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GTA Online Update January 21: Slamtruck, new Podium Vehicle & discounts

The Slamtruck has charged its way into GTA Online along with a new Lucky Wheel Podium Vehicle, and lots more discounts.

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The Slamtruck has been added to GTA Online’s huge repertoire of vehicles along with a new Podium Vehicle and plenty of mouthwatering discounts.

It’s been an interesting couple of weeks in the world of GTA. The Cayo Perico expansion continues to deliver new moments and clips for fans to revel in, yet new, supposed details about GTA 6 keep rolling in.

From new GTA 6 patents to strange files in RDR2, GTA Online has taken more of a backseat this week. But that hasn’t deterred Rockstar from delivering another weekly update with exciting new content, and even a new vehicle to buy.

Our usual GTA Online leaker TezFunz2 has been able to get early info on the new update once more.

GTA Online January 14 patch notes

Slamtruck added to GTA Online

Originally announced during the Cayo Perico expansion, the Slamtruck is now a permanent member of GTA Online.

The Slamtruck looks like your average pickup truck, but more stylish, and packing a ramp. This versatile vehicle is going to cost you $1,310,000 if you want to add it to your collection.

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GTA Online Diamond Casino Lucky Wheel Reward

The Diamond Casino Lucky Wheel has put a free Peyote Custom up for grabs for Lucky Wheel enthusiasts.

Normally costing you a hefty $620,000, you can lowride in style if you’re indeed lucky enough. Here’s the official description of the vehicle:

Once upon a time, in order to get your hands on a real Peyote you had to scope the right neighborhood, try to hotwire it before anyone saw you, lie low for two days, and only go to the mod shop after you’d dug the bullets out of your ass. Now, Benny will personally steal it, change the plates, dig the bullets out of his own ass, supermod it, and tell your friends you did it all yourself. Eligible for customization at Benny’s Original Motor Works.

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2x GTA$ & RP GTA Online Rewards & Races

There is an opportunity for 2x GTA$ & RP on Bunker Sell Missions, Bunker, Diamond Casino, and Missile Base Adversary Modes this week. There’s also Double Bunker Research Speed as well.

As usual, we have information on the new races and time trials too.

  • Premium Race: Cutting Coroners
  • Time Trial: LSIA
  • RC Time Trial: La Fuente Blanca

Login bonuses

Players can scoop the following free Login Reward:

  • Vapid Aged Tee

Major GTA Online Discounts

Underground Bunkers are the subject of this week’s property upgrades and potential renovations. GTA Online players can get 40% off of Bunkers and a further 30% off of Bunker Renovations too.

Here are some additional discounts too:

40% Off Vehicles

  • APC ($1,855,350)
  • Caracara ($1,065,000)
  • Caracara 4×4 ($525,000)
  • GB200 ($564,000)

25% Off Vehicles

  • Winky ($825,000)

That’s your lot for this week’s update and we’ll hopefully be back at the same time next week with more GTA Online update news.

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NICKMERCS will be “brutally honest” if he thinks Dr Disrespect’s game is trash

While fans are eager to get their hands on Dr Disrespect’s DEADROP, NICKMERCS claims that it’s still too early to praise the battle royale.

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Nick ‘NICKMERCS’ Kolcheff assured his viewers that he’d be brutally honest when trying Dr Disrespect’s highly anticipated DEADROP for the first time, even if the battle royale failed to impress.

Dr Disrespect’s Midnight Society gaming studio is currently developing its very first title. The game in development is a vertical battle royale titled DEADROP, and players were treated to their very first look at the game at the beginning of August.

Given Dr Disrespect’s immense popularity, it’s no surprise that DEADROP is garnering a ton of hype. It’s not often that gamers attempt to make their very own game, but Dr Disrespcet has players excited at the prospect of the upcoming battle royale.

Despite the general excitement, fellow top streamer NICKMERCS has urged players to pump the brakes before heaping praise on the yet-to-be-released game.

Prior to this comment by NICKMERCS, DEADROP’s initial gameplay reveal earned a ton of flack from the gaming community due to Dr. Disresepct’s claims that his game looked way better than Modern Warfare 2.

