November 14th, 2013

Beach Bum Update for GTA Online Coming November 19th

Published at 12:45 AM PST

The first additional content for GTA Online - Beach Bum - will hit next Tuesday, November 19th, through the next title update (v1.06). Included in the Beach Bum pack will be two new weapons, new land and sea vehicles, more action-packed Jobs, plus a wide variety of new apparel, hairstyle and tattoo customization options.

New Jobs

  • "Grass Route II" (Race): In this sequel to the original popular Grass Route Race, go off-road in an epic heat starting on the North bank of the Zancudo River through the treacherous wetlands with a triumphant finish on the beach in North Chumash.
  • Survival on Del Perro Pier" (Survival): Skip the ferris wheel for a deadlier kind of thrill ride as you take on waves of relentless enemies at this beachfront attraction.
  • "View of Vespucci" (Parachuting): This leap sends you from 2,980 feet, down towards Vespucci Beach, weaving through palm trees to land on the basketball courts of the rec center. If you've got skills, it's possible to freefall through the first few checkpoints before even opening your chute.
  • "Paleto Beach" (Team Deathmatch): The locals complain that not a lot happens in this sleepy town, so do them a favor and wake 'em up with a barrage of gunfire exchanged between you and a rival team. This Team Deathmatch takes place right on the romantic shoreline for 4-8 players.
  • "Sundae Driving" (Bike Race): Sure to be a new fan-favorite motorbike race, menace Vespucci Beach on your two-wheel rocket, taking breakneck corners as you try and best the competition.

New Vehicles

  • BF Bifta dune buggy
  • Canis Kalahari off-road truck
  • Bravado Paradise beach camper van
  • fast, stylish Speeder speedboat (making a special return to the GTA series)

All four vehicles will be available at no in-game cost, with the land-based vehicles accessible from the website and the Speeder available via on your in-game phone (call Pegasus for delivery). These vehicles are also available in Story Mode for Michael, Trevor and Franklin to enjoy - to access them, visit your garage property and the Marina property for the vehicles and the boat respectively.

New Weapons

  • SNS Pistol
  • Broken Bottle melee weapon

Each weapon will be available gratis from any Ammu-Nation location in GTA Online and will be added straight into each of the three characters' inventory in Story Mode.

New Customization Options

You'll be able to deck out your GTA Online character with all new beach-ready customization options including stylish board shorts, neon surfer attire, wild tribal tattoos, shaggy hair for that West Coast laissez-faire vibe and more...

This is just the beginning of new content updates for GTA Online, and Rockstar is promising much more in the coming weeks, including the Content Creator, full on cooperative Heists, and GTA Online's take on Capture the Flag. Also interesting is that "info on some exciting new Story Mode updates" is also on the horizon... could that mean the first Story Mode DLC for Grand Theft Auto V isn't far away? Don't be concerned with not having much to do over the holiday season, Rockstar has us covered!