GTA Online San Andreas Mercenaries update patch notes: New jobs, weapon, vehicles

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Every year Rockstar delivers a wealth of new content in the GTA Online Summer update and gifted players early this year. Here are the full patch notes for the San Andreas Mercenaries update.

Prior to this, it’s been quiet in GTA Online for a while. In February, Rockstar pushed out an update to crack down on excessive cheating and exploits, making the game unplayable. But since then, all of the latest stories have revolved around GTA 6.

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Rockstar dropped a major hint in May, pointing toward a possible 2024 or 2025 release date for the next installment. Finally, GTA Online returned to the spotlight, but not for what fans would have hoped, as Tez2 reported that GTA 6 Online won’t have dedicated servers.

On a lighter note, the developers surprised fans with an early arrival for the highly anticipated summer update. Here’s everything you need to know about San Andreas Mercenaries, now updated with the full patch notes.

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GTA Online: San Andreas Mercenaries vehicles & more

GTA Online San Andreas Mercenaries started on June 13, and brought new gameplay, vehicles, activities, weekly events, and celebrations.

You can check out the new vehicles in the update here, and how to get the new SMG here.

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The upcoming GTA Onine update focuses on aerial combat.

San Andreas Mercenaries new jobs

Players will be able to enlist in the Los Santos Angels and engage in new rewarding missions such as stealing sensitive data from server farms, conducting raids, and dropping explosive payloads on high-value targets across the state.

On top of that, the Mammoth Avenger is a new command center equipped with an operations terminal and weapons system upgrades. The update also introduces a way for players to store and customize their Avenger.

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San Andreas Mercenaries patch notes

Check out the full patch notes from Rockstar:

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The San Andreas Mercenaries update adds new Story Missions, Freemode content, updates to the Smuggler Hangar business, a PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S exclusive Career Progress feature, as well as a range of experience improvements and creator updates. 

  • Los Santos Angels: 
    • Players can purchase and install the new Operations Terminal inside their Mammoth Avenger to form the ‘Los Santos Angels’ group with Charlie Reed 
    • Via the Operations Terminal, players can launch six new ‘Project Overthrow’ Story Missions and three new Freemode ‘LSA Operations’ 
    • LSA Operations can be launched in Freemode by calling Charlie Reed 
    • The new Story Missions are 1-4 players 
  • Avenger Updates: 
    • In addition to the Operations Terminal, the Mammoth Avenger has received new updates and upgrades for purchase:
      • The Avenger can now be purchased without owning a Facility beforehand 
      • The Avenger can now be stored inside an owned Hangar 
      • The following upgrades for the Avenger can now be purchased inside an owned Hangar with a Workshop upgrade:
        • Pilot Operated Machine Guns 
        • Pilot Operated Missiles 
        • Stealth Module Autopilot Defense 
        • Missile Lock-On Jammer Autopilot Defense 
        • Mammoth Avenger Thruster – A Mammoth Thruster can now be stored inside the Avenger as a support vehicle and requested in Freemode
  • Smuggler Hangar Update: 
    • Several updates have been made to the Smuggler Hangar:
      • New land-based Source and Sell Cargo Missions have been added. These can be selected via the Free Trade Shipping Co. website, allowing players to engage with their Smuggling business in an entirely land-based manner
      • A staff member has been added to Hangars that can be sent to source cargo for a small fee 
      • Source Cargo Missions can now be launched in Freemode by calling Ron 
      • The Smuggling business Setup Mission can now be bypassed for a small fee 
      • The Mk II Weapon Workshop is now included with the Hangar’s Workshop upgrade 
      • Additional weapon pickups have been added to the Hangar
  • Career Progress 
    • A PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S exclusive Career Progress feature has been added. This gives access to a range of challenges across GTA Online and provides exclusive rewards for players to earn. Career Progress can be accessed via the Landing Page and Pause menu 
    • Each section of Career Progress will have 4 tiers of challenges added, and a reward to be claimed for completing each tier 
    • Some challenges will factor in progress made previously, while others will be started with a clean slate
  • Vehicles
    • Seven new vehicles have been added: 
    • Grotti Itali GTO Stinger TT (Sports) – with HSW Upgrade (PS5 and Xbox Series X|S only) and Imani Tech
    • Maibatsu MonstroCiti (Off-Road) – with HSW Upgrade (PS5 and Xbox Series X|S only) and Imani Tech 
    • Declasse Walton L35 (Off-Road)
    • Vapid Ratel (Off-Road)
    • Vapid Clique Wagon (Muscle) 
    • F-160 Raiju (Plane)
    • Mammoth Streamer216 (Plane)
  • Returning Vehicles 
    • Previously limited-time vehicles are now available for general purchase:
      • Weeny Issi Rally (SUV) – with HSW Upgrade (PS5 and Xbox Series X|S only)
      • Toundra Panthere (Sports)
      • Karin Hotring Everon (Sports)
      • Willard Eudora (Muscle)
  • Weapons 
    • One new Weapon has been added, which is available for purchase from the Gun Van 
    • Tactical SMG 
  • Cosmetics 
    • 160+ pieces of male clothing and accessories have been added to clothing stores 
    • 220+ pieces of female clothing and accessories have been added to clothing stores 
    • 2 new male hairstyles have been added 
    • 1 new female hairstyle has been added 

