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…“
Diamond Casino Lucky Wheel Reward
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
Apex Legends War Games: Everything there is to know about Ultra Zones
Apex Legends War Games event is well underway with the latest mode, Ultra Zones, taking inspiration from Season 6’s Flash Point LTM.
Mad Maggie’s Apex Legends takeover continues with War Games Ultra Zones mode, a renewed version of the Season 6 LTM.
Ultra Zones is the newest mode in Apex Legends War Games mini-event and may be familiar to some players.
Since replacing Second Chance, Armour Regen saw a short-lived lifespan being replaced by Ultra Zones at 10am PST, April 14th. The new mode is a rework of the Season 6 LTM, Flashpoint, which received backlash after it came with a host of bugs and performance issues.
How does Ultra Zones work?
The Ultra Zones War Games mode sees multiple hot zones over the map covered in a glowing blue dome. This means not only more gold and higher tier loot, but also the glowing Flash Points which replenish health and shields.
Instead of the hot zones only featuring one gold item, Maggie has decided to put one gold gun and one gold item in each Ultra Zone, meaning even more gold loot!
After a short period of time in an Ultra Zone, players will passively heal shield and health, making for a fun combat zone where players can sustain fights. Unlike the Season 6 LTM, Flashpoint, all healable items are available during this mode.
Similar to the Armor Regen mode, characters with lots of mobility like Octane and Horizon will make be great at dipping in and out of fights to let your health and shield regenerate.
This mode will be the longest-lasting out of all the modes included in the War Games mini-event, staying until 10 am PST on April 19th.
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Image Credits: Respawn Entertainment
How to get Destiny 2’s Xenophage assault rifle
The Xenophage is an extremely impressive Exotic Weapon that you can collect by completing a quest in Destiny 2.
Wondering how to get the powerful Xenophage rifle in Destiny 2? Here’s how.
Destiny 2 has a ton of cool weapons to choose from before jumping into battle. The Xenophage Exotic machine gun is a great choice because of its accuracy, along with its explosive rounds that will annihilate your enemies.
If you want to get your hands on this powerful weapon, then you’ll need to complete an Exotic quest that requires you to solve puzzles and complete certain tasks. Here’s how you can get the Xenophage Exotic in Season of the Chosen.
How to start the Xenophage Exotic quest
If you want to start this Destiny 2 Exotic quest, then you’ll need to visit the Red Keep room where you saw Eris when completing her Memory quests. From there, you’ll have to make your way towards a puzzle that you need to solve.
Here’s what you need to do:
- Land at Sorrow’s Harbor, and move north into the Red Keep
- Head left from the green crystal, and continue until you approach a small path on the right wall leading upward
- When you enter the main room, light the statues in the correct order (front right, back left, back right, front left)
- Loot the chest in the middle of the area to claim The Journey
Light all six lanterns at The Anchor of Light
You’ll then have to go east of the main southern landing zone at the Anchor of Light portion of the Moon. Once you’re there, collect the orb of flame from the Fallen-infested building.
This orb must be used to light lanterns at six different spots within one minute. Luckily, your timer will reset every time you light one in the correct order, which is the following:
- Right next to where you collected the Orb of Flame.
- On top of the building at the edge of the crevasse to the East
- Inside the small yellow structure interior near the Fallen-infested building
- At the top of the Fallen-infested building
- On a small rooftop by the buried section to the north
- On top of the large round structure over the green pit in the middle of the map
After all six lanterns have been lit in the correct order, you must insert the orb in the small Hive spire near the site where you grabbed the orb.
Where to find all four path fragments
Now, you’ll have to complete all four Lost Sectors on the Moon, and successfully get through Hive rune puzzles at the end of each one. You can find these puzzles in the exit paths for the Lost Sectors.
