GTA Online Independence Day Special – Available Starting Today

Rockstar has announced the next “update” for Grand Theft Auto Online, and this one is riddled with patriotism, as the “Independence Day Special” launches today.

From Paleto Bay to the Port of Los Santos and everywhere in between, it’s time to celebrate the birthplace of freedom with The Independence Day Special (in association with Ammu-Nation) for Grand Theft Auto Online.

Players will be able to jack two new rides in GTA Online, that are truly star-spangled, with the Sovereign motorcycle and the super-sized Liberator monster truck.  In addition to the new vehicles there’s also a couple new weapons, with the latest addition to Ammu-Nation’s antiques collection, the high-powered Musket or the far more awesome and spectacular Firework Rocket Launcher.

Seven new properties have also been added to the Dynasty 8 rolls, including locations in Paleto Bay and Vinewood Hills that provide plenty of yard space to scorch the grass with your very own Fireworks show. Use up to 12 varieties with different fuse lengths to create a spectacle that would make even the most battle-hardened Republican Space Ranger shed a tear.  If amusement parks are more your thing, this latest update allows you to now ride both the Ferris Whale and the Leviathan Roller Coaster down on Pleasure Pier.

This update also features an overabundance of patriotic flare: show off your ‘Murican pride with a “Made in the U.S.A.” t-shirt, a backwoods mullet or let the eagle soar with an animal mask featuring this great nation’s most fearsome and majestic creatures.  This special seasonal content will be available to redeem in-game until Mid-July.

Finally, a major quality of life update is coming with this patch as well, the automatic update for the Independence Day Special also includes additional game tuning updates and other adjustments, including the new “On-Call Matchmaking” function. This new option allows players to accept a Job invite and continue playing in Freemode until that Job fills up, reducing time spent idle while waiting for Job to start.

Rockstar plans to release further details about the upcoming celebratory 4-day Independence Day Weekend Event tomorrow, so when we find out about it, we’ll post it here.