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Drag Meets Now Available In GTA V


This is something that really should have been in GTA V from the very beginning.

Being technically-kinda-sorta illegal, these underground drag races fit perfectly in the "car-related crime" theme around which the whole GTA franchise is built. Sometimes, when an idea like this comes up, you might go like "how did Rockstar not think of this?". However, keep in mind how many things the dev team did think of, considering the sheer amount on fitting content found in GTA V. After all, adding stuff beyond that is what modding is for, right?


This particular mod adds various Drag Meet locations to the map of GTA V, as well a a number of ways the player may interact with these meets. The meets feature a wide variety of vehicles, totaling at least 50 tuned cars separated into three different categories. The NPC drivers race one another in pairs, and the player may place bets on the outcome, making this mod into a new source of income. The stats of the drivers participating are randomized, giving them different reaction times, or changing how quickly they change gears.

The ambiance and atmosphere typical of real life drag meets are facilitated by the other parked tuner cars, the cheering crowds, and the iconic countdown girl at each location. Beyond betting, players can also interact with a given meet by being a bit of a dick, meaning your character may call the police to disband the drag meet. An obvious form of player interaction hasn't been overlooked by the author, don't worry - participation in the drag races will be added in the next update.


The author does note, that the largest drag meet at the LSIA, with over 30 cars, may be a bit taxing on some PCs, as it is rather performance intensive.

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Matt Gibbs

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Matt first came across the Grand Theft Auto series when he rented GTA III from his local video store, and it's been an obsession since. After playing through every GTA game since then, he decided to start GTA BOOM (initially in preparation for the launch of GTA V and as a way to document the hype, news and rumors about the then upcoming game. When Matt isn’t editing the content on BOOM, you’ll find him working on the server or making other improvements to the site, helping to update our library of guides and make them more useful for readers. Find Matt on LinkedIn or Twitter.