Rockstar Games has released a minor Halloween update for GTA Online this gave players a chance to see UFOs in the sky. The unidentified vessel can only be seen at one location in GTA Online at the moment and can only be seen at certain times, but there is reason to believe that it will move around the map in the future. This is also expected to be just the start of GTA Online Halloween festivities and more will come in the future.
The UFO sightings were teased not too long ago by Rockstar Games through a tweet that implied UFOs would be coming to the game soon. The newspaper clipping in the tweet below directed players to the game. place they had to visit to see the UFO.
Strange sightings in GTA Online in the run-up to Halloween. pic.twitter.com/DsJm8dFhsk
– Rockstar Games (@RockstarGames) October 15, 2021
Getting to this location alone is not enough, however, as you also need to be there at the right time. Fortunately, other players have already determined the right time to visit the UFO. The video below from another player showed the UFO over Paleto Bay which is apparently only visible if you get there between 10 p.m. and 3 a.m. depending on the time of the game.
There is a new random UFO event in GTA Online. If you come to this location between 10:00 PM and 3:00 AM (in-game), you will be able to see it. pic.twitter.com/oB6ox4MSm3
– Nuro (@Nuro_Citrix) October 15, 2021
After watching the video above, you’ve pretty much seen what there is to see regarding the UFO event, at least for now. Players don’t actually get anything for visiting the UFO, so there’s no huge incentive to do so other than getting a single sighting. Data mining efforts suggested that the UFO will move across the map during different parts of this event, so while there isn’t much to say right now, it could be evolving into something else in the future.
If not through events with the UFO, we’ll likely see more Halloween-ish stuff happening in GTA Online later this month. Rockstar’s tweet specifically said “in the run-up to Halloween,” suggesting that there is more to be expected, and since UFO movements have already been datamined, it is likely that there will be something else. associated with these.
GTA Online UFO sightings are now available in-game for an unknown amount of time, so go check them out while you can before the ship leaves for good.