GTA

GTA Online update patch notes: Paragon R, Weevil, Prime Gaming rewards

Published: 7/Jan/2021 10:23 Updated: 7/Jan/2021 10:24

by David Purcell

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Rockstar Games have rolled out a brand new update for GTA Online, which finally makes the Weevil car available to buy, adds another car to the Lucky Wheel rewards, and more. 

The popular online game is always being updated, every Thursday in fact, and while the official patch notes can be released quite late in the day – leakers are usually quick to make discoveries in the game code.

That’s been the case this week, once again. TezFunz2 has had a look around and revealed some early patch notes, bringing some news on vehicle additions, and even some January reward details for Prime Gaming subscribers.

So, let’s jump into the patch notes.

GTA Online update patch notes: January 7

Paragon R

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Rockstar Games
Here’s the car you can grab for free this week in GTA 5.

The vehicle added to the GTA Diamond Casino Lucky Wheel rewards for this weekly update is the Paragon R.

This car, manufactured by Enus, is an armored luxury coupe and sells for around $900,000 if you purchase it in-game. Now, though, it can be scooped for free by using your free spin of the Casino game.

Weevil

GTA weevil
Rockstar Games
The Weevil will be available to buy.

The Weevil is now available to purchase in-game, and is worth $870,000. Previously, it was removed from the online store but has now returned with this update.

It can be bought at Southern S.A. Super Autos, though it has been a bonus reward in the past.

Prime Gaming rewards: Free Kosatka Sonar Station

GTA Online Free Kosatka Sonar Station
Rockstar Games
GTA Online players can get a free Kosatka Sonar Station in the Prime Gaming rewards.

There’s a new set of GTA Twitch Prime Gaming rewards as well, offering quite a substantial upgrade on December’s offering.

In January, GTA Online players who have linked up their Rockstar Social Club account to their Prime Gaming will be eligible for the following prizes:

  • Free Kosatka Sonar Station
  • 35% Off Kurtz 31 Patrol Boat
  • 35% Off Longfin
  • 25% Off Weaponized Dinghy ($1,387,500)

The Kosatka Sonar Station alone is worth $1.2million alone, so it’s definitely going to be a good week for members.

If you haven’t yet linked your accounts, here’s a simple guide on how to do so.

Discounts

  • 25% Off – Alkonost ($3,262,500 – $2,446,875), Stealth Annihilator ($2,902,500 – $2,176,875)
  • 30% Off – Hangars (+Renovations)
  • 40% Off – Cyclone ($1,134,000), Visione ($1,350,000), Havok ($1,380,540 – $1,038,000), Valkyrie ($2,274,300 – $1,710,000)

Featured races, login bonuses and cash boosts

The Premium Race will be Muscle In, the Time Trial will be Casino, leaving the RC Time Trial as Cypress Flats.

Login bonuses include a Güffy Double Logo Forwards, with the option available to steal loot during the Cayo Perico heist to unlock a Bigness Faces Sweater too.

There will be triple cash and RP rewards for Air Races and Motor Wars Adversary mode, with double rewards in Air Freight Cargo missions.

Apex Legends

How to watch Apex Legends Stories from the Outlands: Good as Gold

Published: 17/Jan/2021 18:02

by Tanner Pierce

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Respawn Entertainment has announced that Good as Gold, a brand new entry in the Apex Legends: Stories from the Outlands series of shorts will premiere on Monday, January 18, 2021. 

Apex Legends is only weeks away from its eighth season, scheduled to launch in early February, which means it’s time for the developers to tease the new Legend who will join the roster.

Respawn Entertainment have confirmed the next entry in the Stories from the Outlands, titled Good as Gold. All we have so far is a small teaser of what will be included, thanks to the image shared on the official Apex Legends Twitter account.

Good as Gold time and official stream

The Good as Gold episode will go live on January 18 at 8AM PT. You can watch the stream embedded below.

For international timezones, the video will go live at 8 AM PT / 11 AM ET / 4 PM GMT / 5pm CEST / 1AM JST.

We know that the video will be 4:19 long, which isn’t quite as long as some previous episodes, but still leaves plenty time for a lot of lore to be revealed. Horizon’s Promise episode was very similar in length, at 4:13.

Stories from the Outlands: Good as Gold

The thumbnail teases an unknown figure holding a gold grenade, with a skeleton in the background. Beyond that, there’s not much to break down and interpret from this small tease.

More than likely, the short will give a sort of teaser for some new content coming to the game soon. These lore focused videos have revealed a new Legend in the past, such as ‘The Promise’ episode, which told Horizon’s backstory ahead of Season 7.

Over the past few days, teases for the Season 8 Legend have been cropping up in both the actual game and on Apex’s official Twitter account, so it wouldn’t be surprising if this new short confirmed who they are and what exactly their abilities will be. Still, that’s purely speculation and it remains to be seen exactly what will be shown.

All in all, it’ll be interesting to see what comes out of the short itself. Will we have official confirmation of the Season 8 Legend by the time the video’s done? Only time will tell.