Rockstar will pay more attention to solo GTA Online players going forward.
The recent release of the Cayo Perico Heist – GTA Online‘s biggest update yet – not only brought a big new heist for players, it also added a new location, new vehicles, weapons and much more.
But something those who don’t keep up with GTA Online may not have picked up on is that the Cayo Perico Heist can be played entirely solo, something none of the other heists offer. This not only makes it easier to stealth the entire thing, since you won’t have to worry about teammates messing up a perfect run, it also means you can have the full cut to yourself.
The decision to allow solo players to be able to finish the Cayo Perico Heist without help wasn’t an accident, and it is in fact part of Rockstar’s plan to not leave solo players behind.
Speaking to GQ, Rockstar design director Scott Butchard said that the move has been a long time coming, and that you can expect future GTA Online content to also follow the same commitment.
“It’s something that’s been on our minds for quite some time and the community has been vocal about it,” said Butchard. “It’s something we’re keen to carry forward.”
Butchard added that players should be free to choose their approach, knowing that each one offers different benefits.
“We want to respect teams and players who want to play co-op. But at the same time still allow solo players to still get just as valid an experience out of it. There’s perks to both.
“If you go in there by yourself, you’re taking 100% of the cut and it’s a lot easier to do stealth and plan when you’re not on comms. With multiple players you can split up and do multiple things at once. You can take more of the secondary objectives, so I could send Tarek off to the control tower to take down air defences while I start looting from the wee cash piles.”
“I think going forward we’re going to inject more of that single-player element in [GTA Online],” he confirmed.
If you’ve yet to jump in yourself, we’ve prepared a couple of very helpful Cayo Perico Heist guides going over everything from how to start it, to heist setup and prep missions, all the way through the rewards you could earn.