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For a complete list of the features of the Enhanced version for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC version of Grand Theft Auto Online, please see here.
For the heist itself, see The Cayo Perico Heist

The Cayo Perico Heist is a content update for Grand Theft Auto Online, released on December 15th, 2020.


It’s time to raise the stakes higher than ever before. You’ve broken a convicted spy out of Bolingbroke Penitentiary. You’ve saved the world from an egomaniacal tech billionaire. And you’ve beaten the odds to drain a casino of its cash. This time, you’re taking on an entire island.
— Rockstar Newswire.[1]

The first hint of this DLC came on the November 12th as a mysterious text message from Tom Connors and the addition of construction props by a service door on the north side of The Diamond Casino & Resort.[2] The next week, on November 19th, a teaser was uploaded on the Rockstar Games twitter account[3] and a dead, mutilated body with a briefcase appeared at random locations along the shoreline of Vespucci Beach. The next day, Rockstar released a teaser trailer on the Newswire along with the official title of the upcoming DLC and various information about its content. On December 5th, Rockstar announced through the Newswire the future opening of a new venue located under The Diamond Casino and Resort: The Music Locker.[4] After four days, on December 9th Rockstar released an additional newswire post alongside a new trailer.[5] One day later, on December 10th Rockstar released another newswire post, which stated that the Cayo Perico Heist DLC was the biggest musical update since launch, and that it will include three new radio stations (Still Slipping Los Santos, Kult FM 99.1 and Music Locker Radio), and new remixes for two existing stations (FlyLo FM and WorldWide FM).[6] The update was eventually released on December 15th.[7]


Plus you can acquire new vehicles and tactical weapons, experience new social spaces to dance and party in with your friends, and new world-class guest DJs, and listen to new radio stations with over 100 new songs. Oh, and a very large, very versatile, and very heavily armed submarine HQ with plenty of other surprises.
— Rockstar Newswire


Main article: Cayo Perico

A privately-owned island off the Caribbean coast of Colombia.


The Cayo Perico Heist

It’s up to you to find a way to breach Cayo Perico, one of the most secure private islands in the entire world, evade or neutralize the heavily armed security forces stationed there, and escape with valuable evidence along with as much art, gold and drug money as you can carry.
Choose your tools. Choose your approach. Choose your crew – or even go it entirely alone. Just make it back to Los Santos in one piece.
The Cayo Perico Heist is the biggest GTA Online adventure ever, introducing an all-new exotic Heist location, with a brand-new approach to Heist design that features the ability to play everything solo or with up to three other players.
— Rockstar Newswire
Main article: The Cayo Perico Heist

The player is directed to meet with Miguel Madrazo in The Music Locker underground nightclub at The Diamond Casino & Resort, where he provides some background on Juan Strickler and his dealings with the Madrazo Cartel. English Dave appears and adds more background on El Rubio's penchant for extravagant dance parties on his private island. Miguel enlists the player to retrieve incriminating documents from Cayo Perico using a submarine as a planning base. Pavel adds more information to the player's understanding of El Rubio when they purchase a Kosatka.

Several new Awards related to The Cayo Perico Heist have been added to GTA Online, including the opportunity for players to earn up to 1.4 million in bonus GTA$ for various Heist challenges.

Help DJs


Hidden Caches daily collectibles have been added to the game. There are ten scattered throughout the state of San Andreas each day, all located underwater. They can be collected with or without a vehicle, and each will give the player $7,500 and 500 RP upon collection.[8]

Stunt Races

Buckle up, strap in, and put your helmet on — there’s eight new Stunt Races making their way to GTA Online this week. Whether you prefer to be a part of a blur of tuned-up sports cars rocketing past on the freeway, motorbikes hurtling around the Palmer-Taylor Power Station at full tilt, or supercars pushing the physical envelope in gravity-defying courses, these brand-new tracks have a little bit of something for the adrenaline junkie lurking within all of us.
— Rockstar Newswire

Eight new Stunt Races were added to the game during the Stunt Racing Week event. The following races were added:


This week brings seven new arenas to the cutting-edge game mode across some of the city’s most notorious landmarks.
— Rockstar Newswire

Seven new Deadline maps were added to the game during the Deadline Week event. The following jobs were added:

  • Deadline VIII
  • Deadline IX
  • Deadline X
  • Deadline XI
  • Deadline XII
  • Deadline XIII
  • Deadline XIV


