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GTA Online summer update: Release date, leaks, next heist, more

Published: 31/Jul/2020 11:55 Updated: 31/Jul/2020 11:58

by Connor Bennett

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Grand Theft Auto Online players have been waiting for over six months for a major update to the game. With leaks claiming that some ideas are in the works, we take a look at what might be coming next.

GTA Online has been awash with major updates in the last few years – giving players more to do around Los Santos. We’ve seen businesses added through Import/Export, Gunrunning, and Nightclubs – while players have also had the chance to gamble at, and ultimately steal from, the Diamond Casino. 

The Casino heist update was the last major change to GTA Online, coming all the way back on December 12, 2019. With the summer upon us, players have been hoping to see more from Rockstar. So, let’s see what could be in store next. 

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Updates have added plenty of things to do in GTA Online.

Summer update leak

With GTA Online, you honestly never know what’s going to come next – most of the time.

One of the most accurate leakers for Rockstar titles, however, has revealed that the next major update will land on August 11, and that info comes from TezFunz2.

Following the game’s July 30 update, they posted: “Worth noting the new event is up for two weeks, ending on Tuesday, August 11th. That’s likely when we shall receive the new update.”

We might not know what’s going to feature in the patch just yet, but some ideas have been thrown about in the form of leaks and official announcements of late. Let’s take a look through some of those.

GTA Online new heist and Summer update confirmed

Michael and Franklin from GTA V
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The new heist will take players to a completely new location.

Might as well start with the biggest piece of news right off the bat, and that’s Rockstar Games revealing a fresh heist in an all-new location is coming soon.

On July 24, just six days before TezFunz2’s leak, the game developers confirmed the next big job and a summer update as well. They said in an official statement: “”A summer update to GTA Online is also on the way, offering up a fun mix of diverse new content from the game’s massive array of experiences to enjoy.

“Later this year players can expect more big updates for both games, including some exciting new extensions and augmentations to an existing role in Red Dead Online, and the biggest ever update for GTA Online, featuring our latest take on Heists in an entirely new location.”

Nothing has been set in terms of a release date for these just yet. That said, the leak suggests a shakeup is just around the corner.

Will GTA Online’s next update include Cops N Crooks?

The most recent leaks for GTA’s next major update have claimed that the popular Cops N Crooks mode would be making its return. These claims came from Reddit user LoremIpsumLoremIpsu, who added that Rockstar insiders had apparently backed up their information.

According to the claims, Cops N Crooks would have well released by now – or at least been announced – so it’s unknown whether or not Rockstar is actually planning to bring the GTA IV game mode back. 

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Cops N Crooks was apparently set to be GTA Online’s next major update.

As of now, it is pretty much just a waiting game until the iconic developers decide to reveal what they’re doing. Summer looks set to be a good one for GTA Online players, and thankfully now we know they won’t need to wait until next-gen for a shakeup. 

When they do decide to make further announcements, or a leak makes it way to the surface, we’ll be sure to update this post.

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

Published: 27/Nov/2020 12:36

by Connor Bennett

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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.