These consist of nine grids of runes, and shooting one will change all of the symbols in the rune’s row and column. You’ll need to match every rune in the grid with the symbol above the grid. We’ve listed the correct order below:
- K1 Communion: 7, 9, 2, 2
- K1 Revelation: 6, 4, 5, 5, 4, 8, 5, 2
- K1 Logistics: 1, 7, 6, 5
- K1 Crew Quarters: 3, 4, 5, 8, 9, 9, 8, 8
Once you’ve line up all the runes, chests will spawn that you can loot to collect all four path fragments.
The Pit of Heresy
This next step will require you to complete various activities within the Pit of Heresy dungeon, including activating a hidden rune, lighting fires, and winning a boss fight. You’ll already have reached 970 PL beforehand, so you can get these done quickly.
Here’s how you can complete the Pit of Heresy:
- Clear all the minibosses at the start of the dungeon
- Make your way to the chamber filled with doorways and platform to the door without a symbol at the entrance
- Activate the hidden rune inside
- Visit the area packed with Hive Ogres before the Hive Totem encounter
- Head left from the fork, then drop down to the rocky ledge below.
- Find the small plate marked with runes and activate it to collect the Orb of Flame.
- Return to the fork, and then take the right path this time.
- Find the sealed door with two braziers on either side, and use the Orb of Flame to light both
This will then open up a door that leads to a boss fight. This enemy is PL 970, so be ready for a dangerous battle. You won’t be able to hurt the boss initially, and you’ll need to do some tasks before that opportunity comes.
You’ll receive a random buff, and you must check it to see where you need to place the Orb of Light. Once you’ve put it in the correct spot in the arena, you’ll gain a Vengeance buff that allows you to hurt the enemy for 25 seconds.
Here’s where to place the orbs:
- Abyssal Dread: Upper Arena – Far left
- Thunderous Dread: Lower Arena – Front left
- Fiery Dread: Lower Arena – Far right
- Neutral Dread: Upper Arena – Front right
Just keep checking your buff, then collect the Orb of Flame and place it in the matching locations. You’ll then have the opportunity to shoot the boss with the matching elemental damage type. Just keep repeating it until you defeat the boss.
Once the enemy has been defeated, you can finally collect the Xenophage Machine Gun for yourself! Now you can go cause some serious pain to your opponents the next time you jump into a match of Destiny 2.
Image Credits: Bungie
Fortnite player discovers genius tricks for off-road tires
A clever Fortnite YouTuber has discovered some genius tricks you can pull off with Season 6’s new tires, and they don’t involve vehicles.
A clever Fortnite player has found some genius ways to use Fortnite’s new tires, and not in ways you might expect.
A major part of Fortnite is discovering clever ways you can use your builds, the environment, items, and weapons to get the upper hand on your opponent. Chonkers off-road tires arrived with the 16.20 update, and while they are designed for modding vehicles, the community has already discovered their other uses.
Fortnite YouTuber Ryuzanami has demonstrated several tricks you can pull off with the tires, and, surprisingly, none of them involve vehicles.
As Fortnite players have become more advanced at the building mechanics of the game, taking and getting through other players’ walls has become one of the most important aspects of the game. Ryuzanami showed that you can use the tires to phase through walls 100% of the time. If you throw the tire into the corner, push up against the wall, and break it, you are guaranteed to get through.
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With the storm ever closing in, you can also use these tires to boost your movement speed. As you jump off the tire, you can continue to pick them up, repeating the process until you’re safe from the storm. Or, mid-fight, you can throw the tires on the ground below you and use them to take height from your opponents.
Once you have this height, you can also use the tires to avoid fall damage. Throw the tires on the floor below you then build a floor above, jump on top of the tires, then they will remain below your feet and break your fall. Just don’t pick up the tires on the way down or you’ll fall to your death.
Also, using their bouncy nature, you can throw them at opponents forcing them to take fall damage. However, this is extremely situational and is more fun than a competitive strategy.
With these tips in mind, keeping one of your inventory slots free for tires can provide you with a plethora of opportunities to get the upper hand in build fights.
Image Credit: Epic Games
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