A glitch in Grand Theft Auto Online turns a seemingly empty Diamond Casino into an NPC-filled party, trapping innocent players inside.
A Grand Theft Auto Online bug can turn an empty Diamond Casino into a crowded party full of NPCs instantly. Despite its age, GTA Online remains one of the most popular games on the market, thanks in part to the game’s recent surge in popularity among streamers. According to a recent study, Grand Theft Auto V’s online component has been so successful that GTA Online generated over $900 million in revenue in just one year.
Despite its enormous success and popularity, GTA Online has several bugs and glitches. Given the game’s eight-year-old code and large scale, it’s not surprising that weeding out every single issue without breaking other features has become difficult for developer Rockstar Games. Many regular players have grown accustomed to encountering these bugs on occasion and can still enjoy most of their experience. Still, they can occasionally be particularly amusing or game-breaking – or both.
On the game’s dedicated subreddit, Reddit user shaideen76 posted a video of their experience with such a glitch. The footage shows shaideen76 entering the Diamond Casino in GTA Online, which appears empty at first. However, as soon as the player steps onto the casino floor, the location’s NPCs begin to spawn. Unfortunately, three NPCs in a triangle formation surrounded shaideen76’s character, trapping them and rendering them immobile. According to one commenter, the player can break free from the NPC trap by taking out their in-game phone and taking pictures, which will result in them being kicked out of the casino. Switching to first-person mode is another option.
This isn’t the first time this flaw has been discovered and publicized. They have her, a Reddit user, recently shared their experience with the same GTA Online Diamond Casino glitch, in which they were trapped between the same trio of NPCs. Going into first-person mode was suggested at the time as a way out of the situation. Still, another commenter suggested that players wait for the NPCs to spawn before walking onto the casino floor to avoid the problem entirely.
Given how successful GTA Online has been for Rockstar Games, it’s not out of the question that Grand Theft Auto 6 will not have its online counterpart. If that’s the case, players may have to put up with some of GTA Online’s well-known bugs and restrictions for the time being. Hopefully, an update will address some of the issues when the game’s standalone version and ports to PS5 and Xbox Series X/S are released in 2022.
GTA Online is currently available on PS4, Xbox One, and PC, with PS5 and Xbox Series X/S versions in March 2022.