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- “If malware had six wheels, heavy armor and comfy seats, this is what it would look like. It can launch source and resupply missions for every business you own, mine the data of every other reprobate in the city, launch exclusive Client Jobs, and that’s before you get to the upgrades: a Multi-Lock Missile Battery, a drone station, a Mk II weapon workshop, and the only vehicle workshop in the world capable of customizing the Oppressor Mk II.”
- — Rockstar Newswire description.
The Benefactor Terrorbyte is an expedition truck featured in Grand Theft Auto Online as part of the After Hours update, released on August 14th, 2018, during the The Black Madonna Residency Week event.
Paige Harris claims she built and designed the interior of the Terrorbyte herself.
- 1 Design
- 2 Performance
- 3 Functionality
- 4 Customizations
- 5 Modifications
- 6 Image Gallery
- 7 Prominent Appearances in Missions
- 8 Locations
- 9 Trivia
- 10 Bugs/Glitches
- 11 See Also
- 12 References
- 13 Navigation
Grand Theft Auto Online
- “The Terrorbyte is a fully rigged command unit, custom built by Lester’s trusted hacker contact Paige, and can handle the operations for your vast criminal network from anywhere in the state.”
- — Rockstar Newswire description, prior to its debut.
The Terrorbyte is a large command truck based on the Mercedes-Benz Zetros 6x6 Expedition Vehicle, with slight changes of the front lamps.
The Terrorbyte assumes a similar layout to the Brickade featured in the Further Adventures in Finance and Felony update, consisting of a front cab and a rear box module. The front consist of a black bulky bumper with the license plate on the centre and a set of circular lamps on the edges. The upper area is predominated by a mesh grille with black vertical separations on it and a circular detail on the centre with a chrome Benefactor emblem, along with narrow headlamps beside the engine compartment and a snorkel on the passenger side. On the cabin area, there is a large windscreen and an extended section with unusable lamps, while the portions behind are occupied by a set of ladders, the left-side oil tanks and the right-side box with the Benefactor emblem on it. The interior of the cab uses the traditional "Truck" analog dials.
On the rear module, the sides mostly consist of what seems to be window coverings and the lower storage compartments, as well as side marker lights and upper LED-like lights intended for illumination of the box walls (though not used). On the right, there are two doors intended for access of the "Nerve Center"; a frontal one for the occupant/s and a rear one for the owner's Oppressor Mk II (if a Specialized Workshop is installed). On the roof, the truck features frames around the borders and what looks like solar panels similar to the ones on the Brickade, along with a circular hatch intended for the drones (if the Drone Station is available). The rear end of the box features a large compartment carrying the spare wheels and uses a set of tail lamps similar to the RCV.
The primary colour of the truck is applied on the body, while the secondary colour is applied on the details around the cabin roof, the rear box module and the window/door panels. It uses the same industrial wheels as trucks like the Mule and the Phantom, being a derivative of the "Spooner" muscle rims seen in Los Santos Customs.
If the truck is equipped with the Turret Station and someone is operating it, one can see a missile battery that seemingly hides within the box' shape. This weapon bears strong resemblance to the M270 Multiple Launch Rocket System, also having 12 tubes in two six-pack launch pod containers.
- “Hey. I'm talking to you live from... you don't need to know where.
This is your truck, a vehicle I designed and assembled; from the keyboards to the code the systems run on. We should have everything in here we need to take down any score we want.
To the rear, you've got a specialized vehicle workshop. You can modify an Oppressor Mk II back there if you wanna buy one... I mean, it's just a flying bike with twin machine guns, but... I guess that's not everyone's bag... You'd just jump on the bike to modify, or deploy it directly from the Terrorbyte.
Your weapons workshop is over here... for the kinds of jobs I have planned, you're gonna need some serious hardware... so it's for the best you got one. The workshop will allow you to buy and upgrade a range of weaponry into superior Mk II variants. Or make them look pretty... if that's what you're into.
Now... that big touchscreen in the center of the room is where you should really be looking... we'll QB everything we're doing from there, so... log on when you're ready, and I'll talk you through it.”
- — Paige.