A wave of chaos and violence is sweeping across the Los Santos area — swarms of armed invaders are laying siege from the La Puerta scrapyard to the Vespucci Canals. Strap up and battle the Ballas, Vagos and more across seven new Survivals, out now.
— Rockstar Newswire

Seven new Survivals were added to the game during the Survivals Week event, taking place at various locations in Los Santos and Blaine County. The following Survivals were added:

New Characters

Residency DJs

Radio DJs

Celebrity cameos

Heist crew

Radio Stations

Stay tuned for tons more music news from Los Santos in the coming days, including new radio stations, more new DJs and extra music for existing stations in the city’s biggest musical update since launch!
— Rockstar Newswire

New Stations

Alongside the grand opening of The Music Locker and its new slate of resident DJs, GTA Online’s musical universe further expands at the launch of The Cayo Perico Heist with the addition of three new radio stations, as well as brand new mixes arriving on hit stations FlyLo FM and Worldwide FM, for a whopping total of over 250 new tracks, making this the biggest ever musical update to GTA Online.
— Rockstar Newswire

3 New stations are added, although one won't start broadcasting immediately and one is only initially available in Mirror Park.

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Kult FM 99.1
Tune in, turn on and space out to the sounds of Kult FM, hosted by Julian Casablancas of The Strokes and The Voidz. The guestlist is star-studded, with appearances from Mac DeMarco, David Cross and Tony Mac, and the station’s playlist spans from the Madchester sounds of Joy Division, New Order and A Certain Ratio to heavy throwbacks from Danzig, the Velvet Underground and Iggy Pop, and everything in between, plus the world exclusive premiere of a new track from The Voidz called “Alien Crime Lord.”
— Rockstar Newswire
Still Slipping Los Santos
UK DJ Joy Orbison has set up shop in Los Santos with hopes of launching his own pirate radio station – Still Slipping Los Santos – out of Mirror Park. Joy is ready to deliver a seamless mix of house, techno, drill and drum-and-bass to the masses – the only problem is he’s having trouble getting a strong enough signal to reach beyond his neighborhood. If he’s going to take his sound city and statewide, he’s going to need some help getting started. Keep an eye out for opportunities to support your local disc-jockey on December 15th.
— Rockstar Newswire

Available state-wide from December 22nd, 2020.

Music Locker Radio
Later this December, The Music Locker will debut its own radio station, bringing the sets and sounds of the hottest new club in Los Santos above ground and onto the airwaves. Featuring mixes from Keinemusik, along with genre-defying sets from Palms Trax and Moodymann, The Music Locker will be the go-to destination for house, disco and techno.
— Rockstar Newswire

Released December 22nd, 2020.

Updates to Existing Stations

Grammy nominated producer and Los Santos beatmaker supreme, Flying Lotus is back with an all-new mix added to rotation on FlyLo FM, featuring guest appearances from Tierra Whack plus new tracks from Madlib, brand-new material from FlyLo himself, MF DOOM and a bunch of rare, exclusive and amazing surprises.
— Rockstar Newswire
Globally renowned DJ, Gilles Peterson returns to add a new mix of New London Jazz, disco and world music for Worldwide FM featuring tracks from Kamasi Washington, Khruangbin, BADBADNOTGOOD and MF DOOM plus many, many more.
To keep the returning stations feeling fresh and to give everyone a chance to find some new favorites, FlyLo and WorldWide FM will be bumping the all-new mixes and tracks only for a period after launch, with the classics mixed back in over time.
— Rockstar Newswire

FlyLo and WorldWide FM both receive updated track lists. These played exclusively from the launch of the DLC until the Manchez Scout Week on January 14, 2021, when the old track lists were integrated back into the stations. Both stations then played all their old tracks followed immediately by all the new tracks.

Character Customization

  • Over 110 clothing items, 28 outfits, and 73 masks have been added.
  • 33 Tattoos have been added.
  • Nine new Face Paints have been added.
  • Six new dance styles have been added:
    • Slide
    • Loose
    • Shuffle
    • Into It
    • Sway
    • Tight
  • Six new celebration emotes have been added, which (along with the original emotes) can now be used while dancing:
    • Crowd Invitation
    • Driver
    • Runner
    • Shooting
    • Suck It
    • Take Selfie


This update added a total of 20 new vehicles:

  • 9 were readily available to purchase with the initial release.
  • 11 were released in event weeks, 8 of which appeared in the game during heist missions and DJ side missions before they were made available for purchase.

