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GTA Online Halloween Surprise 2020: Start date, new jobs, event details

Published: 19/Oct/2020 16:16

by Connor Bennett


With Halloween on the horizon, GTA Online players have been asking if Rockstar will keep up with traditions and have a limited-time event. So, here’s everything we know. 

Since GTA Online released back in 2013, Rockstar Games have had an affinity for limited-time events around holidays. This has included Christmas, Valentine’s Day, Independence Day, and Easter. 

The Grand Theft Auto developers will typically make new content available with these updates too – be it cars, clothes, houses, or new jobs. Though, as we’ve seen over Christmas before, decorations and weather across Los Santos can change too. 

With Halloween on the horizon, and everyone gearing up to the spooky holiday, some GTA V fans have been left asking if Rockstar will have an event – seeing as they didn’t celebrate GTA Online’s birthday this year. So, here’s what we know.

GTA Online Halloween Surprise logo
Rockstar Games
Halloween Surprise has been a yearly tradition in GTA Online since 2015.

GTA Online Halloween Surprise 2020 date

While Halloween is celebrated around the world on October 31st, Rockstar has typically taken a few days before, and after, to keep the party going in GTA Online. 

The earliest start to the Halloween celebrations came back in 2017, when Rockstar’s update rolled out on October 27. The latest that the spooky event has gone away came in 2015, when Halloween last all the way until November 16. 

This year, it should start around October 29 – given that it is the last Thursday, the day updates are released, before Halloween. As for when it will end, November 5 would be a full week on, so that seems likely as an ending point. 

GTA Online character dressed as the devil
Rockstar Games
New masks are typically added too, so players can dress up for Halloween.

New cars and missions for Halloween Surprise 2020 update?

As for new content, Rockstar will more than likely add a Halloween themed vehicle to the Casino podium. Last year, this honor went to the LCC Sanctus motorbike, and it wouldn’t be a shock to see that return too.

There are also typically new Survival missions and cash bonuses. These should also return too. As for where the double cash and RP bonuses might go to, Survival missions or Adversary mode jobs. 

Will Peyote Plants return to GTA Online?

In addition to those, we could see the return of the Peyote Plants. These plants are dotted around Los Santos and consuming one will turn you into a random animal. 

Like the new vehicle and survival missions, this was a part of last year’s Halloween Surprise update, so it could be a case of rinse and repeat for Rockstar.

If the Peyote Plants do make a return, you’ll be able to find them using our map and guide, which can be found here

Bigfoot in GTA V
Rockstar Games
The Golden Peyote Plant, which lets you play as Bigfoot, should also return.

Given that Rockstar didn’t celebrate GTA Online’s birthday, there might be some skepticism surrounding Halloween Surprise this year, especially as the major winter update is too far away either.

However, if anything changes – be it good news or bad – you’ll be able to find the latest update here on Dexerto and our GTA Twitter page – GTA_Intel.

Rainbow Six

How to upgrade Rainbow Six to next-gen PS5 and Xbox Series X consoles

Published: 26/Nov/2020 2:01

by Andrew Amos


Rainbow Six: Siege is hitting the next-gen PS5 and Xbox Series X consoles on December 1. If you’re looking to make the jump, here’s exactly what you need to do to upgrade. The best part is, it’s totally free.

Every title is trying to make the jump to the PlayStation 5 and the Xbox Series X and S consoles. The next generation is here ⁠— just in time for Christmas ⁠— and while grabbing some new games is always high on the list, old favorites shouldn’t be left behind.

If you’ve picked up a copy of Rainbow Six: Siege for the PS4 or Xbox One, you’ll be able to make the jump to the next-gen consoles on December 1. Here’s how you can upgrade.

Rainbow Six Siege Neon Dawn
Get ready to jump into Siege on the PS5 and Xbox Series X, starting December 1.

How to upgrade Rainbow Six Siege to PS5 and Xbox Series X|S

If you own a copy of Rainbow Six on PS4 or Xbox One, you can upgrade to the PS5 and Xbox Series X consoles for free ⁠— providing that you upgrade to a console in the same family.

That means the upgrade won’t work if you go from the Xbox One to PS5, or the PS4 to the Xbox Series X. Also, if you own a physical version of Rainbow Six, you won’t be able to transfer to discless consoles.

From there, it’s as simple as linking your console to Ubisoft Connect, downloading the game again, and jumping right into the action. Here’s a full step by step list of what you need to do.

  1. Link your Ubisoft Connect account to your Xbox or PlayStation account here.
  2. Log onto your console and download Rainbow Six Siege (or insert your physical disc).
  3. Launch the game.
Operation Neon Dawn header for Rainbow Six Siege
The launch of Rainbow Six on next-gen consoles on December 1 will likely align with the release of Operation Neon Dawn.

Rainbow Six cross-play and cross-progression confirmed

Once you upgrade your console, you won’t have to start from scratch. Ubisoft have confirmed that Rainbow Six will not only have cross-progression, but also cross-play between console generations.

You’ll keep all your progress, including Operators, in-game items, stats, and more, and you’ll also be able to play with friends if they don’t make the jump to next-gen just yet.

However, cross-play and cross-progression won’t be coming to PC in the near future. While Ubisoft aims on implementing it for the PS5 and Xbox Series X down the line, they will not be available on launch.