New multiplayer modes, classic cars and premium races are coming in the next wave of updates to Rockstar Games’ long-running Grand Theft Online game.
First up, the developer unveiled a new 4v4 adversary mode called Power Mad. In it, two teams of four square off for possession of the Juggernaut power-up, which creates a "heavily armored menace" out of whoever picks it up. The goal of Power Mad is to stay alive long enough as the Juggernaut to collect a set number of points. Should the Juggernaut die, the power-up will drop and become available for pick up by either the same or opposing team. Players also receive double money and reputation points in Power Mad now until July 31, the developer added.
Rockstar announced a new car for GTA Online: the Pegassi Torero, which looks something like a 1985 Lamborghini Countach.
"One for the collectors, the Torero is a sleek, scissor-doored classic that reflects Pegassi's time-honored tradition of balls-to-the-wall design twinned with bone-splintering performance," the developer said about the car on a post on its blog.
The Pegassi Torero is available now in the game's Legendary Motorsports store. Players can get 25% off all engine upgrades now until July 31.
Additionally, the developer unveiled that Bunker Research Technician research speeds would be boosted by 25 percent, making weapon attachments and weaponized vehicle upgrades accessible quicker, and that all handguns, machine guns, assault rifles and sniper rifles would be 25% off at the game's Ammu-Nation gun store until July 31.
Lastly, now until July 31, the premium race "Trench III" and the time trial "Cypress Flats" will offer extra money and reputation points.
Grand Theft Auto V was originally released on September 17, 2013 for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. Since then it's also been released on the PC and re-released for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. It's proved a massive success for developer-publisher Rockstar, selling over 80 million copies as of this May. It's online component, GTA Online, has proved to arguably be the most lucrative product in Rockstar's line-up, as it's consistently supported it now for more than three years across multiple platforms.