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GTA Trilogy: Definitive Edition gameplay trailer shows off major graphics improvement

The GTA Trilogy: Definitive Edition has officially been revealed with a gameplay trailer that shows off some great graphical improvements.

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For those GTA lovers, the new gameplay of the remastered Definitive Edition has been revealed by Rockstar, showing off some impressive graphical improvements compared to the original games.

For those who have been living under a rock the last few weeks, the GTA Trilogy: Definitive Edition is officially happening, bringing back three classics: GTA III, Vice City, and San Andreas.

Rockstar has now released a brand new gameplay trailer just to show off how much better the remastered version is set to look compared to the original games that were released over a decade ago.

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GTA V is still going strong in 2021, but for those who are getting slightly bored of the Online and want to dive into one of Rockstar’s great story mode games, the GTA Trilogy might just be what you’re looking for.

The new gameplay trailer showed footage of all three of the GTA games being remastered. The games are officially releasing on November 11, which isn’t too far off now, so it’s about time we saw some gameplay, and fans won’t be disappointed.

The trailer is one minute, and in true Rockstar fashion, it adds hype to the release. As well as showing off the key characters from each of the games, it also shows some iconic scenes and side characters that those who played the originals will no doubt recognize.

GTA Trilogy graphical improvements

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From sunny Vice City and San Andreas to the urban environment of Liberty City, each of these games is looking great in their remastered state.

It seems the developers have not just worked on general graphics, but also atmosphere and weather, as one clip in the trailer shows Claude driving in the rain.

Further, in a scene from San Andreas, CJ is talking to the Grove Street boys, and you can see the improvement in graphics through small details such as shadows and more prominent colors.

As many will know, the GTA Trilogy will be released on all platforms: PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Nintendo Switch, and PC.

Although the graphics aren’t exactly next-gen, it is great to see these original characters take on a more detailed and fresh look while also retaining their original style and aesthetic.

For more on the GTA Trilogy, stay tuned on Charlie INTEL where we will be covering it all.

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How to use Hao’s Special Works in GTA Online: HSW vehicle upgrades & free car

Here’s everything you need to know about upgrading your car at GTA Online’s next-gen edition’s exclusive Hao’s Special Works.

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GTA Online’s next-gen edition has brought Hao’s Special Works to the game, allowing PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X players to purchase exclusive vehicle upgrades. Here’s how to use Hao’s Special Works and unlock the HSW vehicle upgrades.

GTA Online’s next-gen version is here, bringing 4K resolution, a smooth 60FPS, and faster load times to PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S consoles. But that’s not all, as next-gen players can fit their cars with the brand-new Hao’s Special Works, or HSW, upgrades.

HSW upgrades will take your vehicles to another level, so here’s everything you need to know about Hao’s Special Works, including how to unlock it, which cars you can upgrade, and how to claim the free vehicle.

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How to unlock Hao’s Special Works in GTA Online

After you’ve transferred your GTA Online character to the next-gen edition, the game will point you directly towards Hao, as he’ll call you to come and collect one of his souped-up cars.

Simply follow the marker to his garage in Vinewood, and then he’ll give you a time trial to complete. You’ll have a generous eight minutes to complete the time trial, so don’t panic, just take your time, and you should clear it with a couple of minutes to spare.


Hao’s Special Works location

Finding Hao’s Special Workshop can be a little bit tricky, as it isn’t marked on the map as you would expect.

To get there, you’ll actually need to head to the LS Car Meet, down in the southeast of Los Santos. Once inside, Hao can be found in the northeast corner of the workshop, where he will happily help you mod your car — for a price.

Map showing Los Santos Car Meet location

All upgradeable Hao’s Special Works cars

Not every GTA Online vehicle can be fitted with HSW upgrades. Hao can upgrade nine cars for you in GTA Online, five of them being the brand-new next-gen exclusive vehicles.

The next-gen exclusive Karin S95 usually costs $1,995,000, but returning players can claim it for free. And the best part is, it’ll already be maxed out with every HSW upgrade. Simply head to Southern San Andreas Super Autos and you can claim the Karin.

Plus, for winning the time trial, you’ll also get an HSW Performance Upgrade for free.

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Here are the vehicles that can be upgraded at Hao’s Special Works:

  • Ubermacht Sentinel XS
  • Shitzu Hakuchou Drag
  • Grotti Turismo Classic
  • Bravado Banshee
  • Coil Cyclone II
  • Karin S95
  • Imponte Arbiter GT
  • Pfister Astron Custom
  • Pegassi Weaponized Ignus
Upgraded Karin S95 in GTA Online

Hao’s Special Works upgrades & services

Once you have a car that Hao can upgrade, it’s time to head to the LS Car Meet and let him upgrade your ride. Before you can add anything crazy though, you’ll need to convert your vehicle using an HSW Performance Upgrade.

Luckily, you get one of these for free when you complete Hao’s time trail, but you’ll need to pay for additional cars in the future. Once converted, here’s everything you can buy to make your car even faster.

