GTA Online Double RP and GTA$ Weekend Event Kicks Off, In-Game Items Also Discounted

January 29, 2016 Written by Michael Briers

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Not to be outdone by Treyarch hosting a Double XP weekend for Call of Duty: Black Ops 3, Rockstar Games has rolled out details for the latest double GTA$ and RP event headed to Grand Theft Auto Online

Due to take place from today, January 29 at 5PM ET, there’s a whole host of discounts scattered across in-game items; specifically paratrooper gear and fancy automobiles to add to your collection. As for the Adversary Modes, Rockstar highlighted the new 16-player Drop Zone as the perfect platform to earn extra GTA$ and RP while you plummet back to earth.

You can find out details of said gameplay mode and much more via the info dump below. Grand Theft Auto Online‘s weekend event will wrap up at midnight on Sunday, January 31. 

DOUBLE GTA$ & RP IN ALL ADVERSARY MODES
With double GTA$ & RP in all Adversary Modes, your terminal velocity awaits in the furious free fall of Drop Zone. Up to four Teams of paratroopers will be fighting hard for a chance at territorial control, knowing that victory in the smoke-filled arenas of Drop Zone will result in rank and bank balance blowing up on the double.

EVENT PLAYLIST
So that you can get in to the action immediately, simply hit the Event Button on the GTAV launch screens all weekend. You’ll be placed directly in to the Event Playlist alongside other eager competitors and if you complete all three Jobs in the Playlist win or lose, you’ll earn a bountiful reward of Sticky Bombs, SMG Ammo and Grenades to add to your arsenal.

DOUBLE GTA$ IN ALL RACES
For all you keen car collectors and speed junkies, there’s some fresh wheels to spin on the streets of Los Santos. The new Karin Sultan and Bravado Banshee are now available from Benny’s Original Motor Works website and upgradeable into wide-body race versions at the Benny’s location in Strawberry. Add to this a generous helping of double GTA$ on all Races and look forward to a potent weekend of competitive motorsports.

50% DISCOUNTS ON PARATROOPER GEAR
So you’re not left hanging without the essential skills for Drop Zone, there’s a 50% discount on all Paratrooper gear this weekend. Stock up on Parachutes and Parachute Smoke to perfect your landing approaches in Freemode. Parachute Bags and Bulletproof Helmets are also available at half off all weekend.

25% OF ALL GARAGE PROPERTIES
Make room for the new Sultan RS and Banshee 900R – or any additional vehicles you’ve been eyeing up for your automotive collection – with a cool 25% off all Garage Properties. If you’ve been scouting new neighborhoods with extra room for those prized rides, then now’s the time.

THE OFFICIAL ROCKSTAR GAMES LIVESTREAM
And tune in today Friday 29th at 5pm ET to the official Rockstar Games Twitch and YouTube channels, as the Rockstar Broadcast team are joined by special guests TheGamingLemon, Slogoman and Spamfish to play the new Drop Zone Adversary Mode, race the new Sultan RS and Banshee 900R across Southern San Andreas, and more. Keep an eye on Twitter for a chance to get involved and join the livestream game lobby – and Follow or Subscribe on YouTube and Twitch now for notifications whenever we go live.

Remember this latest weekend event will be live until midnight on Sunday, January 31. The question now is, will you be hopping into Los Santos?

[Source: Rockstar]