GTA Online is getting Smuggler’s Run, a brand new update that allows for new aerial smuggling corridors, among other thing, this week- and Rockstar has also released a brand new patch for the game to prepare it for this update.

The changes and additions made to the game include a change to the downforce on the vehicles (so that they behave like they used to before the Gunrunning content update), fixing the invisible collisions that would often happen during races, and improvements made to matchmaking. The update also includes what sounds like a PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds-esque battle royale mode, Motor Wars.

The patch notes are actually far more extensive- you can see them for yourself below. But on the whole, they sound like a net positive for the community, with many controversial recent changes (such as the downforce changes for vehicles) seemingly reversed, reverting the game to how it used to be, rather than how it became.

GTA Online is available on PS4, Xbox One, and PC, with unsupported versions also available on Xbox 360 and PS3.

Smuggler’s Run – GTA 5 Update 1.41 patch notes for PS4, Xbox One and PC

Smuggler’s Run new content – PS4, Xbox One and PC

  • Hangars have been added to GTA Online. Players can purchase a Hangar on the Maze Bank Foreclosures website and choose from 5 locations. Hangars can be customized with a choice of modifications and add-ons such as a Hangar Style, Lighting, Floor Graphics, Office Furniture, Living Quarters and an Aircraft Workshop. Hangars come with space for up to 20 of a player’s personal aircraft and a computer that is used to manage the Air-Freight Business.
  • The Air-Freight Business has been added to GTA Online. The Air-Freight Business is managed with the Free Trade Shipping Co. app on the computer in the Hangar and allows players to Source and Sell Cargo. Players must first complete a Setup Mission to get the Hangar Business up and running. Once set up, players can then begin stealing Cargo which can then be sold for a profit.
  • 7 new aircraft have been added to GTA Online:
  • Nagasaki Havok
  • Pegassi Ultralight
  • Alpha-Z1
  • Tula
  • V-65 Molotok
  • Rogue
  • LF-22 Starling
  • Two new vehicles have been added to GTA Online:
  • Grotti Visione
  • Vapid Retinue
  • One new Adversary Mode has been added to GTA Online:
  • Motor Wars (4-28 Players) Adversary Mode
  • 2-4 teams parachute into a warzone with nothing but a pistol and serious shopping list. The streets are littered with heavy firepower and weaponized vehicles, and you better hope your decision-making is up to scratch: last team standing takes all, and second place is a smoking crater.
  • Over 500 new items of clothing and outfits have been added to GTA Online for male and female characters.
  • Over 30 new tattoos have been added to GTA Online.

New features and updates – PS4, Xbox One and PC

  • A new “Formation Flying Assist” option has been added to the Interaction Menu for VIP, CEO Organizations and MCs.
  • The new Havok helicopter has been added to the list of vehicles available to VIP, CEO Organizations and MCs.
  • Multiple new MC and CEO Styles have been added.
  • Flares fired from the Flare Gun now attract nearby homing missiles.
  • Changes have been made to the amount of explosive hits the Savage Helicopter can withstand.

Rockstar Creator fixes – PS4, XBOX ONE and PC

  • Fixed an issue that caused some UGC Races to not allow the Creator to lock the vehicle to a specific class and/or model.
  • Fixed an issue that meant placed vehicles could not be edited after placing props with Prop Snapping.
  • Fixed an issue that resulted in starting grids expanding and being unable to be placed back where it was after placing a start grid and picking it back up to edit.
  • Fixed an issue that meant picking up a water checkpoint and then placing it again would cause its style to change from Regular to Circular.
  • Fixed an issue that meant vehicles would change from their default setting when toggling through the “Starting Vehicles Class” options.

Rockstar Editor fixes – PS4, Xbox One and PC

  • Fixed an issue that resulted in parts of players’ online characters to appear invisible when being used in Director Mode.
  • Fixed an issue that could cause a crash when exporting older projects using the Rockstar Editor.
  • Fixed an issue that caused the flame of an aircraft’s jet engine to render incorrectly when repeatedly pausing recorded clips in the Rockstar Editor.
  • Fixed an issue with the window positions of the HVY APC in recorded Rockstar Editor clips.

