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Arena War is a content update for Grand Theft Auto Online, released on December 11th, 2018.

Description

"Enter Arena War, where ruthless gladiatorial combat meets the bleeding-edge of vehicular modification technology in one spectacular – and highly combustible – competition. Sign up and embark on an entirely new career under the stratospheric dome of the Maze Bank Arena, one that involves turning your opponent’s brains into pulp on the steering wheel in the name of entertainment, courtesy of Alan Jerome Productions.
Compete in all new vehicle types custom built for the Arena across seven explosive new modes. As your Arena War career progresses, you’ll earn Arena Points and use them to rank up and unlock even more toys to take into the Arena or out onto the streets.
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―Rockstar Newswire.

GTA Online: Arena War introduces Arena War missions, available to play inside the Maze Bank Arena. The missions focus around large arena setups with props, terrain and stunts. A huge selection of vehicles is present, including special variants of each, and a large amount of modifications available to apply to each variant.

The Arena War missions are commentated by Alan Jerome.

Content

Features

A new Arena War website that allows the player to purchase a dedicated workshop, as well as upgradeable and battle-ready vehicles.

Arena War Series

A series of PvP game modes (some of which are classed as Adversary Modes), taking place in the Maze Bank Arena and prepped with various traps and devices to use (drones and gun turrets):

Additional modes added during the weekly events:

Participating in one of the modes mentioned above gives the player Arena Points (AP), a separate experience system that grants unique perks, such as special modifications and trade prices for the vehicles featured in the update.

Arena War Wheel, where a player can win one of the available prizes, ranging from Money and RP to AP and Free Spins.

RC Bandito Races

8 RC Bandito Races added during the RC Bandito Week event:

7 additional RC Bandito Races added during the RC Bandito Races Week event:

Simeon’s Premium Deluxe Repo Work

3 Premium Deluxe Repo Work missions added during the Premium Deluxe Repo Work Week event:

3 additional missions added during the Survival Week event:

2 additional missions added during the GTA Online Bonuses (May 2019) event:

Weapons

  • Vehicles from this update now can have Proximity Mines of various types, being the Kinetic, Spikes, EMP, Slick and Sticky.
  • Three new futuristic weapons have been introduced, each of them released during event weeks.
Image Name Description
UpnAtomizer-GTAO Up-n-Atomizer A futuristic alien pistol.
UnholyHellbringer-GTAO Unholy Hellbringer A futuristic light machine gun.
Widowmaker-GTAO Widowmaker A futuristic Minigun.

Vehicles

This update adds a total of 46 individual vehicles:

