With crossplay becoming the standard for multiplayer games, Grand Theft Auto: Online fans are eagerly awaiting its arrival. Here’s everything we know about crossplay for GTA Online.
Although GTA Online has been out since 2013, its popularity hasn’t declined thanks to roleplaying servers and consistent updates such as the Perico Heist. With GTA Online still being one of the biggest online games that’s available across PC, Xbox, and PlayStation, many players want to know if the game has crossplay.
Why doesn’t GTA Online feature crossplay?
Unfortunately, GTA Online doesn’t have crossplay yet, but details announced for the game’s future point towards its arrival.
When Rockstar’s GTA V and its online component first launched in 2013, crossplay was a mere fantasy for gamers. This was nearing the end of the Xbox 360 and PS3’s lifecycles, and various agreements between Xbox and PlayStation prevented crossplay from being a reality.
GTA V then launched on the Xbox One and PS4 in 2014, and the PC edition came a year later in 2015. This was still before crossplay was considered a possibility.
Cut to 2018, and Fortnite set the bar for crossplay across games. For the first time ever, players on PC, Xbox, PlayStation, even Switch and mobile, could play together. This has now become the standard for multiplayer games, but GTA Online is yet to make the jump.
Never mind the coding required, a significant amount of balance tweaks need to be made for a game to fairly become cross-platform. PC players can take advantage of higher graphics and framerates, while console players have aim assist, and these all need to be considered to make a fair playing field.
It’s likely that a lot of work would need to go into making GTA Online crossplay, and this doesn’t coincide with developers current plans for the game. However, with next-gen editions of GTA V set to release in the latter half of 2021, could crossplay come then?
When will GTA Online get crossplay?
There is no official word for when GTA Online will receive crossplay. However, with GTA Online set to release for the Xbox Series X|S and PlayStation 5, it’s possible that crossplay will come with these enhanced editions.
The current generation of consoles have hardware more in-line with a high-end PC’s capabilities, so this would be the perfect time to introduce crossplay. As this is a separate endeavor to regular GTA Online updates, this is the most likely time during the development cycle for it to be included.
To further bolster this theory, Take-Two CEO Strauss Zelnick promised that the new versions of GTA V won’t be a “simple port.” He said: “We actually take the time to do the very best job we can making the title different for the new release, for the new technology that we’re launching it on.”
As crossplay becomes more and more common, it’s highly likely that developers will take full-advantage of this system with GTA V’s next release.
We’ll be sure to update you with any and all information regarding crossplay for GTA Online.
Image Credit: Rockstar Games
GTA Online Update April 22: RE-7B Podium Vehicle, 3x GTA$ & diamonds casino loot
Apr 22’s GTA Online update & patch notes have made the RE-7B free if you’re lucky enough. There’s also 3x GTA$, and casino diamonds loot.
The April 22 GTA Online update is significant as players have a chance of getting the legendary RE-7B for free. 3x GTA$ also continues this week with the added bonus of diamonds as casino loot.
One of GTA Online’s rarest and most expensive cars could be yours for free this week if you’re lucky enough. This is one of the headline inclusions for a big GTA Online update this week.
In the background, we can still hear the ongoing, frantic chatter about the whereabouts of Grand Theft Auto 6, with Rockstar’s parent company providing an update on GTA 6. Furthermore, the rumor keeps growing with the latest murmurings including a new domain update pointing towards GTA 6 taking place in Vice City, and the game not taking place during the 1980s as first thought.
Until GTA 6 is official, we will remain focused on GTA Online, and our usual GTA Online leaker TezFunz2 has been able to get early info on the new update once more.
GTA Online April 22 patch notes
RE-7B Diamond Casino Lucky Wheel Reward
The Diamond Casino Lucky Wheel has put a free RE-7B up for grabs for Diamond Casino Lucky Wheel players to try and spin to win.
When you think of a mega-expensive, legendary motorsport vehicle, this is what you’d think of and want. It’s fast, it’s fearsome, and it’s free if you’re lucky enough.
