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GTA Online player claims to have figured out why the game loads so slow, offers fix

A GTA Online modder has apparently been able to reduce loading times by up to 70% and has offered the fix to players wanting to cut down their own loading times, too.Modder T0ST has published an article digging into the infamously appalling loading times in GTA Online. After doing some research and writing a unique program to interact with the game files, T0ST managed to reduce loading times by as much as 70%.Turns out that the game doesn’t necessarily struggle to load thanks to its open-world nature, but because there’s a CPU bottleneck that will be most felt on low-…

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Rockstar handing out Red Dead Online freebies, grab the game for $4.99 until February 15

By Stephany Nunneley, Saturday, 6 February 2021 16:05 GMT Rockstar is pleased with the response it has seen since the launch of the standalone version of Red Dead Online, so it is marking the game down for a limited time and handing out free goodies.The introductory offer to purchase the standalone version of Red Dead Online is currently available from the PlayStation Store, Microsoft Store, Rockstar Games Launcher, Epic Games Store, and Steam for $4.99 – but only until February 15. After that, it will run you $19.99 once again.Right now, Rockstar is also handing out a special bonus to everyone…

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Take-Two shuts down GTA Online cheat maker

By Alex Calvin, Tuesday, 26 January 2021 12:07 GMT Company donating proceeds to a charity of the publishing giant’s choosing.Video games giant Take-Two Interactive has killed a website that made and distributed exploits for GTA Online.As spotted by Eurogamer, LunaCheats has been shut down after having had “discussions” with – read: legal threats from – Rockstar’s parent company. This has resulted in the outfit closing down its business, with its website saying that it will be donating proceeds from selling GTA Online cheats to a charity of Take-Two’s choosing.“After discussions with Take-Two Interactive, we are immediately ceasing all maintenance, development,…

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GTA 6 could feature smarter NPCs thanks to newly uncovered Rockstar patent

A new Take-Two patent has been discovered that appears based on improving the intelligence and navigation capabilities of AI.The patent, which registers a “system and method for virtual navigation in a gaming environment” has been posted on Reddit in the last few days, though the actual document was originally filed by Rockstar’s parent company, Take-Two, back in October 2020.In the simplest terms possible, the patent is geared at making non-player characters’ (that’s NPCs, for short) artificial intelligence a little smarter and more organic, in an attempt to move away from current AI solutions that are starting to feel a little out-dated.The…

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Red Dead Online roleplayers wrangle a tricky cattle drive and one hallucinating heifer

Online game roleplay is a wonderful and curious exercise in creativity and adaptability, especially as the number of participants in an attempted scenario grows. Such was the case when the Wild West RP server for Red Dead Redemption 2 got together a group of players to act out the sale and transfer of cattle between two ranches. Herding cattle can’t be so hard, can it? Unless people are playing the unruly cattle, that is. (more…)

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BF Weevil drives into GTA Online

By Alex Calvin, Friday, 8 January 2021 16:50 GMT And there are bonuses for playing Motor Wars, Air Races and Smuggler Sell Missions in the game. Rockstar is rolling out the BF Weevil car into Grand Theft Auto Online.In a post on its website, the company revealed that this was the latest in a line of new additions that the company has made to the game following the launch of Cayo Perico Heist in December of last year. The car is pretty much a legally distinct version of the iconic Volkswagen Beetle.Alongside the BF Weevil, Rockstar is giving away triple…

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Pick up GTA, Fall Guys and League of Legends goodies in Prime Gaming this month

By Alex Calvin, Friday, 8 January 2021 11:55 GMT Amazon is giving away more than 35 games for free in January.Folks subscribed to Prime Gaming can score content for the likes of GTA, Fall Guys as well as both League of Legends and Legends of Runeterra this month.For GTA, Prime Gaming mmebers are receiving access to the Sonar Station from the Kosatka submarine, as well as $1 million of in-game currency every single month. This is apparently to celebrate GTA Online’s recent huge Cayo Perico Heist update.The Fall Guys Winter Warmer costume bundle is still available to Prime Gaming subscribers,…

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Get free weapons, vehicles and more when you log into GTA Online and Red Dead Online during the holiday

