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"If blowing up virtual stuff excites you then just you wait until you've read this. Imagine an arcade game that was three-dimensional and had devastating destructive consequences. Welcome to real life! Bring the arcade to Los Santos with the Invade and Persuade RC Tank. It may be miniature, but it's still a tank."
Warstock Cache & Carry description.

The Invade and Persuade Tank is a remote-controlled tank featured in Grand Theft Auto Online as part of the continuation of the The Diamond Casino Heist update, released on December 25, 2019, during the Festive Surprise 2019 event.

Design

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The vehicle is basically an interpretation of the tank featured in the arcade minigame Invade and Persuade II. It has a rather worn paint job and the U.S.A. flag on the rear, just like in the arcade game. Its model file name is "MINITANK", which is befitting owing to its miniature size. It appears to be inspired by the SV-001 from the Metal Slug series.

When applying a livery, Military markings can be seen around the vehicle, being the same used on Fort Zancudo vehicles.

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Performance

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Vehicle

Like other RC vehicles, the player will de-spawn from the free mode lobby when taking control of the tank. When exiting control of the tank, either by choice or when the tank is destroyed, the player will spawn back into the lobby near the location where they originally took control (unless the player is "wasted", which will instead relocate them near the tank's location).

The vehicle has mixed properties between the RC Bandito and the normal-sized tanks: it accelerates fairly quick and turns reasonably well, but its top speed is lower compared to standard vehicles. Its suspension is kind of bouncy on curbs, bumps or other similar obstacles, owing to its rather stiff suspension and light mass. Similarly, it has poor climbing capabilities, struggling to maintain speed on moderately steep hills and ends up losing power, unless the handbrake is used to stop sliding back, then releasing it while holding the accelerator to regain speed. Owing to its small size and relatively thin profile, the vehicle can get through doors and enter interiors other vehicles cannot reach.

Like the Rhino Tank and the Khanjali, the RC Tank is capable of easily running over civilians and other players, and can also potentially crush them if rolled on for too long. However, the RC Tank is incapable of crushing vehicles due to its small size. Its small size also makes it prone to being knocked around by vehicles, especially if the player is wanted by the LSPD

Overall, the vehicle is well suited for flat, stable roads and is more intended for combat in a limited area, as the vehicle cannot chase enemies efficiently. There are drawbacks regarding its minimap, namely that it automatically aligns its position only to where the front of the vehicle is facing.

Abilities

The vehicle comes with a power hop that allows the vehicle to jump. The vertical height gained is much more significant than that found on the RC Bandito, allowing it to scale small barriers and walls, and even reach the top of short buildings like suburban houses with ease. Like the RC Bandito and Nano Drone, the RC Tank maintains an off-radar feature; enemy players will struggle to detect its presence or miss it when the vehicle runs away (unless a homing missile launcher is used, which will target the tank like any other vehicle).

Armor

Despite its relatively compact size, the RC Tank is capable of withstanding several direct explosions from rockets and is practically unaffected by regular gunfire. When the vehicle is heavily damaged, a beeping sound can be heard to indicate this state, similar to the tanks and the APC. Sometimes, upon destruction of the RC Tank, the player remotely operating the vehicle may be wasted, giving the appropriate message and granting a kill to the attacker (tested on PC).

While impervious to bullet damage, fast-firing weapons, particularly Miniguns or minigun turrets, seem to slow down the tank considerably due to its light mass, difficulting the possibility to reach targets using these types of weapons.

Weaponry

The vehicle comes with a small cannon turret that is operated in the same manner as tanks, having a fast rotation and elevation speed like the stock gun of the APC. The turret itself has a relatively limited elevation angle of 20-25 degrees, making it difficult to target even low-flying aircraft. This issue is also apparent when the tank is above the target's level, as it cannot aim downwards.

  • Machine Gun: The stock weapon is a machine gun turret behaving similarly to the machine gun turret found on the Insurgent Pick-Up, but having a lower fire rate of 4-5 rounds per second. It should be noted that the machine gun is significantly weaker than typical mounted machine guns as the damage is on par with a Pistol, requiring upwards of 14 shots to kill a player, unless by headshot.
  • Flamethrower: The flamethrower offers the same capabilities as the mounted flamethrower from the Cerberus, having an ultra-short effective range but deadly against NPCs and unarmored players. It can also burn vehicles in a moderately short time.
  • Rocket Launcher: The rocket launcher behaves similarly to other cannons from normal-sized tanks, but with several key differences:
    • The effective range is significantly lower, as the shell explodes after travelling several feet away from the RC Tank.
    • The damage of each fired shell is noticeably weaker, requiring nearly twice as many shots to destroy unarmored vehicles, and numerous direct hits to armored vehicles.
    • The projectile speed is on par with the Rocket Launcher, making it difficult to hit fast-moving targets on foot or small vehicles.
    • The blast radius of each fired shell is significantly reduced, near identical to shots fired by a Heavy Sniper Mk II or Pump Shotgun Mk II, both with explosive rounds.
  • Plasma Cannon: The plasma cannon behaves like the plasma guns found on the "Future Shock" line of Arena vehicles, having a significantly higher fire rate than the stock gun and deals more damage overall. The light path emitted by the cannon also easily gives away its position, making it easy to pinpoint where it is firing from.

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Modifications

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The Invade and Persuade Tank can be brought directly to Los Santos Customs once deployed to be customized.

Category Modification Price Image
Livery None $11,400
Basic Camo $18,240
Sprayed Camo $19,380
90s Sandbox $20,520
Modern 5 Color $21,660
Arid Theater $22,800
Urban Warrior $23,370
Coyote Geometric $23,939
Large Geometric $24,510
Small Digital $25,080
Medium Digital $25,650
Respray Main article: Los Santos Customs/Respray Colors -
Weapons Stock Weapon $11,400
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Flame Thrower $115,000
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Rocket Launcher $205,000
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Plasma Cannon $285,000
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Image Gallery

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GTA Online - FREE Invade and Persuade RC Tank

GTA Online - FREE Invade and Persuade RC Tank

Locations

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  • Available for purchase from Warstock Cache & Carry for $2,275,000. Players who logged in on December 25, 2019, would receive a one-time free purchase for it.[2]
    • Once purchased, the vehicle is available to request via the Interaction Menu and has a 2 minute cooldown timer once it is used (or destroyed by an enemy). Also, the cooldown timer does not affect the cooldown timer of the RC Bandito.

Trivia

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  • The sound it plays when the power hop is recharged is the same used in the arcade minigame, when the player reaches a checkpoint.
  • Using the Invade and Persuade Tank also counts for the Daily Objective "Drive an RC Bandito".

Bugs/Glitches

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  • At times, the process of deploying the tank may fail and results in the player seeing the tank briefly before switching back to the character. This could be due to being in a narrow area.
  • The RC Tank can be selected before starting a heist or heist setup mission. The tank will spawn like a normal personal vehicle and have the personal vehicle marker on the map, however, it cannot be entered or used except via a glitch.
    • When the mission is complete, the tank will spawn again in front of the player after loading into another session, having the same attributes. The player can then spawn their RC Tank normally from the interaction menu and effectively duplicate their RC Tank.
      • Both issues have been patched after a week with a silent background update. However, players may still experience this until the tank is destroyed.

See Also

References

  1. Blips-GTAO-Invade&PersuadeTank Seen as the player's blip on the radar, only visible to themselves.
  2. "Don’t forget to log in on December 25th to score an even bigger package, including a totally free, fully weaponized, definitely dangerous, Invade and Persuade RC Tank with your name on it from Warstock Cache & Carry. Just what you always wanted."
    Rockstar Newswire


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