GTA 5 Has a Hidden Playable Bigfoot Character

You aren't likely to just stumble across him.


Diehard Grand Theft Auto fans have long believed Bigfoot to be present in some of the series' recent games. That includes GTA V, and now, following its latest update, we know the Sasquatch is not only in the game, but it (he?) is a sort of playable character.

Among other things, the most recent update brought the PC version's replay editor to Xbox One and PS4 and added a new Achievement/Trophy called Cryptozoologist. This tasks players with collecting all animals for use in Director mode, which is done by discovering peyote plants scattered throughout the game world. Reddit user YourAdultFriend noticed that the description for the Achievement/Trophy seemed to tease there were more animals, as it reads, "You unlocked all animals for use in Director Mode... or did you?"

Since the update came out, another Reddit user, rkRusty, set out to investigate information datamined from the the game. This included coordinates for a certain location in the Chiliad State Wilderness, and it's here that a golden peyote is located that unlocks Bigfoot.

If you're wondering why someone hadn't happened upon the special peyote before now, that's because of the extremely specific requirements that need to be met for it to show up. In order to find it, you need to have completed the game, the weather needs to be foggy, and it needs to be sometime between roughly 5:30 AM and 8 AM on a Tuesday (in-game). There are other qualifications, too, like collecting all of the other peyote and sparing the Sasquatch during a mission where you help to hunt it (or someone dressed like one) down.

YouTube channel 2H2K ran through this process and was able to play as Bigfoot, as you can see in the video above. You can still drive vehicles and fire weapons, but there is reportedly no first-person mode available. This is all deemed a hallucination, allowing you to leave it at anytime.

This update is not available on Xbox 360 and PS3 due to technical issues preventing further content from begin added. Future updates will focus on leveraging the power of Xbox One, PS4, and PC.

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