The Terrorbyte's box interior is relatively small and features the corresponding access doors for exiting the vehicle (or entering directly to the cab in the case of the front one). It is fitted with a touch screen, various electronic devices and other assets the player can purchase. There is a door at the front that leads to the cabin and there are side doors near the front and rear to exit from the truck. If a vehicle workshop is installed, a small platform allows storage of the Oppressor Mk II. Another compartment door in the rear module would theoretically allow access and exit for the aforementioned vehicle, as well as a circular hatch on the roof apparently intended for the drones. Like the Mobile Operations Center and the Avenger, a blue corona may appear in front of the module's door when stationary, and one can exit the vehicle or go into the cabin. The corona would move to the rear door if the aforementioned Oppressor Mk II is driven there.
When the player enters the rear module for the first time, a brief cutscene plays and Paige talks through some sort of communicator, briefing the player the functionality of the truck, as well as any purchased asset and interactive features.
Current Design Gallery
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The Terrorbyte has similar performance to that of the Brickade, having decent speed and handling, but lower acceleration. The suspension provides good capabilities to sort small obstacles and uneven terrain, but is not the best off-road due to the rear-wheel drive layout and its weight. Its high exhaust stack gives it the ability to drive through deep water without the risk of engine damage.
The truck is powered by a diesel engine, coupled to a 6-speed gearbox in a front engine, rear wheel drive layout. The truck's engine compartment cannot be opened at all, and if the player manages to clip the camera through it, there is no model altogether. It shares the same low-revving and noisy sound from trucks like the Phantom Custom and the Hauler Custom.
- “Okay, the scanner. You may have used something like this before... the cops usually run with an outdated version of this on their Maverick helicopters. Mine is a little powerful... it allows you to scan other persons of interest in the area... and to see a detailed breakdown of their combat info and any other dirt we can dig up on them. It's got some other features I can upload when we're running specific jobs too.”
- — Paige.
The truck is equipped with two Player Scanners, one on top of the cabin and one between the rear spare wheels, which can be operated by either the driver or the cab passenger. These scanners have a motion range of 180 degrees and are able to read players' general statistics, along with number of private dances and sex acts purchased.
The Terrorbyte is very resistant against bullets and explosives in general, as it takes up to thirty-four rockets without exploding (with a thirty-fifth one to finally destroy it). Like most armored vehicles, the Terrorbyte comes with bullet-resistant windows, providing small protection against firearms, but one should be still careful, as armor-piercing rounds can pass through these easily and the windshield is pretty large, leaving the front occupants vulnerable. Though it can stand 34 missiles and millions of bullets, it can still be destroyed by the Orbital Cannon in one shot.
- “The Multi-lock Missile Battery. Not too much to say on this. Just point and shoot, right? The multi-target lock-on allows you to... to lock on to multiple targets at once. Obviously. Not exactly sure what the hell you'll need this for, but who knows... seemed cool.”
- — Paige.
The Terrorbyte comes equipped with a Multi-lock Missile Battery that can lock on five different targets at once, able to attack simultaneously on an order specified by the locking-on sequence. The missiles are not very maneuverable and can miss targets that are moving away from where the launcher is aiming. Also, like the Chernobog, it has very limited capacity against land vehicles that are too close to the truck, despite capable of locking on targets from close ranges. Something unique compared to other launchers is that it can also lock on players on foot, being a dangerous threat on mid to long ranges. The weapon takes five seconds to reload, regardless of how many missiles it fired. However, firing an unguided rocket reduces this reload time to just 1.5 seconds.
Care should be taken with the truck while the gunner is operating the launcher; if the truck is flipped to a side, the weapon is rendered unusable and the gunner must wait for the vehicle to turn back onto its normal position to access the remote camera view again.
GTA Online Overview
(0-60 mph in Seconds)
(mph / kmh)
(FWD / RWD / AWD)
(kg / lbs)
|N/A||74.6 / 120||6||N/A||RWD||10000 / 22046||60|
|N/A||N/A||6||(rear 4)||RWD||Cannot be observed||Cannot be observed|
The Terrorbyte serves primarily as an operation hub for all 8 business types; Vehicle Cargo, Special Cargo, M/C Club Businesses (Weed, Cocaine, Meth, Counterfeit Cash), Supplies and Air Freight Cargo, alongside Paige's Client Jobs. They can be accessed and triggered on the touchscreen computer within the truck module, which is required to be utilised under a SecuroServ VIP contract, SecuroServ Organization or a registered Motorcycle Club.
