The Los Santos Tuners update is out now and, although we don't have any official Patch Notes, we do know what's coming. There's a new social space, the LS Car Meet, and a whole lot of "Car Culture" content. Here's the latest on the GTA Online Summer Update...
UPDATE - Download Size Confirmed
It looks like the Los Santos Tuners update is one of the smaller title updates we've seen from Rockstar Games in recent months. It's clocking in at around 3.5GB on Xbox consoles, 3.6GB on PlayStation consoles, and a little more on PC. By a little more, we only mean that it's going to be 4.35GB. It's hardly anything to write home about and does raise concerns about how much content is actually being included.
LS Car Meet Takes Point
The Los Santos Tuners update is going to add new vehicles to GTA Online and a new Street Race Series, but nothing quite compares to the LS Car Meet. This new Social Space is going to be a bit of a game-changer in the sense that it brings everyone in GTA Online together in a weapon-free space for, well... a Car Meet.
" To get started, you’ll need to visit a non-descript, graffitied warehouse on the edge of town in Cypress Flats — listen close and the sound of engines revving might give it away, or look for the makeshift finish line on the road outside."
There's going to be a Test Track, with Test Rides for you to try out, Prize Ride Challenges and a series of exclusive in-game shops that are all being built around car culture and upgrading your wheels. The LS Car Meet Membership will set you back $GTA 50,000, but it will be well worth every cent.
Los Santos Tuners Revealed
The next GTA Online expansion has been revealed as Los Santos Tuners. Here's what Rockstar Games has to say about it:
" On July 20, the automotive underground roars to life with GTA Online: Los Santos Tuners. Featuring the LS Car Meet, where you can race, show off customized vehicles, and link up with contacts looking for skilled drivers and a chance at easy money."
Los Santos Tuners is going to feature Car Meets, Jobs, Races, and more from July 20th onwards.
Los Santos Car Meet Confirmed
Los Santos is finally getting a little taste of the Fast and the Furious with its very-own Car Meet in GTA Online. We don't know a whole lot about what this will look like, but Rockstar Games has shared the following:
" GTA Online's forthcoming summer update includes the Los Santos Car Meet, the beating heart of car culture in Southern San Andreas. Keep an eye out on the Newswire for more information coming soon."
One eagle-eyed fan has also seemed to work out where the Car Meet is going to be taking place when it appears. Be sure to work out a safe way out in the meantime. It is GTA Online, after all.
Red Dead Down, GTA Online to Go
While we're still waiting for the release date of GTA Online's Summer Update to be confirmed, the equivalent for Read Dead Online has been revealed.
Blood Money, the summer update for Red Dead Online, will release on July 13 and bring loads of new features to the game.
New Crimes to commit and new Opportunities to chase will be added, on top of "The Quick Draw Club," which looks to be a new Battle Pass system coming to Red Dead Online that promises new perks, cosmetics, and rewards for all those that venture down the roads being opened up.
Last Generation's Last Hurrah
Rockstar recently announced that PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 servers will be taken down later this year on December 16th.
This means the summer event will be the final event that those players will see. It lasted almost a decade so that's not a bad run.