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GTA Online Independence Day Event Weekend Offers Bonus GTA$, In-Game Discounts and More

July 3, 2014 Written by Alex Co

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In a press release, Rockstar has announced its Grand Theft Auto Online plans for this week’s Independence Day weekend.

The GTA Online Independence Day Event Weekend will run from July 3 to Sunday, July 6th and will host the following activities:

GET DOUBLE GTA$ AND DOUBLE RP WHEN PLAYING IN THE INDEPENDENCE DAY SPECIAL EVENT PLAYLIST

The “Independence Day Special Event” Playlist is a special selection of some of the brand new Rockstar-created Jobs published this week including specific Races for new vehicles like the Sovereign motorcycle and the super-sized Liberator monster truck. This weekend only (starting this Thursday), this Playlist will score you Double GTA$ and Double RP. To access the Playlist, just go to Online > Playlists > Rockstar Created in the GTA Online Start Menu and select “Independence Day Event” from the options listed. Alternatively, hit the Event button in the GTAV loading screens to launch straight into the Playlist.

75% OFF AIRSTRIKES

Merryweather Security is also getting in on the celebrations with a 75% discount on Airstrikes all weekend. So if some left-leaning Belgian beer drinker asks for sparkling water at your Blaine County BBQ, you can call in cut-rate backup from friends in very high places. To call in an Airstrike, call Merryweather from your in-game phone, select ‘Airstrike’ and then drop a flare at your target position.

25% OFF HEAVY AMMO (FOR RPGs, GRENADE LAUNCHERS AND MINIGUNS) – COURTESY OF AMMU-NATION

The good folks at Ammu-Nation believe that all Americans should have access to military-grade weapons without a ‘defense budget’ price tag. All weekend, they’re offering 25% off ammo for RPGs, Grenade Launchers and Miniguns, because packing enough personal firepower to wipe out a small nation is a right, not a privilege.

FREE PEGASUS DELIVERIES FOR EZ ACCESS TO THE LIBERATOR MONSTER TRUCK

Pegasus Lifestyle Management salutes your independence by giving you the freedom to call in any oversized vehicle at absolutely no charge. Take advantage of the weekend-long offer to get to grips with the brand new Liberator monster truck, and spend 4th of July Weekend crushing cars into the ground like you’d crush beer cans against your own head.

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In addition that, Rockstar is also hosting a “Independence Day Special” live-stream, which will pit America vs. Great Britain in a rematch.

Join us at 2pm ET this Thursday July 3rd for the revolutionary Rockstar Games Official Event Weekend Live Stream, showcasing a grudge match nearly 240 years in the making: it’s America VS Great Britain – The Rematch. The US team will be represented by special guest Lui Calibre playing alongside our own Rockstar NYC devs – while the UK team will be represented by the one and only GTA V O’Clock Crew playing live from London – all hosted and commentated by Lazlow and the rest of the Rockstar Broadcast studio team. We’ll be battling through a Crew Head to Head playlist featuring all new Jobs from The Independence Day Special. As always, we’ll be streaming the show across the Social Club Events page, the Rockstar Games Twitch Channeland our YouTube Channel page. Make sure to subscribe and follow us on Twitch and Twitter to get the word as soon as we go live. Join us in the chat, and show your support, whether Yank or Redcoat.

The event will see the publisher dole out giveaways as well. Five prize packs will be up for grabs and will include: a GTAIV Aluminum Bat, Patriot Beer cup, GTAIV foam finger, Statue of Happiness figurine, plus a GTAV Los Santos Lifeguard tee and a Vice City beach ball. Ten runner-ups will each get  GTAV tee and stickers. You can enter the contest here.

Finally, a “Snapmatic” contest is also in the process with winners getting one million GTA$, and an “America” vanity license plate for your in-game vehicle. To enter your shots, log in to the Social Club and tag them with #INDEPENDENCEDAY between now and the end of Sunday.

Rockstar is certainly not pulling any punches when it comes to GTA Online. Now, the question is, will you be playing the game come Independence Day?