It's time to celebrate the holidays GTA-style. As hinted at yesterday, a special holiday update is now available for GTA Online. This "Festive Surprise" update will become available for all four systems soon, so if you don't see the download yet, just wait a little longer. This DLC came as part of the larger Title Update.
With this new update, you can now own 3 properties and garages, instead of only 2. It also added new settings for first-person mode and fixed several bugs. And of course, it added the holiday content.
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In addition to Christmas trees and snow (and the potential for snowball fights), the Festive Surprise includes lots of new content. Ammu-Nation now sells Homing Missile Launchers and Proximity Mines, over 90 pieces of free new Christmas-themed clothing and masks are available until January 5, and four new vehicles have been permanently added: the Hot Rod Christmas Ratloader, the Slam Van, the Dewbauchee Massacro sports car with new Race livery, and the Dinka Jester sports car with new Race livery.
There will also be Holiday Special Crate Drops between now and January 5, Firework Launchers and Firework rocket ammo will become available from December 24-January 5, and everyone will receive free items in their inventory as Christmas presents on December 25. And pay special attention during the holidays themselves, because you'll be able to get free fireworks on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Eve, and New Year's Day.
As with past holiday events, Rockstar is holding another Snapmatic contest. Take a great photo involving the content from this update and upload it with the tag #FestiveSurprise before January 5 for a chance to win 1 million GTA$. Take a look at the rules for more details.
Finally, the Official GTA Online Holiday Party Live Stream will be held tomorrow on Twitch, at 4 PM Eastern Time. If you're a PS4 or Xbox One player, participate in the Twitch chat for a chance to join the lobbies.
Take a look at the official update notes for all the details, and enjoy your new GTA V holiday content.