Welcome to the third episode of Hot Topic. I’m Gary7MT with the GTA Series Videos crew and this is the Mystery Edition. As always click on the captions button if you want subtitles. Now in this Mystery Edition we’ll explore the infamous Mt. Chiliad mystery and investigate its connections to another important game mystery… the Jetpack! Starting with the Jetpack many “GTA Theorists” surmise that it could be a reward for resolving the Chiliad mystery. As stated in our first episode, leakers have discovered strings related to the Jetpack in the game files. Before and after that, many YouTubers posted videos concerning this device some of which were well produced showing locations and flying that have been proven to be hoaxes, others are just spam. But what, if anything, is certain about the Jetpack? While Rockstar has made no official announcements in April of 2014, Chr0m3 x MoDz posted some codes he found in both 1.12 and 1.13 GTA 5 patches pointing to a Jetpack. Based on a private interpretation of these strings, Chr0m3 x MoDz theorizes that the Jetpack is: 1) A native function in GTA 5; 2) Seems smaller than the one seen in GTA San Andreas and 3) Can be used while shooting – just like you can when using the parachute. Last, according to the source of this leak, the Jetpack will eventually come to GTA 5 and GTA Online. But are any of these notions based in fact? No, they are not. According to the strings leaked, there were only a collection of functions similar to the ones used by the parachute tied to the word Jetpack. Moreover, as some “GTA Theorists” argue, these strings could in fact be nothing more than Rockstar Games attempting to discredit leakers, allowing them to spread disinformation. Practically the same thing happened with the latest DLC “The San Andreas Flight School” where leakers and YouTubers promised the Hydra, based on their own interpretations of the strings, but the DLC is out and guess what? No Hydra! No 2-seated military jet either! Is Rockstar Games at fault for not releasing the Jetpack or the Hydra? Well, no. Rockstar is the owner and the sole party in charge of its game codes. Any complaints should be directed towards the leakers and YouTubers who read and interpret codes however they want affirming that something is 100% sure and will be found in the next patch or DLC. What many GTA enthusiasts wonder is, if the Jetpack could arrive in a future DLC for GTA 5 and GTA Online and the answer is yes, it could, but there’s no way to be absolutely sure if and when. Still the question remains, how is the Jetpack connected to the Mt. Chiliad’s Mystery? If you can’t answer this question, you’re in the right place! Mt. Chiliad’s Mystery is how the GTA communities identify the mural on the wall of Mt. Chiliad’s cableway. This mural shows an outline of a mountain surrounded by lightning, containing five Xs inside connected to three different drawings at the base. The mural’s shape taken as a whole, resembles the classic representation of the all-seeing third eye. The first image is a UFO with an extraterrestrial inside. The second is a cracked egg and the third appears to be the outline of a human using a Jetpack. At the top of the mountain we can see an image of a UFO. Before examining this mystery’s main theories, found on practically every forum dedicated to GTA 5, we shall try to explain this mural’s meaning without flying off to Neverland. In five different places on the western side of Mt. Chiliad, which correlate to the five Xs on the mural, there are five glyphs all connected to one another by the same image found on top of the mural. Under three of the five UFOs there is a rain cloud, a crescent moon and a mountain with a path down the middle. In other words, there will be a spaceship on top of a mountain during a rainy night – at 3 AM, to be exact. If you go to the top of the mountain you can see on the wooden viewpoint platform “Return when your story is complete”. Once you complete the game 100%, an FIB UFO will spawn on top of Mt. Chiliad. Some theorists have surmised, due to the fact that the flying saucer is not solid and disappears if you go near it, that in reality this craft is just a hologram projected from somewhere else. But if this explains three of the five glyphs, what is the meaning of the other two? Possibly, the glyphs simply mean that for the other two spaceships, all one has to do is reach the area from which they spawn, day, night, clear or rain, to see them. The first can be seen in the sky floating above “Beam Me Up” hill, identical to the spaceship from Chiliad Mountain except that this one emits an intermittent white beam from beneath, while the second, is far above Fort Zancudo and is more of an experimental stealth aircraft than a classic, alien craft. Also looking at the 3D model, we can see that inside this aircraft are two humans that can barely be seen from outside. Speaking of Zancudo, starting at 3 AM, a green light indicates where the UFO can be found. Unrelated to all this, there’s also a fourth spaceship sunken deep in the North Pacific Ocean, identical to those seen above Chiliad Mountain and “Beam Me Up” hill. If this is an easy explanation of the five Xs and the UFO at the top of the mural, what is the meaning of the three icons below? What is the significance of the craft with the alien inside, the cracked egg and the figure with what appears to be a Jetpack? Lacking hard evidence, any conjecture is mere guesswork. There are just too many theories, and too many ideas all lacking concrete proof. One of the oddest theories states that these three images are symbols for the three main characters: Michael is the UFO because he is the one tied to this aspect of the game. Franklin would be the egg because he’s the youngest and Trevor is the Jetpack because Jetpack, according to some, is synonymous with chaos. This could mean all the lines in the mural illustrate how the lives of these three characters are connected. Michael and Trevor connect in the past, then Michael meets Franklin, and later they both find Trevor. But this leaves the significance of the