RC Bandito Time Trials Update 

  • Five new RC Bandito Time Trials have been added to the existing rotation. These Trials also now rotate daily, allowing players to claim the par time reward each day 

Acid Lab Product Names 

  • Players can now unlock and choose from a range of names for their Acid product, each of which will increase its sell value 

Experience Improvements

  • An alternative settings option has been added that allows players to toggle sprint between a tap and hold when using a controller 
  • Players can now claim all destroyed vehicles at one time when calling Mors Mutual Insurance 
  • Taxi Work can now be launched while driving the Willard Eudora and Albany Classique Broadway when they have their respective Taxi Livery applied 
  • Players can now add custom description tags to their garages when calling the Mechanic 
  • If a player’s personal vehicle is destroyed during a Contact Mission, it can be claimed back from Mors Mutual Insurance for free 
  • When requesting vehicles from the Eclipse Blvd Garage, vehicles are now split into their respective floors 
  • The ‘SecuroServ’ and ‘Motorcycle Club’ Interaction Menu sections have been merged into one ‘Register as a Boss’ section 
  • Players can now quickly register as a Boss at any owned business computer 
  • Map blips for properties now only appear on the map at shorter ranges 
  • Players can now re-request their Avenger, Mobile Operations Center, or Terrorbyte  delivered closer to their location if it is already present in Freemode 
  • The Cannons of the P-996 Lazer and Hydra jets have been adjusted. 
  • The Vertical Take-Off and Landing (VTOL) activation button has been updated for all planes
  • The Stats – Content menu has been updated 
  • Madrazo Dispatch Services Missions can now be launched with 1 player 
  • The players’ Body Armor is restocked to the same level they had in the lobby upon using a quick restart 
  • A ‘Buy All’ option has been added when purchasing Body Armor from Ammu-Nation 
  • When using Body Armor via the weapon wheel, it will now equip the most suitable armor in the player’s inventory based on their current armor value 
  • The Rank requirement for purchasing different tiers of Body Armor has been removed 
  • The Rank requirement for unlocking Daily Objectives has been removed 
  • Players can now join private takeovers at the LS Car Meet via a new option on the entry menu 
  • Players can now filter for Open Wheel and Hao’s Special Works races in the Online – Races menu 
  • Mors Mutual Insurance will now text new players and outline how to claim their destroyed personal vehicle 
  • An additional entry point to the Flight School has been added to owned Hangars 
  • English Dave and Tom Connors will no longer call the player while they are parachuting or freefalling 
  • The Orbital Cannon can no longer be instantly reset or refunded to prevent players from being repeatedly targeted 
  • The payouts for completing Gerald’s Last Play and A Superyacht life Contact Missions have been increased by 25% 
  • The payouts on many Collectibles and Events have been increased 

QR Code Sign In

  • To make signing in easier on consoles without having to rely on in-console web browsers, players can now choose to sign in via mobile or web browser by scanning a QR code and inputting a one-time code. This is also aimed to reduce the amount of time it takes for a user to create an account and enhance security on consoles. 

GTA+ Updates

  • The Vinewood Car Club has been added to the Terminal area of Los Santos. This allows GTA+ Members to freely borrow from an exclusive stock of high-end vehicles and purchase them at discount prices 
  • Vehicles will rotate, including the complimentary GTA+ vehicle that can now also be claimed directly from The Vinewood Car Club location
  • All vehicles currently present in The Vinewood Car Club can be driven in Freemode for an unlimited amount of time 
  • The Vinewood Car Club vehicles can be requested in Freemode via the Interaction Menu 

You can check out the full patch notes, complete with bug fixes, on Rockstar’s website.

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