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'GTA Online' exploding car glitch found and new meta-game discovered in 'GTA 5'

'GTA 5'
'GTA 5'
Photo courtesy of Rockstar Games, used with permission

A new exploding car glitch has been found in "GTA Online." According to a report from Kotaku on Aug. 1, a vehicle can explode if a player decide to perform a melee attack while holding a grenade launcher at the same time. The exact amount of hits for the phenomena to occur in the "GTA 5" multiplayer mode is apparently random.

A few players are taking this opportunity to create a sort of "meta-game." For example, the Vanoss Gaming crew decided to create a spin-off of the Russian Roulette game where players would take turns using melee attacks with a grenade launched equipped on a car. The explosion from the vehicle would kill anyone nearby so the other participants have to stand at a safe distance.

Rockstar North has dealt with plenty of glitches for "GTA Online" in the past. Some of the bugs were far more harmful than exploding cars as several members of the community were using exploits to quickly earn experience and cash. The development team counter these glitches with title updates for removal of the bus as well as sever maintenance to take away any unfair advantages that were gained from exploiters.

Along with fixes, new patches also add more contents to the multiplayer mode of "GTA 5." The updates, which have been free so far, include new vehicles, weapons and many other items. Despite being nearly a year old, Rockstar North is still planning numerous post-launch DLC for the open-world action-adventure game.

The same studio is also preparing to release "GTA 5" for PC, PS4 and Xbox One. All of the aforesaid DLC and title updates should be included in the ports. Players will also be able to transfer their "GTA Online" characters from the PS3 and Xbox 360 iterations onto the new platforms. You can find an image of the upcoming releases, which are slated to arrive later this fall season, near the top of this article (courtesy of Rockstar Games Twitter).