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Grand Theft Auto V

Platform(s): PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Xbox Series X
Genre: Action
Developer: Rockstar Games
Release Date: April 14, 2015

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'Grand Theft Auto Online' Adds Independence Day Celebration, GTA$200K Bonus, Themed Discounts And More

by Rainier on June 30, 2022 @ 9:54 a.m. PDT

Set in the sprawling city of Los Santos and the surrounding area, Grand Theft Auto V delivers a world of unprecedented scale and detail bursting with life, from mountaintops to the depths of the ocean.

When a young street hustler, a retired bank robber and a terrifying psychopath find themselves entangled with some of the most frightening and deranged elements of the criminal underworld, the U.S. government and the entertainment industry, they must pull off a series of dangerous heists to survive in a ruthless city in which they can trust nobody, least of all each other.

Switch between the interconnected lives of Michael, Trevor and Franklin as they embark on a series of heists across Los Santos and Blaine County in the biggest, deepest and richest open world experience yet, with game world enhancements that include new wildlife, upgraded weather and damage effects, and an array of new details to discover.

Grand Theft Auto V also comes with Grand Theft Auto Online, the dynamic and ever-evolving online universe for up to 30 players, and includes all existing gameplay upgrades and content released since the launch of Grand Theft Auto Online.

Rise through the ranks to become a CEO of your own criminal empire by trading contraband or form a Motorcycle Club and rule the streets. Pull off daring co-operative Heists, enter adrenaline-fueled Stunt Races, compete in unique Adversary Modes or create your own content to play and share with the entire GTA community.

There are plenty of ways to celebrate Independence Day in GTA Online this week, as players can take advantage of heavily discounted celebratory gear, add the patriotic Western Sovereign motorcycle to their collection free of charge, go skydiving with a free USA Chute Bag, and more, including:

  • Triple GTA$ on Land Races
  • A GTA$200K bonus for those who complete all Independence Day Special Land Races (Across the Wilderness, Mud, Sweat and Gears, Swamp Monster, and Tour the Lake)
  • Triple GTA$ and RP on Business Battles, while retrieved crates might contain the Pisswasser Beer Hat, Benedict Beer Hat, Patriot Beer Hat, Supa Wet Beer Hat, or Statue of Happiness T-Shirt
  • Triple GTA$ and RP on Running Back (Remix)
  • Double GTA$ and RP on Lester Contact Missions
  • Last week for the GTA$1M rebate for players who complete all six A Superyacht Life Missions and purchase the Galaxy Super Yacht
  • Prize Ride: The Bravado Gauntlet Classic for placing in the Top 5 in Street Race Series for three days in a row this week
  • Test Rides: The Pegassi Ignus, Pegassi Tempesta, and Pegassi Zentorno
  • On PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S:
    • Hao’s Premium Test Ride: The pearlescent Principe Deveste Eight
    • This week’s Hao’s Special Works Time Trial is between North Chumash and Palomino Highlands
  • Property Discounts: 40% off Facilities, plus their Modifications and Fortifications
  • Independence Day Discounts: 50% off the Vapid Liberator, Car Horns, Musket, Firework Launcher, Firework Ammo, Tire Smoke, Face Paint and Clothing, Mobile Operation Center Liveries, Mk II Weapon Liveries, Haircuts, and Masks
  • Vehicle Discounts: A free Western Sovereign, plus 40% off the Pegassi Ignus, 50% the Pegassi Zentorno, 30% the Pegassi Tempesta, Buckingham Tug, and the Mobile Operations Center
  • This month’s GTA+ Member Benefits: The Master Penthouse at The Diamond Casino & Resort and the Ocelot Locust sports car free of charge, Double GTA$ on Standard Time Trials and Quadruple Rewards on The Data Leaks, free clothing and accessories, and more
  • Prime Gaming Bonuses: GTA Online players who connect their Social Club account with Prime Gaming will get a GTA$125K bonus for playing any time this week

Independence Day 2022 in GTA Online

Los Santos and Blaine County are celebrating this week, including bonuses on American pastimes and deep discounts on all sorts of patriotic gear.

3X GTA$ on Land Races

Storm and slipstream your way past your competitors in Land Races this week to edge the rest of the pack out and earn 3X GTA$, all week long.

To sweeten the pot, Racers who complete all Independence Day Special Land Races — Across the WildernessMud, Sweat and GearsSwamp Monster, and Tour the Lake — will receive a bonus to the tune of GTA$200K (delivered within 72 hours of completion).

You can launch these Races by heading to the Featured Series icon on your map or by using the Quick Join function on your iFruit.

Business Battle Bonuses and Rewards

Capitalism is one big competition and Business Battles are one of the best ways to find out who wants to succeed the most. Keep an eye out for them firing all week long — taking part in Business Battles anytime through July 6 will pay out triple the usual GTA$ and RP.

