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Rockstar respond to GTA Online exploit making it impossible to play the game

A new GTA Online report is claiming that the developers have addressed the exploit that has been forcing players into spectator mode.

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A new source is claiming that Rockstar Games have finally responded to the frustrating GTA Online exploit that is forcing players into spectator mode.

There have been multiple reports of GTA Online players being unable to load into Los Santos after receiving invites from random usernames that force them to automatically enter the game’s spectator mode.

Since the source of these invites sometimes leads to the same in-game ID, players are convinced that this is a new GTA exploit, and a source claims that Rockstar have already addressed this issue.

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This glitch stops players from jumping into GTA Online and forces them into sessions to spectate the gameplay of others instead. Now, a report from notable leaker ‘Tez2’ claims that the developers are aware of the problem.

The leaker stated on March 7 that they had heard from a source about Rockstar working on a fix for the issue. Tez2 tweeted: “Rockstar is now aware of the exploit and will be addressing this soon, as per a source.”

However, GTA Online players are still reportedly encountering this issue, so it seems that the developers have yet to completely remove the exploit from the game. Hopefully, we’ll see it get patched up soon.

Reddit user pongo1231 explained what supposedly causes this exploit: “The way it works is by sending some request through [Rockstar’s] presence servers which causes the client to freak out and quit the current session.”

Players have reported seeing a prompt to sign-off on a new EULA agreement after opening up GTA Online, and it’s likely that this is a result of the devs implementing a new fix for the issue in the game.

We’ll keep checking for more developments regarding this issue and will be sure to update you as soon as Rockstar Games completely remove this exploit from GTA Online altogether.


For more GTA content, check out our hub on the next-gen edition of GTA 5 as well as the GTA Online weekly update patch notes.

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Apex Legends devs confirm fix for Xbox server crashing exploit in Season 13

The Apex Legends devs have officially fixed the Xbox server crashing exploit that was plaguing ranked games in Season 13.

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Apex Legends players will be happy to hear that the Xbox server crashing issue that has been ruining games, especially in ranked, has officially been fixed by the devs.

Apex Legends Season 13 brought massive changes to the ranked system, which pros even believe will make players much better at the game despite the adverse community reaction.

Unfortunately, players on consoles couldn’t enjoy the new system to the extent that they maybe wanted to due to a serious exploit plaguing the experience and causing servers to crash.

Luckily, it seems the devs have fixed the issue with a hotfix that went live on May 25.

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In Apex Legends Season 13, Xbox players noticed that they were able to crash the server and prevent themselves from losing Ranked Points by doing so. This was ruining the experience for others, especially as Apex Legends is cross-platform.

While some believed this was a DDoS issue, the devs confirmed it was an exploit on Xbox and pushed a fix on May 18. Unfortunately, the fix didn’t work, and Xbox players were still able to crash servers and ruin matches for others.

This has been very damaging for players who have been trying to rank up and enjoy the brand new ranked changes, even turning people off from playing the game.

A Respawn dev let the community know that another hotfix went live on May 25 which seems to have fixed the issue caused by players on Xbox consoles.

So far, it seems like this fix has done the trick, as players have not been reporting the issue in the community.

Finally, players can enjoy the ranked grind without having to worry about the game crashing and wasting time in a match that could all end in nothing.

With that being said, you may want to check out the best landing spots on Storm Point, which is the ranked map for split 1 of Season 13.


If you’re more of a mobile gamer, why not check out how to download and play Apex Legends Mobile.

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Sniper Elite 5 Co-Op: Modes & how to play with friends

Sniper Elite 5 Co-Op lets players team up and snipe their way through levels together, here’s all of the co-op modes you need to know about.

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Sniper Elite 5 lets you team up with a friend to score gory X-ray kills on unsuspecting soldiers as a duo. Here’s how to play Sniper Elite 5 Co-Op and the modes available to you.

Karl Fairburne is back in Sniper Elite 5, and the series’ iconic slow-motion executions are in full effect as he looks to take the fight to the Nazis in WW2 France.

