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Second Character: What’s Kept and Lost

In this Guide we'll talk about the things that you'll lose in GTA Online when you create a second character; as well as what remains the same.
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Are you a Grand Theft Auto Online player who wants to explore the game further by creating a new character? Or are you just curious about what happens when you start from scratch? Either way, this article is for you.

In a previous video, we shared tips on setting up a second character in GTA Online. The video generated a lot of buzz and sparked discussions about what transfers between characters. So, the team at Old Grumpy Gamers decided to investigate and create a new character to see what stays the same and what changes. Here are the key points we discovered…

Your level and bank balance will transfer over to the new character.

All of your owned properties and vehicles will be gone. You also lose any weapons, armor, and other items that you had in your inventory.

Yes, you can transfer your level to the new character.

Your old properties and vehicles will remain with your original character.

Yes, you can own multiple properties with your new character. In fact, Dan discovered that his new character was given a new apartment, Tinsel Towers, which he had not bought before.

Your bank balance stays the same as it was with your original character.

Yes, you can switch back and forth between your characters whenever you want. However, you cannot transfer items or money between characters.

It depends on your goals and preferences. If you want a fresh start, a new character can be a fun way to experience the game again. However, if you have invested a lot of time and money in your original character, you may want to think twice before starting from scratch.

If you decide to create a new character, be prepared to grind for money and items again. It can be challenging at first, but with patience and determination, you can build your new character into a formidable player.

hi and welcome back to the channel my name is Dan and I’m an old grumpy gamer
in a previous video we looked at setting up a second character or a brand new
character in Grand Theft Auto online GTA online we’ve had quite a number of views
on that one it’s been our most successful video so far, I will put a
link in the description below. We’ve also had some fantastic discussion around
what does and doesn’t carry over between your new characters. So what we’re doing
today is taking a look at what stays the same between characters and what you
lose when you create a new character or switch to a second character in Grand
Theft Auto online. So let’s start by taking a look at what I already have. You
can see here we with character I created in the previous video, Mr Sharp. We have
two properties with Mr Sharp; I’ve got the garage which I’ve filled up with
many, many purple cars; and we also have a single low-rent Bungalow (or house) with
a reasonable garage as well. The second garage which is if the house
does not have any cars with it. I also have a bank balance around the $800,000
mark; and the character is set to about level 19 at the time of recording. OK,
so as we move into the next section we’ll jump into the menu go to online
and down to swap character so that we can enter the
character menu. We will be prompted to
exit the session we just hit select and OK
for that one, and as we exit out, GTA takes us to the
character creation screen. And we can see there there’s Mr Sharp on the left hand
side with his fancy hat and there is an empty slot on the right with just that
placeholder character called, conveniently enough, “New Character” and
with a serial of two. So we swap over to that one hit the edit button and the
first option we’re presented with after the kiss-off is the Level Swap
you can see right there. That allows us to convert or transfer our levels over
to the new character. So in this case I’m going to hit “Yes” that’s a on the
controller or “Enter” and that takes us through to the character screen. What I’m
going to do here is just tear through the character screen. There’s a more
in-depth tutorial on that in the other video and we’ll pick back up after the
character creation and we’re back in the game with
…and we’re just about to rejoin the game having created the new character. Let’s
see where it drops us. Well it looks like we’re in the absolute middle of nowhere
we’ve only got a very very basic firearm just to sidearm
with initial mo and that’s it so while the levels the same and I presume other
things will be as well we have no armor we have no weapons to speak of and we
are in the middle of well nowhere that’s alright let’s take a look at the new
character anyway like everyone’s meet Lucy my third creation in their GTA
online so let’s take a quick look through the options available and that’s
all the standard ones just putting through there but there was something I
saw just a touch earlier that caught my attention it looks like there may in
fact be a new property on there the tinsel Hamlet’s perhaps let’s go back
and have another look there you go tinsel towers that is not a property I
had before so looking at the map here let’s scroll back out now if you recall
the previous properties were in the southwest this one appears to be in the
Northeast so that’s a little odd that’s not what I expected if I’m honest when
swapping over it looks as though GTA has given me a brand new property okay well
let’s go fetch a car and check it out
and here we are at the apartment and I’ve not been here before so this will
be a bit of an adventure for all of us we just wander in head upstairs and see
what GTA has prepared for us well I’m gonna be honest I was not expecting this
when I started making this video I thought perhaps a few assets might get
transferred over or just money and level buts not a new apartment that I’ve not
bought nor laid eyes on being given or gifted to my my new character so that’s
a genuine surprise it’s quite a nice looking apartment by the way it’s it’s
spacious and has a fantastic view let’s take a bit of a wander around and take
in the the amenities for a few moments let’s just take a look around to the
right here I suspect this is going to be the bedroom well that’s really neat oh
that’s a neat map and this looks like a staging area not awesome I might be able
to stage house from here now let’s take a look and see if there is a garage
around the place and there is awesome okay so let’s sneak through to the
garage and see if any of the vehicles we transferred over
and empty completely clean slate okay so that’s father we know that the levels
have been swapped over we have a new apartment and we have an empty garage so
none of the vehicles have been swapped okay so let’s check one more thing let’s
make sure we still have a flush looking bank account now in my previous
characters account I had around about 800 K so if we sneak down to maze login
and there we are we have 799 thousand and change
so to recap when we create a new character or a second character in Grand
Theft Auto online we have the option of moving the level over from your previous
character to your current one but that’s not compulsory it’s an option your bank
account remains intact if you have property holdings there’s I suppose a
reasonable chance that you will be given another apartment although I cannot
cannot confirm that and if you know for sure please leave a comment down below
your armory as in weapons armor and equipment is completely reset your
assets as far as vehicles go reset so they do not carry over with you
and that’s it for this video if you have any further information or you’d like to
ask any questions please leave a comment down below we’re pretty active with
comments and endeavor to answer any questions fairly promptly thanks for
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