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GTA Online update: Tempesta Casino reward, 3x Cash and huge discounts

Published: 2/Apr/2020 12:16 Updated: 2/Apr/2020 21:02

by Calum Patterson


After Rockstar’s April Fool’s prank, covering the whole GTA Online map in snow, they’ve rolled out a new update to the game, including some big bonuses and a new vehicle on the podium.

GTA Online players who logged in on April 1 would have been greeted with a major surprise, as Los Santos was covered in a thick layer of snow, part of Rockstar’s April Fool’s gags.

The jokes are over now, though, as the new update is all for real, with the Tempesta supercar now available on the Diamond Casino podium. There’s also multiple cash and RP bonuses, up to 3x in certain modes.

Rockstar have posted the full patch notes, which confirms much of what reliable leaker Tez2 claimed the patch would include, after sharing details ahead of schedule on April 2. There’s a lot to dig through, so let’s jump right into it.

GTA Online April 2 update

Podium vehicle: Tempesta

Tempesta in GTA
Rockstar Games
The flashy Pegassi Tempesta can be won for free on the Lucky Wheel for a limited time.

Last week’s vehicle on the podium, the Zion Classic, was a bit of a disappointment for some players, but Rockstar has more than made up for it with this new offering.

Take your chance on the Lucky Wheel for a shot at snagging the Tempesta, a Lamborghini-inspired supercar, fit for the flashiest of players. You get one free spin of the Lucky Wheel each day you log in to GTA Online and you never know, you might just land a free vehicle worth just over $1.3 million in-game.

This will be available until April 8, the notes state.

GTA$ and RP Bonuses

There are also multiple bonuses to kick off April in GTA Online, with both 3x and 2x cash and RP on various modes and missions.

3x GTA$ and RP:

  • All Arena Modes
  • Time Trial
  • RC Time Trial

2x GTA$ and RP:

  • Premium Repo Missions
Arena War mode in GTA Online
Rockstar Games
Head into the Arena for 3x cash and RP.

GTA Online discounts

As always, there are new discounts too, with an extended list of items with big reductions this week.


  • 60% Off Apocalypse/Future Shock/Nightmare Sasquatch ($612,350)
  • 60% Off Stromberg ($1,274,140 – $958,000)
  • 50% Off X80 Proto ($1,350,000)
  • 40% Off RC Bandito ($954,000)
  • 40% Off Invade and Persuade Tank ($1,365,000)
Rockstar Games
The Arena Sasquatch has had its price slashed 60% for a limited time.


  • 50% Off Arena Workshop ($497,500)

Races and Time Trials

  • Premium Race: “Art to art”
  • Time Trial: “Sawmill”
  • RC Time Trial: “La Fuente Blanca”

That’s everything in the April 2 GTA Online update, based on the patch notes. Make sure to also take advantage of the Twitch Prime rewards by linking your account.


5 things every GTA Online player needs to buy

Published: 27/Oct/2020 16:16

by Connor Bennett


Grand Theft Auto Online has been around for years, and while some players buy crazy vehicles, homes, and businesses, there are some must-need purchases that some players miss out. 

GTA Online is jam-packed with content. From apartments to cars, to airplanes, and even yachts, you can spend your hard-earned, or stolen, money on pretty much whatever you want. 

Most players are happy with an apartment, a few cars, and maybe one business so that they can keep the money ticking over, but is there anything that’s considered a must-buy?

Well, we’ve got five things that every GTA Online player should own to at least start up their criminal empire. So, let’s jump right into it. 

Apartment: Del Perro Heights or Alta Street Tower

Before you go anywhere in GTA Online, you’re going to need a house. This can be as extravagant as the Diamond Casino penthouse, or as cheap as a small home in the Vinewood Hills. 

However, you don’t really want to be buying a small home and then upgrading down the line. You might as well future proof anywhere. 

For this, you may as well buy an apartment in either the Del Perro Heights or Alta Street Tower. They’re both around $200,000 and have 10-car garages, so there’s plenty of room for vehicles – and they’re in the heart of Los Santos. 

Alta Street Tower in GTA Online
Rockstar Games
The Alta Street Tower is one of GTA Online’s cheapest homes.

Vehicle: Grotti Turismo R

In terms of a vehicle, it would be easy to point out the MKII Oppressor and say everyone needs one. It’s certainly a nice luxury, but it has a steep price and it isn’t all that cheap to keep stocked up with rockets. 

So, we’ve gone with something that is classy to look at and performs well on the road – the Grotti Turismo R. It clocks in at $500,000, so it’s certainly not cheap, but it will show that you’ve made a bit of cash in GTA, and you’re just there to mess around.

Plus, if you decide to enter races, it should give you a chance at winning – provided you don’t come up against a modified Formula One car. 

Grotti Turismo R in GTA Online
Rockstar Games
The Grotti Turismo R is a quick, but affordable car in GTA Online.

Vehicle: Nightshark

On the flip side of things, if you went to defend yourself from the trolls who buzz around on the MKII Oppressor, you’ll probably want a Nightshark.

The $1,245,000 military vehicle is cheaper than buying a Mobile Operations Center and withstands a similar level of punishment from the hoverbikes rockets. It’s a solid purchase. 

Rockstar Games
Nightsharks might look like a seriously expensive purchase at first, but it’s well worth trying.

Business: Arcade

There are absolutely more lucrative businesses than the arcade, however, they don’t give you access to the Diamond Casino heist. That in itself makes the Arcade a key thing to own in GTA Online.

Now, you don’t have to go all out and buy an arcade in downtown Los Santos. While that might cut the time you spend going back and forth between some key places, it is just ultra-expensive. You can easily get your hands on Pixel Pete’s Arcade in Paleto Bay, and that’ll do the job. 

Arcade in GTA Online
Rockstar Games
Want to get your hands on an Arcade property in GTA Online? It’s free with Twitch Prime.

Diamond Casino membership

Last but not least, the cheapest thing on our list – a membership to the Diamond Casino. Yes, technically, everyone is made to sign up to the casino membership when you first enter, but more players might not have signed up.

It’s a simple process, walk into the casino, head to the service desk on the left of the main doors, and hit the sign up button. It’ll barely put a dent in your wallet at first, but you can take home some incredible amounts from the casino itself. 

Is there anything, or place in GTA Online that you consider a must-need that we’ve missed out? Let us know over on Twitter – @GTA_intel.