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GTA Online patch notes & update: Cayo Perico Heist

Strap in as Rockstar has launched a huge piece of content, here’s everything about the new GTA Online Cayo Perico Heist patch notes & update.

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Rockstar’s huge new update to round off 2020 is finally here. The Cayo Perico Heist has landed, and with it comes some big patch notes and all you need to know about the update.

It’s been several months since the official unveiling of GTA Online’s next sizable update and the Cayo Perico Heist is here in all of its glory.

What do you need to know? It’s set on a different island, your HQ can be a submarine, there’s new radio stations, nightclubs, and a whole lot more. Here’s what’s in Rockstar’s grand update.

GTA Online Cayo Perico update

New Vehicles

GTA Online already boasts a wealth of vehicles for you to cause chaos in, but an extra one or two wouldn’t hurt would it? One of the biggest additions is the submarine which you can not only buy but customize too.

The submarine’s color scheme can be changed and you can also store a miniature weaponized helicopter inside the submarine too.

These are the new bad boys and how much they will cost.

  • Kosatka: $2,200,000
  • Sparrow: $1,815,000
  • Vapid Winky: $1,100,000
  • Kurtz 31 Patrol Boat: $2,955,000
  • RO-86 Alkonost: $4,350,000
  • Annihilator Stealth: $3,870,000
  • Toreador: $3,660,000
  • Kraken Avisa: $1,545,000
  • Shitzu Longfin: $2,125,000

Cayo Perico’s new weapons

Bored of firing the same firearms over and over again and fancy a change? The good news is that the new update brings forth some new guns for you to empty into bad guys.

  • Perico Pistol
  • Military Rifle – $397,500
  • Combat Shotgun – $295,000

New nightclub

Along with everything else, avid GTA Online enthusiasts have got a new nightclub that they can visit and even buy. Music Locker can be found under the Diamond Casino and it will necessary for the first few steps of the Cayo Perico Heist.

Other new stuff

In addition to all the major new additions, there is a plethora of other offerings for players to look forward to as well.

  • A new DJ: DJ Moodymann
  • Two new radio stations: K.U.L.T 99.1 FM & Still Slipping Los Santos
  • Over 180+ items of clothing have been added for both Male and Female characters
  • Over 30+ Tattoos have been added
  • Nine new Face Paints have been added
  • Six new celebration emotes have been added: Crowd Invitation, Driver, Runner, Shooting, Suck It, Take Selfie
  • Several new Awards related to The Cayo Perico Heist have been added, including the opportunity for players to earn up to 1.4 million in bonus GTA$ for various Heist challenges
  • Five new styles of Blackjack tables and four new styles of Three Card Poker tables are available for purchase for players who own a Casino Penthouse and the Private Dealer

How much does the Cayo Perico Heist payout?

The bewest expansion is set to see the biggest oayout of any GTA Online heist yet. If you’re successful, you’re all set to bring in a whopping $4 million!

But the big downside is that in order to complete the operation, you’ll already need to have invested a solid $2 million of your own money as the submarine is a requirement for the heist.

How big is the update?

Obviously, you don’t want the update so big that it clogs up your hard drive in addition to everything else. But we’re pleased to report the damage isn’t too bad at all.

  • PlayStation: 6.0 GB
  • Xbox: 6.7 GB
  • PC: 8-9 GB

So you don’t need to worry about deleting stuff to make room for it.

GTA Online Fixes

  • Fixed several issues that caused game crashes, freezes and other stability problems
  • Fixed a stability issue that caused high memory usage for PC players, which could have led to pausing/stuttering on low specification hardware
  • Fixed an issue that may have caused players to get stuck on a black screen during transitions between GTA Online content

Matchmaking & Networking

  • Fixed an issue that resulted in players getting stuck on the sky camera after attempting to use the ‘Quick Job’ option to enter a Casino Heist lobby
  • Fixed an issue that resulted in players remaining in the same session after using the ‘Find New Session’ option
  • Fixed an issue that resulted in players getting stuck on a loading screen when accepting a Job invite while inside the Arcade
  • Fixed an issue that may have caused network errors during the race portion of the GTA Online Tutorial
  • Fixed position sync issues with the Rune Zhaba vehicle when some players in a GTA Online session are running at a high framerate

