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It has been suggested to split this article into two or more articles.
The reason given is: Split into Halloween Surprise (events) (disambiguation page on all events) and Halloween Surprise (page for the initial DLC)..

From now through November 16th in GTA Online, special Halloween treats will be available to the residents of Los Santos and Blaine County on PS4, Xbox One and PC. And no tricks here – once acquired these special items will remain in your inventory, even after November 16th.
— Rockstar Newswire description.

The Halloween Surprise was initially a content DLC for the enhanced version of Grand Theft Auto Online and is later an annually recurring special event every Halloween.

Release[]

2015[]

The content update added two new vehicles to GTA Online, the Albany Lurcher and Fränken Stange, a new weapon, the Flashlight, many new monster-themed masks and face paints, and a new Adversary Mode, Slasher. The new content was only available to players until November 16th, 2015, but players who purchased any of the new items during this time period will still have these items in their inventories after November 16th and can be bought again after they were previously sold.

2016[]

Hit the streets today with the new café racer inspired Pegassi Vortex motorcycle and starting this Friday, it’s time to enjoy the dark revelries of Halloween weekend in GTA Online with the release of the frightful new LCC Sanctus motorcycle, a bloodthirsty new Adversary Mode and more. And starting now through November 7, celebrate this month’s anniversary of GTA Online with a massive assortment of discounts spanning three years’ worth of content updates, as well as a chance to score some serious bonus cash.
— Rockstar Newswire, 2016
See Also: GTA Online: Bikers#10/28/16

The original 2015 content was made available for purchase once again, and new content added in the Bikers update was also made available, including the new Sanctus Halloween motorcycle, and a new Adversary Mode, Lost Vs Damned, was released.

2017[]

It's Halloween in Los Santos, which means it's time to terrorize the neighborhood while reaping the benefits of a litany of bloodcurdling bonuses and deadly discounts.
HalloweenBonuses2017-GTAO-Poster

Event poster.

See Also: Anniversary Specials 2017.

Halloween Surprise returns as two separate events which run closely together.[1][2]

The first, officially named "Halloween Specials", began on 27 October, and ran until 6 November, 2017. This released new Halloween-themed content and re-released pre-existing Halloween content. This event ran alongside Anniversary Specials 2017 which celebrated 4 years of GTA Online.

A second batch of Halloween Surprise bonuses was ran, named "Halloween Bonuses 2017". This event began on 31 October and ran until 6 November, 2017.

Halloween Specials[]

  • Re-release of content (available October 27 - November 6, 2017):
    • Albany Fränken Stange available for purchase, with a 25% discount.
    • Albany Lurcher available for purchase, with a 25% discount.
    • LCC Sanctus available for purchase, with a 25% discount.
    • All Halloween-themed masks available, also with 25% discounts.
    • All Halloween-themed face-paints available, also with 25% discounts
    • Cheerleader Massacre 3 T-Shirt available for logging on between these dates
    • Vinewood Zombie T-Shirt available for logging on between these dates
    • Knife After Dark T-Shirt available for logging on between these dates
    • Adversary Mode "Lost Vs Damned" made available.
  • Release of new content (available October 27 - November 6, 2017):
  • Double GTA$ & RP in the Adversary Mode, Condemned, through November 6th.
  • Double GTA$ & RP payouts to all participants of Air Freight Cargo Sell Missions, through November 6th.
    • Double GTA$ Salary payouts for associates that are involved in the aforementioned Sell Missions.

