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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 Vapid Taxi, Downtown Cab Co. Taxi Jobs, Year of the Rabbit Celebrations And More

by Rainier on Jan. 19, 2023 @ 8:44 a.m. PST

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.

Downtown Cab Co. is expanding its services across Los Santos – offering GTA Online players the chance to jump behind the wheel of a Vapid Taxi to take on fares in all-new Taxi Jobs. Plus, PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S players catching a ride from a Downtown Cab Co. taxi can now skip directly to their destinations.

Full highlights, including this year’s Lunar New Year celebration can be found below:

  • Taxi Jobs now available at Downtown Cab Co., and via the new Vapid Taxi available for purchase at Warstock Cache & Carry
  • Complete 10 Taxi Jobs to unlock the Trade Price for the new Vapid Taxi
  • New Downtown Cab Co. Skip to Destination fast travel available for all PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S players, with even shorter wait times between rides for GTA+ Members
  • The MTL Brickade 6x6 now available for all players at Warstock Cache & Carry, (also available to steal in the First Dose Story missions)
  • Free Traditional Painted Rabbit Mask and Rabbit Tattoo, and GTA$188,888 bonus for playing this week to celebrate Lunar New Year
  • Double GTA$ and RP on First Dose story missions and Special Vehicle Races
  • Extra 50% GTA$ and RP on all Special Cargo Sales
  • The First Dose Hard Mode Event Continues:
    • Complete any First Dose mission on Hard Mode to receive the Green Fooliganz livery for the MTL Brickade 6X6
    • Complete three different First Dose missions on Hard Mode to receive the Safari Ranger Livery for the Överflöd Entity MT
    • Complete all 6 First Dose missions on Hard Mode to receive an exclusive Pump Shotgun Finish
    • Complete any First Dose mission on Hard Mode in less than 10 minutes to receive the Speed Demon livery for the Übermacht Cypher
    • Complete any First Dose mission on Hard Mode without dying to receive the Kisama Drifter livery for the Annis 300R
  • This week’s Gun Van Arsenal: The Knuckle Duster, Heavy Revolver, Heavy Rifle (extra 25% off), Pump Shotgun, Up-n-Atomizer (extra 40% off for GTA+ Members), Advanced Rifle, Baseball Bat, Knife, Railgun, Molotovs, Pipe Bomb, and Tear Gas
  • On PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S:
    • Hao’s Premium Test Ride: The Shitzu Hakuchou Drag (Motorcycle)
    • This week’s HSW Time Trial takes place between Textile City and Stab City
  • This week in Simeon’s Premium Deluxe Motorsport Showroom: The Pfister 811, Karin Sultan RS Classic, Pegassi Ignus, Dinka Sugoi, and Dewbauchee Champion
  • On display at the Luxury Autos Showroom: The Pegassi Osiris and Dinka Jester RR
  • LS Car Meet Test Rides: The Pfister Growler, Karin Futo GTX, and Karin Calico GTF
  • LS Car Meet Prize Ride: Place in the Top 3 in the Street Race Series three days in a row to earn a free Pegassi Torero
  • 50% off Biker, Animal, and Diamond Casino Heist Masks
  • 30% off the Pfister 811, Sparrow, Sea Sparrow, Pegassi Osiris, and all Executive Offices and their Upgrades & Modifications
  • GTA+ Benefits: Free Vapid Taxi, double GTA$ on Taxi Work, free Acid Lab Equipment Upgrade, Lunar New Year Gifts: Yeti Year of the Rabbit Tee and Noh Painted Rabbit Mask, complimentary drinks at all bars and nightclubs, and more
  • Prime Gaming Bonuses: GTA Online players who successfully connect their Rockstar Games Social Club account with Prime Gaming before will receive the Sprunk Snowflakes Festive sweater, GTA$125K, and the Twilight Painted Rabbit Mask just for playing any time this week

Take on a New Side Hustle with the Taxi at the Downtown Cab Co.

