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GTA V mental state update usefulness

The GTA V 1.13 update will release in 5 days time along with a number of fixes and new features, although one of the interesting additions to Grand Theft Auto Online will be a new mental state status. While exploring in the multiplayer open world, you will meet a variety of players and after the High Life update a new stat will show next to these gamers detailing some insight into their personality.

We have to wonder what our diagnosis will be, a friendly type or psycho? If Rockstar is considering our past actions, then we could be labeled psychotic and it will be interesting to see if we get other players avoiding us, or almost every encounter we make ends up in a fight thanks to our new mental state. The usefulness of this feature is yet to be seen, although there’s no doubt a number of our readers have made up their mind already way before the GTA V 1.13 update lands.


One Product Reviews reader highlighted how it will be interesting to see their mental state stat after being very unpredictable, saying “I sometimes hang with people for days and then kill them once they think I’m a friend, which makes a great picture”. Another added, “This is a strange feature considering some people keep hunting you, forcing a kill sometimes and this could turn my friendly nature with most players into a psycho label. You can’t go through GTA 5 without killing anyone, patch 1.13 and High Life is going to be an curious update”.

Will GTA V players really care about people’s mental state during an online session? Next Tuesday’s patch could lead to you wanting to avoid certain people, or you might hunt down the killers and give them a taste of their own medicine. However you decide to play it, you can count on the new GTA Online mental state stat adding something new to the game and certainly a little more insight into the characters you’ll meet each day.


Personally, our expectations are that Rockstar will score you based on how many people you kill within a certain time and add in some bad taste things to the mix. They will need to know the difference between people defending themselves and those that kill just for the sake of it.

Leave a comment below with your predicted label, do you think you’ll be Jack the Ripper or the Big Friendly Giant? Next Tuesday is going to be great in GTA V, bring on the 1.13 update and High Life.

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Written by Daniel Chubb

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