GTA Online Independence Day Special Starts Today

By Chris | 1st Jul 2014 at 11:04 GMT in GTA V | 4 Comments


The USA's Independence Day is coming up this Friday, celebrating that time when we finally let them play by themselves. Rockstar are celebrating with a special seasonal update with loads of fun stereotypical American stuff for you to play around with. Here are all the details:

From Paleto Bay to the Port of Los Santos and everywhere in between, it’s time to celebrate the birthplace of freedom with The Independence Day Special (in association with Ammu-Nation) for Grand Theft Auto Online.


Demonstrate your exceptionalism and own the road from sea to shining sea with two new star spangled rides, the Sovereign motorcycle and the super-sized Liberator monster truck. And protect your rights the same way our Founding Fathers did with the latest addition to Ammu-Nation's antiques collection, the high-powered Musket... or channel your inner Jack Howitzer with the spectacular Firework Rocket Launcher.


Seven new properties have also been added to the Dynasty 8 rolls, including locations in Paleto Bay and Vinewood Hills that provide plenty of yard space to scorch the grass with your very own Fireworks show. Use up to 12 varieties with different fuse lengths to create a spectacle that would make even the most battle-hardened Republican Space Ranger shed a tear. If you prefer rickety amusements operated by minimum wage teenage workers over incendiary lawn displays, then venture down to Pleasure Pier where you can now ride the Ferris Whale and the Leviathan Roller Coaster.


This limited-time update also features an overabundance of patriotic flare: show off nationalistic pride with a "Made in the U.S.A." t-shirt, a backwoods mullet or let the eagle soar with an animal mask featuring this great nation's most fearsome and majestic creatures.


This special seasonal content will be available to redeem in-game until Mid-July (we will announce a specific redemption expiration date soon). The automatic update for the Independence Day Special also includes additional game tuning updates and other adjustments, including the new On Call Matchmaking function. This new option allows players to accept a Job invite and continue playing in Freemode until that Job fills up, reducing time spent idle while waiting for Job to start. For the complete list of all the fixes and tuning updates, visit the Rockstar Support site.

To download the Independence Day Special, fire up your online-connected PS3 or Xbox 360 and start GTAV. You'll be prompted to download the automatic update (1.15) and Xbox 360 players will also be required to download an additional compatibility pack upon entering GTA Online.
And look for details about the upcoming celebratory 4-day Independence Day Weekend Event tomorrow.
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Huckleberry Pie 2nd July, 2014 @ 08:58 - Permalink

Nothing is as American as toting a rifle all while riding a Harley-Davidson and clad in a Stars and Stripes tee. :P

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Trevor_Philips 2nd July, 2014 @ 17:04 - Permalink

Nothing is as American as toting a rifle all while riding a Harley-Davidson and clad in a Stars and Stripes tee. :P


Don't forget the alcohol and a non-apologetic attitude. :drunks:

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BlackListedB 3rd July, 2014 @ 05:33 - Permalink

My nearby (USA) neighbors are already starting to bother me this evening with fireworks and other un-natural sounds that make it appear they're in my apartment with me! UGH, thing I hate worst about this particular holiday,  but one things for sure, We Love to Blow Shite Up!! Oh, and When do the REAL Fireworks begin!??! hahahaha


That line's directed at in-game GTA V mayhem, oh, and I will be gettin' back to the business of GTAO VERY soon, still find myself busy enjoying cable and computer projects offline

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Trevor_Philips 4th July, 2014 @ 21:37 - Permalink

So did the Liberator, Sovereign, and firework launcher suddenly disappear from anyone else's SP game? I know they said limited time, but I thought that was only for online. :(

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