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Handy GTA Online trick removes sticky bombs & proximity mines nearby

Published: 4/Aug/2020 11:30

by Jacob Hale


Equipment such as sticky bombs and proximity mines can be super handy in GTA Online — but what if you want to remove ones you’ve placed?

Utility like these can be helpful in a multitude of situations, especially when you need to gain an advantage over opposing players or counter an Oppressor MK2.


But, sometimes, after placing them, you might realize you no longer want them there — perhaps you now need to take the car you had planned on blowing up, for example, or your proximity mine now serves absolutely no purpose.

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Almost 7 years after it was first released, players are still finding new ways to do things in GTA Online.

The frustrating thing about these types of weapons, though, is that you can’t just pick them back up. You can’t place them back in your inventory, and the only way to remove them is seemingly to simply let them explode.


That isn’t actually the case though, as players have discovered a way to remove nearby sticky bombs, proximity mines, flares and more — and it’s actually really easy.

Here’s what you have to do to remove any deployable equipment you’ve dropped nearby, as shown by mister_henbe:

  1. Stand near deployed utility (sticky bomb, proximity mine etc.).
  2. Bring up the character select screen.
  3. Choose a story mode character.
  4. Cancel the switch (B on Xbox One, Circle on PS4).
  5. Nearby equipment should have now disappeared.

PSA: Switching to a story mode character then pressing B to cancel it will remove any sticky bombs, proximity mines, and flares you’ve placed nearby from r/gtaonline

It’s worth remembering that when doing this trick, the equipment disappears completely. It doesn’t slide back into your inventory, it falls into the abyss and is gone permanently, so you’ll have to spend a bit of money to replace them.


It’s also mentioned in the comments of the original Reddit post that you can achieve the same goal if you enter a building, but depending on where you are this might not always be possible.


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.