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GTA Online update: JB700W, Heist diamonds return, 2x cash bonuses & more

Published: 19/Mar/2020 12:02 Updated: 19/Mar/2020 19:42

by Calum Patterson

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A new weekly update is live in GTA Online on March 19, adding the James Bond-inspired JB700W to the Lucky Wheel, plus some major discounts and double GTA$ and RP in various modes.

Last week, you could have picked up the Nagasaki Shotaro on the Lucky Wheel if you were, well, lucky enough. There was also a 3x cash and RP bonus in Deadline mode, and although this week the bonus is only 2x, it’s available in three different ways.

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We expect these additions will be available for another seven days, until March 25, then presumably Rockstar will drop another update on the 26th.

Rockstar have now posted the full patch notes online to keep us up to date with all the changes in the March 19 GTA Online update.

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March 19 GTA Online Update

Lucky Wheel podium: JB 700W

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Get your hands on 007’s wheels.

The new James Bond movie may have been delayed, but you can still rock some classic 007 wheels in GTA. The JB700W vehicle has been added to the GTA Diamond Casino podium. The Sports Classic would typically set you back $1,470,000 if purchased from Warstock Cache & Carry.

You will get one spin of the wheel each day you play for a chance to win it and drive it away without spending a penny.

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Casino Heist

There’s a new shipment of Diamonds in the Casino vault, so if you’ve been casing it for a heist, now’s the time.

GTA Online cash bonuses

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Looking to make some extra cash and RP this week? Make sure to play King of the Hill modes, Casino freemode and work missions to earn double GTA$ and RP.

Also, just for logging in, you’ll get the white and black ‘Street Crimes Icons Tee’ for free.

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Get the Street Icons tee for free in GTA Online.

GTA Online Discounts

The following discounts will also be in effect this week, starting with the March 19 update:

Properties

  • 25% Off Arcades & Extras
  • 35% Off Master Penthouse and Master Penthouse Customizations
  • 50% Off Casino Penthouse Decorations
  • 25% Off Casino Heist practice equipment

Vehicles

  • 40% Off  Nagasaki Buzzard
  • 35% Off Progen Emerus
  • 35% Off Truffade Nero

Finally, there’s three new races/time trials added:

  • Premium Race: Senora Freeway
  • Time Trial: Storm Drain
  • RC Time Trial: Cypress Flats

That’s everything in this week’s GTA Online update. Admittedly, it’s not the most exciting week ever, but there’s still plenty to get stuck into. Stay tuned to Dexerto for more GTA Online, and to keep up with all the GTA 6 leaks and rumors.

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Grand Theft Auto movie reportedly coming before GTA 6

Published: 4/Oct/2020 11:57

by Calum Patterson

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Reports from sources who correctly revealed both the Resident Evil 4 remake and The Witcher Netflix series before their official announcements, are now claiming that a Grand Theft Auto movie is in development.

Despite no news of another GTA game (expected to be GTA 6), Rockstar is apparently focusing on another medium entirely for the franchise. According to WGTC, the Grand Theft Auto movie is likely to release before the next installment of the game.

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It’s been over seven years since GTA V was released, back in September 2013. Red Dead Redemption 2 was Rockstar’s next major project, released in October 2018, and they have been pouring lots of resources into the ever-popular GTA Online.

But, perhaps their next project really is a movie adaptation of the iconic GTA franchise, as these sources have supposedly been on the money before.

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Michael and Franklin from GTA V
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A GTA movie would no doubt be a box-office hit.

The report claims that “the project is reportedly in the early stages and will loosely adapt the events of GTA V, presumably bringing us live-action versions of characters Michael, Franklin and Trevor.”

At this point, it’s only possible to speculate about who would play these characters, but potentially the voice actors from the game would step up into the live-action roles.

It’s possible that GTA Online’s success, which continues to add new players and is something of a cash cow for Rockstar and publishers Take Two, means they are in no rush to release the sixth game.

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Franklin from GTA V
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The movie will apparently still focus on the main characters from GTA V.

The movie industry is currently in a downturn, for obvious reasons arising from lockdowns, but if the movie is still in the “early stages”, it may be some way off still. Not to mention, filming is also made more difficult in these uncertain times.

The same can be said for game development also, and with not even a peep out of Rockstar regarding a new GTA game, that seems to be a long way off still too.