GTA Online The Contract update: Dr. Dre return & new business coming


Rockstar Games has announced a new GTA Online update called The Contract, bringing back Dr. Dre with a new business venture for players to get involved in. 

The GTA community has been busy in the second half of 2021, following the release of the GTA Trilogy: Definitive Edition.

Whether it’s typing in cheat codes for the first time in over a decade, or being hard at work reporting the multiple bugs that have been spoiling gameplay since its launch, there’s been a lot to do.

Circling back to GTA Online, players will have a load of new activities to engage with soon enough, as a new patch – furst codenamed the “Fixers update” – was touted to drop. Days later, Rockstar confirmed it was coming and it’s called The Contract.

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So, let’s take a look at everything we know so far.

When is GTA Online The Contract coming out?

Rockstar Games has confirmed that The Contract update will roll out on December 15, 2021.

This news comes after a major leak from the ever-reliable Tez2. 

GTA Online The Contract trailer

The game’s developers unveiled a trailer on December 8, 2021.

GTA Online The Contract update: Early patch notes

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A new business is expected to be added to the GTA Online map.

Dr. Dre is coming back

Popular rapper Dr. Dre is coming back as part of the GTA Online Contract update, which many fans might have expected.

After all, his in-game character had a big part to play in the Cayo Perico heist of early 2021 and the record producer has been dropping hints about a return ever since. It’s previously been reported that he would create new music for GTA, too, as confirmed by Snoop Dogg.

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The role he will have this time, however, is unknown.

New weapons, vehicles & property

The following will be added with the Contract update:

  • Compact EMP Launcher – weapon
  • Enus Jubilee – car
  • The Agency, F. Clinton and Partner – property
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Here’s what’s coming as part of the update.

Lamar Davis & Franklin return

The comeback of two popular characters, Lamar Davis and Franklin, have been confirmed.

New Contracts

A new business is expected to feature in the GTA Online Fixers update, according to Tez2’s sources, which will likely include new contracts.

Now that the event has been confirmed by Rockstar Games, keep your eyes peeled for more information – and we’ll keep you updated across the festive season in GTA Online.