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GTA Online load times improved by 70% thanks to an hacker

Hackers often also help the gaming industry, it’s the case of T0st. He developed a dll, which improves by 70% the load times of Grand Theft Auto (GTA) online

Hackers not only hit gaming industry, but sometimes they also help it: it’s what happened with Grand Theft Auto (GTA) Online. A hacker named T0st developed a really simple but effective fix for load times. In fact, improves times by 70%. After dumping the process stack, he discovered two bottlenecks that maxed out a single CPU thread. A poorly written routine was inefficiently parsing a 10MB JSON file containing over 63,000 items. So, he solved the problem with a simple dll and sent his PoC to Rockstar, the game developer, explaining that “the problems shouldn’t take more than a day for a single dev to solve”.

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