GTA Online adds Vice City inspired missions and more exciting content ahead of GTA 6 release | Gaming News

GTA Online adds Vice City inspired missions and more exciting content ahead of GTA 6 release

Rockstar Games brings nostalgic features from GTA Vice City and San Andreas to GTA Online, with new missions, collectibles, and modes ahead of GTA 6's release.

| Updated on: Jul 02 2024, 18:45 IST
5 notable things we saw in the GTA 6 trailer: Release date, characters, location and more
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1/5 Based in Vice City - Rockstar Games has brought back Grand Theft Auto to Vice City, its own fictional take on Miami but not for the first time. Vice City was first introduced in 2002’s GTA: Vice City. GTA 6’s open world is set in the state of Leonida and will feature iconic locations from the previous game such as Vice Beaches, Kelly County, Hamlet, Port Gellhorn, and more.  (Rockstar Games)
GTA Online adds Vice City inspired missions and more exciting content ahead of GTA 6 release
2/5 Two playable characters - We now know that GTA 6 will feature two protagonists - Lucia, and an unnamed male character, which leaks say is named Jason. It would be the first time in the HD universe that the Grand Theft Auto series will get a playable female protagonist. While not many details were revealed, the two characters were shown committing multiple crimes, hinting at a possible Bonnie & Clyde relationship. (Rockstar Games)
GTA Online adds Vice City inspired missions and more exciting content ahead of GTA 6 release
3/5 New features - As seen in the GTA 6 trailer, the game will feature a vast range of vehicles. Apart from traditional vehicles such as cars, trucks, boats, planes, helicopters, bikes, jet skis, and yachts, GTA 6 might also feature quad bikes, biplanes, hover boats, amphibious trucks, monster trucks, and cruise ships. Car customization might also be heavily featured in the game, with possible street racing returning. Players might also be able to join up at car meets. GTA 6 will also feature three gangs, with two of them already being named. There are a lot of animals too, with crocodiles and dogs already seen in the trailer. And yes, GTA 6 will feature DJs. (Rockstar Games)
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4/5 Inclusion of social media - GTA 6 will feature social media, as seen in the trailer. Social media posts can be seen, with players potentially being able to record themselves and post the clips online for the world to see. Moreover, GTA 6 is also likely to feature real-time reporting of events, as footage of crimes committed by the protagonists was shown in the trailer. (Rockstar Games)
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5/5 Release timeline, platforms - After years of waiting, we finally know the release timeline of GTA 6. Rockstar Games has announced that GTA 6 will be released in 2025, almost 12 years after the launch of GTA 5. The company has also revealed that it will be coming to PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X and S systems, meaning that PC players might have to wait before getting their hands on the next Grand Theft Auto game. (Rockstar Games)
GTA Online adds Vice City inspired missions and more exciting content ahead of GTA 6 release
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Rockstar Games is bringing nostalgic GTA Vice City features to GTA Online, adding excitement before GTA 6. (@RockstarGames)

Rockstar Games continues to keep Grand Theft Auto Online fresh and engaging even after a decade, as a new DLC titled Bottom Dollar Bounties brings in a slew of exciting content. Data miners have uncovered that this update includes throwback features inspired by the iconic GTA Vice City, offering a nostalgic experience for players.

Nostalgic Missions: Pizza This... Takes Players Back to Vice City

One of the standout additions is the "Pizza This..." mission, reminiscent of Vice City's beloved Pizza Boy task. In this new mission type, players will deliver pizzas across Los Santos, guided by a new icon on the mini-map. To complete these deliveries, players will use a brand-new vehicle, the Pegassi Faggio Sport Pizza, adorned with a "Pizza This..." logo on its delivery box. This new mission is a nod to fans eagerly awaiting the release of GTA 6, expected in 2025.

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But the nostalgic ride doesn't stop there. Another throwback feature set to join GTA Online is a new type of daily collectible, discovered by data miner @Floorbal__. This collectible requires players to spray LS Tags on various posters scattered across the map, earning cash and RP in return. This mechanic echoes the tag-spraying missions from GTA San Andreas, where players had to cover gang tags with their own spray paint.

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New Adversary Mode and Halloween Surprise

Additionally, a new Adversary Mode, "Assault on ATT-16," is scheduled to debut, providing a fresh twist on the "Assault on Cayo Perico" mode. As part of the Halloween 2024 festivities, a zombie mode is also reportedly on its way, adding a spooky element to the game during the holiday week.

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All these new features are expected to roll out before the anticipated Winter DLC 2024, ensuring that players have plenty of content to enjoy while waiting for the highly-anticipated GTA 6. Rockstar's commitment to incorporating beloved elements from past titles into GTA Online keeps the game engaging and ever-evolving, catering to both long-time fans and new players alike.

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First Published Date: 30 Jun, 16:00 IST