GTA Online Festive Update Available Now, Here’s What it Includes

December 20, 2016Written by Michael Briers


Christmas has fallen over Los Santos, now that Rockstar Games has officially kicked off GTA Online‘s Festive Surprise event for 2016.

Set to run through until January 9, the limited-time special brings with it free Christmas-themed duds for your character, along with the Turf Wars Adversary mode and a new premium stunt race known as Plummet. You’ll be able to reap the benefit of $50,000 bigger rewards when you sell vehicles stolen from the recent Import/Export update, while GTA Online‘s festive update also comes with the added perk of double GTA$ and RP as standard.

Finally, the Truffade Nero and Nero Custom vehicle variants have checked in to Benny’s Original Motor Works, and it should be noted that all the content featured across GTA Online‘s previous festive updates — Firework Launcher included — will return.


What holiday would be complete without oversharing pictures on LifeInvader to try and make all your casual acquaintances red-and-green with envy? Snap your new gifts, or capture a Christmas miracle and enter the #FESTIVESURPRISE2016 Snapmatic Contest. Tag relevant pics with #FESTIVESURPRISE2016 on Social Club for a chance to be one of five chosen Snapmatic photographers, who will each receive a hefty holiday bonus of GTA$1,000,000. Valid submissions must be taken any time between today and 11:59 PM ET on Monday, January 2nd. Official Rules.


The benefits of territorial battling continue as Double GTA$ & RP on the new Turf Wars Adversary Mode has been extended. Through this Thursday, December 22nd, stand your ground and paint your enemy’s tiles at twice the profit.

Be your own Secret Santa and gift yourself with any of these GTA Online items, available at 25% off now through January 2nd – featuring everything from luxury vehicles and real estate to weaponry.

Vehicles: Enus Super Diamond, Nagasaki Shotaro, Resprays and Neons
Air Travel: Buckingham Nimbus and Volatus
Real Estate: Eclipse Towers Penthouses, Stilt Houses and High End Apartment Interiors
Ammu-Nation: Compact Grenade Launcher, Sweeper Shotgun, Mini SMG and Compact Rifle

Tell us, do you plan on participating in the seasonal shenanigans of GTA Online?

[Source: Rockstar Games]