Xs? Current “GTA Theorists” state that there are five precise moments in the game during five missions in which taking one action as opposed to another will lead you to discover a reward, this reward being the Jetpack – but wasn’t the Jetpack Trevor? Bah! According to other current theorists, if you align the mural with the blueprint map, released with the Special and Collector’s Edition, at the top where the sea meets the land two of the 5 Xs are near the FIB “Beam Me Up” and Fort Zancudo UFO sites. But what significance could the remaining three Xs hold? While their precise meaning is unknown, one theory states that the X on Bolingbroke Prison and what’s written on the map are tied to another Easter Egg in the game – “The Infinity Eight Killer”. A game side story about Merle Abrahams, a serial killer who disposed of eight jogger victims at sea. Clues throughout the game lead players to the bodies. News of Abrahams’ death while in prison awaiting trial were found in a newspaper clipping tacked to the wall of his burned out Sandy Shores home. Focusing on recent discoveries by GTA researchers, rather than mere conjecture, the UFO is connected to all the not-so-alien flying saucers throughout the in-game world. It’s possible the egg signifies “Easter Egg” – because “to crack an egg” also means to solve a mystery. This could indicate the egg is just a symbol for a mystery that needs to be solved. But could there be more? Some current theorists’ state, after days of searching game codes, they’ve located several actual eggs in the world. One is the logo of the Paleto Bay Savings Bank robbed by Trevor, Franklin and Michael. Others claim that deep in the sea are alien eggs, but these supposed “eggs” are in fact just plants. Another egg was found inside the bell of the Cluckin Bell logo at Rockford Plaza, the place that we have to case during the optional mission with Tracey and Michael. Other Reddit “GTA Theorists” have found an alien egg that glows at night. Finally one of the most popular theories about the egg is connected to the Cluckin Bell factory in Paleto Bay. Exactly how is as of yet, unknown. Finally we turn our attention to the ultimate enigma – the Jetpack. A mystery that has stumped “GTA Theorists” for centuries. Desperate for clues that could lead to this device, gamers have started to connect everything to the Jetpack. From the glyphs inside the Altruist camp on the water tower… to those on “Beam Me Up” hill, a place based on Salvation Mountain among others, yet all these glyphs are merely copies of the ones found on Mount Chiliad. Theories also abound involving the FIB and scientists found near the satellite antennas in the morning. Some current theorists contend that each and every dish is pointed toward a part of the final solution. One widely held theory, especially because it’s based on the lack of the Jetpack, is that the device, like in San Andreas, could be a prototype in Fort Zancudo that is not yet available, but will be like the military UFO that floats over the fort. The last, and most hopeful theory of GTA enthusiasts, involves the possibility of the Jetpack being the reward for finding all three UFOs in the game. However, as the theory goes, due to technical problems or the intention by Rockstar Games to make the Jetpack a PS4, Xbox One and/or PC exclusive, the reward was taken out of the game. Is the Jetpack hidden in the game? Will it appear in a future DLC or in the new gen and PC version? Our only clues to it are based on strings added to the assorted patches, but nothing more. So what is the meaning of the figure with the Jetpack? Again, no hard evidence means this mystery will continue to haunt us. Could all these questions just be a way for Rockstar to refocus GTA enthusiasts’ attention on the game itself? After seeing how much time, effort and playing hours, users wasted in the past searching for Bigfoot… The Epsilon Program, Kraff and more? Or could there be a deeper meaning behind these mysteries? Perhaps they’re just a foreshadowing of things to come? We just don’t know, therefore… aliens! Now it’s time for your best questions, comments and ideas. Starting from Youtube, Llyod points out that Rockstar Games hired a team dedicated to coding their latest games for PC using Max Payne 3 as an example. You’re right Llyod, but we were talking about PC PORTING. Rumors talk about the possibility that GTA 5 for PC won’t be a PC port, but instead is a game coded native for PC. If this will be the reality, then we will surely have a great desktop version like Max Payne 3 was, and we sure hope so. Again from YouTube, Ricardo Martinez asks if we will see North Yankton again, maybe with its own storyline? You know Ricardo, that would be nice, but right now, North Yankton is just a rough city used like Ghost Town in GTA 3 for the beginning of the game. Most of the city is not solid and all the textures are in low quality. More important, North Yankton is just a strip, practically a single route village with nothing to say or to show. But, you know, every city in a game will start from one single route and with low quality textures, so yeah, visiting a better and complete North Yankton would be awesome. Hey Rockstar Games, this is a good one, got it? Moving to Facebook, Aaron asks what we think about a DLC involving Niko from GTA 4. Well, we probably won’t see one. First of all, because the voice actor of Niko, Michael Hollick, had problems with Rockstar Games about the pay he got after working roughly 15 months – he thought he deserved more, but only after seeing how success the game had in stores. Also, at the end of GTA 4, Niko has to choose between two different endings and those endings change his life in different ways. Even if there’s a canonical ending, Rockstar probably won’t bring Niko back to avoid choosing on their side the fate of Niko’s future, nullifying the choosing done by the player. Last coming from YouTube, MyDoggydude says he would like South Park and Family Guy on GTA television. And that’s all guys, we’ll see you next time on a new episode of “Hot Topic”. Live long and prosper.