GTA Online July 9 update patch notes: Vagner, free vehicles, cash, more
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GTA Online update: Vagner, free Ultralight, x3 cash bonuses, more

Published: 9/Jul/2020 10:57 Updated: 9/Jul/2020 11:00

by David Purcell

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GTA Online update for July 9 has brought a boat load of new content to look through, including Lucky Wheel rewards, cash bonuses, and we’ve got the patch notes for you. 

Many members of the game’s online community might be looking forward to what developers have in store for the next title, GTA 6, although it looks like we’re going to be seeing a lot more of GTA 5 for the time being. After all, it’s been confirmed for a next-gen remaster.

Since that announcement, there has been a giveaway fest in Grand Theft Auto Online that players can really benefit from each week, and much of that is included in these updates. So, let’s take a look at when the new things will be added and what’s included – courtesy of TezFunz2. 

When is GTA Online’s next update?

The content from the next update in GTA Online is expected to drop on July 9, 2020, and will be a routine refresh just like we’ve seen in recent weeks from Rockstar’s title.

Following on from that, there will be further updates on July 16, July 23, and July 30.

GTA Online update July 9: What’s changed?

Lucky Wheel reward: Vagner

Vagner car in GTA V
Rockstar Games
Here’s the high valued Lucky Wheel reward for this week.

Last week, for the Independence Day update, there was a very inexpensive vehicle on the podium and it was a bike.

This time around, the Dewbauchee Vagner supercar has been added as part of the rewards, worth over $1.5 million in-game. All you have to do is spin the wheel once and, who knows, you could be in luck.

GTA cash bonuses, free content, and new races

GTA Online screenshot showing a bike
Rockstar Games
Cash rewards are coming with this GTA Online update.

There’s a lot of free stuff in GTA these days, and those who complete missions regularly will know that more than anybody. As part of this patch, Stockpile Adversary mode has had its rewards tripled, with Air-freight Cargo and Flight School set for double RP and cash.

As for limited time races, these can be found below:

  • Premium Race: Cutting Coroners
  • Time Trial: Elysian Island
  • RC Time Trial: Construction Site II

Alongside those things, players will be able to scoop themselves a free Ultralight vehicle as well, for a limited time. The vehicle will be made free as part of the update, and if you’re not familiar with it, we’ve included an image of it below to give you an idea of what’s in store.

Ultralight vehicle in GTA
Rockstar Games
The Ultralight can be yours this week for absolutely nothing.

Discounts

Got your eye on a new car or property? There’s a load of new discounts in-game that you may want to take advantage of.

  • 50% Off: Hangars (+Renovations), Dynasty 8 Garages
  • 40% Off: Hunter, Starling, Rogue, Bombushka
  • 30% Off: T20, Osiris, Rocket Voltic, Scramjet

Twitch Prime rewards

The Twitch Prime rewards haven’t been changed all that much in recent times, ever since Rockstar made hundreds of thousands of dollars available to get for free every week.

Those who have connected their Prime account to Rockstar Social Club can benefit from cash drops up to $1.25 million per month, as well as other discounts, and you can read more about that in our regularly updated rewards hub!


Speaking of which, this page will be refreshed with additional information once the update goes live in GTA Online. If previous weeks are anything to go by, we’re in for some exciting news this time around. Stay tuned by following us on Twitter @GTA_INTEL. 

Cars

Russian Instagram influencer torches his $150,000 Mercedes on purpose

Published: 25/Oct/2020 0:46

by Bill Cooney

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An Instagram influencer literally set his own $150,000 Mercedes Benz on fire after he got fed up with how his local dealership was repairing it.

Several videos of Russian Instagram and YouTube star Mikhail Litvin torching the black GT 63 S went viral over the weekend, with people around the internet both amazed and horrified that someone has enough extra cash rolling around they can just send a luxury car up in flames.

But, Litvin’s display surprisingly wasn’t just a random instance of pure, nihilistic capitalism captured on film, as he claims he was sending a message to his local Mercedes dealership and the company as a whole.

The saga begins like this: Mikhail bought a brand new GT 63 S (running around $140,000 to $160,000) and somehow, broke the engine five times in a row through various automotive shenanigans.

Eventually, he became fed up with how his local Mercedes Benz dealership was repairing the vehicle each time he brought it in, even replacing the turbo kit with one purchased off of eBay at one point.

Paying to have sub-par parts installed in his car seems to have been the final straw for the Russian, who filled his trunk up with gasoline and brought plenty of cameras to a deserted field to send his vehicle off with a Viking funeral.

After bathing the car in fuel, Litvin lights a Looney Tunes-style trail from offscreen and the poor four-door goes up in a massive fireball.

Pouring gasoline on a mercedes
Mikhail Litvin/YouTube
Litvin made sure not to miss a spot.

After contemplating all the memories he had in the Mercedes while the inferno raged behind him, the YouTuber drove into the sunset with his new whip, a classic teal Lada that only needed a little bit of a running start to get going.

With over 11 million followers on Instagram and 4 million subscribers on YouTube, chances are good that Litvin will be picking up a fly new car sometime soon to replace the smoking heap that was his GT 63 S.

Exactly what he’ll replace it with remains to be seen, but we’d bet he’ll have a video out about it when he does.