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How to fix GTA Online’s ‘black screen’ Casino Heist glitch

Published: 10/Jul/2020 11:10

by Daniel Cleary


Grand Theft Auto Online players have found a simple trick to bypass the frustrating ‘black screen’ glitch which can occur during the Diamond Casino Heist prep missions.

The Diamond Casino Heist was introduced to GTA Online in December 2019 and has become one of the most popular missions on the game for the massive rewards that it offers.


However, some players have encountered glitches while setting up to loot the Casino, which can slow their playthrough or even prevent them from finishing this popular heist.

Diamond Casino in GTA Online
Rockstar Games
The Diamond Casino has become quite popular since it was added in 2019.

How to fix the Casino Heist black screen glitch in GTA Online

As with other heists in GTA Online, the Casino Heist requires you to complete a certain set of prep missions before you can raid the Diamond Casino, and while these are fairly straightforward, they have been causing players some issues.


Players have noticed a strange bug where it can take them a bit too long to load into a prep mission, leaving them with a black screen glitch in missions such as ‘Vault Explosives’.

One GTA player u/yourhighuncle revealed a simple trick to fix the black screen glitch and get straight into the action. Here’s what you’ll need to do.

  1. If you’re on console, you will need to disconnect your Xbox or Ps4 controller. If you’re playing on PC, you will have to simply disconnect your keyboard.
  2. You will then need to simply reconnect your keyboard or controller after a few seconds.
  3. After waiting for a few more seconds, you should spawn into the Diamond Casino Heist mission, completely bypassing this unusual bug.
Gta characters in casino
Rockstar Games
A GTA Online trick lets players skip the frustrating black screen glitch.

Once you follow these steps you should be able to continue your progress through the prep missions without too much trouble.


A similar trick has also been found which can skip GTA Online’s notoriously long loading times after starting the game, an issue that has left many players frustrated.

The Diamond Casino has already seen some strange glitches, since it was introduced, with one exploit even allowing players to choose the rewards they want from the Heist.


Rockstar finally address major GTA Online car duplication exploit

Published: 10/Oct/2020 15:20

by Connor Bennett


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. 


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. 

A mobile operations centre in GTA Online
Rockstar Games
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. 


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.