Here’s the official description of the RE-7B:
“Fresh from baffling onlookers across the GT circuit, the experimental prototype from Annis is now on limited commercial sale. In a revolutionary design process, Japan’s finest artisans, engineers, aeronautics experts, martial artists and chefs have come together to product a seamless extension of your delusions of edginess and accomplishment.“
Casino loot diamonds
For people who enjoy carrying out casino heists, you’ll be pleased to know that you can earn more money for your exploits this week thanks to the return of diamonds as casino loot.
3x and 2x GTA$ RP
This week, players can earn 3x GTA$ RP on Casino Story Missions.
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2x GTA$ & RP is also available on Stunt Races as well.
Premium Races & Time Trials
We information on the latest race and time trial promotions this week, with the following being highlighted in the new update and patch notes.
- Premium Race: Art to Art
- Time Trial: Pillbox Hill RC
- RC Time Trial: Davis Quartz
Huge Property & Vehicle discounts
The big property savings this week tie into the return of diamonds as casino loot with 40% off the Casino Penthouse and Renovations. Plus, there is also 50% off Casino Decorations as well.
40% off Vehicles
- Itali GTO ($1,179,000)
- Komoda ($1,020,000)
- Stryder ($402,000)
- Vagrant ($1,328,400)
30% off Vehicles
- – Torero ($698,600)
That’s your lot for this week’s April 22 update, and we’ll be back at the same time next week with more GTA Online update news.
Image credits: Rockstar Games
How to get the GTA Online Green Space Horror Suit
GTA Online players now have the chance to add the unique Green Space Horror Suit to their wardrobe thanks to the game’s latest celebration.
Rockstar is always adding items like outfits to the world of GTA Online, and the Green Space Horror Suit is a new addition that will certainly turn some heads when you walk around in it. Here’s how you can get it.
It’s common to see players wearing some extremely unique pieces of clothing while making money or causing mayhem around Los Santos. Many of these odd items come from the various celebration events that occur throughout the year.
4/20 is the latest celebration event taking place in the world of GTA Online, and has a host of different rewards that you can acquire by logging on. This includes a Green Space Horror Suit that will put an interesting spin on your wardrobe.
How to get free GTA Online 4/20 gifts & items
If you’re interested in acquiring this piece of clothing, then you will need to log on to GTA Online on April 20, 2021. When the celebrations start, you’ll have a chance to get your hands on the item by visiting an in-game clothing shop.
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Here’s how you can get the Green Space Horror Suit:
- Log into GTA Online on April 20
- Visit a clothing store for the Green Space Horror Suit
- Complete the purchase and enjoy your reward!
These clothing stores include Binco, Suburban, and Posenbys. It doesn’t matter which one you visit, as you will get the Green Space Horror Suit by purchasing it on this specific date.
Unfortunately, you’ll only be able to get this interesting piece of clothing on 4/20, so make sure to play sometime today if you don’t want to miss out and wait for this item to become available again in the future.
Additionally, you can also get a High Flyer Parachute Bag by visiting Ammu-Nation and free tire smoke by going to Los Santos Customs during the 4/20 celebration. So, be sure to visit those after acquiring this piece of clothing.
With your Green Space Horror Suit in hand, you can now visit all of the treasure hunt locations in the popular multiplayer game or claim all of the exciting Prime Gaming Rewards available for the title during April.
Image Credits: Rockstar Games
10 Best Drift Cars in GTA Online
Players who want to show off how talented they are at drifting will want to use the best drift cars that GTA Online has to offer.
GTA Online has a vast array of the best cars that players can use to traverse Los Santos at incredible speeds and get into all sorts of trouble when driving, especially when it comes to wanting to drift.
It doesn’t get much better than speeding down a road and executing some exciting drifting to get the blood pumping and show off for any other players who may be watching the skilled driving display you are putting on.
Thanks to some drifting tests and displays from YouTuber StevieWunderkid, here are the 10 best drift cars in GTA Online.
