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GTA Online Winter Update Is Coming December 12 With Plenty Of New Features

GTA Online's next major update is adding drift races, animals, a new business and plenty more QoL changes.
GTA Online Winter Update Is Coming December 12 With Plenty Of New Features
(Picture: Rockstar)

GTA Online will receive a major December update, featuring new features like drift racing, a Vinewood Club Garage with a 100-car capacity, and more. Also among the features in the updates is a new illicit Salvage Yard business, giving players a new way to interact with the world and make money.

Although it has yet to be officially confirmed, the next GTA Online DLC is expected to arrive on Tuesday December 12; we know this because the current GTA Online Weekly Update is scheduled to last slightly longer - until December 11 - and also unconventionally end on a Monday.

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GTA Online's December update will include drift racing. (Picture: Rockstar)

Drift racing is arguably the update's most major feature, alongside the new illicit Salvage Yard business with new Robberies. The drift races will feature new circuits and updated vehicle modifications.

"Racing fans get a slick new way to win with GTA Online’s new drifting modification for select vehicles and Drift Races Series," the official update from Rockstar explains. "Drivers can test their skills at getting sideways in a series of new circuits, while a visit to the LS Car Meet will offer select vehicles the option of adding a drift tuning modification that brings the joys of drifting to Freemode."

GTA Online December Update
As with each GTA Online DLC, plenty of extra QoL changes will be introduced (Picture: Rockstar)

Players will also now be able to interact with wildlilfe in the Southern San Andreas landscape, with wildlife now roaming in free mode.

Last but definitely not least, quality-of-life updates for console players are also coming to the game, with new menus for vehicle organization and more. Other console quality-of-life updates include:

  • Increased LS Car Meet Reputation points for competing in Pursuit and Street Races

  • New Specification Service at the LS Car Meet, allowing drivers to now purchase copies of another player’s Personal Vehicle on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC

  • Custom description tags for each floor of the Eclipse Blvd. Garage

  • Console voice chat now defaults to “Off”

  • A small birthday gift for all players on their character’s birthday

Some features of the updates, such as the Vinewood Club Garage, are exclusively for GTA+ members.

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