Posted Sat Apr 4, 2015 at 10:11 AM PDT by Justin Clark
Car exploit patched out with a vengeance.
Developers have been in the habit of dreaming up fiendish little easter eggs for folks who either exploit or pirate their game, and Rockstar is apparently no different when it comes to cheats.
When Rockstar released 'GTA V' on current-gen consoles, it came with a few fun bonuses for folks who played the game on previous-gen. One of which was an armored 'Mad Max' style muscle car called the Duke O'Death, an absolute road monster that could put a decent size dent in most of the trucks and buses you could find in game. Naturally, such a vehicle would be grossly overpowered for 'GTA Online', and for balancing purposes, they kept the car out of its multiplayer. Not that it stopped players from finding an exploit to get the car to spawn.
Which brings us to this past week. In addition to issuing the much-needed patch to fix the graphical issues which plagued 'GTA V' n consoles after the last update, Rockstar has thrown in a nasty little surprise for anyone who tries to use the Duke O'Death online: The car is rigged to blow the second somebody tries to drive off in it.
Many others have captured Rockstar's car bomb in action. There are, apparently, other cars that aren't technically supposed to be in 'GTA Online', but so far, they appear to be safe, likely because they don't offer any real specific advantage in gameplay. But like every great Mafia message, you can probably consider this a warning nonetheless.
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