How to get secret UFO tattoo in GTA Online: Easter egg guide - Dexerto

How to get secret UFO tattoo in GTA Online: Easter egg guide

Published: 2/Apr/2020 3:25 Updated: 2/Apr/2020 3:26

by David Purcell


There is a way of seeing a UFO and having your character claim a secret alien tattoo in Grand Theft Auto 5, but don’t wait around. There’s a good few steps you have to complete in order to get this easter egg working. 

This trick has been in the game for quite some time, but it’s been made more important now – maybe more than ever. The snow that has covered the entire GTA Online map as a surprise for April Fool’s Day makes it easier for it to work.


While many players will simply be skidding around in their cars or throwing snowballs at citizens trying to go about their daily lives in Los Santos, the weather change can actually be a really lucrative time for experienced players – if you know what to do.

Rockstar Games
GTA 5 has been littered with alien teasers since its release, but an invasion has never materialized.

The easter egg, reported by Rockstar leaker TezFunz2 on Twitter, was added when the Arena War update released back in December 2018.


While it’s been out for quite some time now, not everybody will have had the chance to actually activate it in-game, because there are a few stars that have to align in order to make it that far – one of which is the weather. A full step-by-step guide can be found below, but be warned, this ain’t easy.

How to activate GTA alien easter egg

  1. Complete the Alien Supply mission in GTA Online (involves finishing 600 resupply missions).
  2. The in-game time is very important, so make sure to monitor this. The time must be between 1 am and 4 am in order for the easter egg to work.
  3. Get to that time and make sure the weather is rain/thunderstorm.
  4. From there, go to a nightclub and drink Macbeth Whiskey Shots repeatedly until you black out.
  5. Keep trying this process until you end up on Mount Chiliad. There, you will see the easter egg.

For those who have never seen this easter egg before, the YouTube video above from GTA Series Videos will show you exactly how it is done. By completing each step correctly, with the exception of the weather one if it’s snowing as it cancels that out, you should be able to see a UFO encounter in-game.

Your character will then be left with a mark from the creatures who abduct you momentarily. When you wake up, you will see it whisk off into the sky and you will be shirtless, with a huge back tattoo to show you’ve completed the easter egg.


This isn’t something everybody can say they have done in GTA Online and having the scars, but living to tell the tale, makes it even more exciting. Will we ever get an alien invasion? We’ll never know, but this is as close as we’ve come so far.


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.