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Latest GTA V update brings back the Rat Loader pick-up truck

Friday, 14 February 2014 08:22 GMT By Matt Martin

Rockstar has released a new update to coincide with the Valentine’s Massacre Special. All the notes inside.

With the release of today’s Valentine’s Day Massacre Special for GTA Online, Rockstar has updated the crime sim with a whole bunch of tweaks.

Top of the list is the return of the Rat Loader pick-up truck, with the vehicle free with all mods.

Read the full list of changes below:

- The Rat Loader is available in Online once again. Please see southernsanandreassuperautos.com for your vehicular needs. Please note that for the duration of the Valentines Pack this vehicle and all mods for it will be free.
Small changes have been made to Passive Mode in order to balance it. If another player kills you while you are in – - Passive Mode, they pay your hospital bills. If you kill another player while you are in passive mode, you pay their hospital bills.
- A new weapon has been added to Ammunation: Gusenberg Sweeper.
- A new vehicle has been added to Legendarymotorsport.net: Albany Roosevelt.
- A number of new items have been added to Clothes Stores
- New masks have been added to Vespucci Movie Masks.
- A new hairstyle with a range of colours has been added for Female characters.
- Ten new Online Jobs have been added.
- Corrected an issue where a player could become stuck when entering a Garage for the first time.
- Fixed an issue where rank was displayed incorrectly in the Friends section of the Leaderboard.
- Fixed an issue where lower-level players had access to vehicles from Pegasus they should not have had.
- Players who have received their shared cash limit for the day will now be greyed out in the Share list.
- A Next Job Voting Screen has been added after Random Event Missions.
- Fixed an issue where players were able to gain access to Michael’s house in Online.
- Fixed an issue where players could earn too much RP per Job in some situations.
- Bad Sport timers now show the correct time left to players in the Bad Sport pool.
- The Give Cash option has been removed from the Interaction menu.
- An option has been added to the Inventory menu to allow players to auto-equip purchased body armour.
- The House icon on the minimap in Capture mode now flashes when holding a package and the icon on the floor is permanent through the match.
- Fixed an issue where a player could become invisible and unblipped by jumping onto truck as it entered a modshop.
- Fixed an issue where players were not earning JP for finishing second or below in some Jobs.
- Players no longer receive any reimbursement for resprays from the Import / Export awards.
- New animations have been added for when a player chooses to Shoplift.
- Added an acknowledgement window to prevent accidental deletion of characters.
- Resolved an issue where players could fall through the world after dying for the first time and seeing the Kifflom cutscene.
- Fixed an issue where players were able to teleport around the map by using Playlists.
- Functionality has been added to the game in order to allow easier recovery of vehicles form the Impound yard.
- Players can no longer call for Ammo Drops while weapon-locked.
- Fixed multiple issues where players were able to duplicate vehicles.
- Corrected an exploit where players were able to exploit discounted vehicles for gain.
- Fixed an exploit where players without special edition DLC could access certain restricted vehicles.
- Corrected an issue where players could receive multiple RP bonuses for liked content.
- Fixed an issue where players could receive the incorrect value of RP for having their UGC Job liked whilst on another job.
- Fixed an issue where players could occasionally receive incorrect RP for playing UGC content with others.
- Corrected an issue where players could lose mods when purchasing Shark Cards whilst in LS Customs.
- Fixed an issue where some vehicles were being sold for a lower price than normal in LS Customs.
- Fixed an issue where ramps in UGC Races were not allowing players to progress over them. This primarily affects motorcycles and bicycles progressing over the “Large Ramp”.
- Packages now have height indicators to indicate whether they are above or below a player.
- Cornrows now clear normally after haircuts. If you have cornrows stuck on your character, please choose any new haircut at a nearby barber shop.
- Added functionality to allow passengers into a Personal Vehicle, but only the owner into the driver’s seat.
- Players can now quit the Leaderboard whilst awaiting 50% of Racers to finish.
- A confirmation screen has been added for the “Purchase All Ammo” option for purchases over $10,000.
- Fixed an issue where a player could become stuck in the shower after joining a friend’s session via the friends tab whilst in the shower.
- Added functionality to allow players to see their death location on the pause menu map for a short time after respawning.
- Players can now replay Contact Missions via the Pause menu.
- Added functionality when signing into a GTA: Online session to let players know how many of their friends are online in other sessions.
- Fixed an issue where characters became bald after buying and trying on Masks.
- Corrected an issue where players were occasionally spawning too close to where they had died previously.
- Added a “Random” button to the vehicle selection screen when entering a Race.
- Respawn invincibility has been reduced to 2 seconds in all modes except Deathmatches.
- There is now an option to choose a Spawn Location in the Interaction Menu.
- Cash rewards earned from Vs Deathmatches have been changed to allow for better structure and rewards.
- Added functionality to show player height during Missions where players are in air vehicles.
- Corrected an issue where the good behaviour discount was not being applied correctly.
- Added a warning screen when saving a new Personal Vehicle over an older destroyed one.
- Fixed an incorrect message shard when a player and a power player killed each other at the same time.
- New icons have been added to the Next Job Voting Screen to help distinguish Job types.
- Fixed an issue where Vote Kick was not working correctly.
- MVPs in Team Deathmatches & CTFs now get a bonus Job Point.
- Corrected a translation issue for players downloading jobs in different languages.
