GTA Online’s Cayo Perico Heist Brought To Offline Single-Player By Mod
Rockstar’s continually successful Grand Theft Auto Online received The Cayo Perico Heist late last year, and now a mod has made this free DLC even easier to access by adding offline play. GTA Online, now edging up on eight years since its release in October 2013, has been consistently popular due to not just Rockstar’s regular content updates but also community roleplay groups and mods, and this is yet another example of fans delivering great GTAO and GTA 5 additions.
While single-player DLC was originally planned for Grand Theft Auto 5, the growing success of GTA Online caused Rockstar to shift the majority of their focus to the multiplayer mode to accommodate the enormous influx of players. GTA 5’s multiplayer mode earned Rockstar over half a billion dollars in 2016 via microtransactions alone, with last year’s GTA Online Cayo Perico DLC becoming one of the highest-earning expansions for the game so far.
For those tired of logging onto GTA Online only to get blasted into non-existence by another player’s rocket launcher, The Cayo Perico Heist DLC (released for free to players in December 2020) is now playable offline thanks to modder HKH191. As reported by Game Rant, the mod allows players to tackle the GTAO heist as GTA 5’s campaign characters: Trevor, Franklin, or Michael. The heist itself remains the same, with players completing five missions before being allowed to rob El Rubio in a gang with AI NPCs or by themselves.
It should be noted this Grand Theft Auto Online mod is only accessible for PC GTAO players. Those interested in exploring the private island of Cayo Perico by themselves will need to download HKH191’s mod, along with a couple others. Once installed, the heist can be started normally via the interior of the Kosatka submarine, which the player must first purchase from the Warstock Cache & Carry for $2.2 million in-game currency.
This isn’t the first time players have created mods improving aspects of the game that were highly-requested by the GTA community. Just recently, loading times for GTA Online were reduced by 70% by a fan-made fix after they decided they were tired of waiting for Rockstar’s intervention; the mod was later implemented by Rockstar officially. The popularity of the Cayo Perico offline single-player mod and HKH191’s other single-player heist mod show there is definitely a demand for content accessible offline, and that it is very achievable. However, considering the enormous revenue GTA Online continues to generate for Rockstar, it’s no surprise that single-player content may not be as high on their priority list.
GTA Online is available on PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One.