Michael always was a snake… Not surprised he and Franklin were cheating the stock market. Gangsters? More like Banksters…
1. progress the story to at least after Lifeinvader mission* and open LCN stocks
2. sort by % change
3. invest in worst negative % return (should be Lifeinvader but sometimes it works on other stocks)
4. instantly** sell (ignore the % return, even if it says you lost money, made money, or still says 0, it’s wrong)
This glitch only works in the original versions of GTA5 on current-gen. Rockstar FIXED ( REMOVED) this glitch in version update 1.04 (which is 1.20 for GTAO). For this to work, you MUST be on current-gen PS4 or Xbox One (no PC) using an earlier version of the game (versions 1.01-1.03 would work but you cannot update to them anymore). So, basically, it means you need an UN-UPDATED version of GTA5 on current-gen consoles — if you update the game, this will NOT work.
This video is not really a tutorial, either. Sorry =( This is the original live gameplay video showing when I discovered the glitch. It was the very 1st time I re-produced it. If you check the upload date, you can see it’s 2 days after the game released; then, Rockstar patched the glitch 6 days later. But if you install (and don’t update) the original GTA 5 current-gen version of the game, this glitch will FOREVER work and will always ALWAYS WORK.
It’s 100% guaranteed to work and repeatable IF you’re using the original current-gen console version of the game. If it’s NOT working for you, please
THINGS TO TRY IF IT DOES NOT
-make sure you’re on PS4 or Xbox One
-make sure your patch version is 1.05 or older (Rockstar fixed/removed this bug a few months after GTA V current-gen released)
-make sure you’re using Lifeinvader after it has crashed
— try progress the story past Fame or Shame so that Lifeinvader is ‘crashed’ but also now ‘randomly recovering/fluctuating’
— the glitch doesn’t always work if a stock is ‘stuck crashing’ … it needs to be crashed to a very low negative return of probably over -70% but still be able to change (e.g. when you reload a save over and over and over, each time Lifeinvader will be a different ‘crashed’ value)
*this video and all my attempts are done after Dead Man Walking but I’ve heard that it works earlier right after Heist 1 (on Trevor) or immediately after the Lifeinvader mission soon as the stock crashes. But if the glitch is NOT working for you, try to progress the mission story farther.
**switching characters may help but isn’t always required.
I apologize that the video is overly long and confusing. This was not expected to be a tutorial video and I did not expect anyone other than a few people at GTAForums or NeoGAF to see it.
The video is the 1st time I re-produced the glitch. I actually noticed on day 1 crashed stocks seemed buggy but I didn’t understand it yet. I kept experimenting casually after the 1st Heist, and then I discovered it. If you check the upload date of the video, it’s barely even 2 days after the game released. It’s the 1st video on Youtube showing the glitch.
This video is the very first time I re-produced it. So, I quickly PS Shared it with some friends on a couple message boards. I didn’t expect more than a few friends to see it.
So, I apologize if it’s unclear and I’m sorry if it’s confusing or useless enough to anyone that they feel the need to Dislike the video. I didn’t upload it to waste peoples time. My intention was just, ‘Hey, I think I just found a stock market glitch, pretty sure I can reproduce it… check it out.” Since then obviously the glitch was understood a bit better.
Also, there are a few newer videos made by other people and those are really helpful tutorials. I think one of the other top search results is very clear and better presented, so if my video is too confusing, I recommend some of the others.
Mine isn’t really the same thing because this video isn’t a tutorial — it’s almost like raw footage of the first time that the glitch was reproduced and uploaded to Youtube.
Thanks for all the views and I’m always happy to try help with the glitch if you have any questions. I’m online a lot so I usually reply pretty fast.