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Rockstar gives GTA Online players loads of free vehicles in new update

Published: 18/Jun/2020 16:00 Updated: 18/Jun/2020 16:01

by David Purcell


Rockstar Games have pushed out another very generous update in Grand Theft Auto V, which allows GTA Online players to grab four cars for absolutely nothing. Let’s take a look at everything that changed. 

The game’s online community was dealt a slight blow when GTA Online was presented as the series’ first title for next-gen consoles, during Sony’s PlayStation 5 reveal, and ever since there’s been a load of rewards and gifts made available for them to claim.

This week, four vehicles, which are collectively worth just over $800,000 in-game, have been made free to grab – according to Rockstar leaker TezFunz2.

How to get free cars in GTA Online

Vehicles always play a part in these updates and just like any other week a fresh set of wheels has landed on the GTA Diamond Casino podium. The R88 Formula 1 style car has once again rolled onto the platform, and can be won with just one spin of the Lucky Wheel – if fortune is on your side.

The free vehicles, however, include the Raptor, Hakuchou, Nemesis, and Hot Rod Blazer. These can usually be bought at Southern San Andreas Super Autos, but instead of doing a flash sale like other weeks, it looks like the motorcar and motorbike supplier just wants to get rid of them. Each of the offerings can be seen below.

Simply log in, check out their store on the iFruit phone, and redeem them as you please, just like previous free vehicles in GTA Online.


It might not look like a typical GTA car, and that’s because it’s not. The Raptor is all about offroad driving, but it won’t let you down in the city either. A fine acquisition, for free as well.

Player driving Raptor in GTA Online
Rockstar Games
The Raptor is usually on sale for around $650,000 in-game.


The next one is a bike, but a fine one at that. With a few upgrades here, you’ll be speeding around in one of the best handling vehicles around.

Parked up Hakuchou in GTA Online
Rockstar Games
The Shitzu Hakuchou is worth over $80,000 in GTA V.


Next is the Nemesis, and it’s really, really worth that much in all honesty. Just over the 10 grand mark, to be exact, but it’s still a freebie so no questions asked!

Trevor in GTA driving a Nemesis bike
Rockstar Games
The Nemesis is only worth $12,000 usually.

Hot Rod Blazer

Last, and certainly not least, is the Hot Rod Blazer! This thing might look utterly hilarious, but it doesn’t come cheap. Actually, it does – $69,000. Don’t drive too fast around corners would be our advice…

The Hot Rod Blazer in GTA Online
Rockstar Games
Take your Hot Rod Blazer to Los Santos Customs – because you can do some funny things with it.

GTA Online June 18 update: What’s changed?

Aside from the free vehicles, Rockstar have also thrown in a few other bits and pieces for players – including a free Coil USA t-shirt.

Associate and Bodyguard Salary missions have had their rewards tripled, both cash and RP, and those of Parachuting have been granted the same. Open Wheel Races, VIP Work, and challenges have also been boosted with double rewards. Speaking of races, the Premium Race is the Senora Freeway, Time Trial will be Power Station, and RC Time Trial will be Little Seoul Park for the next week.

GTA Online Discounts

Several things have also had their prices slashed in the weekly update, too, and those can be seen below in our list.

  • Executive Offices (40% off)
  • Executive Office Renovations (30% off)
  • Large Special Cargo Warehouses (50% off)
  • Flash GT (40% off)
  • Itali GTB (40% off)
  • Rocket Voltic (40% off)
  • Stromberg (35% off)

GTA Online Twitch Prime rewards

Twitch Prime rewards have also been given a reshuffle, with the V-65 Molotok and Declasse Mamba being made available at a significant discount. More information on those sales, and how you can get over $1 million for free, can be found in our Twitch Prime rewards guide.

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

Published: 17/Nov/2020 0:01

by Michael Gwilliam


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.

diamonds in gta online
Rockstar Games
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.

Gorillaz GTA map
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.

GTA Online explosion at motel
Rockstar Games
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.