Twitch streamer DarkViperAU completed one of the most bizarre yet impressive Grand Theft Auto 5 challenges, completing a mission in the game’s story mode without firing a single bullet himself.
When you think of GTA, you think of high-speed car chases, crazy moments, and of course, lots of guns, so completing one of the game’s most challenging missions without pulling the trigger once is certainly a difficult, and perhaps slightly insane, task to set yourself.
For streamer DarkViperAU though, it was a challenge he was prepared to sink many hours into, and after 32 grueling hours, the content creator finally accomplished his goal, taking another massive step forward in his quest to complete the entire game without killing a single person.
DarkViperAU was attempting to complete Blitz Play, the game’s third Heist mission which sees all three main characters team up to rob a security truck which is hauling large sums of money around Los Santos. The set-up for this challenge is easy, with Michael parking a garbage truck across the road to block it, and Franklin ramming the security van with a tow truck of his own, before blowing the doors off and grabbing the cash inside.
Of course, this alerts the local law enforcement, who arrive with a ton of artillery ready to blast you and your team into oblivion. Usually, it’s time to pull out your weapon and start firing at anything that moves, but for the Australian, he had to rely on his teammates to do the dirty work for him. After 32 hours, Trevor finally blew up the people he needed to take out, meaning Franklin could escape, and DarkViperAU had marked off another mission.
“They’re moving up, three guys don’t move but if he can kill these four…” he said, with baited breath, before bursting into high-pitched screams of delight. “That’s two! We succeeded! We can’t lose. That’s the checkpoint, there’s nothing we can do now to fail! I’m so happy!”
While the streamer originally believed it had taken him 33 hours of attempting this mission to finally finish it, he confirmed on Twitter that the actual time was 32 hours, still an incredibly long period to spend in a game, especially when you’re relying on computer-controlled teammates to carry you through.
The Twitch streamer is currently working through the GTA V storyline doing what is known as a “pacifist run,” which means he is attempting not to kill anyone in-game himself, but AI-controlled characters can do as they please.