  • 12 vehicles with three individual "Apocalypse", "Future Shock" or "Nightmare" variants.
    • 1 of which has a standard variant from this DLC.
  • 1 controllable RC car, formerly cut from Grand Theft Auto V.
Image Name Description
Available to purchase immediately
ApocalypseBruiser-GTAO-front Benefactor Apocalypse Bruiser 4-door six wheel limousine monster truck variants of the Glendale, inspired by the People Eater's limo from Mad Max: Fury Road.
FutureShockBruiser-GTAO-front Benefactor Future Shock Bruiser
NightmareBruiser-GTAO-front Benefactor Nightmare Bruiser
ApocalypseBrutus-GTAO-front Declasse Apocalypse Brutus Custom off-road van based on the custom 1988 Chevrolet K-2500 Silverado from the movie Tango & Cash.
FutureShockBrutus-GTAO-front Declasse Future Shock Brutus
NightmareBrutus-GTAO-front Declasse Nightmare Brutus
ApocalypseCerberus-GTAO-front MTL Apocalypse Cerberus Custom weaponized 8-wheeled trucks based on the Peterbilt 281, heavily inspired by the War Rig from Mad Max: Fury Road.
FutureShockCerberus-GTAO-front MTL Future Shock Cerberus
NightmareCerberus-GTAO-front MTL Nightmare Cerberus
ApocalypseDeathbike-GTAO-front Western Apocalypse Deathbike Custom weaponized variants of the Gargoyle. The Apocalypse and Nightmare variants are based on Daryl's bike from The Walking Dead, while the Future Shock variant is based on the 2018 Indian Scout Bobber.
FutureShockDeathbike-GTAO-front Western Future Shock Deathbike
NightmareDeathbike-GTAO-front Western Nightmare Deathbike
ApocalypseDominator-GTAO-front Vapid Apocalypse Dominator Custom weaponized variants of the Dominator, based on Frankenstein's Mustang from the movie Death Race.
FutureShockDominator-GTAO-front Vapid Future Shock Dominator
NightmareDominator-GTAO-front Vapid Nightmare Dominator
Impaler-GTAO-front Declasse Impaler A 2-door muscle car based on the 1967 Chevrolet Impala. Returning from Grand Theft Auto 1.
ApocalypseImpaler-GTAO-front Declasse Apocalypse Impaler Custom drag variants of the Impaler, based on Pachenko's Buick from the movie Death Race.
FutureShockImpaler-GTAO-front Declasse Future Shock Impaler
NightmareImpaler-GTAO-front Declasse Nightmare Impaler
ApocalypseImperator-GTAO-front Vapid Apocalypse Imperator 2-door muscle cars based on the XB GT Ford Falcon, more specifically the Pursuit Special from the Mad Max franchise.
FutureShockImperator-GTAO-front Vapid Future Shock Imperator
NightmareImperator-GTAO-front Vapid Nightmare Imperator
ApocalypseIssi-GTAO-front Weeny Apocalypse Issi Custom off-road variants of the Issi Classic, based on the custom 1964 Mini Cooper S, aka "The Mini".
FutureShockIssi-GTAO-front Weeny Future Shock Issi
NightmareIssi-GTAO-front Weeny Nightmare Issi
ApocalypseSasquatch-GTAO-front Bravado Apocalypse Sasquatch Monster trucks based on a Dodge Pick-up, specifically "Bigfoot" from Mad Max: Fury Road.
FutureShockSasquatch-GTAO-front Bravado Future Shock Sasquatch
NightmareSasquatch-GTAO-front Bravado Nightmare Sasquatch
ApocalypseScarab-GTAO-front HVY Apocalypse Scarab Low-profile light tanks based on the Howe & Howe Ripsaw EV2.
FutureShockScarab-GTAO-front HVY Future Shock Scarab
NightmareScarab-GTAO-front HVY Nightmare Scarab
ApocalypseSlamvan-GTAO-front Vapid Apocalypse Slamvan Custom variants of the Slamvan, based on "Stubby Bob" from the TV show Roadkill.
FutureShockSlamvan-GTAO-front Vapid Future Shock Slamvan
NightmareSlamvan-GTAO-front Vapid Nightmare Slamvan
ApocalypseZR380-GTAO-front Annis Apocalypse ZR380 Custom sports cars based on the 2008 Nissan 350z, as well as the custom Nissan GT-R from the movie Elysium.
FutureShockZR380-GTAO-front Annis Future Shock ZR380
NightmareZR380-GTAO-front Annis Nightmare ZR380
Unlocked after Event weeks Event week
Toros-GTAO-front Pegassi Toros A 4-door SUV based on the Lamborghini Urus. Festive Surprise 2018
December 18, 2018
Clique-GTAO-front Vapid Clique A Custom coupe based on the 1951 Ford. Festive Surprise 2018
December 25, 2018
ItaliGTO-GTAO-front Grotti Itali GTO A 2-door Sports car based on the Ferrari 812 Superfast. Returning from Grand Theft Auto 1. Festive Surprise 2018
December 26, 2018
Tulip-GTAO-front Declasse Tulip A 4-door muscle car based on the Chevrolet Chevelle Malibu Sedan. Tulip Week
January 15, 2019
SchlagenGT-GTAO-front Benefactor Schlagen GT A 2-door Sports car based on the Mercedes-AMG GT. Schlagen GT Week
January 22, 2019
RCBandito-GTAO-front RC Bandito A remote-controlled vehicle based on various RC cars by Tamiya. Its default body kit is based on the Sadler, based on the TXT-1. Also comes with Trophy Truck, Rancher, Gang Burrito, and Slamvan bodykits based on the TXT-2, Blackfoot, Vanessa's Lunchbox and Midnight Pumpkin, respectively. Originally cut from Grand Theft Auto V. RC Bandito Week
January 29, 2019
Deviant-GTAO-front Schyster Deviant A 2-door Muscle car based on the AMC Javelin, specifically the Ringbrothers Defiant 1972 Javelin AMX. Deviant Week
February 7, 2019
Vamos-GTAO-front Declasse Vamos A 2-door muscle car based on the Chevrolet Nova. Valentine's Day 2019
February 14, 2019
Deveste-GTAO-front Principe Deveste Eight A Concept hypercar based on the Devel Sixteen. Deveste Eight and Doomsday Week
February 21, 2019

Several existing or GTA V-exclusive vehicles are made available to unlock as Pegasus vehicles by increasing Skill Level or Sponsorship Tier:

