Grand Theft Auto On-line’s newest update, San Andreas Mercenaries, arrived yesterday and provides a brand new sort of mission, varied beauty content material, and a bunch of high quality of life adjustments. It is fairly attention-grabbing that, among the many latter, you’ll be able to lastly dash by simply holding down the button slightly than hammering it: that took how lengthy?

Sprinting is the very last thing on GTAO followers’ minds, nonetheless, as a result of whereas Rockstar giveth with this free update it has additionally achieved fairly a job of taketh-ing away round 200 vehicles and bikes from the in-game shops. So as to add insult to damage, a bunch of them have now been made obtainable to GTA+ subscribers, the game’s premium providing, by means of the Vinewood Automobile Membership (which solely GTA+ gamers can entry). 

It is a 10 year-old game. Rockstar had flagged that it could be eradicating some vehicles earlier than the update, however gamers assumed this meant getting rid of some previous bangers that no-one makes use of anymore. That wasn’t the case.

For its half Rockstar stated “many lesser-used autos have been faraway from dealership web sites to streamline the procuring expertise … these will often be made obtainable in different methods, together with at The Diamond On line casino & Resort’s Fortunate Wheel”.

On the GTA boards gamers are retaining a listing of what autos have been faraway from the in-game web sites (which is how you buy them) and the checklist is in depth. A selected bone of rivalry for gamers is the Rockstar declare it could be eradicating “lesser-used” vehicles, as a result of that’s not the case.

“They stated lesser autos and eliminated fucking all the things,” stated SparkySyndicate, which isn’t strictly correct however does maybe seize an emotion.

“I might have been largely alright with vehicles that you can simply steal from the road and retailer in a storage being faraway from the web sites however they’ve gone completely nuclear and brought away a load of autos that, let’s be trustworthy right here, undoubtedly don’t match the outline of “lesser-used”,” stated ImAddictedToGaming. “I imply critically, you are telling me that vehicles such because the Jester and the Massacro, a pair of fantastic vehicles at a really inexpensive value level, are used lower than the Virgo from Ailing-Gotten Positive aspects or the Baller LE LWB?

“I attempt to see a little bit of logic in all the things they do no matter whether or not I agree with it or not, however I am seeing none on this. I do know that they are in all probability making an attempt to drive GTA+ subscriptions or increase participant numbers, which I get as a result of they seem to be a enterprise, however eradicating entry to previous content material, a few of which has been obtainable to everybody since 2013, and locking it behind a paywall (or on the very least a FOMO mannequin by means of occasion weeks) is disgusting”.

Oh, the kicker for PC gamers is sort of the factor. Take the beloved Stirling GT: this is without doubt one of the vehicles that is been affected, and is now solely obtainable to be purchased by GTA+ subscribers. You possibly can’t subscribe to GTA+ on PC. The subscription is simply obtainable to PS5 and Xbox Sequence S/X gamers.

One additional caveat is that gamers who already personal these vehicles do not lose them. However for many who do not, exhausting cheese. You will have to be taking part in on console and subscribe to GTA+ or anticipate the weekly roll-around of vehicles on prize wheels where they might “often” seem. 

“The overwhelming majority of those autos aren’t merely less-common or spawn-on-the-street autos,” stated Thrasher9294. “Some, just like the Stirling GT, are among the many best autos of their particular classes. And in that specific case, the Stirling GT remains to be obtainable for buy—for GTA+ members solely on the new “Vinewood Automobile Membership,” a location where 10 autos shall be shuffled round each week for take a look at driving/buying.

“It is a pretty baffling instance of making an attempt to introduce FOMO right into a decade-old game at this level, and the group is rightfully fairly pissed”.