GTA Online Los Santos Drug Wars early patch notes: Declasse Tahoma Coupe, vehicle swaps and triple payouts

Published: 2022-12-08T14:24:00

Updated: 2022-12-08T14:25:47

Rockstar Games will soon be rolling out GTA Online’s annual winter update, known this year as the Los Santos Drug Wars DLC, which addresses feedback submitted directly by members of the community.

GTA Online fans received their fair share of gifts to kick off the holiday season. Recently, players unlocked the Declasse Tahoma Coupe for completing the GTA Trillion Heist Challenge. Before that, the developers provided map changes for Halloween and a UFO scavenger hunt.

Rockstar Games’ recent events have added new cosmetic items and limited-time events, but historically, winter updates have brought significant gameplay changes. This year is no different as GTA Online receives major updates based on community feedback.

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Let’s see what’s planned.

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Los Santos is always covered in snow in winter.

When is the GTA Online Winder update coming?

Rockstar Games has confirmed that the Los Santos Drug Wars update is coming December 13th for all platforms.

Quality of life improvements

The Winter Update makes several quality of life changes. Purchases of new vehicles arrive faster in player garages, PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S users can experience ray-traced reflections, and players can request bikes from their personal garage.

Vehicle Cargo Sell Missions will award higher payouts if aligned with other business activities, and the value of all Shark Cards was increased from December 6.

GTA Online Winter Update Patch Notes

Here are some of the changes coming with the Winter update.

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General improvements

  • Get to your favorite iFruit contacts faster – select which contacts to show or hide from the interaction menu.
  • The Benefactor Terrorbyte can be used to start Business Sell Missions in all Session Types, including Invited Sessions.
  • Take on Agathas Casino story missions as a solo operator by visiting the Management Office of The Diamond Casino & Resort (these missions previously required a minimum of 2 players).
  • PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X add ray-traced reflections – rendering real-time reflections on many surfaces – via the Fidelity Mode graphics setting.

Vehicle updates

  • Purchases of new vehicles will arrive at your garage faster than before.
  • Select custom armed vehicles can now be used in raceswhere applicable – weapons are disabled outside GTA races.
  • Bicycles are added to the list of vehicles that can be requested from your personal garage when you call the mechanic.
  • Players on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S have full access to Hao’s Special Works without having to complete Hao’s introductory race.

Economy updates

  • Complete Vehicle Freight Sales Missions in Public Sessions will award a High Demand Bonus, bringing it in line with all other business activities, while the payouts continue Smuggler’s Sell missions permanently tripled.
  • Get more of what you want faster with a global increase in the GTA$ value of all Shark Cards. As of today, all Shark Card denominations are increased by 20-25% when purchased directly in GTA Online or through one of the platform stores. For special GTA+ Member Shark Cards, this is in addition to the current 15% GTA$ bonus.

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