How to play GTA Online with Epic Games Store players

Published: 15/May/2020 11:20

by Connor Bennett


GTA Online’s PC player pool has been greatly expanded with Epic Games giving the game away for free until May 21 and if you want to play with friends who have Steam or Rockstar versions, here’s how.

After a few teasers and rumors, Epic Games confirmed that GTA V would be free on the Epic Games Store from May 14 until May 21. This, obviously, prompted a lot of players to grab the popular title for free – even if they have experienced the single-player story or GTA Online before elsewhere.

However, with new players piling into the near decade-old title, there have been a few rookie questions raised around GTA Online including how to get into games with PC players who are playing via Steam or the Rockstar Games launcher.

Rockstar Games
It’s better to play with friends in GTA Online.

How to add and invite friends in GTA Online

Well, the answer is quite simple… It works as any game would. You can simply add a player as a friend in GTA Online and they will receive that request in-game – not via Steam or anything else. 

If you want to go the extra step, you can add them as a friend via Rockstar Social Club and get a crew going. This will allow you to start crew only sessions where you can roam around the virtual streets of Los Santos by yourselves without being griefed by other players.

  1. Load up GTA Online.
  2. Head to the ‘Friends’ tab in the GTA Online menu.
  3. Add friend.
  4. Wait for them to accept request.
  5. Invite friend to a new session.
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Having friends means you can pull of GTA Online heists.

Now, while you can explore and thrive in Los Santos by your lonesome, having back up is the best way to play. Friends make jobs easier and heists accessible so you can rack up some serious cash together.

If you are a new player and looking for some early tips, be sure to pick up every handgun for free before that promo expires and use the Diamond Casino lucky spin wheel each day. You can make some cash in doing so.


GTA Online player discovers Up-n-Atomizer trick you would never think of

Published: 1/Dec/2020 11:14

by David Purcell


The Up-n-Atomizer might not look like its from the same planet as other Grand Theft Auto weapons, but one GTA Online player has discovered a handy trick with it that the everyday person would find helpful. 

The world of GTA 5 is full with violence, fast cars and loud sounds. Even if you get a few members of the community who stick to the roads and stop at traffic lights for a laugh, generally they are in the minority and the rest is utter chaos.

A gun like the Up-n-Atomizer is capable of great things, terrible, but great. Its powerful blast can send cars, buses, tanks, and even planes flying in the opposite direction.

However, one player has shown a more delicate side to the gun. Apparently, this is actually the perfect tool to move cars between parking spaces.

GTA supercar
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Moving cars isn’t difficult in GTA, but the Up-n-Atomizer definitely makes it more graceful. Well, if you use it right.

GTA Online trick for the Up-n-Atomizer

As seen in a clip posted to the GTA Online subreddit, user skelatorx7 proved that it’s not all about destruction with the weapon.

In fact, with just one small push, they were able to move their car perfectly from one place to another without doing a single scratch to it. Now, here it’s just one off the street and not many will care about that, but it would definitely be handy if it were your own insured vehicle.

As seen in the video, the player simply aimed in and fired low into the side of the car. Soon after, it flips perfectly into the next parking spot as if it was a natural way for it to happen.

Perfection from gtaonline

Not everybody in the comments quite understood how it worked, though. One said: “How did the shot go through the car?” while another posted: “Car flip? How?”

Other users have found more crazy ways of using the Atomizer, of course, including the use of it to shift buses in the middle of the road. After all, they can be annoying, cruising around slowly in front of your speedy vehicles.

You never know, maybe in the future your mechanic will be blasting your cars over to you like this, rather than riding them to your path. Never going to happen, but definitely a funny picture to paint.