GTA Online update: Diamonds back in Casino Heists with high spawn rate - Dexerto

GTA Online update: Diamonds back in Casino Heists with high spawn rate

Published: 16/Jul/2020 12:13

by David Purcell


GTA Online players are always looking for ways to get more cash in-game and Rockstar Games have given them a huge opportunity to boost their net worth, with the return of Diamond rewards in a new content update.

The elusive sparkling jewels aren’t always available in the game’s online mode, but when they are, players can get some serious cash boosts for the Diamond Casino heist, should they complete it successfully. This time, they’re back with an increased spawn rate.

With a fresh Grand Theft Auto V update rolling out on July 16, it’s not just heist rewards that have been mixed up this week, but also the vehicle on the Casino podium, cash boosts for specific missions, and more.

So, let’s jump into the early patch notes – based on information from Rockstar leaker TezFunz2.

GTA Online July 16 update patch notes: What’s changed?

Lucky Wheel reward: Komoda

Komoda in GTA Online
Rockstar Games
The Lampadati Komoda has landed on the GTA Diamond Casino podium.

The vehicle that was first added to GTA Online with the Diamond Casino heist update has returned to the gambling center, and is available to grab for free in the Lucky Wheel rewards.

If you were to purchase this car in-game, it would set you back around $1.7 million from Legendary Motorsport, but every day for the next week you’ll have a shot at winning it for absolutely nothing. Good luck!

GTA cash boosts, races and time trials

Vespucci Job mission in GTA Online
Rockstar Games
The Vespucci Job is just one of many time trials and races to feature in this week’s patch notes.

Triple rewards for cash and RP will be available on The Vespucci Job in Adversary mode, with double boosts headed to Special Cargo Business and RC Time Trials.

Speaking of which, the RC Time Trial for the week is Vespucci Canals, premium race is Crossing Paths, and normal time trial of Galileo Park. Complete as many of these missions and races as you can to grab bigger rewards than usual in GTA Online.


As per usual, players can also check out a boat load of the latest discounts next time they play. These can be found below:

  • 50% Off: Bugstars Burrito
  • 40% Off: Executive Offices, Vagrant, Everon, Retinue, Rebla GTS
  • 30% Off: Executive Renovations, V-STR

Twitch Prime rewards

Twitch Prime subscribers can also get a further 10% off those discounts, and are entitled to some exclusive offers of their own as well. More information on that can be found in our GTA Online Twitch Prime rewards hub for July, 2020.

So, there you have it! That’s everything you need to know about the July 16 GTA Online update, and for more news follow us on Twitter @GTA_INTEL.


Forza Horizon 4 Backstage cars list, location & passes

Published: 23/Oct/2020 16:49

by Kieran Bicknell


Series 28 of Forza Horizon 4 saw a number of updates and changes implemented, with one of the biggest being the introduction of Horizon Backstage. We explain how to access this new area, and give a rundown of all the cars available. 

The Forza Backstage area was added to Forza Horizon 4 as part of the Series 28 update on October 13, 2020.

Allowing players access to exclusive, ultra-rare, and hard-to-find cars, the Backstage area is an exciting new addition to the game. Along with making it easier to find such rare cars, it also makes them far more accessible, as each featured vehicle only costs one ‘Backstage Pass’ rather than millions of credits.

Horizon Backstage LocationHorizon Backstage is located behind the main Horizon Festival stage.

How to access Horizon Backstage

Forza Horizon 4 Backstage can be accessed much the same as the ‘Autoshow’ in the game.

Players can either drive to the physical location found behind the main Horizon Festival Stage, or access via the ‘Autoshow’ menu.

You can also access the area via the pause menu, by selecting “Horizon Backstage” under the ‘Cars’ tab.

Horizon Backstage Car ListEach car costs 1 Backstage Pass, and is limited to one per player.

Forza Horizon 4 Backstage Passes

Each vehicle in the Backstage area is available for purchase by players. Instead of the usual method of obtaining cars via in-game credits or Forzathon points, each vehicle costs 1x Backstage Pass.

These passes are awarded to players once they reach certain milestones in Festival event playlists. Passes are not specific to particular cars, and can be used for any vehicles featured in the backstage area.

Players can also accumulate passes, as they do not have an expiry date. It is important to note, however, that each featured car is limited to only one per player.

Horizon Backstage car votingThe Forza Horizon 4 community has the opportunity to vote which cars make it to Backstage.

Horizon Backstage cars

The cars featured in Horizon Backstage are chosen via community vote. From what we can see, previous cars stick around after their initial period, and currently, players are able to access Backstage featured cars from the previous seven days.

Currently available Horizon Backstage cars:

  • 1999 Lotus Elise Series 1 Sport 190
  • 2012 Ferrari 599XX Evo
  • 1965 Hoonigan Gymkhana 10 Hoonicorn Mustang
  • 2005 Hot Wheels Ford Mustang
  • 1970 Porsche 914/6
  • 2018 Honda Civic Type R
  • 1994 Nissan Fairlady Z Version S Twin Turbo
  • 2001 TVR Tuscan S