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Hackers are ruining GTA Online with hysterical ‘Transformer’ vehicle mods

Published: 15/Aug/2019 13:42 Updated: 15/Aug/2019 13:56

by Connor Bennett


GTA Online PC players are now running into bizarre Transformer-like creatures that are comprised solely of military vehicles and they can’t get enough of the crazy mod. 

The GTA Online component of Grand Theft Auto V was released after the uber-popular title hit store shelves back in 2013. It’s seen plenty of changes since that point, with players now finally able to enter the in-game Casino after years of waiting.

However, major issues are still rearing their head too. Players have noted server stability suffering with the Casino addition, as well as the game becoming an even bigger war zone than normal. Yet, one PC player has stumbled onto a modded vehicle that might just keep fans from coming back to the online servers. 

Screengrab from GTA OnlineThe GTA Online Diamond Casino and Resort finally opened after six-years worth of waiting.

In a post to the GTAOnline subreddit, user Gogeta1717 showed off screenshots from a recent session where they were being chased by hackers using absolutely ridiculous mechanical contraptions.

One-shot in particular showcased a giant walking, Transformer-like beast with a body made up of tanks, a Skylift helicopter for a head, and two Hydra attack jets for hands. It may seem like the ideal military vehicle to destroy enemy players with, but as Gogeta1717 pointed out, it’s also pretty difficult to even look at, never mind to try and fight. 

“Yes they walked around [a] city of 23 players. Not easy to get so close as they will spawn fire on you,” they commented.

Reddit: Gogeta1717The strange looking GTA vehicle has jets for fingers.

The Redditor showed off even more images, including one that demonstrates the sheer size of the military Frankenstein vehicle with even more tanks used at the base for its feet. 

Despite some laughing at the sheer hilarity of the images, some members of the subreddit were questioning just how something like this managed to worm its way into the game. “How do they even glue those tanks?” quizzed user TurtleSniper. 

Reddit: Gogeta1717Players were left questioning as to how these vehicles made it into GTA Online.

Obviously, something like this shouldn’t be in GTA Online, but it’s unknown if Rockstar Games are aware of its presence within the PC version of the title.

It’s also not known if these mechanical Frankensteins can appear on consoles, but that may just be unlikely considering it would be more difficult to add the mod onto an Xbox or PlayStation 4 without breaking some sort of in-game code that would alert the developers to hacking.


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

Published: 1/Dec/2020 11:14

by David Purcell


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.

GTA supercar
Rockstar Games
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.

Perfection from gtaonline

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.