Content

  • Fixed an issue that resulted in the news van getting stuck on a sign stopping Mission progression during the Casino Work Mission – Fake News
  • Fixed an issue that caused the Casino Heist Prep Mission – Duggan Shipments to end unexpectedly after launching
  • Fixed an issue that caused the Police Van from the Casino Heist Random Encounter – Patrick McReary to appear during an Open Wheel Race
  • Fixed an issue that resulted in the Mission starting with 3 seconds on the timer in the Casino Heist Random Encounter – Patrick McReary
  • Fixed multiple instances of incorrect button prompts that were present in several Arcade Games on the Japanese version of the game
  • Fixed overlapping text that was present in the Arcade Game – QUB3D
  • Fixed an issue that resulted in players with restricted accounts being able to see the custom initials of players on the high score screen of Arcade Games
  • Fixed an issue that caused the Movie Props Hidden Collectibles to be missing from their intended location
  • Fixed an issue that caused Lester’s car to not be drivable in the Heist Mission: Fleeca Job – Scope Out
  • Fixed an issue that caused players to be stuck with no functionality in the Heist Mission: Fleeca Job – Scope Out
  • Fixed an issue that resulted in players getting stuck after trying to launch the Heist Mission: Fleeca Job – Scope Out
  • Fixed an issue that resulted in players being unable to use the skip trip functionality in the in the Heist Mission: Prison Break – Plane
  • Fixed incorrect objective text that was present in the Heist Mission: Prison Break – Station
  • Fixed an issue that caused players to fall through the map during the Casino Heist – Finale
  • Fixed an issue that caused players to be taken into a Casino Heist Mission after not choosing an option on the Next Job Voting Screen, despite having made no Casino Heist progress
  • Fixed visual issues that were present after quitting spectator mode during the Adversary Mode – Every Bullet Counts
  • Fixed an issue that resulted in players being unable to re-equip rebreathers during the A Superyacht Life Mission – Salvage
  • Fixed an issue that resulted in players being unable to use their weapon wheel during the A Superyacht Life Mission – Salvage
  • Fixed an issue that resulted in players losing camera functionality in the Gerald’s Last Play Mission – Make Ends Meat
  • Fixed a button conflict that was present in the Arena War – Game Masters
  • Fixed an issue that resulted in players falling under the map after modding a vehicle in the Arena Workshop Property
  • Fixed an issue that resulted in players being unable to deliver Cargo during the Business Battle – Assassination
  • Fixed an issue that resulted in players getting stuck on the objective ‘Hack the Security Panel’ in the Business Battle – Factory Raid
  • Fixed an issue that caused the Mission to instantly fail after launching a Sell Mission

Awards and Daily Objectives

  • Fixed an issue that caused the Daily Challenge – ‘Participate in the Featured Series’ to not register correctly

Properties

  • Fixed issues that resulted in players’ Arcade set up progress getting reset
  • Fixed an issue that resulted in players getting stuck after drinking at the Arcade bar
  • Fixed camera issues that were present when entering the Arcade
  • Fixed an issue that resulted in players losing movement functionality after storing the Enus Paragon R (Armored) in their Office Garage
  • Fixed helicopter spawning issues on the Yacht
  • Fixed visual issues that were present with the Office Garage cutscene
  • Fixed an issue that resulted in players being unable to exit their Arcade after accepting an invite
  • Fixed an issue that resulted in players getting stuck on a loading screen after driving into the Arena Garage

Vehicles

  • Fixed an issue that prevented several variations of vehicle cinematic cameras from appearing for all vehicles
  • Fixed an issue that caused the Bravado Gauntlet Classic’s trade price to be displayed incorrectly on the Benny’s Original Motorworks site
  • Fixed an issue that prevented Cargobob helicopters from being able to pick up the Vapid Peyote Custom using the hook
  • Fixed several miscellaneous model and texture issues for the following vehicles:
    • Invetero Coquette D10
    • Bravado Gauntlet Classic Custom
    • Albany Manana Custom
    • Vapid Peyote Custom
    • Bravado Youga Classic 4×4

Clothing

  • Fixed clipping issues that were present with several of the ‘Open Shirts’ and ‘Open Party Shirts’
  • Fixed several miscellaneous clipping and texture issues for the following clothing items:
    • Animal masks (and other larger mask options)
    • Tucked Short Shirt variants
    • Untucked Short Shirt variants
    • Sport Shorts
    • Yacht Captain outfit

Miscellaneous

  • Reduced the frequency that the player will receive call, text and email notifications regarding content from previous GTA Online content updates
  • Fixed an issue that resulted in vehicles not arriving after being requested from Ms. Baker
  • Fixed an issue that resulted in players being unable to interact with certain activities in the Casino
  • Fixed an issue that caused the Avenger’s entrance trigger to not be visible to players
  • Fixed an issue that resulted in spectators being unable to swap filters
  • Fixed an issue where PlayStation 4 players without a PS Plus subscription would not be directed to the correct menu when attempting to access GTA Online

Story Mode

  • Fixed an issue that caused some weapon magazines and attachments to be missing during cutscenes

That should cover just about everything in the new Cayo Perico Heist and GTA Online! This exciting new expansion is available now, so get shooting and looting.

Image credits: Rockstar Games

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The best & worst Halo games, ranked

We ranked all of the main Halo games from worst to best. Here’s our takes on which Halo games are worth your time.