Vehicle Property

Image Name Description
RUNE Kosatka "A very versatile, and very heavily armed submarine HQ." It resembles the Russian Project 667BDR Delta III-class submarine and the Chinese Type 094 submarines. The Kosatka is weaponised, and can fire guided Submarine-launched ballistic missiles and underwater torpedoes.


Image Name Description
Available to purchase immediately
Annihilator Stealth A stealth helicopter, resembling a stealth prototype of a Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawk.
Kraken Avisa A 4-seater minisub inspired by the U-Boat Worx NEMO and SEAmagine AURORA-6.
Kurtz 31 Patrol Boat A weaponized boat, with front and rear machine guns, resembling the Vietnam War era Patrol Boat, River.
Shitzu Longfin A high-power speedboat based on the Magnum 44' luxury speed boat.
RO-86 Alkonost A variable-sweep wing jet, based on the Rockwell B-1 Lancer and Tupolev Tu-160 bombers.
Sparrow A non-amphibious version of the Sea Sparrow. Returning from Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars.
Pegassi Toreador A 1960s style 4-door amphibious sports car mainly based on the Lamborghini Marzal, which may also take some inspirations from the Espada and Urraco.
Vapid Winky A WW2/Cold War-era military jeep based on the Willys MB.
Mission only until unlocked for sale in Event Weeks Week
Grotti Brioso 300 A classic version of the Brioso R/A, based on the original Fiat 500. Holiday Bonuses 2020
From December 22 to 30, 2020 only
Brioso 300 Week
March 4, 2021
Grotti Itali RSX A sports car based on the Ferrari SF90 Stradale with elements from the Ferrari F8 Tributo. Holiday Bonuses 2020
December 22, 2020
BF Weevil A classic compact car resembling a Volkswagen Beetle (Type 1). Holiday Bonuses 2020
December 22, 2020
Maibatsu Manchez Scout A militarized variant of the Manchez, based on the Armstrong MT500. Manchez Scout Week
January 14, 2021
HVY Vetir A Cold War-era military truck, resembling a Saviem SM8/Renault TRM-4000. Vetir Week
January 28, 2021
Mammoth Squaddie A military Patriot-style truck, based on a Hummer H1. GTA Online Bonuses (February 2021)
February 4, 2021
Dinka Verus A modern off-road ATV, resembling an Arctic Cat Alterra 570. Verus Week
February 18, 2021
Nagasaki Weaponized Dinghy A weaponized variant of the Dinghy, with a front machine gun and a small protective shield. Weaponized Dinghy Week
February 25, 2021
Unlocked as part of Event Weeks Week
Dinka Veto Classic A bare-bones go-kart based on a 1965 Rupp Dart Kart. Community Heist Challenge Rewards
December 18, 2020
Dinka Veto Modern A modern racing go-kart. Holiday Bonuses 2020
December 22, 2020
Vapid Slamtruck A variant of the Slamvan, based on the Suzy Stuchel's custom 1956 Ford COE 600 Hauler. Slamtruck Week
January 21, 2021


3 new weapons were added.

Image Name Description
MilitaryRifle-GTAO.png Military Rifle Bullpup rifle based on the Steyr AUG A3 and KH-2002.

CombatShotgun-GTAO.png Combat Shotgun Semi-automatic shotgun based on the Franchi SPAS-12 and Remington 870.
PericoPistol-GTAO.png Perico Pistol A pistol based on the P-08 Luger and the Golden Gun from the James Bond film and novel The Man with the Golden Gun. [9]


Five new styles of Blackjack tables and four new styles of Three Card Poker tables are available for purchase for players who own a Casino Penthouse and the Private Dealer. They can be purchase from the Casino Shop using Chips and equipped using the Interaction Menu.

Quality of Life Updates

See the full update notes for more information.

  • Reduced the frequency that the player will receive call, text and email notifications regarding content from previous GTA Online content updates.
  • Fixed an issue that resulted in vehicles not arriving after being requested from Ms. Baker.

Undocumented Changes

Discounts & Bonuses

Main article: Survivals Week

Main article: Independence Day 2021

Main article: Deadline Week

Main article: Stunt Racing Week

Main article: Panther Statue Week

  • The following bonuses and rewards were given and instated exclusively on April 20th, 2021:
    • High Flyer Parachute Bag
    • Green Space Horror Suit
    • Green Tire Smoke
    • Fake Vapid Tee
    • Black and White Rockstar Camo Tees
    • Faded Vapers Den Tee (For players who previously unlocked the Vapers Den Tee)
    • Double Payout for Weed Secondary Loot during The Cayo Perico Heist.

