GTA Online Gets Target Assault Races

By Rebecca Smith, 16 days ago
As promised two weeks ago, Rockstar continues their Southern San Andreas Super Sport Series updates with the addition of a new game mode for Grand Theft Auto V, or more specifically, GTA Online. There's also a new vehicle, another list of discounts, and a new time trial and premium race.

Southern San Andreas Super Sport Series

The new mode introduces Target Assault Races. Teams of two players take to the road in a variety of weaponized vehicles, including one introduced to the game with this update. The Gunner needs to destroy targets with the mounted gun. Meanwhile, the Driver needs to pull off some impressive manoeuvres to win additional points. Positioning in the top three at the end of a lap earns bonus points, as does passing through checkpoints before your opponents, but the most points are awarded for hitting the targets. At the end of each lap, the Gunner and Driver swap places. The races take place across seven tracks designed for the mode. The mode will also offer Double GTA$ and RP for a limited period.


The new vehicle is the Vapid Caracara, a pickup truck with a rear-mounted minigun. The vehicle is available for purchase exclusively in Warstock Cache & Carry.

Vapid Caracara

The new update also brings along a series of discounts on in-game content. The following properties, vehicles, and vehicle upgrades will be reduced in price.

PROPERTIES

  • Mammoth Avenger flying base of operations - 30% off

ASSAULT VEHICLES

  • Mammoth Avenger - 30% off
  • Turreted Limo – 30% off
  • Karin Technical Aqua – 30% off (Buy It Now & Trade Price)
  • Karin Technical – 30% off (Buy It Now & Trade Price)
  • HVY Barrage – 30% off (Buy It Now & Trade Price)
  • HVY Insurgent – 30% off (Buy It Now & Trade Price)
  • Brute Armored Boxville – 30% off (Buy It Now & Trade Price)

VEHICLE UPGRADES

  • Mammoth Avenger Weapon Workshop - 30% off
  • Mammoth Avenger Styles - 30% off
  • Mammoth Avenger Vehicle Workshop - 50% off
  • Mobile Operations Center Vehicle Workshop - 50% off
  • Engines – 25% off
  • Turbo – 25% off
  • Brakes – 25% off
  • Transmission – 25% off
  • Liveries – 25% off (includes Aircraft)
  • Vehicle Armor - 25% off (includes Aircraft)
Finally for the update, there's a new Premium Race and a new Time Trial. The former is called Lift Off and is available through the Quick Job App on the in-game phone. Alternatively, you can join the race through the yellow corona at Legion Square. Players must have a Super vehicle to be able to take part. All racers earn triple RP, while the top three racers will each earn extra GTA$. The Time Trial is called Observatory and is marked on the in-game map. After entering the purple corona and beating par time, you'll get GTA$ & RP.

More racing updates have been promised for the future months, but all of the above content and discounts are available in game right now.

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Rebecca Smith
Written by Rebecca Smith
Rebecca is the Newshound Manager at TrueGaming Network. She has been contributing articles since 2010, especially those that involve intimidatingly long lists. When not writing news, she works in an independent game shop so that she can spend all day talking about games too. She'll occasionally go outside.