- Removed incorrect text about enemy blips in the Deathmatch Power play help text.
- Added a new option in the Inventory menu to allow a player to set their Hat to be kept on when using a motorcycle.
- Corrected an issue where players were not able to sell some of their vehicles in LS Customs.
- Players will now always respawn with ammo if they die in a Deathmatch, rather than respawning with a weapon that has no ammo.
- Players abandoned by their Rally co-driver are moved into spectate instead of being removed from the job.
- Bounty Payoff system added to allow players to start playlists who have Bounties, so long as they can pay the value of the Bounty.
- The Character Creator layout has been updated. Lifestyle now appears above Heritage and Gender has been moved to the top of the Heritage section.
- Fixed an exploit where players could gain unlimited RP during Missions.
- NPC bounties can no longer be triggered by stealing a Tank.
- Ammo Drops have now been disabled in Vehicle Deathmatches.
- Players are no longer able to use the Kill Yourself option in Air Races.
- The Clothing Store Clerk is now invincible during the GTA: Online opening Missions.
- Fixed an issue where players were unable to drop the Pistol .50 despite being able to drop other Special Edition weapons.
- Spectators can now hear everyone during a free for all Deathmatch.
- Players should no longer be able to access North Yankton in Online.
- Players can now use bank cash for vending machines.
- Fixed issue where passenger could get stuck without HUD elements if driver left game while exiting garage.
- Fixed issue where players could get stuck in garage elevator if transitioning between apartment and garage at same time as another player.
- Fixed an issue with names not appearing in Mors menu when insurance was paid by other players.
- Fixed issue with cash sometimes failing to drop out of an armored truck robbery after blowing open the rear doors with a sticky bomb.
- Added a splash across the screen to create a more obvious warning when the player leaves the survival bounds.
- Fixed an issue where helicopters in survival would sometimes get stuck at the boundary of the survival and not fly towards the action area.
- Fixed an issue in survival where enemy peds would sometimes navigate quite far away from the main action area, making them difficult to target.
- Fixed an issue in survival where enemy peds would sometimes look like regular pedestrian peds.
- Fixed an issue where players would sometime get stuck in the sky after quick restarting a contact mission.
- Fixed an issue where the difficulty multiplier was not correctly applying to cash rewards.
- Fixed an exploit where players could continually farm enemies in certain Missions.
- Fixed an exploit where players could farm RP by picking up and dropping Mission objectives.
- Fixed an issue that caused Jobs to launch early if the player had no cash available for betting.
- The “Created By” field when viewing Rockstar verified Jobs now uses the creator’s Social Club name.
- Fixed an issue where players could get stuck on a black screen when joining a Survival in progress.
- Added a screen for notifying players when GTA Online is down for maintenance.
- Cash that is able to be shared with other players has now been capped.
- The amount a Vehicle can be sold for immediately after modding it (without Insurance and a Tracker) in LS Customs has now been capped.
- Fixed and issue where a player could spawn with arms missing/random clothes after wearing Christmas present clothing, then rebooting without Christmas present extra content.
- Fixed an issue where a player could become stuck on a black screen if they tried to join a friend’s game through their friends list.
- When a player is banned from GTA Online they are now immediately sent back to Single Player.
- The Mechanic has now been removed when delivering a Personal Vehicle. The vehicle is now created nearby instead.
- Added a new option to the Interaction Menu that lowers the attack priority against Friends.
- When changing Masks, Hats, or Glasses via the Inventory the close-up camera no longer turns on if player is in a combat stance.
- eCola can now be drunk when parachuting. No animation will played in this case.
- A Personal Vehicle option has been added to the Quick GPS list in the Interaction Menu.
- The lobby start timer for Rally Races will no longer begin until a minimum of 4 players have joined.
- Solo players in Races now earn cash.
- Fixed an issue in Parachuting where large amounts of cash were being incorrectly awarded.
- Fixed an issue where with flashing button prompts in the transition to Leaderboards.
- Fixed an issue where a player could become stuck on a loading screen when joining a friend’s session during a Mission replay and choosing to spectate.
- Fixed an issue where Betting winnings could be incorrectly attributed.
- Fixed an issue where a Leaderboard could be missing columns after completing a Mission.
- Fixed an issue where players could be informed they had won a Deathmatch when they had not.
- Fixed an issue where players were occasionally and randomly losing Insurance on their vehicles.
- Redwood Cigarette coupons now affect Hospital bill reductions properly.
- Corrected an issue where purchasing/removing a Tattoo could cause the incorrect tattoo name to show up when it is being purchased/removed.
- Fixed an issue where occasionally players did not have to pay for weapons.
- Corrected an issue where players lost all ammo when dying with a Minigun equipped.
- The price of a Merryweather Airstrike has been reduced.
- Fixed an issue where the option to delete a character did not work with Asian, Russian and German languages.
- Fixed an issue where attacking enemies in the green circle before a Crate Drop would cause the crate not to drop.
- Fixed an issue where replacing one Personal Vehicle for another in Online would make the original not visible in the Garage and only retrievable via the Mechanic.
- Fixed an issue where masks could be removed from a player in a performing the Smoking animation.
- A new “Blow Kiss” Celebration has been added. Show some love.
- Fixed an exploit where a player could become invincible using the Online to Single Player switch menu.
- Fixed an issue in Story Mode where all shops could remain closed in addition to all Store blips going missing.

