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This article (or section) refers to content in the Enhanced version for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC release of Grand Theft Auto Online that may be absent from other versions.
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 Doomsday Heist

The Doomsday Heist is a content update for Grand Theft Auto Online, released on December 12, 2017.


A billionaire tech mogul, an idealistic intelligence agent, a socially awkward conspiracy theorist and a neurotic supercomputer have been forced into an unlikely alliance to save San Andreas from total annihilation. As apocalyptic threats mount from enemies unknown, you and your criminal crew are enlisted to un-tangle mysteries and eradicate threats spanning from the bustling streets of downtown Los Santos to the ocean floor and all the way to the inner depths of Mount Chiliad in an epic new online adventure.
— Rockstar Newswire

This update features a new storyline, which begins with the GTA Online Protagonists are reunited by Lester Crest and a new character, billionaire Avon Hertz. The protagonist, Lester, and Avon unite with government agents, including Agent 14 and Phoenicia Rackman. Avon believes that an unknown foreign entity is trying to start a war and would put San Andreas and the United States under a "doomsday scenario". The heist crew is involved in several missions, which introduce new military-grade vehicles and weapons featured within the update.

The Doomsday Heist itself is a three-act sequence of missions involving Heist Prep (skippable via payment of GTA$) and Setup missions before undertaking Heist Finales in each act.


Character Customization

  • Over 200 clothing items, 65 outfits, and 123 masks have been added.
  • 30 new tattoos have been added.
  • 26 new face paints have been added.


Six additional weapons can be upgraded into their Mk II variants in a Weapons Workshop, and are found alongside the six weapons previously added in the Gunrunning update. They have the same Research requirements as previous weapons, so any shared option can be unlocked.

An additional weapon is only available as part of a special quest introduced shortly afterwards, as part of an event.

Image Name Description
SNSPistolMkII-GTAV.png SNS Pistol Mk II Mark II version of the SNS Pistol. Resembles an AMT Backup.
HeavyRevolverMkII-GTAV.png Heavy Revolver Mk II Mark II version of the Heavy Revolver. Looks like a modernized Taurus Raging Bull.
SpecialCarbineMkII-GTAO.png Special Carbine Mk II Mark II version of the Special Carbine. Seems to retain the Heckler & Koch G36C appearance, but with changes in its main parts (handguard and stock).
BullpupRifleMkII-GTAV.png Bullpup Rifle Mk II Mark II version of the Bullpup Rifle. It appears to combine elements from the Kel-Tec RFB and the FAMAS.
PumpShotgunMkII-GTAV.png Pump Shotgun Mk II Mark II version of the Pump Shotgun. Still resembles a Mossberg 590, but with extra additions, such as a heat shield over its barrel and a different stock.
MarksmanRifleMkII-GTAV.png Marksman Rifle Mk II Mark II version of the Marksman Rifle. Appears to be based on a M39 EMR/Mk. 14 Mod 1 EBR, with a different grip and stock.
DoubleActionRevolver-GTAV.png Double-Action Revolver A double-action revolver based on the Colt M1892.


30 new vehicles are now available:

  • 10 weaponized vehicles
  • 15 standard vehicles
  • 4 optional weaponized vehicles
  • 1 alternative model of a pre-existing vehicle (cutscene-only)
Image Name Description
Available to purchase immediately
Akula-GTAO-front.png Buckingham Akula An attack helicopter based on the RAH-66 Comanche, with elements from the Kamov Ka-50 "Black Shark".
Barrage-GTAO-front.png HVY Barrage A weaponized ATV seemingly based on the HDT Storm SRTV (Search & Rescue Tactical Vehicle).
Chernobog-GTAO-front.png HVY Chernobog A ballistic missile launcher truck strongly based on the MAZ-543M, but replacing the BM-30 Smerch with a 15-tube launch pod (which uses a standard box-shaped framing).
Raiden-GTAO-front.png Coil Raiden An electric sports sedan based on the Tesla Model S.
Yosemite-GTAO-front.png Declasse Yosemite A stanced pickup truck based on the Chevrolet C10. Returning from Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas.
Deluxo-GTAO-front.png Imponte Deluxo A flight-capable sports car inspired by the DeLorean DMC-12 based DeLorean time machine from the Back To The Future series. Returning from Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories.
Avenger-GTAO-front.png Mammoth Avenger A tiltrotor aircraft based on the V-22 Osprey.
Avenger2-GTAO-front.png An unobtainable variant of the Avenger with folded wings.