Alongside an action-packed single-player campaign mode, developer Rebellion has placed greater emphasis on multiplayer this time around. Not only does the Axis mode allow players to invade other games and wreak havoc, but there are also plenty of options for co-op play.

Here’s everything you need to know about Sniper Elite 5 Co-Op, from how to invite friends and the modes available.

Sniper Elite 5 Co-Op modes

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There are two different co-op options in Sniper Elite 5; Co-Op Campaign and Survival. Co-Op Campaign does what it says on the tin, and allows you and a friend to tackle Karl Fairburne’s story together, calling out enemies and coordinating kills like a well-oiled machine.

It’s worth noting that co-op starts a separate save file to any single player progress, and doesn’t pick up where you left off. This means you’ll have to start from scratch if you want to play with a friend, rather than having them hop in to help with one specific section.

The second co-op mode is Survival, where up to four players work together to defend a specific area from waves of enemy troops. Ammo and special items can all be shared around the squad as you try and hold on for as long as possible.

It’s an activity that will be familiar to fans of Gears of Wars’ Horde mode, with players facing increasingly difficult enemies in an attempt to rack up a high score.

How to play Sniper Elite 5 Co-Op

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Whichever mode you choose to play, Sniper Elite 5 Co-Op can be accessed directly through the main menu.

We’ve broken it down into an easy step-by-step guide below:

  1. Boot up Sniper elite 5 and head to the main menu
  2. Hit the ‘Play’ option at the top of the list
  3. Under Campaign, select ‘Host Co-Op Game,’ or select Survival mode
  4. Adjust your settings for the experience you want
  5. Invite your friend and away you go!

Does Sniper Elite 5 have split-screen?

If you were hoping to play local co-op with a friend, unfortunately, Sniper Elite 5 doesn’t have a split-screen option.

At the time of writing, the only way to experience Sniper Elite 5 with other players is via online multiplayer or by taking it in turns on the same controller. It remains to be seen if Rebellion decides to add the feature later down the line.


For more on Sniper Elite 5, check out whether or not you can play the sequel with Xbox Game Pass.

Image Credits: Rebellion Developments

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Does Sniper Elite 5 have crossplay? Cross-platform status

Sniper Elite 5 offers a variety of multiplayer modes, which leaves players wondering what the cross-platform status is for the game.

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Sniper Elite 5 doesn’t only offer a telling campaign experience, it also offers a variety of multiplayer modes that you can play with friends. Having said that, you may be wondering whether the game has crossplay, so let’s get into it.

Sniper Elite 5 is the latest installment in the sharp-shooting franchise, which continues to provide the tactical, third-person sniping combat players have grown to love from the games.

The series has grown in popularity over the years and has become known for its unparalleled sniping gameplay and legendary X-ray kill cam.

Sniper Elite 5 brings some multiplayer modes into the mix for players to team up with friends, giving rise to the question of cross-platform support.

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The latest installment to the Sniper Elite franchise doesn’t just offer a single-player story experience, it also gives the option of co-op so that you can enjoy the campaign with your friends.

The game also brings a Dark Souls-esque Invasion Mode, a 16-player competitive battle called Axis, and the co-op Survival mode.

With all these great options for multiplayer, some players may be wondering if the game is cross-platform, either from PC to consoles, Xbox to PlayStation, or even last-gen to next-gen.

Is Sniper 5 Elite cross-platform?

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Sniper 5 Elite does support cross-platform play, allowing those on all platforms to group up and play together or against each other.

Crossplay works between all platforms, meaning players on PC, Xbox, and PlayStation can all party up together. This also works for those on next-gen and last-gen, meaning players on PS4/Xbox One can party up with PS5/Xbox Series S & X.

There is also an option to disable cross-play if you’d prefer to stick with players on your own platform.

For more guides, check out our piece on if Sniper Elite 5 is available on the Xbox Game Pass.

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