US gaming giant Rockstar Games will release a huge new update for Grand Theft Auto V tomorrow.
The free download will add new races, vehicles and even missions accessed via superyachts to the game’s online multiplayer mode.
GTA Online is getting a huge new update on August 11
Rockstar announced the impending changes last month, alongside a separate update to its cowboy shooter Red Dead Redemption 2.
“Both games will receive exciting new updates in the weeks ahead,” the New York-based publisher wrote in a blog post on July 24.
“A summer update to GTA Online [will] offer up a fun mix of diverse new content from the game’s massive array of experiences to enjoy.”
While the Red Dead update has already launched, GTA V’s revamp, dubbed the Los Santos Summer Special, will roll out on August 11.
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Among the changes are a new set of co-op missions launching from GTA Online’s Galaxy Super Yachts for between one and three players.
“Everything from deep-sea diving to high-speed hi-jinks on the high seas, there’s action for sailors of all stripes,” Rockstar said in an August 7 post.
Meanwhile, players will have access to more than a dozen new vehicles to purchase from auto websites.
They include tunable sportscars, off-roaders and a pair of new Open Wheel beauties.
Players can take those for a spin in a series of new Open Wheel Races coming with the update.
You can also design your own street circuit with the new Open Wheel Race Creator.
New Business Battles and Adversary Modes are also bundled in with the update.
“Between deliveries and sales, the upwardly mobile can take to the streets in new Business Battles in some surprising locations for serious rewards,” Rockstar said.
“The Diamond Casino & Resort will also see a range of Adversary Modes taking place on the premises.”
The developer added: “Plus, a number of general improvements and fixes – as well as our ongoing series of weekly special events and bonuses to take part in over the coming months.”
Rockstar noted that more big updates are on the way for both GTA V and Red Dead Redemption 2, including the “biggest ever” update for GTA Online.
That download will feature “our latest take on Heists in an entirely new location”, Rockstar said.
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