General / Miscellaneous – PS4, Xbox One and PC Only

  • Improvements have been made in GTA Online to prevent crashes, improve the quality of matchmaking, and reduce the number of network connection issues such as disconnections and split sessions.
  • Changes to vehicle downforce calculations have been made to make sure vehicle handling behaves in the same way as before the Gunrunning content update.
  • Fixed an issue with the active spoilers of the Truffade Nero and the Progen T20 vehicles moving incorrectly when braking.
  • Further fixes have been made to prevent the Cargobob helicopter disconnecting Vehicle Cargo during Source Vehicle Missions.
  • Fixed an issue where consumable objects used within the Mobile Operations Center (MOC) would not have physics applied.
  • Fixed an issue during Races that caused invisible collision to appear in the world for a small period of time whenever another player finished the Race.
  • Fixed some graphical issues with the “Louvers Cover” and “Vented Cover” mods of the Pegassi Torero.
  • Fixed an issue that meant players could be run over/hit by the Bunker caddies.
  • Fixed an issue that resulted in Bunker supply levels to not increase correctly.
  • Fixed an issue that caused players to lose non-upgraded weapon ammo after using its Mk II variant.
  • Fixed an issue that resulted in players to lose their weapons after picking up an unowned weapon.
  • Fixed an issue that caused players to get stuck on a black screen when attempting to enter their Vehicle Warehouse.
  • Fixed an issue that resulted in some Resupply Mission specific respawn points to be active for players not on Mission.
  • Fixed an issue that resulted in players being unable to wheelie their motorcycle after taking it into the Bunker.
  • Fixed an issue that allowed the Street Blazer to wheelie inside the Bunker.
  • Fixed an issue that caused the Spectate Player option to display as “Spectate Player (Beta)”.
  • Fixed an issue that meant setting up the Biker Meth Business changed players’ currently selected Bunker Research project.
  • Fixed an issue that caused other players in a Bunker property to be shown incorrectly aiming a weapon.
  • Fixed an issue with Bunker customization pages on the Maze Bank Foreclosures website not highlighting some options when selected.
  • Fixed an issue that meant players were unable to apply the “Blank Canvas” livery to the Enus Windsor.
  • Fixed an issue that resulted in Overalls clipping with Body Armor.
  • Fixed issues that resulted in players being unable to interact with the Sofa/TV in properties.
  • Fixed an issue that caused the mini-map icons to be offset when the map is expanded.
  • Fixed an issue that caused players to incorrectly receive the help text “This vehicle cannot be modified as it belongs to another player”.
  • Fixed an issue that resulted in liveries on Mk II weapons to change to the color white.
  • Fixed an issue that caused players to get stuck after adding a saved Race to a playlist.
  • Fixed issues that caused players to get stuck after launching the Contact Mission – Hack and Dash.
  • Fixed an issue that resulted in players’ helicopters exploding when delivering supplies to their Bunker.
  • Fixed an issue that resulted in players being unable to drive other players’ Technical Custom and Insurgent Pick-Up Custom despite the vehicle access being set to “Everyone”.
  • Fixed an issue with weapons intersecting through the Karin Technical and its variants when performing a drive-by in first person.
  • Fixed an issue that resulted in players being unable to reclaim their Karin Technical Custom after it had been destroyed.
  • Fixed an issue with incorrect animations playing on some enemy NPCs after respawning during a Mission.
  • Fixed an issue in Mobile Operation – Data Breach where the Mission could not be completed due to one of the Oppressors being inaccessible.
  • Fixed an issue that resulted in players getting stuck on a black loading screen after exiting the Bunker.
  • Fixed an issue that allowed players to use some of the Ruiner 2000’s abilities in the Bunker.
  • Fixed an issue that resulted in players being spawned inside buildings during particular Sell Missions.
  • Fixed an issue that caused players to lose functionality when entering the Clubhouse Mod Shop.
  • Fixed an issue that caused multiple instances of the Bunker interior to appear if a player launched a Bunker Series Job from the pause menu map just as the active Job changes.
  • Fixed issues with all business type workers.
  • Fixed an issue that caused players’ personal vehicles to be returned to storage after exiting from the MOC.
  • Fixed an issue that resulted in the MOC to not retain custom license plates after being returned to the Bunker.
  • Fixed an issue that meant players were unable to add custom plates to their MOC.
  • Fixed an issue that resulted in players not receiving the “Los Santos Customs” achievement after modifying a vehicle inside the MOC.
