blown up the second they leave the mod shop, and let’s face it, nobody wants to see that happen. You can actually lose thousands of dollars in-game when it happens, too, if you trade your vehicle in for cash.

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Griefers are always causing havoc in GTA Online.

Well, that’s the way it used to work, anyway. It has now been changed. Previously, griefers would wait like vultures outside Los Santos Customs and as soon as an unsuspecting player came out with their cash from the sale, they would eliminate them for quick and easy money drops. But, it seems that this tactic is now a thing of the past – as seen in a Reddit post from user Mondoblasto.

In the post, they wrote: “At first, I thought the game was screwing me over when I didn’t get any cash on hand, but later realized that my account balance had increased instead.”

Selling vehicles to LS Customs now direct deposits to bank instead (June 10, 2020) from gtaonline

It’s worth noting that the money doesn’t appear as a transaction, for whatever reason, in the Maze Bank app. However, the simple change means that griefers are going to have to think of new ways to steal cash from other members of the community.

Whether this is an intentional change or not is unknown at the time of writing, but all eyes turn to the next content update patch notes which may announce the change officially. That drops on June 11, and we’ll be the first to let you know if it is detailed inside.


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
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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.

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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.