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How to get $500,000 free in GTA Online

Published: 4/Apr/2020 17:40 Updated: 13/May/2020 14:40

by Daniel Cleary

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Rockstar Games have announced that they will be giving away $500,000 on GTA online for each player during the month of April. Here’s what you’ll need to know about adding that cash to your Maze Bank account.

Since its initial release in 2013, Grand Theft Auto V’s online mode has managed to maintain an impressive player base for all these years with servers still bubbling with fans of the title.

Developers Rockstar Games have been continuing to release frequent content and updates to keep the game fresh, as seen with their massively popular Casino update, and they are now giving away some extra cash to help players out.

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GTA Online players can be eligible for a free $500k by simply playing the game.

Following GTA Online’s April Fool’s day update, where the Los Santos map was covered in a layer of snow, Rockstar revealed that they would be implementing quite a few changes on April 2.

The developers explained that a cash gift would be available for anyone who plays GTA Online during the month of April, “All month long, we’re awarding a one-time GTA$500K gift to anyone who plays GTA Online.”

They revealed that once a player has joined a lobby on GTA they would be eligible, although it could take a short while before players would have access to their funds, adding, ”This GTA$ will be automatically sent to your Maze Bank account (may take up to seven days to appear).”

Alongside the $500k gift from Rockstar, in their latest GTA Online update, they revealed that players will earn up to 3x the amount of cash during April compared to the normal rate in certain modes.

Arena Modes, Time Trials, and Premium Repo missions all offer players the chance to stack up on cash and RP in GTA Online with new bonuses.

The latest update also allowed players to save a bit of money with some massive discounts on some of the top vehicles in GTA, giving players the opportunity to make use of their new gift right away.

This is not the first time that Rockstar has given players a massive sum of in-game currency for free although it has been previously done following a special occasion such as the game’s anniversary.

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Rockstar insider claims GTA Online “map expansion” in new update

Published: 17/Nov/2020 0:01

by Michael Gwilliam

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A known Rockstar insider is claiming that the next big update to GTA Online will finally expand the map and bring a new heist alongside it.

For those out of the loop, GTA Online’s upcoming winter update is promising to be a big one. Rockstar has stated that the new heist will be taking place in an “entirely new location.”

While the location itself hasn’t been revealed yet, some have suggested that Rockstar will be opening up new buildings inside Los Santos.

Others believe that the new heist may be returning to the Diamond Casino as there seems to already be something currently under construction. It’s possible this could be the “new location” Rockstar hinted at.

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GTA Online players are waiting for the next big heist.

However, insider Liberty93 has now claimed that according to sources, a future update will be the “biggest in the history of GTA Online” with its first-ever map expansion.

Additionally, he wrote that the now unlisted music video for the Gorillaz song ‘The Valley of The Pagans’ teased the map expansion. The video, which was shot in GTA V, features a new island similar to the one shown on the Plastic Beach album.

There is some evidence from Rockstar that further suggests the map expansion is coming in the December patch.

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Some believe the Gorillaz “Valley of the Pagans” video might have teased a new GTA location.

During a Q1 earnings call, Take Two Interactive CEO Strauss Zelnick said: “Grand Theft Auto Online and Red Dead Online will receive major updates later this fiscal year, featuring an extension to existing Frontier Pursuits for Red Dead Online, as well as Grand Theft Auto Online’s biggest update ever, featuring a new take on heists in a new location.”

Sadly, Liberty93 also claims that while he can confirm a map expansion is coming, it may not arrive in the winter update.

“Take Two likes to play with words a bit and a new location can also be a new location like the mall, the Korz Center or many others,” he explained.

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The next GTA Online update will be massive.

“Caution is therefore required, even if on our side we can now confirm that a map extension should arrive sooner or later on GTA Online.”

With a standalone version of GTA Online coming to next-gen consoles in 2021, it would make sense to see a massive update to the map. Until then, all we can do is wait and see what the future holds, especially with GTA 6 still looming in the shadows.