GTA V's Train vs 100 Tanks

If we’re going to try and find a glimmer of hope amidst the churning turd maelstrom that is 2016, let’s find it in the GTA V trend of “smashing a certain number of things into other things”.


Yachts, planes, whatever can move and smash is being moved and smashed, and we’re all the better for it. Especially when someone goes to the trouble of putting 100 tanks on the train tracks and wondering whether the game’s mythical train would be stopped by their combined weight.


Luke Plunkett is a Senior Editor based in Canberra, Australia. He has written a book on cosplay, designed a game about airplanes, and also runs

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It’s super fun to watch, but if he thinks any number of tanks can stop the train, he’s mistaken. The train can push on things, but nothing can push on the train - it’s effectively got near infinite mass (and since the ground doesn’t deform, no problem).

It is literally an unstoppable force (except by crashing the game), and nobody’s found the immovable object yet. Would be interesting if you could somehow get two trains on the same track going opposite directions... Either they’d pass through each other, telling you the physics inputs are special cased, or they’d stop each other, telling you physics is active but the trains are made out of neutronium.