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How to claim free GTA Online & RDR2 Online cash and rewards

Published: 28/Jan/2020 18:01

by Eli Becht


GTA and Red Dead Online players have a lot of free goodies coming their way thanks to Rockstar Games being so generous.

Grand Theft Auto Online has been available for several years now but the support is still rolling out quite regularly, and the same can be said for the newer Red Dead Online.

Amazingly, seven years after its initial launch, GTA’s online mode had its biggest month ever in December 2019, likely thanks to some massive updates that hit the game around that time.

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Rockstar Games
GTA players won’t have to hit the casino for a quick buck this time.

On the other side of things, Red Dead Redemption 2’s online part of the game is finally finding its footing and starting to thrive. To celebrate these milestones, players of both games can get a plethora of free items just by logging in at a certain time.

If you’re still playing regularly, then you won’t have to worry about much. However, if you’re a player who has put the game down for a while, then you’ll need to pay close attention.

How to claim free GTA Online rewards

GTA Online
Rockstar Games
Lots of money is up for grabs in GTA Online.

Grand Theft Auto 5 players will have access to $2,000,000 in-game, staggered over two separate weeks. The rewards, announced by Rockstar Games, are being split in half with $1 million coming in each week, so you’ll need to make sure you log in at two separate times.

The first log in bonus begins on January 30 and will run until February 5 while the second one is February 6 to the 12. All players will have to do is play some GTA Online during those periods to claim their monetary reward.

How to claim free RDR2 Online rewards

Red Dead Redemption 2

Instead of just getting money, Red Dead Online players will be getting a bunch of gifts for their characters. Logging in between now and February 3 will earn players The Gunslinger’s Cache, which includes the following:

  • Schofield Revolver
  • Varmint Rifle
  • Devastating Ammo Bundle
    • 100x Split Point Revolver Ammo,
    • 100x High Velocity Pistol Ammo
    • 100x Express Repeater Ammo
    • 100x Slug Shotgun Ammo
    • 20x Explosive Rifle Ammo.

Like GTA Online, players will have to log in during a second window to claim The Bounty Hunter’s Kit. If players play RDR2 Online between February 4 and 10, they will be able to claim these contents:

  • Bounty Hunter license
  • 25x Bolas
  • 25x Tracking Arrows

What’s next for both games in 2020?

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A new racing circuit is coming to GTA.

Moving forward into the new year, the Rockstar developers say they have big things planned for each game. GTA Online will be getting an open wheel racing series along with several new vehicle types, as well as a few more surprises.

For the Red Dead Online fans, there are still several things to look forward to, but the devs have been a bit quieter about the future on that front. Frontier Pursuits will continue to expand, but outside of that, it’s anybody’s guess.

The future for both titles remains bright, so keep an eye out for updates from Rockstar and don’t forget to claim your free gifts!


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. 

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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
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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.