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The stench of spiked egg nog stained on your Clubhouse floor and drunken Santas stumbling down Vinewood Boulevard can only signify one thing: the Festive Surprise 2017 Event has hit Los Santos and Blaine County. With Weazel News’ crack team of weathermen already calling for a frosty forecast this coming weekend, new festive gear along with all of your old favorites return to the shops of Southern San Andreas. Send sparks through the night with the Firework Launcher as you stomp through a crimson-coated winter wonderland in your favorite Elf mask, pay a visit to your favorite 247 Supermarket in a Mirthful Gingerbread Hockey mask or show your head-to-toe spirit in a festive albeit slightly creepy Reindeer Bodysuit. Plus keep an eye out for a few free unlocks in the coming days including new Krampus masks gifts starting on Christmas Eve. Because in this town, only the naughty get their stockings stuffed.

Festive Surprise 2017 was an event in Grand Theft Auto Online. The event started on December 19, 2017, and ran until January 1, 2018. This event featured discounts on vehicles/properties and double GTA$ payouts in a new Adversary Mode, Occupy.

Description[]

Festive Surprise 2017 marks the fifth year of the Festive period, which began in 2013 with the Holiday Gifts event, returned as Content Updates in 2014 and 2015 named Festive Surprise and Festive Surprise 2015 respectively, and previously returned as an Event in 2016 called Festive Surprise 2016. It is the fifth year that Snowfall makes an appearance in GTA Online.

The traditional "Happy Holidays" awards for this year were awarded to players on December 18, 2017, one day before the event began, as well as on December 24, 2017, and December 25, 2017. The same gifts awarded on December 18th were also awarded on 1st January, 2018. The award this year was full ammo for all owned weaponry. December 18, 2017 also saw the addition of Christmas Trees in all Apartments, Offices, Office Garages, Galaxy Super Yachts, Facilities, Bunkers, Hangars and Clubhouses. A large Christmas tree was added to Legion Square. Christmas decorations were also added to the interior modules of the Mobile Operations Center and Avenger.

Log On Awards[]

Numerous Log-On Awards were given to players who log on on specific days during the Festive period and throughout the New Year. These are awarded only for a specific day, unlike other rewards (see Store Updates)

December 24

Traditional Christmas Eve "Happy Holidays" gifts were awarded.

  • Firework Launcher with 10 Firework Rockets
  • A random special top
  • Odious Krampus mask awarded FREE for logging on on December 24.
December 25

Traditional Christmas day "Happy Holidays" gifts were awarded.

New Year's

More gifts were awarded on the New Year, celebrating the year's outcomes.[2]

Store Updates[]

All new vehicles are still available for purchase after the event, however Festive Horns and Festive Wrap liveries are no longer available after the event.[ref?]

  • The Sentinel Classic is made available for purchase on Southern San Andreas Super Autos.[3]
    • Released December 19, 2017.
    • Available from Southern San Andreas Super Autos for $650,000.
  • The Streiter is made available for purchase on Southern San Andreas Super Autos.[4]
    • Released December 22, 2017.
    • Available from Southern San Andreas Super Autos for $500,000.
  • The Hermes is made available for purchase on Southern San Andreas Super Autos.[5]
    • Released December 25, 2017.
    • Available from Southern San Andreas Super Autos for $535,000.
  • The Autarch is made available for purchase on Legendary Motorsport.[6]
    • Released December 26, 2017.
    • Available from Legendary Motorsport for $1,955,000.
  • All previous Festive clothing, including Masks, Outfits, Tops, Pants, Shoes and Accessories return from Festive Surprise, Festive Surprise 2015 and Festive Surprise 2016.
  • 5 free Festive Wrap liveries for Doomsday Heist and Gunrunning update Weaponized Vehicles, released for each vehicle individually over the next few days: Galaxy, It's a Wrap, Candy Cane, Deck the Halls, and Trees Camo.

Job Updates[]

Double GTA$ and RP Bonuses[]

  • Double GTA$ and RP in the new Adversary Mode "Occupy" through to January 8th, 2018.[9]
  • Double GTA$ and RP in the new Adversary Mode "Slashers" through January 8th, 2018. [10]
  • Triple RP earnings from Premium Races.[11]
    • Premium Race (December 19 - December 25): Stunt - H200
    • Premium Race (December 26 - January 1): Stunt - Double Loop
    • Time Trial (December 19 - December 25): Sawmill
    • Time Trial (December 26 - January 1): Cypress Flats

Discounts[]

30% discounts on selected vehicles, properties, and more, through January 1, 2018:[12]

Snowfall Phenomenon[]

Festive period

Snowfall began on December 22nd[13] and lasted until December 25th.[14]

New Year period

Snowfall began again on December 31st, and lasted until January 2nd, 2018.

#FESTIVESURPRISE2017 Snapmatic Contest[]

A Festive Surprise Snapmatic Contest was available to take part in between December 19, 2017 and January 1, 2018.[15]

  • Players needed to tag their entry with "#FESTIVESURPRISE2017".

