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The Arena Workshop is a purchasable property featured in Grand Theft Auto Online as part of the Arena War update.


The Arena Workshop is a specialized workshop that is intended for custom, Arena-ready vehicles.

It is available to purchase on the Arena War website and is located in La Puerta, Los Santos, inside the Maze Bank Arena. Even if there is only one location, the player can use one of the three garage doors located outside, or the nearby utility entrance. Both are first introduced to the player via a call from Bryony, who will call every time a session is joined until an Arena Workshop is purchased.

Got to to purchase an Arena Workshop and begin your Career in the Arena War Series.
Hi there, this is Bryony from Alan Jerome Productions.
I was, er, I was told you might be interested in participating in our online, tv, streaming, live entertainment experience: Arena War, at the Maze Bank Arena.
We're looking for high net worth individuals to buy workshops overlooking the action and to participate in our live shows.
If you like big vehicles, explosions, bright lights, meaningless fame, and all-out competition, Arena War might be the thing for you. Find us online and join the fun. I'm paid to say that.

If the player participates in Arena War modes without a workshop, Bryony will send a text about doing so so the player can accrue career points.

Hey. I see you've been competing in the arena without sponsorship. If you want to hit the big time head to our site and purchase a workshop. Then we'll get you signed up with your own career to track your points in the arena.

Once the Arena Workshop is purchased, an introduction cutscene is played upon first entry.

Good choice. Come down to the Maze Bank Arena and you can sign your life away. Lol. See you there.
— Bryony's post-purchase text

As soon as the protagonist enters the facility, Bryony comes to greet the player to the workshop, but is interrupted by a phone call from her boyfriend, in which she seems to reject a planned activity because she has to work that night. After the call, Bryony guides the protagonist towards the workshop while having them sign a few releases. After that, Bryony introduces Arena War to the player, claiming it is "show business for the selfie generation and marketed by the baby boomer generation with the testosterone patch and a web browser that he uses to search youth hobbies".

From the stairs of the office, Alan Jerome appears and asks Bryony what she thinks about playing the national anthem before shows as he thinks Arena War is just like a sports event, to which Bryony reminds him that the tagline is "this isn't sports, this is life and death" and thinks adding the anthem is a bad idea. Alan thinks that it will be a sport someday, like football and soccer, but agrees to think more about it for now. However, he thinks that what they need is sex because cars and sex is something "his generation did not get wrong". After that, he welcomes the player to "Alan Jerome Productions" and introduces himself. He then asks if the protagonist is going to drive, to which Bryony replies that they will because they signed a release. Alan seems excited and says that that means something is happening, but also that he has to leave as he has to go work out. Out of earshot, Bryony gets a little upset with the situation, wanting to stab her boss with a fork and bemoans that she's a sell-out because she went to film school (which was pricy) to make art films. Alan calls Bryony through her headset, asking for a green tea to be brought up to the booth and to have all the talent get ready for the show. Bryony leads the protagonist to a Apocalypse Imperator, retrieves a folded racing suit with bloodstains on it from the driver's seat, and tells them to get changed and into the arena. The protagonist drives out of the Workshop while Bryony gets Alan his tea. The player is then connected to a random Arena War match.


After participating in Arena War for the first time, Bryony congratulates the protagonist and claims they are gonna be a huge internet star. Alan appears from the doors to express his happiness, stating the event is going to be viral "like bubonic plague". He congratulates both Bryony and the protagonist and then leaves to get a massage to calm down.

As Bryony promised before, she now proceeds to introduce the workshop and its functionalities. She introduces Sacha Yetarian, the workshop mechanic that is fixing his personal Karin Rusty Rebel, stating he is Armenian, likes techno music, and after working with him for fourteen months is all she knows about him. She then introduces the garage area, where the player can store cars and bring them to Sacha for modifications, but recommends giving him written instructions due to his English. Later, Bryony leads the protagonist into the office to show them the Arena War Career path, but notices the board still shows the info for somebody named Peter, who had "an unfortunate end" and that's how the workshop became available (and his racing suit, which still has a 'My Name Is' sticker with 'PETER' written in neat block letters). Suddenly, Alan speaks through the headset asking for a tea, which makes Bryony hurry off. From then on, the player is free but gets one last call from Bryony.

Unlocked Arena War vehicle modifications can be purchased at your Arena Workshop. Unlocked Arena War clothing can be purchased at clothes shops and masks from Vespucci Movie Masks.
Congratulations. You're not dead yet... are you? No? Good.
So, Alan wanted me to tell you that our marketing team's put together some exclusive sponsorship items that you can purchase.
The longer your career lasts with us, the more you will have access to; we're talking vehicle discounts, mods, clothing... as well as some super rare items. For any new mods, take the applicable vehicle to your mechanic, Sacha, in the Arena Workshop, and clothing you'll find in any store.
Okay. Great. Bye now.


The Arena Workshop is composed of the large workshop area where Sacha is seen and where the cars are modified with Arena-type customizations, as well as other vehicles for regular modifications typical of other mod shops. In the case of owning the non-Arena version of a vehicle, you can convert them there (All performance upgrades from that car transfer through versions). If the player drives an applicable vehicle, they'll be informed that it can be modified.

