Grand Theft Auto players are seeing their weapons disappear from their inventories after turning into animals in GTA Online, due to an unexpected bug.
Rockstar Games are always looking to refresh the game’s online mode, adding content regularly with weekly updates. However, the latest addition which saw the return of Peyote Plants, spawning all over the map, hasn’t been going as expected for some members of the community.
Those who have interacted with the plants in-game will know that eating them will turn you into an animal, but some have realized that this isn’t the only impact it has on you. It seems to be stealing specific guns as well.
The potential bug was flagged by Reddit user MutsumiHayase on April 8, just two days after an update went live in-game to bring the plants back.
They said: “Eating the Peyote Plant will permanently remove the Navy Revolver from your inventory,” warning players who want to keep the pistol to avoid the temptation of turning into an animal.
Its other use, however, would be for those looking to remove it from their inventory. In that case, there’s an argument that it could be useful.
Now, this glitch will be annoying for those who have obtained the Navy Revolver, as it’s not exactly the easiest weapon to get your hands on in GTA Online. It’s actually quite rare and can only be unlocked by completing two key challenges: solving the Los Santos Slasher mystery, and completing the Navy Revolver challenge.
It’s unclear as to how big an issue this is in GTA, although more than just this player have experienced bugs involving the gun. Another said: ” I can see now that my Navy Revolver is gone as well, nice. Not sure if it went at the same time or later from a Peyote plant, but if it was from the plant it didn’t remove anything else like explosives.”
Whether or not Rockstar are aware of the issue is unknown at this time, but it’s probably only a matter of time before they’re rotated back out of the game anyway.