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GTA Online update triggers Independence Day event with bonus content

Published: 2/Jul/2020 10:46

by David Purcell


Rockstar Games have freshened things up in GTA Online once again with a brand new Independence Day content update, and we’ve got the early patch notes to show you what’s changed.

The game developers do the same thing in Grand Theft Auto V as they do with Red Dead Redemption 2, adding different material and boosted rewards to the two titles on a weekly basis to keep things fresh for players.

As members of the GTA Online community will know by now, Rockstar are usually beaten to the punch with patch notes by leaker TezFunz2, and that trend hasn’t died this week. So, let’s take a look through everything that has changed with the start of the Independence Day event.

GTA Online July 2 update patch notes: What’s changed?

Lucky Wheel reward: Western Sovereign

Western Sovereign bike in GTA Online
Rockstar Games
This time it’s not a car on the podium, but a bike instead.

You shouldn’t be surprised to see a fresh set of wheels parked up next time you visit the Diamond Casino and Resort, as a brand spanking Western Sovereign has been added to the Lucky Wheel rewards – with the American flag painted right across it.

Take your spin this week and maybe, just maybe, you will be driving away with the hottest prize the game has to offer between July 2 and July 9. It’s only worth around $90,000 in-game, but could be all yours for nothing to celebrate Independence Day.

GTA cash boosts, RP bonuses, and other rewards

Statue of Happiness GTA Online shirt
Rockstar Games
Do you want a Statue of Liberty tee in GTA Online? Now might be the best time to grab one.

Boosts in cash rewards and RP bonuses? You bet.

This week, a number of different things have been changed, including double rewards for Bunker & Missile Adversary Series missions. There are also some patriotic prizes available in Business Battles event cargo rewards, which can be seen below.

  • Statue Of Happiness T-shirt
  • Pisswasser Beer Hat
  • Benedict Beer Hat
  • Patriot Beer Hat
  • Supa Wet Beer Hat

GTA Online discounts

MK2 Oppressor in GTA Online
Rockstar Games
The MK2 Oppressor has had its price slashed for Independence Day celebrations in GTA.

The following have also been handed a major slash in their prices, following the update. These include different Independence Day clothing, hairstyles, vehicles like the Oppressor MK2,  and more.

  • Independence Day Clothes (50% Off)
  • Masks (50% Off)
  • Hair Styles (50% Off)
  • Weapons (50% Off)
  • Horns (50% Off)
  • MOC Liveries (50% Off)
  • Mk2 Weapon Camo (50% Off)
  • Patriot Tire Smoke (50% Off)
  • Facilities and Bunkers (70% Off )
  • Hangars (60% Off )
  • Avenger and Renovations (50% Off)
  • Arcades (50% Off)
  • Yachts and Upgrades (50% Off)
  • Liberator (50% Off)
  • Sovereign (50% Off)
  • Thruster (50% Off)
  • APC (50% Off)
  • Oppressor Mk2 (50% Off)
  • Tula (50% Off)
  • Bombushka (50% Off)
  • V-65 Molotok (50% Off)
  • Deveste Eight (50% Off)
  • ETR1 (50% Off)
  • Gauntlet Hellfire (50% Off)
  • Luxor (50% Off)
  • Luxor Deluxe (50% Off)
  • Swift (50% Off)
  • Swift Flying Bravo (50% Off)
  • Swift Deluxe (50% Off)

Twitch Prime rewards

If you’re interested in a further 10% discount on everything mentioned above, plus further discounts and cash bonuses in the hundreds of thousands, check out the latest Twitch Prime GTA Online rewards here.

So, there you have it! That’s everything you need to know about GTA Online’s July 2 patch and what changed as a result. If you want to take a closer look, or a spin of the Lucky Wheel to win the new car, jump into the game now.


Self-driving car hilariously crashes into wall during Twitch broadcast

Published: 29/Oct/2020 18:58

by Tanner Pierce


During the Roborace Season Beta event being streamed on Twitch, which pits multiple teams operating “self-driving” cars against each other in an augmented reality experience, one of the cars crashed in an unfortunate, but ultimately hilarious, fashion.

If you never heard of Roborace, you’re probably not the only one. The AI-focused racing experience has only been around for a few years now and while it’s certainly entertaining, it hasn’t quite hit the mainstream just yet in the same way that something like Formula 1 racing has.

Despite this, Season Beta of the aforementioned competition is currently underway and is being streamed on Twitch for the world to see. Of course, it wouldn’t be a race without some spectacular crashes and one happened in an absolutely hilarious fashion on October 29.

During the second day of the Season Beta race, Acronis SIT Autonomous’s DevBot 2.0 car took an abrupt sharp turn directly into a wall immediately after being at a standstill, leading to an unfortunate, albeit hilarious moment during the race.

Unfortunately, the camera cuts away before we can see the reaction of the operators, although it’s hard to imagine that they wouldn’t be a little annoyed at that immediate outcome. While it’s currently unknown what the estimated price is for the DevBot 2.0, as they’re all produced specifically by Roborace, this little crash probably just cost the team a lot of money.

The DevBot 2.0 uses Nvidia’s DRIVE platform to operate, which allows artificial intelligence to take over driving the fully electric car, as it races through an augmented reality track.

As the name suggests, this is the second iteration to use the name and is being used by all teams during Season Beta. It’s unknown whether this error was due to a technical error or was down to the “operators”.

If fans are interested in Roborace, Season Beta is set to continue until October 30, and will be streamed on the competition’s official Twitch channel the whole time.