How to free roam Cayo Perico in GTA Online with other players

Published: 4/Jan/2021 14:29

by Connor Bennett


Grand Theft Auto Online players have got a way to free-roam around Cayo Perico with their friends, and alls you need to do is own a business or Motorcycle Club. 

With the release of the Cayo Perico Heist on December 14, many GTA Online players got excited about the prospect of having a new island to mess around on, and maybe even move to.

Sadly, that’s not been the case. The tropical, private island is solely used as a target for the heist, and while you can explore it just a little bit, again, that’s just a part of the heist prep work. There are no homes to buy, or frightened NPCs to terrorize with a gun. Instead, it’s an army of grunts waiting to gun you down. 

However, some players have found ways to get around the threat of the guns and trick the game into letting them and their friends free roam around the island without the threat of being taken down by El Rubio’s men. 

GTA Online Cayo perico el rubio character
Rockstar Games
The Cayo Perico heist is all about GTA Online’s new character, El Rubio.

Previously, players had found ways to explore the island by themselves, but the new trick – from Reddit user MrBossFTL3822- lets you bring friends along for the ride too.

It’s simple, really, you just need to own a Motorcycle Club or be the CEO of a business. If you tick either box, you then need to scope out the island as normal, and then start the scope out mission again, where you should then be told to go back to the airport. 

When there, as you enter the yellow mission marker, you need to request a CEO or Motorcycle Club job, before getting another contact mission upon reaching Cayo Perico, and then quitting it. If done right, the game will think you’re just partying at the beach, but you can look around the island.

How to free roam & explore Cayo Perico in GTA Online

  1. Complete the Cayo Perico scope out mission
  2. Start it up again and head to Los Santos airport as instructed
  3. Approach the yellow mission market and hover over request a job for CEO/MC work
  4. Enter the marker and as the cutscene starts, request a job
  5. When you spawn at Cayo Perico, request a contact job
  6. Quit it and head to the beach party on Cayo Perico
  7. You and your friends should now be able to free-roam without the guards attacking!

Free roam Cayo Perico with friends[Solo Glitch] from gtaglitches

Now, if you think you can use this method to free roam and attack the guards, well, think again. The Redditor notes that the guards should be in Godmode, so you can’t kill them.

Unless players find a way to use this glitch as a way to exploit the heist itself, say doing it without guards spawning, Rockstar probably won’t patch it, but make sure you try it out if you’re interested.


Overwatch’s tank mains want nerfs as Echo & Zenyatta make ranked “hell”

Published: 15/Jan/2021 20:44

by Michael Gwilliam


Overwatch tanks have been on the receiving end of some major nerfs lately with Sigma and Wrecking Ball on the chopping block, but now players are calling for changes to two heroes responsible for making ranked “hell” for them.

Tanks in Overwatch are critical pieces of any team composition and while they’ve seemed overpowered for quite some time, now, Echo and Zenyatta seem to be on the receiving end of fury from the playerbase.

Notably, Echo’s ability to delete targets with ease thanks to her ammo count and powerful Focusing Beam makes her a dangerous foe while Zenyatta’s Discord Orb shreds tanks.

When applied, Discord Orb causes an opponent to receive 30% extra damage. As such, large health pool tanks can be obliterated when focused down thanks to Zen’s utility.

Echo using Focusing Beam
Blizzard Entertainment
Echo has a lot of tools to be a pain for enemy teams.

Players on Reddit have been vocal in calling for changes. “Tanks f**king suck to play right now and the sigma nerfs just solidified that for me,” wrote user HaMx_Platypus.

“None of the tanks actually feel like tanks at all when you’re going up against 30% Discord,” they added.

Redditors chimed in with their own thoughts. “Completely agree, Discord should be taken back down to 25% at least,” one wrote.

Zenyatta attacks

“Echo’s issue is that her clip is too big,” another pointed out. “The Sticky [cool down] doesn’t matter, the issue is she can often use them again before having to reload.”

“It’s bonkers that she can combine all 3 abilities (right click, throw out a few left clicks and then immediately use beam) to stack the damage, as it will literally kill any hero in the game if you land the stickies,” a fan blasted.

Another took their criticism of Echo and Discord to another level. “Discord is simply too powerful. It’s literally like 6 Mercy boosts at a time and 90% of the time that’s going onto the main tank. Plus you add the spam damage that Zen does and it’s just unreal,” they slammed.

“Echo was poorly designed. I couldn’t tell upon release but it’s much clearer now. She just has too many tank-busting abilities and not enough punishability,” the user further remarked.

With so many players voicing their frustration, it may be a sign for Blizzard to consider some slight nerfs on the Experimental Mode in the coming weeks.