Quirky GTA Online glitch reveals North Yankton map

Swap sun for snow in GTA Online glitch.

A bunch of savvy Grand Theft Auto Online players have found a way to play around on North Yankton, the snowy area from the prologue of Grand Theft Auto V's campaign.

When following the instructions with the latest patch installed you'll be able to find North Yankton floating in the skies of Los Santos.

To make the glitch work, one player needs to start an invite-only game of GTA Online. Another player then needs to repeat the game's prologue from single-player, playing up to the point that they leave the initial building and the police first arrive, and running to the left past the Bobcat van. Then the second player simply needs to accept a game invite from their friend.

North Yankton will appear as a floating city on the southeast side of Los Santos, and can be accessed and then explored via helicopter.

CVG has published a video guide to the glitch, which you can watch below. You can also catch up with GameSpot's ongoing GTA Online antics by checking out the GTA Diaries show page.

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37 comments
VenkmanPHD
VenkmanPHD

It's floating?

Does that mean I can find the Master Emerald?

jasongm
jasongm

How big is North Yankton?

PlatinumPaladin
PlatinumPaladin

How the hell do people discover this stuff??? The obscurity of the process is amazing.

I hope North Yankton is included as part of future single-player dlc, but that they keep it as a floating island. I love floating islands!

Someguy1212
Someguy1212

how do people find glitches like this?!?! If you stand about 5 feet from a stop sign while holding down the left button on the d-pad and shoot the sun the game will glitch and spawn 5 dogs on you. Give these people jobs as debuggers for Christ sake

gameroutlawzz
gameroutlawzz

wow thats nice lol. Glad to see everything is physical and the area isnt full of glitches cause you arent supposed to be there.

conorhat
conorhat

Nobody plays this game anymore, otherwise this article might still be relevant.

Elyobo
Elyobo

It's like the Ghost Town glitch in GTA III

noandno
noandno

North Yankton is the place where I live! I'll sue them

couly
couly

looks like possible future DLC

neowarrior121
neowarrior121

i hope this glitch never gets patched, i always like it when someone finds these glitches that do not ruien a game but add that little bit extra. i liked some of the bugs on borderlands 2 which allowed people to go past there bank limit, it never caused any problems but they pathed it anyway. i find that utterly pointless they did it and they will probably do the same on gta V and i dont see why.

giedrius1001
giedrius1001

Here is your easter egg from rockstar, floating city, bioshock infinity is back!!!

pszone
pszone

how about throwing snow balls to other players. 

Willaguy12
Willaguy12

Hopefully we'll have North Yankton in the future as DLC.

dark_rising76
dark_rising76

I thought the prologue was pretty cool. Would be nice if that was an actual area to have in the game on a regular basis. But I guess it wouldn't make sense to have that if the rest of the city looks like the middle of July. 

docsavage1975
docsavage1975

Some people have WAY too much time on their hands! 

Beardof_Zeus456
Beardof_Zeus456

floating island!? pffft! what a lame thing to put in a game.

001011000101101
001011000101101

@conorhat Weird, because I can join a full game in less than a few seconds. You sure you're not full of shit?

Ice-Cube
Ice-Cube

@Elyobo Or the snowy Liberty City glitch in GTA SA. Good times at the Gym jetpacking into blackness. I wonder if anyone still remembers that.

conorhat
conorhat

@Willaguy12 I hope they release a DLC that charges us for bullets, and gasoline for our cars. I hope we can just pay $1000 for thin air in the next patch. What a fucking idiot.

PlatinumPaladin
PlatinumPaladin

@dark_rising76 Keep it floaty. You could maybe use the excuse that the higher altitude decreases the temperature enough. ;-)

couly
couly

@Jacanuk @couly yeah but it might be included for MP in future DLC. Did you not get that?

PlatinumPaladin
PlatinumPaladin

@jimdove2 I'd also want there to be a white tiger, a pterodactyl, a giant wasp, and an obelisk that fires a laser beam.

Anyone who gets that reference is cool in my book. :-P

couly
couly

@DantheMan9856 @couly @Jacanuk Ever heard of DLC already on the disc?  Also, you cannot play yankton in MP without doing this glitch. So I'm just guessing that they intended it to be MP DLC.  I'm more than likely wrong about that but no harm in guessing.

DantheMan9856
DantheMan9856

@couly @Jacanuk MP and Single Player take place in the same map, same world, they are not separate. So they pull from the same files so to use that as evidence of future dlc isn't accurate.

PSYCHOV3N0M
PSYCHOV3N0M

OR you could should Ice bullets from a Gun and it'll melt in the corpse.

PlatinumPaladin
PlatinumPaladin

@javon27 Oh wow. Don't think I have the heart to tell you as you probably won't appreciate it. Besides, I can't give the game away and let everyone be cool. ;-)

javon27
javon27

@PlatinumPaladin You've made me really curious enough to sign up just to ask you... What's the reference?