Do not Purchase The New GTA On-line Precision Rifle, It Sucks

A large rifle sits on an orange background with red x in front of it.

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earlier this week, Rockstar Video games launched the newest, huge replace for Grand Theft Auto On-line, its tremendous widespread open-world MMO. The brand new replace introduced some much-needed adjustments and options to the practically decade-old recreation. It additionally added a brand new semi-auto rifle to the digital streets of Los Santos that value practically half one million {dollars} and… it fully sucks. It is so unhealthy, that many are confused as to why it was even added.

The free Prison Enterprises replace for GTA On-line launched on July 26 and it introduced with it quite a lot of enhancements and new options to the sport, a lot of which had been requested by followers for years. The replace consists of stuff like the power to do promote missions in a personal session and the power to lastly run across the on line casino or inside nightclubs. It additionally added new monitor creator options and simplified consuming snacks and utilizing armor. All and all, not a brilliant flashy or attractive replace, however a sensible one that can assist preserve the growing old recreation playable and enjoyable.

The replace additionally added a brand new weapon that simply actually sucks.

The Precision Rifle is, in principle, purported to be a semi-auto sniper rifle that’s extremely exact and can be utilized in mid-range to long-range gunfights. And for an eye-watering excessive worth of $450,000 (with out reductions) quite a lot of gamers would possibly anticipate some first rate bang for his or her buck. I do know I did once I picked up the gun the second I logged in after the replace was reside. What I and different gamers truly acquired for that top price ticket was fairly horrible.

The primary crimson flag appeared earlier than I even fired the gun. After shopping for it, I went to spend some additional money on upgrading it and including some equipment, like a scope or silencer. It is a fairly frequent a part of GTA On-line And mainly, all of my different weapons have comparable choices. However the Precision Rifle would not have any of this. All you are able to do is swap out the colours on it. There’s No scope, prolonged magazine, flashlights, or something. This made me nervous, however I figured on the time that maybe it was so good it did not want that stuff. You learn the headline and made it this far so I haven’t got to inform you—however I’ll anyway—I used to be mistaken. So mistaken.

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Within the very first firefight in opposition to some random police who began attacking me for no motive in any respect (do not have a look at all of the lifeless our bodies round me) I shortly found this rifle has a really gradual firing charge. It additionally would not appear any extra exact or correct than most of my different rifles and pistols. In opposition to different gamers it additionally would not appear to do a lot harm, taking three or 4 physique photographs to kill a troll making an attempt to harass you. Whereas it does sound cool, that is about all this costly firearm has been going for it.

Throughout the GTA On-line neighborhood, the suggestions from gamers is usually damaging. The overwhelming majority of gamers on-line really feel the gun is a ripoff and a waste of cash, evaluating it to cheaper rifles which have comparable and even superior stats. I noticed one participant compare it to a Nerf blaster. Not an awesome assessment of a factor that’s purported to be a lethal weapon.

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Including to the damaging response is that gamers have been anticipating one other, completely different weapon to even be part of this new replace. That gun is the M16-like Service Rifle, a gun that Rockstar teased in screenshots launched earlier than Prison Enterprises was launched. However after the replace hit, the gun was nowhere to be discovered. It seems, by way of dataminers, that the Service Rifle is coming and will be a reward for the a scavenger hunt.

Oddly, some gamers are reporting that once they loaded up the sport after the replace they discovered the Service Rifle of their stock already. This model of the gun appears bugged and it is all possible an unintended mistake. However a minimum of it is arduous to complain a few crappy, bugged gun when it is “free.”

Kotaku has reached out to Rockstar concerning the Service Rifle and if there are any plans to replace or change the poorly-received Precision Rifle. Till one thing adjustments, I would counsel you save your cash and purchase one thing else. And hey, a minimum of Rockstar nerfed the horrible OP jetbike!