  • HSW Brakes
  • HSW Engine Tune
  • HSW Suspension
  • HSW Transmission
  • HSW Turbo Tuning (Stage I, II, and III)
  • Chameleon Paint
  • Countermeasures (for the Weaponized Ignus)

That’s everything you need to know about upgrading your cars at Hao’s Special Works! For more GTA Online, check out how to copy and buy other players’ cars.

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GTA Online Prize Ride June 16 vehicle: How to get Turismo Classic for free

Thanks to the GTA Online Los Santos Tuners update, players can earn a weekly Prize Ride vehicle, and here’s how to get one, and what it is.

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A new GTA Online weekly update has arrived, and players can get their hands on the Turismo Classic for free as the GTA Online Prize Ride June 16 vehicle.

Rockstar brought a new GTA Online update on June 16, with the Turismo R becoming available as the Diamond Casino Podium Reward vehicle, along with major discounts and bonuses across Los Santos.

This week’s update features the Turismo Classic as the new Prize Ride Challenge vehicle that can be obtained for free after completing a challenge, and we’ll detail everything you need to know.

How to unlock GTA Online’s free Turismo Classic Prize Ride

Turismo Classic in GTA Online

In order to unlock the Turismo Classic for free in GTA Online, you’ll need to finish in the top 5 in Car Meet Races, 4 days in a row. Once this Prize Ride Challenge is completed, the vehicle will become available to you.

This 2-door sports car costs typically up to $705,000, but if you can prove your racing skills are up to the task, you’ll get the vehicle absolutely free.

Here’s Rockstar’s official description of the Turismo Classic:

Grotti might have alienated their Old Money consumers by releasing a hybrid sports car, but ‘fuel efficient’ is relative when you’re talking about 799hp. 0-60 in under 3 seconds and a top speed of 210 mph.

GTA Online prize ride challenge

Each week, players can unlock a new vehicle for free at the LS Car Meet. From June 16, players can get their hands on this awesome vehicle which will remain available only until June 23, 2022.

With all the new content drops in these weekly updates, GTA 6 confirmed to be in development, and the GTA V Enhanced and Expanded Remaster finally here, the franchise has a lot on its plate.


Also, check out our article on the GTA Online 2022 player count stats, and stay tuned for the June 23 Prize Ride vehicle when it releases!

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GTA Online June 16 patch notes: Turismo R Podium Vehicle, 2x GTA$ & RP

The June 16 GTA Online update patch adds the Turismo R to the Casino Podium, along with major discounts and bonuses.

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A new GTA Online weekly update has arrived, with the June 16 patch adding the Turismo R as the Casino Podium reward, along with some significant bonuses and discounts.

Grand Theft Auto fans are being treated well, with the PS5 and Xbox Series X|S re-release finally here and Rockstar Games confirming that the highly-anticipated GTA 6 is currently in development.

The developers also implement frequent changes in GTA Online through weekly content updates, and a new patch arrived on Thursday, June 16, bringing discounts, bonuses, and a brand-new podium vehicle.

GTA Online June 16 patch notes

Diamond Casino Podium Reward vehicle: Turismo R

Turismo R in GTA Online

The grand prize at the Diamond Casino Lucky Wheel this week is the Turismo R, which is a two-door hypercar that’s based on the real-life LaFerrari. This vehicle boasts an impressive top speed and acceleration.

The Turismo R normally costs $500,000 but you can acquire it for free if you land on the vehicle reward during one of your free spins this week, so simply head to the Diamond Casino and Resort, walk over to the wheel, and have a go.

2x GTA$ & RP

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Special promotions and extra earning opportunities are here once more as you can get yourself a nice helping of 2x GTA$ & RP on Special Cargo, Sumo Remix, Top Fun, and Simeon Missions.

You can also get 1.5x GTA$ & RP on Vehicle Cargo when you log in to GTA Online this week, so be sure to take advantage of these bonuses.

GTA Online discounts

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GTA Online players will find a ton of discounts this week, with up to 50% off vehicles. These discounts will remain available until the end of the week, so you’ll want to hurry up before they expire.

Here are all the latest discounts in GTA Online:

  • 30% off
    • Furia ($1,918,000 – $1,438,500)
    • Previon ($1,043,000 – $782,250)
    • X80 Proto ($1,890,000)
    • Office Renovations
    • Vehicle Warehouses
    • Special Cargo Warehouses
  • 40% off
    • Krieger ($1,725,000)
    • Gauntlet Classic Custom ($489,000)
    • Cheetah Classic ($519,000)
    • Stirling GT ($585,000)
    • Schlagen GT ($780,000)
  • 50% off
    • Cognoscenti Armored ($279,000)
    • Speeder ($162,500)
    • Stinger ($425,000)
    • Stryder ($335,000 – $251,250)
    • Executive Offices (+Garages)

You can also get your hands on free Armored Kuruma, vehicle armor, and bulletproof tires. That just about does it for this week’s update, which will last until June 23, 2022 – so check back then for all of the latest bonuses and discounts.


For more GTA content, check out how to transfer your GTA 5 and GTA Online progress to the next-gen edition and the GTA Online 2022 player count stats.

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