Grand Theft Auto V, the latest and greatest title of Rockstar’s critically acclaimed action-adventure franchise has been massively successful, and one of the main factors behind the 2013 release’s astounding triumph is its multiplayer counterpart aka GTA Online. However, there are several aspects where the next entry of the series, Grand Theft Auto 6’s online mode needs to improve.
With tons of different types of game modes, GTA Online has undoubtedly become the primary selling point of GTA V. Players can complete missions, take part in races, engage in several PVP modes, as well as play the different heists in groups of two or four.
However, there are certain aspects of the online mode of GTA V that annoys regular and new players alike, and the fan base has complained about them a lot to Rockstar over the years. Some have been paid attention to, while others were left untouched.
The next Grand Theft Auto title is already rumoured to be in development, and here are five improvements that Rockstar needs to bring to GTA 6 Online.
Five changes needed in Grand Theft Auto 6: Online to make the game better
1. Banning modders and hackers:
The elephant in the room is the over the top presence of cheaters in Grand Theft Auto Online. From giving legitimate players modded money (which often results in a ban) to griefing other players in the lobby with harmful hacks that can easily ruin anyone’s day, cheaters have no doubt made the online mode a mess. Strong anti-cheat mechanics for the next GTA’s online mode is a no-brainer.
2: No tedious money grinding:
GTA Online functions on cash. Let’s face it- any desirable property, business or vehicle in GTA Online costs way too much, and if anyone is not keen on the shark cards, it takes several hours, or even days of endless grinding to be able to afford that one thing of desire. For the next GTA Online, Rockstar needs to either lower down the costs of purchasable objects or increase the average payout in missions and heists.
3. Proper balancing of cars:
Cars are a gigantic part of the GTA universe, and even in the online mode, there are hundreds to choose from. However, several cars in the supercar and hypercar classes are extremely overpowered compared to the others, creating a massive imbalance in races, ending up with everyone choosing the same vehicle.
4. Less futuristic aspects:
GTA Online’s story was originally supposed to be a prequel to the main story, which was set in 2013. However, several updates down the road have added many futuristic vehicles, weapons and game modes, which doesn’t fit in with the game’s present-day setting. Focusing more on realistic vehicles and game modes is something that Rockstar needs to focus on.
5. More engaging missions and heists:
With the addition of several contrasting game modes, the focus on the online missions and heists have faded out over the years, as players lost interest in replaying them. GTA 6’s online needs a bigger focus to improve its online missions and to make heists more engaging because that’s where the original DNA of the crime-focused Grand Theft Auto series lies.