How to skip GTA Online’s long loading times

Published: 6/Jul/2020 10:48

by Connor Bennett


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.

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.

  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.


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.