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Here’s all of the best and worst Halo games ranked. This will be all of the main titles, so spinoff games like Halo Wars and Spartan Assault will be omitted.

With the release of Halo Infinite upon us, we thought we’d rank all of the Halo games from worst to best, so you know which games you should be playing if you’re a prospective player looking to get into the franchise, or a returning fan looking to experience the best games.

For the premiere gaming experiences, we recommend playing older Halo games on the Master Chief Collection on PC or Xbox One. You can always play the games on legacy Xbox 360 hardware, but the MCC is the best of both worlds, giving players the opportunity to change between remastered and old graphics on the fly for the first two games.

Games like Halo 3 and 4 will only give you the classic experience on Xbox 360, but playing on PC or Xbox One will give players a more high definition and smooth experience.

#7 – Halo 4

For the worst on the list, we went with Halo 4. This game was highly hyped, and upon release didn’t feel anything like a proper Halo game. The campaign was a bit lackluster, and the iconic multiplayer was revamped to play more like a Call of Duty title.

The custom loadouts and Spartan abilities were highly debated among the community, making Halo a much more casual game overall. While on paper this may have been a good idea to onboard more players, it, unfortunately, took away the classic formula with it, which drove away some hardcore players.

The only decent part for this title is the Campaign, which does have a few memorable moments. It starts off quite slow, but picks up as time goes on.

#6 – Halo 5: Guardians

Halo 5: Guardians was a let-down to many, and offered a poor campaign experience, which came under scrutiny due to the dodgy marketing called “Hunt The Truth”. Players were led to believe there would be a huge showdown between Spartan Locke and Master Chief, which ended up as a huge disappointment. Since then, many fans have accused Microsoft of misleading marketing regarding the campaign.

While the campaign is by far the worst of the franchise, the multiplayer is better than 4. Most of the original formula is still present, rewarding players for well-placed headshots and removing loadouts. Halo 5 has drawbacks though, with spartan dashes, ground pounds, and sprint for every player, which made the game much faster when compared to previous titles. This game also introduced loot box microtransactions to the franchise, which also sparked heated debates.

#5 – Halo 3: ODST

Note: From here on out for the list, all of these games are stellar Halo titles made by Bungie. They are all great in their own ways.

Halo 3 ODST is a campaign only “DLC” of 3, that was released as a standalone game. It sets a much different tone than the other Halo games, opting for a gritty and dark open-world experience in the city of New Mombasa on Earth.

The story follows a group of ODST soldiers during the initial Covenant invasion of earth. As the main character, you’ll uncover stories of the elite soldiers who fell during the invasion and get to experience the fights and sacrifices they made while fighting for their home.

Overall, this game is a must play for any hardcore player interested in the story of the Halo franchise.

#4 – Halo: Reach

Following the success of 3 and ODST, Bungie doubled down on prequels and delivered fans Halo Reach. Players will experience the heartbreaking story of the fall of planet Reach, through the eyes of Noble squad.

The game also includes a revamped multiplayer experience, which was the start of the divide of the Halo community. Loadouts were introduced in this game, giving players the option to choose spartan abilities, which included sprint, which was never an option in previous titles. A wave-based mode called “firefight” was also introduced.

#3 – Halo 2

Halo 2 is the second chapter of Master Chief’s story, and arguably the best campaign. Take control of both the Master Chief and The Arbiter as their unique stories unfold. Play as both the hero and the enemy, and discover there’s more than just one side to the war…

As for the multiplayer, Halo 2 is the ultimate classic gameplay experience. The servers for the old Xbox system are shut down, but you can still play classic gameplay through The Master Chief Collection.

#2 – Halo: Combat Evolved

Play where it all began. Experience the game that put Bungie on the map. Halo Combat Evolved shows the legendary beginning of the Master Chief story, and the beginning of one of the most iconic franchises in gaming.

You can experience Combat Evolved on the classic Xbox, or get the remastered version on Xbox 360. Steam also offers Halo Combat Evolved Anniversary in The Master Chief Collection, where you can play the game with the updated graphics, or the classic graphics. Online servers are currently running for classic gameplay in the MCC.

#1 – Halo 3

Halo 3 is one of the most iconic games of the Xbox 360 era. Halo 3 was the first Halo released for the Xbox 360, and gave players online experiences that will last as memories for a lifetime. The campaign was masterful, putting players in the shoes of the Master Chief as he fights to finish the Covenant War.

Beautiful set pieces, an amazing story, and a bittersweet ending await all players who experience the game. Once you finish the main story (or before), you can hop into the iconic Multiplayer experience and relive one of the best multiplayer games ever released.

Image Credit: Microsoft/343 Studios/Bungie

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Fortnite Baby Yoda back bling being called ‘pay-to-lose’

The Baby Yoda back bling cosmetic in Fortnite Season 5 is plagued by a bug that is causing players to become irritated.