  • Fixed an issue that resulted in the entry trigger for the MOC to not work correctly.
  • Fixed issues with the MOC modification menu camera angle.
  • Fixed an issue that resulted in players losing functionality after standing inside another player’s MOC while it’s being renovated.
  • Fixed an issue that caused players’ MOC Trailer color option to not persist after purchasing it.
  • Fixed an issue that resulted in non-crew players being able to purchase crew tire smoke for their MOC.
  • Fixed an issue that resulted in players getting stuck on a black screen if they attempted to bring the MOC back into the Bunker while its parking space was blocked.
  • Fixed an issue that resulted in the MOC turrets being unresponsive.
  • Fixed an issue where players using the turrets of a MOC may appear invisible to other players inside the vehicle.
  • Fixed an issue that resulted in players being unable to access their Bunker after attempting to host Job while their MOC is being driven into water by another player.
  • Fixed an issue that resulted in players not being removed from the MOC after it was submerged in water.
  • Fixed an issue that resulted in players getting stuck on a black screen if they are moved by another player into the MOC entry trigger while they are modifying their MOC.
  • Fixed multiple issues that resulted in players losing functionality when trying to enter/exit the MOC.
  • Fixed multiple issues with wanted levels while inside the MOC.
  • Fixed an issue that resulted in players getting stuck on a black screen after changing the MOC interior color whilst in the Weapon & Vehicle Workshop Module.
  • Fixed an issue that resulted in players having no functionality after attempting to join a friend’s Job while storing a car in their MOC.
  • Fixed an issue that resulted in players being unable to take their PVs out of the MOC.
  • Fixed an issue that resulted in players getting stuck on a black screen after attempting to join another player’s invite only session while standing in their MOC.
  • Fixed an issue that displayed various weapons as being owned in the MOC Weapon Workshop despite the player not owning it.
  • Fixed an issue that meant players were unable to request their PV after leaving it in their Bunker.
  • Fixed multiple issues with the Bunker personal vehicle parking space.
  • Fixed an issue where players would be warped outside their Bunker and under the map if they entered their MOC in the Bunker during a Mission.
  • Fixed audio issues with the detaching of the MOC Trailer.
  • Fixed an issue that meant players were unable to use the MOC modification area.
  • Fixed passive mode issues while inside the MOC.
  • Fixed an issue that warped players under the map after their MOC was destroyed while the owner was modifying a vehicle inside.
  • Fixed an issue that resulted in players falling through the map if they were on the gun of a vehicle as it was driven into the MOC.
  • Fixed an issue that resulted in players’ MOC and PV spawning on top of each other when requested at the same time.
  • Fixed an issue that resulted in the MOC Trailer to be invisible to Organization players.
  • Fixed issues with MOC related blips appearing at the docks.
  • Fixed an issue that caused players to exit their MOC on foot despite choosing to exit in a vehicle.
  • Fixed an issue that caused the Weaponized Tampa’s ammo to not be refilled after taking it into the MOC.
  • Fixed an issue where the Warstock website would show a “BUY” confirmation button instead of “RENOVATE” when renovating an owned Mobile Operations Center.
  • Fixed an issue that resulted in the MOC to become locked to its owner after destroying it and requesting a new one.
  • Fixed an issue that resulted in MOCs to be invisible to players invited into the Bunker.
  • Fixed an issue that meant becoming a VIP whilst sitting in a MOC Turret seat gave players an unresponsive button prompt.
  • Fixed issues with MOCs not appearing when requested.
  • Fixed an issue that resulted in players falling through the map after selling a Weaponized Vehicle in the MOC as it was destroyed.
  • Fixed an issue that caused the option “Enter with Nearby Organization Members” to not appear when entering the MOC.
  • Fixed an issue that resulted in players having a broken MOC interior after attempting to enter the MOC while using the “Empty Trailer” option.
  • Fixed an issue that caused the horn preview to not play fully when modifying a vehicle in the MOC.
  • Fixed issues with visual effects for the MOC turrets.
  • Fixed issues with some vehicles getting into MOC.
  • Fixed pricing issues with some MOC modifications.
  • Fixed an issue that caused the MOC blip to appear far from its actual position when standing in the Command Center module.
  • Fixed issues with vertically opening door vehicles in the MOC.
  • Fixed an issue that meant players were unable to take their PV into their Bunker.
  • Fixed an issue that caused the Bunker Shooting Range to be unavailable.
