GTA Online Gets Karin Technical Custom In Newest DLC

As yet another Tuesday rolls by some new GTA Online DLC has been released and is available for players in-game.

In the wake of Gunrunning's relatively recent release, we're still getting minor updates each week to pass the time before the next major DLC rolls around.

In that vein, the newest car to be added to GTA Online very much fits the Gunrunning bill. That said, we use the term "newest" loosely, since this is actually a familiar car that has already been in the game with a facelift and revamped functionality.


It's time to re-acquaint yourself with the good old Karin Technical in its new form, the Karin Technical Custom. This new variant of the vehicle can be stored in your garage as a personal vehicle and packs a wide range of customization options to boot allowing you to upgrade the ride's stats and shape its looks to your liking.

The Custom upgrade can be done by ordering a Technical through Pegasus, and driving that car to your Mobile Command Center, provided you have one, and it has the vehicle upgrade module installed. There, you need to pay a tiny, tiny fee of GTA$ 142,500 to get the custom upgrade.

This basic upgrade doesn't alter the vehicle's stats, and visually merely removes the rust from the body and adds a tow hitch on the rear. Obviously the main draw is that you can save it as a personal vehicle and further upgrade and customize it. The upgrades are full range, meaning armor, suspension, engine, etc. is all there, and the custom monicker refers to the flashier upgrades which add visual changes like rams on the front grille.

Oh, and that turret can be upgraded to a minigun.

The community has already jumped on the new ride for some extensive testing, and the reactions are mixed. Compared to most other armed vehicles, even with full armor upgrades, the Technical Custom seems to be really easy to destroy. On the flip side, having such a heavily armed vehicle as a PV is highly favored, and the upgrade options seem to please the majority of players.

On the promotion side of things, Rockstar is really trying to get people into the Gunrunning business with more incentives. Through the 24th, weapon production in the Bunker will be boosted by 25%, meaning fewer supplies will be needed to produce more product. Gunrunning is already one of the most lucrative activities in GTA Online, and this just sweetens the deal.

Additionally, it will temporarily suck less to be a hired hand. Associate and bodyguard salaries are also boosted during that time twofold. While all the community pleas really could have gotten a permanent raise, this is better than nothing. Additionally, completing a successful Gunrunning sell mission within this timeframe will expand your wardrobe with an exclusive black Ammunation hoodie.

As for the current double RP and cash promo, Rockstar recycled last week's promo on the new Adversary Mode, Overtime Rumble, after hearing the overwhelmingly positive fan reaction to it. Many praise it as having a true party-game feel and the relatively short runtime of each round makes it a fun and easy snackable pastime that, with the promo, is also very profitable.  That said, Overtime Rumble is also a potential friendship-ruiner, so play with your mates at your own risk.

Additionally, a bunch of vehicles and upgrades have been discounted by 25% to help you on the road. These include the Phantom Wedge, with the discount pertaining to both prices, the Annihilator, the Buzzard (seriously, buy this if you haven't already...), vehicle armor and bullet proof tires.

We wouldn't hold our breath for the 25th bringing any major DLC, so just expect yet another drip-fed vehicle and possibly a new Adversary Mode - we know much Rockstar loves its Adversary Modes.

Aron Gerencser
Aron is responsible for the bulk of the news posts that you'll find on GTA BOOM each and every day. He loves getting involved with the community and is an avid fan of all things Rockstar Games. His journey with the franchise began with GTA 2 back when it was new (all the way back in 1999), and he was a gamer even before then. Find Aron on Facebook.