Rockstar Games is bringing Memorial Day celebrations to Grand Theft Auto Online with special promotions and discounts. If you were wondering why they skipped their usual Tuesday event yesterday, it was because they were getting ready to kick off these festivities. What better way to commemorate Memorial Day than making boatloads of virtual cash and blowing it all on luxury vehicles and weapons?
Double RP and GTA$ promotions hog the spotlight in this event, with seven (!) different ways to earn big being available. Motor Wars, the Adversary Mode which brings the current gaming fad to GTA Online is among these. If a watered down battle royale mode isn't your preferred money-making activity, Rockstar has also doubled the rewards yielded by Bikers clubhouse contracts, work and challenges.
Folk who like earning their dirty money while dressed impeccably are also in luck with missions from Executives and Other Criminals paying out double too. Headhunter, a fan favorite and central ingredient of the most efficient money making method, and Ramped Up both reward players with twice as much RP and cash. Finally, the new Adversary Mode Trap Door is part of the promotion as well.
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Discounts are also here in force, with 30% discounts being the majority. Both the Biker Clubhouses and the Executive offices fall under that, as do Executive Garages for the latter. Vehicle discounts include the new Khanjali tank, the Sea Sparrow, the Imponte Ruiner 2000, the Buzzard Attack Chopper, the Coil Raiden and the Declasse Rat Rod. Beyond these, the Pfister Comet SR and Overflod Entity XXR are 25% off.
Rockstar has kept up their newly introduced trend of representing discounted items with Snapmatic images made by fans and uploaded to various social media, with credit of course. The shots are stylish and do much to sell the vehicles - maybe Rockstar should have started doing this sooner!
In addition to these discounts, an additional limited sale will be held on the weekend with special discounts that are only active between the 25th and 28th of May. These discounts include 25% off the LCC Sanctus, the Vapid Liberator and the Western Sovereign as well as 50% off all Yachts and Modifications.
If a recent leak is to be believed, a major Nightclub themed DLC is on the way, coming in early Summer. With these huge sales being held now not too long after Rockstar's uncharacteristically large in-game free money giveaway, everything is lined up with the standard practice of preceding the launch of a large update with some free cash followed by an enticing sale.
The lack of new content this week, as well as the focus on double GTA$ opportunities further reinforces the notion that we'll be seeing a bigger GTA Online content release soon. Whether it truly will feature nightclubs remains to be seen, but it's almost guaranteed at this point that something is looming on the horizon.