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Top Ten Tuesdays | How To Spend Your GTA Online Stimulus Package!

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Top Ten Tuesdays | How To Spend Your GTA Online Stimulus Package!

Rockstar has finally started dishing out half a million Grand Theft Auto Online funbucks this week, which will hopefully perk up Grand Theft Auto V's multiplayer sandbox. To this end, seeing as we started life as a deal site, we've decided to arrogantly list a few ways in which to spend your ill-gotten gains.

Let's go!

10: Up Your Arsenal!

Top Ten Tuesdays | How To Spend Your GTA Online Stimulus Package!

The Stimulus Pack is the perfect opportunity to load up on some serious ordnance, including plenty of high-end explosives, boomsticks and some of the pricier modifications that would ordinarily require plenty of hard work to afford.

Be like Mike: support your friendly neighbourhood arms dealer today.

9: All The Strippers Ever

Joking, joking. You really shouldn't do this. However, it does give us another excuse to remind you that every player on the server can hear what you say to the girls, such as the foolish chap in the footage above. [video credit: Robert Brooks]

8: Put It Towards Military Hardware

Top Ten Tuesdays | How To Spend Your GTA Online Stimulus Package!

If you've already earned a fat wad, your extra stimulus package money is going to turn your savings into a veritable war chest. To spend, perhaps, on war machines. $500,000 will be a drop in the ocean for most of the tastiest hardware, but will help push many players over the edge.

And into a tank.

7: Sick Whips And Suchlike

Top Ten Tuesdays | How To Spend Your GTA Online Stimulus Package!

Yo dawg, I heard you like armour plating and clown horns.

Sorry, I watched a lot of Pimp My Ride back in the day. Anyway, half a million virtual funbucks is a perfect way to pimp your ride, both in terms of armour and engine upgrades, and making sure you snag lifetime insurance. If you want to be really flash, consider splashing out on one of the exclusive cars from Legendary Motorsport, or at least putting your Stimulus package towards one of their 250 MPH+ beasts.

6: Put Bounties On Everyone You Meet, For Giggles

Top Ten Tuesdays | How To Spend Your GTA Online Stimulus Package!

I personally feel that GTA Online's bounty system needs a complete overhaul. Bounties should be a big deal involving serious money, not just throwaway sums that targets can keep by booting up solo mode for a bit.

However, if you're a generous soul who fancies sharing the wealth, you could place bounties on everyone you come across to inspire some rampant anarchy.

5: A Makeover

Top Ten Tuesdays | How To Spend Your GTA Online Stimulus Package!

Your wardrobe is so last year, dahling.

4: Take To The Sea!

Wetter is better. You know you want to.

It's possible to steal or otherwise acquire boats, but I promise you that you'll want one of your very own after watching this video.

3: Take To The Skies In A Mallard

Top Ten Tuesdays | How To Spend Your GTA Online Stimulus Package!

Getting airborne takes a huge amount of time, money and/or glitching in GTA Online, but if you're unwilling to save up for a jet, your Stimulus Package will more than cover one of the most agile planes in the game. The Mallard is an incredibly versatile and manoeuvrable beast, and can be delivered to your nearest airstrip with a single call to Pegasus. Plus, you'll still have $250,000 change once the second half of the stimulus package arrives.

2: Save It For Future Stuff

Top Ten Tuesdays | How To Spend Your GTA Online Stimulus Package!

We're the videogame blog of the ultimate money-saving community, so it would be remiss of us to point out that you could stash your ill-gotten earnings for a rainy day. Rockstar will hopefully roll out plenty of new content for GTA Online over the coming months - much of which will be absolutely necessary to keep us interested and invested - so having plenty of assets on-hand probably isn't a bad idea.

1: Home Sweet Home (With A Great Big Garage)

Top Ten Tuesdays | How To Spend Your GTA Online Stimulus Package!

We feel that real estate is probably going to be one of - if not the - most popular stimulus pack purchase for most players. A place to chill out and stash your cars, along with a beautiful view, is definitely a tempting option.

However, since selling off real estate incurs a 50% deficit, you're probably best off treating yourself to the best possible accommodation while you can, with a garage in the 8-10 range. Home sweet home.

So, dear reader, what will you be spending your money on? Or, perhaps, have you left GTA Online for pastures new? Let us know in the comments.

Add a comment3 comments
Late  Nov. 5, 2013 at 12:39

Are people still playing this?

[/facetiousness]

An apartment with a big garage should definitely be top priority for those who don't have one.
If I play again I'll probably put the money toward an Adder (Veyron), which costs $1m if memory serves, but I'm not sure I'll be going back to the game. I've a big backlog of games, and there's the little matter of a new console in a few weeks' time...

Note that a lot of the above suggestions aren't really options unless you've been promoted to a fairly high level.
Apartments and cars (remember to insure!) are probably available to everyone, but you need to be at a high level with a lot of races etc. under your belt to unlock the decent guns, vehicle modifications, clothes, etc.

Last edited by Late, Nov. 5, 2013 at 12:44
JonLester  Nov. 5, 2013 at 12:42

A valid point, that. While I'm still hugely invested in the singleplayer side of things when I have time to play it, GTAO feels a bit thin unless you play it with a group of mischievous pals. It's clear that Rockstar lacks experience when it comes to the online side of things.

Hopefully this stimulus pack and the upcoming free DLC/content creator will hope to revitalise GTAO.

Late  Nov. 5, 2013 at 12:47

Sorry - edited while you were replying. My bad.
Post originally was just:

Are people still playing this?
[/facetiousness]
If I play again I'll probably put the money toward an Adder (Veyron), which costs $1m if memory serves, but I'm not sure I'll be going back to the game. I've a big backlog of games, and there's the little matter of a new console in a few weeks' time...

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