While we are still waiting for our Heists in Grand Theft Auto V Online it looks like Rockstar is at least giving us a few new things to bring us back into the game over the holidays. Today the developer announced that they are rolling out some fun updates for Grand Theft Auto V Online with a bunch of Festive Surprises. We can hope it will be a sneaking way to add in the mode we've been waiting forever to get into the online experience but as of right now it is nowhere listed among the additions and timed exclusives we will be seeing over the holidays in Grand Theft Auto V Online.
I'll list out everything in detail that is coming for Grand Theft Auto V Online but before you make that leap down here is the short and dirty of it all. We will be getting snowball fights. We will be getting "Santa" or "Santos" drops in the area that will house weapons and goodies to add to our inventories. Four new cars will be added to the list to steal and house in your third garage. All of that and some special stocking stuffers and under the tree presents for us all on Christmas day who happen to be hanging around Grand Theft Auto V Online instead of at shitty family functions. Yay Video Games!
Here's that full list for you.
Explosive Stocking Stuffers
Heat up your season’s greetings with brand new items stocked at Ammu-Nation: a new 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.
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, but be forewarned, those icy little suckers can pack a wallop.
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.
Make A Dash In 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 (also part of today’s Title Update) 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.
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 brand 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.
#FestiveSurprise Snapmatic Contest
Take your merriest Christmas Crew family photo or capture the insanity of the New Year’s party you’re hosting in your Los Santos condo – or any other amazing, amusing or beauteous #FestiveSurprise action. In January, we’ll pick our five favorite shots and award the photographers with a GTA $1M prize. Tag your entries with #FestiveSurprise now through January 5th to be eligible.
Looks like there will plenty of reasons to hop back into Grand Theft Auto V Online without the Heists we have been waiting for. All of the above has currently started and some of which end on January 5th of next year. If you want to add all of these things to your goodies list or experience them all then you might want to keep that Grand Theft Auto V Online rolling through the worst of the food comas and what have you. Thanks Rockstar!