GTA Online Player Becomes Metal Gear’s Snake To Avoid Bounty Hunters
A Grand Theft Auto Online player stealthily hid from players looking to cash in on their bounty, channeling their inner Solid Snake from Metal Gear Solid. With so many active players, it may be a little difficult for some to perform tactical espionage in GTA Online’s fictional open world of Los Santos, but some careful players manage to sneak by others undetected. Aspiring mercenaries will have to look out for more players when GTA Online releases on new-gen consoles in March 2022.
While the Metal Gear series has remained dormant since Metal Gear Survive, some Konami series fans seemed to have sneaked into GTA Online. The eight-year-old Rockstar Games title is still going strong with new content being released regularly. A vehicle-themed update came in July in the form of the Los Santos Tuners, which included new cars, races, and the LS Car Meet social hub. However, some players are still having fun with the systems that have been in the game since launch, like bounties.
One such player is Redditor JayzRebellion15, who shared their tactical espionage antics on the GTA Online subreddit. With their character dressed up as Solid Snake, JayzRebellion15 hides from bounty hunters inside a locker in the airport. Hilariously, the Redditor replaced the GTA Online HUD with a Metal Gear Solid 2 overlay in the video, even adding an iconic David Hayter Solid Snake voice line when peeking out from behind cover. Unfortunately, JayzRebellion15 did not have any cardboard boxes to sneak around in.
It appears that the locker had poor surprisingly excellent collision detection, allowing for JayzRebellion15 to slip in. The improvised hiding spot seems to have worked, as the sneaky GTA Online player explained they were being tracked down by three players, one of which was ranked as a CEO. “They circled me and landed on the roof since the bounty emblem was in the middle of the hangar on the map,” JayzRebellion15 said. “The CEO figured out I was inside while the [regular players] ended up killing each other. I survived the CEO though and slipped away.” This looks like a clever and alternative way to sneak around and deal with other players. Another GTA Online player pretended to be AFK to get the drop on their pursuers in another recent viral video, but just flat-out hiding can work just as well.
Los Santos can be full of hiding places made just for stealthy players looking to relive their favorite Metal Gear Solid moments. However, as it with most things in GTA Online free roam, it’s up to players to find them. However, perhaps Grand Theft Auto 6 could provide more stealth gameplay opportunities to satisfy the imaginations of players like JayzRebellion15.
GTA Online is available on PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, and PC, and it will launch on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S in March 2022.