The online portion of Grand Theft Auto 5 is set for a massive Summer Update with Rockstar confirming that we will see “fan-requested additions” being added to the game, along with new cars, races, and more.
Give credit where credit is due as despite GTA 5 being nearly eight-years-old, the game continues to be downloaded and welcome new fans. Not only that, but Rockstar is making sure to appease their fans by keeping GTA Online fresh and full with weekly updates.
It wasn’t too long ago that the game received its biggest update in a long time with the Cayo Perico Heist expansion – adding a new Island to the game. Now, Rockstar is seeking to enhance the online experience even more with a wealth of content in the coming months.
GTA Online Summer update release date
Thanks to a blog post from Rockstar on May 18, 2021, we know that the incoming slew of content will begin during the month of May with no exact time or date scheduled for the majority of the content.
Currently, the only confirmed date for new GTA Online content is May 27, as “eight new Stunt Races are right around the corner, coming to the GTA Online Stunt Series.”
Everything else we can expect to drop at some point during the Summer months.
GTA Online Summer update new content
New GTA Online cars
A new feature will debut that will allow players to show off their rides and debate potential customization options, without the constant hassle of having them be blown up.
As well as a new underground meet area, GTA Online can expect “high stakes and high action as crews hit the streets to get hold of the latest vehicles on the hot list, challenge each other in new race types, or take part in a series of multi-part robbery missions, where a precisely modified getaway vehicle will be your best weapon.”
New GTA Online Stunt Races
The stunt community is about to be fed a huge helping of goodness with the aforementioned new Stunt Races.
What these races will be remains to be seen, but knowing Rockstar, they’re sure to take GTA Online players to new heights – literally.
As well as new cars and races, fans of the game’s Deadline and Survival modes will be pleased to hear that Deadline is getting new arenas, and Survival will “expand to new locations throughout Los Santos and Blaine County.”
GTA 5 Expanded and Enhanced content
As well as the big reveal that the Grand theft Auto V: Expanded and Enhanced rerelease will be out on November 11, 2021, Rockstar has also discussed some extra content to tie in with it.
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“As an added bonus — this summer’s updates to GTA Online will include special benefits for players to take advantage of in these expanded and enhanced versions when they drop.”
GTA 3 20th Anniversary content for GTA Online
And finally, the now legendary GTA III will be celebrating its historic 20th Anniversary this year, and to celebrate, there will be some special content for GTA Online players to acquire in the coming weeks. With rumors still abound about a potential trilogy remaster, this could maybe link to that.
As always, as even more details become official regarding the GTA Online Summer Update, we’ll update this page.
In the meantime, check out our ranking of every GTA game and where we’ve tiered them too.
Image Credit: Rockstar
When is cross-progression coming to Apex Legends
Apex Legends is cross platform for Xbox, PC and PlayStation. Find out if your progression will follow you around all the systems here.
Apex Legends has cross-platform play available and is now on pretty much every platform, with a Mobile version soon to be released publicly. Now there is one thing on players’ minds – Apex Legends cross-progression.
Since the original launch of Apex Legends in February 2019, the game has made many strides towards catching up with competitors Fortnite and Call of Duty Warzone. First, it began with its cosmetic store & seasonal battle pass system, capitalizing on its free-to-play status with microtransactions for players.
Next up, it launched its cross-play system on October 6, 2020 – uniting players across consoles and PC. The crossplay system is different from competitors since PC players will only still be placed against other PC players. However, console players can still queue with PC friends, but they will, in turn, be exclusively placed against PC players.
Forwarding to the present, players are merging across platforms. Many console players are making the jump to the PC platform due to the recent performance jump of the RTX 3000 graphics cards, and some Xbox players are jumping to PlayStation and vice versa.
When is cross-progression coming to Apex Legends?
So for players jumping across platforms, will your progression follow you? The short answer is no. Currently, there is no way to have your Apex Legends rank and skins follow you to another platform. The only exception is changing between the Origin launcher to Steam on PC, where you will have your data transfer over.
There is good news for players who are still waiting for cross-progression to come to Apex Legends. It still appears to be on the developer’s to-do list, with Respawn’s Game Director Chad Grenier commenting on the subject in a Reddit post.
