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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.


GTA Online update patch notes: Brawler Casino prize, GTA 5 cash, more

Published: 1/Oct/2020 11:07

by David Purcell


Rockstar Games have rolled out another GTA Online update and if you’re wondering what’s included in the patch notes, you have come to the right place. 

Changes are expected every week in the popular game mode and its developers always deliver, though some are more exciting than others.


While the official details for the October 1 patch have not yet been posted to the GTA Newswire page, one reliable leaker has spilled the beans ahead of schedule. Courtesy of TezFunz2, we have most of the new patch notes already.

So, let’s run through everything included in the game’s latest update – which celebrates its seventh anniversary.


GTA Online October 1 update: Patch notes

Casino rewards vehicle

Brawler in GTA Online
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The Brawler is available to get for free, for a limited time.

The Brawler has been added to the GTA Casino rewards podium, meaning winners of the Lucky Wheel will receive a car worth over $700,000 in-game.

Races, cash rewards, and free gifts

Double GTA 5 cash and RP is available for three different modes this week, which includes: Diamond Adversary modes, Business Battles, Special Vehicle Work.

There’s also a free reward in the form of a Business Battle Reward Tee, coupled with a Claim What’s Yours Tee which can be unlocked just by logging in. There’s also a Red The Diamond Classic Tee login reward with it.

  • Premium Race: Art to Art
  • Time Trial: Great Ocean Highway
  • RC Time Trial: Power Station


Infernus Classic in GTA
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The Pegassi Infernus Classic is one of the fastest – and classiest – set of wheels in GTA Online.

Just like we’ve come to expect, GTA Online has slashed many of its prices for the duration of this update. These can be seen below, ranging from 25% Off to up to 50% Off.

  • 25% Off: Vehicle Warehouses, Club
  • 30% Off: Executive Office Renovations, Stromberg
  • 35% Off: MOC Renovations
  • 40% Off: Blazer Aqua, Ramp Buggy, Phantom Wedge, Executive Offices, Bunkers, MOCs, Rocket Voltic, Infernus, Titan
  • 50% Off: Torero, Swinger, Savestra, 190z, Stirling GT, Rapid GT, Classic Mamba, Infernus Classic, Z-Type, Viseris

Not only that, though, there’s also a number of GTA Online Prime Gaming rewards available, for members. The latest offerings can be found here.