(used in the cutscene of the Avenger being parked in the facility)

Thruster-GTAO-front.png Mammoth Thruster A jet pack. Returning from Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas.
Pariah-GTAO-front.png Ocelot Pariah A sports car seemingly based on the Ferrari 812 Superfast.
Stromberg-GTAO-front.png Ocelot Stromberg A submersible sports car inspired by the Lotus Esprit based Wet Nellie from the 1977 James Bond movie The Spy Who Loved Me.
CometSafari-GTAO-front.png Pfister Comet Safari Off-road variant of the Comet, which assumes the same body design as the Comet Retro Custom.
RCV-GTAO-front.png Brute RCV A law enforcement 6-wheeled armored truck resembling the INKAS Armored Riot Control Vehicle.
Khanjali-GTAO-front.png TM-02 Khanjali A futuristic stealth tank based on the Polish light tank PL-01.
SC1-GTAO-front.png Ubermacht SC1 A super car based on the BMW M1 Concept, with the rear resembling the BMW i8.
Riata-GTAO-front.png Vapid Riata A heavy duty off-road truck based on the Ford Bronco Concept.
Volatol-GTAO-front.png Volatol A jet bomber based on the Avro Vulcan.
Unlocked as part of Event Weeks Week
SentinelClassic-GTAO-front.png Übermacht Sentinel Classic A classic sports car based on the BMW M3 (E30). Festive Surprise 2017
December 19, 2017[1]
Streiter-GTAO-front.png Benefactor Streiter A suburban station wagon derived from the Mercedes-Benz E-Class All Terrain 4x4² Festive Surprise 2017
December 23, 2017[2]
Hermes-GTAO-front.png Albany Hermes Returning from Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories, based on the Mercury Eight. Festive Surprise 2017
December 25, 2017
Autarch-GTAO-front.png Overflod Autarch A hypercar based on the Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus SCG 003. Festive Surprise 2017
December 26, 2017
Savestra-GTAO-front.png Annis Savestra A classic compact Japanese sports car based on the Mazda RX3/Savannah. Savestra Week
January 2, 2018
Viseris-GTAO-front.png Lampadati Viseris A classic sports car based on the De Tomaso Pantera. Viseris Week
January 9, 2018
GT500-GTAO-front.png Grotti GT500 A classic sports car resembling the Ferrari 250 GT SWB. GT500 Week
January 16, 2018
Revolter-GTAO-front.png Übermacht Revolter A 4-door sports sedan based on the Cadillac Escala Concept. Revolter Week
January 23, 2018
Neon-GTAO-front.png Pfister Neon A four-door electric sports car that takes strong influences from the Porsche Mission E. Neon Week
January 30, 2018
Kamacho-GTAO-front.png Canis Kamacho An off-road utility truck based on the Jeep Crew Chief 715 concept. Battle Week
February 6, 2018
Hustler-GTAO-front.png Vapid Hustler Returning from Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, based on the 1933 Ford Coupe. Valentine's Day 2018
February 13, 2018
Z190-GTAO-front.png Karin 190z A classic sports car based on the Datsun 240Z. GTA Online Bonuses (February 2018)
February 20, 2018
CometSR-GTAO-front.png Pfister Comet SR Racing-oriented variant of the Comet, based on the Porsche 911 GT2 RS. GTA Online Bonuses (March 2018 Part 1)
February 27, 2018


9 new properties have been added to Maze Bank Foreclosures as base Facilities for the three Acts of the Doomsday Heist. Most of the new Warstock vehicles require the ownership of a Facility and land vehicles are stored within the player's facility. The new Aircraft require Hangars for storage, with the exception of the Avenger, which is stored in the Facility. There is a Heist Setup room located inside the Facility.

