The times of missing out on thematic DLC content appear to be behind us. GTA Online’s most recent update, Be My Valentine is adding a bunch of new content to the game. Hopefully this update has set a new status quo too, as Rockstar has confirmed that unlike the Halloween Surprise DLC, all Valentine’s DLC items will remain in the game permanently. No more drive to buy everything up before they’re gone forever. No more watching others pounce about in their DLC clothes knowing that you missed out.
The content of the Be My Valentine DLC leaked a good long while ago, spoiling the surprise of a boatload of new vintage clothing items and the return of the Roosevelt. Last year Rockstar also released a DLC commemorating Valentine’s Day which included gangster era clothes, an old timer car in the shape of the Roosevelt and the legendary tommy gun.
Then soon after they took it all out again. Of course if you’d bought the gear it stayed yours, however it otherwise disappeared from stores to purchase. Rockstar repeated this policy with several other thematic and seasonal DLCs.
This Valentin’s though, a fan decided to go and ask Rockstar support how long the DLC items would be around, since there was no word on this in the official announcement. Seeing as this is kind of a big deal, it’s surprising that Rockstar decided to downplay this little tidbit of info. The comments regarding this revelation show just how much it means to the fans. It’s not like Rockstar needs to improve their already perfect public image, but this would have been a solid boost.
A discussion regarding making thematic DLC items permanent in game had popped up previously in the past, and surprisingly enough most people were against the idea. Now that Rockstar’s actually doing it, they’re all for it!
What are your feelings on making DLC items a permanent addition to GTA Online?