GTA Online: No 17 December Weekly Update - Cayo Perico Heist, Festive Surprise, Patch Notes, Latest News & more

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With the brand new Cayo Perico Heist arriving on Tuesday, 15 December, unsurprisingly, there's no sign of a weekly update.

Keep reading to check out what arrived as part of GTA Online's "biggest update ever" and read about what else Rockstar might drop over the festive period!

The Cayo Perico Heist


The first load of new content arrived on 15 December, but at just over 6GB on consoles, we're expecting Rockstar to drip-feed much more content with this new update.

Here's what's arrived so far, according to Reddit user u/PapaXan.

Island Access

The new private island will NOT be available in free mode.

Submarine Info & Cost

The cost of the Submarine has been confirmed at the $2.2 million mark. The big news is that the Submarine IS DRIVEABLE!

GTA Online Submarine
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DEEP UNDERCOVER: You'll need the Submarine to access the new Heist

According to reliable Twitter source, @Tez2Funz2, it will cost a total of $10 million to buy and fully upgrade your sub.

There are also two new vehicles available with the Kosatka:

  • Sparrow (Small Helicopter)
  • Kraken Avisa (Small Sub)

New Weapons

  • Perico Pistol
  • Military Rifle - $397,500
  • Combat Shotgun - $295,000

New Vehicles

Twitter user, @GTAGFX, has shared screenshots of the new vehicles that have arrived as part of the new update.

GTA Online Cayo Perico Heist Vehicles
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MORE TO COME: It looks like more vehicles will be drip-fed in coming weeks

DRIP-FED: It looks like more vehicles will be drip-fed in coming weeks

As you can see from the screenshot above, there are five new vehicles available, along with the new submarine:

  • Winky (Jeep) $825,000 - $1,100,000
  • Kurtz 31 (Gunboat) $2,216,250 - $2,955,000
  • RO-86 (Bomber) $3,262,500 - $4,250,000
  • Annihilator MKII (Helicopter) $2,902,500 - $3,870,000
  • Toreador (Car/Sub) $3,660,000

There is also a free go-kart for players, but you only have a small window to claim it.

We expect more vehicles to arrive at a later date.

For the full Cayo Perico Heist patch notes, head here.

Festive Surprise 2020

The Cayo Perico Heist isn't the only new content that could be arriving this month.

Each December, Rockstar releases some special Christmas content in their Festive Surprise event.

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'TIS THE SEASON: Rockstar's Christmas event could arrive soon!

This includes free festive gear, festive gifts or bonuses on select game modes and maybe even a brand new vehicle!

Festive Surprise 2020 Release Date


We can have a pretty good guess at Festive Surprise's release date this Christmas by looking at previous years:

• December 18, 2014 - January 5, 2015
• December 18, 2015 - January 5, 2016
• December 20, 2016 - January 5, 2017
• December 19, 2017 - January 1, 2018
• December 18, 2018 - January 7, 2019
• December 19, 2019 - January 5, 2020

This means we can expect this year's Festive Surprise as soon as Friday, 18 December!

To find out more about Festive Surprise 2020, head here.