GTA 5 Online mysterious PC update: Secret feature changes and fixes revealed?

YouTuber MrBossFTW unravels the mystery behind the exclusive PC patch update that was released recently in GTA Online.

Rockstar Games has recently rolled out a mysterious little update to GTA Online with no description or changelog whatsoever while the GTA community has been wondering if any secret feature changes and fixes were hidden in the new update. Nevertheless, the prolific YouTuber MrBossFTW aka Ross has shed some light on the probable changes made with the new secret update.

Several GTA Online users have reported that Rockstar had released a mysterious patch exclusively for the PC on Friday evening while there is no mention of the same on console platforms until now. As Ross points out, the new PC update weighed around 110MB on the steam server while the same measured around 572MB on the social club client.

Given the size of the update, it was deemed to be a minor patch for fixing known issues in the game. This theory gains further momentum as several PC gamers reported via Reddit and GTA forums that the associates or bodyguard payouts had been adjusted, soon after installing the new update.

The user reports suggested that the payout for bodyguards had been revised from a mere $5,000 to around $30,000 for one successful delivery in any of the CEO missions wherein the cargo is worth around $1.7m. Ross has, however, clarified that all such claims are false as he was still earning a paltry $10,000 for doing some CEO missions as a bodyguard.

The second theory doing the rounds suggested that the update did actually fix the transaction error for buying and selling the cargo which has now been proved partially true. However, there is no way of verifying it as Rockstar has not updated the changelog or added any release notes for the newly released patch for the PC version.

Quite mysteriously, the GTA 5 title update 1.34 patch notes carried a line on Rockstar's support page that read: "++++This needs to be translated++++." The line has since been removed after the news of the mysterious patch went viral on the internet.

Meanwhile, the prolific GTA tipster Funmw2 aka Fun De Panda has clarified via GTA forums site that the update in steam only made changes to the Social Club and it has nothing to do with the game.exe or update.rpf files.

In related news, another prolific GTA tipster Yan2295 has retweeted OpenIV's message saying that no actual changes were made to the game files except for a few bug fixes in executable code. Yan also confirms that no changes were done to the native hashes either.

Consequently, it appears that Rockstar has gone ahead and fixed some critical or game-breaking bug in the PC version of the game, without actually making any feature changes in the latest DLC game files or GTA Online.

There is, however, a remote possibility that Rockstar could have patched up the hidden access to unreleased supercars in GTA 5 story mode on the PC platform. But, there seems to be no evidence to prove or disprove this theory yet.