GTA Online's next heist is set on a new exotic island and can be completed solo

By Sean Carey,
Following the "El Rubio Dossier tease," Rockstar has now announced that a new heist, complete with a new island to explore, is coming to GTA Online on December 15th.

The Cayo Perico Heist is "Grand Theft Auto Online's biggest, most daring, and action-packed addition yet," according to Rockstar. The Heist takes place on the new exotic private island of Cayo Perico, and players will be tasked with stealing some "valuable evidence" as well as some fine art, gold, and as much drug money as they can carry. It's not going to be easy though; the island is well-protected by heavily armed security forces that players will either need to take out or evade. It's currently unclear if the new Cayo Perico island will be an actual map expansion that can be explored in GTA Online, or if it's only accessible by playing the heist.

Rockstar says that the Cayo Perico Heist features a brand-new approach to heist design and allows players to complete it solo or with up to three friends. Being able to complete heists solo is a big deal in GTA Online, as players who didn't have enough friends online would have to rely on random players to fill out their heist team — which doesn't always lend to the most cohesive of break-in attempts. The update includes new vehicles, weapons, new social spaces, and new radio stations with over 100 new songs. There's also a new "very large, very versatile, and very heavily armed" submarine HQ.

The Cayo Perico Heist will be available to play on December 15th. Rockstar says it will be sharing more details soon.
Sean Carey
Written by Sean Carey
Hey, I’m Sean! I joined both TrueAchievements and TrueTrophies as a staff writer in 2019. I’m a big fan of the Metal Gear Solid series and love a good narrative adventure. Most evenings you’ll find me failing to get a win in Call of Duty: Warzone.