By Sherif Saed, Wednesday, 23 December 2020 13:39 GMT Rockstar’s two online games are celebrating the holidays with a bevy of gifts and discounts.As we’ve come to expect every year, both GTA Online and Red Dead Online have changed to celebrate the imminent holidays. Like recent years, you’ll find many parts of the two maps covered in snow.The bigger news, of course, is all the free stuff you’re going to get just by logging into the two games. Read on below for everything happening across GTA Online and Red Dead Online. Most items are available now until December 30.GTA Online…

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GTA Online: The Cayo Perico Heist | Rewards, Payout, and new weapons

Rockstar Games has pushed another big score to GTA Online in The Cayo Perico Heist. Jetting off from Los Santos, you’ll raid a private tropical island defended by a nasty militia. For the first time, you also won’t need teammates to take on this heist. It can be completed entirely solo.What this means for the lone wolves among us is that you’ll get the full take at the end of the mission — you won’t need to split the pot with your pals.In light of this information, we’re going to run through all of the rewards you receive for completing…

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GTA Online: The Cayo Perico Heist setup | Madrazo Files, Scoping Targets, Prep Missions

For the first time since 2013, GTA Online has left the mainland. The Cayo Perico Heist takes players to a private island off the coast that plays host to elegiac drug lord El Rubio and the Madrazo Files, which you need to steal as part of the multiplayer mode’s latest big score. Given the scale of the operation, setting up and pulling off The Cayo Perico Heist is no small feat, especially if you’re flying solo. That’s why we’ve put together this guide to help you figure out how to carve a clean path through the scoping sequence and the…

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GTA Online welcomes us to a new island for a new heist

A whole new Caribbean island has arrived in GTA Online with the launch of The Cayo Perico Heist today, inviting us to completely rinse the drug lord El Rubio. Yes, sadly, his party island is only for the heist, not a place we can visit any time. It’s an intriguing heist though, and one we can actually complete solo for once. And we get our own submarine. Also, Dr Dre pops up for like 30 seconds. (more…)

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GTA Online Cayo Perico Heist | New Vehicles Prices, Submarine Cost

When you’re cruising around the island paradise of the Cayo Perico heist in GTA Online, you’re going to need some hot new wheels to do it in. The new vehicles in the Cayo Perico Heist don’t stop at cars though. There’s a speedboat and even a submarine to add to your garage – if you’ve got the cash of course. Here’s a run-down of what all of the new cars and vehicles cost. GTA Online Cayo Perico Heist | Vehicle PricesLike with most things you can buy in GTA Online, the easiest way to view the new cars and vehicles…

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A new nightclub, radio station updates and more coming GTA Online soon

Rockstar Games has announced that GTA Online is set to get a brand new underground club, called The Music Locker, very soon.Players that frequent the Diamond Casino in GTA Online may have noticed some building works at the location lately.As per the developer, Rockstar Games, the landmark will soon be getting a little bit of a facelift as a new nightclub, The Music Locker, is set to open under the casino. Introducing The Music Locker – Los Santos’ newest underground dance club, soon to be open to the public. Featuring opening resident, @moodymann313 with performances from @keinemusik and Palms Trax…

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Red Dead Online players can now acquire the Prestigious Bounty Hunter License

The Prestigious Bounty Hunter License is now available in Red Dead Online.Red Dead Online, which is now a standalone game, has a Prestigious Bounty Hunter License available.It has added 10 new Ranks of progression on top of the 20 from the Bounty Hunter Role Ranks with high-level items and skills to acquire. You can also expect new weapon variants and horses, Infamous Bounty targets on the Bounty Boards, and more. You can purchase it from any Bounty Board and if you reach Bounty Hunter Rank 30, you’ll continue to accumulate Bounty Hunter XP. This can be traded or RDO$ and…

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Red Dead Online’s standalone version has arrived

Red Dead Redemption 2 ‘s online mode has been separated from its singleplayer cowboy adventure today, offering Red Dead Online as a standalone game. You can still get it all together in one big RDR2 package if you’d like, but if you’re more into the idea of roaming around as a cowpoke in multiplayer, you can do just that now for a mere $5 as part of its introductory sale. Today’s update also expands the Bounty Hunter role, so players old and new have more pesky outlaws to bring in, and higher ranks to reach. (more…)