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Grand Theft Auto V

Platform(s): PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Xbox Series X
Genre: Action
Developer: Rockstar Games
Release Date: April 14, 2015

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'Grand Theft Auto Online' Adds Halloween Modes, Double Rewards, Free GTAIII Tee, Test Track Vehicles, Discounts And More

by Rainier on Oct. 21, 2021 @ 9:10 a.m. PDT

Set in the sprawling city of Los Santos and the surrounding area, Grand Theft Auto V delivers a world of unprecedented scale and detail bursting with life, from mountaintops to the depths of the ocean.

When a young street hustler, a retired bank robber and a terrifying psychopath find themselves entangled with some of the most frightening and deranged elements of the criminal underworld, the U.S. government and the entertainment industry, they must pull off a series of dangerous heists to survive in a ruthless city in which they can trust nobody, least of all each other.

Switch between the interconnected lives of Michael, Trevor and Franklin as they embark on a series of heists across Los Santos and Blaine County in the biggest, deepest and richest open world experience yet, with game world enhancements that include new wildlife, upgraded weather and damage effects, and an array of new details to discover.

Grand Theft Auto V also comes with Grand Theft Auto Online, the dynamic and ever-evolving online universe for up to 30 players, and includes all existing gameplay upgrades and content released since the launch of Grand Theft Auto Online.

Rise through the ranks to become a CEO of your own criminal empire by trading contraband or form a Motorcycle Club and rule the streets. Pull off daring co-operative Heists, enter adrenaline-fueled Stunt Races, compete in unique Adversary Modes or create your own content to play and share with the entire GTA community.

Something strange is afoot across Los Santos with reports of UFO sightings, terrifying Slasher-types, and phantom vehicles following people around. In the spirit of this spooky season, GTA Online’s Halloween Modes; Come Out to Play, Condemned, and Slasher, are back and paying out double GTA$ and RP this week.

Also, this Friday officially marks the 20th anniversary of Grand Theft Auto III’s original release. To celebrate, playing GTA Online this week will earn players the GTAIII Baseball Bat Tee.

More highlights from this week include:

  • Double GTA$ and RP on all Alien Survivals
  • Double GTA$ and RP on Business Battles, picking up Event Cargo will unlock Green Checked Round Shades and Green Glow Necklace
  • New Arcade Cabinet: Camhedz
  • Free Republican Space Ranger Livery for the Pfister Comet S2
  • Free Twilight Knife T-shirt for killing an attacking Slasher
  • LS Car Meet Prize Ride: Dinka RT3000
  • Test Track Vehicles: Annis Remus, Vulcar Warrener HKR, and the Karin Previon
  • Lucky Wheel Podium Vehicle: Peyote Gasser
  • 30% off the Casino Penthouse and all Upgrades & Modifications
  • Vehicle Discounts: 30% off the Bravado Gauntlet Hellfire and Vapid Caracara 4x4, 40% off the Albany Lurcher, Vapid Desert Raid, Annis Hellion, and Rune Zhaba
  • 50% off the Up-n-Atomizer, Widowmaker, and Unholy Hellbringer
  • Prime Gaming Discounts: 70% off the Western Company Besra and Truffade Z-Type
  • Prime Gaming Bonus: Players who connect their Social Club account with Prime Gaming will get a GTA$100K bonus for playing any time this week, along with a free LCC Sanctus motorcycle, available at Southern San Andreas Super Autos
  • Double GTA$ and RP on returning Halloween Modes: Slasher, Come Out to Play, and Condemned
  • Free GTAIII Baseball Bat Tee, commemorating the 20th anniversary of Grand Theft Auto III

Reports of Phantom Vehicles and Wild-eyed Slashers Stalking Victims

The mood in Los Santos is frightful: reports of UFO sightings over Los Santos are intensifying this week. Radio signals are scrambled, but they definitely said something about a bright light and waking up in skivvies. Be on the lookout for large rotating craft at low altitudes, accompanied by inclement weather in the surrounding sky.

Meanwhile, the LSPD is reporting a spike in calls regarding phantom cars with no drivers following folks around creepily on their commutes, while a crop of copycat killers are running amok. Watch out for psychotic Slasher-types — with seemingly superhuman strength — praying on people who are otherwise going about their business. These two new phenomena are here throughout the Halloween season in Freemode, so be safe out there.