  • Fixed an issue that that resulted in players being told their Race had been deleted after they had added it to a playlist consisting of only that Race, then attempted to play the playlist.
  • Fixed an issue that resulted in players being stuck with the help text “Press d-pad right to stand up” permanently.
  • Fixed an issue that resulted in players getting stuck on a black screen after quitting out of an alert screen while attempting to join another players’ session.
  • Fixed an issue in the Adversary Mode – Tiny Racers where if the Deadline power up was collected, players lost all UI for the Job and became stuck in Mission.
  • Fixed an issue in the Adversary Mode – Power Mad that caused players to receive an “Out of Area” alert as the Job launches, causing players to be killed repeatedly.
  • Fixed UI issues with the Adversary Mode – Power Mad.
  • Fixed UI issues for spectators in the Adversary Mode – Overtime Rumble.
  • Fixed an issue in the Adversary Mode – Overtime Rumble that caused players’ gamertags to overlap the score.
  • Fixed UI issues for players in the Adversary Mode – Overtime Shootout.
  • Fixed UI issues with the Bunker variant of the Adversary Mode – Trading Places.
  • Fixed an issue in the Adversary Mode – Dawn Raid that caused the transmitter to spawn outside the crates.
  • Fixed an issue in the Adversary Mode – Dawn Raid where players would become stuck if they were killed while opening a crate.
  • Fixed an issue in the Adversary Mode – Dawn Raid where crates would become inaccessible.
  • Fixed an issue in the Adversary Mode – Deadline where the lives UI would not update correctly for players if they are being spectated.
  • Fixed an issue in the Adversary Mode – Dawn Raid where players would lose functionality upon respawning after being killed as they opened a crate.
  • Fixed parachute bag issues in the Adversary Mode – Dawn Raid.
  • Fixed an issue in the Adversary Mode – Dawn Raid that meant players on the wasted screen could still interact with crates if killed next to one.
  • Fixed an issue in the Adversary Mode – Dawn Raid where players would retain the restrictions from holding the transmitter when going into sudden death if they held the transmitter for the entirety of the round.
  • Fixed an issue in the Adversary Mode – Dawn Raid where players would be shown crate blips on their mini-map despite them already being opened.
  • Fixed an issue that resulted in players getting stuck on a black screen while being the passenger in a car of a player who is modifying their vehicle in the Office Garage Mod Shop and joins another session.
  • Fixed an issue that resulted in players falling through the floor of the Office Mod Shop after modifying their vehicle.
  • Fixed an issue that resulted in rounds not ending correctly for some UGC Last Team Standing Jobs.
  • Fixed an issue that caused Weed Sell Missions to not start correctly.
  • Fixed an issue that resulted in players having no functionality after sitting on an alert screen in a Job lobby while another player left.
  • Fixed an issue that meant players were unable to access some of their personal vehicles.
  • Fixed an issue that resulted in players to incorrectly receiving the message “Unable to purchase supplies” in the Distribution Logistics Bunker Business App.
  • Fixed an issue in the Lowrider Mission – Community Outreach where players were incorrectly shown the “Leaving Mission” timer.
  • Fixed an issue that resulted in players getting stuck in the sky after entering their Garage from the Apartment.
  • Fixed an issue that could randomly cause the Night Vision Scope or Thermal Scope of the Heavy Sniper Mk II to disable when in use.
  • Fixed an issue in various Sell Missions where players were unable to deliver the objective.
  • Fixed an issue in the Weaponized Vehicle Mission – Severe Weather Patterns where players were unable to drop mines.
  • Fixed an issue that caused players’ characters to pop in when entering their Eclipse Towers Garage.
  • Fixed the vertical angle of the Pegassi Oppressor’s machine gun weapon to fire forwards instead of angled towards the ground.
  • Fixed an issue that caused the Cargobob to not have a magnet correctly attached during the Fleeca Job Finale.
  • Fixed an issue where an error message would not correctly show when attempting to invite another player into a GTA Online Solo Session.
  • Fixed an issue where another player’s character may appear warped/stretched when observing them enter the HVY APC.
  • Fixed an issue that caused the wrong color or pattern to render on the parachute of an Imponte Ruiner 2000 at long distance.
  • Fixed issue that caused position sync problems after a player was knocked out of a turreted vehicle.
  • Fixed an issue with the Karin Technical Aqua not rendering Crew Emblems correctly at far distances.
  • Fixed an issue with Crew Emblems not rendering correctly when applied to some clothing items from previous content updates.
