Mods for GTA V continue to grow and expand. One of the latest mods for the game adds in the ability to experience random or player-controlled tornadoes. The script itself may be somewhat lightweight, but the effects it has on the game are anything but light.
Modder CamxxCore put together the script mod, which adds something special to the weather effects within Grand Theft Auto V. Over on the mod page CamxxCore explains…
“With this script installed, it brings the possibility that a violent tornado will spawn in when the weather turns bad.
“Tornados can be set to appear naturally during thunderstorms or spawned at your command using a specified keybind.”
When set to random, players may encounter a touchdown from a tornado during bad weather, likely when thunderstorms arise. Otherwise, players can call down a tornado like Thor calling down lightning.
Talking about tornadoes and epic twisters is all fine and dandy but I’m sure most people want to see what it looks like in the actual game. Well, lucky for you there’s a really awesome four minute machinima put together by YouTuber BTV, where they showcase the tornado script in classic Hollywood blockbuster fashion. Check it out below.
The video does a really great job of selling how dynamic and dangerous the tornado script can be.
A lot of gamers note that despite the prodigious display of mother nature wrecking havoc around the Los Santos region, it comes at a hefty price… and I’m not talking about property damage.
Many of the users are reporting that frame-rates take a major hit when the mod is active, thus requiring players to have some fairly hefty and high-end rigs to make the most use of the mod.
CamxxCore is aware of the issue but there isn’t much to be done at this point due to the way GTA V is designed. Although, CamxxCore does mention that there might be a solution in the form of a custom particle script, but there’s no sense in holding your breath for that.
If you have a rig beefy enough to handle GTA V getting wrecked by a tornado, feel free to download the mod from over on GTA5-Mods.com.