Grand Theft Auto V continues to focus on vehicles in its Grand Theft Auto Online mode with this week's update. The RC Bandito arrived as part of the Arena War update at the end of 2018, and now the vehicle gets its own races.
The Bandito can be purchased from Southern San Andreas Super Autos as long as players have access to an Arena and the Arena Workshop within it. Here, players can customise their vehicle with liveries and lids, modify the vertical jumping capability, and add explosives such as Kinetic and EMP mines. Not only can the vehicle be used on the city's streets, there are now eight new RC Bandito Races that are each currently awarding Double GTA$ & RP. Luckily, players can still take part in all of the following races even if they don't own their own Bandito:
These races aren't the only modes awarding Double GTA$ & RP right now; in fact, all Rockstar Stunt Races are also giving out those bonuses until February 6th, as is Running Back (Remix) this week.
- RC - All Downhill From Here: Ah, the sights of north Los Santos. The majesty of the Galileo observatory, the luxury of the Vinewood Hills, the splatter of collateral damage as hordes of tiny weapons-grade cars enter a collective death spiral just before the finish line.
- RC - Trailer Park Dash: In Sandy Shores, there are three rules: Trust your peripheral vision. Make friends with your fight or flight reflex. And if you hear something that sounds like an RC Bandito driven by a homicidal maniac, it's already too late.
- RC - Air Traffic Control: It's a frat night classic: wait till the security teams are occupied, throw your turbo-charged RC cars over the fence, and race a few laps around the main runway at LSIA. Last one across the line gets the cavity search.
- RC - Beach Please: If you want a real cross section of high-end humanity, head to Vespucci Beach. Sunbathers, bodybuilders, families, flirting couples: every single one a perfect target for a remote-control truck to the shins.
- RC – Docking Around: Who doesn't remember spending the summer vacation racing remote-control cars around LS docks? Jumping the cranes and cargo ships, knocking each other into the water, getting under the feet of the occasional smuggler. There's always time to relive the good old days.
- RC - Paleto Bae: The good citizens of Paleto have always enjoyed the simple life: heavy drinking, small arms fire, 'accidentally' kissing your cousin, and now a really tight course for RC cars.
- RC - Go for 'broke: When the guards at Bolingbroke aren't playing Hide the Human Rights Treaty, they need to blow off some steam. Turns out straight laps of the perimeter in an RC Bandito are just the ticket.
- RC - Tee'd Off: Fore! There's no hole-in-one quite like a remote-control car right between the other guy's eyes.
There will be chances to earn bonus cash throughout February too. Alan Jerome Productions, the company behind Arena War TV, has been forced to settle a class-action with the residents of Los Santos to the tune of up to GTA$1million. For every weekend you log into GTA Online druing February, you will be rewarded with GTA$250K, which will be added to your Maze Bank account a week later. Log into GTA Online across all four weekends during the month and you'll get a total of GTA$1million. During the month, there will be GTA$ and RP bonuses on different aspects of the game, such as Gunrunning Sales, Doomsday Heist Finales, and "fan-favorite" Adversary modes. More details are promised soon.
Finally, as is usual with each event, there are discounts on a range of products. This week it's Arena/Contender upgrades and High End vehicles with their relevant performance mods:
Arena and Contender Upgrades
- Arena Workshop Mechanics – 30% off
- Arena Boost Upgrades – 30% off
- Weeny Arena Issi Contender Upgrade – 30% off
- Bravado Sasquatch Contender Upgrade – 30% off
Arena and Contender Upgrades
The RC Bandito Races are available now.
- Ocelot Swinger – 30% off
- Hotring Sabre – 35% off
- Overflod Tyrant – 30% off
- Pegassi Tezeract – 30% off
- Vapid Hustler – 30% off
- Ocelot Pariah – 30% off
- Hydra – 35% off
- Buzzard – 35% off
- Hunter – 35% off
- Engines (Vehicles & Aircraft) – 30% off
- Brakes & Handling (Vehicles & Aircraft) – 30% off
- Suspension – 30% off
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