  • Fixed an issue with scarves clipping through the player’s view when inside a vehicle in first person mode.
  • Fixed visual issues with the SMG Mk II Stats.
  • Fixed an issue that caused players’ screens to flash when spectating a player inside their Bunker.
  • Fixed issues with the BF Dune FAV in the Bunker.
  • Fixed issues with objective text in the Weaponized Vehicle Mission – Exit Strategy.
  • Fixed syncing issues with containers attached to the Cargobob in Sell Missions.
  • Fixed issues with players’ shooting stat not correctly increasing when playing the Bunker Shooting Range.
  • Fixed an issue that resulted in the same Defend Mission variation being launched repeatedly.
  • Fixed an issue that resulted in players receiving incorrect pass/fail messages from their Personal Assistant for Mobile Operations.
  • Fixed incorrect payout issues for multiple Businesses.
  • Fixed issues with lights flickering in Bunkers.
  • Fixed an issue that meant only the CEO player could see the guard after purchasing the security upgrade.
  • Fixed an issue that caused a duplicate Bunker door to appear.
  • Fixed issues with Bunker Research.
  • Fixed an issue that resulted in players being unable to fast track Bunker Research.
  • Fixed an issue that resulted in players being unable to open their bike helmet visor.
  • Fixed an issue that caused the “Half Masks” category in the Interaction Menu to disappear.
  • Fixed an issue that caused players’ Ballistic Equipment to be removed with no notice.
  • Fixed wanted level issues in the VIP Work – Haulage.
  • Fixed an issue that resulted in players being removed from their Bunker once the VIP Work – Hostile Takeover begun.
  • Fixed an issue that meant players could be pushed through the Bunker walls.
  • Fixed an issue that resulted in players’ PVs to be incorrectly blipped when requested.
  • Fixed an issue that caused multiple props to be missing from the Bunker intro cutscene.
  • Fixed an issue that caused players’ t-shirts to change when using the “Jacket: Open/Close” option.
  • Fixed an issue that resulted in players still being able to use the vehicle abilities on another player’s Oppressor after the owner used the “Empty Personal Vehicle” option.
  • Fixed an issue that resulted in players being taken back into the Clubhouse Mod Shop despite exiting it.
  • Fixed an issue that resulted in players being told the Medium Chassis Armor has been recently unlocked despite the item already being unlocked.
  • Fixed issues with players appearing in other players’ Bunkers despite being in their own.
  • Fixed an issue that meant entering and exiting the MC Style menu changes the applied MC Style.
  • Fixed an issue that caused players to be stuck on a black screen after creating a second Online character.
  • Fixed camera issues in Benny’s Original Motor Works.
  • Fixed an issue that resulted in players’ HVY Nightsharks to not be delivered after ordering one.
  • Fixed an issue that resulted in the HVY Nightshark to not be selectable as a starting vehicle in Heist lobbies.
  • Fixed an issue in the Heist Pacific Standard – Finale where changing your hood option in the Interaction menu causes the heist bag to become a parachute.
  • Fixed an issue that resulted in players getting stuck during the Heist – Pacific Standard Finale mid-Mission cut scene.
  • Fixed an issue in the Heist Humane Labs – EMP where the Mission would not end when trying to deliver a Hydra that was missing a wheel.
  • Fixed an issue in the Heist Pacific Standard – Bikers where the Mission would fail due to a Lectro Motorcycle being destroyed despite them all being present.
  • Fixed an issue in the Heist Humane Labs – Valkyrie where players would get stuck in the sky after quick restarting.
  • Fixed an issue in the Heist Fleeca – Finale that caused duplicate versions of players’ characters to appear in cut scenes.
  • Fixed an issue that resulted in players experiencing a loss of functionality after accepting a Lester Heist invite while exiting the MOC.
  • Fixed an issue that caused players wearing Biker clothing to display the wrong Crew Emblem during some Heist sequences.
  • Fixed inconsistencies with the naming of Mk II weapon ammo.
  • Fixed issues with certain hairstyles clipping into Gunrunning clothing.
  • Fixed an issue that resulted in the Heavy Sniper Mk II Advanced Scope mod to appear as locked despite the player owning it.
  • Fixed frame rate issues that occurred when browsing through Hats or Masks in the Interaction Menu.
  • Fixed an issue that resulted in other players’ PVs to appear in your Bunker.
  • Fixed collision issues with Supply Crates in the Bunker.
  • Fixed an issue that caused no weapon audio to be present when the player used the “Kill Yourself” option with the Mk II Pistol.
  • Fixed pricing errors with the “Dark Woodland Cargo Shorts”.
  • Fixed an issue that resulted in the Office Mod Shop interior to not load in correctly.
  • Fixed issues with players’ character icons in the Pause > Friends menu.

