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


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.
— 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.



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 Points can only be earned by owning an Arena Workshop.

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 Part 1) event:

New Characters

Character Customization

  • Over 300 clothing items, 87 outfits, and 68 masks have been added.
  • Two new Player Actions have been added:
    • Champagne Drinking
    • Make It Rain


  • 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.png Up-n-Atomizer A futuristic alien pistol.
UnholyHellbringer-GTAO.png Unholy Hellbringer A futuristic light machine gun.
Widowmaker-GTAO.png Widowmaker A futuristic Minigun.


This update adds a total of 46 new vehicles:

  • 12 readily available vehicles with three individual variants – "Apocalypse", "Future Shock", or "Nightmare".
    • 1 of which has a standard variant from this DLC.
  • 9 released in event weeks.
Image Name Description
Available to purchase immediately
ApocalypseBruiser-GTAO-front.png 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.png Benefactor Future Shock Bruiser
NightmareBruiser-GTAO-front.png Benefactor Nightmare Bruiser
ApocalypseBrutus-GTAO-front.png Declasse Apocalypse Brutus Custom off-road van based on the custom 1988 Chevrolet K-2500 Silverado from the movie Tango & Cash.
FutureShockBrutus-GTAO-front.png Declasse Future Shock Brutus
NightmareBrutus-GTAO-front.png Declasse Nightmare Brutus
ApocalypseCerberus-GTAO-front.png 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.png MTL Future Shock Cerberus
NightmareCerberus-GTAO-front.png MTL Nightmare Cerberus
ApocalypseDeathbike-GTAO-front.png 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.png Western Future Shock Deathbike
NightmareDeathbike-GTAO-front.png Western Nightmare Deathbike
ApocalypseDominator-GTAO-front.png Vapid Apocalypse Dominator Custom weaponized variants of the Dominator, based on Frankenstein's Mustang from the movie Death Race.
FutureShockDominator-GTAO-front.png Vapid Future Shock Dominator
NightmareDominator-GTAO-front.png Vapid Nightmare Dominator
Impaler-GTAO-front.png Declasse Impaler A 2-door muscle car based on the 1967 Chevrolet Impala. Returning from Grand Theft Auto.
ApocalypseImpaler-GTAO-front.png Declasse Apocalypse Impaler Custom drag variants of the Impaler, based on Pachenko's Buick from the movie Death Race.
FutureShockImpaler-GTAO-front.png Declasse Future Shock Impaler
NightmareImpaler-GTAO-front.png Declasse Nightmare Impaler
ApocalypseImperator-GTAO-front.png 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.png Vapid Future Shock Imperator
NightmareImperator-GTAO-front.png Vapid Nightmare Imperator
ApocalypseIssi-GTAO-front.png 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.png Weeny Future Shock Issi
NightmareIssi-GTAO-front.png Weeny Nightmare Issi
ApocalypseSasquatch-GTAO-front.png Bravado Apocalypse Sasquatch Monster trucks based on a Dodge Pick-up, specifically "Bigfoot" from Mad Max: Fury Road.
FutureShockSasquatch-GTAO-front.png Bravado Future Shock Sasquatch
NightmareSasquatch-GTAO-front.png Bravado Nightmare Sasquatch
ApocalypseScarab-GTAO-front.png HVY Apocalypse Scarab Low-profile light tanks based on the Howe & Howe Ripsaw EV2.
FutureShockScarab-GTAO-front.png HVY Future Shock Scarab
NightmareScarab-GTAO-front.png HVY Nightmare Scarab
ApocalypseSlamvan-GTAO-front.png Vapid Apocalypse Slamvan Custom variants of the Slamvan, based on "Stubby Bob" from the TV show Roadkill.
FutureShockSlamvan-GTAO-front.png Vapid Future Shock Slamvan
NightmareSlamvan-GTAO-front.png Vapid Nightmare Slamvan
ApocalypseZR380-GTAO-front.png 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.png Annis Future Shock ZR380
NightmareZR380-GTAO-front.png Annis Nightmare ZR380
Unlocked after Event weeks Event week
Toros-GTAO-front.png Pegassi Toros A 4-door SUV based on the Lamborghini Urus. Festive Surprise 2018
December 18, 2018
Clique-GTAO-front.png Vapid Clique A Custom coupe based on the 1951 Ford. Festive Surprise 2018
December 25, 2018
ItaliGTO-GTAO-front.png Grotti Itali GTO A 2-door Sports car based on the Ferrari 812 Superfast. Returning from Grand Theft Auto. Festive Surprise 2018
December 26, 2018
Tulip-GTAO-front.png Declasse Tulip A 4-door muscle car based on the Chevrolet Chevelle Malibu Sedan. Tulip Week
January 15, 2019
SchlagenGT-GTAO-front.png Benefactor Schlagen GT A 2-door Sports car based on the Mercedes-AMG GT. Schlagen GT Week
January 22, 2019
RCBandito-GTAO-front.png 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.png 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.png Declasse Vamos A 2-door muscle car based on the Chevrolet Nova. Valentine's Day 2019
February 14, 2019
Deveste-GTAO-front.png 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:


  • 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. This only applies to the Xbox One and Playstation 4 versions.
  • 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 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: 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:
  • Premium Race and Time Trial schedule:
    • Time Trial - Coast to Coast
    • May 2:
    • May 3 - May 6:
    • May 7 - May 8:

Main article: Import/Export Week

  • Players who logged in during the event were awarded the Bravado Stylized and Canis Wolf T-Shirts.
  • Double GTA$ and RP rewards in all Arena War modes.
  • Double GTA$ and RP rewards in the The Vespucci Job Adversary Mode.
  • 150% bonus money for robbing convenience stores.
  • Discounts on selected vehicles:
  • 30% discounts on selected vehicle upgrades:
    • Arena Bodyworks - Blades, Spikes & Rollcages
    • Arena Boosts
    • Arena Vehicle Armor Plating
    • Arena Vehicle Vertical Jump
    • Arena Vehicle Weapons
  • 30% discounts on selected properties:
  • 30% discounts on selected clothing:
    • Arena War clothing
  • Premium Race and Time Trial schedule:

Main article: Freemode Events Week

  • Players with Twitch Prime can link their Twitch account to their Rockstar Games Social Club account by July 19, 2019, to get GTA$1,250,000, up to 15% bonus value on Shark Cards, and an additional 10% or higher discount on all weekly discounted items.

  • Main article: Independence Day 2019


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    Grand Theft Auto Online

    • Sometimes after completing an Arena War event, players may find their ammunition from their weapons to be completely empty.
    • When winning a match of Carnage the winner may receive the minimum cash reward and Arena Points instead of the intended amount.



    • 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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