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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 Black Friday update: Huge sales, Open Wheel bonuses, more

Published: 27/Nov/2020 12:36

by Connor Bennett


Rockstar Games have got a Grand Theft Auto Online update that plays into Black Friday with a whole host of sales for vehicles, businesses, and buildings. 

GTA Online’s weekly updates are always something to look forward to for fans, as Rockstar Games rolls out some bonuses so that players can build up their Maze Bank accounts. 

The bonuses, both for cash and RP, are the big attention grabbers from the updates, but the sales that Rockstar also drops are nothing to be ignored either. You can save quite a lot on a car that you want or a business you want to own. 

With Black Friday getting underway in the real world – marking a few days of sales – Rockstar have also joined in the fun with some pretty interesting discounts as well. 

Open Wheel races bonuses – 2x Cash & RP

As already noted, the bonuses are the biggest part of the weekly updates, so we’ll start there. This week, starting November 26, is all about Open Wheel Races for double rewards while King of the Hill pays out triple. 

The bonuses for Open Wheel races are not limited to one or two select tracks, but you will have to jump into a Rockstar Created race to earn the bonus. The best way to check this is to simply join a race from the pink F1 car icons that are dotted around the map.

If a lobby then decides to vote for a non-Rockstar Created race, simply back out and find a different lobby. You’ll have up to December 9th to earn the bonus rewards. 

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GTA Online’s F1 races can be quite difficult for new starters.

GTA Online Black Friday discounts

In terms of the Black Friday sale, some of GTA Online’s most expensive vehicles are on sale. So, if you’ve ever had your eye on the gold Luxor Deluxe, it’s 70% off starting November 27. 

Additionally, the Terrorbyte, Terrorbyte modifications, and RM-10 Bombushka are also 70%, so you can make your mark on Los Santos with this sale. 

  • Declasse Scramjet – 60% off
  • Imponte Ruiner 2000 – 60% off
  • Ocelot Stromberg – 60% off
  • Principe Deveste Eight – 60% off
  • Nagasaki Shotaro – 70% off
  • Terrorbyte – 70% off
  • Terrorbyte Upgrades & Modifications – 70% off
  • Pegassi Oppressor – 50% off
  • Pegassi Oppressor Mk II – 50% off
  • RM-10 Bombushka – 70% off
  • B-11 Strikeforce – 70% off
  • Buckingham Luxor – 70% off
  • Buckingham Luxor Deluxe – 70% off
  • Buckingham Swift (including Swift with Flying Bravo) – 70% off
Luxor Deluxe jet from GTA Online
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Extravagant vehicles like the Luxor Deluxe are on huge discounts this week.

GTA Online discounts – November 26 update

In addition to the major Black Friday sale, there are plenty of other things on sale too – including the Ocelot R88 Open Wheel racecar.

On top of that, garages and Large Special Cargo Warehouses are 40% and 30% off respectively. Plus, there are discounts on other vehicles and Nightclubs too. 

  • Ocelot R88  – 30% off
  • Annis RE-7B  – 40% off
  • Large Special Cargo Warehouse  – 30% off
  • Garages  – 40% off
  • Dinka Vindicator – 30% off
  • Western Rampant Rocket – 30% off
  • Shitzu Hakuchou Drag– 30% off
  • Nightclubs – 40% off
  • Nightclub Upgrades & Modifications – 30% off

If you haven’t got the cash to splash out on the Ocelot R88, the other Open Wheel vehicle – the Benefactor BR8 – is on the Diamond Casino podium.

So, head on in, take a spin, and see if you can get your hands on a free Formula 1 car.