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GTA V Open-wheel races: Best spoilers to gain an advantage

Published: 15/Aug/2020 1:05

by Kieran Bicknell

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Grand Theft Auto Online’s open-wheel races are some of the most high-octane events players can compete against one another in, and if you want to come out on top of the podium, it really does all come down to the small stat boosts from your car’s available add-ons.

When open-wheel racing was added to GTA V Online back in February at part of the Diamond Casino Heist continuation update, many players were quick to point out that the spoilers only seemed to affect cars in free mode.

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This was then confirmed with many users comparing their times in a ‘stock’ car vs their apparently modified car when in an open-wheel race, stating that the times were virtually identical. It has been reported that this has now been fixed as part of patch 1.50, meaning that your choice of spoiler and setup will affect the performance of your car in open-wheel races as well as in free mode.

Thankfully, Twitter user Gaffa has compiled a handy comparison table of the different wing/spoiler setups for both the Ocelot R88 and the Progen PR4. This should make setting up your car somewhat easier and remove a lot of the arduous testing time when changing your setup.

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On top of this, two new open-wheel racers were added in for GTA Online’s massive Summer Update, the Declasse DR1, and the Benefactor BR8.

The vehicles have very similar stats, but the Dr1 does have a slightly higher top speed (101.13 mph) listed in the game’s files compared to the BR8 (100.97 mph). It’s not much though, less than 1 mph more, so really which one you pick up first will probably come down to whatever catches your eye.

Gaffa also compiled a table of the different accessories both of the new cars have as options as well, which should make the decision of which one to grab even easier as you stack up cash during the event.

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Rockstar has also added a new custom track designer for Open Wheel races in the Summer update, so now you can build your very own circuit through the streets of Los Santos and share it with friends to see who is the true king of open-wheel racing.

GTA Online’s Summer update is always a big one, and this year was definitely no different. For all the info, news, and tips you need to know to get the most out of your Summer in-game, check us out on Twitter @GTA_INTEL.

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Rockstar finally address major GTA Online car duplication exploit

Published: 10/Oct/2020 15:20

by Connor Bennett

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Rockstar Games have dropped another background update for GTA Online, with this one dealing with the Mobile Operations Centre duplication exploit. 

There are plenty of ways to play Grand Theft Auto Online, and while many players are all about grinding, there are many others who look for a shortcut so that they can get cash quickly. 

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We’ve seen this previously with glitched jobs, being able to cash ridiculous amounts of casino chips for cash, and finding a workaround for the cooldown on selling cars at the Los Santos Customs mod shops. 

In recent weeks, players have found a way to duplicate cars using the Mobile Operations Centre. This means that they can reproduce unlimited numbers of cars and then sell them on to make cash. 

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A mobile operations centre in GTA Online
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The Mobile Operations Centre has been the key to some big exploits in GTA Online.

However, Rockstar Games have now released a background update that has patched the workaround that players had been using for the duplication glitch.

Rockstar insider TezFun revealed this on October 8, noting that it wasn’t the only thing that the GTA Online developers had added to the multiplayer side of GTA V with this small hotfix. 

TezFun noted that they’d also added a fix to address some issues with Business Battles. Numerous issues had been cropping up in sessions where, as a player was on a mission, if a Business Battle started, they’d be unable to complete the other job. 

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With this hotfix coming as a part of a background update, you don’t have to worry about a big download before jumping back into Los Santos. It happens on the server side of things, so there’s nothing to download.

As Rockstar continues to build towards GTA Online’s big winter update, the game should receive a handful of other updates in the meantime. Though, it remains to be seen if they’ll be issuing any punishments for players who abused the now-patched duplication glitch.