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    GTA Weather

    I know this is going to sound daft but I thought there would be a wide range of different weather's throughout GTA V free roam I think that was misleading by Rockstar tbh the only weather effect that are not in free roam I haven't seen are -

    Snow
    Thunder & Lightning/Rain

    those were only mission type weather effects, those above have not been in free roam ever since iv been playing it. I hear there's a cheat for snow but I don't use cheats.


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    snow comes when it's winter gta 3 had snow for 24 game hours on the 365day



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    I've seen a fair bit of thunder in the normal game whilst free roaming - rumbles the controller, too! It's matched with heavy downpours.

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    Other than the North Yankton missions, you don't want snow in GTA V. It'll look awful because it gets rid of the shadows and the snow doesn't interact with the environment.

    Thundery weather definitely looks and sounds nice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blacksite View Post
    Other than the North Yankton missions, you don't want snow in GTA V. It'll look awful because it gets rid of the shadows and the snow doesn't interact with the environment.

    Thundery weather definitely looks and sounds nice.
    yeah thundery weather in mission were great but never had it in free roam from playing it!


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    I've had a bit of everything ranging from light showers to heavy rain to thunder storms, even thick fog where I could barely see more than 50 metres or so.

    Oh and obviously sunny too!

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    I once had fog come out of nowhere when I was flying out past the Palomino Highlands, while uncovering the last couple unmarked areas on my map. It was an eerie little moment.
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    The weather realky does affect a lot including diving etc...

    Thunder and lighting is so so amazing
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    I really don't think snow would be in free roam. It's pretty rare in that area, though it would have been nice if Mount Chiliad had snow cover. It does look interesting next to sunshine and palm trees.



    I've definitely seen thunder and lightning. Maybe not the actual lightning, but definitely the flashes.

    My favorite is flying high during a light rain and seeing spots of where the sun is shining through.

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    Uh there are thunderstorms with lightning, maybe you've been playing for like 2 hours. There's no snow though, which is a little saddening. Hopefully North Yankton becomes a potential DLC city in the future. But I really want San Fierro and Las Venturs in HD glory.


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    Rainy and Thundery weather is rare though. It's mostly Extra Sunny, Sunny or Cloudy in GTA V.
    Last edited by Metal King Slime; 10-27-2013 at 21:08. Reason: Meant to say Extra, not Really.
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    Snow is only available through the cheat weather options

    But the weather is so freaking cool and when it rains, it rains
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blacksite View Post
    Rainy and Thundery weather is rare though. It's mostly Really Sunny, Sunny or Cloudy in GTA V.
    Maybe that has something to do with the place its set in...

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    That could be true, but games can just lie a wee bit
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    Quote Originally Posted by MW2-LgNd View Post
    Maybe that has something to do with the place its set in...
    I wasn't questioning why it was rare. Just stating that it was. It's understandable that the OP might not see Rainy or Thundery weather while free roaming.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blacksite View Post
    I wasn't questioning why it was rare. Just stating that it was. It's understandable that the OP might not see Rainy or Thundery weather while free roaming.
    Oh my bad, i thought you were the one who made the thread. I just think its weird to expect snow in a desert...

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    R* only do snow for mission based parts of the GTA games, and san andreas and GTA V are the only two games in the series to introduce snow

    The mission in san andreas, was the trip back to Liberty city and GTA V was the other to bring it in for the opening mission and another mission in the game
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    The Snow mission was great looked good in snow!!

    Hope the next GTA adds more to its weather or some destructions like earthquakes, tornados & maybe some volcanos to :P


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    Yeah earthquakes and tornadoes etc seem like a good idea. Tbh, it really does seem like the game was over hyped...its a great game, but it does get boring after a while...

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    I mean, theres sooo many things that could be added to this game. I dont care about graphics, just give me more things to do!

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    I think they might still bring about snow later. They already have the engine designed for it...or assets or whatever.

    But yes, there is thunder in the game and it's the best i have ever seen in a game.

    there are a lot of things about this game that tops everything i have EVER witnessed in a video game...even considering what we're seeing next-gen as of yet.

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    Well, the snow looks good in the Ludendorff, North Yankton map because it's part of the environment. Much of the map probably isn't solid either to help conserve memory, despite looking large in the pause menu.

    I would rather just see snow as the default weather type in a new GTA game. Especially if Rockstar decide to do a new rendition of Carcer City (instead of referencing the place in every GTA game since GTA III).
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    I do not think R* will add snow as a basic weather, because they might deem it nothing important to use within the cities they use for the GTA GAMES

    Unless they make it mission based and intro based
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    I hope they dont. I hate cold weather!

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    Quote Originally Posted by claud3 View Post
    I do not think R* will add snow as a basic weather, because they might deem it nothing important to use within the cities they use for the GTA GAMES

    Unless they make it mission based and intro based
    i don't see why they wouldn't. it's probably not easy to do with the resources available. expect all weathers next-gen.

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