Fans recently discovered some new cheats and secrets in Grand Theft Auto. However, it might not be the GTA you expect. The mobile port of Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas was recently cracked open by some modders who found brand new content.
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas is one of the best sandbox games of all time, and as such it's pretty exciting to see new developments in this 15 year old game. The mobile port was released to iOS and Android in 2013, and it's the same version that was ported to PS3 and Xbox 360.
A community of modders lead by popular GTA YouTuber Vadim M has found new and undocumented cheat codes that weren't in the original PS2 version of the game. Apparently, developer War Drum Studios took some liberties and added new codes that Rockstar didn't originally put in there. Most likely, these were implemented during development to help the team test the game and adapt it for other platforms.
The best of these new cheats include giving the player access to powerful late-game weapons and gear, invincibility, and time travel. It's some pretty neat stuff, but the most interesting new cheat the YouTubers found is called "Scriptbypass."
This cheat allows the player to immediately skip whatever mission or event is currently active. This code could let players skip the most frustrating missions in the game, or just skip all the activities and unlock all the story mission gear with no effort at all. It's easy to imagine how this tool would be extremely useful for developers to fly through the game.
It's worth noting that activating cheat codes in the mobile version is not as easy as on the PS2. Fans need to connect a keyboard to their mobile device in order to find these secret cheats. The video above gives further details on how to activate these new cheats and what they do.
Secrets and cheats have always played a major role in the Grand Theft Auto franchise. It's exciting to see a community as active as the one around San Andreas still searching for secrets in such an old game.
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas is out now on PC, PS2, Xbox, Xbox 360, PS3, Android and iOS.