2018 was a huge year for Rockstar Games when it comes to Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto: Online. Although fewer updates were released for GTA Online in 2018 than compared to any other year and drip feeding increased, the game itself still hit some great achievements, including hitting 100 million copies sold. Now, we want to discuss what we want to see changed and added to GTA Online.
Crackdown On Cheaters
Throughout 2018, Rockstar Games and their parent company, Take-Two Interactive, really put their foot down when it comes to hackers and modders, taking some to court seeking damages. Although some hackers change things for the better of everyone in the lobby, there are obviously hackers who want to ruin the experience for everyone, especially on PC. Going into 2019, we hope to see Rockstar continue this crackdown towards Online modders and hackers. With that said, we hope that the policy of leaving Singleplayer modders and mods alone as they do not negatively impact others or Take-Two Interactive’s bottom line.
No More Re-skin Updates
Please Rockstar, in 2019 don’t release any more updates that are business related. While we are not complaining that they were fun, for a while, and have decent payouts, they are literally just a re-skin of the Finance and Felony update from 2 years ago, with a few things changed. We’re pretty bored of them now and want something new.
Business updates probably won’t go anywhere soon, even if we are bored of them. This is influenced by real-world business interests and simple economics. If a new update is released with expensive items in it, players are more likely to purchase micro-transactions – in this case, Shark cards – than they are to “grind” it out. Since, like it or not, Rockstar Games and Take-Two Interactive are companies, with the latter having investors which need to be satisfied and generally like profit. With this in mind, we’ll mention something that seems to be brought up in our mentions on Twitter: a Naval Update. Let people buy the Aircraft carrier as a point of operation where we can upgrade them, a bit like the Nightclubs. Have us collect more crates, but this time in the ocean. The ocean is pretty dead in GTA Online, but it is really well detailed. There is plenty of real estate to work with down there. Give us Scuba diving gear, new naval boats, sea planes and jets to redistribute crates. This would be interesting, but wouldn’t be cheap of course, allowing you to appease investors and give players something new.
Let Me Sell The Useless Things
We think we can all say that there are things in our possession in Grand Theft Auto: Online which we don’t see a point in anymore, whether it be that Pegasus vehicle you thought would be fun to use but don’t anymore or the yacht. Don’t get us started on the yacht. It was fun for a while but, in our opinion, is probably the most useless thing one could own in a video game. It could also be the gold private jet – I mean, who would even buy that?
It would be refreshing to finally get rid of these and have them out of our inventories, traded in for some cold hard cash, of course. Even if we only got a fraction of the money we paid, getting something for them is better than nothing. I’d love to be able to sell my useless Yacht or to sell some of my businesses which I don’t have a use for, like my biker business.
More GTA Online / Red Dead Redemption 2 Crossovers
Red Dead Redemption 2 is going to be Rockstar’s main focus this year. With Red Dead Online being very bland at the minute, they need to pump content into it so people stick with it but, of course, people will still want to go back and play Grand Theft Auto: Online. Hopefully Rockstar does more GTA Online/RDR2 crossovers like they did in 2018. This would be a way to get people playing both games and to keep both games fun and interesting. This would also be appealing to investors, with increased recurring sales on both fronts. 😉
Stop With The Flying Vehicles and the Military Land Vehicles
I am sick of logging into Grand Theft Auto: Online and leaving my apartment in my car only to have an armoured military vehicle blow me to pieces straight away. This was one of the main reasons why I gave up with GTA Online and have moved exclusively to Singleplayer. Military vehicles were fun at first, but GTA Online is just overpopulated with them now. It is now impossible for the average person to do what they want to do in Free Roam anymore. We also don’t want to see anymore flying vehicles in Online. Yeah, they are cool but they are also annoying.
Everyone loves it when new safe houses are available for us to purchase. We don’t want to be living in our businesses anymore. In 2019 how about bring us some new houses to live in, we’ve always wanted a proper house in Vespucci Canals and Mirror Park. These neighbourhoods don’t look cheap to live in, so Rockstar, maybe you’ll get a few shark cards out of doing that. Maybe even let us live in the Motels up North on Route 68 near Sandy Shores. Oh, also, give us some new interiors for them instead of reusing the old ones. Hopefully I’m not pushing it with that request.
Things That Won’t Happen That The Community Wants.
Casino to open and Gambling– As much as this would be cool to have, we know it’ll never happen. Take-Two could get into a lot of real-world trouble with this. A lot of young people play GTA Online and Shark Cards are also a thing. People would buy Shark Cards and gamble with them, despite not having any real-world return. Despite the easy money, we’re pretty sure Take-Two doesn’t want that as it could cause a similar situation and controversy as what happened with Electronic Arts’ Star Wars Battlefront 2 Loot Boxes and have possible, very real, legal ramifications.
Police Update – A Police Update would be good and refreshing to see, but this won’t happen. Rockstar seems to have a massive issue with anyone impersonating a cop in Grand Theft Auto: Online. Rockstar wants you to be seen as a criminal. I mean, they couldn’t even let you run a legit Nightclub, they had to make you a criminal in some way.
