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How to skip GTA Online’s long loading times

Published: 6/Jul/2020 10:48

by Connor Bennett

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Grand Theft Auto Online fans have got a nifty trick that allows them to cut through the game;;s incredibly long loading screens and drop right into a solo public lobby. 

Though it is almost a decade old, Grand Theft Auto V and GTA Online are still going strong. Players from console and PC still flock to the virtual streets of Los Santos in the hopes of striking it rich.

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However, as anyone who has played GTA V knows, it takes an age to load. Though there are tricks to get around some of the wait times, more often than not, you’re going to have to sit and watch a number of loading screens.

Yet, if you’re searching for a GTA Online lobby and want to get away from looking at those clouds by dripping into a solo public session, some players have found a nifty trick. 

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GTA Online is still going strong after all these years.

How to skip GTA Online’s loading screens

The clever method was brought up by Reddit user Ryguy24452, who noted that if you want to get away from looking at the clouds, you should use the trick that lets you enter a solo public session. 

This, if you don’t already know, revolves around disconnecting yourself from the internet as the game begins its search – either by shutting down the connection to your router or changing the MTU value in your router settings

By doing this, the Redditor claims, GTA Online’s lengthy search process will come to a quick end and you’ll be dropped into the streets of Los Santos all by yourself.

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  1. Search for a GTA Online session
  2. Disconnect yourself from the internet as the search begins
  3. Quickly reconnect before the game can register that you’ve gone offline
  4. Wait a few seconds and you should cut through the long loading time

If you trigger public solo lobby while waiting in the clouds you instantly get put into a public solo from gtaonline

Obviously, you’ll need to be quick off the mark to make sure that your connection is set back up before you’re given an offline message in GTA Online.

That could be a death knell to your hopes of quickly finding a game as you’ll have to wait for everything to get reconnected – and that can take longer than the normal load times.

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Rockstar finally address major GTA Online car duplication exploit

Published: 10/Oct/2020 15:20

by Connor Bennett

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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. 

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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. 

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A mobile operations centre in GTA Online
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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. 

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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.