After completing all the elite challenges the first time, I was really getting bored of GTA Online. So lately I've been helping multiple crews (all of which I had to lead) to getting all their elite challenges completed. This month I beat all the elite challenges again with 2 completely different teams and there's a third team that still needs Pacific Standard and Humane Labs. One of the guys from the third team did Humane Labs in 10:50 with another team and the ground team used a trick where you take off the heavy utility vests before swimming through the tunnels. I was curious to see how fast the ground team went, and since the guy doesn't have the video on YouTube yet, I checked to see if any of his teammates have. I came across an incorrectly titled video "Prison Break Elite Challenge World Record Run 3:47" (still 2 seconds behind my team, by the way) and then I came here to see if it's been posted. And what do you know... that stupid Prison Break bike strategy is still stirring up crap 'til this day.
Here's my two cents on the subject matter. In regards to putting the Prison Break records in which the bike strategy was used on the leaderboard, I really don't care if our 3:45 record or the 3:47 one don't make it up there. It's whatever. I don't think being able to exit the prison is a bug/glitch. The gate is programmed to open everytime you walk to it and there are no types of tricks involved. Of course you can't go into a real prison driving bikes around without getting shot, but that's video game logic for ya'. Unless people are wall breaching or something along those lines, I say it's fine. Just because one thinks that Rockstar will patch the method in the future, shouldn't void the record as being legit. Even if Rockstar patches the method (personally, I think they will with their 'no fun allowed' policy) then let's go back to when you could take a helicopter to the Dinghy in Pacific Standard. Had this thread been made back then, I bet everyone would claim all the records set with that helicopter method are official. If one of my teammates actually reported the Prison Break bike strategy to Rockstar like they said they did (don't ask why) Rockstar either didn't get the message or they don't care enough to patch it. Until it's set in stone, all we're doing here is predicting things that could or could not happen.
If you consider the record unofficial because you think that the bike method is an unfair exploit that cuts too much time off the elite challenge, I'll go one step further. I think ALL runs using ANY type of exploits, bugs, glitches, and anything that has been patched by Rockstar are void, such as door blocking in the Fleeca Job and having the prisoner buy weapons at Ammu-Nation during the Prison Break. It doesn't matter if those two methods cut only a few seconds off the time - an exploit is an exploit no matter how big or small.