GTA Online Update Teleports Entire Lobbies to Single Player Base
Imagine this. you play GTA Online in a public hall, committing your personal crimes and burglaries while other players go about their business. Suddenly the screen goes black and when it comes back you are in front of the entrance to a house or garage with all the other players in the lobby. Everyone is surprised, angry and armed.
This is what is happening to a growing number of PS4 and Xbox One gamers since Rockstar pushed a little GTA Online background update live yesterday. One minute you’re dealing with your own criminal case, the next you’re fighting for your life against everyone present. YouTuber GeriatricGTA posted a video of the issue in action earlier today. It starts with them going around in circles in the middle of a street, as we do, and ends with them so dead dead.
Being teleported at random is an old hat on PC GTA Online players due to all the modders on this platform, but it’s something new and new to the Xbox One and PS4 crowd. While many Redditors discussing the issue suggest modders have finally figured out how to be boring on console as well, popular GTA Online Tez2 data miner has a much less sinister, slightly more stupid explanation. According to Tez2, Rockstar live streamed a background update yesterday that for some reason trades a specific event with a call to teleport to a garage or apartment.
Yesterday Rockstar pushed a background update that contained a weird change where a specific event was replaced with the “Teleport to Apartment / Garage” event.
Now there are reports of entire halls teleporting into an apartment or driveway.#GTAOnlinehttps://t.co/PfZZmQLs3A
– Tez2 (@ TezFunz2) October 14, 2021
Basically, someone in the game does one thing, and that thing causes everyone to be taken outside of that person’s home base. It’s not a malicious act, just a weird event that I’m pretty sure no one will exploit until Rockstar fixes the issue.
Until then, be boring and avoid public lobbies altogether or dare and roll the dice. Who knows, your internet connection might be fast enough that you can shoot first. Wouldn’t that be something?