Hacking can be a real dick move, especially when it ruins someone else’s game. Hacking can also be fucking bizarre when it happens to you.
Nick Breckon, one of the hosts of gaming podcast Idle Thumbs and a scriptwriter for Telltale’s The Walking Dead: Season Two, had his GTA Online game hacked in the most ingenious, but very creepy way.
Loading the game, he noticed he had a ton more cash than he did last time he played. No biggie; bugs happen and money is great. He then noticed he had every weapon in the game with near infinite ammo. Alright! Party time.
Not party time. Fever dream time.
After dying and reloading the game, Nick now had a very strange character attached to his back. He was piggybacking a green-haired clone of himself, who was gently stroking his head. Creepy.
More and more of the clones began to appear as Breckon freaked out and tried to escape them, but to no avail. It really needs to be seen to be believed, and luckily, Nick has retold the story on the Idle Thumbs podcast along with footage of the bizarre event.
Rockstar have been struggling with hacking in GTA Online recently, and hopefully it’s something they can get a leash on, especially if the hacks are as weird as this one.
Mark is the Gaming Editor for UNILAD. Having grown up a gaming addict, he’s been deeply entrenched in culture and spends time away from work playing as much as possible. Mark studied music at University and found a love for journalism through going to local gigs and writing about them for local and national publications.