Changes

  • The Shamal now has its liveries restored, also fixing other related issues (livery options at Elitás Travel and livery script in the mission Caida Libre).
  • Vehicles requested through Pegasus or Lester’s services are now free of charge, this change was due to an exploit that refunded more money than what was originally spent.
  • Previously released vehicles with scoops, such as the RCV, have been buffed, they can now shunt and push other vehicles with ease.
  • The personal production variants of the Jobuilt Phantom Wedge and BF Ramp Buggy have been buffed, and will no longer take damage from ramping or plowing other vehicles.
  • A speed glitch with the Pegassi Oppressor Mk II has been patched.
    • Furthermore, the vehicle’s top speed and hovering speed has been buffed.
  • The cooldown timer for requesting a personal vehicle has been reduced from 5 minutes to 2 minutes.
  • Pegasus’ delivery menu is now split into pages, this was due to a menu bug that occurred when selecting an option that was 102 items down the list.
  • Vehicles in the Muscle category can now perform wheelies. This is a general change, meaning it can be done in story mode as well.
  • The B-11 Strikeforce now has a custom icon, it previously used a standard plane icon despite having a custom icon within the game files.
  • Los Santos Underground Radio is now available in Story Mode.
  • The Homing Missiles on the Buckingham Akula have been fixed.

Discounts & Bonuses


  • Players who logged on during the event were awarded the Annis & Bravado T-Shirts.
  • Double GTA$ and RP rewards in Arena War Adversary Modes.
  • Discouns on selected items:
    • Mk II Weapon Upgrades & Customization – 35% off
    • Luxury Finishes – 25% off
    • MG & Combat MG – 25% off
    • Snipers – 25% off
    • SMGs – 25% off
    • Shotguns – 25% off
    • Pistols – 25% off
    • Explosives & Throwables – 25% off
    • Body Armor – 25% off
  • Premium Race and Time Trial schedule:
    • Premium Stunt Race - High Flier (locked to Motorcycles)
    • Time Trial - Route 68


Main article: Festive Surprise 2018


Main article: Festive Surprise 2018
  • Players who logged in on this day received holiday bonuses:
    • Black and White Bones Festive Sweater
    • Firework Launcher & 10 Rockets
    • Full Snacks & Armor


Main article: Festive Surprise 2018


Main article: Festive Surprise 2018


Main article: Festive Surprise 2018
  • Players who logged in on this day received holiday gifts:
    • Green Slaying Festive Sweater
    • Festive Liveries for the HVY Barrage


Main article: Festive Surprise 2018


Main article: Festive Surprise 2018
  • Players who logged in on this day received holiday gifts:


Main article: Festive Surprise 2018
  • Players who logged in on this day received holiday gifts:


Main article: Festive Surprise 2018
  • Players who logged in on this day received holiday gifts:


Main article: Festive Surprise 2018



Main article: Tulip Week


Main article: Schlagen GT Week


Main article: RC Bandito Week


Main article: Deviant Week


Main article: Valentine's Day 2019



Main article: RC Bandito Races Week


Main article: Flight Week


Main article: Bikers Week


Main article: Speed Week




Main article: Lowriders Week 2019




Main article: Survival Week
  • Players who logged in during the event were awarded the White and Red Nagasaki and Steel Horse Logo T-Shirts.
  • 3 additional Premium Deluxe Repo Work missions for Simeon are made available.
  • Triple GTA$ rewards in Survivals.
  • Double GTA$ and RP rewards in Simeon's Premium Deluxe Repo Work.
  • 25% speed boost on Biker Business production.
  • Double GTA$ and RP rewards on MC Work & Challenges.
  • Double GTA$ and RP rewards for Clubhouse contracts.
  • Discounts on selected vehicles:
  • 40% discounts on selected properties:
    • Biker Businesses
    • Biker Business Upgrades
    • MC Clubhouse renovations & add-ons
    • MC Clubhouse Bike Shop
  • 30% discounts on selected accessories:
    • Biker Clothing & Tattoos
  • Premium Race and Time Trial schedule:
    • Time Trial - Coast to Coast
    • May 2:
    • May 3 - May 6:
    • May 7 - May 8:
      • Premium Stunt Race - Muscle In (locked to Muscle)



Main article: Import/Export Week


Gallery

Official Screenshots

GIFs

Videos

Bugs/Glitches

  • Sometimes after completing an Arena War event, players may find their ammunition from their weapons to be completely empty.

Trivia

General

  • The song that plays during the Arena War Trailer is "SLAVES OF FEAR" by HEALTH. The song may also play during Arena War Series missions.
  • Much of the DLC and its contents is inspired by the Mad Max franchise, including vehicle designs and modifications, while the use of the Arena is heavily based on Arena battle events such as those hosted by Monster Jam.
    • The "Future Shock" line of vehicles appear to take inspiration from vehicles in the Cyberpunk line of sci-fi films.
    • The "Nightmare" line of vehicles (and assorted clothing) take inspiration from the film Idiocracy.

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