Tapping popular streamer talent, the shows are dynamic and engaging, but there are additional incentives to tune in beyond the show itself - free in-game currency.
No matter how good a streamer is, there are still those of us who would rather spend our free time playing, rather than watching someone else play instead. In order to rope in players of that mentality, and give back to the viewers for their time invested, there are periodic GTA$ drops during the streams.
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While earning the GTA$ from these drops is easy, it isn't automated, so letting the stream run in some tab won't net you any cash.
You need to be watching the stream on Rockstar's Facebook page either through a browser or the mobile app, and you need to be logged in with a Facebook account linked to your Rockstar Social Club account.
During the stream, a prompt will appear randomly, usually 4 times per stream, with a green "claim" button. It will stay on-screen for 2 minutes giving you ample time to hop in on it provided you are actually watching and catch it, and it will pay out one of four randomly selected amounts.
Possible drop amounts are GTA$ 50,000, 100,000, 250,000 and 500,000. You won't know your amount until it is deposited in your Maze Bank Account. The amounts repeat, so technically it is possible to win GTA$ 500,000 four times during one stream, though we suspect it is highly unlikely and any claims to this are almost certainly empty boasts.
In order the claim the bonus cash, you need to log in and play GTA Online for at least 30 minutes within 48 hours of claiming the money drop. Usually the GTA$ is deposited instantly, but in some cases it might take a short while to arrive.
Don't worry if you've missed the streams up until now, as there are still plenty of upcoming opportunities. The next stream is happening today actually, at 11:30am ET with Amplified hosting. A long series of streams are lined up for the near future as well, so make sure you don't miss out.