Gallery[]

References[]

  1. Whether you’ve been naughty or nice this year, there are gifts aplenty for all in GTA Online. Keep an eye out for a sled-load of holiday gifts - including today's 5 free liveries for the Thruster, a celebratory Christmas Eve present plus a gratis Albany Hermes Muscle Car (and much more!) for logging in this Monday, Christmas Day Dec 25th.
  2. With 2017 drawing to a close, it's time to look back on what has been an eventful year in Los Santos and Blaine County. You've hurled yourself through countless loops, tubes and jumps in Cunning Stunts: Special Vehicle Circuit, staked your claim in the illegal arms trade in Gunrunning, dominated the skies in Smuggler's Run and stopped Southern San Andreas from certain destruction in The Doomsday Heist. To celebrate your accomplishments, keep an eye out for a couple more unlocks over the next few days to help ring in the New Year, and the return of everyone's favorite white stuff.
  3. Remember when a road legal coupe could moonlight as a performance rally car and no one batted an eye? Back before power windows and satellite radio, when it was just you, the car and the road. The Ubermacht Sentinel Classic is the no-nonsense, lightweight bucket of speed you've been dreaming about and it's here to rocket your ass back to the glory days. Pick up yours today, exclusively from Southern San Andreas Super Autos.
  4. In a world of compromise, the Benefactor Streiter sends a clear message - that despite what your lawyer says, you don't always have to settle. A perfect combination of sleek aesthetics and raw 4x4 power, the Streiter is an all-purpose Sports class vehicle that takes city and country life in its mile-eating stride with ease. Pick yours up at Southern San Andreas Super Autos today.
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  6. If all you've ever wanted from life is to be ogled as you cruise down Vinewood Boulevard, the engineers at Overflod would like a word. And that word is Autarch. Crafted with speed in mind and the environment as an afterthought, this Supercar is guaranteed to turn a few heads as you blow through red lights, stop signs and jaywalkers alike. Pick up the Overflod Autarch at Legendary Motorsport today.
  7. Land is the most valuable asset of them all and you can't afford to let any wannabe invaders encroach upon yours. Occupy is the latest addition to GTA Online, where victory is obtained by securing and holding capture zones across the map and fending off the circling vultures on the other team. It's also pretty important to know what you're doing with a flying attack bike, but don't get distracted; whichever team holds more zones will gain points faster and the first team to hit the target score wins the round. Time to see who really runs this town. Jump into Occupy now and earn Double GTA$ & RP through January 8th.
  8. The anxiety-inducing fun of classic Adversary Mode Slasher is back with a vengeance… plus an extra letter. Introducing Slashers - a terrifying ordeal that pits two teams against one another, each desperately scrambling to outlive the opposition. The Slashers, armed with Machetes and Shotguns, must wade through the darkness in pursuit of the Hunted, who are equipped with Thermal Vision and Flashlights. But don't get too comfortable - as each minute passes, the team roles are reversed until one group has been wiped out completely. Earn Double GTA$ & RP on Slashers now through January 8th.
  9. Jump into Occupy now and earn Double GTA$ & RP through January 8th.
  10. Earn Double GTA$ & RP on Slashers now through January 8th.
  11. Launch Premium Races through the Quick Job App on your in-game phone or via the yellow corona at Legion Square. The top three finishers will earn GTA$ and you'll get Triple RP regardless of where you place.
  12. HOLIDAY DISCOUNTS
    Snow may be in the forecast but that doesn't mean you can't make it rain. Luckily for you, we're discounting a suite of business properties and vehicles to make sure you get the most bang for your buck.

    PROPERTIES

    Arcadius Business Center – 30% off
    Fort Zancudo Hangar 3499 – 30% off

    LUXURY VEHICLES

    Yachts – 30% off (All models)
    Pegassi Zentorno – 30% off

    ASSAULT VEHICLES

    Armored Karin Kuruma - 30% off (both Buy It Now & Trade price)
    Nagasaki Buzzard – 30% off
    HVY Insurgent – 30% off (both Buy It Now & Trade price)
  13. As you peek out of the window of your Executive Office this morning, you'll notice something markedly different about the landscape. An overnight snowstorm has painted Southern San Andreas with a fresh, thick coat of the white stuff and the experts predict it'll be sticking around for the next few days. Pick up snowballs by simply hitting D-pad left or G on your keyboard and hurl a few at some unsuspecting locals for a quintessential holiday experience. And be sure to enter your snow-based shenanigans into the #FESTIVESURPRISE2017 Snapmatic Contest, accepting entries through January 1st.
  14. https://socialclub.rockstargames.com/events/1mMwpUCU/snowfall-in-los-santos/1
  15. #FESTIVESURPRISE2017 SNAPMATIC CONTEST
    If you set fire to Del Perro Pier dressed in a Gingerbread Bodysuit while your pal launched fireworks into your nether regions but it wasn't captured on camera, did it really happen? Cash in on your raucous holiday antics by entering the #FESTIVESURPRISE2017 Snapmatic Contest. Tag your pics with #FESTIVESURPRISE2017 on Social Club to be eligible for one of five GTA$1,000,000 rewards. Valid submissions must be uploaded and tagged on Social Club any time between today and 11:59 PM ET on Monday, January 1st. Winners of both this #FESTIVESURPRISE2017 contest and the recent #DOOMSDAY Snapmatic contest will be announced together in the New Year.

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