Main article: Stunt Week

Main article: Biker Week

Main article: Brioso 300 Week

Main article: Verus Week

Main article: Valentine's Day 2021

Main article: Vetir Week

Main article: Slamtruck Week

Main article: Manchez Scout Week

Main article: Weevil Week

Main article: Holiday Bonuses 2020

    • Thanks to the GTA Online community coming together to blitz The Heist Challenge last month, all GTA Online players who play between December 18th – 20th can head over to Southern San Andreas Super Autos to claim the new Dinka Veto Classic for free and to keep. Be sure to pick up the Veto Classic this weekend before it goes up for sale on December 21st.
    • And if you were one of the many talented thieves who completed a Heist to help put the GTA Online community over the GTA$1 Trillion mark during November’s Heist Challenge, you will receive the Panther Varsity Jacket for your efforts.


Newswire releases

Trailer screenshots

Newswire Music Locker Promotional Images

2nd Trailer screenshots

Official Release


Cut Content

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  • The Avisa and Sparrow were originally to be sold separately from the Kosatka, as both of them have their own description, website image collages, and webpage code.[11][12]
  • The Slamtruck has an unused livery that is based on the "Flywheels Garage" livery for the Peyote Gasser.[13]
  • The Vetir features unused customization parts and an unused livery template, indicating it may have previously been storable in player garages and customizable.[14][15]
  • The Veto Modern[16] and Veto Classic[17] have unused customization parts.
  • The Weevil features several unused modifications, such as a removable spare wheel, a muscle car supercharger, and more spoiler options.[18]
  • The Kosatka likely orignally had animations for when the player entered it using a vehicle, as it features unused hatches for the helipad and Moon Pool, separate from the hatches seen when exiting the Kosatka with these vehicles[19]. The Moon pool hatch can be briefly seen open when using the Kosatka as an approach vehicle during the finale.
  • Originally, the Longfin was controled from the right side.[20]
  • A fourth Keinemusik mission was originally going to appear. The player would be instructed to get tequila from the The Diamond Casino & Resort and deliver it to Cayo Perico[21], similar to Palms Trax's Recover the delivery truck mission.
  • Originally, the player had to physically pick up suppressors up from the Ammu-Nation in Cypress Flats after buying them for the The Cayo Perico Heist[22], similar to Heist Prep: Masks for The Diamond Casino Heist.
  • Unused voice lines from Pavel indicate that the Kosatka may have been able to be used to scope out Cayo Perico. Dialogue indicated that since the protagonist has no disguise, they'll only have one shot with this approach, getting caught likely means they'll get kicked off the island and wake up back at Los Santos.[23]
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  • The platinum award for the Fill Your Bags challenge that was added with this update requires the player to obtain $200,000,000 of secondary loot, as opposed to the incorrectly stated $20,000,000, requiring the player to replay the Cayo Perico Heist at least 500 times to complete. This bug was eventually patched.
  • The song used in the main trailer for the update is "Gettin' Money" by Burna Boy, and is also used during the transition to Cayo Perico for the first time, and also plays as background music during the first Cayo Perico scoping mission, but the song itself is not featured on any radio stations within the game itself.
  • The song used in the November 20th preview is the instrumental version of “The Chocolate Conquistadors" by BADBADNOTGOOD & MF DOOM, of which the original version of the song was added as one of the new mixes added to WorldWide FM in the same update.
  • The Song used in The Music Locker trailer is "I’ll Provide" by Moodymann, which is also available on Music Locker Radio.
  • The update is the first time that two real-life fashion brands, MISBHV (pronounced "misbehave") and Civilist are featured in the game[24]. Both brands also have a collaboration with the German DJ group, Keinemusik.
    • Some clothing from these brands can be purchased in any clothing stores, see Character Customization.
    • A song by Keinemusik, "Civilist", which is named after the same named brand[25], is featured in the mentioned group's mix, and can also be heard on Music Locker Radio.
  • This is the first update with new radio stations that were not added to Grand Theft Auto V.


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  8. Patch Notes
    New Hidden Cache collectibles have been added to GTA Online. Players can find up to 10 Hidden Caches on the ocean floor around San Andreas each day. Players who own the Kosatka Sonar Station can blip the Caches on their radar. Players are rewarded with GTA$ and RP for finding these Hidden Caches.
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