After about two months of ironing out the wrinkles, the online component to Grand Theft Auto 5 (VGX game of the year) is finally running smoothly. Players that suffered through the rocky launch of GTA Online have been rewarded with stimulus packages and now death matches, street races, and other random acts of crime are all running as intended. Well, running as intended for the most part…
Gamers that have played through the GTA 5 campaign are already familiar with the snow-covered mountain town North Yankton. The dark, wintery city where the game kicks off offers a major contrast to the sunny and beachy Lost Santos setting that GTA Online players are used to. If you’re looking to escape the heat and visit the mountains, a new glitch found after patch 1.07 was implemented offers an interesting getaway.
James Jarvis, from CVG, posted a video that gives GTA fans a peek at the hidden map and a step-by-step guide to finding it for yourself. The instructions need to be followed exactly, but are surprisingly simple.
As the video shows, glitching into the North Yankton map is a two-player mission. One person needs to create an invite-only game of GTA Online, while the other starts to repeat GTA 5’s prologue mission. Once Michael and his crew leave the initial building that they were robbing in the prologue, the player needs to make a left and run past the police and the Bobcat van.
After that, the player in the prologue simply needs to accept a game invite from their co-conspirator. At this point, the two players can grab a helicopter and head southeast until they spot the out of place mountain city floating over the ocean. If you decide to make the voyage, don’t forget your winter coat.
The glitch isn’t any kind of confirmation that North Yankton will ever officially become a part of GTA Online’s playable territories, but it seems like an awesome choice for a future DLC pack. If players start to grow bored with the sunny skies and city roads, street races and death matches on the icy avenues of North Yankton seem like a perfect alternative.
Rockstar has hinted that future GTA Online DLC coming in 2014 will expand on the story of Franklin, Michael, and Trevor; but so far the company has only mentioned the trio’s Southern Los Santos antics. Time will tell whether or not some of that story-based online content will offer players a ticket to North Yankton.
Would you be interested in taking your GTA Online action up to the wintery town of North Yankton if the map was offered as a DLC pack? Sound off in the comments.
Grand Theft Auto 5 is currently available for PS3 and Xbox 360.
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