HVY Nightshark Ploughs Into GTA Online

GTA Online's latest content update seeks to one up the Insurgent Custom by giving players an even flashier armored and armed personal vehicle - and of course, the mandatory Adversary Mode cannot be left out either.

It's time to welcome the HVY Nightshark (again) to your personal vehicle garage. The commercial variant of this vehicle is somewhat different than the one players could use in a limited capacity in the Gunrunning Mobile operation mission, as the stats are not all identical.

One of the biggest changes, which very well might be a bug due to its oddity, is that the personal vehicle version of the Nightshark cannot tow AA trailers that you own. It can tow anyone else's AA trailers, just not yours. Strange, to say the least.


There's a special moment in the life of every billionaire when you realize that everyone else is trying to kill you and steal from you. And when the time comes, you want a vehicle built exclusively to cater to that paranoid delusion. Enter the Nightshark, where you can sit in perfect comfort behind tinted, sniper-proof glass as the filthy hordes press against your armored hull, then pull the trigger on the dual machine guns and relax as the car does all the hard work for you. Who's crazy now?

If you take this vehicle to your MOC's vehicle upgrade module, you'll only be able to change liveries as it has no special research linked to it, and all other upgrades can be bought at Los Santos Customs. Players report that the vehicle is an improvement over the Insurgent so long as you're ready to sacrifice firepower.

The Nightshark is a quick, agile and very sturdy. An Oppressor, the new go-to griefing vehicle, can unload all of its missiles at the Nightshark and the latter would still stay standing. This is a great Freemode cruising vehicle as it has more than decent speed and acceleration to boot.

The Nightshark doesn't have bulletproof windows, however with full armor the windows themselves are protected enough to keep this from being a serious liability. The car features four fixed forward facing machine guns built into the front bumper, however their damage output is minimal. The Nightshark can be purchased from Warstock Cache & Carry for GTA$ 1,245,000.

The new Adversary Mode is an alternate variant of the one introduced previously, Overtime Rumble. This new mode, Overtime Shootout, keeps the same premise of using a Ruiner 2000 to score points by landing on specific platforms, however this time around it's turn based and everyone has a go on their own, meaning the game is more about accuracy and less about knocking your opponents out of bounds.

There are seven Overtime Shootout maps available, and playing any of them will reward you with twice the usual RP and cash through the 14th of August.

If you have yet to experience the rolling Bond villain-esque  Mobile Operations Center, now is the time to jump on the (heavily armored) bandwagon as all MOCs will be 25% off while the event lasts. All modules and renovations are subject to the same discount, such as the vehicle upgrade module, where the actual vehicle upgrades themselves are also 25% off. Joining in on the same discount are all MK. II ammo types.

Unrelated to the Gunrunning content, the Dewbauchee Vagner, the latest super car to be added to GTA Online, is also being discounted by the same 25%. Additionally, the double salary for bodyguards and associates from the previous event have carried over and are still in effect.

Datamining has revealed that there are still a few standalone vehicles in the pipeline, so we can expect those - and more Adversary Modes - in the coming weeks.

Matt Gibbs

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