GTA Online’s Dec 22 update brings the new Itali RSX Sports Car, snow, other Festive Surprises, and much more. The game is still very much reeling from its massive launch of the Cayo Perico Heist, but Rockstar is relentless in the desire to make GTA Online great.
The long-awaited release of the Cayo Perico Heist finally brought an island extension to Los Santos nearly seven years after the game’s original release. It’s fair to say that lots of people are still making the most of all the new content that the update added.
But Rockstar is certainly not stopping there as they have rolled out another weekly GTA Online update with shiny new items and eye-opening discounts to lure in potential buyers.
Thanks to renowned GTA leaker TezFunz2, here’s everything you need to know about the December 22 update.
GTA Online update & patch notes December 22
New cars: Itali RSX & Veto Modern
As well as vehicles added with the Cayo Perico expansion, GTA Online has now added two more stunning vehicles to own in the form of the Itali RSX and the Veto Modern.
The Itali RSX will set you back a whopping $3,465,000, but that’s because it’s a ferocious speedster that will ruin the tarmac with its speed.
Here’s the vehicle’s official description:
“Warning: NSFW. There’s a sexy single car in your area looking for a ride. Interested? Just open a private tab and check out these candid pics of the RSX’s sultry bodywork, hourglass waist, soft front, and silken A-line. But before you take it to the next level and see what’s under the hood, turn off your webcam and mute your mic. The conference call you’re ignoring is about to see your o-face.“
The Veto Modern is an equally sleek-looking design that makes go-karts premium. It won’t quite burn a hole in your wallet like the Itali RSX, but you’ll still need to fork out $995,000 to own it.
Here’s the official description of it:
“So you think you’re worthy of the Veto Modern? You better be. This vehicle is so sophisticated, so sleek, so moderately powerful, that it’s road legal. We think. We haven’t verified that yet…“
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If splurging absurd money on exotic new cars isn’t your thing, then you can always rely on the trusty Lucky Wheel to gamble on a posh new ride for cheap.
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The legendary Supercar – Tyrus – is up for grabs on the wheel this week. It’s definitely worth having a go at getting, especially as the car is worth $2,550,000!
Festive Surprise & Still Slipping Los Santos
Snow is in Los Santos! As a yearly tradition, players can bask in a completely white Los Santos as snow will fall for the next few days. Head into GTA Online and you’ll find white for miles around and don’t forget to put down the pistols, pick up a snowball, and enjoy this rare occasion.
It’s well and truly the most wonderful time of year and decorations, snow, and Xmas trees all contribute to this. In addition to the themed scenery, players can expect a free Festive Mask when they login to wear and sing Christmas songs with.
Other login bonuses consist of:
- Liveries: It’s A Wrap for Akula, Technical Custom, Half-Track, Galaxy For Streiter, Anti-Aircraft Trainer, and Oppressor
- General log in bonuses: Red Bleeder Festive Sweater, Green Cluckin’ Festive Sweater
- Brioso 300: Now available for free
Make sure to check shops too as there are masks everywhere to be bought.
Los Santos’s newest radio station is also here to treat your ears. The new experimental station favors the stylings of Electronic, UK Hip-Hop, and Dancehall music.
But there are 10 radio antennas located in Los Santos that you will need to collect in order to make Still Slipping Los Santos listenable across all of the map. Collect the antennas and you’ll get the radio station and a healthy cash bonus too, so make sure you use our guide on where to find the Still Slipping antennas for a $250k GTA Online bonus.
2x GTA Online Rewards & Races
This week Rockstar is offering 2x GTA Cash & RP on In & Out Adv. Mode. We also have information on all the new races and time trials too.
- Premium Race: Down The Drain
- Time Trial: Tongva Valley
- RC Time Trial: Power Station
Players can expect some major discounts on Executive Offices and any potential renovations with a huge 40% off on certain purchases. There is also 40% off some select cars too.
- Blazer Aqua: Buy for $1,053,360
- Rocket Voltic: Buy for $2,298,240
- Comet SR: Buy for $1,053,360
- Pentrator: Buy for $1,053,360
- Tempesta: Buy for $1,053,360
Prime Gaming Rewards
There are also some pretty cool Prime Gaming Rewards that cost nothing and are here to simply reward you for playing the game.
The rewards offer massive discounts on top-end vehicles and even offers a free upgrade to the new Kosatka Submarine.
- Free Kosatka Sonar Station
- Free Sentinel Classic
- 80% Off Itali GTB ($237,800)
- 80% Off Itali GTB Custom ($99,000)
- 80% Off Nightshark ($249,000)
That should just about cover everything in this big new update for GTA Online. This, mixed in with the new Cayo Perico Heist content, should provide GTA Online enthusiasts with a lot of entertainment and cool stuff to do over the Christmas period.
Image credits: Rockstar Games
Rockstar shuts down popular GTA Online hacking website to stop cheaters
Rockstar are trying to end GTA Online cheaters by taking down one of the biggest websites in the world for GTA Online hacking.
Rockstar is clamping down one of the internet’s top websites for GTA Online hacking in a bid to deter hackers.