Facilities provide garage space for 7 personal/weaponized vehicles.



New Characters

In order of appearance:

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed inconsistencies between the amounts of stock the Free Trade Shipping Co. app displays and how much the Hangar owner actually has.
  • Fixed issues that resulted in players getting stuck when trying to enter/exit their Hangar.
  • Fixed a glitch that allowed players to add pearlescents on non-metallic paintjobs.
  • Adjustments to the brake disks that clipped on the Vagner.
  • Adjustments to door positioning on the Visione.
  • Changes made to the smashed windows effect on the Visione and Seabreeze.
  • Changes made to how Transform Races appear in the Rockstar Editor.

Discounts & Bonuses

Main article: Doomsday Event Week
  • Double GTA$ payouts for Associates of Organizations.
  • 25% Ammu-Nation discount on many weapons and upgrades:
    • All SMGs
    • All Pistols
    • All Shotguns
    • All Sniper Rifles
    • All Machine Guns
    • All Body Armor
    • All Explosives and Throwables
    • Luxury Finishes
  • Doomsday Social Club Sweepstakes offering the chance to win a range of Rockstar Warehouse gear:
    • Camo Merryweather Security Hat
    • Black Merryweather Tee
    • Merryweather Polo
    • GTAV Hoodie
    • Black Rockstar Camo Tee
    • Merryweather Heat Changing Mug
    • GTAV Gold Bar USB
    • GTAV Power Magnet
    • GTAV Chrome Zippo
  • A Doomsday-themed Snapmatic Contest is available to take part in between December 12 and December 18, 2017.
    • Players will need to tag their entry with "#DOOMSDAY".
  • Premium Race and Time Trial schedules:
    • Premium Race - East Coast (locked to Super)
    • Time Trial - Up Chiliad

Main article: Festive Surprise 2017

Main article: Festive Surprise 2017

Main article: Festive Surprise 2017
  • Players were given 10 rockets for the Firework Launcher and a random special top.
  • Players who logged on on this day were awarded the Odious Krampus mask.

Main article: Festive Surprise 2017

Main article: Festive Surprise 2017

Main article: Savestra Week

Main article: Viseris Week

Main article: GT500 Week

Main article: Revolter Week

Main article: Neon Week

Main article: Battle Week

Main article: Valentine's Day 2018

  • The Karin 190z is made available from Legendary Motorsport for $900,000.
  • Players who logged on between February 16th and February 26th, 2018 were rewarded GTA$250,000. As well as this, a 10% rebate on every dollar spent throughout this period was deposited into the player's account between February 27th and March 6th. This rebate covered up to GTA$10,000,000 spent, totaling up to a GTA$1,000,000 rebate.
  • Double GTA$ and RP rewards in Air Freight Cargo Sell Missions.
  • 25% bonus GTA$ rewards in Biker Sell Missions.
  • 30% discounts on selected vehicles:
  • Discounts on selected properties:
    • Yachts and yacht renovations - 30% off
    • Mobile Operations Center renovations – 30% off
    • Bunker renovations – 30% off
    • Aircraft Workshop – 25% off
    • Biker Business upgrades - 25% off
  • 25% discounts on selected clothing items and tattoos:
    • The Doomsday Heist clothing
    • Import/Export tattoos
  • 25% discount on Biker Business supplies and Special Cargo.
  • Premium Race and Time Trial schedule:

Main article: Stunt Race Week


A new soundtrack, created and mixed by Oh No, was featured as part of the update. The soundtrack can be heard during The Doomsday Heist setups and the finale. Several Adversary Mode remixes can also be found in the files, but are not currently in use.

As already noted, Frank Ocean created the playlist for the radio station blonded Los Santos 97.8 FM, which was released with the update. It features a range of Contemporary R&B, Psychedelic Rock, Hip-Hop and Rap music, among other genres.


Pre-Release Screenshots