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The world will end in fire and rage, civilization will disintegrate, humanity will descend into bands of feral nomads, and people will still be running errands in apocalypse-proof two-door vans.
Arena War description.

The Declasse Apocalypse Brutus is a custom van featured in Grand Theft Auto Online as part of the Arena War update.

Design

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The vehicle is evidently based on the custom 1988 Chevrolet K-2500 Silverado from the film Tango & Cash, given the similar cabin, the large compartment on the back and the similar weapon mounting on the left. The front fascia and bumper bear a resemblance to the 2014-2018 GMC Sierra, albeit de-chromed, whereas the tail lights are more based on the Chevrolet Silverado of the same generation.

The vehicle is depicted as a custom two-door van with a similar profile to the Rumpo Custom, where the front end features a bulky bumper with a plastic section at the bottom, two hooks on the center and two rectangular fog lights on the outer sides. Above the bumper, there is a rectangular grille that is finished in plastic and features the manufacturer emblem on the center, six horizontal and four vertical frames on it, with one of them being larger and mounting two rectangular amber lights on the outer "slots" of the grille. Beside the same grille, there are black headlight housings with circular headlights and small amber lights on the outer sides, while the hood area is relatively small and has an elevated section on the center, which is as wide as the grille.

The sides of the truck are denoted by the square-shaped bulky fenders and the plastic side steps, as well as the ridged details between the bodywork and the rear compartment. The cabin area features a sectioned windshield with plastic trim around and small mirror wings near the A-pillars, while the rear compartment occupies the rest of the vehicle and is taller than the cabin's roof.

The rear of the truck features two black housings on the outer edges, each one having upper main lights, middle rever lights and lower brake lights, together with indicators beside the reverse lights. The lower area features a license plate on the center, a small bumper and a single exhaust muffler on the driver side, while the rear end has seams for what would be an openable compartment. The underside of the truck is very rusty and has impact struts, which begin suspended at the center of the truck and continues down to the wheels, in a similar manner to trucks like the Sandking SWB and its XL equivalent.

The interior of the truck uses the same dial set and textures as the Speedo, with the dashboard obviously larger to compensate the elongated cabin. The manufacturer emblem can be seen on the horn cap.

The vehicle only has access to a single primary color, which is applied on the entire bodywork. Although not accessible, the secondary color seems to be only applied on the rally fogs of the "Jackal" Ram Weapon, which is set to a black color. It uses a set of wheels identical to the "Mudslinger" off-road wheels seen in Los Santos Customs, wrapped in high-profile tires. These rims can also support a dedicated color, although only naturally-generated examples may have a black color.

The vehicle can be equipped with a left-mounted machine gun on the rear fender, which resembles either an M1919 Browning or a short-barreled Browning M2HB.

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Performance

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Vehicle

The Brutus possess good top speed for a vehicle of its type, being on par with trucks like the Trophy Truck and the Desert Raid. While its acceleration is rather low, boost upgrades can mitigate this issue, especially the highest option available for the vehicle, in the same way as other Arena contenders. The vehicle also has good handling for off-road environments, although scoop upgrades may hinder its capabilities.

The vehicle is powered by a front engine, which cannot be seen due to the hood being permanently closed to make room for the armor options. Said engine is coupled to an 8-speed gearbox in a front engine, all wheel drive layout. The engine sound is similar to the one from vehicles like the Riata and the Barrage.

Abilities
  • The vehicle can be installed with both "Jump" mods and "Shunt" mods. The Jump modifications come in three levels of effectiveness and can be activated using the horn button. When activated, the vehicle will be launched into the air, in a similar way to the Ruiner 2000 and Scramjet. The Shunt modifications allow the vehicle to shunt to the side.
  • The vehicle can be installed with Boost upgrades. This can be used to significantly speed up the vehicle. It can be used repeatedly while driving the vehicle, but it is better to let it fully recharge for maximum efficiency.
Armor

While the Brutus is able to take a single explosive without being destroyed, its rather large windshield leaves the front occupants vulnerable against gunfire. The Medium and Heavy armor plating upgrades can mitigate this issue, adding a pair of panels covering the front quarters of the windshield.

