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When does GTA Online’s Cayo Perico heist release? Map, Submarine HQ

Rockstar have officially announced the Cayo Perico Heist, and we have everything you need to know about the new island, HQ, and more.

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Rockstar Games have officially announced the latest GTA Online Heist, bringing a new island called Cayo Perico and plenty of new additions to the game. Here’s everything you need to know about the next major update.

It’s been a long wait for a new GTA Heist, with the Diamond Casino job releasing almost a full year ago back in December 2019.

Finally, Rockstar have announced that players will be heading to a new location for their next heist, with the luxury private island of Cayo Perico playing host to the next chapter of GTA Online.

When does the Cayo Perico heist launch in GTA Online?

GTA Online players will need to mark December 15 in their calendars, as that is the date they’ll be able to explore Cayo Perico for the first time.

Rockstar claim this is the “biggest GTA Online adventure ever,” including “an all-new heist location” along with a “brand-new approach to Heist design.”

Where is GTA Online’s Cayo Perico island?

Cayo Perico is unlike anything we’ve ever seen before in GTA Online and marks the first time we are leaving San Andreas since GTA V released back in 2013.

The exotic island is one of the most secure private islands in the world, and home to the world’s most notorious drug dealer. Making it to Cayo Perico will be easy, but breaching it’s defenses, evading and eliminating the heavily armed guards, and escaping with the dealer’s valuable evidence, gold, art, and money won’t be.

Where Cayo Perico sits in the world of Grand Theft Auto remains somewhat of a mystery, but one eagle-eyed fan noticed that the shape of the island spotted in the first teaser looks almost identical to Haiti.

New Submarine HQ

A new heist wouldn’t be complete without a brand-new HQ, and players will be heading under the waves when they get their hands on their submarine.

Heavily armed, the submarine will give players a location to plan their attacks from, and also provide somewhere to hide should the action on the island get a little too dangerous. Rockstar also claim there will be plenty of surprises inside the new HQ, although what they are remain unknown.

What else is new in GTA Online’s Cayo Perico heist?

On top of all the above, players will also be able to acquire new vehicles and tactical weapons, new social areas to party with friends, world-class guest DJs, and also find new radio stations with over 100 new songs to listen to as you cruise around the island.

More information is being revealed about the GTA Online Cayo Perico heist regularly, so be sure to check back to Charlie Intel as we continue to update this article.

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Grand Theft Auto 6 could be most beautiful GTA ever as leakers tout “photorealism” goals

According to one prominent leaker, Rockstar are aiming to achieve “photorealism” in the visual presentation of GTA 6.

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A notable Grand Theft Auto leaker has claimed that Rockstar Games are aiming for “photorealism” when working on the highly-anticipated GTA 6.

Ever since GTA 6 was confirmed to be in production by Rockstar Games, Grand Theft Auto fans have been hoping for more details about the highly-anticipated sequel to be officially revealed.

While official information about the game has been scarce, numerous leaks and reports have revealed details about the main character and location. Now, a new leak may have given a hint about how the game will look.

Rockstar Games strive to achieve groundbreaking visuals in their games, and titles like Grand Theft Auto V as well as Red Dead Redemption 2 have received wide acclaim in that regard. It seems that this will also be the case with GTA 6.

Prominent insider ‘Tez2’ claimed in GTA forums that Rockstar Games have extremely ambitious plans for the visual presentation of Grand Theft Auto 6, as the game will be “very much into photorealism.”

This could be achieved through improved ray tracing, highly-detailed textures, more prominent shadows, as well as other innovative changes. This would have to be done in a way that wouldn’t negatively affect the game’s performance.

This lines up with the announcement from Rockstar’s parent company Take-Two Interactive that the game will set creative benchmarks. Achieving photorealism could be one way for the game to do that.

However, it’s worth keeping in mind that this is just a leak, as Tez2 claims to have received this information from a friend that reportedly talked to a former Rockstar dev. So, take this information with a grain of salt.


For more Grand Theft Auto content, check out this leak claiming that Rockstar will expand GTA 6 with new cities and single-player DLC as well as the GTA Online weekly update patch notes.

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GTA Online August 11 patch notes: Ubermacht Cypher Podium Vehicle, 2x GTA$ & RP

The August 11 GTA Online update patch adds the Sugoi to the Casino Podium, along with major discounts and bonuses.

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A new GTA Online weekly update has arrived, with the August 11 patch adding the Ubermacht Cypher 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, August 11, bringing discounts, bonuses, and a brand-new podium vehicle.

GTA Online August 11 patch notes

Diamond Casino Podium Reward vehicle: Ubermacht Cypher

Cypher in GTA Online

The grand prize at GTA Online’s Diamond Casino Lucky Wheel this week is the Ubermacht Cypher, a two-door sports car that appears to be based on the real-life BMW M2. This vehicle boasts an impressive top speed and acceleration.

The Cypher normally costs up to $1,550,000 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 3x GTA$ & RP on Cayo Perico Races.

You can also get a 2x speed boost for Warehouse Staff sourcing special cargo, which will offer even more opportunities to make money in GTA Online over the next week.

GTA Online discounts

Executive office in GTA Online

GTA Online players will find a ton of discounts this week, with plenty of clothing and vehicles up for grabs at a fraction of the price. 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
    • Itali GTB ($832,300)
    • Penetrator ($616,000)
    • T20 ($1,540,000)
  • 40% off
    • Brickade ($666,000)
    • Cognoscenti ($152,400)
    • FMJ ($1,050,000)
    • Arena Imperator ($1,370,964 – $1,030,800)
    • Windsor Drop ($540,000)
  • 50% off
    • 811 ($567,000)
    • Super Diamond ($125,000)
    • Defiler ($206,000 – $154,000)

That just about does it for this week’s update, which will last until August 18, 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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GTA Online Prize Ride August 11 vehicle: How to get Ocelot Swinger 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 Ocelot Swinger for free as the GTA Online Prize Ride August 11 vehicle.

Rockstar brought a new GTA Online update on August 11, with the Ubermacht Cypher becoming available as the Diamond Casino Podium Reward vehicle, along with major discounts and bonuses across Los Santos.

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

How to unlock GTA Online’s free Ocelot Swinger Prize Ride

Ocelot Swinger in GTA Online

In order to unlock the Ocelot Swinger for free in GTA Online, you’ll need to place top 1 in a Pursuit Series race for 3 days in a row. Once this Prize Ride Challenge is completed, the vehicle will become available to you.

This classic 2-door sports car costs typically up to $902,000, 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 Ocelot Swinger:

“The Ocelot Swinger was supposed to be a myth. A few blueprints got passed around by collectors, but it just didn’t seem possible: the aerodynamics were decades ahead of their time, the engineering too complex for a classic car, the bodywork so alluring that just feathering the clutch would feel like cheating on your spouse. But now, thanks to the power of assembly robotics and easily monetized nostalgia, the legend has finally hit the streets.”

GTA Online prize ride challenge

From August 11, players can get their hands on this awesome vehicle which will remain available only until August 18, 2022. So, you’ll want to hurry if you want to acquire the Ocelot Swinger completely free of charge.

Each week, players can unlock a new vehicle at the LS Car Meet, and the GTA Online weekly update patches also feature a plethora of other fun content for you to get your hands on.


Also, check out our article on the GTA Online 2022 player count stats, and stay tuned for the August 18 Prize Ride vehicle when it releases!

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