Halloween Modes Return

Good horror is so much deeper than jump-scares and fake blood — it’s about that unsettling sense of imminent danger, a fight-or-flight response that turns your stomach. Muster up your courage and face your demons as Slasher, Come Out to Play, and Condemned return to GTA Online for a limited time, all paying out Double Rewards.

New Arcade Cabinet: Camhedz

Grab a light-gun and aim for a new high score: Arcade owners can add the new Camhedz cabinet to their Arcade this week and try their hand at a fast-paced two-player shoot-‘em-up.

2X GTA$ and RP on Alien Survivals

Conspiracy theorists love to say they told you so. In the case of the much-discussed Project 4808, the truthers are going to be rubbing our collective noses in it for the foreseeable future.

Alien Survivals let you play as an extraterrestrial, fighting for your life on Earth against a tide of NOOSE teams, FIB agents, and the Marines across seven maps. Keep them from killing what they do not understand, and you’ll leave with 2X GTA$ and RP, all week long.

Business Battle Bonuses

Capitalism is just a fancier word for competition. This week, the competition is heating up: Business Battles are firing more often, and they’re also paying out 2X GTA$ and RP.

If you manage to score some Event Cargo, you’ll unlock the Green Checked Round Shades and Green Glow Necklace as an added bonus. Dress up, that’ll let everyone on the dancefloor know that you’re peaking from a mile away.

Get the GTAIII Baseball Bat Tee This Week

In honor of this week officially marking the 20th anniversary of Grand Theft Auto III's original release, playing GTA Online will get you a free in-game tee featuring GTAIII's most iconic melee weapon, the Baseball Bat.

Free Republican Space Ranger Livery

Play this week before October 27 to receive the Republican Space Ranger Livery for the Pfister Comet S2. What better way to let everyone know that you’re an adult (with an income and a fast car) who enjoys media created for paranoid man-children? Think of it as an all-over bumper sticker.

If a Slasher attacks you on the streets this week and you manage to kill your assailant in self-defense, you’ll receive the rare Twilight Knife T-shirt, free of charge, delivered within 72 hours of login after November 1.

Car Meet Prize Ride and Challenge

Outmaneuvering the cops on your own is one thing but flooring it with sirens in your rearview and a chopper overhead while trying to find the fastest route from A to B is a completely different flavor of chaos.

LS Car Meet members who manage to place Top 4 in 8 different Pursuit Series Races will earn the keys to the Dinka RT3000, to tweak and freak as they see fit.

This Week’s Test Track Vehicles: Annis Remus, Vulcar Warrener HKR, and Karin Previon

Stop by the Test Track and see how the Annis Remus, Vulcar Warrener HKR, and Karin Previon handle in a Scramble, see how they fare against the clock in a Time Trial, or just drift around the columns for a bit, kicking up smoke.

This Week on the Lucky Wheel Podium: The Peyote Gasser

Swing by the lobby of The Diamond Casino & Resort any time over the next seven days and give the Lucky Wheel a spin. In addition to all sorts of other prizes including GTA$, this week you can walk away with the keys to a Peyote Gasser, a beefed-up muscle car from a bygone era, one that handles like an aging action star clinging to relevance with a dangerous experimental supplement program.


Move on up to a deluxe Casino Penthouse in the sky for 30% off this week — same goes for all the Upgrades and Modifications, so you can spruce it up before you invite guests over to gawk at your outrageous art collection.

To help celebrate the holiday — and the arrival of our interplanetary guests — there are also discounts on a range of vehicles, not to mention 50% off the Up-n-Atomizer, Widowmaker and Unholy Hellbringer, and more.


  • Bravado Gauntlet Hellfire – 30% off
  • Vapid Caracara 4x4 – 30% off
  • Albany Lurcher – 40% off
  • Vapid Desert Raid – 40% off
  • Annis Hellion – 40% off
  • Rune Zhaba – 40% off

Prime Gaming Bonuses and Benefits

GTA Online players who successfully connect their Rockstar Games Social Club account with Prime Gaming will get GTA$100K just for playing anytime this week, along with a free LCC Sanctus motorcycle, available at Southern San Andreas Super Autos.

Prime Gaming members can also take advantage of exclusive discounts, including 70% off the Western Company Besra and Truffade Z-Type through November 17.

To ensure access to future benefits, make sure to visit Prime Gaming and sign up.

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