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GTA Online player shows why everybody needs a $400,000 Up-n-Atomizer

Published: 15/Mar/2020 22:54 Updated: 18/Mar/2020 14:58

by David Purcell

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GTA Online players might be scared away from buying the futuristic Up-n-Atomizer blaster, which costs an eye-watering near-$400,000 in-game, but one user has discovered a use for it that makes it a must-buy. 

It feels as if an alien invasion has been teased in the Grand Theft Auto series since time began, with Rockstar dropping hints and mysteries in multiple titles over the years, and that’s exactly what it looks like some players are preparing for when purchasing this weapon from Ammu-Nation.

The Atomizer, frankly, looks like something from another world, or potentially another game such as Destroy All Humans. It’s a Republican Space Ranger Special and when quipped, those using it will be well equipped for any galactic wars that come in the future.

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There are many weapons in GTA Online’s Ammu-Nation, but would you spend almost half a million on a gun?

As you can probably tell by now, the gun is something of a luxury, if not a completely novelty. It’s also crazy to think that it costs almost the same – if not more – than many really good vehicles or properties in GTA Online.

Based on that, you might think it’s fair to say only one of Los Santos’ most bubbleheaded players would be interested in such a thing, although one user has showcased a really useful way of using its rounds – which might make it worth the hefty price tag.

Reddit user Remology posted a clip to the GTA subreddit on March 15, which showed that they had got their car into a sticky situation. It was stuck between a highway barrier and a hill, with the driver unable to steer it back onto the road. So, using just the futuristic blaster, they got the job done a much easier way.

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The weapon’s blast is so strong that it can completely move vehicles, to a point, meaning that the player was able to flip this car back onto the road and potentially saved a lot of time in doing so, too. There’s nothing worse than being stuck, especially during a mission or heist, so this tip could really come in handy.

As mentioned, the benefits of this trick do come at a significant cost, with the Up-n-Atomizer being one of the most expensive guns on the game. It’s not the only futuristic style weapon of its kind, though, as the Unholy Hellbringer is another option for those who want something like a traditional sci-fi blaster.

This one will set you back $449,000, but with a free pot of $1 million up for grabs in GTA during the month of March, there’s no reason why you can’t add both to your arsenal. Clearly, the Atomizer is much more useful than many might think.

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Rockstar accused of censoring GTA 6 discussion amid map leaks

Published: 23/Oct/2020 19:08

by Michael Gwilliam

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Rockstar Games appears to be clamping down on GTA 6 discussion on social media after users claimed to have noticed their comments being censored on YouTube.

The news of the alleged censorship comes right as leaks supposedly revealing Vice City as the setting for the next installment in the franchise.

On Reddit, user TypicalPoetry22 voiced their frustration over the censorship with images showing how their comment about Grand Theft Auto 6 was removed from YouTube.

“So, like every time I watch the newly uploaded YouTube video from Rockstar Games. And like every time I also look at the comments,” they said, commenting that they spotted something suspicious. “There I noticed that I haven’t seen a single comment about GTA 6.”

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Could this leak be related to GTA 6?

According to TypicalPoetry22, they wrote a comment about GTA 6 and then opened their browser in incognito mode only to see that it wasn’t visible. “So, Rockstar Games has blacklisted ‘GTA 6’ on YouTube.”

In the attached images, you can see a screenshot of a comment that reads “GTA 6 when” and then another with the remark nowhere to be seen. However, “GTA VI” seems to still be allowed.

It’s unclear when Rockstar started implementing this filter – if they have at all – but its discovery comes as an older map leak for Grand Theft Auto 6 resurfaced after one eerily similar found its way onto the internet.

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Rockstar is accused of removing comments with “GTA 6” in them.

As Dexerto previously reported, the original leak seems to have emerged from someone with significant insider information as there is evidence suggesting they worked at Take-Two Interactive.

It is always possible that Rockstar is trying to prevent the spread of the map leaks on its own YouTube videos, but it could also just be the company trying to remove the influx of people commenting about a game that isn’t even announced yet.

Nonetheless, it’s a bit strange for Rockstar to be removing comments – if this is the case. Only time will tell when they finally decide to reveal the long-awaited sixth installment in the series.