“It’s something we are very passionate about, and we’re looking at our options available. Much harder post-launch since users may have multiple accounts to merge or use. Easier with Steam because it’s at launch. We’ll give an update when we have something to talk about.”
Based on Grenier’s comment, it appears that Cross Progression has a chance to come in the future, but it is currently a difficult task for the team due to users who have multiple accounts across platforms.
For those cases, it looks like Respawn might offer an account merge option of some type, which may be tricky for them to implement back end.
Since these comments, there has been a further update on the situation by Chad Grenier, who stated in another Reddit AMA that “it’s still a ways off.”
Hopefully, the devs can figure out how to implement cross-progression into Apex Legends. This would make life much easier for those who wish to change the platform without sacrificing their account data.
Image Credits: Respawn Entertainment
Where to find all the Alien Artifacts in Fortnite Season 7: Alien Artifact locations
Fortnite Season 7 has arrived, and it has brought Alien Artifacts that players can find. Here are all of the Fortnite Alien Artifacts locations.
Season 7 of Fortnite is here for players to enjoy, and one of the new activities players can do is collect Alien Artifacts. Here are all of the Fortnite Alien Artifacts locations you can currently find.
The arrival of the Fortnite Season 7 update has brought various new things for players to experience. From a new battle pass that includes the likes of Rick Sanchez from Rick and Morty to a ray gun and UFOs, there is a great deal for the community to go through.
One of the new activities that players can undertake in Season 7 is collecting Alien Artifacts to customize the new Kymera Battle Pass skin. However, you will need all of the Alien Artifacts you can get your hands on to unlock all of the customizable options for Kymera.
With this in mind, we have gathered together all of the currently known Fortnite Alien Artifacts locations for you so that you go and secure some of these new items.
Fortnite Alien Artifacts locations
These Fortnite Alien Artifacts locations appear at set areas across the new Season 7 map weekly, so each new week will have new areas for you to go and find these new items to use towards customizing Kymera.
Fortnite Alien Artifacts Week 1 Locations
Fortnite Alien Artifacts Week 2 Locations
We will continue to update this piece with the locations of future weeks, so be sure to come back and check Charlie INTEL whenever you are looking for the new areas you should be looking for these items to customize Kymera.
Kymera has a wide range of cosmetic unlocks available, so players will need to make sure they are collecting all of these items each week if they want to unlock all of the customizable options for this Season 7 Battle Pass skin before the end of this season.
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How to remove Alien Parasites in Fortnite Season 7
Alien Parasites are a new addition in Fortnite Chapter 2, Season 7, and they can be a bit tricky to remove. Here’s how to get rid of them.
Fortnite Season 7 has brought an alien invasion to the battle royale. Parasites will soon start popping up to cause havoc across the Island. Here’s how you can deal with these Fortnite Alien Parasites.
There’s a plethora of new content in Fortnite Chapter 2, Season 7, including various map changes, new skins, and a new Battle Pass to progress through. The main theme of the new season is marked by an alien invasion.
This attack from outer space will also bring a host of Fortnite Alien Parasites to the Island. These creatures actually grant you some neat perks, but they can also be a hindrance. Here’s what they do and how you can deal with them.
How to get rid of Alien Parasites in Fortnite
Alien Parasites are upcoming tiny creatures that will often appear in large swarms. You’ll initially find them inside of green eggs across Fortnite Island, and getting close will cause them to hatch and grab your head.
If you’ve seen any of the Alien movies, then you can already picture how these Fortnite Alein Parasites work. They will attach themselves to your face and refuse to let go. Luckily, you’ll still be in full control of your character when this happens.
There are only three ways of removing the alien creature. You can try jumping in some water, walking through fire, or entering a prop.
There’s a definite benefit to having these Fortnite Alein Parasites attach themselves to you. They will provide you with “enhanced mobility,” letting you move a bit faster. However, you’ll start losing some of your health to the little critter.
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You might be in trouble if there’s no water near your current location on the map. We recommend finding a vehicle or starting a fire in those scenarios before trying to remove the Fortnite Alien Parasites from your face.
For more on Fortnite, check out how to level up the Season 7 Battle Pass as fast as possible, and stay tuned for future news and guides.
Image credits: Epic Games
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