Slashers are making their way around Los Santos and Blaine County in Grand Theft Auto Online, and it’s up to players to take them down. As a part of GTA Online’s Halloween 2021 event, these dangerous, weapon-wielding NPCs will appear around the map. If players manage to defeat all four of them, they’ll be gifted a limited-edition T-Shirt for their character.
The four slashers in GTA Online’s Halloween event are each themed after a famous horror movie antagonist and include the Slasher, Psycho, Driver, and Clown. Each of these NPCs spawns in a unique area of the map. Players will need to find each one and land direct RPG hits to kill them.
There are certain requirements players must meet before Slashers will appear. Players must be in Free Roam mode outside a building, they must have been in the session for at least 16 minutes (or eight in-game hours), they must be on foot or in a standard vehicle, the in-game time must be between 9 p.m. and 5 a.m., and they must be in one of the designated spawn areas for the specific Slasher. Once all these conditions are met, players just need to explore around the spawn area until they bump into the Slasher they’re looking for.
Each of the four GTA Online Slashers has a unique spawning area on the map. The Slasher, based on Jason Voorhees from Friday the 13th, spawns on almost the entirety of the northern area of the map, from Paleto Bay to the middle of Mount Josiah and the north cusp of Sandy Shores. The Slasher has the largest spawn area, and players may have the most luck finding him by driving around Mount Chiliad or Grape Seed.
The Psycho, based on Halloween’s Michael Myers, spawns in four areas around the central and eastern regions of the map. This includes part of Great Chaparral and Harmony, Tongva Hills, Richman, and Vinewood Hills. Players should be careful they’re not accidentally leaving the spawn areas when searching for the Psycho.
The Driver has the smallest spawn areas out of all The Slashers, with only two small spawn points. One of them is the neighborhood southwest of Harmony, while the other is in La Puerta. Since these areas are small, players may have an easier time finding this NPC than the others, as long as they’re in the right spot.
Finally, the Clown, based on It’s Pennywise, also has a large spawn area, encompassing all of the urban region of Los Santos. Some of the Clown’s spawn area overlaps with the Driver’s and Psycho’s, so players can spend time in this area to look for multiple Slashers at once.
When players approach a Slasher in GTA Online, they’ll hear an ominous sound accompanied by a flash on their Minimap. Then, players will be able to see a red dot indicating the Slasher’s location on their map. While the Slashers have high health and will require direct RPG hits to take down, players will be rewarded with a rare Twilight Knife T-Shirt as a gift for winning fights with them.
Grand Theft Auto Online is available now on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One, with PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S support planned for March 2022.