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How to use emotes in GTA Online

Published: 29/May/2020 9:56

by Connor Bennett


There are plenty of ways for GTA Online players to gloat against their enemies – with the most popular coming in the form of preset emotes. Here’s how you can pull them off. 

Even though GTA V is nearly a decade old, a whole host of new players have been descending on GTA Online and Los Santos thanks to the popular title recently being given away for free on the Epic Games Store.

As a result, these new players have been learning the ropes – figuring out everything from how to make money fast to what are the best weapons to use. Once you’ve built up a decent arsenal of weapons and want to start mocking more experienced GTA Online fans, you’ll need to know how to emote.

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You can use emotes pretty much anyway in GTA Online.

How to emote in GTA Online

Just like tea-bagging in Call of Duty or dancing in Fortnite, emoting in GTA Online is a hilarious way to celebrate a kill. Though, if you’re not using a mic, it can be a way to communicate with fellow players – especially if you want to call a truce.

These preset emotes are actually pretty easy to pull off and you can actually set yourself up with a favorite. Just follow the step-by-step guide below to get started.

  1. Open GTA Online’s interaction menu – hold back button on console/M on PC
  2. Head down to ‘Style’ and press A/X on console or Enter on PC
  3. Go to ‘Action’ and flick through the options until you find an emote you like
  4. Back out of the interaction menu to store this as your favorite emote
  5. Hold the two thumbsticks in on console/Caps Lock on PC to start emoting

Choosing an emote from the style menu will allow you to pull off an animation while walking around Los Santos – be it randomly or during a mission.

However, you can also use other emotes in different situations. When starting a race, you’ll be able to choose a victory emote that your character will use if you manage to finish in pole position.

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GTA Online action menu is where you’ll find the different emotes.

You can also be pretty disrespectful as a passenger in a number of vehicles if you choose to be unarmed. Simply hold the control that would allow you to shoot and you’ll start flipping people off.

Emoting can be pretty hilarious, especially if you time them well, but be careful of players who don’t take too kindly to them. You could find yourself on the end of some MKII Oppressor chases.


Terrible GTA Online bug makes it impossible to use bunkers

Published: 24/Nov/2020 15:52

by Connor Bennett


GTA Online players are still having their bunker business missions ruined thanks to a bug that won’t let them enter their not-so-secret base. 

For the longest time, the best way to make money in Grand Theft Auto Online came through jobs and heists. Players would have to grind them out, over and over again, to be able to stack up cash.

Eventually, Rockstar Games brought businesses into the fold – allowing players to make money passively, before having to complete one delivery job at the end for an absolutely huge sum of money. 

The most lucrative of these jobs center around bunkers and the Gunrunning business, where, as the name suggests, you become an arms dealer. However, some players are struggling to run their businesses properly. 

A car driving into a bunker in GTA Online
Rockstar Games
Owning a bunker will unlock GTA Online’s Gunrunning business options.

The problem isn’t an overly complicated one, instead, it’s just simple. Players can’t access the bunkers. No matter if they’re on foot or in a car, the yellow circle that you usually use to enter just won’t do anything. 

What that means is, players like Reddit user TheAlphamale82, are left to drive around in circles hoping that something might change. But, sadly, it doesn’t and you end up locked outside the bunker unless you want to restart the game.

However, not even a restart is a magic cure, as the problem can still persist in other lobbies. It really is a peculiar problem – and it is one that is affecting different players. 

[Bug/glitch] R* please fix this, this is getting really annoying. I am unable to resupply my bunker by stealing supplies and before this was recorded someone was having the same problem from GTAV

Others like Aberfergie and r3d-v3n0m noted that they have run into the issue as well, and that they’ve flagged a ticket with Rockstar Support. However, while the devs have supposedly said they’ll work on it, they haven’t found a fix. 

The winter update, which will bring the Cayo Perico heist to GTA Online is right around the corner, and that update should address some issues. Hopefully, the bunker problem is one of them.