GTA Online: The Cayo Perico Heist - Patch Notes, Release Date, Trailers, Vehicles, Max Payout, New Map, Latest News & more

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GTA Online's biggest update ever is here!

The Cayo Perico Heist includes a massive amount of new content, all taking place on a brand new private island!

Patch Notes


Playstation - LIVE - 6.8GB

Xbox - LIVE - 6.6GB

PC - Live - 9.3GB

The new Island is not available in Free Mode.

New Vehicles

Six new vehicles have been released.

The new Submarine will cost $2,200,200 to begin with, and close to $10 million with all the add-ons!

New Vehicle Price List:

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

New weapons:

Perico Pistol

Military Rifle - $397,500

Combat Shotgun - $295,000

Release Date

The Cayo Perico Heist was released on Tuesday, 15 December 2020.

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CHRISTMAS COME EARLY: The new Heist has arrived

Keep reading to find out what we know about the update so far.

Start Time

The update went live at 10am UTC.

New Radio Stations

Rockstar has revealed that alongside the grand opening of The Music Locker, and the new resident DJs, there will also be three new radio stations coming to GTA Online.

But that's not all, there will also be 250 new tracks arriving across hit stations FlyLo FM and Worldwide FM, making this the biggest ever musical update to GTA Online!

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THE GAME THAT ROCKED: There are three new radio stations arriving to GTA Online

The new radio stations include:

  • Still Slipping Los Santos - UK DJ Joy Orbison's pirate radio station
  • Kult FM 99.1 - hosted by Julian Casablancas of The Strokes and The Voidz
  • The Music Locker - the new club will debut its own radio station


Rockstar's new Cayo Perico Heist Trailer features everything from secret raves on a private island, to a submarine HQ and a drug empire run by a chap called El Rubio.

Check it out below:

Max Payout for New Missions

Twitter user, @TezFunz2, spotted some interesting details in the most recent Cayo Perico Heist trailer that point towards the max payout of the new missions.

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DOLLAR DOLLAR: The max payout of the missions seem to have been revealed

As you can see above, the new trailer included the names of what we suspect to be two new missions and their payouts. These included:

  • Madrazo Files - $1,100,000
  • Secondary Targets - $2,848,800

These two payouts would put the total max payout at around the $4 million - not too shabby!

The Cayo Perico Heist Explained

Rockstar has revealed that in this heist we'll be taking on an entire island!

Players will have to 'infiltrate the remote island compound of the world’s most notorious drug dealer in Grand Theft Auto Online’s biggest, most daring, and action-packed addition yet'.

Rockstar, you had our curiosity, but now you have our attention...

Infiltrate the island

The heist will be based around your infiltration of the island, evading heavily armed security forces to steal valuable evidence, before escaping the island with as much art, gold and drug money as you can!

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INFILTRATE & ESCAPE: Approach this heist in your own way

Choose your approach

Rockstar has confirmed that this heist can be approached in many different ways, with the ability to choose your own tools, plan and crew.

You can even take on the whole island alone!

Map Expansion

As you've worked out by now, the Cayo Perico Heist is set in an all-new exotic Heist location, but that's not all.

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NEW MAP, WHO DIS? A new private island is coming to the game

New Features, Vehicles & Content

The update will introduce new ways to approach Heists, playing the whole thing solo or with up to three crewmates.

In addition, there will be new vehicles and tactical weapons to acquire and even new social spaces with new guest DJs!

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DEEP UNDERCOVER: The new heist will feature a sub HQ!

As if that wasn't enough, Rockstar has confirmed that the update will also include a 'very large, very versatile, and very heavily armed submarine HQ with plenty of other surprises'.

We'll keep this page updated with all the latest details on the brand new Cayo Perico Heist.

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