When fans got their first look at DEADROP’s visual quality, they didn’t easily forget Doc’s bold claims. Nonetheless, a ton of excitement remains for the title, proving the age-old adage that even bad press could be good press.

Even NICKMERCS has had his say on the topic after one of his viewers claimed that Dr Disrespect’s game would do things differently and innovate. In his August 14 video, NICKMERCS can be heard issuing a warning to his viewers: “Listen, be careful with The Doc game gas alright? It’s so early!”

The Twitch superstar then joked that the game seems far from finished and that he “might be 50 years old when that s*** comes out.”

A viewer then asked Nick if he’d be honest with the Doc if DEADROP turned out to be trash.

Nick assured his viewers that he wouldn’t compromise his trademark honesty to appease a fellow streamer: “Oh yeah. If you’re in my stream, the one thing I feel you guys should know by now is that I’m brutally honest. It’s hard for me to hide if I don’t like something.”

While the initial reaction to DEADROP’s visual quality was poor, there’s still a ton of time for the developers to work on polishing the game and listening to community feedback. Given his experience in the gaming industry, Dr Disrespect certainly understands the key factors behind DEADROP’s eventual success or failure.


For more, check out every confirmed Modern Warfare 2 map so far or what players are most looking forward to seeing from the Call of Duty Next event.

Image Credit: Image Credit: Midnight Society / Dr Disrespect / NICKMERCS

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Crazy Apex Legends trick sees Horizon’s Black Hole traveling across the map

A new Apex Legends trick has been discovered with Vantage that allows players to move Horizon’s Black Hole ability around the battlefield.

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Apex Legends players have found a brand-new trick with the Season 14 Legend Vantage which allows you to send Horizon’s Black Hole Ultimate flying.

Apex Legends Season 14 launched with a heap of new content and changes for players. An update as big as the seasonal patches in Apex Legends usually means new bugs and glitches, which players found during launch week as characters were given the wrong abilities.

While players get familiar with the new content, sometimes they find interesting exploits and ways to utilize certain in-game items to gain an advantage. This is exactly what players have done with Vantage, finding tricks and tips to best utilize her kit.

The latest trick with Vantage is actually also beneficial to Horizon, as it allows Vantage to move her Ulitmate Black Hole ability around at will.

Vantage is able to send Echo out at a 40-meter range to where she wishes. Of course, this is usually used to relocate, as Vantage can jump towards Echo. However, players have discovered that Echo can actually do more than this, including being able to carry Horizon’s Ultimate while flying around.

An Apex Legends player and content creator by the name of Deus Bass is the one responsible for this trick, finding a way to place Horizon’s Ultimate on top of Vantage’s bat companion, Echo.

Players will need to call the bat to Vantage’s feet and get their Horizon teammate to place the Ultimate on top of Echo.

If players coordinate this trick, it can do some serious work. Usually, it’s fairly easy to avoid Horizon’s Ultimate, as it only covers a small circular area. However, with this, Vantage can order Echo and subsequently the Black Hole wherever the enemies go.


For more on Apex Legends, check out everything we know about the Season 14 Collection Event.

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New FIFA 23 FUT Hero cards revealed: Yaya Toure, Marchisio, Park Ji-sung

FUT Hero cards are set to return as an exciting item in FIFA 23’s Ultimate Team mode. Here’s a look at the players confirmed so far.

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FIFA 23 FUT Hero leaks

Ultimate Team fans will once again have the opportunity to utilize FUT Hero cards in FIFA 23 after they made their debut in FIFA 22. Here’s a list of all the FUT Hero cards confirmed to arrive in FIFA 23.

FIFA 23 will be the final game of the franchise to include the FIFA branding before EA shifts to EA Sports FC. Fans have high expectations for the game that will bring an end to the partnership’s dominant era.

While FIFA 23 is set to introduce new features like World Cup content and crossplay support, Ultimate Team fans will be happy to know that some returning features will also appear in FIFA 23.

