GTA Online: Festive Surprise Update Now Available
Rockstar truly loves their community. The holiday season is upon us and the giving spirit is one that Rockstar is not shy to expose within Grand Theft Auto Online. Sure, the typical mantra as the life of a digital criminal is to take and take alike. But in the coming weeks, Rockstar is gifting all of its GTA Online users with a few limited availability gifts as well as some permanent ones.
- Players are now able to own a third property, allowing potential ownership of up to 30 cars and 9 bicycles.
- Deadzone and Acceleration sliders have been added to control settings.
- First Person Mode Auto Level Camera on/off setting has been added to Settings.
- Fixed multiple issues to allow improved matchmaking and connectivity speeds.
EXPLOSIVE STOCKING STUFFERS
Brand new items stocked at Ammu-Nation: a n ew Homing= Missile Launcher and Proximity Mines are here just in time to make spirits bright. These items will be permanently available to acquire and keep.
I can see the madness in GTA Online now. The homing missile launcher will certainly even the field for those chopper aces that love to devastate the landscape with little ground to air opposition. These will certainly make them think twice!
As the for the mines, the ideas for traps and usage during various jobs are ENDLESS. This will certainly liven up custom races, escapes, and more!
Those dreaming of a white Christmas are in luck as the forecast calls for the extremely rare phenomenon of San Andreas snowfall to hit on a few special days this holiday season. Be on the lookout and ready to round up your Crew for a friendly snowball fight.
I don’t know about you but snowball fights and usually a blast in video games. Unfortunately, the only one I remember participating in was a South Park N64 styled one (ew).
FREE SEASONAL CHRISTMAS GEAR AND MASKS
Add some merriment to your mayhem with a slew of holiday pajamas, ‘ugly’ Christmas sweaters, new scarves, hats, masks and more are now all available absolutely free to add to your inventory and wear now through Monday January 5th.
A part of me even wishes for an ugly sweater generator but that would be a waste of precious developer time! Fun little addition though.
FOUR ALL-NEW VEHICLES
Treat yourself to some new toys this holiday season and fill your garage (now that you can own a third property and garage) with four all-new vehicles to purchase – including a tricked out Hot Rod Christmas Ratloader, the sturdy Slam Van, and the fast and flashy Massacro and Jester sports cars with all new Race liveries. These vehicles will be permanently available to acquire and keep.
What?! No snowplows or skis or snowmobiles? Oh, well.
HOLIDAY SPECIAL CRATE DROPS
Keep your eyes on the sky as Holiday Special Crate Drops will be dropping frequently now through January 5th, stuffed with goodies to collect for your inventory – including a few of the rare vintage GTA tees that you may have missed in some of our Social Club Event Weekends over the past year as well as some br and new ones never before available.
CHRISTMAS DAY GIFTS
On Christmas Day, December 25th, as you’re relaxing in your Los Santos apartment beside your Christmas tree, make sure to check your inventory for a few extra gifts.
SET OFF SOME NEW YEAR’S FIREWORKS
Ring in the New Year with a bang – the Firework Launcher and Firework rocket ammo are coming back and will be available to acquire and use from Christmas Eve until Monday, January 5th. You can score one for free on four special days: Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve or New Year’s Day.
This will certainly be a site to see. I’d love to see people streaming on these days just to see the spectacle! More online games should do this!
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