GTA Online Kick Starts 2017 With A New Vehicle, Mode, And Double XP

Of course GTA online would have some killer stuff in the works for the new year. So it is no sur­prise they would have a new mode that would include explo­sions, a new vehi­cle to pimp out in style, and who could for­get dou­ble XP?

If you were a big fan of Rock­star’s motor­cy­cle update, then this motor­cy­cle is for you. Is has been dubbed the Pegas­si FCR 1000, and described as “an instant clas­sic, this bike will be the envy of your grand­pa, even if he did dis­own you.” You can style it in many ways, as seen below, and it def­i­nite­ly looks very old-school:

GTA Online Kick Starts 2017 With A New Vehicle, Mode, And  Double XP

Along with the motor­cy­cle, Rock­star was gra­cious enough to give us a new adver­sary mode called Vehi­cle Vendet­ta. In this new mode you, and your team­mates go against an oppos­ing crew all com­pet­ing for pow­er-ups that could turn the tides of the battle:

  • Beast: Auto­mat­i­cal­ly trans­forms you into a Rhi­no Tank.
  • Det­o­na­tor: Removes obsta­cles and objects from the arena.
  • Bomb: Place up to three bombs around the map to destroy trail­ing enemies.
  • Rock­ets: Fire rock­ets at oncom­ing dri­vers to inca­pac­i­tate them.
  • Repair: Returns vehi­cle back to max health.
  • Ghost: Become translu­cent, allow­ing you to dri­ve through ene­my vehi­cles to steal their power-ups.
  • Jammed: Forces the accel­er­a­tor on for the ene­my team’s vehicles.
  • Flipped: Revers­es the ene­my team’s steer­ing, accel­er­a­tion and brak­ing controls.
  • Zoned: Slows down time for all players.
  • Dead­line: Auto­mat­i­cal­ly switch­es you onto the Nagasa­ki Shotaro com­plete with dev­as­tat­ing light trail.
  • Ran­dom: Chance to col­lect any pow­er-up except Detonator.

On top of all this chaos and may­hem, you will earn dou­ble GTA$ and RP now through Jan­u­ary 17th in Vehi­cle Vendet­ta. Good Luck.

Jan­u­ary 3rd marks the day of huge ware­house dis­counts, exports bonus­es, sales on vehi­cles, weapons, and plen­ty more. From the 3rd until Jan­u­ary 16th you can count on these deals to get your shit done:

  • 25% more GTA$ on Vehi­cle Exports
  • 25% off Spe­cial Vehi­cle Ware­house Ren­o­va­tions & Spe­cial Car­go Warehouses
  • 50% off Grenade Launcher
  • 25% off Engine Per­for­mance Upgrades
  • 25% off Body Armor, Ammo, Throw­ables and Explo­sive Weapon Ammo
  • 25% off all Masks

Still not enough? Well, get dou­ble GTA$ and RP for com­pet­ing in all 27 Rock­star Stunt Races, start­ing Jan­u­ary 3rd. Also on the 3rd, earn triple RP for Rac­ing Alley, which will be the Pre­mi­um Race. To start the Pre­mi­um Race just hit the yel­low blip at Legion Square or join via Quick Job app. These both end on Jan­u­ary 16th. 

Rock­star want­ed to give one last gift, so those who log on today will receive a free Fire­work Launch­er. So you can make you own year bright. Today is also the last day of snow in Los San­tos, so get to throw­ing som damn snow­balls!! On a final note, it is also the last day to sub­mit your entry for the #FESTIVESURPRISE 2016 Snap­mat­ic Con­test. Tag rel­e­vant pics with #FESTIVESURPRISE2016 on Social Club by 11:59 PM ET for your chance to win GTA$1,000,000.


I am a Platinum lover and an ex- Cod-aholic. I've been playing games since I was 5 years old and I refuse to quit, despite my mother's attempts to get me to. God of War and its successors are my all time favorite games.

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