How to find GTA Online Slashers including the Clone Slasher

GTA Online Slashers
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The GTA Online Slashers are back again, ready to terrorise the residents of Los Santos and Blaine County when they appear out of the night. If you're roaming around after dark then you'd better keep your wits about you, because you never know who could be lurking down the next road just waiting to relentlessly pursue you. In addition to the four original freaks, the GTA Online Halloween event this year also introduces the Clone Slasher – an exact copy of yourself who arrives with bloody hands and moves as you do, which is incredibly sinister.

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GTA Online Jack O' Lanterns

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The four main creeps are all based on different horror movie antagonists, so if you have a particular fear of Pennywise the Clown or Jason Voorhees then you might want to stay away from GTA Online for the next week or so. Although finding these NPCs is a somewhat random encounter, and it's down to chance whether you meet one of them or your personal clone, you do need to be in the right place at the right time for them to spawn. With that in mind, here is all the information you need about the GTA Online Slashers locations for your best chance of a Halloween showdown.

Where are the GTA Online Slashers

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In total there are four different GTA Online Slashers – the Clown, the Driver, the Psycho, and the Slasher – and each of them can spawn within the areas marked on the map above, with the random possibility of them being replaced by the Clone Slasher instead. However, in order for any of them to appear you need to meet all of the requirements to set the scene correctly, which are:

  • You must be in Free Roam mode and not inside a building.
  • You need to be in the session for at least 16 minutes, i.e. 8 in-game hours.
  • You can be on foot or in a standard vehicle, but no weaponized vehicles, helicopters etc.
  • The in-game time must be between 9pm and 5am.
  • You must be in one of the spawn areas marked on the map above.

Once you reach the required in-game time, start traveling (ideally driving) around the spawn area for whichever of the GTA Online Slashers you're looking for, and listen out for an ominous sting sound accompanied by a flash of your minimap and a red dot appearing on it. This indicates where your foe is, and although they'll initially be standing still they'll start to pursue you once you get close to them – unless the Clone Slasher spawns instead, in which case they'll only move when you move to add an even bigger creepy factor, though they'll still attack once they get within range.

GTA Online Slashers

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You'll need to brace yourself for a decent fight when you engage one of the GTA Online Slashers, as they not only have a huge amount of health but they're also relentless in their pursuit once you are designated as their target. These monsters are actual bullet sponges and setting them on fire does little to slow them down – it took us four direct RPG hits to finally stop the Psycho when we faced off. Once defeated, the GTA Online Slashers usually drop a melee weapon, and although players received the rare Twilight Knife T-shirt for eliminating one of these menaces last year, Rockstar haven't mentioned any rewards this time.

Iain Wilson
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Iain originally joined Future in 2012 to write guides for CVG, PSM3, and Xbox World, before moving on to join GamesRadar in 2013 as Guides Editor. His words have also appeared in OPM, OXM, PC Gamer, GamesMaster, and SFX. He is better known to many as ‘Mr Trophy’, due to his slightly unhealthy obsession with amassing intangible PlayStation silverware, and he now has almost 500 Platinum pots weighing down the shelves of his virtual award cabinet. He does not care for Xbox Achievements.