If the Turret Station upgrade is installed, a Turret station provides access to the multi-lock missile battery. This replaces the usual reading screens with functional joysticks and turret camera, similar to the Mobile Operations Center.
The optional Drone Station provides access for a surveillance drone in an area within the truck and will be deactivated when it is out of the signal radius and have a one-minute cooldown until another one can be deployed again. This adds drone props on the bench and what looks like an exit tube reaching the roof of the box module's interior. During Client Jobs involving the use of drones, Paige may temporarily upgrade the station for multiple drone deployments.
A wardrobe can be seen next to the touchscreen and used in the same manner as any property-owned wardrobe.
Interaction Menu Options
The Terrorbyte is added to the player's Interaction Menu under the service section with the other vehicle properties like the Galaxy Super Yacht, Mobile Operations Center and Avenger. The vehicle is able to be called to near* wherever the player is located and dispatched back to nightclub storage on demand. The player cannot immediately relocate an existing Terrorbyte using the menu, they must return it to the nightclub and then re-call it to their current location.
- Request Terrorbyte
- Get a Warehouse Technician to deliver the Terrorbyte (to the nearest point*).
- Return to Storage
- Returns the Terrorbyte to the Nightclub.
- Request Oppressor Mk II
- Get a Warehouse Technician to deliver the Oppressor Mk II stored inside the Terrorbyte.
- Cab Access
- Restrict player access to the truck.
- Empty Cab
- Eject other players from the truck.
- Empty Nerve Center
- Eject other players from the nerve center.
- Set the radio station to be played in the truck.
*NOTE: The nearest point can still be half a mile away. Delivery will not be instantaneous like CEO and Biker deliveries.
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The Terrorbyte's minimum base cost is $1,375,000 and for every non-default aspect, its price will be increased.
The player can modify the vehicle options at any time by revisiting Warstock Cache & Carry and re-specifying the customization options, but will not receive any credit for previously paid for options. Other exterior modifications can be performed at the Nightclub's garage.
|Interior Tint (From left to right, from up to down)||Utility||Get the job done||Free|
|Fresh Pastel||When your mom decides to brighten up your secret hacker lab||$105,000|
|Olive||A sotisphicated look for your digital hunting lodge|
|Neon||Part espionage hub, part karaoke booth|
|Brash||So loud they'll never hear you harvesting their data|
|Vibrant||As punching and in-your-face as a punch in your face|
|Monochrome||Minimalist style, maximalist surveillance|
|Urbane||Pour yourself a bourbon and get undercover|
|Old School||A postwar vintage for the modern reconnaissance expert|
|Interior Decal (From left to right, from up to down)||Classical: Blank Slate||Free|
|Safari: Organic Zebra Print||$55,500|
|Safari: Snakeskin Walls||$57,200|
|Safari: Snakeskin Floor||$58,900|
|Safari: Authentic Giraffe Hide||$60,300|
|Safari: Ethical Leopard Skin||$61,600|
|Nature: Butterfly Effect||$62,800|
|Nature: Homely Floral||$63,800|
|Nature: Classic Floral||$64,700|
|Nature: Mad Skulls||$65,400|
|Nature: Trad Damask||$65,900|
|Designer: Sessanta Nove||$116,400|
|Designer: Le Chien||$118,800|
|Designer: Sebastian Dix||$121,100|
|Designer: Santo Capra||$123,300|
|Turret Station||If you're going to break cover, do it right: lock on five separate targets, and engage in a bit of lethal multitasking from the comfort of your swivel chair.||$297,000|
|Drone Station||This short-range surveillance drone comes equipped with a stun gun and an emergency self-destruct sequence. Technical proficiency has never been such delicious compensation for physical cowardice.||$815,000|
|Weapon Workshop||Run your eye down the federal blacklist of weapon enhancements, step inside this clandestine workshop, and get to work.||$245,000|
|Specialized Workshop||The only laboratory on Earth that's hi-tech and low profile enough to customize and store the Pegassi Oppressor Mk II.||$495,000|
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The Terrorbyte can only be modified inside a Nightclub garage.
