The Railgun is headed to GTA Online as part of the January 12 update

Bad news, now that the Christmas event is over, all the snow is gone from Los Santos and GTA Online. This also means all the other festive specialties are no longer available. But, the new year brings good tidings, and the usual Thursday update arrives with a bunch of new stuff (sans cars, which is a bummer).

The Railgun Headed Gta Online January Update
You can finally use the railgun whenever you want in GTA Online.

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First up is the railgun. This experimental weapon was first introduced on the PC version of Grand Theft Auto 5 and has long been one of the most highly requested guns for Grand Theft Auto Online. Technically, it's been in GTA Online for a while but you couldn't really get it outside of certain missions and adversary modes - until now. Gun Van will be more than happy to give you a railgun for the right price. It comes with a 20 max ammo capacity with two sets of ammo.

Scroll down for more information about all the new stuff that's coming and will be available on GTA Online from January 12-18:

  • 2 x GTA$ and RP from Community Series
  • 50% extra GTA$ and RP from First Dose missions
    • Play on the new "Hard" difficulty setting for more rewards through February 8
The Railgun Headed Gta Online January Update
As awesome as the rewards are for completing First Dose on the "Hard" difficulty, we can't really say that the prizes will come easy.

Diamond Casino Podium Reward

  • Dinka Jester RR (Sport) - Fifth-generation Toyota GR Supra

Luxury Autos Showroom

  • Dinka RT3000 (Sport) - Honda S2000 (AP) roadster
  • Truffade Nero (Super) - Bugatti Chiron

Premium Deluxe Sport

  • Vapid Dominator ASP (Muscle) - Ford Mustang SVT Cobra R (New Edge)
  • Grotti Furia (Super) - Pininfarina Battista
  • Declasse Drift Tampa (Sport) - 1964-1973 Ford Mustang
  • Enus Windsor (Coupe) - Rolls Royce Ghost
  • Declasse Hotring Sabre (Sport) - Chevrolet Lumina

LS Car Meet

  • Place Top 3 for five days straight to win a Vapid Caracara 4x4 (Off-Road) - Ford F-150
  • Free trial:
    • Annis ZR350 - 1992-2002 Mazda RX-7
    • Obey 10F - Audi R8 (4S)
    • Pfister Comet S2 - Porsche 911 Turbo S Cabriolet
Ray Ampoloquio
"Hmm.. nice bike," as soon as he heard those words, Ray was hooked into the world of the GTA games. Since then, he's spent countless hours gangbanging the ballas and hanging out with Roman. He insists that GTA IV is the best Grand Theft Auto title of all time. Let Ray know your thoughts on Twitter or LinkedIn.