GTA Online Teases Upcoming Update with Fresh Missions and Enhancements
Grand Theft Auto Online has unveiled details about its forthcoming update, scheduled to launch on June 13. The update, titled “GTA Online: San Andreas Mercenaries,” will introduce fresh content and improvements aimed at enhancing players’ experience.
Despite its age, Grand Theft Auto Online continues to receive regular updates, delivering new events, missions, and enhancements to keep players engaged. Recent major updates such as Dr Dre’s The Contract and Los Santos’ Drug Wars have introduced new money-making opportunities, unlockable upgrades, and a series of engaging missions. As Rockstar Games remains tight-lipped about Grand Theft Auto 6, GTA Online serves as a means to sustain the enthusiasm of fans for the franchise.
In the upcoming update, players will join the Los Santos Angels to combat Merryweather and other formidable adversaries. The focus of the missions will be on thwarting Merryweather’s attempts to eliminate competition in the criminal underworld. GTA Online NPC Charlie Reed will guide players through various tasks, including data hacking and explosive operations across Los Santos.
Additionally, the Mammoth Avenger aircraft will receive new upgrades, including a complete Operations Terminal and weapon enhancements. Players can now purchase and utilize the Avenger without requiring a hangar, allowing them to allocate GTA$ towards improving the aircraft instead. However, players who own or choose to acquire a hangar will gain additional benefits, enabling them to customize the Avenger directly from the hangar. The update will also introduce a Tactical SMG as a new weapon option.
The update will also address quality of life improvements, such as the ability to restore all destroyed vehicles simultaneously through insurance, easier garage differentiation, and the option to toggle sprinting instead of holding down a button. These enhancements and additions will be available across all existing GTA Online platforms on the same day, offering players an exciting experience starting June 13.
While GTA Online may exhibit signs of aging, its continuous updates have successfully kept the playerbase engaged, setting it apart from the fate of Red Dead Online. Despite its superior visuals and mechanics, Red Dead Online has already concluded its major updates, leaving fans disappointed with unrealized potential. Although the lifespan of this iteration of GTA Online remains uncertain, it is likely that Rockstar will continue to introduce new content, vehicles, and weapons until the release of GTA 6, along with its anticipated online component.