Looking to embrace the gig economy? The Taxi (Service) is now available for purchase from Warstock Cache & Carry, allowing entrepreneurial drivers to launch Taxi Work in their own Pegasus vehicle, and at their own leisure. Just be prepared for reviews like "Noisy engine, but the vibrations are fun. 3/5", "Why does it smell like cured meat? 2/5" and "Driver blasted Rebel Radio, ran red lights, and flipped the bird at anyone within 20 feet. 5/5. Would recommend."

Leave the Meter Running: Introducing Taxi Services

If you’re looking to familiarize yourself with the nooks and crannies of metropolitan Los Santos and the outlying areas, there’s no better way than picking up customers and chauffeuring them to their destinations with Taxi Work. While it may not have the allure of a career as a Snapmatic influencer, the prestige of Vinewood stardom, or the infamy of being the state’s preeminent weapons trafficker, there's something to be said for those who take on this role that's vital to the city's lifeblood.

Visit the Downtown Cab Co. depot on the corner of Tangerine Street and Mirror Park Boulevard in East Vinewood to get cracking. Veteran Arena Warriors who reached Sponsorship Tier 25 can also use their special red version of the Taxi to complete fares.

Drivers who aren’t ready to purchase their own cab can still launch Taxi Work by showing up for duty at Downtown Cab Co. Complete 10 Taxi Work jobs in a row to earn the Taxi Star Award and unlock the Trade Price for the new Taxi.

Players on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S can take advantage of several new destinations that have been added to Downtown Cab Co.’s Taxi Service, with a special new Skip to Destination fast travel service. Call Downtown Cab Co. on your iFruit to request a Taxi, let your driver know where you’re headed, and hit Skip to Destination to beat the traffic. And GTA+ Members can really put the Skip to Destination service into overdrive, with just a 5-minute wait in between trips.

Get Cooking with Your Own Mobile Drug Lab

For anyone yet to embark on the First Dose of Los Santos Drug Wars, the MTL Brickade 6x6 — a heavy-duty service vehicle that also comes with a nimble Maibatsu Manchez Scout C motorcycle — is now available to purchase directly from Warstock Cache & Carry.

So if you’d like to maximize your profit margins while minimizing your contact high from the Fooliganz, entrepreneurs can now purchase this fully functional mobile laboratory and immediately start tooling it up for acid production, adding an intoxicating new hallucinatory asset to their drug business portfolio.

Of course, you can also steal the Brickade 6x6 as part of the adventures with the Fooliganz in the First Dose story missions, which open up customization options for the Brickade 6x6 and also now have an added benefit with the new Hard difficulty setting (more on that below).

Lunar New Year Celebrations

Celebrate Lunar New Year with the Traditional Painted Rabbit mask and a free Rabbit tattoo chest piece to show off at your next poolside gathering — gifted to all GTA Online players who log in this week. Players who log in this week will also receive GTA$188,888 delivered within 72 hours of log in.

Tattooists around Southern San Andreas will also be offering limited-time Lunar New Year tattoos — only available through January 25 — to help commemorate the occasion.

Hard Mode Event: The First Dose Continues with 2X GTA$ and RP on First Dose Missions

The First Dose Hard Mode Event continues this week. Help Dax and the Fooliganz climb the pile of undesirables known as Los Santos’ criminal underworld to collect the following rare items (delivered before February 17) and reap 2X GTA$ and RP all this week.

  • Green Fooliganz MTL Brickade 6x6 livery: Complete any First Dose mission on Hard difficulty
  • Safari Ranger Överflöd Entity MT livery: Complete 3 different First Dose missions on Hard difficulty
  • Speed Demon Übermacht Cypher livery: Complete any First Dose mission on Hard difficulty in less than 10 minutes
  • Kisama Drifter Annis 300R livery: Complete any First Dose mission on Hard difficulty without dying

Bonuses on Special Cargo Sales and Special Vehicle Races

CEOs whose warehouses are running over with contraband can offload cargo using the SecuroServ Network and earn an extra 50% on all Special Cargo Sales this week.

Give your adrenal system a jumpstart by strapping yourself into a Thruster jetpack, an amphibious Blazer Aqua or any of the other rides eligible for competition in Special Vehicle Races, doling out Double Rewards to all racers this week.

