The next few hours and days are going to be huge for owners of Rockstar’s GTA 5 video game. Released back in 2013, the game has seen its fair share of steady improvements. Early on Rockstar focused on squashing bugs and adding a few extra things to the single player that revolves around Michael, Franklin and Trevor. Since then every GTA 5 update has focused on adding experiences for GTA Online, GTA 5’s multiplayer experience. The new Ill-Gotten Gains update for GTA 5 is no exception.
Rolling out today, Ill-Gotten Gains is the latest significant update to GTA Online. Rockstar plans to show off a lot of what’s in the Ill-Gotten Gains update in Twitch streams later in the week. For now, GottaBeMobile has your guide to what’s included in the Ill-Gotten Gains update for GTA 5, and why it’s important that you jump in the game to try out the new changes this weekend.
New Cars & Options
The heart of GTA used to consist of cars. You steal them, you rob the people in them and you kill some targets after getting out on them. GTA 5 is way past that at this point. GTA 5 and GTA Online have a ridiculous amount of vehicles for you to steal and purchase with the money you earn from pulling off missions. Still, there’s nothing cooler in GTA Online than admiring the scenery in one of the game’s fanciest high-end cars.
Ill-Gotten Gains for GTA 5 adds some new models for players to lust after. The Pegassi Osiris, Albany Virgo, Benefactor, Enus Windsor and Stirling GT are fast cars with tons of customization options. They’re also pretty expensive and just as customizable as other cars in the game.
If you do manage to purchase one of the new rides, remember to get insurance on it through your closest auto shop. While you’re they’re it’s not a bad idea to add some neon lights, paint color, finish effects and a new horn. Besides those options, Rockstar has added vehicle wraps to the mix so that players can throw different patterns on their vehicle, making them stand-out from basic cars even more. There are a few design body wraps, plus a very interesting camouflage option.
Each of these cars can be purchased directly from your in-game phone using the web browser. If you already own a property in GTA Online you can purchase them from the laptop inside safely.
For once, it doesn’t look like Rockstar is going all-in on new weapons. Ill-Gotten Gains adds jus a single new weapon, called the Combat PDW or Personal Defense Weapon.
The PDW itself is gold-plated. It and a few other weapons are getting engraving options so that players can add messages to the weapons if they’d like. To purchase the PDW you’ll need to head to your local Ammu-Nation store. You’ll also need enough cash to afford it.
To go along with that gold-plated Personal Defense Weapon in Ill-Gotten Gains are two very fresh, very expensive looking ways to get around.
Players can purchase either a gold-plated helicopter to hover around Los Santos in style above everyone else or a gold-plated jet to get where they’re going even faster. Like properties and cars, purchasing these new aircraft requires that you find a safe place and use your web browser to make the purchase. It’s probably a good idea to line-up some missions and earn cash before hitting the buy button on either of these.
Rockford Hills is a pretty swanky outlet and the Ill-Gotten Gains update will have GTA 5 players feeling like they finally belong amongst the rich and famous citizens in the game. Head into GTA Online’s clothing stores after the update and you’ll find a new set of accessories. These accessories include designer watches, earrings and necklaces. There’s also a new line of clothing available that lets you match the patterns available in the different new car wraps.
Any new content update to GTA 5 fixes bugs and features in GTA Online and Ill-Gotten Gains is no exception.
When it launched the PC version of GTA 5 featured a First Person Vehicle Hood Cam for players to switch to. The new camera angle used the same system that the PS4 and Xbox One versions of the game use to do camera switching, leaving many to ask why that view wasn’t available on those versions of the game. Now it is. Rockstar has redesigned the websites that players use to purchase new vehicles and add a new option for indicating when a friend is in the same GTA Online session as they are. Players can now auto call select friends for their missions instead of having to manually send invites to individual players.
You’ll want to download Ill-Gotten Gains and try it out this weekend because Rockstar has a huge online party for the game planned for this weekend. It’s doubling the amount of RP awarded in some kinds of missions and increasing the amount of money players make from all kinds of races. The event starts on June 12th and runs through June 14th.
The Ill-Gotten Gains update is going out to all versions of the game now. The Xbox One and PS4 versions may update in the background. If not, the updates can be manually triggered the moment you enter the game. The same goes for the Xbox 360 and PS3 versions of the game.