It’s not easy being a pacifist in Grand Theft Auto Online

You have to be creative to find your fun in Grand Theft Auto Online if you don’t want to shoot anything.

Feb 29, 2020, 11:08 pm*

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Dennis Scimeca 

Dennis Scimeca

You might think that being a pacifist in San Andreas would be boring. But for Grand Theft Auto Online character Francisco, the schick is hilariously difficult to pull off. 

Created by YouTuber GoldVision, Francisco continues to find new and interesting things to do in GTA Online, usually with dreadful results. 

In the newest edition of GTA Pacifist, which juxtaposes GoldVision’s dry video-diary delivery with GTA Online’s slapstick absurdity, Francisco attempts to ascend Mount Chiliad, the tallest mountain in San Andreas.

While other players get to the top of the mountain the easy way—by flying helicopters that are probably stolen—Francisco makes the trek on foot and pays for it in spades. Mountains are dangerous, kids.

GoldVision has been stepping up production of GTA Pacifist episodes lately, if you want to keep an eye on his YouTube channel. In the meantime, here’s another one of our favorite episodes, in which Francisco warily eyes a player running rampant through the streets of Los Santos in a tank. He also picks up $2 million without knowing where it came from.

Screengrab via GoldVision/YouTube

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*First Published: Jul 21, 2015, 4:44 pm