Anyone who has played GTA V for any length of time will agree that the landscape of GTA Online has changed hugely since its release all the way back in 2013. For the most part, these changes have been great, with new vehicles and fun game modes, and the many options you now have in Free-roam. Rockstar has been very good at keeping the online component of their flagship game updated and enjoyable, and I can certainly appreciate that, especially since I’m one of the people who enjoy it.
The most recent set of updates that have come out in the last while have introduced a number of armoured and armed vehicles with which to wreak havoc across Los Santos. Let me start by saying, I love these vehicles. I don’t have enough in-game currency to afford any of them myself, but thankfully I have friends who do. Creating chaos with friends is one of my favourite things to do in free-roam, and these vehicles are just a catalyst.
This is what I mean by the game becoming ‘Mad Max-ed’ in a sense. All of the jacked up trucks and rocket powered motorbikes set the stage for a modern style wasteland of sorts, giving you all the tools to have fun and ker-splode everything around you.
However, with all of this power given to the players, it isn’t surprising that you get a couple of people who abuse this.
Usually other players stay out of the way, but there always seems to be one or two players in session who find great joy in destroying everyone else’s enjoyment. The number of times I have been cruising around, minding my own business just to have some dick swoop down in a flying motorcycle and rocket me, or roll up in an APC and blow me up, has frankly been a bit outrageous lately.