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The holiday season is a special time of year in Los Santos and this year all the treats are on offer: decorated apartments, the tree in Legion Square, the Firework Launcher – as well as new clothing, and a special suite of gifts when you play GTA Online on Christmas and through the new year.
Be sure to log in on Christmas Eve to receive your first holiday gift of the season – which includes a new festive Sweater, fireworks and more – and keep your eyes on the skies as the experts are predicting an incoming cold front this Friday that brings with it the rare Los Santos snowfall phenomenon.

Festive Surprise 2018 was an event in Grand Theft Auto Online. The event started on December 18th, 2018, and ran until January 7th, 2019. This event rewarded players for logging in and featured three new vehicles, two new Arena War Adversary Modes, a new weapon, as well as double earnings, and discounts on selected vehicles, vehicle upgrades, and properties.

Store Updates[]

  • The Pegassi Toros is made available.[1]
  • The Vapid Clique is made available.[2]
    • Released December 25, 2018.
    • Available from Legendary Motorsport for $909,000.
  • The Grotti Itali GTO is made available.[3]
    • Released December 26, 2018.
    • Available from Legendary Motorsport for $1,965,000.
  • The Up-n-Atomizer is made available.
    • Released January 1, 2019.
    • Available from Ammu-Nation for $399,000.

Job Updates[]

December 18, 2018

December 25, 2018

  • A new Arena War Adversary Mode, Bomb Ball, was made available.[5]

Bonuses[]

December 18, 2018 - December 24, 2018

  • Players who logged in during the event were awarded the Pegassi & Vapid T-Shirts.[6]

December 18, 2018 - January 14, 2019

  • Double GTA$ and RP rewards in all Arena War Adversary Modes.[7]

December 24, 2018

  • Players who logged in on this day received holiday gifts:[8]
    • Black and White Bones Festive Sweater
    • Firework Launcher & 10 Rockets
    • Full Snacks & Armor

December 25, 2018

December 25, 2018 - January 7, 2019

  • Players who logged in during the event were awarded the Grotti & Weeny T-Shirts.[10]
  • Double GTA$ and RP rewards in Client Jobs.
  • Double GTA$ and RP rewards in Biker Contract Missions.
  • Double GTA$ and RP rewards in Gunrunning Sales.
  • Double GTA$ and RP rewards in Special Cargo Sales.
  • Double GTA$ and RP rewards in Smuggler's Run Cargo Sales.[11]
  • Double GTA$ rewards on Nightclub income.
  • Double GTA$ for Bodyguard and Associate Salaries.[12]

December 26, 2018

  • Players who logged in on this day received holiday gifts:[13]

December 27, 2018

  • Players who logged in on this day received holiday gifts:[14]
    • Green Slaying Festive Sweater
    • Festive Liveries for the HVY Barrage

December 28, 2018

December 29, 2018

  • Players who logged in on this day received holiday gifts:[16]

December 30, 2018

  • Players who logged in on this day received holiday gifts:[17]

December 31, 2018

January 1, 2019

  • Players who logged in on this day received holiday gifts:[19]

Discounts[]

December 18, 2018 - December 24, 2018

December 25, 2018 - January 7, 2019

Premium Race and Time Trial[]

December 18, 2018 - December 24, 2018

December 25, 2018 - December 31, 2018

January 1, 2019 - January 7, 2019

Snowfall Phenomenon[]

Festive period

Snowfall began on December 21st[20] and lasted until December 25th.

New Year period

Snowfall began again on December 31st, and lasted until January 2nd, 2019.

Gallery[]

References[]

