Huge sea monster appears in GTA Online and nobody knows why

Published: 3/Feb/2021 11:53

by David Purcell


Rockstar Games might be hinting at something big coming in GTA Online, as a huge animal skeleton has been spotted floating around the oceans in-game. 

Many things have changed since the Cayo Perico heist was added on December 15, but with a new year comes a new mystery for players.

Now, there’s certainly no shortage of them in Grand Theft Auto, either, as a number of unsolved mysteries exist in Rockstar’s games. Not to mention the fact GTA also has a Loch Ness Monster easter egg. 

Anyway, as regulars will already know, Grand Theft Auto 5 encourages its community to dive into the depths of the sea and look for treasure. In its last major update, in fact, developers even added huge submarines to use and collect different treasures at the bottom of the sea.

GTA Online mystery skeleton uncovered

However, one player hasn’t just found treasure. They have made a huge discovery, possibly like no other the world has seen.

On February 2, after roaming the depths, Reddit user H4ckerxx44 came across something in the online version of GTA 5. They say that it’s not possible to find in GTA 5’s offline version, which suggests it could be a teaser of something bigger to come in a future update.

“So I found a skeleton faaaar out in the ocean, is this something known?”

GTA Online mystery skeleton in the sea
Reddit: u/H4ckerxx44
Here’s another shot of the mysterious skeleton, found at sea.

Mystery solved?

While a few jovial comments came after, with some claiming they saw this on the alpha test years ago, it appears not many actually were aware of its existence.

The user did have their own theory, too. They posted: “This skeleton is just a whale skeleton which can be found around the GTA 5 map. A friend of mine just sent me an image of the GTA 5 wiki that says around Cayo Perico they are supposed to spawn these skeletons, I assume I just swam far enough to be there where the island spawns.”

GTA sea monster easter egg
Rockstar Games
It is possible that a glitch caused the usual GTA 5 sea monster easter egg bones to move.

Where to find it

The player also shared the exact location on the GTA Online map where this can be found, as they logged the co-ordinates (X: 5667,83 Y: -6076.61 Z: -29.47).

To go so far into the high seas, we would recommend a submarine or boat. You wouldn’t want to get stuck that far out, with just a huge skeleton to keep you company.

So, have you visited this location before or have a theory about what it might be? Let us know on Twitter, by tweeting us @GTA_INTEL!


Returnal: Gameplay, release date, trailer & more

Published: 26/Feb/2021 2:49 Updated: 26/Feb/2021 2:43

by Alan Bernal


Housemarque are getting ready to launch their PlayStation 5 exclusive, Returnal, and here’s everything you need to know about the third-person twist to the roguelike formula.

As one of the first console exclusives for Sony’s next-gen platform, there’s a lot of hype building up early on. That anticipation has only been compounded with the astonishing scenes captured in gameplay trailers from PlayStation’s State of Play and the like.

The lead up to Returnal has been filled with cryptic clues to find out what Housemarque have been cooking up for their PS5 debut.

Now the studio is releasing more footage that gives a deeper look into the gameplay of their mysterious shooter, complete with a look at the many things to fight plus the narrative that players will explore.

Returnal release date

Housemarque have been steadily ramping up to Returnal’s release.

Returnal has been on a lot of people’s radar for what will be one of the PS5’s first chances to showcase a fill next-gen experience.

Housemarque’s next title is going to test players with its death mechanic to get further into Seline’s story beginning April 30, 2021.

Returnal trailer

Everything about Returnal has been amping players to get into its bizarre world to “break the cycle.” With every new trailer we’re getting to see more about the weapons, world, and twist to the roguelike structure.

The latest State of Play gave us more insight in how Returnal reacts to the players and how the game’s map will change with every death.

Returnal gameplay

As with many roguelikes, players can expect to die a few times. But some games have been reinventing what it means to die during a playthrough.

In Returnal, you play as Seline who crash landed on Atropos. As she shoots her way through the landscape, she’s trying to break the cycle of rebirth as the world changes around her.

There’s going to be a huge arsenal to experiment with as well as weapon mods/augmentations, devices that help you on your way, parasites that unlock different gameplay elements, and more.

There’s plenty we know about the game, and even more we have left to find out when Returnal hits the PlayStation 5 on April 30.