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The Mandalorian in Fortnite Season 5

A new Fortnite bug is causing aiming problems for players with the Baby Yoda back bling and is rendering the cosmetic useless. Now fans are Epic Games to provide a fix for this problem.

The Mandalorian headlined the Season 5 Battle Pass for Fortnite. Epic Games introduced a ton of new Mandalorian-themed cosmetics such as skins, a glider, the Razor Crest, and Beskar armor. There’s also a Baby Yoda back bling that you can equip at Level 100.

Many players have started to unlock the back bling as Season 5’s end draws near, but they’ve come to discover that it’s plagued by an extremely irritating bug that keeps them from being able to aim properly. Now, fans are demanding a fix from the developers.

The Mandalorian and Grogu in Fortnite Season 2 Chapter 5.

New bug discovered in Fortnite’s Baby Yoda back bling

When you equip the Baby Yoda back bling it will block a good portion of the screen, and prevent you from seeing the game clearly. This happens after entering and exiting a car, which causes little Grogu to become static.

Reddit user SweggyBoi posted a clip of this bug in the official Fortnite: Battle Royale subreddit, and suggested that Epic Games either make the Child see-through when aiming, or move him more ot the left so that he doesn’t take up most of the screen.

One player added: “The view truly is awful with bulky skins and back blings. This one is super extreme though. Hope we just get some FOV settings finally so we can use more skins without having half the screen blocked.”

This post got over 10,000 upvotes at the time of writing, and other fans brought up a different problem with the back bling. The cosmetic tends to clip through walls or show around corners while you’re trying to hide from enemies.

The recent customizable superhero skin controversy led to the devs being accused of supporting “pay to win” cosmetics, and now the back bling is being called “pay to lose” due to its poor functionality in combat situations.

With Season 5 coming to an end on March 15, many Fortnite players have worked hard to get through most of the Battle Pass and unlock this cosmetic. Hopefully, we’ll see a fix for this problem before that time.

Image Credits: Epic Games / Disney

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Battlefield 6 to be rebranded, plus a remaster coming?

Battlefield may not be called Battlefield 6 after all. EA may also be working on a Battlefield remaster to go alongside their new game.

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Due to poor sales for Battlefield 5, EA may be ditching a number for the next entry in the long-running franchise. There are rumors that they are working on a remaster of Battlefield 3 as well.

Compared to most of the games in the Battlefield franchise, Battlefield 5 grossly underperformed selling just over 7 million copies. It fared even worse when the numbers stacked up to the series’ previous entry Battlefield 1 – which sold well over 15 million copies.

According to reliable sources, it seems like EA may be considering releasing the newest game without a number at the end of it.

There’s also a possibility that EA has some of their team working on one of the most popular Battlefield games too in Battlefield 3.

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Battlefield 6 rebranding

The leak comes from Viral Junkie CEO – Tom Henderson. He has been right on many occasions using his sources within the industry to deliver accurate leaks.

In his latest YouTube video, he discusses several rumored aspects of the new Battlefield game. He also discusses how the game may be getting a title change.

Henderson says: “I believe it’s either going to be called Battlefield 6, or simply Battlefield.”

Reasons for this are that Call of Duty has recently gone down this road with 2019’s Modern Warfare reboot. He also points out that he doesn’t believe Bad Company 3 will be the name of this game either.

The thinking behind ditching the “6” in favor of just Battlefield is the general feeling that it would be a continuation of the poorly-received Battlefield 5. Meaning EA wants this to feel new and distant from the previous entry in the series.

modern warfare 2019 reboot characters

BF3 remaster?

7 months ago a YouTuber by the name of Daqarie posted a video showing apparent footage or information about a Battlefield 3 remaster.

Daqarie has previously leaked BF1 and BF5 information that turned out to be accurate. But the BF3 remaster video on their YouTube channel has since been removed. It’s unclear if this was their own choice or because they were asked to take it down.

Henderson says that the YouTuber got their information from a QA Tester at EA, who no longer works there. So at this juncture, it’s a bit hard to be invested in the prospect of a remaster.

He also goes on to say that it makes no sense to do a remaster. Henderson explains: “It splits the player base and the community and overall I think that Call of Duty releasing two titles at the same time, with a remaster, made sense because you had Infinite Warfare, which was a futuristic title, then you had Modern Warfare which was a modern title.”

  • Skip to 1:55 for Battlefield rebranding
  • Skip to 4:54 for Battlefield 3 Remastered

Unless the remaster is only going to be the campaign, like Modern Warfare 2 did, it would make very little sense for EA to have two online communities of similar style games running simultaneously.

As for both stories, we are primarily going off of the leaks reported by Tom Henderson so there is nothing official yet regarding Battlefield 6.

Once EA do begin to roll out factual information for us, we’ll report it here.

Image credits: EA

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