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    The Division fans finally got a look at Ubisoft’s MMO this week, but the publisher has said the footage is not in any way representative. Pre-alpha footage of the The Division was leaked this week, but has since been thoroughly smacked down by takedown notices. All that remains are a few screenshots and a GIF: […]

  • Microsoft HoloLens designer killed in hit and run accident

    Very sad news out of Redmond this week, as Mike Ey was killed in a tragic accident. Ey, 30, was one of the key project designers on Microsoft’s HoloLens AR headset. He was killed on Saturday morning in a rear-end collision. The driver of the second vehicle fled the scene but was tracked down by […]

  • AMD throws support behind VR with new low-latency anti-nausea tech

    GPU manufacturer AMD has released a new SDK compatible with “a broad set of VR devices”. Called LiquidVR, the tech is designed to “bring better content, comfort, and compatibility to VR applications” including games, simulation, entertainment, education, social media, travel, medicine, real estate and ecommerce, apparently. AMD said maintaining comfort and realism in VR environments […]

  • Danganronpa 3 in the works, but a long way off yet

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  • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare MLG Pro League 2015 schedule announced

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  • Happy Birthday PlayStation 2, you are almost old enough to drive

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  • Here’s what the final version of Valve’s Steam Controller looks like

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  • The Sims, SimCity developer closed down

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  • Gigantic MOBA coming to Windows 10 and Xbox One with cross-play

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  • Here’s a look at Unreal Tournament DirectX 12 gameplay

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  • Wireless adapter for Xbox One controllers out later this year

    Microsoft announced at GDC 2015 today it will that all wireless Xbox gaming accessories will be designed for and supported on both Xbox One consoles and Windows 10 PCs moving forward. Later this year, a wireless adapter will be released, allowing current Xbox controllers and future devices to be used wirelessly on PCs. This will […]

  • Microsoft offers up more details on Spencer’s GDC 2015 talk

    Microsoft has provided more details on Cross-Buy functionality between Windows 10 and Xbox One as well as the Xbox Live SKU and other announcements made during Phil Spencer’s talk today. During the session, the head of Xbox shared “the next step” in the company’s plans for a unified platform across all Windows 10 devices which […]