Given that GTA in the PS2 and PS3 days was about exploring the open-world and having fun in your own way – cheats were the way to help do this. But GTA Online is not intended to be a single-player experience; it’s presented as a fabulously deep, online multiplayer game using microtransactions.
So you can see why Rockstar has spent years trying to cut down on hacking and cheating. Plenty of people have been finding ways to gain access to money illegally and Rockstar is trying to finally put a stop to it.
GTA Online hackers shut down by Rockstar
Whether it’s because people don’t want to spend money or because they want to take flight in the Ponte Deluxo for free – hacking is rife in GTA Online.
As such, hackers are always finding ways to gain free access to a lot of the game’s premium content without having to buy Shark Cards.
But Rockstar has finally put its foot down and gone directly to one of the biggest GTA hacking sites. LunaCheats was previously a go-to for many GTA Online players that wanted to hack the game and make a few million GTA$.
However, Take-Two Interactive – the publishers that own Rockstar Games – have managed to make LunaCheats stop all of their activities. Anyone heading to their website now will be greeted by a white screen with a simple message.
“After discussions with Take-Two Interactive, we are immediately ceasing all maintenance, development, and distribution of our cheat menu services. We will also be donating our proceeds to a charity designated by Take-Two.
We apologize for any and all problems our software has caused to the Grand Theft Auto Online community.”
It’s a strong message from Rockstar who now seem to be enforcing a zero-tolerance policy on any form of GTA Online hacking.
This could very well be the beginning of the end for these types of websites.
Image credits: Rockstar
How to cancel your Fortnite Crew subscription
Canceling Fortnite’s subscription service is nice and simple. So if you want to know how to leave Fortnite Crew, follow this guide.
If you want to cancel your subscription to Fortnite Crew for any reason, Epic Games have made it incredibly easy to do.
Fortnite Crew is a monthly subscription service for Fortnite. It offers each season’s Battle Pass, exclusive cosmetics, and 1,000 V-Bucks to your balance each month.
If you regularly purchase cosmetics from the Item Shop and each season’s Battle Pass, the Fortnite Crew is a great deal. However, it costs $11.99 USD a month, so for many, it won’t be worth it.
If you don’t feel like you’re getting your money’s worth or want to cancel for any other reason, then follow this simple guide.
How to leave Fortnite Crew
Usually, when trying to get a refund or leave a subscription service, you have to jump through several hoops to do it. Whether that’s navigating through five different pages on a website or giving them a reason, it feels like they’re trying to put you off doing it.
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Thankfully, Fortnite has made it as simple as possible to leave Fortnite Crew as you can do it right inside the game. Another excellent part of this deal is that you get to keep everything you’ve paid for so far.
Here’s how to leave Fortnite Crew:
- Open Fortnite
- Go to the Item Shop tab
- Navigate to the ‘Crew’ section
- Click ‘Cancellation Info’
- Select ‘Leave Fortnite Crew’
It’s as simple as that! You will no longer be paying for Fortnite Crew. Everything you have collected through your subscription will still be there, and you can always join back up if you fancy it.
If at any point you want to re-join Fortnite Crew, simply go to the Item Shop and sign back up.
Image Credit: Epic Games
How to counter Bloodhound’s ultimate in Apex Legends
There is a neat little trick that can help you use Bloodhound’s ultimate ability against them in Apex Legends.
A few Apex Legends players have discovered a characteristic of Bloodhound’s ultimate that highlights the character’s location, and they’ve used this helpful trick to counter this move in combat.
There are various unique characters for you to choose from while playing Apex Legends. All of these Legends have their own special abilities, which make them ideal for different combat strategies.
Bloodhound has a high pick-rate and is considered the second most popular Legend in Season 7. Their Beast of the Hunt ultimate allows them to gain speed and highlights their enemies, which makes it hard to hide from them.
However, this ability has a few major giveaways that can reveal Bloodhound’s location if they’re camping. If you’ve noticed these, then you can use them to your advantage.
Simple Apex Legends trick to counter Bloodhound’s ultimate
One thing that telegraphs Bloodhound’s ultimate ability is the pulsating sound that you can hear if you’re nearby. You can also see the dome that appears when they begin scanning the area. However, there’s also a third sign of this ability that you should watch out for.
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The Beast of the Hunt has a distinct glow that becomes visible when Bloodhound is camping behind a wall or door. Reddit user dewag posted a clip in the Apex Legends subreddit, in which they were able to spot a Bloodhound that was hiding in a corner.
The Legend was trying to heal while sitting right up against the wall, and the player noticed the glow of the ultimate ability through the opening. They then took advantage of this to catch Bloodhound completely by surprise.
However, you should keep in mind that this trick is extremely situational, so you’ll have to count on Bloodhound using their ultimate while sitting in a corner in order – apart from maybe in the final few circles.
That said, this is still an incredibly useful tactic to employ in combat. Once you know where the Legend is hiding, you can flush them out with a grenade, shot, or even by using your own ultimate ability. So be sure to try it out whenever the opportunity presents itself.
Image Credits: Respawn Entertainment
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