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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.


TikTokker explains how she managed to live in her car for over a year

Published: 27/Nov/2020 17:46

by Michael Gwilliam


TikTok star Nikita Crump has managed to pull off the incredible feat of living in her car, a 2012 Honda Civic, for over one year. Now, she has explained how she was able to pull it off in a new YouTube video.

Crump’s journey began in a video first uploaded on November 3, 2019 where she explained how she officially told her landlord she would be moving out of her home and into her car.

According to Crump, this wasn’t some impromptu decision and she had been spending a few months actively thinking about it before taking the plunge.

TikTok star Nikita crump lives in car
Nikita has been living in her car for over a year.

Despite having a nice house with affordable rent and good roommates, she felt moving into her car was something she “had to do.”

Since then, she has successfully spent a whole year living in her car and marked the anniversary of her first night by explaining how she is able to stay cool or warm at night.

In the backseat of her car, the YouTuber keeps a pillow and too fuzzy blankets which she uses to cover herself up.

Along with her sweatpants and sweatshirt, she is able to stay warm even in the winter months. However, occasionally she has to put a jacket on if it’s ever especially cold outside.

“In Northern California, a lot of the warmer days are still cool nights, so I’m fortunate that most nights throughout the year are totally bearable, but there’s totally been the occasion where it is hot, I am sweating and I wear as minimal clothing as I can,” she explained.

Luckily, she also has a rechargeable fan which can help her get through the night if need be despite only staying charged for one day.

@nikitaraschellYeah, I’m homeless. I live in my civic, I shower at my gym, and I’m just your average gal. ##whatsinmybag ##hotelcivic ##homeless ##sponsorme♬ Aesthetic Girl – Yusei

In addition to just staying cool, the TikTok sensation also revealed she showers at the gym and keeps plenty of personal hygiene products inside her bag including shampoo, toothpaste, and deodorant to name a few.

Now, Crump is hitting the road and embarking on a two-month-long trip around the United States where she’ll be documenting her experiences.

The entertainer’s decision to live in her car has paid dividends, as she currently has over one million followers on TikTok.