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Is the online for this game as 'risky' as GTA V in terms of modders messing with your trophies?

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Hello, 

 

So I'm recently finishing up the Online trophies for GTA V and I have read some stuff about people's rank trophies popping all at once because someone boosted them to rank 1000 or something absurdly high. This resulted of course in getting flagged by the site's CRT, regardless of whether it was deliberate or not. Which is why I'm wondering if I should even bother with GTA IV because if some modded player suddenly gives me money or whatever and it causes trophies to pop earlier than they should then I'll just avoid this game to not risk getting flagged and wasting any efforts or time put into the online trophies before getting messed up by a modder.  

 

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The only ones getting flagged are the top fastest, those who are asking modders to help, mod themselves, or just auto pop most of the trophy list, especially offline stuff.

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3 minutes ago, MMDE said:

The only ones getting flagged are the top fastest, those who are asking modders to help, mod themselves, or just auto pop most of the trophy list, especially offline stuff.

From what I remember, the rank trophy 'Wanted' is tied to the amount of money you hold. If a modded player in the lobby youre in gives you millions of unsolicited cash for example, wouldn't that pop the trophy? I imagine the same rule would apply in that situation with regards to the rank trophies in GTA V popping all at once.

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If you want to be safe only play in private sessions. If you have 4 PS3s you can boost every online trophy (except the viral and coop) on your own. You could start with the viral trophy by joining a public match (if you don't have a friend with that trophy) and make sure to read and understand this before: https://forum.psnprofiles.com/topic/47103-what-to-do-if-you-get-hacked-and-trophies-pop-screwing-your-list…/

 

After that one "public" online trophy you can boost everything in private sessions as said above. This will just be a matter of dedication without worrying about hackers screwing up your list, as long as you don't go public accidentally. Make sure to follow @ProfBambam55's excellent online guide (https://psnprofiles.com/guide/3606-grand-theft-auto-iv-multiplayer-trophy-guide). Didn't have a single issue, even AWP unlocked just fine because of his checklist. For Coop you should find a friend or someone from here via boosting sessions.

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even if you get into a modded lobby without you know you will get flagged since no one actually can tell if it was intentional or not. You can't be like ''oh oopsie i got into modded lobby and i am like 500 levels now'' So basically just pack it up and move on if you want to be safe and since this is close to shut down all eyes are on this atm. 

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If you get the "Cut Your Teeth" trophy for ranking up one time in the online before you attempt to earn other online trophies then modders can't screw you over anymore. The only thing they can do to your GTA IV trophies is increase your rank to rank 10 instantly and if you already have the earlier rank trophy then the time stamps of your trophies won't look cheated. Right now if you earn both Cut Your Teeth and Wanted at the same time it can be assumed that you've cheated because it'd be indistinguishable from using a save file to unlock those trophies, yes GTA IV saves your online rank to its save file so you can cheat those trophies with one. As far as other trophies are concerned, I don't believe an online modder for GTA IV can unlock other trophies aside from your rank trophies for you. 

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5 minutes ago, woggly4 said:

If you want to be safe only play in private sessions. If you have 4 PS3s you can boost every online trophy (except the viral and coop) on your own. You could start with the viral trophy by joining a public match (if you don't have a friend with that trophy) and make sure to read and understand this before: https://forum.psnprofiles.com/topic/47103-what-to-do-if-you-get-hacked-and-trophies-pop-screwing-your-list…/

That's a very good guide on what to do if that happens, bookmarked it thanks! Granted I don't have much online games on my PS3 backlog but that seems like a lifesaver.

 

5 minutes ago, OnuR10Ly said:

even if you get into a modded lobby without you know you will get flagged since no one actually can tell if it was intentional or not. You can't be like ''oh oopsie i got into modded lobby and i am like 500 levels now'' So basically just pack it up and move on if you want to be safe and since this is close to shut down all eyes are on this atm. 

Yeah that's what I was thinking as well, it's gonna suck if I'm halfway through AWP and suddenly I get messed up by a random modder. Sigh, I just wish Rockstar would remaster GTA IV so I don't feel as bad leaving this PS3 trophy list behind lol.

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From my memory of playing this:

- the trophies for levelling up don't pop straight away on reaching a level, you have to play another match at your new level to get it to register.

- your online levels are saved in the save file, not server side.

 

Assuming the above is correct, you could avoid the problem completely by backing up your save file regularly, and then just exiting the game if a modder gives you cash, retrieving your old save from before that happened & reloading to continue from your old level. To be extra safe, you can back up all of your game saves before going online, so that if trophies do pop you can follow the link that was posted above to delete/restore your profile.

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On 29/10/2021 at 5:55 PM, PostGameBlues said:

Hello, 

 

So I'm recently finishing up the Online trophies for GTA V and I have read some stuff about people's rank trophies popping all at once because someone boosted them to rank 1000 or something absurdly high. This resulted of course in getting flagged by the site's CRT, regardless of whether it was deliberate or not. Which is why I'm wondering if I should even bother with GTA IV because if some modded player suddenly gives me money or whatever and it causes trophies to pop earlier than they should then I'll just avoid this game to not risk getting flagged and wasting any efforts or time put into the online trophies before getting messed up by a modder.  

 

 

On 29/10/2021 at 6:42 PM, StacFace92 said:

From my memory of playing this:

- the trophies for levelling up don't pop straight away on reaching a level, you have to play another match at your new level to get it to register.

- your online levels are saved in the save file, not server side.

 

Assuming the above is correct, you could avoid the problem completely by backing up your save file regularly, and then just exiting the game if a modder gives you cash, retrieving your old save from before that happened & reloading to continue from your old level. To be extra safe, you can back up all of your game saves before going online, so that if trophies do pop you can follow the link that was posted above to delete/restore your profile.

GTA IV online server pretty much saver than GTA V online cause you can create lobby in private mode, if (sometimes) hackers breach your lobby just quit ASAP to avoid any popped out trophy from hackers + the server almost empty you can get all online trophies almost zero problem.

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