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[[File:HappinessIsland-GTA4-southwards.jpg|thumb|380px|Happiness Island, as seen towards the south.]]
 
[[File:HappinessIsland-GTA4-southwards.jpg|thumb|380px|Happiness Island, as seen towards the south.]]
'''Happiness Island''' is an island in the water surrounding [[Liberty City in GTA IV Era|Liberty City]], officially part of the borough of [[Algonquin]], and is the city's southernmost point. It is based on the real-life [[wp:Liberty Island|Liberty Island]], complete with its own version of the Statue of Liberty, called the [[Statue of Happiness]]. Niko will kill either [[Dimitri Rascalov]] or [[Jimmy Pegorino]] on Happiness Island, depending on the [[Endings in GTA IV|ending]] the player chooses.
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'''Happiness Island''' is a small island located a few miles off the coast of [[Liberty City (HD Universe)|Liberty City]], but officially classed as part of the borough of [[Algonquin]], and is the city's southernmost point. It is based on [[wp:Liberty Island|Liberty Island]], complete with its own version of the Statue of Liberty, called the [[Statue of Happiness]]. Niko will kill either [[Dimitri Rascalov]] or [[Jimmy Pegorino]] on Happiness Island, depending on the [[Endings in GTA IV|ending]] the player chooses.
   
Unlike the real-life Liberty Island, Happiness Island has only a light [[LCPD in GTA IV Era|police]] presence; if the player gains a [[Wanted Level in GTA IV |wanted level]], no reinforcements will arrive (apart from [[Police Maverick]]s and [[Annihilator]]s), as the island is isolated from the mainland, and [[Predator]] patrol-boats cannot dock to transport foot police.) The island is large enough for the player to escape from a two (in some cases three) [[Wanted Level in GTA IV|Wanted]] Level search radius on foot if they stay out of sight of police, which is useful for players hunting the six pigeons on the island, though there are several officers at the dock at throughout the island with M4 Carbine rifles/9mm's. In [[TBoGT]], there will also be 2 cops near the entrance to the "building" under the Statue of Happiness.[[File:Happinessisland.png|thumb|Happiness Island (red) in the Liberty City map.]]
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Unlike Liberty Island, Happiness Island has only a light [[Liberty City Police Department (HD Universe)|police]] presence. If the player gains a [[Wanted Level in GTA IV|wanted level]], no reinforcements will arrive (apart from [[Police Maverick]]s and [[Annihilator]]s), as the island is isolated from the mainland, and [[Predator]] patrol-boats cannot dock to transport foot police.) The island is large enough for the player to escape from a two (in some cases three) [[Wanted Level in GTA IV|Wanted]] Level search radius on foot if they stay out of sight of police, which is useful for players hunting the six [[Flying Rats|pigeons]] on the island, though there are several officers at the dock at throughout the island with M4 Carbine rifles/9mms. In [[The Ballad of Gay Tony|TBoGT]], there will also be two police officers near the entrance to the "building" under the Statue of Happiness.[[File:Happinessisland.png|thumb|Happiness Island (red) in the Liberty City map.]]
   
There are [[forklift]]s on the south-eastern side of the island; a [[Faggio]] and a randomly-spawned vehicle can be found to the south.
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A row of [[forklift]]s can be found on the south-eastern side of the island, and a [[Faggio]] and a randomly-spawned vehicle can be found to the south.
   
Happiness Island is a great location for [[Team Deathmatch]], as one can trap the enemy team on either of the 2 piers. This can easily result in 100-kill games in an Assault Rifles-only match. Trapped opponents may escape using the boats at the piers, however.
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The [["Happiness Is...Land" Sweater]] can be found on Happiness Island.
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According to radio news reports, a beached whale washed up on the Island in [[2007]].
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==Glitches==
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*In [[Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars]] there are no vehicles on Happiness Island, and no normal way to transport them across. However, there are two [[Glitches|bugs]] the player can exploit to spawn them. Firstly, if the player hails a [[Cabbie|taxi]], sets a [[GPS]] waypoint for the dealer [[Osama]] and skips the journey, the Cabbie will sometimes respawn upon the island. Alternatively, if the player obtains a two star [[Wanted Level in GTA Chinatown Wars|wanted level]] upon the island, a [[Police Patrol]] may spawn on the island chasing the player.
   