Meanwhile, retrieved crates might contain the Pisswasser Beer Hat, Benedict Beer Hat, Patriot Beer Hat, Supa Wet Beer Hat, or Statue of Happiness T-Shirt. Because nothing says “stylish and healthy patriot” like a hat specifically designed to deliver alcohol into an awaiting gullet.

2X GTA$ and RP on Lester Contact Missions

Lester Crest’s reputation precedes him — as one of Southern San Andreas’ most successful career criminals, the FIB and other agencies are constant flies in his prescription-strength ointment. Help him out of various binds in Lester Contact Missions to earn 2X Rewards, all week long.

3X GTA$ and RP on Running Back (Remix)

This week marks the return of a selection of modes with chaos woven into their very DNA: Overtime RumbleOvertime ShootoutInch by Inch, and Running Back (Remix). Make sure to get your kicks in while they’re available to play.

Everyone loves an underdog story. Case in point: Running Back (Remix), where a pint-sized Panto either barrels its way into the end-zone or gets obliterated in the process. Two teams of Tezeracts duke it out to protect or destroy the tiny hatchback on its mission — and everybody involved gets 3X GTA$ and RP for risking life and limb.

Only on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S

  • Hao’s Premium Test Ride:Principe Deveste Eight: Hao’s Special Works is in the business of upgrading and pushing vehicles beyond their manufacturer’s wildest expectations and imaginations — this week’s Premium Test vehicle is a pearlescent Principe Deveste Eight with myriad tweaks under the hood and a coat of Chameleon Paint to put it over the top.
  • Hao’s Special Works Time Trial: Put all those tune-ups to good use by flooring it between North Chumash and Palomino Highlands in this week’s HSW Time Trial.

This Week’s Prize Ride: Bravado Gauntlet Classic

Dogged competitors who duck and weave and take shortcuts to place in the Top 5 in Street Race Series for three days in a row this week will get a Bravado Gauntlet Classic for their efforts.

Give the Pegassi Ignus, Pegassi Tempesta, and Pegassi Zentorno a Spin

Maybe you’d like to spend a little time behind the wheel of something foreign and luxurious. The LS Car Meet Test Track is Pegassi-crazy this week, so pay a visit and see how the Ignus, Tempesta, and Zentorno fare between the columns, all at no cost. All three vehicles are on sale this week as well (more on that below).


There’s more than one way to let the Stars and Stripes fly: the patriotic Western Sovereign and USA Chute Bag are both available free of charge this week.

Celebrate by taking 50% off an assortment of Independence Day-themed instruments of destruction, customizations, clothing and more — all returning to GTA Online for a limited time, including:

  • Vapid Liberator
  • Car Horns
  • Musket
  • Firework Launcher
  • Firework Ammo
  • Tire Smoke
  • Face Paint and Clothing
  • Mobile Operations Center Liveries
  • Mk II Weapon Liveries
  • Haircuts
  • Masks

Criminal masterminds can also expand their holdings by purchasing Facilities, plus their Modifications and Fortifications, all for 40% off this week.

Bolster your fleet of vehicles by taking advantage of discounts on:

  • Pegassi Ignus – 40% off
  • Pegassi Zentorno – 50% off
  • Pegassi Tempesta – 30% off
  • Buckingham Tug – 30% off
  • Mobile Operations Center – 30% off

Galaxy Super Yacht Rebate Through July 6

This is the last week for GTA Online players who complete all six A Superyacht Life missions to receive a rebate of up to GTA$1,000,000 on their purchase of a Galaxy Super Yacht (delivered within 72 hours of completion).


This Month's GTA+ Member Benefits:

  • The Master Penthouse at The Diamond Casino & Resort
  • The Ocelot Locust sports car
  • Free clothing and accessories
  • 2X GTA$ on Standard Time Trials and 4X Rewards on The Data Leaks
  • Additional Member Bonuses

Visit the GTA+ website to check out all the GTA+ Membership Benefits available until July 18. To learn more about how to make the most of your GTA+ Membership, check out the GTA+ Guide.

Prime Gaming Benefits

All GTA Online players will receive a GTA$100K for playing anytime between June 23–29, while those whose Social Club is hooked up to Prime Gaming will receive an additional GTA$100K, for a total of GTA$200K per week.

Prime Gaming connected players who are also GTA+ Members will receive an extra GTA$100K — totaling GTA$300K per week. Make sure your Social Club account is signed up to Prime Gaming and GTA+ prior to June 29 to receive this week's GTA$300K. Promotion ends June 29, 11:59 p.m. ET.

All bonus GTA$ will be deposited into your Maze Bank account at the start of the next weekly event. To ensure access to future benefits, make sure to visit Prime Gaming and sign up.

Grand Theft Auto V is currently available for PS4, PS5 , Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S and PC.

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