Premium Deluxe Motorsport Showroom

Visit Simeon Yetarian to peruse his selection of top-of-the-line cars inside the Premium Deluxe Motorsport showroom, including the Pfister 811 (Super, 30% off), Karin Sultan RS Classic (Sport), Pegassi Ignus (Super), Dinka Sugoi (Sport), and Dewbauchee Champion (Super). Get a closer look, kick the tires, and purchase direct — Simeon prefers to do business without a middleman anyway.

Luxury Autos Showroom

The window display of Luxury Autos showroom across the street from Record A Studios is becoming a tourist destination in its own right — a portal to a dimension where excess is the norm, and vehicles like the Pegassi Osiris (Super, 30% off) and Dinka Jester RR (Sport) are readily available for closer inspection, comparison, and direct purchase. Imagine it — the future is friction-free where it matters.

This Week’s Gun Van Arsenal
The Gun Van is the gray market’s roving answer to rising local demand for weaponry. This heavily laden Vapid Speedo allows you to shop from a rotating selection of weapons and ammo — available at lower prices than your closest Ammu-Nation and without officious Rank restrictions (further off-license discounts are listed below):

Railgun | Heavy Rifle (25% off) | Heavy Revolver | Pump Shotgun | Advanced Rifle | Up-n-Atomizer (40% off for GTA+ Members) | Baseball Bat | Knife | Knuckle Duster | Molotovs | Pipe Bombs Tear Gas

Other Vehicle Offerings This Week
Visit the lobby of The Diamond Casino & Resort to give the Lucky Wheel a spin. If fortune smiles upon you then you might walk away with the Överflöd Autarch (Super). You’ll be the envy of the parking lot outside, and the terror of the valet assigned to the door.

Prize Ride Challenge: Use your instincts and every shortcut you know to come out in the Top 3 in the Street Race Series for three days running to earn the keys to a Pegassi Torero (Sport Classic).

On the Test TrackPfister Growler (Sport), Karin Futo GTX (Sport), and Karin Calico GTF (Sport)

Only on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S

  • Premium Test Ride: Shitzu Hakuchou Drag (Motorcycle)
  • HSW Time Trial: Textile City – Stab City


Driver’s seat, passenger’s seat, backseat — whichever seat you’re in, GTA+ Members are poised to enjoy the following rewards and bonuses through February 15:

  • Claim the Taxi from Warstock Cache & Carry and use Downtown Cab Co.’s services for free
  • Earn 2X GTA$ on Tips for completing Taxi Work
  • A free Equipment Upgrade for your Acid Lab
  • Exclusive Gun Van weapon skins: the Trippy Knife skin and Trippy Baseball Bat skin
  • Lunar New Year Gifts: Yeti Year of the Rabbit Tee and Noh Painted Rabbit mask
  • Complimentary drinks at all bars and nightclubs citywide

All of this, and more, for just $5.99 a month — including a bonus of GTA$500,000 delivered upon billing and deposited automatically into your Maze Bank account. For full details, visit the GTA+ website.


Join the ranks of the upwardly mobile elite by purchasing an Executive Office and any Upgrades and Modifications to the Office, both for 30% off this week. The beginning of a new year is the perfect time to reinvent yourself — pick your latest identity by perusing from a selection of Biker, Animal, and Diamond Casino Heist Masks at 50% off through January 25. And make sure to consider these discounted vehicles as additions to your fleet:

  • Pfister 811 (Super) – 30% off
  • Sparrow (Helicopter) – 30% off
  • Sea Sparrow (Helicopter) – 30% off
  • Pegassi Osiris (Super) – 30% off

Prime Gaming Benefits

GTA Online players who connect their Rockstar Games Social Club account with Prime Gaming before January 25 will receive the Sprunk Snowflakes Festive sweater within 10 days of logging in and a lump sum of GTA$125K for playing anytime this week.

As part of our ongoing Lunar New Year celebrations, players who connect to Prime Gaming before February 22 will receive the Twilight Painted Rabbit mask within 10 days of logging in to help ring in the Year of the Rabbit in style. 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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