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Zombie infection hits GTA IV as the dead stalk Liberty City

6:12 PM on 10.23.2008

Jim Sterling

Former Reviews Editor

Just in time for Halloween, it would appear that a viral outbreak is invading Grand Theft Auto IV and turning players into zombies. Earlier today we spoke about some curious shenanigans over at the Rockstar Social Club Web site, in which an image of a quarantine sign was discovered. We now know what the sign's "contagious disease" refers to, as the living dead have been discovered in Liberty City.

There is a virus sweeping through Grand Theft Auto IV turning many
unsuspecting players into Zombies. If you've seen the special
Zombie-with-yellow-briefs player skin running around during Grand Theft Auto IV multiplayer, then you may already know that the virus can be contracted in any and all multiplayer modes and is spread when an unsuspecting player kills someone who has the infection (BE ADVISED: The infected DON'T necessarily have to be wearing the Zombie skin, some show NO SYMPTOMS!). The signes of infection are:

- Access to the zombie skin
- having the Achievement "Let Sleeping Rockstars Lie".

With the all-new Viral Infection feature at the Rockstar Social Club,
members can now see whether they are currently infected, the number of total global infections and the number of infectinos in the last 24
hours. Digging deeper, Social Club members can also browse a color-coded world map tracking the spread of the infection worldwide, including breakdown for all 50 US States.

That's actually quite awesome, and just a little bit exciting. Is a zombie outbreak enough to coax you back to Liberty City? I must say it's tempting, although the zombies won't have much luck -- it's not like there are too many brains to be found over Xbox Live.

Hit the jump for more ...

!!!!!!!!!!!!NEW VIRAL INFECTION!!!!!!!!!!!!


Attention Citizens,

There is a virus sweeping through Grand Theft Auto IV turning many
unsuspecting players into Zombies. If you've seen the special
Zombie-with-yellow-briefs player skin running around during Grand Theft
Auto IV multiplayer, then you may already know that the virus can be
contracted in any and all multiplayer modes and is spread when an
unsuspecting player kills someone who has the infection (BE ADVISED: The
infected DON'T necessarily have to be wearing the Zombie skin, some show
NO SYMPTOMS!). The signes of infection are:

- Access to the zombie skin
- having the Achievement "Let Sleeping Rockstars Lie".

With the all-new Viral Infection feature at the Rockstar Social Club,
members can now see whether they are currently infected, the number of
total global infections and the number of infectinos in the last 24
hours. Digging deeper, Social Club members can also browse a color-coded
world map tracking the spread of the infection worldwide, including
breakdown for all 50 US States.

Registered members of the Social Club with a copy of Grand Theft Auto IV
linked to their account can click here to check it out.
<http://www.rockstargames.com/socialclub>

The rest of you: register here now.

www.rockstargames.com/socialclub
<http://www.rockstargames.com/socialclub>
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