GTA

Rockstar continue war on GTA Online hacks, shutting down popular cheats site

Published: 25/Jan/2021 10:28 Updated: 25/Jan/2021 10:40

by Connor Bennett

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Rockstar Games and Take-Two are continuing their fight against cheaters in GTA 5 by taking down one of the most popular websites for hacks in GTA Online. 

Ever since GTA Online launched nearly a decade ago, players have looking for ways to gain an advantage and build up their criminal empire. 

Most players are on the up and up, grinding away or using Shark Cards to make cash, but there are plenty of cheats, too. Some are fun, temporarily changing the look of other players in the lobby into a ball, but others go a bit too far – be through using god mode or spawning unlimited cash. 

Rockstar have been cracking down on exploits over time, but the battle against cheats is always a difficult one – you take one cheat down, and a few more appear in their place. But now, the iconic developers are stepping up their wars on these hackers. 

GTA Online player with the up-n-atomizer pistol
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There are plenty of exploits and cheats in GTA Online.

Just like game developers have done, instead of just focusing on banning the accounts of cheaters who get flagged by other players, Take-Two Interactive – the publishers for Rockstar’s games – have gone straight to the source.

They’ve managed to get LunaCheats, a popular site for GTA Online hacks, to shut down and no longer distribute cheats through their website. 

“After discussion with Take-Two Interactive, we are immediately ceasing all maintenance, development, and distribution of our cheat menu services,” the stripped-down website now reads. “We apologize for any and all problems our software has caused to the Grand Theft Auto Online community.”

Message from Luna Cheats about the strike from Take-Two
Screenshot via LunaCheats
The Luna Cheats site has been replaced by an apology message.

Additionally, the website also states that they will be donating all their proceeds to a charity picked by Take-Two. 

Obviously, other sites are likely to continue operating in its place, but it shows that Rockstar and Take-Two are finally stepping up in the fight against GTA Online’s cheats. Whether or not they continue to take down sites remains to be seen, though.

FIFA

FIFA 21 Team of the Week 22 live: release time, leaks, predictions

Published: 24/Feb/2021 7:35

by Isaac McIntyre

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The next FIFA 21 Team of the Week, TOTW 22, is now on its way in Ultimate Team ⁠— here’s everything we know about the next in-form team of 2021, including any EA SPORTS leaks, the promo’s release time, and more.

Right off the bat, we’ll admit this Team of the Week lineup has no clear star headliner crowning the squad. That said, it does look like a pretty cracking team, all up.

We don’t think FIFA 21 players will be complaining too much, however ⁠— derby heroes Richarlison and Jadon Sancho lead a potentially forward-slanted squad after ousting their opponents Liverpool and Schalke 04 in local clashes over the weekend. Real Madrid maestro Casemiro may also be splashed in too.

Lautaro Martinez could be a headlining star in TOTW 22 as well after the Inter striker dismantled local title rivals Milan in yet another February grudge match. The 3–0 win, which saw Martinez score twice, put Inter in first place.

Wolverhampton keeper Rui Patrício could also be included.

Here’s everything we know about the mid-week FIFA 21 promo, including when the Team of the Week lineup will drop, and Dexerto’s weekly predictions.

Jadon Sancho missed out last week, but the young Englishman may be included in TOTW 16 instead.
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Jadon Sancho may have earned his spot in TOTW 22 after demolishing Dortmund’s local rivals Schalke.

Team of the Week 22 start time

On Feb. 24, FIFA 21 publishers EA will release the twenty-second batch of Team of the Week cards. The TOTW 22 promo will begin at 6pm (UK time), as per usual.

That means 6pm BST, 12pm CT, 1pm EST, 3am AEST for those around the world.

These boosted TOTW 22 player upgrades will be announced at the same time as they drop in-game in FIFA 21. Keep your eyes peeled on our official Twitter account — we always make sure to share the team as soon as it’s live.

FIFA 21 Team of the Week 22 leaks

So far, EA SPORTS hasn’t let any early Team of the Week 22 cards slip ⁠— the last time they accidentally pushed out upgrades early was TOTW 7, and more recently 10. The last two months have been fairly sparse in that regard.

If any leaks drop ahead of the official TOTW 22 reveal, we’ll keep you updated.

Richarlison sunk defending champs Liverpool with an 86th minute goal at Anfield.
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Richarlison sunk defending champs Liverpool with an 86th-minute goal at Anfield.

Our FIFA 21 TOTW 22 predictions

While you wait, make sure you check out Dexerto’s TOTW 22 predictions. We’ve compiled a list of all the players that could get those IF cards this week; let’s see if you agree with our tips.

Here’s our list of predictions. Once the official team has been released, you’ll be able to see how many we guessed correctly:

  • Daniel Cárdenas – Levante
  • Rui Patricio – Wolves
  • Birger Meling – Nimes
  • Filip Mladenovic – Legia Warszawa
  • Dani Calvo – Elche
  • Jerry St Juste – FSV Mainz
  • Marcel Sabitzer – RB Leipzig
  • Casemiro – Real Madrid
  • Gaetano Castrovilli – Fiorentina
  • Bernardo Silva – Manchester City
  • Daichi Kamada – Frankfurt
  • Mario Gotze – PSV
  • Renato Steffen – Wolfsburg
  • Jadon Sancho – Borussia Dortmund
  • Lucas Piazon – SC Braga
  • Yusuf Erdoğan – Kasımpaşa
  • Stephy Mavididi – Montpellier
  • Dusan Tadic – Ajax
  • Harvey Barnes – Leicester City
  • Lautaro Martinez – Inter Milan
  • Richarlison – Everton
  • Patson Daka – RB Salzburg
  • Alexander Isak – Real Sociedad
  • Sander Van de Streek – FC Utrecht 
Casemiro was the difference with a lone goal against Real Valladolid last Saturday.
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Casemiro was the difference with a lone goal against Real Valladolid last Saturday.

So, there you have it ⁠— Dexerto’s full list of predictions for Team of the Week 22.

Once we have our hands on the confirmed list of upgrades, we’ll be sure to add them to this article and let you know. Until then, enjoy a few games of FIFA!