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GTA Online players claim Rockstar are ruining economy ahead of GTA 6

Published: 1/May/2020 11:12

by Connor Bennett

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Grand Theft Auto players believe that Rockstar Games are purposefully ruining the GTA Online economy in order to abandon the multiplayer mode ahead of GTA 6’s announcement and subsequent launch. 

The excitement for Grand Theft Auto VI has been growing ever since major online updates for GTA V started to slow down. Players had been expecting Rockstar to finally break their near-decade-long silence about the new game in March, though that didn’t happen.

Some reports have claimed that the game is barely in early development, while insiders have stated that the story is “done” and the rest of the game is almost there. Though, it seems to be a mixed bag. However, some players believe that Rockstar has been using GTA Online to tease an announcement for GTA 6 – both in their new missions and their changes to the economy.

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GTA Online players have racked up some serious cash over the years.

The theory was brought up by Reddit user James_Torelli, who suggested that the developers are pumping money into GTA Online so that players can bridge the economic gap. In their post, the Redditor pointed to the increased amount of log-in bonuses over the last few weeks helping players rack up some serious cash.

James_Torelli suggested that as players get more money and buy the most expensive items in-game, “there will be no more grind or sense of progression,” and the game will merely become a “glorified sandbox.”

That, they believe, will turn players away and leave accounts that have millions stored up going unused – especially as Rockstar begins their marketing for GTA 6 and the next-gen version of GTA Online. 

The Upcoming Economic Collapse of GTA Online from GTA6

As there is no real player-to-player economy – outside of handing over money from jobs and doing VIP work – some fans disagreed with James_Torelli’s theory, suggesting that GTA Online is headed for a major update, not death. 

However, others suggested that the Redditor is on the right lines, pointing to all the speculation that currently surrounds GTA 6.

Of course, whether you believe the Redditor or not, there is no way of knowing what Rockstar has up their sleeve until they announce something one way or another. 

Many GTA Online players would happily take a major update, but the appetite for GTA 6 is certainly bigger than that.

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GTA Online player discovers Up-n-Atomizer trick you would never think of

Published: 1/Dec/2020 11:14

by David Purcell

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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.

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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.