  • Wasteland 2 is coming to PlayStation 4 this summer

    Wasteland 2 is coming to PlayStation 4 as a Game of the Year Edition. inXile Entertainment announced the news on the PS Blog, noting the edition contains enhancements and improvements. The game has been ported to Unity 5, which was announced over the weekend, providing upgraded visual effects, “improved character models, upgraded environments, and Unity […]

  • Cross-Buy detailed for Windows 10 and Xbox One; Elite: Dangerous coming to Xbox One

    During Xbox boss Phil Spencer’s session at GDC 2015 today, it was announced Elite: Dangerous would release on Xbox One. Spencer also outlined cross-buy functionality across Windows 10 and Xbox One. Spencer’s talk started off with Frontier Developments announcing Elite: Dangerous for release this summer as a console debut on Xbox One, suggesting the Elite: […]

  • Longbeards Culture Pack available now for Total War: Attila

    The Longbeards Culture Pack is now available for Total War: Attila and it comes with three new playable factions. The Langobards, the Burgundians and the Alamans can be played in both single and multiplayer campaign modes as well as custom and multiplayer battles. A new feature called The Lay of Ybor is also included. It […]

  • Nvidia unveils Titan X as world’s “most advanced GPU” – video

    Nvidia revealed Titan X as “the world’s most advanced GPU” during Epic founder Tim Sweeney’s State of Unreal session a t GDC 2015 today. Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang took the stage during the panel stating it contains “8 billion transistors,” and has 12GB of RAM. Pricing wasn’t announced, but it was rumored back in January […]

  • Steam sale discounts titles announced for SteamOS

    With many of the year’s most popular games heading to SteamOS, Valve has decided to host sale in celebration. Here’s a short list of titles on sale. The full list of PC, Linux, Mac and SteamOS discounts can be found through the link. The Banner Saga Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor Batman: Arkham […]

  • PayDay 2 announced for SteamOS, celebrating with franchise sale

    PayDay 2 is coming to SteamOS, Overkill has announced. Still under development, a release date will be announced at a later date. “Making sure PAYDAY 2 is available on SteamOS felt like a no-brainer,” said Bo Andersson Klint, CEO of Starbreeze in the press release. “With PAYDAY 2: Crimewave Edition coming to the next generation […]

  • Magicka 2 has a release date and a crazy new trailer

    Magicka 2 has a release date for PC and the PlayStation 4, and Paradox Interactive has released a trailer featuring “Vlad’s latest lyrical triumph,” which is his rendition of the Game of Thrones theme. Magicka arrived on PC and PS4 May 26 and the game can be pre-ordered on PC beginning today, with PS4 pre-orders […]

  • Nintendo eShop schedule: Don’t Starve: Giant Edition, Never Alone, others

    Nintendo has sent over a list of titles heading to the eShop in 2015. The schedule contains titles such as Affordable Space Adventures, Runbow, Swords & Soldiers 2, Don’t Starve: Giant Edition, Never Alone and Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars. Below a preliminary list of games scheduled to launch in the Nintendo eShop on […]

  • Week 8: Can you win the weekly VG247 GTA Online playlist? Play tonight at 8pm UK time!

    We’re hotdogging tonight. I don’t even know what that means. Eight weeks of ridiculous death. Such a brave, true milestone. We’re going to celebrate two entire months of playing weekly GTA Online playlists with VG247 readers with Hotdogging, a set of six jobs I named completely at random. This one ends with a straight-up border […]

  • Puzzle platformer Four Sided Fantasy coming to PC, consoles in early 2016

    Curve Digital and developer Logan Fieth’s studio Ludo Land are bringing puzzle platformer, Four Sided Fantasy, to PC all major consoles in early 2016. Ludo Land are developing the PC version, with Curve Digital handling the console and Vita versions. Four Sided Fantasy tasks players with venturing across “dreamlike levels” by controlling and manipulating the […]

  • Tropico 5 arrives on PS4 in April – video

    A release date for Tropico 5 on PlayStation 4 has been announced. This is the franchise’s first foray onto PlayStation consoles. It arrived in Europe on April 24 and in North America on April 28. A Limited Edition has also been announced, and it includes The Big Cheese DLC and the Bayo Del Olfato sandbox […]

  • Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain Limited Edition PS4 releasing in Asia

    A limited edition Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain PlayStation 4 system will be released in Asia. The system and its DualShock controller were designed in collaboration with Konami Digital Entertainment and targeted for the Asia region, per Gematsu. It will be released as part of PS4 Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain […]

  • This video shows Sid Meier’s Starships being played on iPad

    Sid Meier’s Starships will be released on iPad alongside Mac and PC, and to give you an idea on how it plays on the tablet, a new video has been released. Watch below as Pete Murray and lead producer Stuart Zissu show off the iPad version. The 4X space-strategy releases on March 12.

