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Bigfoot finally discovered as playable in GTA 5 Easter Egg

GTA 5 (opens in new tab) just keeps getting more interesting. And yes, by interesting I mean the discovery that you can play the game as a giant hairy ape - no, not you, Trevor. In a thoroughly intense Reddit thread, rkRusty (opens in new tab) has discovered a gold peyote plant that if you eat it, transforms you into Bigfoot himself.

Interests had piqued when a new GTA 5 achievement dropped last week. Named 'Cryptozoologist' its description is 'You unlocked all animals for use in Director Mode... or did you?' which led many to believe that there was a creature that was yet to be discovered. Audio files were discovered which suggested that this was Mr Foot himself.

After some intense research and finding sets of co-ordinates in a set of script files that match existing peyote plants, rkRusty went through the map, labelling plants as he went. Some co-ordinates were left over and it was this that led to the discovery of the new plant. Located at -1472.531, 4439.456, 18.862, the gold peyote can apparently only be discovered between 5.30 and 8am when the weather is foggy on PC or snowy on console.

There's a full set of requirements on rkRusty's post (opens in new tab) but you'll need to have completed the game - 100% not required - and found the other 27 peyotes. The location is below. Good luck.

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Louise Blain is a journalist and broadcaster specialising in gaming, technology, and entertainment. She is the presenter of BBC Radio 3’s monthly Sound of Gaming show and has a weekly consumer tech slot on BBC Radio Scotland. She can also be found on BBC Radio 4, BBC Five Live, Netflix UK's YouTube Channel, and on The Evolution of Horror podcast. As well as her work on GamesRadar, Louise writes for NME, T3, and TechRadar. When she’s not working, you can probably find her watching horror movies or playing an Assassin’s Creed game and getting distracted by Photo Mode.