Halloween Bonuses 2017[]

2018[]

Halloween Bonuses 2018[]

  • 35% discounts on selected clothing:
    • Halloween masks

2019[]

2020[]

Part 1[]

Part 2[]

Main article: Halloween Week 2020

2021[]

Part 1[]

Part 2[]

Main article: Halloween Week 2021

2022[]

Part 1[]

Part 2[]

Part 3[]

Part 4[]

2015 DLC Content[]

Character Customization[]

  • 39 masks and 30 face paints have been added for a limited time.
  • All items can only be purchased during the Halloween Surprise events held yearly.
  • Two new Character Actions available:
    • Freakout
    • Thumb on Ears

Weapons[]

One new weapon available:

Image Name Description Price
Flashlight-GTAO
Flashlight The Flashlight can be used as a light for the dark and as a melee weapon. $5,290

Vehicles[]

The DLC released two new vehicles:

Image Name Description
FränkenStange-GTAV-front
Albany Fränken Stange The Fränken Stange is a large Hotrod based heavily on the Munster Koach, while also taking cues from the Roosevelt's body design.
Lurcher-GTAV-front
Albany Lurcher The Lurcher is a four door hearse based partially on the Buccaneer.

New Adversary Mode[]

One new Adversary Modes available:

Others[]

  • New horror-themed sound effects and ambient soundtracks for the Rockstar Editor.

2015 Discounts & Bonuses[]

  • Exclusive T-Shirts available when logged in on the following days:
    • October 30, 2015: Knife After Dark
    • October 31, 2015: Psycho Swingers
    • November 1, 2015: Zombie Liberals From The Midwest
  • The Official Rockstar Livestream allowed 10 people to receive 4 different T-Shirts, one was a Vinewood Zombie T-Shirt.
    • The next week there was another giveaway for only one t-shirt, which was one that was given out during the previous livestream, this time available for around 50 lucky winners.

  • Double GTA$ and RP Event Playlist
  • Double RP for all Land Races
  • A Rockstar LiveStream featuring the t-shirts mentioned above from the previous streams.
  • Exclusive T-Shirts available when logged in on the following days:
    • November 13, 2015: The Simian
    • November 14, 2015: Vampires On The Beach
    • November 15, 2015: Splatter and Shot

  • Double GTA$ and RP for the Slasher Adversary Mode

  • Double GTA$ and RP for the Slasher Adversary Mode

  • Gallery[]

    Halloween Surprise[]

    Halloween Specials 2017[]

    Halloween Bonuses 2017[]

    Video[]

    GTA Online Halloween Surprise [All DLC Content]











    Trivia[]

    • The two new Halloween themed vehicles introduced in this update are both based on real custom cars designed by auto customizer George Barris, who died shortly after the update was released.
    • Many of the face paints contain references to pop culture.
      • The Sorrow Demon face paint added in the update resembles the make-up worn by Heath Ledger as The Joker in the 2008 film The Dark Knight.
      • The Phantom Skull face paint is a reference to Arnold Schwarzenegger's character in the Terminator series, who is often depicted as missing half of his face, exposing the metal skull beneath.
      • The Ghostly Skull face paint is a reference to the first season of American Horror Story, when Tate Langdon has school-shooting fantasies with similar make-up (although much more detailed) The title references the fact that Tate is a ghost during Season 1.
      • The Fury Skull face paint is a reference to the Skullyz faction of the Innocentz, a gang in Manhunt (another Rockstar game). The name of the face paint, however, references the Hoods, a rival gang, as the Hoods wear clothing of a sports team called the "Furys".
    • While the majority of the update's content and features were time-limited, the Slasher adversary mode and the Flashlight are still available after the update ended on November 16.

    References[]

    1. https://socialclub.rockstargames.com/news/article/60296/Halloween-in-GTA-Online-Double-GTA-Bonuses-New-Western-Seabreeze-Plane
    2. https://socialclub.rockstargames.com/news/article/60295/Celebrate-4-Years-of-GTA-Online-Halloween-Specials-GTA-400K-Giveaway-a
    3. GTA Online players who successfully connect their Rockstar Games Social Club account with Prime Gaming will receive GTA$200K for playing any time this week. In addition, Prime Gaming members will also receive: The Vespucci Canals Nightclub location for free, and an exclusive 60% off of the flying Imponte Deluxo. Prime Gaming members who link their Amazon account to their Rockstar Games Social Club account get a one-time GTA$1,000,000 bonus deposited to their Maze Bank Accounts within 72 hours of doing so.
      Prime Gaming Bonuses - Rockstar Games Newswire

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