Casino Heist diamonds return in GTA Online update with new spawn rate

Casino Heist diamonds return in GTA Online update with new spawn rate

Published: 10/Sep/2020 13:06

by David Purcell


Rockstar Games have rolled out another GTA Online update on September 10, and diamonds are back in the Casino heist rewards – with a higher spawn rate. 

The game developers have been pulling out all of the stops in recent times, confirming a new heist is coming soon with a brand new location.

This week, there’s a new set of wheels on the Lucky Wheel rewards podium, inside the casino. On top of that, you could be walking out with a whole bag of rare diamonds if you complete the heist.

As confirmed by Rockstar leaker TezFunz2, on Twitter, diamonds are now back with a much higher spawn rate than usual. They’re not quite guaranteed, but we wouldn’t bet against you if you entered the game’s biggest gambling center. They boost the rewards of the mission greatly, so it’s worth looking for them while they’re available.

Diamonds in Casino GTA 5
Rockstar Games
Diamonds can now be found in the Casino vault, for a limited time.

GTA Online update patch notes

There’s a few big changes to talk about this week in GTA Online, from the new podium car to limited time cash bonuses.

Here, we break it all down for you so you have a clearer picture.

New podium car: Coquette D10

Coquette D10 in GTA 5
Rockstar Games
It’s now possible to walk out of the GTA Casino with a free Coquette D10.

The Coquette D10 has landed on the Casino podium, meaning it’s up for grabs on the Lucky Wheel. These rewards rotate weekly, so catch it while you can.

Free rewards and GTA 5 cash bonuses

Just by logging into GTA 5’s online mode, this week you will be granted Lemon Sports Track Pants and Lemon Sports Track Top.

Aside from that, double GTA cash and RP is available for the following missions:

  • Land Grab Adversary Mode
  • Business Battles
  • Bunker Sell Missions

The premium race is Down the Drain, Time Trial is El Burro Heights, and RC Time Trial will be Vespucci Beach.

Huge discounts

Gta online character with a bed of money
Rockstar Games
Put your money where your mouth is in GTA Online this week, and take advantage of huge discounts.

These are the biggest deals you can find in GTA 5 for the next week, starting September 10.

  • 40% Off: Bunkers and Renovations, Ardent, Weaponized Tampa.
  • 50% Off: Torero, Swinger, Savestra, 190z, Stirling GT, Rapid GT Classic, Mamba, Infernus Classic, Z-Type, Viseris.
  • 30% Off: Zentorno
  • 25% Off: Youga Classic 4×4, Landstalker XL

Twitch Prime rewards

Aside from a further 10% on these discounts, GTA Online Twitch Prime members can also get access to their own killer deals. More information on that can be found here.


5 things every GTA Online player needs to buy

Published: 27/Oct/2020 16:16

by Connor Bennett


Grand Theft Auto Online has been around for years, and while some players buy crazy vehicles, homes, and businesses, there are some must-need purchases that some players miss out. 

GTA Online is jam-packed with content. From apartments to cars, to airplanes, and even yachts, you can spend your hard-earned, or stolen, money on pretty much whatever you want. 

Most players are happy with an apartment, a few cars, and maybe one business so that they can keep the money ticking over, but is there anything that’s considered a must-buy?

Well, we’ve got five things that every GTA Online player should own to at least start up their criminal empire. So, let’s jump right into it. 

Apartment: Del Perro Heights or Alta Street Tower

Before you go anywhere in GTA Online, you’re going to need a house. This can be as extravagant as the Diamond Casino penthouse, or as cheap as a small home in the Vinewood Hills. 

However, you don’t really want to be buying a small home and then upgrading down the line. You might as well future proof anywhere. 

For this, you may as well buy an apartment in either the Del Perro Heights or Alta Street Tower. They’re both around $200,000 and have 10-car garages, so there’s plenty of room for vehicles – and they’re in the heart of Los Santos. 

Alta Street Tower in GTA Online
Rockstar Games
The Alta Street Tower is one of GTA Online’s cheapest homes.

Vehicle: Grotti Turismo R

In terms of a vehicle, it would be easy to point out the MKII Oppressor and say everyone needs one. It’s certainly a nice luxury, but it has a steep price and it isn’t all that cheap to keep stocked up with rockets. 

So, we’ve gone with something that is classy to look at and performs well on the road – the Grotti Turismo R. It clocks in at $500,000, so it’s certainly not cheap, but it will show that you’ve made a bit of cash in GTA, and you’re just there to mess around.

Plus, if you decide to enter races, it should give you a chance at winning – provided you don’t come up against a modified Formula One car. 

Grotti Turismo R in GTA Online
Rockstar Games
The Grotti Turismo R is a quick, but affordable car in GTA Online.

Vehicle: Nightshark

On the flip side of things, if you went to defend yourself from the trolls who buzz around on the MKII Oppressor, you’ll probably want a Nightshark.

The $1,245,000 military vehicle is cheaper than buying a Mobile Operations Center and withstands a similar level of punishment from the hoverbikes rockets. It’s a solid purchase. 

Rockstar Games
Nightsharks might look like a seriously expensive purchase at first, but it’s well worth trying.

Business: Arcade

There are absolutely more lucrative businesses than the arcade, however, they don’t give you access to the Diamond Casino heist. That in itself makes the Arcade a key thing to own in GTA Online.

Now, you don’t have to go all out and buy an arcade in downtown Los Santos. While that might cut the time you spend going back and forth between some key places, it is just ultra-expensive. You can easily get your hands on Pixel Pete’s Arcade in Paleto Bay, and that’ll do the job. 

Arcade in GTA Online
Rockstar Games
Want to get your hands on an Arcade property in GTA Online? It’s free with Twitch Prime.

Diamond Casino membership

Last but not least, the cheapest thing on our list – a membership to the Diamond Casino. Yes, technically, everyone is made to sign up to the casino membership when you first enter, but more players might not have signed up.

It’s a simple process, walk into the casino, head to the service desk on the left of the main doors, and hit the sign up button. It’ll barely put a dent in your wallet at first, but you can take home some incredible amounts from the casino itself. 

Is there anything, or place in GTA Online that you consider a must-need that we’ve missed out? Let us know over on Twitter – @GTA_intel.