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

Description

"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]

Content

"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


Locations

Main article: Cayo Perico

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

Jobs

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

Collectibles

10 underwater Hidden Caches daily[8] collectibles.

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.

Image Name Information
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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
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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.

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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

Vehicles

This update adds a total of 20 new vehicles:

  • 9 readily available to purchase with the initial release.
  • 11 to be released in event weeks, 8 of which are already visible in the game during the heist missions and DJ side missions.
Vehicle Property
Image Name Description
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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.
Vehicles
Image Name Description Notes
Available to purchase immediately
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Annihilator Stealth A stealth helicopter, resembling a stealth prototype of a Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawk.
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Kraken Avisa A 4-seater minisub inspired by the U-Boat Worx NEMO and SEAmagine AURORA-6.
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Kurtz 31 Patrol Boat A weaponized boat, with front and rear machine guns, resembling the Vietnam War era Patrol Boat, River.
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Shitzu Longfin A high-power speedboat based on the Magnum 44' luxury speed boat.
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RO-86 Alkonost A variable-sweep wing jet, based on the Rockwell B-1 Lancer and Tupolev Tu-160 bombers.
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Sparrow A non-amphibious version of the Sea Sparrow. Returning from Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars.
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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.
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Vapid Winky A WW2/Cold War-era military jeep based on the Willys MB.
Mission only until unlocked for sale in Event Weeks Week
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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
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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
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BF Weevil A classic compact car resembling a Volkswagen Beetle (Type 1). Holiday Bonuses 2020
December 22, 2020
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Maibatsu Manchez Scout A militarized variant of the Manchez, based on the Armstrong MT500. Manchez Scout Week
January 14, 2021
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HVY Vetir A Cold War-era military truck, resembling a Saviem SM8/Renault TRM-4000. Vetir Week
January 28, 2021
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Mammoth Squaddie A military Patriot-style truck, based on a Hummer H1. GTA Online Bonuses (February 2021)
February 4, 2021
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Dinka Verus A modern off-road ATV, resembling an Arctic Cat Alterra 570. Verus Week
February 18, 2021
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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
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Dinka Veto Classic A bare-bones go-kart based on a 1965 Rupp Dart Kart. Community Heist Challenge Rewards
December 18, 2020
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Dinka Veto Modern A modern racing go-kart. Holiday Bonuses 2020
December 22, 2020
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Vapid Slamtruck A variant of the Slamvan, based on the Suzy Stuchel's custom 1956 Ford COE 600 Hauler. Slamtruck Week
January 21, 2021

Weapons

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]

Other

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



  • The Lucky Wheel prize was changed from the Benefactor Stirling GT to the Pegassi Osiris.
  • Players who logged in during the event received the Yellow Still Slipping Tee.
  • Community Heist Challenge Rewards:
  • Double GTA$ and RP rewards in the In and Out Adversary Mode.
  • Discounts on selected vehicles:
  • Discounts on selected properties and upgrades:
    • Master Penthouse Suite – 35% off
      • Master Penthouse Customizations – 35% off
  • The Cayo Perico Heist mission bonuses (if requirements are completed until 14/01/21):
    • Manor Tie-dye Tee for completing the Cayo Perico Scoping Mission
    • Rockstar Gray Pattern Tee for completing any Prep Mission for the Cayo Perico Heist
    • Panther Tour Jacket for completing the Cayo Perico Heist finale
  • Exclusive Bonuses and Discounts for Prime Gaming members:
  • Premium Race, Time Trial, and RC Time Trial schedule:
    • Premium Race - Congestion Charge (locked to Super)
    • Time Trial - Maze Bank Arena
    • RC Time Trial - Vespucci Canals



  • COMMUNITY HEIST CHALLENGE REWARDS:[10]
    • 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.



Main article: Holiday Bonuses 2020





Main article: Weevil Week



Main article: Manchez Scout Week



Main article: Slamtruck Week



Main article: Vetir Week





Main article: Valentine's Day 2021



Main article: Verus Week





Main article: Brioso 300 Week







Main article: Biker Week



Main article: Stunt Week











Gallery

Newswire releases

Trailer screenshots
Newswire Music Locker Promotional Images
2nd Trailer screenshots
Official Release

Videos

Cut Content

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Trivia

  • 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[26]. 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[27], 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 single player, although the updated tracks on FlyLo FM and Worldwide FM are present.

References

  1. https://www.rockstargames.com/newswire/article/61795/the-cayo-perico-heist-coming-december-15-to-gta-online
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  3. https://twitter.com/RockstarGames/status/1329454393415053315
  4. https://www.rockstargames.com/newswire/article/61822/the-music-locker-the-underground-club-for-everyone
  5. https://www.rockstargames.com/newswire/article/61828/watch-the-new-trailer-for-the-cayo-perico-heist
  6. https://www.rockstargames.com/newswire/article/61834/still-slipping-los-santos-kult-fm-and-the-music-locker-coming-to-the-r
  7. https://www.rockstargames.com/newswire/article/61840/out-now-the-cayo-perico-heist
  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.
  9. https://media.gq-magazine.co.uk/photos/5d1397b7b363fa4ac120cc85/16:9/w_1920,c_limit/Bond-HP-GQ-18May15_rex_b.jpg
  10. https://socialclub.rockstargames.com/events/dAcyDTPa/cayo-perico-heist-bonuses/1/6lbeDEOw
  11. WildBrick142 on Twitter
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  26. Grand Theft Auto Features Its First Fashion Label - Vogue
  27. https://civilistberlin.com/brand/keinemusik/


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