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GTA Online heatmap reveals Los Santos’ most popular locations

Published: 15/Jun/2020 11:13

by Connor Bennett


One dedicated Grand Theft Auto Online fan has gone above and beyond to reveal the most popular locations in Los Santos. Perhaps unsurprisingly, the most active location is located within the main city. 

GTA Online’s vast Los Santos map gives players the chance to do pretty much whatever they want. You can cause havoc in the populated main city, keep to yourself in the desert-like northern section, or even go out and sail across the sea. 

Even though the map is gigantic, players do usually congregate on certain areas – be it the Airport, Casino, or around the Ammu-Nation in Pillbox Hill, to name just a few. Yet, one player has produced a heatmap that shows off some of the other popular locations so you know where to avoid as a new player. 

Rockstar Games
Everyone knows how popular GTA Online’s Airport is.

The incredibly detailed map comes from Zack Zwiezen, showing that the most popular location in all of Los Santos isn’t the Airport or Casino. Instead, it is the set of apartments located towards Vespucci Beach that pretty much everyone owns, or has owned at some point. 

Aside from the apartments, the Los Santos Customs that sits just down the road near Rockford Hills is also highly-populated. As Zack points out, this could be because of the number of griefers that want to ruin another player’s day – though, Rockstar have implemented changes to counter those trolls. 

Zack Zwiezen, USGamer
The incredible heatmap shows Los Santos’ most popular areas.

On top of the popular city-based locations, Fort Zancudo and Paleto Bay dominate the popularity in the north. These are both understandable given that you can break into Zancudo and grab a jet.

As for Paleto Bay, well, there are plenty of cheap properties up there – including a bunker and arcade that have been free in the past so that players can run different businesses. 

Obviously, players are going to have their favorite locations aside from those that they need to visit like homes and businesses.

As more and more players continue to flood into GTA Online, other spots will, no doubt, fly up the rankings in the future.


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. 

Rockstar Games
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
Rockstar Games
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.