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GTA Online Stimulus Package Coming Next Week With Major Title Update

Jonathan Lester
Grand Theft Auto Online, GTA Online, PS3 games, Rockstar, Xbox 360 games

Another week gone, another Grand Theft Auto Online bank account noticeably bereft of 250,000 funbucks. However, Rockstar are in the final stages of preparing another title update, which will pave the way for the in-game currency Stimulus Package.

Rockstar expects that the Grand Theft Auto V 1.05 title update will deploy "early next week," designed to finally eradicate the last remaining vestiges of the progress loss and character deletion bugs that plagued the multiplayer playground at launch. The upshot is that you'll receive your "before the end of next week." Note that, as far as we understand it, the $500,000 payout is still being delivered in two halves so as not to totally break the economy in one fell swoop.

"A big thank you to GTA Online players worldwide for your continued patience and understanding and we will continue to keep you all updated," the firm wrote in a press release today. In case you aren't au fait with the situation, Rockstar decided to reward early GTA Online players with in-game cash to apologise for the incredibly shaky launch. Probably worth creating an account this weekend to take advantage of it, if you haven't already got stuck in.

Two free DLC packs are headed to GTA Online soon, including beach-themed content and the content creator. More details here.

On a personal note: I'm still ploughing through GTA V (and GTA Online to a lesser extent) in my free time. Like, all of my free time. Especially the bit usually allocated to sleeping. And loving every seedy, glorious minute of it (apart from a mission involving freight loading that had no business in a fun sandbox game).

I hope that future updates will add a radio station that only features songs from the Blues Brothers soundtrack. Stealing a cop car and causing enormous massive freeway pileups never gets old, but could be further improved with the right ambiance.

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GetsugaTenshoS  Nov. 1, 2013 at 16:01

This comes far too late for me. I loved the single player but to me GTA Online is an awful, awful game. Poor mission structure, poor online modes, awful balancing, not much variation, lacking in general and just not very fun at all.

I tried it again today because so many seem to be enjoying it and once again I'm left feeling it's so bad I almost want to trade the game in. If not for that memorable single player I'd have done it already.

JonLester  Nov. 1, 2013 at 16:07

At the moment it's very much a case of playing with friends and 'making your own fun' (such as Matt and Carl's JetSki Jousing and Take To The Sea challenges) - but yeah, GTA Online can feel a bit thin.

Late  Nov. 1, 2013 at 19:16

I agree they've dragged their feet too long.
GTA hasn't come out of the machine since launch day, but it has had it's run.
Bought sr4 today, just to get a bit of variety. And once I take a disk out of my console it's rare it finds its way back in there...

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