Heists – Heists are fun. The Heists and Doomsday Update were probably two of my favourite, offering plenty of fun content for everyone, so why wouldn’t Rockstar do it again? They take time to make, probably more time than any of the other updates. The only reason heists were made to begin with was a promise and marketing campaign. Rockstar has Red Dead Online to focus on and if they are making Heists, it’ll be for Red Dead Online now, not GTA Online.
Grand Theft Auto 6 – Please stop asking for Grand Theft Auto 6 to be released. Yes, it’ll come eventually, but not in 2019. Rockstar needs to announce it yet and now seem to release games around 2 years after announcing. I’d rather see another game before Grand Theft Auto 6, maybe a Max Payne 4.
I disagree with the part where you said that the Police Update will not happen. If you played the heists there was a Setup mission where you had to dress up as cops and then steal their cop so that you can get the schedule for the prisoner, So the Cop uniforms are still in the game, so Rockstar can easily reused them in the update. Besides we can already dress up as the Military and even go into the base since we own a Hanger. So the cop the update will make sense because in real life there are some corrupt cops out there and Rockstar can make us become the cop while at the same time still sticking with the criminal aspect.
I see where you’re coming from but of course, in the HEISTS we were criminals. I can’t see R* doing it simply because when people got the Uniform in free roam they took it off them all and even punished some people for it. Along with when they allowed us to store the Sheriff Police Car in our garages back in 2013, they forced removed them from us 🙁
One word “Casino “
You forgot to mention zombies. A zombie survival job would be great.
I’d love to own a mansion up in the mountains.
I would like to see R* eliminate lock on ability once a business supply is collected or a sale is trying to be made. This is in effect during a business battle with vehicles. Once cargo, supplies, product, or arms are on your person lock on can no longer happen. This would help with griefers who are out to just seek and destroy equity and supplies that can be worth millions( full bunker, full LG cargo warehouses) and hours of legitimate grinding.
This is why I don’t bother selling unless I am in a lobby with only people I know. There’s really easy (and legit, you’re not going to get in trouble for them!) ways to be in a public session yet totally solo or only with friends.
I got really tired of it too – nothing was worse than moving millions worth of product just to have some annoying griefer in a overpowered flying motorcycle take it out with one shot that requires zero skill to pull off.
You left out a few things.
*Something that can turn the Opressor MK II into the Oppressed YET which is not itself just another griefer’s dream vehicle. A weapon that would EMP every vehicle within missile lock range allowing one to then PVP the oppressor griefer would be nice.
*Not just houses bring in mansions and make them a complete place to work and play. Give em every kind of activity in the game (after fully upgraded) and a place to run every business even auto theft and get paid WITHOUT having to sell. A truly passive income of something like a million dollars deposited into maze bank automatically.
*Some version of the GTA V stock market. Maybe make every CEO business into something that NPC’s can invest in, and you can invest in your own stock. Thereby earning a large bonus for completing missions. Allow players to invest in NPC’s businesses, then manipulate the stock through their acts.
*A true expansion for GTAV that can also be played via gta online, a UFO or black project aircraft that has to be kept in a hangar at ft Zancudo or better yet in an underground facility. To get it should mean having to complete something akin to the doomsday heist and pay millions of GTA$$ . (Maybe an independence day like scenario which whenever someone in session plays it effects the whole session. Heck making it an update to GTA V like a zombie mode type DLC but with aliens. ) After completing this it should get you a vehicle that can fly beyond max normal height and rapid fire orbital cannon grade ordinance with 100% accuracy.
This expansion would also bring everything that exist in GTA online into GTA V and advance the stories of the three main characters in some way. We’d get to see some sort of update on each of them.
1. Pedestrian zombies for in freemode lobbies.
2. Open the Ski Resort at the top of Mt Chiliad for skiing and snowboarding for December in freemode lobbies.
3. Add a back seat to the original Oppressor gliding motorcycle.
4. Add wings to the Batmobile making it a gliding vehicle like the Oppressor since we know we’re never getting the Batwing.
5. Allow players to utilize the gym on the beach to increase strength and appear more healthy and fit.
6. Allow players to eat healthy or junk food to increase health and/or appear more healthy or obese.
7. In freemode lobbies, allow players to be Police officers, Medics, Firemen or Uber drivers with decent payouts for stopping ‘troll players.
I want a heist ran by a female
That clears up loose ends in,all the other heist
Find the cliffy file and send clones relentlessly
I think there should be a off road update were we can lift up the vehicle and carry moonshine up to the mountains only a thought but I have thought of more
I agree with most of these things but to be completely honest I’m in the MC community and I think Ik speak for all of us when I say GIVE US BIKERS 2 PLEASE. Check out the videos on YouTube by Felix President of The Banshees MC on PS4 and The Banished Ones on Xbox. More than 100 MCs on both platforms have petitions for Bikers 2. Rockstar if you read this ever please give it consideration as we are still your biggest and loyalist community still active playing GTA.
