GTA Online Holiday Update

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The holiday season brings joy to millions as people from all over the world participate in various traditions centered around family and community. Over the years, more and more video game developers have been taking care of the gaming community by providing holiday-themed DLC packs, much to the delight of gamers. This year is no different, as many of this year’s marquee titles are releasing DLC for fans. Grand Theft Auto V’s multiplayer mode, GTA Online, has a ton of content from Dec. 23- 26 coming to fans for the season.

Adversary modes in GTA Online are 28 mode types that are player vs. player, designed to pit players against one another in different scenarios. This immensely popular online adversary mode is getting a new addition called Juggernaut. Juggernaut pits two teams against one another as they try and destroy the other teams Juggernaut, which is heavily fortified. If the match ends in a stalemate, then a Sudden Death comes into effect where all members of both teams become Juggernauts and the first death wins. Rockstar is offering Double GTA$, and reputation in Juggernaut mode, through Jan. 1.

For the weekend, it is snowing in GTA Online, and where there is snow, there is the potential for some good old-fashioned winter fun. Players can now engage in snowball fights. By pressing left on the D-pad, players can equip themselves with up to nine at a time.

On Christmas Day, Rockstar has some gifts for anyone who logs into GTA Online. The Christmas gifts are listed below from the Rockstar official website:

  •  Unicorn Mask
  •  Set of Pajamas (Either White Graphic or Blue Check)
  • Fireworks Launcher plus 10 Fireworks rockets
  •  Carbine Rifle plus 200 rounds of Ammo
  •  Marksman Rifle plus 200 rounds of Ammo
  •  Basic Knuckle Dusters
  •  25 Sticky Bombs
  •  25 Grenades
  •  5 Proximity Mines
  •  5 Molotovs
  •  Full Snacks
  •  Full Armor

Rockstar alludes to more winter shenanigans coming up for New Year’s, so fans of the game should stay tuned.

GTA Online was developed alongside GTA V and released two weeks after, on Oct. 1, 2013. When it first went live, it was a technical nightmare. Reports of connection problems, character progression deletion and freezes plagued the game the first few weeks of its life cycle. After overcoming this, however, Rockstar has continued to support the platform continually with multiple updates occurring throughout its three year existence. “Grand Theft Auto Online is less of a tacked on multiplayer and more and important part of the Grand Theft Auto 5 experience, a game of that lets players set the pace and dictate the fun.It is at the same time a pre-designed Lego play set and a massive box of random Legos, never afraid to hand the experience over to the player or take them by the hand when they want it to. It’s only real weakness is its continued instability but even with that it is one of the best experiences on in recent years, and worth the purchase of Grand Theft Auto 5 alone,” MMOGames said in a review.

Stay tuned for more information about GTA Online updates.

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