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Where to find Media Sticks in GTA Online: Map & locations

Four media sticks have been hidden across Los Santos, and our guide will help you find them and claim the GTA Online rewards.

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Grand Theft Auto Online has a brand-new collectible following the release of the Los Santos Tuners DLC. Media sticks have been hidden across the city, and if you can find them all, there’s a sweet reward.

GTA Online players are no strangers to collectibles hidden around San Andreas. From Peyote Plants to Action Figures, Los Santos residents could spend hours driving around hunting these items down.

With the launch of the Los Santos Tuners DLC, players have yet another collectible to search for, with four media sticks hidden in the city. The good news is that it shouldn’t take you too long to find them, and we’ve got everything you need to grab them for yourself.

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GTA Online media stick locations

There are four media sticks to be found across Los Santos. The first can be found by visiting the Nightclub and searching Tony’s Desk in his office. Next, head to the Arcade bar. If you don’t own one, you can visit a friend’s and find one there.

After that, head to the Diamond Casino and go to the roof terrace, while the last one is found at the new Car Meet Warehouse.

Each media stick unlocks a new EP for players to listen to in the media player inside a vehicle.

  • Inside a Nightclub, on Tony’s Desk in the office.
  • In the Arcade on the bar, opposite the cash register.
  • On a table on the roof terrace of the Diamond Casino.
  • Near the mod shop area at the Car Meet Warehouse.
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GTA Online media stick rewards

Players who find all four will receive the four EPs, a special bonus mix, and a CircoLoco Records in-game t-shirt. You’ll be able to equip the shirt by going to your wardrobe and finding it under Tops and Labels.

The four EPs and the bonus mix will all be found in your media player inside your vehicles, allowing you to pick which one you want to listen to.

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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.

Hao in GTA Online

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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