General – Xbox One only

  • Fixed multiple issues that resulted in players either receiving incorrect or no UI at all when experiencing conflicts between Xbox Live privileges and GTA Online.

General – PC only

  • Changes have been made to the Key Rebinding menu – a new “GTA Online Vehicles” category has been added and some Special Vehicle controls have been split into unique key bindings.
  • Fixed an issue that caused vehicle weapons to sometimes fire towards an incorrect position on certain SLI system configurations.
  • Fixed an issue that caused amphibious vehicles driving on land to desync in GTA Online when running at high frame rates.
  • Fixed an issue that caused Gunrunning vehicle mines to still drop when rebinding the key in the Pause Menu.
  • Fixed an issue that caused the liveries for Weaponized Vehicles to be priced incorrectly.
  • Fixed a transaction error that occurred when trying to purchase the Weapon & Vehicle Workshop when renovating the MOC.
  • Fixed a transaction error that occurred after completing a Bunker Sell Mission.
  • Fixed an issue that resulted in the MOC Weapon Workshop to become unresponsive after purchasing a new weapon.
  • Fixed an issue that meant entering the MOC on an Oppressor caused a key conflict on PC.
  • Fixed incorrect keyboard specific help text about dropping mines in particular Sell Missions.

Story mode fixes

  • Fixed an issue that meant players were unable to replay the Mission – The Big Score – Finale – Helicopter Finale as the second cut scene froze and could not be skipped.
  • Fixed an issue that meant armor could not be purchased.
  • Fixed an issue that caused weapons in Story Mode to be locked due to their online character owning its Mk II variants

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