GTA Online recently saw the release of The Contract DLC update, adding a new questline continuing the story for GTA 5 protagonist Franklin and adding a major appearance by real-life rap legend Dr Dre. With the update came a selection of new vehicles and tech, but a major problem with one of the new cars has already been discovered.
GTA Online‘s Declasse Granger 3600LX is the vehicle in question, and was added to the list of vehicles players can purchase on January 27. The souped-up Granger allows players to add certain benefits, like missile lock-on jammers, but there’s a significant problem with the car’s windows that undermine its abilities.
The Declasse Granger 3600LX is designed to have bullet resistant windows, which help to prevent players from being shot down by NPCs and player characters alike. The windows work as intended, providing a layer of protection between the player and the outside world, but there’s an unfortunate oversight; the window frames themselves have zero collision detection, and thus allow bullets to shoot through perfectly.
The problem was brought to light and demonstrated by Orchid77th on Reddit. A brief video shows them filling a Granger 3600LX with bullet holes, with the windows clearly deflecting the shots. However, the bullets go straight through the window frames. As Orchid77th and users point out, this makes it extremely easy for NPCs to land headshots, and even other GTA Online players can potentially grief those who have picked up the vehicle if they know about this flaw and aim well.
This is an unfortunate problem, especially since the car costs over $1 million before applying any upgrades to it. Players have been eagerly awaiting the addition since the Dr Dre update launched, but those who were hoping to utilize it as a way to get through town without being gunned down may want to choose a different car for the moment. Thankfully, there are other vehicles that qualify for the new Imani Tech add-ons that don’t have these same problems.
With any luck, Rockstar Games will acknowledge this issue and amend it quickly, though those in the comments seem pessimistic that will be the case. Unfortunately, a number of bugs have managed to persist in Grand Theft Auto Online over the years, either taking a very long to be fixed or not being fixed at all. While the car still has plenty of perks that don’t involve its windows’ bullet resistance, players may want to hold off on purchasing this one until a fix is issued.
Grand Theft Auto Online is available now for PC, PS4, and Xbox One with PS5 and Xbox Series X/S versions in development.