Zombies appear in GTA IV multiplayer

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May
2008
By Chris | 6th May 2008 at 02:20 GMT in GTA IV | 17 Comments
An interesting article appeared on Kotaku yesterday, reporting on zombies appearing in GTA IV's multiplayer gameplay, wearing nothing but yellow underpants, sporting the R* logo of course.

There are a few comments indicating gamers have seen zombies in online play, but nothing about transforming into one yet. Theories range from getting killed by a Rockstar employee, to killing a Rockstar employee, to getting the highest ranking.

They quote the official strategy guide (I don't have it) "If you see unclothed characters, look out! Only players who have reached the max ranking of 10 and a few other "special" people get the honor of shooting in their skivvies." But this player says he's only at Level 2. The user's name in the forums is GTA. I couldn't find a PSN ID for him.

The player says he thinks he unlocked the outfit by killing a R* developer online (on the Xbox 360 you unlock an achievement for doing this, so it's possible this may be a PS3 exclusive). You can see some lovely photos of this over at Kotaku.

Let us know if you've come across this by posting in our forums.

Source: GameTrailers thread and blog post
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Harwood Butcher 6th May, 2008 @ 03:27 - Permalink
...LOL, that's awesome...do these zombies come with a new game?
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GTA Don 6th May, 2008 @ 05:41 - Permalink
It looks like Brucie? That is pretty weird though.
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Deji 6th May, 2008 @ 08:53 - Permalink
I think it has something to do with the 'Kill A Rockstar' peson on the achievements list. And they must be Rockstar coming early to freak us out and get us to make rediculous myths!
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Spaz The Great 6th May, 2008 @ 11:13 - Permalink
Someone had suggested it was when you reached level 2. I've also noticed not a single 360 user reporting it. Sucky for us.
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Chris 6th May, 2008 @ 11:46 - Permalink
Yeah, I'm at rank 2 (on 360) and no such unlock for me. I've never even seen a zombie in game either.
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the_dude420 6th May, 2008 @ 14:32 - Permalink
I have the zombie character/outfit unlocked... I don't think I killed a R* developer...

The only things I have done online is the multiplayer tutorial, a few races which I have never won, and a deathmatch which I won.

My guess is that its the deathmatch 1st place or the multiplayer tutorial completion. Either way as you get money online, you can unlock new outfits and such.
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Dr.Dbl-Gee 6th May, 2008 @ 16:47 - Permalink
I will explaine how to do it. Beat the tutorial and at least 1 death match. Access character modification and press L1 to become a Zombie. You can wear a hat and sunglasses too!
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Muffinman701 6th May, 2008 @ 17:34 - Permalink

I have the zombie character/outfit unlocked... I don't think I killed a R* developer...

The only things I have done online is the multiplayer tutorial, a few races which I have never won, and a deathmatch which I won.

My guess is that its the deathmatch 1st place or the multiplayer tutorial completion. Either way as you get money online, you can unlock new outfits and such.

I also have the also. It very weird.
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Patty-T 6th May, 2008 @ 20:23 - Permalink
Ya. I just randomly unlocked it one day. Don't know what for. I've seen a few other people who are zombies.
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Ciaran 6th May, 2008 @ 20:28 - Permalink
Press L1 when you are editing your online character. I thought everyone knew this? It's been like that for ages!
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Chris 6th May, 2008 @ 20:34 - Permalink
WTF?

So you're saying press L1 when viewing your character model. Others are saying complete the tutorial. Are you all taking the piss or being serious or what?

Hmm.. I'm going to try this out anyway next time I'm on.
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Ciaran 6th May, 2008 @ 20:43 - Permalink
L1 on the PS3 version. I assume your playing the 360 version. I've had it since the very start and I have played one match online...
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Chris 6th May, 2008 @ 21:21 - Permalink
Yeah I tried LB (L1) and it did nothing, then tried the tut... was halfway through the tutorial and accidentally left the game :P
It's too tedious for an experienced player to go through so I can't be bothered doing it again :P
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rockstarrem 6th May, 2008 @ 21:42 - Permalink
What tutorial?
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Chris 6th May, 2008 @ 21:46 - Permalink
Phone -> Multiplayer -> Tutorial
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Artur 7th May, 2008 @ 02:44 - Permalink
Lol, that's pretty sweet, I did the tutorial a while ago so I'll try this next time.
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the_dude420 7th May, 2008 @ 14:43 - Permalink
There is a multiplayer tutorial you can access from your cell phone... but nobody is for sure if thats it. I suggest completing the tutorial, then completing a death match.

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