  • Wolfenstein: The Old Blood announced as standalone prequel to Wolfenstein: The New Order

    Wolfenstein: The Old Blood, a standalone prequel to The New Order, will release May 5 on PC, PS4 and Xbox One. The game takes pace in 1946, and and players take on the role of B.J. Blazkowicz as he embarks on a two-part mission in Bavaria. Part one, Rudi Jäger and the Den of Wolves, […]

  • Observer Mode coming soon to Evolve as a free update

    Observer Mode will be released for Evolve as a free update for all platforms, 2K and Turtle Rock have announced. The community feature was designed to give Evolve players the ability to observe and add commentary as well as livestream, allowing a sixth user to “passively enter a custom game” with the ability to switch […]

  • Dragon Quest Heroes and PS4 top Media Create charts in Japan

    The PlayStation 3 and PS4 skus for Dragon Quest Heroes were the top sellers on the Media Create charts in Japan, moving a combined 594,749 units. Elsewhere on the chart, The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D was in third place with 39,751 units moved, and last week’s top seller, God Eater 2: Rage Burst, […]

  • Watch Hideo Kojima answer lots of your burning Phantom Pain questions

    What’s better than learning the official release date of MGS5: The Phantom pain? Hideo Kojima talking more about it, of course! Hideo Kojima has decided to answer a few fan questions about Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain, to help boost everyone’s hype to insane levels. He talks about the game’s story, his relief […]

  • MGS5: The Phantom Pain Day 1 and Collector’s Edition revealed

    Konami has officially revealed the release date of Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain alongside the game’s Day 1 and Collector’s Edition. Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain will release September 1, worldwide, as previously leaked. It will be available on PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One. The PC Steam […]

  • EU Club Nintendo: Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds soundtrack back in stock

    Club Nintendo members in Europe can once again pick up The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds soundtrack. For 3000 Stars, members of the program will receive the double-CD soundtrack which features 89 tracks with liner notes from Ryo Nagamatsu and 12 sheet music excerpts. It also comes with 16 Milk Bar Musician pieces. […]

  • HTC apologises over “confusing” Half-Life VR comments

    HTC has misspoke when it talked about Half-Life coming to VR headset Vive. HTC chairwoman Cher Wang has apologised over the comments she made yesterday about the possibility of Half-Life coming to Vive, the VR headset it’s manufacturing with the help of Valve. Sources close to Valve, have indicated to the BBC that the developer […]

  • What do Heists and Daily Objectives tell us about the future of GTA Online?

    Daily Objectives could be more important to GTA Online than Heists. These theories and more, from a giddy Matt Martin. Yesterday Rockstar dropped a bombshell. Not only is it releasing Heists next week – the mythical 4-player missions for GTA Online – but it’s also going to be introducing daily challenges and more modes to […]

  • Breaking down Hardline Premium, is it worth it?

    Having been announced just a few days ago, the Premium service for Battlefield Hardline has been a topic of constant debate among the Battlefield community. Many look at Hardline as a Battlefield off-shoot that will just tide everyone over until Battlefront comes out in the fall. EA has other plans however, announcing a $50 Premium […]

  • Watch Dogs sold more than GTA 5 and FIFA 15 in Australia in 2014

    Watch Dogs outsold GTA 5, and FIFA 15, at retail in Australia last year. According to data obtained by the Interactive Games & Entertainment Association (IGEA) from the NPD Group Australia, last year’s year retail sales charts look a bit different in Australia. The top-selling game was Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, followed by Watch […]

  • Watch PC footage of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt from GDC 2015

    The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has a new gameplay video available that shows a bit of action from the PC version. The video below was captured from Nvidia’s GDC conference live-stream. Developer CD Projekt RED was on hand to show off The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt‘s graphical prowess running on a PC. Thanks, GamesHQMedia.