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GTA Weekly Update 24 December COUNTDOWN: Festive Surprise 2020, Payouts, Missions, Bonuses & more

Another week and another weekly update will arrive in Los Santos. Or will it?

After everything that's come up with the biggest ever upgrade of the Cayo Perico Heist, will we have any updates this week?

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Weekly Update December 24

Well, we're not exactly sure we're going to have a weekly update this week.

However, this update could come in the form of the Christmas update, called Festive Surprise!

Release Date

We haven't had any confirmation of the launch of this year's Christmas event, but it will definitely arrive soon!

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The predicted date was Friday, 18 December - but could they drop it on Christmas Eve instead.

Keep your eyes peeled on Thursday, 24 December instead, and we'll update this page as soon as we have any info!

What is Festive Surprise?

Festive Surprise is the Christmas event that Rockstar runs every year to celebrate the festive season.

IT'S CHRISTMAS: Winter could be arriving in Los Santos
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IT'S CHRISTMAS: Winter could be arriving in Los Santos

Last year, Rockstar revealed

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"Los Santos is getting into the holiday spirit in a big way.

"Local businesses, including The Diamond Casino & Resort, are decking their halls with towering trees, boughs of holly and wreaths of glittering tinsel.

"Retail workers have been driven halfway insane stocking the shelves with crate after crate of holiday-themed clothing, accessories and weaponry.

"And Weazel News' crackpot weather team have even forecast a rare spate of snowfall in the coming days, meaning you and your buddies can get together and indulge in an honest-to-goodness, old-fashioned snowball fight.

Expected content

Alongside the usual content we see in the weekly update, such as new podium cars, discounts and Twitch/Amazon Prime Membership bonuses, Rockstar tends to release some extra festive content.

THROWBACK: Rockstar is likely to launch some extra festive treats
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THROWBACK: Rockstar is likely to launch some extra festive treats

This includes free festive gear, festive gifts or bonuses in selected game modes and perhaps even a brand-new vehicle!

One point worth noting is that we wouldn't be surprised if the Christmas event was a little lighter than previous years, as Rockstar has been working the new Cayo Perico Heist, which is claimed to be the "biggest GTA Online update to date"!

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Cayo Perico Heist Content

With the update of the Assault to Cayo Perico, a lot of new content has also arrived in Los Santos, including the new Cayo Perico island.

The island consists of several key locations for players to explore while planning the Assault, including a beach party.

CAN YOU HANDLE THE HEIST - Cayo Perico is the biggest update in the game's history
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CAN YOU HANDLE THE HEIST - Cayo Perico is the biggest update in the game's history

The Kosatka also arrived - the new airship submarine that also serves as a preparation base for the Cayo Perico Assault.

Kosatka can be customized with Guided Missiles, Sonar Station and Weapons Workshop.

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UNDER THE RADAR: The new submarine is amazing but expensive!
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UNDER THE RADAR: The new submarine is amazing but expensive!

Kosatka also comes with the Moon Poll where players can store the new Sparrow, Kraken Warns and Pegassi Toreador vehicles.

The Music Locker is the new nightclub underneath The Diamond Casino & Resort, which is where players can meet Miguel Madrazo to learn about the Cayo Perico Heist.

Two new radio stations have been added:

  • K.U.L.T 99.1 FM
  • Still Slipping Los Santos
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Two existing radio stations have been updated:

  • Worldwide FM
  • FlyLo FM

Players can find 10 Hidden Caches at the bottom of the ocean per day!

Players who have Kosatka Sonar Station can see caches on radar.

Players receive GTA$ and RP for finding these Hidden Caches.

Nine new vehicles have been added to GTA Online:

  • Kosatka
  • Sparrow
  • Kurtz 31 Patrol Boat
  • Vapid Winky
  • Shitzu Longfin
  • Kraken Warns
  • Annihilator Stealth
  • RO-86 Alkonost
  • Pegassi Toreador
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Players can also have a new kart with the update!

A new weapon, the Military Rifle has been added and can be purchased at Ammu-Nation stores.

Over 180 clothing items have been added to GTA Online, as well as over 30 tattoos and nine face paintings!

New Rewards related to The Cayo Perico Assault have also been added to GTA Online, including the opportunity to earn 1.4 million in GTA for various Assault challenges.

READ MORE: Everything we know about the GTA Online Festive Surprise