|Armor Upgrade 20%||$7,500|
|Armor Upgrade 40%||$12,000|
|Armor Upgrade 60%||$20,000|
|Armor Upgrade 80%||$35,000|
|Armor Upgrade 100%||$50,000|
|Engine||EMS Upgrade, Level 1||$9,000|
|EMS Upgrade, Level 2||$12,500|
|EMS Upgrade, Level 3||$18,000|
|EMS Upgrade, Level 4||$33,500|
|Horns||Main article: Los Santos Customs/Horns||-|
|Plates||Blue on White 1||$200|
|Blue on White 2||$200|
|Blue on White 3||$200|
|Yellow on Blue||$300|
|Yellow on Black||$600|
|Respray||Main article: Los Santos Customs/Respray Colors||-|
|Wheels||Main article: Los Santos Customs/Wheels||-|
When purchased, the Terrorbyte comes painted in the following colors by default:
|Primary Color||Secondary Color||Pearlescent||Wheel Color||Trim Color||Dial Color|
|Metallic Midnight Silver||Metallic Shadow Silver||Black||Worn White|
Grand Theft Auto Online
- Official Screenshots
Prominent Appearances in Missions
- Client Jobs - Started up through the truck's touchscreen computer.
Grand Theft Auto Online
- Can be purchased from Warstock Cache & Carry for a starting price of $1,375,000 after purchasing a Nightclub.
- The player will receive the Terrorbyte in a dedicated Underground Warehouse level (Level B5).
- “Hey, it's Paige Harris. I work with Lester Crest... I basically run things over there while he takes credit.
Anyway, I've got a new sideline you might be interested in... high-end scores, taken elegantly, using the latest tech.
Only problem, you'd need somewhere to store our Nerve Center... if you ever start a club with Tony Prince, I'll give you another call.”
- — Paige's phone call.
- “Hey. It's Paige Harris. We worked on that job, remember? With you know who... I basically ran the thing while he took credit.
I've got a new sideline you might be interested in... high-end scores, taken elegantly, using the latest tech.
There's a Terrorbyte truck on Warstock I can turn into our Nerve Center. Get one, we'll store it under your club, and get moving on this immediately.”
- — Paige's phone call (if a nightclub is already owned).
- The name is obviously a play on words of the digital storage unit, Terabyte, and terror.
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- According to Paige Harris and the Rockstar Newswire, the truck's scanner is a more powerful version of the outdated LSPD scanners fitted on the Police Maverick.
- Because of the overridden inputs, the driver is unable to switch lights off, on or high normally. The only ways to do so is to have a cab passenger (as this occupant takes the control of the cameras) or to press the corresponding button while entering the vehicle, right before the character takes control of the vehicle.
- The interior of the Terrorbyte has various inconsistencies respective to the truck itself:
- Compared with an Oppressor Mk II, the width is larger on the inside than the outside, as the hover bike would occupy almost the entirety of the truck's width, while in the interior, it seems to have plenty of room.
- Much like the MOC, the interior for the Terrorbyte is technically located under the Port of Los Santos. This can be seen if the player changes new session.
- The distance between the main door and the door ramp for the hover bike is shorter than usual, alongside formations between the doors that would likely be the wheel wells, being also very small (having enough room for a single axle).
- The interior roof seems to be flat in appearance, despite the rear ramp door being located below the missile battery.
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- Some of the stats displayed with the player scanner are incorrect or misleading:
- The ‘Total Earnings’ stat only displays how much cash the player has in their inventory. This was fixed in the GTA Online: Arena War update.
- The ‘Favorite Vehicle’ stat does not seem to change regardless the amount of time the player spends using one particular model.
- Some Resupply Missions used inside the Terrorbyte would not properly start when confirming the selection of doing a Resupply Run.
- If the player buys 3 Special Cargo crates while a Special Item is active, the player will receive 3 said Special Items.
- This exploit was fixed in the Arena War update, now Special Items work as intended when bought in the Terrorbyte.
- When entering the Nerve Center, players would become stuck on the black screen for a prolonged amount of time.
- Sometimes players would spawn under the map with the Terrorbyte or enter the nerve center with glitched graphics.
- Brickade - A heavy-duty cargo truck with similar shape and performance.
Vehicles with similar features and functionality: