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[[File:Swing glitch (GTA4) (catapult).jpg|thumb|275px|A glitched swing in action, moments after hurling the player and
 
[[File:Swing glitch (GTA4) (catapult).jpg|thumb|275px|A glitched swing in action, moments after hurling the player and
 
their car into the air. Notice the "agitated" leg of the swing slamming on the ground and cracking it, illustrating the tremendous force it possesses.]]
 
their car into the air. Notice the "agitated" leg of the swing slamming on the ground and cracking it, illustrating the tremendous force it possesses.]]
[[File:DF8toobad00.jpg|thumb|275px|A [[DF8-90]] being launched across Broker. The green arrow points to the location of the swingsets.]]The '''swingset glitch''' (also called the''' Car Cannon''') is one of the more famous, and humorous, glitches in [[Grand Theft Auto IV]]. It encompasses a certain swingset which is capable of catapulting the player or their vehicle through the air with considerable force.
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[[File:DF8toobad00.jpg|thumb|275px|A [[DF8-90]] being launched across Broker. The green arrow points to the location of the swingsets.]]The '''swingset glitch''' (also nicknamed the '''car cannon''') is one of the more famous, and humorous, [[Glitch|glitches]] in [[Grand Theft Auto IV]]. It encompasses a certain swingset which is capable of catapulting the player or their vehicle through the air with considerable force.
   
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[[File:Prim.jpg|thumb|[[Primo]] damaged by the swings after flying a far distance]]
 
== Locations ==
 
== Locations ==
   
There are said to be several "glitched" swing sets around [[Liberty City in GTA IV|Liberty City]] and [[Alderney]], the most infamous of them being the swingsets in the playground in [[Firefly Projects]], yet two are accessible to cars and vans, and the one in [[Tudor]] near the [[Globe Oil]] gas station. Most of these are easy to access, specifically the two listed above, so it leaves sufficient space to allow the player to maneuver a decent-sized vehicle into position, the most popular method of exploiting the glitch.
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There are said to be several "glitched" swing sets around [[Liberty City in GTA IV|Liberty City]] and [[Alderney]], the most infamous of them being the swingsets in the playground in [[Firefly Projects]], yet two are accessible to cars and vans, and the one in [[Tudor]] near the [[Globe Oil]] gas station. Most of these are easy to access, specifically the two listed above, so it leaves sufficient space to allow the player to maneuver a decent-sized vehicle into position, the most popular method of exploiting the glitch.
   
 
==Description==
 
==Description==
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*[[PMP 600]]
 
*[[PMP 600]]
 
*[[Voodoo]]
 
*[[Voodoo]]
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*[[Infernus]]
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*[[APC]] ([[The Ballad of Gay Tony|TBoGT]])
   
 
It is possible, although difficult, to use the glitch on a motorcycle, although it is unwise to attempt this owing to the massive likelihood of being [[Involuntary Ejection|flung from the bike]], often with fatal results. It is also possible to exploit the glitch on foot, usually by jumping and hanging from the swings' crossbars, although this again carries with it a large element of risk - often the player will simply be launched directly into the floor at tremendous speed (fatal), and even if the player does become airborne, unless they are fortunate enough to land in the sea they will slam into the pavement or road upon their return to earth (also fatal).
 
It is possible, although difficult, to use the glitch on a motorcycle, although it is unwise to attempt this owing to the massive likelihood of being [[Involuntary Ejection|flung from the bike]], often with fatal results. It is also possible to exploit the glitch on foot, usually by jumping and hanging from the swings' crossbars, although this again carries with it a large element of risk - often the player will simply be launched directly into the floor at tremendous speed (fatal), and even if the player does become airborne, unless they are fortunate enough to land in the sea they will slam into the pavement or road upon their return to earth (also fatal).
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==Rolled Over ==
 
==Rolled Over ==
 
The swing set can be used to obtain the "Rolled Over" [[Achievements in GTA IV|achievement/trophy]] (a car must be rolled over 5 times in a row from one crash) as the swing set is capable of rolling a vehicle multiple times in mid-air, though it may take some time to achieve a suitably violent launch.
 
The swing set can be used to obtain the "Rolled Over" [[Achievements in GTA IV|achievement/trophy]] (a car must be rolled over 5 times in a row from one crash) as the swing set is capable of rolling a vehicle multiple times in mid-air, though it may take some time to achieve a suitably violent launch.
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==GTA V Gate Glitch==
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The glitch reappears in ''[[Grand Theft Auto V]], ''albeit not involving a swing set. Instead, in [[Richman (GTA V)|Richman]], opposite the [[Los Santos Golf Club]], there are houses with automatic gates. Press upon any of these gates with your car from inside the property. The glitch physics will apply.
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A variation of this glitch appears only in ''[[Grand Theft Auto Online]]'' as it requires two players to accomplish it. One player runs up to the wall that a normal gate is connected to and go into cover (R1 for Playstation 3; RB on Xbox 360). Logically, you should be squashed between the gate and the wall when the gate is opened. Once player one has done that, player two presses his car upon the gates. The presence of player one would make it harder for the gate to open. If done correctly, the glitch physics will apply with up to amplified effects as compared to the first glitch.
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However, because of the revised gameplay physics of the game in contrast to Grand Theft Auto IV, the car will explode upon impact with the ground unless you managed to shoot high enough to reach the [[Pacific Ocean|ocean]] or if you '''don't''' land upside down.
   
 
== Gallery ==
 
== Gallery ==
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==Trivia==
 
==Trivia==
* When the glitch is attempted on an uninstalled game on a console (especially PS3), the console will freeze.
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* When the glitch is attempted on an uninstalled game on a console (especially on the PS3), the console will freeze unless you install the game.
 
* Rarely, the player's car may become invisible when they attempt to launch it, yet it can still be driven. The swingset can also vanish into thin air, as if it was never even there.
 
* Rarely, the player's car may become invisible when they attempt to launch it, yet it can still be driven. The swingset can also vanish into thin air, as if it was never even there.
 
* Occasionally, vehicles such as the [[Ambulance]] will become lodged so that the top bar of the swingset will clip through the vehicle.
 
* Occasionally, vehicles such as the [[Ambulance]] will become lodged so that the top bar of the swingset will clip through the vehicle.
* Sometimes, if a car explodes upon driving into the swingset, the player can survive inside, and can exit the vehicle with full health.
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* Sometimes, if a car explodes upon driving into the swingset, the player can survive inside, and can exit the vehicle with full health. But saying in there for too long will result in death, so you must step out while the vehicle is still moving across the ground slowly.
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* Bigger vehicles (such as the [[Bus]]) can launch or break the swingset itself, not making the player able to do the glitch until they leave the area and come back.
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* Although it is not a swing glitch, another much lesser known and very rare glitch works in the same manner. It involves having a person, between a car door and the car itself. You have to press the car door into a person that is stuck between the door and car. What happens is that the game will violently launch the person straight up in the air to have the civilian pushed out. How high and far they are launched depends on the cars used, and where the person is and how far between the two objects.
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** It is possible for yourself to be launched up this way, but you would have to get yourself between the door of your car and the car itself just as another car hits your side of the car so that the door violently pushes into you and the car and that your model cannot simply slide out like usual. The amount of force to launch yourself depends on the speed and size of the car that hits you. It is a very luck based glitch. A [[Cabby]], or any other van-type vehicle should provide enough size to be stuck between.
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== Video==
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[[File:GTA IV All Swings Locations & Effects|thumb|left|330 px]]
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[[File:GTA IV Park Swing Glitch Tutorial and Location HD-0|thumb|right|330px]]
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{{Clr}}
   
 
==External links==
 
==External links==
*GTA IV "The SWINGSET GLITCH " on Youtube Reference;
 
