GTA

GTA Online turbo glitch is completely ruining car mods

Published: 20/Jul/2020 11:38

by David Purcell

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Vehicle customization is everything for some Grand Theft Auto V players, with all sorts of bits and pieces available at Los Santos Customs, but don’t think you’re going crazy if your turbo upgrade randomly disappears. 

Turbo upgrades in GTA Online can be the difference between coming short in a race and being crowned the winner, taking home a big cash prize, although some players have reported issues with the feature in-game.

These can usually be bought from levels one to four, increasing the acceleration of the car with each upped level.

However, a strange glitch appears to removing those that have been purchased.

The Hot Rod Blazer in GTA Online
Rockstar Games
There are loads of custom parts and upgrades available at Los Santos Customs – but some aren’t working with a new bug.

On July 19, one Reddit user by the name of Elliot_J99- flagged it as an issue, and other members of the community appear to have discovered the same fate.

They posted: “Has anybody noticed the Turbo upgrade is disappearing off upgraded cars? I noticed my Issi Classic didn’t have it, then my Blista Kanjo, and now my Elegy RH8 has lost it too, so I think it’s safe to assume most, if not all of my vehicles have also lost the upgrade, no way this is a coincidence.”

Has anybody noticed the Turbo upgrade is disappearing off upgraded cars? from gtaonline

The user has since submitted a ticket to Rockstar Games about the problem, hoping that it will be resolved in the not too distant future.

The longer that the issue persists in GTA Online, the more money players will spend on upgrades that they don’t have the chance to enjoy when driving their cars. Good news for players, though, is that these upgrades aren’t really too expensive and the game’s devs are handing out thousands each week in free Twitch Prime rewards. 

Nevertheless, hopefully, this bug will be ironed out with a hotfix shortly.

Esports

Cadillac backs TSM in car company’s very first esports partnership

Published: 11/Jan/2021 18:55

by Virginia Glaze

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Popular esports and entertainment organization Team SoloMid — more commonly known as TSM — has announced a partnership with luxury auto brand Cadillac in the car company’s first-ever esports venture.

On January 11, TSM announced its exclusive partnership with Cadillac, marking the very first time the esteemed automotive company has entered such a business venture with competitive gaming groups.

The initiative kicked has off with a special TSM jersey featuring the Cadillac logo — a swanky fit that the organization flexed in a tweet revealing their latest money move.

That’s not all; according to TSM’s press release, their newfound partnership will also include some very special features for their fans, such as “access to exclusive streaming events, custom video and social media content, and experiential events and activations at the brand new, state-of-the-art TSM Performance Center.”

It looks like there’s a lot to be excited for, and even Cadillac is jazzed to be part of the proceedings, according to GM’s Manager of Emerging Media and Partnerships, Bryan Steele.

“Cadillac is excited to enter the esports space as part of the TSM family,” Steele said of the development. “Whether on the road, or on the Rift, our organizations place an incredibly high value on innovation and craftsmanship. Given our shared values, and the pedigree of Cadillac and TSM, it was a natural fit to team up with one of the most decorated esports teams in the world.”

While TSM might be Cadillac’s first esports partnership, this isn’t the first time a luxury car brand has gotten involved with an esports group; in November 2020, Chinese car brand Haval partnered with Epic Esports Events for their EPIC League Dota 2 initiative.

Just a month prior to Haval’s own initiative, Mazda entered a deal with Hellraisers. Other auto brands similarly involved with esports include Honda with Riot Games’ LCS and Team Liquid, McLaren with DragonX, Audi with Astralis Group, and Kia with the LEC.

It seems that more and more car companies are looking to get in on the action that competitive gaming brings. Who knows — it would be really cool to see a special TSM-wrapped Cadillac someday.