Weaponry
  • The vehicle can be fitted with a Ram Weapon. The ram weapon behaves in a similar way to the updated scoops and ramming bars of the RCV and Armored Boxville, causing a large amount of damage to other vehicles and often sending them flying into mid-air with little to no disadvantage against the vehicle itself, and no damage to the vehicle's engine whatsoever. It should be noted that the effectiveness against other players is significantly reduced compared to its effectiveness against NPCs and their vehicles.
  • Mounted .50 Cal: The Brutus can be modified to have a single machine gun, which behaves similarly to other front-mounted machine guns from various armed land vehicles. While having good damage against most targets, it struggles to defeat heavily-armored vehicles. Aiming the gun can be also difficult due to it being offset to the left.
  • The vehicle has the option for installing Proximity Mines. Unlike Weaponized Vehicles added in the Gunrunning update, the Brutus, along with all Arena Cars in the Arena War update, has five different Proximity Mine choices: Kinetic, Spike, EMP, Slick and Sticky;
    • The Kinetic option (orange flashing light) creates a small impulse spreading several meters around the area, sending players and vehicles into the air. The impulse deals little damage to both players and vehicles.
    • The Spike option (dark blue flashing light) bursts the tires of vehicles passing over or near it, as well as dealing a small amount of damage to the vehicle, mainly effecting the vehicle's windows, but otherwise dealing no damage or force. The mine does not burst vehicles with Bulletproof Tires installed.
    • The EMP option (light blue flashing light) disables the vehicle's electronics when passing over it. The accelerator, brakes and steering, as well as the radio and other features are disabled for around 5 seconds before reactivating. It also deals a small amount of damage to players. The player will be notified by whom their vehicle was disabled by in a small notification above the radar.
    • The Slick option (green flashing light) bursts a large amount of oil on the surface, causing vehicles passing over it to lose control. This deals no damage to both vehicles or players.
    • The Sticky option (purple flashing light) bursts a large amount of sticky substance on the surface, causing vehicles passing over it to slow down. This deals no damage to both vehicles or players.
  • The truck can also be installed with saw blades. These blades deal damage to NPCs and players, contact with the blades can instantly kill them and push light vehicles away.

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Vehicle Statistics - Grand Theft Auto Online
Acceleration
(0-60 mph in Seconds)
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Mass
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Fuel Tank
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Handling.meta [?]
N/A 87 / 140 8 N/A AWD 3500 / 7716 N/A
Website Statements [?] / Badges
N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Observed
N/A N/A 8 N/A AWD Cannot be observed Cannot be observed
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Traction

Modifications

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The Apocalypse Brutus can be modified at Los Santos Customs and other mod shops, although special upgrades are only available at the Arena Workshop.

