When it involves flying in GTA Online, I’m solely good at heading in a single route –down. I’d contemplate it an achievement to land a aircraft with out overshooting the runway, or set down a helicopter with out catching the rotors on this planet geometry and turning the automobile into a large frag grenade.

So I used to be blown away by reddit person Boltrax’s quick but scintillating compilation of flying GTA Online’s ‘Havok’ helicopter by way of the game’s least helicopter-friendly areas. Posted below the title ‘Going where I’m not presupposed to with the havok’, the video sees Boltrax threading the needle below terrifyingly low bridges and thru ridiculously slim tunnels.

It might solely be quick, precisely one minute lengthy, nevertheless it’s probably probably the most thrilling movie I’ve seen all 12 months. At one level, Boltrax swoops beneath a road-bridge so low that the Havok’s rotors scrape the underside of the bridge. The final ten seconds of the video, in the meantime, see Boltrax whipping by way of a railway tunnel which, as identified by one other person additional down the thread, visually resembles the trench-run on the finish of Star Wars.

Boltrax isn’t the one Havok ace to seem within the thread both. Another person, NoRagrets4Me, hyperlinks to a number of of their very own movies piloting the Havok by way of totally unsuitable areas, together with a canal and a building site. His clips aren’t as propulsive as Boltrax’s 60 second action-movie, nevertheless it’s some impressively managed flying nonetheless.

GTA Online has a well-established neighborhood of digital stuntpeople, Joe Donnelly explored the game’s daredevil subculture just a few years again, whereas the game itself supplied extra official help for stunts within the type of a TrackMania-esque stunt-racing mode across the similar time. Given GTA V is sort of ten-years-old now, it’s wonderful how a lot gamers can nonetheless squeeze out of Los Santos.