 
==Trivia==
 
==Trivia==
*Entering one of the four doors on the top floor (which cannot be accesed by stairs), the player can view a rather strange easter egg. If you climb up the ladder, you can view a beating heart. Called 'The Heart Of Liberty City'. The player cannot destroy this. The only way to access this is by jumping out of a helicopter onto the top platform or if you get drunk in TBoGT you may end up by the heart wearing a parachute.
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*The player cannot set a [[GPS]] waypoint to Happiness Island from the Liberty City mainland.
*Strangely, if the player zooms in with his [[Sniper Rifle]], the face on the top of the statue resembles US Senator Hilary Clinton. This may be a revenge act by Rockstar, after Hilary Clinton criticized Rockstar as being too "Violent". She was also involved in the "[[Hot Coffee]]" controversy around [[Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas|San Andreas]], which may be why the statue has a cup of coffee in her hand.
 
*The [[Clothing in GTA IV|"Happiness is...land" sweater]] can be obtained on Happiness Island.
 
*Unlike the real-life [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Statue_of_Liberty Statue of Liberty], the Statue of Happiness faces north, towards the [http://gta.wikia.com/West_River West River], meanwhile the real-life statue faces south towards the Atlantic.
 
*In [[Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars]] there are no vehicles on Happiness Island, and no normal way to take them across. However, there are two [[Glitches|bugs]] the player can exploit to spawn them. Firstly, if the player hails a [[Cabbie|taxi]], sets a [[GPS]] waypoint for the dealer [[Osama]] and skips the journey, the Cabbie will sometimes respawn upon the island. Starting a taxi mission on the island results in fares appearing on the island. You can only fail the mission. Alternatively, if the player obtains a two star [[Wanted Level in GTA Chinatown Wars|wanted level]] upon the island, a [[Police Patrol]] may spawn on the island chasing the player. This does not work in GTA IV or its DLCs.
 
*Strangely, a [[Uranus]] may spawn on the island.
 
*In GTA IV if the player sets a way point to Happiness Island and hails a cab for a ride and they select skip then they will appear on the island.
 
*If the player sets a waypoint for Happiness Island in a car, the in-car GPS will continuously say "Calculating Route" until the player sets the waypoint off.
 
   
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Latest revision as of 14:45, August 21, 2015



HappinessIsland-GTA4-southwards

Happiness Island, as seen towards the south.

Happiness Island is a small island located a few miles off the coast of Liberty City, but officially classed as part of the borough of Algonquin, and is the city's southernmost point. It is based on Liberty Island, complete with its own version of the Statue of Liberty, called the Statue of Happiness. Niko will kill either Dimitri Rascalov or Jimmy Pegorino on Happiness Island, depending on the ending the player chooses.

Unlike Liberty Island, Happiness Island has only a light police presence. If the player gains a wanted level, no reinforcements will arrive (apart from Police Mavericks and Annihilators), as the island is isolated from the mainland, and Predator patrol-boats cannot dock to transport foot police.) The island is large enough for the player to escape from a two (in some cases three) Wanted Level search radius on foot if they stay out of sight of police, which is useful for players hunting the six pigeons on the island, though there are several officers at the dock at throughout the island with M4 Carbine rifles/9mms. In TBoGT, there will also be two police officers near the entrance to the "building" under the Statue of Happiness.
Happinessisland

Happiness Island (red) in the Liberty City map.

A row of forklifts can be found on the south-eastern side of the island, and a Faggio and a randomly-spawned vehicle can be found to the south.

The "Happiness Is...Land" Sweater can be found on Happiness Island.

According to radio news reports, a beached whale washed up on the Island in 2007.

GlitchesEdit

  • In Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars there are no vehicles on Happiness Island, and no normal way to transport them across. However, there are two bugs the player can exploit to spawn them. Firstly, if the player hails a taxi, sets a GPS waypoint for the dealer Osama and skips the journey, the Cabbie will sometimes respawn upon the island. Alternatively, if the player obtains a two star wanted level upon the island, a Police Patrol may spawn on the island chasing the player.

TriviaEdit

  • The player cannot set a GPS waypoint to Happiness Island from the Liberty City mainland.

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