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Surprise GTA 5 update: Patch notes, Cayo Perico changes, download sizes

Published: 10/Feb/2021 10:33 Updated: 11/Feb/2021 10:53

by David Purcell

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Rockstar Games have released a surprise GTA 5 update on February 10, a day before players usually see new content in GTA Online – so what’s actually included in the patch notes?

The game is over seven years old now, which some might think would make the content inside it quite stale at this point. Well, that’s not really how it’s played out for Rockstar, who routinely add new content to the title’s online experience.

That being said, those GTA Online weekly updates are usually every Thursday, so players were shocked to see one appear a day earlier this week.

So, let’s run through everything we know about this mysterious update and what changes Rockstar has implemented.

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A surprise GTA 5 update burst onto the scene on February 10.

GTA 5 February 10 update download size

On consoles, it’s been reported that this new patch will be 7 GB for Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PS5.

However, quite oddly, PC players claim that an update of just 92 MB has appeared on their screens. Quite the difference, which begs the question, are console players receiving more changes to their version of the game?

What’s included? Patch notes

After a lot of speculation, Rockstar has now confirmed exactly what the mysterious update changed in-game:

  • Fixed an issue that resulted in spoiler mods not appearing after purchase on Ocelot Pariah
  • Fixed an issue that resulted in incorrect button prompts in the Japanese SKU when opening the safe on the Cayo Perico Heist finale
  • Miscellaneous stability fixes

All in all, the update hasn’t added anything new or exciting to the game, but it’s great to see Rockstar fixing a lot of the frustrating bugs affecting players.

Luckily, players can look forward to the features added with February 11 weekly update that recently dropped in-game. Rockstar has added a new podium vehicle, exclusive rewards, and a range of limited-time discounts.

Who discovered the update?

The existence of the patch was first discovered by prominent leaker TezFunz2, who tweeted out of nowhere: “New GTA V patch releasing soon.”

It took just five minutes after that tweet for the patch to start appearing on devices.

As for the mysterious patch, it’s great to see Rockstar pushing out updates to improve the overall performance of the game.

However, GTA fans will still be waiting for the next big content update which as of yet, has not been revealed by Rockstar. In the meantime, there’s always Cayo Perico to keep players busy for the time being.

Don’t forget you can catch up on the latest February 11 patch notes on our dedicated GTA Online update hub here.

Gaming

Diablo 2: Resurrected devs reveal biggest challenges of pulling off remake

Published: 23/Feb/2021 17:06

by Lauren Bergin

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BlizzConline was a treasure trove of new content for Diablo fans. We spoke to two of Diablo II: Resurrection’s art devs on the game’s remastering. 

BlizzConline 2021 certainly has made some waves among the Blizzard fanbase. World of Warcraft fans have been gifted a new Shadowlands expansion and Overwatch fans were given more of a glimpse into the title’s highly anticipated sequel.

Diablo fans, however, possibly emerged the most hyped. While further details dropped about Diablo IV, the next installment in Blizzard’s landmark franchise, the most exciting announcement was Diablo II: Resurrected, a 2021 remastering of the original game.

Being dubbed ‘the best game ever made,’ Dexerto were invited to BlizzCon’s Q&A with Game Designer Andre Abrahamian and Art Lead Chris Amaral to find out more about what it’s like to remaster an icon.

Blizzard devs on remastering Diablo 2

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Blizzard Entertainment
The new Diablo II: Resurrected trailer took fans’ breaths away at Blizzconline.

Remastering Diablo II in no mean feat. The game’s commercial success, coupled with it being the beating heard of the Diablo fandom, makes remastering it a pretty daunting task.

When I asked the duo about this, Andre responded that “we quickly identified what was important about Diablo II so that kept us on track of going down the path of a remaster. There’s a lot of quirks and interesting things that are still relevant and made this game such a legacy that players know and love.”

“There’s a lot of things that define the ARPG genre over these past 20 years Diablo II is still relevant today so we knew that we had to stay as close as we could so that’s why we went that path of remaster.

“I think we’ve stuck with that and have stayed very true to the experience.” Andre certainly adds some hype to the already flaming hellfire that is the rebirth of Diablo II.

Resurrecting Diablo II with modern art

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Blizzard Entertainment
Tyrael is back, but he looks better than ever.

Andre’s comment about maintaining the soul of Diablo II is clearly what both devs and the wider team deemed the most important. It’s a challenge, though, especially when part of the task is bringing the title’s arcade-style art aesthetic into the modern-day.

Chris sheds some light on this, commenting “this game has been around for 20 years, it’s basically inspired many, many ARPGs out there. It has a very unique look that also kind of established the look of ARPGS. So for me, as far as on the art side, it was more difficult because you don’t want to ruin what people have remembered.”

“Like the Necromancer’s heavy armor, it has a look and feel a certain way or it won’t look like Necromancer. You can’t veer off too far otherwise it becomes something entirely different.”

“So for me on the art side I’d say it’s more difficult to do a remaster than a remake because you have the limitations that you have to adhere to or else you’re messing things up.”


It’s pretty clear that Chris, Andre, and everyone working on Diablo II have hardly messed up. Looking at the side-by-side comparisons of the original gameplay versus the Resurrected world on the official website, the game maintains that nostalgia.

So get ready to strap on your armor the prepare for hellfire, because the angels and demons are at war all over again and we can’t wait to jump into the fray when it releases later this year.