 
*[http://snapmap.wikigta.org/index.php?map=IV&title=&set=630,411%7C610,457%7C630,439%7C218,115%7C325,186%7C184,378%7C229,117 Map of locations of working swings using SnapMap on WikiGTA]
 
*[http://snapmap.wikigta.org/index.php?map=IV&title=&set=630,411%7C610,457%7C630,439%7C218,115%7C325,186%7C184,378%7C229,117 Map of locations of working swings using SnapMap on WikiGTA]
 
[[Category:Glitches]]
 
[[Category:Glitches]]
[[Category:Liberty City in GTA IV]]
 

Latest revision as of 14:38, October 25, 2014

Swing glitch (GTA4) (catapult)

A glitched swing in action, moments after hurling the player and their car into the air. Notice the "agitated" leg of the swing slamming on the ground and cracking it, illustrating the tremendous force it possesses.

DF8toobad00

A DF8-90 being launched across Broker. The green arrow points to the location of the swingsets.

The swingset glitch (also nicknamed the car cannon) is one of the more famous, and humorous, glitches in Grand Theft Auto IV. It encompasses a certain swingset which is capable of catapulting the player or their vehicle through the air with considerable force.
Prim

Primo damaged by the swings after flying a far distance

Locations Edit

There are said to be several "glitched" swing sets around Liberty City and Alderney, the most infamous of them being the swingsets in the playground in Firefly Projects, yet two are accessible to cars and vans, and the one in Tudor near the Globe Oil gas station. Most of these are easy to access, specifically the two listed above, so it leaves sufficient space to allow the player to maneuver a decent-sized vehicle into position, the most popular method of exploiting the glitch.

DescriptionEdit

If the player presses up against the swings in a vehicle it will often, with little to no warning, be flung an incredible distance through the air. It is not uncommon for flying vehicles to reach or even clear Outlook Park to the west, and Algonquin if done in Alderney. The end result of vehicular flight is almost always catastrophic body damage (often in a manner that is not easily achieved through normal crashes), although the engine will frequently still run. This enables the player to cruise away in their ruined vehicle.

The player risks being thrown out through the windshield upon launch, facing the vehicle towards the swing increases the likelihood of this happening. After being thrown out, the player may fall to their death. The likelihood of this is lessened if one is thrown to the east (where the player may land safely in water). However, it is nearly impossible for players to get launched through the windshield in multiplayer. It is recommended that the area of the vehicle containing the engine not touch the swing set, lest the engine catch fire.

The best swingset to use is the northern one, as using the southern one will almost always guarantee crashing into large apartment buildings. It is often also preferable to use the middle pole rather than the side ones. The Alderney swingset will usually result in you landing on the docks, but can also land you in the water or even in Algonquin.

As well as flinging vehicles, the swings have been known to hurl players, as well as unsuspecting pedestrians that hang from or brush against them. Although amusing, this will almost always result in their death, unless they are lucky enough to land in water.

To get the most distance, back the rear of the car up to the middle pole then reverse. When the swing catapults you, you should go the furthest you can go (e.g. East Hook, this is one of the furthest locations the vehicle can land in).

The swingset can be useful for escaping the police, provided the player survives the landing.

If you try this with a helicopter it will lead to losing its blades and then blowing up. This happens 9 out of 10 times actually.

Best vehiclesEdit

Most vehicles are capable of travelling some distance, but some will only yield good results infrequently. For example, the Ingot, Blista Compact, and Yankee can be launched as far as the Humboldt River under the right conditions, but such range is unpredictable and can be achieved only rarely. Other cars, such as the DF8-90, seem more responsive to the glitch and will give more regular results.

The vehicles that seem to give the maximum frequency of launch and distance of travel are as follows:

It is possible, although difficult, to use the glitch on a motorcycle, although it is unwise to attempt this owing to the massive likelihood of being flung from the bike, often with fatal results. It is also possible to exploit the glitch on foot, usually by jumping and hanging from the swings' crossbars, although this again carries with it a large element of risk - often the player will simply be launched directly into the floor at tremendous speed (fatal), and even if the player does become airborne, unless they are fortunate enough to land in the sea they will slam into the pavement or road upon their return to earth (also fatal).

