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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.

No regrets buying the atomizer here from gtaonline

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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GTA Online player makes strange car discovery at Diamond Casino

Published: 4/Dec/2020 14:29 Updated: 4/Dec/2020 14:50

by Connor Bennett

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Grand Theft Auto Online players have made a startling discovery at the back of the Diamond Casino which is, somewhat, unexplainable. 

Given that it’s a living, virtual city, Los Santos can throw up plenty of surprises – both intended and unintended – with the NPCs, their vehicles, and the different buildings dotted around the place. 

Some of Los Santos’ residents will just run out into the road, attack you for looking at them for longer than a few seconds, or start running wildly if you happen to see them conducting a shady deal down a dark alleyway. 

However, in the case of the Diamond Casino’s racing track, some players have discovered something completely different, as the game has allowed some select residents to start driving around in circles.

GTA V Diamond Casino
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Almost 7 years after it was first released, players are still finding new ways to do things in GTA Online.

Typically, when it comes to the Casino’s dirt racing track, it’s empty and looking like it needs a few horses to be racing around it.

Yet, as Reddit user FS1120 pointed out, some of the NPCs might just start driving around it as they wish. Why? Well, the Redditor didn’t really have an explanation. Just that, as they were doing a Sightseer mission, they noticed it – and it was such a shock, given they’ve never seen it before. 

Other players were also taken back by the discovery, given how completely random it is. However, one fan might have cracked the code.

Anyone know what this is about – I’ve never seen this at the race track before from gtaonline

Reddit user Appletree_Music asked: “Wonder if the mission enabled that area for traffic because it’s going two ways at traffic speeds? Definitely a first.”

Other players noted that it isn’t just limited to the Casino, either. Redditor adwyv pointed out that they’d also seen traffic driving around the Pier in a similar fashion. 

Either way, the next time you drop into Los Santos, keep an eye out for random traffic. It could lead to a hilarious moment of discovery.