  1. What do a 23rd century hypercar and a family-friendly SUV have in common? More than you might think. They both turn you into a lead-footed, tailgating sociopath the moment you touch the gas. And they both do roughly the same miles per gallon as a burning oil well. With all that shared DNA, it was only a matter of time before the fine engineers at Pegassi crafted the Toros - available now at Legendary Motorsport.
    Pegassi Toros now available - Rockstar Games Newswire
  2. Log in today to get a completely free, no-strings-attached slice of classic Americana: the Vapid Clique is everything good about the 50’s on four wheels with a lick of polish and given away gratis to anyone who plays GTA Online on December the 25th.
    Vapid Clique now available - Rockstar Games Newswire
  3. When you think of lightweight redesigns, you probably think of carbon fiber bodywork and stripped-out interiors. But that's just for beginners. Step inside the Itali GTO, and the air you're breathing has increased hydrogen content for extra lift. For even more of an edge, consider shaving your body hair and removing at least one kidney, because sometimes you have to suffer for perfection.
    The Grotti Itali GTO will be available starting December 26th exclusively from Legendary Motorsport.
    Vapid Clique now available - Rockstar Games Newswire
  4. Buzzer Beater is the brand-new mode in Arena War, a fast-paced race against the clock and every other lunatic in a rider’s seat where your countdown ends with a serious bang.
    With a looming countdown ticking ever-closer towards your explosive demise, collect checkpoints strewn across the Maze Bank Arena to add precious seconds to your lifespan. Outlast the other weasels who dare to challenge your crown and be the last rider left alive to claim victory.
    Buzzer Beater Adversary Mode now available - Rockstar Games Newswire
  5. Let's face it: although you can get behind the naked aggression and anarchic mob-rule, you've never truly understood the rules of soccer. Well, new Arena War Mode Bomb Ball gets rid of all those fussy technicalities and restrictions on violence, and boils things down to the real heart of the matter: shoving enormous explosive devices into the other team's half before they go off. Welcome to the beautiful game.
    Bomb Ball Adversary Mode now available - Rockstar Games Newswire
  6. Whether you swear by American-made or dabble in Italian exports, enjoy these gratis Pegassi & Vapid T-Shirts. Play GTA Online anytime now through December 24th to receive both tees.
    Exclusive T-Shirts now available - Rockstar Games Newswire
  7. The full Arena Series (now including Buzzer Beater) continues to dole out Double GTA$ & RP for all competitors, regardless of their placement.
  8. Be sure to log in on Christmas Eve to receive your first holiday gift of the season – which includes a new festive Sweater, fireworks and more.
    Christmas Eve Gifts available - Rockstar Games Newswire
  9. Vapid Clique, Up-N-Atomizer Pistol, Slasher Festive Sweater, 5 Festive Liveries for the Chernobog, Firework Launcher w/ 10 Firework Rockets, 25 Sticky Bombs, 25 Grenades, 5 Proximity Mines, 5 Molotovs, Full Snacks & Armor.
    Christmas Gifts available - Rockstar Games Newswire
  10. Play anytime between now and January 7th to receive the Grotti & Weeny T-Shirts free of charge.
    Exclusive T-Shirts available - Rockstar Games Newswire
  11. In addition to the Arena War Series continuing to pay out 2X GTA$ & RP, jump into any of the following activities through January 7th to reap double rewards: Client Jobs (Terrorbyte Missions), Biker Contract Missions, Gunrunning Sales, Special Cargo Sales, Smuggler's Run Cargo Sales.
    Double earnings in various missions - Rockstar Games Newswire
  12. In addition to the Arena War Series continuing to pay out 2X GTA$ & RP, jump into any of the following activities through January 7th to reap double rewards: Client Jobs (Terrorbyte Missions), Biker Contract Missions, Gunrunning Sales, Special Cargo Sales, Smuggler's Run Cargo Sales.
    Double GTA$ rewards available - Rockstar Games Newswire
  13. Blue Bleeder Festive Sweater & Festive Liveries for the Mammoth Avenger.
    Gifts available - Rockstar Games Newswire
  14. Green Slaying Festive Sweater & Festive Liveries for HVY Barrage.
    Gifts available - Rockstar Games Newswire
  15. Hail Santa Festive Sweater, Free Nagasaki Buzzard & Festive Liveries for the APC.
    Gifts available - Rockstar Games Newswire
  16. Blue Cluckin' Festive Sweater & Festive Liveries for Buckingham Akula.
    Gifts available - Rockstar Games Newswire
  17. Merry Sprunkmas Festive Sweater & Festive Liveries for Comet Safari.
    Gifts available - Rockstar Games Newswire
  18. New Year’s Eve Gift (Black & Red Bones Festive Sweater, Fireworks and more), free HVY Insurgent Pick-Up & Festive Liveries for the Pegassi Oppressor.
    New Year's Eve gifts available - Rockstar Games Newswire
  19. New Year’s Day Gift (Red Bones Festive Sweater, Fireworks and more).
    New Year gifts available - Rockstar Games Newswire
  20. And keep your eyes on the skies as the experts are predicting an incoming cold front this Friday that brings with it the rare Los Santos snowfall phenomenon.
    Snowfall - Rockstar Games Newswire

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