I think there should be a off road update where you put lift kits on Jeep’s and have snorkels that actualy work and the theme being moonshine this could have a collaboration with musscle cars so you run from cops who also have new cars which of course go with what terrain there on the Jeep’s could go up mountains where your shop or the place for selling moonshine
Rockstar screwed us badly. I know everyone hears this all the time, but i got banned for nothing. I did greif a little bit, but i complained to this dude’s 4 over a year about the greifing that happened and they said nothing was against that rule. I have bought over $2,000 worth of shark cards, and personally reported over 100 modders. I am done and beyond reproach.
Last update they banned many people without reason and then reinstated the accounts fully. Everytime they re-do the cheater catching software, they havn innocent people. I play on PC Steam, which is only about 2% of their whole player list, seems they refuse to help when wrongfully banning people. I think that people should get rewarded for helping catch moddrrs & receive free GTA $ instead of only using unreliable banning software. It’s worthless to have faulty software even if ot catches 500 cheaters, if it falsely bans one innocent person. I think rockstar should be held to the fire for any and still false bans they put out. Me being one of them. I was ranked 217. I owned every business maxed out, top 20 cards, all good jets and choppers, and specialty items/ vehicles. I grinded for 1,200 n made hundreds of millions of legitimate gta$ and all of ot robbed from the faulty software. No looking into it, Just a copy n paste notice from all of the people who ignore the pc customer service. I am furious with rockstar SMS they need to make this right.
Until you do nothing in 2019 will excite us. You need to make thr RIGHT CHANGES before thr worthless ones.
R* could you do a police update where you can actually have a proper job like on the pc where people can roleplay or something like that. You can also have different varieties of emergency vechicles
They should make a map for North Yankton and let people buy houses/property.
They should also let people sell their houses/garage instead of trading it for another property.
I think rockstar should give us an update where we could lift and or lower trucks and dune buggies like they should give is an off-road update like I think everyone would be excited to lift the favorite truck in the game instead of having to always steal a sand king or sandking xl and they should also put in that updat where we could own our own garages and build cars and do engine swaps and run an automotive business
Why cant we get to be cops and being able to buy cop cars from some site, it would be great for free mode, and every player wants to have this, so why rockstar are you not letting us have it when all of us players have made you guys rich you have made millions just on shark cards it self. And adding in a cop outfit and some cars cant be that hard to do.
Thr dream scenario for GTA online in 2019 would be if they remove the handling flags from all the cars that have them.. bouncy suspension and the rev limiter flag just dont work on a game that is made up of 90% of bumps on the normal GTA road. Im a professional racer on the game and i just wish they would remove it because it kills the side by side action you get during proper racing with your car bouncing all over the place. And not only that, it makes the car super twitchy and unstable to drive. Cars before these flags are so pleasant and smooth to drive. Its honestly a shame what they’ve done with these flags.
Yeah I’m putting a lot of pressure on RS* to open the invite lobbies for all missions so that we can do supply runs and make some money in peace because of just how toxic the public lobbies have become.
That way we can invite only those we want to grind with or do it solo without being griefed or other wise harassed .
Most of the griefers have already glitched RS* out of millions and only want to make their KD level better and opening up the invite only lobbies will solve a lot of RS* issues. Will see how it goes
What about single player online we need some love too
Who in his right mind still plays a 105yr ol game, unless ure suffering from tunnel vision and a lack of diversity. It boggles one’s mind to think that with all the amazing new games available that gamers could still do the same stuff over and over for such a long period of time. At the same time RS abuses this phenomena by adding dlc content to this game while it’s newest block buster release RDR2 is still lingering in Beta phase. And it’s all because these player allow Rockstar to still earn money from this game and by doing so postponing the possible future release of a potential GTA6 as well as postponing the release of RDO final version. The gaming world has gone totally nuts. Wake up people, GTAV is ure crack pipe which u cannot let go lololololololol.
Honestly, its not the hackers that ruin the experience. Its the people who only use exploasives and use the quick menu to buy mor rockets instead of having to go to ammunation THANK YOU FOR MAKING THIS LEGAL ROCKSTAR. Theres so many game modes that nobody plays you can never get into a lobby from an old playlist BC NOBODY PLAYS THEM what a waste GTA ONLINE is probably still in beta mode for all we know
On the Police Issue, you can add a cop horn to any vehicle and you should be able to add police lights and siren to get through traffic better. Just let us store cop cars in our garages. It would be nice to have every Tire design available for any wheel. I’d like to have white letter tires on the lowrider wheels and not just the white walls. Please suggest that all wheels have every tire design available to use. Thanks from a serious GTA V player.
What is the sense of a cop horn if you don’t have the police lights or sirens and you can’t even role play as a police or any other emergency service.. when I join the GTA band wagon I expected to be upholding the law not against it.. GTA had disappointed me and my friends.. sorry to say but I wouldn’t recommend no body to play GtA 5 and where is the holsters like in red dead redemption. I like my character looking like a person of the law not against it .. and why a criminal business and not a legal “by the books” business.. things need to be done.