One of the most overlooked features of the recently released Further Adventures in Finance and Felony GTA Online update is the all new Trading Places Adversary Mode. The mode takes the concept of climbing the social ladder by going over those above you rather literally.
The game starts with the players being assigned either to the "winners" or "losers" team. Losers become winners by killing winners, but need to keep an eye out for other losers, because if they kill them while they're winners, they become losers again.
This is the odd occurrence of something being complicated on paper but simple in practice. However, like most other Adversary Modes, Trading Places didn't exactly catch the attention of the majority of players, who were busy bankrupting themselves with the new content from the GTA Online DLC.
While some Adversary Modes like Sumo manage to hit the right note with the community and turn into popular classics played months after release, others become de-populated within a week. For every Slasher you have at least three In and Outs. Rockstar is trying to push Trading Places into the former category - and the mode has that potential, due to the thrill of its unpredictable nature.
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As such, the devs have expanded the Mode's map roster with three new additions as of today. Hop on to GTA Online and you can take the class-war to Little Seoul, the Lost Club House in Grapeseed and the Harmony Place Construction Site. Unfortunately, there is no double RP or cash promo going on for the new maps.
However this isn't all that's graced GTA Online recently. Rockstar has kicked off another set of week-long discounts as well as a log-in reward in an unnamed event celebrating... the new maps, probably?
If you log in to GTA Online anytime through next Monday, you'll be treated to a nice set of red-swirly pajamas and a matching smoking jacket. They complement last-week's pastel green set wondrously - if we're lucky, Rockstar will add further colors in the future.
The discounts we mentioned seek to improve your chances of nabbing those special cargo crates while under fire. Getting your tires shot out while transporting precious goods is the fastest way to lose big time on an investment, so a 50% discount on bulletproof tires should help you out. Of course, the health of the driver is also imperative, so the price of car armor has also been slashed by 25%.
If you'd rather take to the skies instead of burning rubber, but don't want to leave your arsenal grounded, GTA Online offers a wide selection of military aircraft including attack helicopters. One of these fearsome vehicles (albeit the one player like the least) is also on sale. You can buy a Annihilator at a 25% markdown through Monday.
However if you're stuck on foot or in a mission which requires you to leave your rides behind, you still won't be left without a few toys. Ammunation is holding a pretty large sale on a wide range of products.
All ammo types, parachutes, body armor, weapon bling and a whopping 7 guns are discounted by 25%. The weapons on offer are the Assault Rifle, Compact Rifle, Carbine Rifle, Combat PDW, SMG, Machine Pistol and Heavy Shotgun.
While Finance and Felony only recently dropped, players are already anticipating the next GTA Online DLC. Based on the post announcing the release of F&F, the name of the next update has been revealed to be "Cunning Stunts" instead of "Stunt Ready" that was teased in an earlier post. It is likely that the three recently leaked vehicles will be added to the game with this update.
Which part of this new GTA Online event are you happiest about?