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All secret changes from GTA Online’s summer update

Published: 14/Aug/2020 14:20

by Connor Bennett


Grand Theft Auto Online’s Los Santos Summer Special update is live on Xbox, PlayStation, and PC, but there are a few secrets changes that might take you a little while to notice. 

After weeks of waiting, Rockstar Games finally rolled out their annual summer update back on August 11. GTA Online fans were finally given a whole host of new jobs, races, vehicles, and the high-rollers even have a use for their Galaxy Super Yachts. 

While the majority of these changes were included in the official patch notes on the Rockstar Newswire, and some are shown on the game’s loading screens, there are a few you might have missed. 

They aren’t really major changes, more so just small quality of life tweaks, but they are useful to know anyway. 

Casino daily wheel countdown alert

The first small change that is easy to notice following the summer update is the small notification you receive when its time to use the spin wheel at the casino.

That’s right, you don’t have to go up to the wheel to see if it’s your time to spin. As soon as you approach and enter the casino, a small box will pop up above the mini-map if you are eligible for a spin at that time. 

If you’re not able to spin the wheel, you’ll just have to wait until the time comes and then head back to the casino. You will get an on-screen countdown now, though. 

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You will now get an alert regarding your daily spin.

No more constant calls from LJT

Certain mission givers will now no longer call you constantly in regards to their jobs or your business. Sadly, this isn’t the end for Bryony and Arena War, but rather LJT.

The business helper will now just text you in regards to your illegal businesses. This means that, yes, you will have to keep an eye on the screen but your phone won’t be ringing off the hook when he’s asking you to upgrade the business equipment. 

Updated Arcade games and rewards

If you’re one of the lucky Los Santos residents to own an Arcade, there are a few changes that you can take advantage of. 

In terms of new games, QUB3D makes its return. The popular GTA IV game is back and available to purchase. You can also buy the Axe of Fury cabinet. If you complete the needed challenges, you’ll also unlock new trophies for your arcade’s trophy cabinet. 

There is at least one new trophy for the arcade from gtaonline

New cars liveries

In terms of customizing cars, the new Penumbra FF has an anime livery. Yes, that’s right, a new anime livery. It is the only new car with that option though. 

The two new Formula 1 cars can also be customized prior to Open Wheel Races to look like some real-life F1 cars. You can recreate the newer orange McLaren’s as well as the 2008 silver cars, and use a similar livery to the modern Mercedes. 

As players dive further into the Summer Special update, more and more secrets tweaks are likely to be found.

If you find some of your own, be sure to let us know on Twitter @GTA_Intel.


GTA Online weekly update: Peyote Custom, Slamtruck, x2 GTA 5 cash, discounts

Published: 21/Jan/2021 10:41 Updated: 21/Jan/2021 10:46

by David Purcell


Rockstar Games have released a new GTA Online weekly update on January 21. It adds a new Slamtruck to the mix, changing up the Diamond Casino Lucky Wheel rewards, and slashing the prices of some big ticket items. So, let’s run through the patch notes. 

As regular players of GTA 5 will be all too aware, there’s one big update every week in-game. This usually includes a number of login bonuses, boosted rewards for specific missions, featured races, and a few goodies thrown in there as well.

2021 is going to be a big year in terms of new content as well. Rockstar have already confirmed plans to roll out a GTA Online next-gen version, with a whole host of never-before-seen stuff. However, that’s all a waiting game.

Until that time, let’s see what’s been added in the most recent GTA 5 update. We’ve got the full patch notes.

GTA Online weekly update patch notes (January 21)

Lucky Wheel reward vehicle: Peyote Custom

Peyote custom in gta online
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The GTA Online weekly update features Lucky Wheel rewards available each week. This time, it’s the Peyote Custom.

The Peyote Custom is featured on the Diamond Casino Lucky Wheel rewards, meaning you could get it for free if your luck is in. It’s usually worth $620,000 in-game.

Slamtruck available

GTA Online slamtruck
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The Slamtruck has arrived.

The Slamtruck has finally been made available to buy, from Southern San Andreas Super Autos. It can be bought for $1.3 million.

Which GTA 5 missions have highest payout?

As of January 21, 2021, the GTA 5 missions with the highest payout are Bunker Sell missions and Bunker, Diamond Casino, and Missile Base Adversary Modes. All of these have double rewards for both GTA cash and RP, for a limited time.

Premium Race, Time Trial & RC Time Trial

GTA online stock cars racing
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Featured races in GTA Online vary from week to week.

For the January 21 update, the following are featured:

  • Premium Race: Cutting Coroners
  • Time Trial: LSIA
  • RC Time Trial: La Fuente Blanca

Log-in bonuses

There is just one log-in bonus in the GTA Online weekly update, which is a Vapid Aged Tee. In previous weeks, we’ve seen everything from cosmetics to vehicles given away for free, for claiming players.

GTA 5 discounts

The following list of discounts are now active in GTA 5:

  • 40% Off: Bunkers, APC, Caracara, Caracara 4×4, GB200
  • 30% Off: Bunker Renovations
  • 25% Off: Winky

GTA Online Twitch Prime Gaming rewards

GTA Twitch Prime Gaming
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Twitch Prime Gaming rewards in GTA Online change regularly.

If you would like to claim your Twitch Prime Gaming rewards following the January 21 GTA Online weekly update, check out our exclusive guide with all of the information. Not only can players cash in on a free Sonar Station for their submarines and free access to the Vespucci Canals Nightclub, but vehicle discounts on supercars are also available.