This vehicle can be upgraded at your Arena Workshop. Sacha can transform it into an a[Sic] Arena Contender giving you access to specialized modifications suitable for the Arena War Series.

The workshop is connected to the 10-car garage, where players can store their Arena War vehicles, but nine spots can also be used to store other personal vehicles. Two more garage levels (if the player has purchased them) can be accessed via elevators.

Besides the main workshop, there are small sections where both the Benny's mechanic and the Weapons Expert can be seen. In the Weapons Expert's area, a Weapon Workshop is provided for the corresponding weapon modifications. There is also a bottle of whiskey available here.

The Weapons Expert is also able to customize the weapons on non-arena Weaponized Vehicles, and is therefore the best method in the game for customizing regular weaponized vehicles, since it is also the only place besides the LS Car Meet which allows the customization of the headlight color. In fact, it is the only garage in the game which contains every possible mechanic (with the exception of Hao's Special Works in the Expanded & Enhanced Edition, and Imani Tech modifications) including vehicle weapons, arena mods, Benny's mods, and regular "LS customs" tweaks.

Going up the stairs, there are the offices, where the player can directly access the Arena War website on the laptop and check their progress in the Arena War Career. At the end is a trophy space, where a gun locker is located. The trophy case will become filled with more trophies for every Platinum award that is earned for the Arena Wars update. The Arena War Career Wall will also get a new sticker every time the player ranks up two Arena Skill levels, while a picture of a drone and RC Bandito will also be added if they used one to kill another player in the matches, and a medical bill will be added if the player continues to die in Arena War at least 100 times.

In front of the Career Wall, six small trinkets will be added for completing certain tasks. A Burger Shot bag will be added if the player has either gone drinking or smoked 50 times in the spectator box, a Republican Space Ranger figure will be added if the player has won in ten Apocalypse themed maps, a skull with a mohawk will be added if the player has won in ten Nightmare themed maps, a Princess Robot Bubblegum figure will be added if the player has won in ten Future Shock themed maps, a bucket of popcorn will be added once the player continues spending time in the spectator box, and a car mug will be added if the player owns all vehicles added in the Arena Wars update, both pre-upgraded and upgraded.

To the left of the office area is the Spectator Box exit, where players can watch Arena War matches as a spectator. If the player owns the workshop, there is no fee for entry; those who do not own a workshop must enter through an unmarked location outside the south side of the arena for a small $10 fee. Players can only access the box when an Arena event involving other players is under way.

Purchasing the personal quarters option unlocks a door in the office to a stairway and a ground-level door by the Spectator Box exit, both leading into a functional living space directly beneath the office area that includes a bathroom and shower. The Arena Workshop thus becomes an optional spawn point. There is also a bottle of rum available. When the Office Style is changed, it will also change the personal quarters to match.

RC Bandito Workshop[]

Located in a corner of the main workshop and featured after the RC Bandito Week, this workshop is purposed for the RC Bandito, where it is partially filled with several RC car parts and a functioning one over a tool cabinet.

Storable Vehicles[]

The Workshop garages are intended for the Arena vehicles as well as any stock vehicle that can be converted into Arena variants. However, any personal vehicle can be stored here and most Arena vehicles can be stored in other garages the player may own. The Arena garages have nine regular spots and one "large vehicle" spot on each level which cannot store small vehicles and is the only location that can store all variants of the Cerberus. All variants of the Sasquatch and Bruiser can only be stored in the Workshop garages. Altogether, the Workshop garage and basement garages can store 30 vehicles.

Daily Fees[]

The only fees this property incurs are Garage Mechanic fees for each garage area. By default, the workshop area is $50, with each basement level another $50 to a total maximum of $150.


Customization options
Option Description Image Price
Office Style Business Pure functionality.
Modern Pure class.
Urban Pure style.
Workshop Graphics Plain: No frills. No fuss. none
Geometry 1: Urban Camo
Geometry 2: Chevron
Utopia 1: Le Chien
Utopia 2: Sebastian Dix
Utopia 3: Medici
Dystopia 1: Toxic Safari
Dystopia 2: Fallen Idols
Dystopia 3: Wastebrand
Workshop Color [?] Light Grey/Grey w/ Yellow Whether you're looking to hide the rust, the gas or the blood, getting the right color for your workshop is job one.
Bright Pink/Pink w/ White
Yellow/Black w/ White
White/Orange w/ Pink
Green/Dark Grey w/ Pink
Violet/Green w/ Pink
White/Blue w/ Yellow
Violet/Black w/ Dark Grey
Cyan/Red w/Yellow
Garage Floor B1 Add a ten-car garage to your workshop.
Garage Floor B2 Add another ten-car garage to your workshop.
Mechanic Arena Mechanic Your arena workshop comes with an on-site customization technician, capable of performing any arena-legal modification you can dream up. In addition, you can hire a guest mechanic from Benny's Original Motor Works to cater to your every lowriding need, and a weapons expert to upgrade your guns and weaponized vehicles.
Benny's O.M.W. Mechanic
Weapons Expert
Personal Quarters Because the arena isn't a job or a hobby: it's a way of life.



Spectator Box[]

Workshop Graphic Arts[]