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Rockstar Deals With GTA Cheaters In A Very GTA Way

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Earlier this month, GTA players found an exploit that let them bring a rare single-player only car into GTA Online. Today, Rockstar patched the issue—but they did it in the most hilarious, unexpected way possible.

Now if players try to use the car exploit, they’ll be greeted with a giant explosion the second they try to get into the car. There’s no way to survive the explosion, either, as you can see in this video by xKoingWolfx. Rockstar could have simply gotten rid of the car, or made it impossible to bring into GTA Online—you know, like most developers would. Instead, Rockstar had some fun with fixing the exploit and surprised everyone in the process. Amazing.

A GIF, for your amusement:


EDIT: For those of you asking what makes this car so special that people would cheat to have it in Online...well, it’s the Duke O’ Death. Duke O’ Death is a car that you get for upgrading from last-gen GTA to current-gen GTA.

Here’s the GTA wiki on the car:

The Duke O’Death is powered by a supercharged, high-output V8 engine, capable of providing excellent torque and top speed. In contrast with the normal variant of the Dukes, this vehicle seems to have better acceleration and top speed, although the vehicle has a tendency to oversteer at high speeds. Another downside is its poor braking abilities, however these can be easily tweaked to a much better working state in any Los Santos Customs mod garage.

Durability is excellent, as the Duke O’Death is able to ram and push other vehicles off the road with ease, and the car’s bodywork is very strong. Crash deformation is very minimal, and it can be said that this vehicle has some of the best durability traits in its class. Successfully combining the use of Franklin’s Special Ability and the ramming ability of this car can make the car as effective as a Phantom, in terms of crashing. However, the Duke O’Death can still be destroyed by a Sticky Bomb or a direct hit from the Rhino’s cannon. The Rhino can also run over and crush the car.


(Via r/GrandTheftAutoV)