The glitch is triggered when players spawn into a game and load the Rockstar Creator, force an error message, and get sent back into the lobby on their bike. When they return to the game, they can boost their hoverbike jet and the visual glitch makes them invisible, save for appearing as an icon on the minimap. Many players simply aren’t looking at the minimap constantly, although some players may not be aware that they can enlarge this feature in display options to see players from far away. This may be a small help when it comes to invisible enemies, but it obviously doesn’t address the root of the problem.
Rockstar has yet to address the invisibility glitch, which is a problem, as it is definitely a huge annoyance to anyone it happens too and it would make sense for Rockstar to stamp this issue out before it gets too widespread. Rockstar is often good at fixing glitches and exploits, and some players may remember how strict the company was on punishing players that used a garage money glitch by completely wiping these players’ bank accounts. Invisible trolls probably don’t need to be punished that intensely, but it would be nice for their victims to know that Rockstar has the fair players’ best interests at heart.
Thankfully, there are a lot of fair-minded players in the GTA Online community who prefer to reap their in-game successes without cheating or exasperating their opponents, so for now the issue isn’t taking over the game. Still, there will always be players who prefer to cheat and troll people, so it may come down to Rockstar to moderate the community if the fans can’t moderate themselves.
GTA Online is available now on PC, PS4, and Xbox One, and will release on PS5 and Xbox Series X in 2021.