One of these returning features is none other than FUT Hero cards. Here’s everything you need to know about FUT Hero cards in FIFA 23.

What are FUT Hero cards in FIFA 23

FUT Hero cards were a new introduction in FIFA 22 and the concept is meant to highlight incredible players of the past who never quite reached icon status.

EA picked a set of players that shared a common characteristic of leadership and respect for the clubs they played for.

These Hero items are special cards in FUT as they utilize unique chemistry attributes. They offer league-specific chemistry and provide a green club link to any player within the same league.

FIFA 23 confirmed FUT Hero cards

While EA have yet to announce every new FIFA 23 FUT Hero, they have revealed the first few stars from the Premier League that will show up.

Here’s a full list of expected FIFA 23 FUT Hero players, with new cards marked in bold.

PlayerPositionLeagueNationRating
Abedi PeleCAMLigue 1 Uber EatsGhana89
Fernando MorientesSTLa Liga SantanderSpain89
Jurgen KohlerCBBundesligaGermany89
Mario GomezSTBundesligaGermany88
Antonio Di NataleSTSerie AItaly88
Diego MilitoSTSerie AArgentina88
Jorge CamposGKLiga BBVAMexico87
Ivan CordobaCBSerie AColombia87
Joe ColeCAMPremier LeagueEngland87
Jerzy DudekGKPremier LeaguePoland86
Freddie LjungbergRMPremier LeagueSweden86
Aleksandr MostovoiCAMLa Liga SantanderRussia86
Ole Gunnar SolskjaerSTPremier LeagueNorway86
Robbie KeaneSTPremier LeagueIreland86
Sami Al-JaberSTMBS Pro LeagueSaudi Arabia86
Tim CahillSTPremier LeagueAustralia85
Clint DempseyLM/CF/STMLSUSA85
Lars RickenCM/CAMBundesligaGermany85
Yaya ToureCMPremier LeagueIvory CoastTBC
Park Ji-sungCMPremier LeagueSouth KoreaTBC
Ricardo CarvalhoCBPremier LeaguePortugalTBC
Claudio MarchisioCMSerie AItalyTBC
Landon DonovanCFMLSUSATBC

So far, Yaya Toure, Park Ji-sung, Ricardo Carvalho, and Landon Donovan have been confirmed, but we’re expecting plenty more to be revealed ahead of September 30. It’s also safe to assume that every FIFA 22 Hero will return, as EA look to double down on the feature this year.

FIFA 23 leaked Hero cards

Although only a handful of FIFA 23 Heroes have been officially revealed, plenty more have been leaked ahead of time.

Leakers have been slowly revealing the new names we could see in FIFA 23, and there could be some fan favorites on the way. In addition, some players like Nakata and Okocha are rumored to be downgraded from Icons to Heroes in FIFA 23.

We’ve put together all of the leaked FIFA 23 FUT Heroes we’ve seen so far below:

PlayerPositionLeagueNationPredicted Rating
Peter CrouchSTPremier LeagueEngland89
Diego SimeoneCDMLa Liga SantanderArgentina89
Javier MascheranoCDMLaLigaArgentina89
LucioCBSerie ABrazil89
Rafael MarquezCBLa Liga SantanderMexico89
Dirk KuytSTPremier LeagueNetherlands89
Joan CapdevilaLBLa Liga SantanderSpain89
Tomas BrolinRWSerie ASweden89
Diego ForlanSTLaLigaUraguay89
Hidetoshi NakataRMSerie AJapan89
Jay-Jay OkochaRMPremier LeagueNigeria89

How to get free FUT Hero cards in FIFA 23

FIFA 23 pre-order Ultimate Edition

Players will receive a free untradeable World Cup Hero card if they pre-order the Ultimate Edition of FIFA 23 before August 21.

FIFA 23 players will have the opportunity to secure a free FUT Hero card to add to their Ultimate Team squads in November. However, you’ll only receive a free untradeable World Cup Hero card if you pre-order FIFA 23 early, so don’t forget this requirement.


For more news, check out how FIFA 23 players are fearful that Ultimate Team SBCs will be a nightmare to complete.

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