Category Modification Cost Image
Brakes Stock Brakes $1,000
Street Brakes $20,000
Sport Brakes $27,000
Race Brakes $35,000
Boost None $20,000
Boost Upgrade 20% $100,000
$50,000 (AW)
Boost Upgrade 60% $230,000
$115,000 (AW)
Boost Upgrade 100% $400,000
$200,000 (AW)
Shunt Boost $520,000
$260,000 (AW)
Bodywork Decorations None $4,200
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Eternally Chained $6,720
$3,360 (AW)
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Speared $7,140
$3,570 (AW)
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Blades None $50,000
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Spinning Blades $145,000
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Armor Plating No Armor Plating $20,000
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Light Armor $110,000
$55,000 (AW)
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Reinforced Armor $175,000
$87,500 (AW)
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Heavy Armor $300,000
$150,000 (AW)
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Bumpers Front Bumpers Stock Front Bumper $2,200
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Incisor $4,600
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Fighter's Jaw $7,400
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Roadblock $23,400
$11,700 (AW)
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Rear Bumpers Stock Rear Bumper $2,200
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Jackass $4,600
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Impact Bar $7,400
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Junk Trunk $11,700
$5,850 (AW)
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Engine EMS Upgrade, Level 1 $9,000
EMS Upgrade, Level 2 $12,500
EMS Upgrade, Level 3 $18,000
EMS Upgrade, Level 4 $33,500
Exhausts Stock Exhaust $260
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Short Pipes $750
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Rear Short Pipes $1,800
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Dual Pipes $3,000
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Fire Spitters $19,100
$9,550 (AW)
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Hell Chambers $19,500
$9,750 (AW)
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Fenders None $700
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Reinforced Arches $900
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Heavy Armored Arches $3,000
$1,500 (AW)
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Grilles Stock Grille $200
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Vanity Grille $750
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Barbed Grille $1,340
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Toothy $3,300
$1,650 (AW)
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Hoods Stock Hood $1,600
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Light Armored Hood $3,000
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Medium Armored Hood $5,000
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Heavy Armored Hood $8,000
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Horns Main article: Los Santos Customs/Horns -
Lights Headlights Stock Lights $600
Xenon Lights $7,500
Neon Kits Main article: Los Santos Customs/Lights -
Livery None $11,400
Rusty $18,240
Anarchy $38,760
$19,380 (AW)
War Machine $41,040
$20,520 (AW)
Gnasher $43,320
$21,660 (AW)
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Plates Blue on White 1 $200
Blue on White 2 $200
Blue on White 3 $200
Yellow on Blue $300
Yellow on Black $600
Respray Main article: Los Santos Customs/Respray Colors -
Roofs Stock Roof $200
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Packing Spares $700
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Packing Supplies $1,150
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Armored Spares $3,200
$1,600 (AW)
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Armored Supplies $3,900
$1,950 (AW)
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Sell Sell Vehicle
Skirts Stock Skirts $2,500
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Step Up Bar $5,500
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Gassed Up Bar $16,000
$8,000 (AW)
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Suspension Stock Suspension $200
Lowered Suspension $1,000
Street Suspension $2,000
Sport Suspension $3,400
Competition Suspension $4,400
Transmission Stock Transmission $1,000
Street Transmission $29,500
Sports Transmission $32,500
Race Transmission $40,000
Turbo None $5,000
Turbo Tuning $50,000
Vertical Jump None $20,000
Jump Upgrade 20% $130,000
$65,000 (AW)
Jump Upgrade 60% $224,000
$112,000 (AW)
Jump Upgrade 100% $420,000
$210,000 (AW)
Wheels Main article: Los Santos Customs/Wheels -
Windows None $500
Light Smoke $1,500
Dark Smoke $3,500
Limo $5,000
Weapons Ram Weapons None $20,000
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Jackal $195,000
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Riot $225,000
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Barricade $255,000
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Light Scoop $295,000
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Reinforced Scoop $337,500
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Large Scoop $389,500
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Mega Blade $451,500
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Primary Weapons None $50,000
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Mounted .50 Cal (Rusted) $297,000
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Mounted .50 Cal (Clean) $325,000
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Proximity Mine No Proximity Mine $50,000
Kinetic $270,000
$135,000 (AW)
Spike $158,000
$79,000 (AW)
EMP $300,000
$150,000 (AW)
Slick $198,000
$99,000 (AW)
Sticky $250,000
$125,000 (AW)
(AW) Unlock this item for purchase via the Arena War Career.

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Locations

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  • Can be purchased at the Arena War website for $2,666,650 or $2,005,000 (trade price as a Sponsorship Tier reward in the Arena War Career).
    • The vehicle comes with the "Rusty" Livery and a Light Scoop Ram Weapon as standard when purchased.

Trivia

  • The vehicle is named after Marcus Junius Brutus, one of the Roman politicians who assassinated Julius Caesar, the emperor of the Roman Empire.
  • The default radio stations for the Brutus are Radio Los Santos, West Coast Classics, and The Lab.

See Also

References

  1. Blips-GTAO-Brutus.pngSeen when parked or when another player is driving a Brutus.


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