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GTA Online players discover return of classic car glitch

Published: 19/Mar/2020 2:50 Updated: 23/Mar/2020 15:46

by David Purcell


Rockstar Games might have thought the time where GTA players would toy around with in-game car glitches had been and gone. However, one has been found again and the word is out. 

The game developers thought that they had seen the last of the problem back in Grand Theft Auto IV, where a “cursed” swing set on a playground would launch vehicles miles into the distance. Yet, a very similar glitch has appeared in the series’ current title.


This bug can be particularly useful for those looking to escape a police chase, but not so much for the fine folk at Auto Repairs or Los Santos Customs, because at some stage you’re going to need to fix your vehicle up after it takes a huge hit when landing.

Rockstar Games
GTA IV had a cursed swing set in the game, which used to flip and wreck cars.

Gate glitch in GTA Online

Showcased in a Reddit post from erikag02, who was playing on Xbox One platform, the glitch can take place at a particular spot on Los Santos’ streets.


All you have to do, based on the footage, is line up your vehicle next to a specific automatic gate in the game and start to accelerate, crashing against it constantly for a few seconds. After a few moments, this will spring board your car backwards by some distance.

Talking about the glitch, the user said: “It’s the gate that is glitched that made my car fly. I just pushed my car against the gate in a certain spot and held the acceleration button to make my car drive into it. I also tapped the brake button a few times to get it positioned to get the glitch working. Took a few tries, but I was eventually launched in the air.”

It’s small things like this that make the game fun. from gtaonline

In the clip, the player was close to landing in a nearby swimming pool, although you can’t really control where you drop.


Unlike the “cursed swing set” of yesteryear, this glitch shouldn’t really damage your car until it lands. Damaged vehicles do tend to work better for the glitch, though, so worth giving that a try. The previous bug used to sometimes trash your car without sending you off like a rocket, so it’s cleaner in that respect but not as consistent. Sometimes it will launch high and other times long.

Where is the glitched gate in GTA Online?

If you’re wondering where the fence is, it can be found outside the mansion property in the area of Rockford Hills – as seen in the map below.

Whether or not Rockstar knows about the issue is unknown at the time of writing, giving players a window of opportunity to try it out.


Some users have also claimed that the gate can do the same to planes, but it might be quite a tight squeeze to get one in the yard and into that position. No doubt some of you will take that as a challenge, though!


Grand Theft Auto movie reportedly coming before GTA 6

Published: 4/Oct/2020 11:57

by Calum Patterson


Reports from sources who correctly revealed both the Resident Evil 4 remake and The Witcher Netflix series before their official announcements, are now claiming that a Grand Theft Auto movie is in development.

Despite no news of another GTA game (expected to be GTA 6), Rockstar is apparently focusing on another medium entirely for the franchise. According to WGTC, the Grand Theft Auto movie is likely to release before the next installment of the game.


It’s been over seven years since GTA V was released, back in September 2013. Red Dead Redemption 2 was Rockstar’s next major project, released in October 2018, and they have been pouring lots of resources into the ever-popular GTA Online.

But, perhaps their next project really is a movie adaptation of the iconic GTA franchise, as these sources have supposedly been on the money before.

Michael and Franklin from GTA V
Rockstar Games
A GTA movie would no doubt be a box-office hit.

The report claims that “the project is reportedly in the early stages and will loosely adapt the events of GTA V, presumably bringing us live-action versions of characters Michael, Franklin and Trevor.”

At this point, it’s only possible to speculate about who would play these characters, but potentially the voice actors from the game would step up into the live-action roles.

It’s possible that GTA Online’s success, which continues to add new players and is something of a cash cow for Rockstar and publishers Take Two, means they are in no rush to release the sixth game.

Franklin from GTA V
Rockstar Games
The movie will apparently still focus on the main characters from GTA V.

The movie industry is currently in a downturn, for obvious reasons arising from lockdowns, but if the movie is still in the “early stages”, it may be some way off still. Not to mention, filming is also made more difficult in these uncertain times.

The same can be said for game development also, and with not even a peep out of Rockstar regarding a new GTA game, that seems to be a long way off still too.