GTA Online players come up with bizarre explanations for whale glitch

The beached whale glitch in GTA Online.
Credit: Ssweatband on Reddit.

The beached whale glitch in GTA Online.
Credit: Ssweatband on Reddit.

While some GTA players are already looking forward to GTA 6, others are still trying to make the most of their remaining time in Los Santos.

After all, if you don’t enjoy trying to predict the next game’s release date, lack any hot takes regarding what it should include, and have given up on planning out your first playthrough, why not just try to appreciate the final stretch of GTA Online?

Some players have recently been doing so by replaying The Contract update's missions in order to earn the cash required to buy a 50-car garage and fill it up with interesting automobiles. However, it seems one has instead taken to the sea and encountered an interesting glitch.

Have you ever encountered this confusing aquatic bug in GTA Online?

Their unusual amphibious discovery forms the subject of a recent thread on the GTA Online subreddit, which began with a post from the player in question, user ssweatband, who shared an image of their character posing atop a static whale floating above the sea and captioned it: “Why is there a beached whale in the middle of the ocean?”

An array of fellow criminals quickly offered some theories as to how the poor creature had ended up in this confusing predicament, with user JointSpoint jokingly declaring: “(It) definitely has something to do with Mount Chiliad. Everything is connected to Chiliad.”, while One-Mycologist-6001 said: “It followed you home from Cayo (Perico), now you have to keep it.”

User ze_ex_21 decided to don their tinfoil hat and expand on the Chiliad idea, managing to take the number of letters in the word ‘Chiliad’ and, by way of unexpected links to astronomy and Italian currency, arrive at the exact number of letters in the phrase ‘Mt. Chiliad'.”

Meanwhile, user Sablegolf4755 offered a more grounded explanation, musing: “That’s a mis-spawning of a Cayo Perico easter egg.”

The thread in the GTA Online subreddit.
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Sadly, this seemingly puts pay to the desires of user sammyb2, who looks to have thought the whale might be proof that pets are coming to GTA Online.

Regardless of whether you’ve desperate to add a whale tank to your Eclipse Towers apartment, make sure to follow us for more GTA 6 and GTA Online updates as new vehicles and more arrive.

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