Best Drift Cars in GTA Online
10. Karin Futo
Players will find that the Karin Futo is the best bang for their buck when it comes to having strong drifting capabilities without breaking the bank on a new set of wheels.
It’s one of the easier GTA online drifting cars to learn how to use, which means it’s perfect for beginners looking to hone their skills and can be bought at Southern San Andreas Super Autos.
9. Vulcar Nebula Turbo
The Vulcar Nebula Turbo is another underrated drift car in the world of GTA Online and is a low-skill level vehicle for players to try out drifting at lower speeds, but will not hold up so well when drifting at higher speeds.
You can find the Vulcar Nebula Turbo with the Karin Futo at Southern San Andreas Super Autos.
8. Declasse Drift Yosemite
We now get to the first truck on the list with the Declasse Drift Yosemite. This muscle vehicle can also be purchased at Southern San Andreas Super Autos and is similar to the Karin Futo and Vulcar Nebula Turbo in that it excels at drifting at lower speeds.
However, it performs much better than the previous two GTA Online drift cars at higher speeds, so players looking for not too high-skill-level drifting vehicles that can perform when going fast will be happy with the Declasse Drift Yosemite.
7. Vapid Imperator
Our next vehicle is the Vapid Imperator, and it will burn a bigger hole in your GTA Online wallet than the previous cars on this list when you go to the Arena War website to purchase this set of wheels.
However, this higher price will provide you with much more power and very smooth handling that will allow any player to flying around corners like an expert drifter.
6. Schyster Fusilade
Power is the name of the game for the Schyster Fusilade, especially when it comes to the price of this vehicle compared to others that provide the same level of drifting capability. It is not the best for lower-skilled drifters and would be better suited for those who have had some time perfecting this craft.
If the Schyster Fusilade is calling your name, you can try and find it on the streets of Los Santos or visit Southern San Andreas Super Autos to add it to your collection.
5. Willard Faction
It is hard to find a better-looking vehicle than a traditional muscle car, and the Willard Faction provides this signature look with some impressive drifting capabilities. Its heavier frame allows players to excel in pulling off longer slides that will undoubtedly go well in any highlight video.
Benny’s Original Motor Works is the place to go if you are looking to secure the Willard Faction and see why it is one of the best GTA Online drifting cars.
4. Benefactor Schwartzer
Those looking to snag a high-quality drifting car for cheap should look no further than the Benefactor Schwartzer, as this sports car combines affordability with power and smoothness that vehicles in a similar price range do not possess.
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The streets of Los Santos or Southern San Andreas Super Autos are the places to look if you are looking to check out and purchase the Benefactor Schwartzer.
3. Bravado Redwood Gauntlet
Having a light frame allows the Bravado Redwood Gauntlet to shine when it comes to performing high-level drifting. This light amount of weight may cause some headaches when it comes to getting used to it, but some practice will have you flying around corners with precision.
Returning players can get the Bravado Redwood Gauntlet for free, and it is also available for purchase at Southern San Andreas Super Autos.
2. Bravado Banshee 900R
One of the most used and best drifting vehicles that players can get their hands in the popular Rockstar Games title is the Bravado Banshee 900R. Its insane power allows it to drift exceptionally well at top speeds, but its combination of performing drifting maneuvers at even low speeds makes the Bravado Banshee 900R one of the top choices for drifters.
Benny’s Original Motor Works is where you will need to make your way to if you want to get this vehicle at its highest drifting potential.
1. Dewbauchee Rapid GT
Balance makes the Dewbauchee Rapid GT what many consider to be the best of the best for drifting vehicles. Its more stable power compared to the Bravado Banshee 900r allows players to have much more control than the previous vehicle on this list, which can sometimes get out of control when you compare it to the Dewbauchee Rapid GT.
The Dewbauchee Rapid GT can be purchased at Legendary Motorsport for not too much money when you consider the top-of-the-line drifting capabilities that you are getting for the price tag.
Be sure to stay tuned to Charlie Intel for more news and guides for the adrenaline-fueled world of GTA.
Image Credits: Rockstar Games / GTA Wiki
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