How to safely enter GTA Online’s USS Luxington Business Battle

Published: 21/Aug/2020 11:11

by David Purcell


Rockstar Games have made it very difficult for GTA Online players to be able to safely enter the USS Luxington Business Battle in-game, although there’s one handy trick that makes it look easy.

The game developers have added a plethora of missions to the game, with boosted rewards included in each content update that drops every week. There are some that are easier to enter than others, though, and this one might be the most difficult to get involved with.

For those who have never seen it before, the crux of the matter here is that you need to use a plane or boat to get into the action. There’s a huge battleship based in the water, guarded by some of the most dangerous weapons the game has to offer, so it’s very easy to get gunned down.

Well, players have found a better way.

GTA Online USS Luxington Business Battle: How to play

GTA Online USS Luxington Business Battle
Rockstar Games
The USS Luxington might look like it’s waiting for you to jump on board, but it’s guarded by heavy military forces.

Coming in hot on the water might be a bad idea, because explosives will be fired your way in no time. After all, it’s guarded by the Navy.

If you follow the step-by-step guide below, though, you will be playing this mission regularly without any issues. Just like any other Business Battle, this one offers $10,000 per crate of goods, with other bonuses on top depending on the time taken to complete them.

If you want to play USS Luxington, here’s how to do it:

  1. Jump into GTA Online.
  2. Make sure you have a Parachute and mission-ready weapons equipped. Check-in your inventory if you’re not sure.
  3. From there, hop into the nearest plane you can find.
  4. Fly over to the USS Luxington aircraft carrier. It’s located in the southeast sea of Los Santos.
  5. Reach the highest altitude and then jump out, freefalling.
  6. Pull your parachute very low to the ground, hop onto the vessel and the mission begins.

It might look even easier in this Reddit post guide, from user RY4NDY.

If you open your parachute very late it is possible to safely enter the USS Luxington business battle by jumping out of a plane, without the air defenses shooting you down. (The air defenses do only lock on when you’re in a vehicle or hanging on your parachute, not when you’re still freefalling) from gtaonline

USS Luxington location in GTA Online

The southeast sea of Los Santos was a pretty vague description of its location, so we thought we should give you a closer look. After all, it’s not the easiest thing to spot if you don’t know what you’re looking for.

To find it in-game, fly past the Los Santos International Airport and keep going to the Southeast corner of the map’s water. Here, as seen below, you will eventually come to the ship’s destination.

USS Luxington
Rockstar Games
Here’s where to find the USS Luxington in GTA Online.

Floating around there on a small raft, like we can see in the screenshot might not be the best idea, though, and the parachute trick is potentially the safest way to gain access.

Once onboard, everything works like a general Business Battle mission. Take what you can, get a load of eliminations, and of course enjoy the rewards as well.


GTA Online racer goes viral with amazing Burnout 3 Takedown recreation

Published: 25/Jan/2021 0:26

by Michael Gwilliam


A GTA Online player has masterfully transformed Rockstar’s open-world sandbox into Burnout 3 with a brilliant video that has since gone viral.

Burnout 3 Takedown is widely considered to be one of the best arcade racing games in existence with its breakneck speeds, crashes, and addicting gameplay. Amusingly, San Andreas also makes for a pretty good place to recreate the game.

Redditor LucasRPDJ used the Rockstar Editor on PC to completely redo the opening of Burnout 3 in GTA V and the results are simply must-see for fans of either series.

Played over the tune ‘Lazy Generation’ by The F-Ups, scenes from Burnout 3’s introduction sequence are sliced together, only with all the action being from GTA V.

After the intro, a screen pops up explaining the rest of the 9-minute film. “This video is a concept of an eventual remake of Burnout 3: Takedown recreated in Grand Theft Auto V,” the text reads. “I added some personal ideas and I thank all of my friends who participated in this video. Enjoy the gameplay and my crash compilation coming in a few seconds.”

From here, we finally get our first look at possible gameplay and Burnout 3 looks amazing in the GTA V engine, even with its unique user interface.

Everything from the racing to Burnout’s iconic crashes are replicated amazingly with buses, expensive cars, and even ambulances blowing up in a blaze of glory.

So I recreated a famous racing game with the Rockstar Editor from gtaonline

The only thing different is that Burnout didn’t have any pedestrians or cops on the side of the road, so that’s something cool only possible in GTA V.

Fans have really enjoyed the Burnout twist to GTA, with the video receiving over 12,000 upvotes on Reddit and over 100 community awards – quite a feat to say the least. It’s definitely a testament to how many people like the crossover.

Given the short video’s success, hopefully there’s a chance we get to play a Burnout game within GTA V or even GTA 6 down the line. Until then, we’ll just keep rewatching the clip.