Shunal DokeNov 14, 2013 10:49:16 IST
Rockstar has announced a new major update for Grand Theft Auto Online. Dubbed the Beach Bum update, it will push the game up to version 1.06 and will be the first time anything new is added to the game. The update is set to hit systems on November 19. All earlier updates have focused on squashing some of the bugs in the game's online component. According to Rockstar, the update will add new weapons—the SNS Pistol and Broken Bottle—along with three beach vehicles and a bunch of new jobs, fresh clothing, hairstyle and tattoo options.
The new jobs in the Beach Bum update include some new races, deathmatches, parachutes, last team standings, survivals and gang attacks, all going with the update's beach theme. When the update is live, the new vehicles and weapons will also be making it into the single player mode of the game. Sadly enough, the update still doesn't have the promised Content Creator, co-op heists or capture the flag yet.
Rockstar recently started pushing out the first half of the GTA Online stimulus package, which is meant to reward those who faced issues with the game's troubled launch. The package, which will total up to $500,000 in-game money, is split into two parts. The first $250,000 has been pushed out, and the second part will be given out soon.
The company hopes to have completed the first deposits for everyone by Friday, and will be updating its blog to announce the same. "Thanks go out to everyone for their continued patience and understanding while we worked through these issues," said the company on its blog. "We can't wait to bring more into the world of GTA Online."
Grand Theft Auto 5 was released in September to critical acclaim as well as a bunch of Guinness World records under its belt. If you want to know if the game actually deserved it, check out our review.
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