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GTA Online The Cayo Perico Heist Gets New Trailer

The biggest update ever to grace Grand Theft Auto Online, featuring the very first map expansion in the game's history, is launching next week and today, Rockstar dropped an action-packed trailer to remind fans that Cyberpunk 2077 isn't the only crime-heavy open world game that'll rob their free time during the holiday season.

The Cayo Perico Heist is going to be the biggest heist in the game, and considering we've saved the world with orbital lasers and boosted diamonds from the hottest casino around, achieving that is a tall order - that's where the map expansion comes into the picture.

Cayo Perico is a beautiful tropical island near the San Andreas coast. It's both a party paradise and the most heavily defended drug cartel base on the planet. El Rubio, the most notorious drug runner and supplier of the Madrazo crime family, operates from the island and stores inconceivable riches guarded by a private army. Naturally you're going to want to rob it.

The new trailer gives us a better look at the interior of the submarine that will be our mobile base of operations - think of it akin to the Mobile Operations Center or the Avenger, only underwater. We're almost certain that buying one will be necessary to access the heist, and it will probably be a heck of a lot of a money, with upgrades to pay for on top too.

Plenty of water battles were shown in the trailer, with weaponized boats patrolling the shores of the island. There was also quite a bit of footage showing off what will be The Music Locker, GTA Online's new party venue featuring real DJs much like in After Hours not too long ago.

We know that the new heist will be game changing by adding a solo option, but even this close to launch Rockstar is pretty tight lipped about what we can expect from the DLC. Stay tuned for more news leading up to release on December 15, and all the detailed guides you could ask for right after.


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Aron Gerencser

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In the site's early beginnings, Aron was responsible for the bulk of the news posts that you'd 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. Since then, Aron has become an editor across all the content that is posted on GTA BOOM. 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. Graduating summa cum laude from Università degli Studi Guglielmo Marconi with a BA in Media Production, Aron has been a game journalist since 2014. When not writing, editing or playing, Aron is building models which you can find on Instagram and Facebook.