Following the recent release of In and Out, the newest Adversary Mode for GTA Online, last week’s event ended on Thursday. The new mode was in rotation for the double RP and GTA $ playlist for three days during its course to spur players into spending time with it – in spite of the general lack of popularity Adversary Modes suffer from. However, based on the recent trend, it’s event out- event in with Rockstar these days, so players were eager to see what the next theme will be.
Rockstar kicked off the Time Trials week yesterday with a theme, double RP and GTA $ promo, new discounts and other features. Despite the deep roots the game franchise has in the world of underground racing and car-culture, the speedier fans rarely get their time to shine. Races don’t way all too well in relation to other jobs, especially if you don’t come in first place. Events also rarely put the focus on these kinds of missions.
This time however, Freemode Time Trials will reward players with twice as much RP and cash as usual. Every day of the week, a different trial will have the double reward buff. Players who have already completed these trials will get a small extra bonus for winning them again. Even so, the regular double payout is still substantial for first-timers.
The Time Trials and their schedule is as follows:
- Friday May 6th: Vinewood Bowl
- Saturday May 7th: Down Chiliad
- Sunday May 8th: Mount Gordo
- Monday May 9th: Great Ocean Highway
- Tuesday May 10th: Sawmill
- Wednesday May 11th: Maze Bank Arena
- Thursday May 12th: End to End
In order to assure victory, you’ll need a reliable steed. Legendary Motorsport has you covered with serious discounts on some of the fastest vehicles in the game – whether you like your ride to have two wheels or four. The Zentorno, Osiris, Akuma and Hakuchou are joined by the former fastest car in the game, the T20, in the list of vehicles which can be bought at 50% off during the event.
But sometimes, stock vehicles just don’t cut it. Los Santos Customs is offering marked down prices for performance and even visual upgrades. Suspension, Engine and Brake modifications will make your car handle better, while new rims will make it look better – all at a 30% discount.
However that isn’t all this time around, as Rockstar has thrown in some bonuses which usually don’t show up in such events. Through the 12th, any service Lester may lend you over the phone becomes more of a favor, seeing as you won’t need to pay for it.
This means getting the cops off your tail, or ensuring that they don’t get on it in the first place won’t make your wallet any lighter. GTA Online’s mechanic service will also be free during the event, so calling it in for property owners will also be a treat.
Time Trials also aren’t the only way to rank up twice as fast this week in GTA Online either. While you don’t get two times the cash, you will get double RP for playing the land races event playlist from now through the 12th of May.
The event playlist covers On the GOH, Touch Base and Turn the Tide for a nice variety of race types. If you’re swift on your wheels and are working towards those unlocks, these will help you get there.
Whatever Rockstar’s plans for upcoming content may be, this new event doesn’t shine any light on them. DLC for GTA Online has been running pretty dry in the past months, with only an Adversary Mode here, a few cars there…
Players are bit weary of both lowriders and Adversary Modes at this point. While the endless stream of events does help, many fans are calling for new content to be released. A campaign for a larger Biker update was put together, which included a fairly popular petition as well.
Since Rockstar might be focusing on GTA Online for quite some time, chances are they in this for the long haul and might be working on something bigger and therefore more time consuming.
Which part of this new GTA Online week-long event are you most excited for? Are you a fan of Time Trials?