Very rarely, players have been known to survive getting thrown from the swingset, usually by means of putting a car (preferably not a brute) underneath the swingset bars and having a player climb on top of the car and jumping over the bar, if timed correctly the player will usually be thrown in whatever direction they were jumping, and in some rare cases; will freeze in midair, do the standing up animation while floating to the ground and retaining full health, other cases cause the player and sometimes the car to be destroyed.

Larger vehicles are generally not good for exploiting the swing glitch as their increased weight limits the distance they can be thrown. However, if a Bus, APC, Yankee or a Benson is used on the swingsets, the vehicle may be launched underground into Blue Hell, often spinning wildly and uncontrollably until it respawns randomly on a road, usually somewhere near the swings. A further, rare glitch that only can be done in Broker will cause the vehicle to disappear entirely, leaving the player stuck in the nearby jungle gym while in the driving position.

Rolled Over Edit

The swing set can be used to obtain the "Rolled Over" achievement/trophy (a car must be rolled over 5 times in a row from one crash) as the swing set is capable of rolling a vehicle multiple times in mid-air, though it may take some time to achieve a suitably violent launch.

GTA V Gate GlitchEdit

The glitch reappears in Grand Theft Auto V, albeit not involving a swing set. Instead, in Richman, opposite the Los Santos Golf Club, there are houses with automatic gates. Press upon any of these gates with your car from inside the property. The glitch physics will apply.

A variation of this glitch appears only in Grand Theft Auto Online as it requires two players to accomplish it. One player runs up to the wall that a normal gate is connected to and go into cover (R1 for Playstation 3; RB on Xbox 360). Logically, you should be squashed between the gate and the wall when the gate is opened. Once player one has done that, player two presses his car upon the gates. The presence of player one would make it harder for the gate to open. If done correctly, the glitch physics will apply with up to amplified effects as compared to the first glitch.

However, because of the revised gameplay physics of the game in contrast to Grand Theft Auto IV, the car will explode upon impact with the ground unless you managed to shoot high enough to reach the ocean or if you don't land upside down.

Gallery Edit

TriviaEdit

  • When the glitch is attempted on an uninstalled game on a console (especially on the PS3), the console will freeze unless you install the game.
  • Rarely, the player's car may become invisible when they attempt to launch it, yet it can still be driven. The swingset can also vanish into thin air, as if it was never even there.
  • Occasionally, vehicles such as the Ambulance will become lodged so that the top bar of the swingset will clip through the vehicle.
  • Sometimes, if a car explodes upon driving into the swingset, the player can survive inside, and can exit the vehicle with full health. But saying in there for too long will result in death, so you must step out while the vehicle is still moving across the ground slowly.
  • Bigger vehicles (such as the Bus) can launch or break the swingset itself, not making the player able to do the glitch until they leave the area and come back.
  • Although it is not a swing glitch, another much lesser known and very rare glitch works in the same manner. It involves having a person, between a car door and the car itself. You have to press the car door into a person that is stuck between the door and car. What happens is that the game will violently launch the person straight up in the air to have the civilian pushed out. How high and far they are launched depends on the cars used, and where the person is and how far between the two objects.
    • It is possible for yourself to be launched up this way, but you would have to get yourself between the door of your car and the car itself just as another car hits your side of the car so that the door violently pushes into you and the car and that your model cannot simply slide out like usual. The amount of force to launch yourself depends on the speed and size of the car that hits you. It is a very luck based glitch. A Cabby, or any other van-type vehicle should provide enough size to be stuck between.

VideoEdit

GTA IV All Swings Locations & Effects04:18

GTA IV All Swings Locations & Effects

GTA IV Park Swing Glitch Tutorial and Location HD-001:08

GTA IV Park Swing Glitch Tutorial and Location HD-0

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